Contacts & Links
Rhinelander Area Services

  Oneida County Landfill 7450 County K (8 miles west of Hwy 47)
  HOURS: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
                                   Saturday  8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  Advance Disposal: 715-362-4445
  McRae Country Pickup: 715-362-8831

Charter Spectrum: 866-920-1979
  Frontier Communications: 888-989-4236
  Hughes Net Satellite: 877-882-3921

Wisconsin Public Service: 800-450-7260

Frontier Communications: 53 N. Stevens St, Rhinelander  800-921-8101

CELLULAR SERVICE  Verizon: 1218 Lincoln St, Rhinelander  715-365-5270
  AT&T: 1110 Lincoln St., Rhinelander  715-203-0644
  Cellcom: 1419 Lincoln St, Rhinelander 715-365-5270

  Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital: 2251 North Shore Dr, Rhinelander 715-361-2000
  Aspirus Walk in Clinic: 1630 Chippewa Dr, Rhinelander, WI 715-361-5480
  Aspirus Pulmonary & Critical Care: 2275 North Shore Dr, Rhinelander 715-847-2480

EXERCISE  YMCA of the Northwoods: 2003 E. Winnebago St., Rhinelander  715-362-9622
  Anytime Fitness, 51 N. Brown, Rhinelander 715-362-7223
  Tone Zone Fitness: 232 S. Courtney, Rhinelander 715-420-1646

Trig's: 232 S. Courtney, Rhinelander 715-369-2993
  Aldi: 1405 Lincoln St, Rhinelander 855-955-2534
  Golden Harvest: 3215 County G, Rhinelander 715-369-5266
  Walmart: 2121 Lincoln St, Rhinelander 715-362-8550
Rhinelander Area Lake Association Contact Sheet

DNR Call Center: 1888WDNR INFO (18889367463) 7AM10PM 7 days/week

Rhinelander DNR Main Desk: (715) 3658974

Warden Jim Jung: fishing and boating concerns. (O) (715) 3658950 1800TIPWDNR (18008479367) is a 24 hour hotline for DNR violations in progress

Warden Safety Specialist: Jeff Dauterman (Antigo) (715) 6234190 ext. 3109 proposed local boating ordinances, water buoy placement permits

Oneida Sheriff Recreational Deputies: Deputy Jim Adams or Brad Fogerty
Boat, ATV, Snowmobile Patrol (715) 3615201 general dispatch of Sheriff Department

Injured Wildlife: Wild Instincts Wildlife Center (715) 4902727

Loon Research: Mike Meyer (715) 3658858 Banding of loons

Nuisance Bear, Beaver, Wolf Complaints: APHIS 18002281368 or (715) 3695221

State Owned Islands: (property manager) Phil Puestow DNR Ranger Station (715) 3652633

Fisheries Management: John Kubisiak (715) 3658919 VHS, netting, shocking, creel survey & assessment work completed on your lake

DNR Water Mgt Specialist: Wendy Henniges (715) 3658961 riprap shoreline permits, piers

Oneida County Zoning: (715) 3696130 Building permits, clearing of shoreline, setbacks from water, failing septic systems etc.

Aquatic Invasive Species:
Kevin Gauthier DNR (715) 3565211 ext 214 Tim Plude DNR (715) 3658905

Oneida County Agent Michelle Sadauskas (715) 3652750

Citizen Lake Monitoring: Sandy Wickman (Rhinelander) (715) 3658951

All things DNR:
2005 Copyright Lake Mildred Property Owners Association

Rhinelander DNR Main Desk - 715-365-8900

Warden Jim Jung: fishing & boating concerns - 715-365-8950
1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367) 24-hour hotline for DNR violations in progress.

Warden Safety Specialist Jeff Dauterman: (Antigo) 715-623-4190 ext 3109
Proposed local boating ordinances, water buoy placement permits

Oneida Sheriff Recreational Deputies: Deputy Jim Adams or Brad Fogerty:  Boat, ATV, Snowmobile Patrol:  715-361-5201 or general dispatch of sheriff Department.

Injured wildlife: Northwoods Wildlife Center  715-365-7400

Loon Research: Mike Meyer  715-365-8858

Nuisance Bear, Beaver, Wolf complaints: APHIS 1-800-228-1368
or 715-369-5221

State Owned Islands (property manager) Phil Puestow @ DNR Ranger Station 715-365-2633

Fisheries Management: John Kubisiak - 715-365-8919  (VHS, netting, shocking, creel survey and assessment work completed on Lake Mildred)

DNR Water Management Specialists:
Jim Grafelman - 715-365-8991  (grading, dredging, filling wetlands, wet boathouse permits)
Wendy Heniges - 715-365-8961

Oneida County Zoning: 715-369-6130  (building permits, clearing of shoreline, setback from water, failing septic systems, etc.)

Aquatic Invasive Species:
DNR - Lori Regni 715-365-8929
UW Extension - Laura Herman 715-365-8998
Oneida County Agent - Riley Watkins

Golf Balls and Beer

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours
in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in
front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large
and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He
then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between
the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the
jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two beers from under the table and poured
the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space
between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to
recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the
important things--- your family, your health, your friends and your
favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they
remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house
and your car.

The sand is everything else---the small stuff. "If you put the sand into
the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the
golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and
energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that
are important to you.

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Playwith your children. Spend time with your parents.
Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.
The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked". It just goes to show you
that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a
couple of beers with a friend."