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Rhinelander airport gets nearly $700,000


RHINELANDER (WAOW) – Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport has received nearly $700,000 to buy a new rescue and firefighting vehicle plus other equipment, the state Department of Transportation said Friday.

Most of the money - $617,000 – will come from the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency said. Rhinelander and Oneida County are furnishing $34,500, with a matching amount from the state.

The project also includes money for engineering services to recommend improvements for the airport's storm drainage system, the DOT said.

The new 1,500-gallon firefighting vehicle will replace a 1992 model, said Gayle Stearn, a DOT airport development engineer.

Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport is classified as a commercial service airport, with regularly scheduled airline service and a full range of general aviation activity.

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