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'Little Log Church' in Bundy to observe 75th anniversary Dec. 28
Christmas will be extra special this year for members of Our Savior's Lutheran, "The Little Log Church" in Bundy, east of Tomahawk on County Highway D.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Supporting Ruby's Pantry
Pat McFarland and Rick Zoerb, First Weber agents representing the First Weber Foundation, recently presented a check in the amount of $400 to Ruby's Pantry volunteer coordinator Tracey Barnes and distribution coordinators Theresa Nordquist and Joel Sandberg.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Home for the Holidays event to benefit It Matters to One animal rescue
It Matters To One animal rescue will host Home for the Holidays at Schneider's Pub and Grub in Sugar Camp, Dec. 20 from noon to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Findings of restaurant focus group study released
UW Extension Faculty and Downtown Rhinelander Inc. staff have released a report detailing the findings of a recent focus group study that examined diner satisfaction with restaurants in downtown Rhinelander. The full study report is available through the UW-Extension.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

AirPro expanding into Rhinelander
The AirPro Fan and Blower Company is expanding into the city of Rhinelander. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Slumberland stores bring 'Making Homes for the Holidays' to area families
Slumberland Furniture stores across the Midwest, including the two locally-owned facilities in Minocqua and Rhinelander, will be helping families and their children have a more restful future. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WXPR hires Rondello as new station manager
After a nationwide search, WXPR Public Radio has hired longtime Northwoods resident Pete Rondello as its new station manager.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lions wrap gifts
Over 40 years ago, the Rhinelander Lions Club accepted the responsibility of providing Christmas gifts for those living outside of their homes.
Monday, December 15, 2014

Rhinelander Woman's Club sends angel greetings to people in nursing home care and assisted living
Rhinelander residents in nursing home care or in assisted living will receive a special angel this holiday season thanks to the GFWC Rhinelander Woman's Club.
Monday, December 15, 2014

Portraits of retired judges to be unveiled in January
Oneida County Circuit Court Judges Patrick O'Melia and Michael Bloom have announced a date for the public unveiling of portraits of retired Judge Robert E. Kinney and retired Judge Mark A. Mangerson.
Monday, December 15, 2014

'Christmas for the Critters' benefit draws animal lovers to Pat's Tavern
Pat's Tavern in Rhinelander was crowded Friday night with animal lovers looking to support the philanthropic efforts of Wild Instincts wildlife rehabilitation center. (Subscriber access)
Monday, December 15, 2014

Final bow
The cast of the Northwoods School of Dance production of "The Nutcracker" takes a bow following Friday evening's performance.
Monday, December 15, 2014

Comfort and joy: Special memorial service provides solace to grieving families during the holiday season
Over 20 years ago, tragedy struck Carlson Funeral Home president Bruce Carlson and his family. In less than a month's time over the holiday season, Carlson lost his father-in-law and his father. He knew his holidays would never be the same again. He also knew that what he learned from this tragic experience could help other grieving families. (Subscriber access)
Monday, December 15, 2014

How to give your family a healthy head start
Mealtime might just be the most challenging part of being a mom. Healthy kids require healthy foods. But how do you choose nutritious foods and how do you get your kids to eat them?
Friday, December 12, 2014

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month
In 2011, an estimated 262,300 children were treated in an emergency room for a toy-related injury. That's 718 kids every day. More than one third of those injured were children age four and under.
Friday, December 12, 2014

Nicolet students install new software at food pantry
Nicolet College information technology students and staff helped install the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry's new computer software Wednesday. (Subscriber access)
Friday, December 12, 2014

Salvation Army needs volunteers for weekday bell-ringing shifts
The Salvation Army has had a wonderful turnout of volunteers during this year's bell-ringing campaign - completely filling Saturday shifts - but more people are still needed for the weekday noon to 6 p.m. shift. (Subscriber access)
Friday, December 12, 2014

And the winner is...
Tina Lee, pictured here with Rhinelander Mayor Dick Johns, was named the winner of the city's Boyce Drive boat landing naming contest with her entry of Pelican Rapids Landing.
Friday, December 12, 2014

Investment group buys Woodruff business
A private equity firm has purchased Woodruff-based Allied 100, a nationwide distributor of defibrillator equipment.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Minocqua business owner receives national book award
Bob Metropulos Jr., owner and operator of Parkside Gallery in Minocqua, has received a silver medal in the national Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for his new book "What is it? Safari."
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Calvary Choir to present 'Three Gifts: Our Christmas Offering'
Calvary Baptist Church, 320 Lincoln Street in Rhinelander, invites the community to the choir cantata, "Three Gifts: Our Christmas Offering" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Following the musical presentation, there will be refreshments on the lower level.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Rhinelander High School students to read poetry during Carlson's holiday memorial program
As part of its annual holiday memorial program, Carlson Funeral Home has selected three Rhinelander High School students to share original poems they wrote for the Christmas Memories 2014 Memorial Service to be held at Carlson Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 13.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ced Vig Holiday Book Fund marks 30th anniversary
Since its inception in 1984, the Ced Vig Holiday Book Fund has raised $246,361 in gifts. Now an annual fundraiser for the Rhinelander District Library Foundation, it began in celebration of the holidays when the Friends of the Library donated a book to the library.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pets can take photos with Santa at Pawz n' Clawz
Santa doesn't just listen to the good little girls and boys, he'll lend an ear to four-legged family members as well.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Train displays return for the holidays
Holiday traditions seem to hold a special place in many people's hearts - whether its a special meal they only have this time of year or a special place they visit with friends and family.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Minocqua Dance to present 'The Nutty Nutcracker' Dec. 13
Minocqua Dance will present "The Nutty Nutcracker" a fun, family holiday performance of ballet and jazz.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cookie Walk set for Dec. 13
The public is invited to the 35th annual Cookie and Candy Walk from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13. The event is hosted by the United Methodist Women UM Church of the Pines.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Postcard...from the past
Gas stations were abundant in this photo of downtown Rhinelander from the late 1940s.
Monday, December 8, 2014

Local History Club to host special holiday celebraton in Three Lakes
The Local History Club will recreate historical holiday celebrations with a variety of activities from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes.
Monday, December 8, 2014

FISTA to offer chainsaw classes Dec. 12, 19
Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance (FISTA) is hosting a chainsaw class Dec. 12 and 19 at the Great Lakes Timber Professionals building, located at 3243 Golf Course Road in Rhinelander.
Monday, December 8, 2014

Children make holiday treasures during 4-H craft workshop
Local children made some special treasures Saturday during the Oneida County 4-H Holiday Craft Workshop held in the Curran Professional Building. (Subscriber access)
Monday, December 8, 2014

Bucketheads to host benefit for Rhinelander man battling cancer
A benefit will be held Dec. 13 for a Rhinelander man battling cancer.
Monday, December 8, 2014

Norwegian feast
The Sons of Norway group celebrated its Norwegian heritage Saturday with a Julebord at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Monday, December 8, 2014

O Christmas tree
A large group gathered at Forth Floral last week for the tabletop Christmas tree session hosted by the School District of Rhinelander Community Education Program.
Monday, December 8, 2014

Rennes Health & Rehab Center welcomes two new physical therapists
Rennes Health & Rehab is pleased to announce that physical therapists Mark Killian and Elizabeth Fjelstad have joined the therapy team.
Friday, December 5, 2014

NWTFC to host community coffee talk on holiday stress management
Are the holidays a stressful time for you? If so, you are not alone. In a recent poll conducted by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America nearly three-fourths of Americans reported feeling very anxious and/or depressed during the holiday season.
Friday, December 5, 2014

Ministry Health Care donates to Frederick Place, Tri-County Council
To honor Ministry Health Care's Mission and Values Week, Ministry Medical Group, Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital and Howard Young Medical Center associates recently made a donation to Frederick Place in Rhinelander.
Friday, December 5, 2014

Therapy dogs visit patients at Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital
Therapy dogs visited patients at Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander Thursday as part of a new program implemented in November.(Subscriber access)
Friday, December 5, 2014

St. Mark Lutheran Church to host birthday party for Jesus
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21 S. Baird Avenue, in Rhinelander will host a birthday party for Jesus from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 6.
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Park City Credit Union distributes Thanksgiving meals
More than 100 families across the communities of Merrill, Tomahawk, Rhinelander, and Minocqua were able to have a Thanksgiving meal this year thanks to Park City Credit Union.
Thursday, December 4, 2014

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