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December 13, 2017

Black Friday shoppers swarm local stores
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A couple shopping early Black Friday at Menards didnít let a full shopping cart deter them from seeking out additional deals.
Jamie Taylor/river news

A couple shopping early Black Friday at Menards didnít let a full shopping cart deter them from seeking out additional deals.
Bargain hunters were up early Friday ready to scour local stores for once-a-year deals. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Library to host 'Star Wars' party for teens
The Rhinelander District Library is throwing a party to celebrate the release of the new "Star Wars" movie.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

RHS Class of 1978 sets 40th reunion date
The Rhinelander High School Class of 1978 will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday, July 28, 2018. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at The Flyin' Finn Pub and Resort, 3924 Highway 47, organizers said in a press release.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Grief support drop-in groups in the Northwoods
Ascension at Home grief support groups are adult gatherings providing added support to individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Reducing holiday stress
Family gatherings, parties, shopping, presents, decorations, greeting cards, and more ring in the holiday season. Many people look forward to the hustle and bustle, reconnecting with family and friends, and the snowy magic of the holiday season. Others, however, look to this season as a time of stress, chaos and sadness.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Food pantry donation
The town of Pelican Community Club recently donated $500 to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry. Pictured, from left to right, are Neal Bauduin, Kathy Cline, food pantry manager Jane Motowski, and Joan Harper. The club also donated $500 to Girls on the Run.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association scholarship awarded
The Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association has announced that Brandon Brown and Stephanie Rock have been selected as the co-recipients of the 2017 Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 each.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Oneida County releases results of 2017 WI Wins compliance checks
The Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) has once again conducted tobacco compliance checks and reports five local stores sold tobacco to a minor during the exercise.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Avoid the flu this season
This season, when celebrating the holidays with loved ones, the last thing you will want is to be sick with the flu.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ascension Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin announce evolution of partnership
Officials at Ascension Wisconsin (formerly Ministry Health Care) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have announced the next evolution of their clinical and academic partnership in Central Wisconsin.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Jack Bilander prints and Bare Bones paintings on display at the Nicolet Art Gallery
Polish-American printmaker/painter Jack Bilander's (1919-2008) work of visual artistry will be on display in Nicolet College's Art Gallery Dec. 1 to Dec. 22.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

YMCA Tree of Warmth supports community
The holidays should be a special time for everyone, especially children. With cold weather, many of us take for granted that we will have a warm pair of mittens to wear or a scarf to protect our face in the bitter cold.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

4-H award winners
Jane Kubisiak and Amy Engel were honored at the November 4-H Awards Banquet for their work in the Oneida County 4-H program.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Blue Christmas service to be held Dec. 21
Local clergy are coming together to host a Blue Christmas service Thursday, Dec. 21.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Northwoods School of Dance to present 'The Nutcracker'
The Northwoods School of Dance, along with The Children's Dance Theatre, will perform their interpretation of "The Nutcracker" Dec. 16 at the Rhinelander High School auditorium. Times for the two shows are 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Library to host Victorian Christmas Tea Dec. 11
The Rhinelander District Library wil host the first annual Victorian Christmas Tea Monday, Dec. 11, on the first floor from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

holiday booK drive
Megan Parsons, with sons Micah, 3, and Josiah, 1, shows off books purchased with funds from the Ced A. Vig Holiday Book Fund Drive which kicked off earlier this month. The annual campaign asks for contributions to buy hardcover books.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

School district offering Fab Lab Exploration class for community members
The public is invited to learn about the exciting tools available in the Hodag Fab Lab as part of a Fab Lab Exploration class for community members.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cassian senior dining site needs volunteers
The Cassian senior meal site is in need of a volunteer Meals on Wheels (MOWs) driver or two and a kitchen volunteer/substitute site manager.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Alzheimer's education classes announced
Each month, the Alzheimer's Association offers family education programs across Wisconsin. These classes are designed to assist anyone with questions about Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Carlson Funeral Home announces annual 'Christmas Memories' program
The holiday season is often a very difficult time for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Marshfield Clinic Health System joins Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network in fighting opioid epidemic
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has announced the Wisconsin-based Marshfield Clinic Health System has joined its growing Patient Care Network, one of the organization's key responses to the addiction crisis.
Saturday, December 2, 2017

'Taking Care of You' workshop series coming in 2018
"Taking Care of You" is a University of Missouri-Extension research-based program that offers practical strategies and experiences to help people deal with the stress in their lives.
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Compassionate Friends to host annual ceremony Dec. 10
The Northern Lights Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will hold its annual ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Holy Family Church on Hwy. J in Woodruff, followed by refreshments.
Saturday, December 2, 2017

New national Diabetes Type 2 prevention program to start at Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center
Public health officials say one out of every three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not know it.
Saturday, December 2, 2017

School nurse offers head lice awareness tutorial
Head lice are not a health hazard or a sign of poor hygiene and are not responsible for the spread of any disease, (American Academy of Pediatrics May 2015) Head lice is a nuisance, not a serious disease. The burden of unnecessary absenteeism to the students, families and communities far outweighs the risks associated with head lice.
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Whisker Wonderland to support ACS
It's that wonderful time of year with twinkling lights, good cheer and children telling Santa Claus what they hope to find under the tree on Christmas morning.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Santa coming to Rhinelander for annual parade and tree lighting
Santa Claus is coming to Rhinelander! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be attending the annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in downtown Rhinelander Saturday, Dec. 2, Rhinelander chamber officials said in a press release.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Park City tops 800 turkey dinners for Northwoods families
This Thanksgiving, Park City Credit Union gave away over 130 turkey dinners to families in need, bringing the annual tradition to over 800 turkey dinners since 2011, according to a credit union press release.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rhinelander Railroad Association to hold annual open house
The Rhinelander Railroad Association will host its annual Christmas Open House Dec. 2 and 3 at the Train Depot Museum which is part of the Pioneer Park Historical Complex.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Headwaters Christian Youth to host Christmas concert Dec. 6
Headwaters Christian Youth will host the Christmas Everyday Tour, featuring Unspoken, Ryan Stevenson and Austin French, starting at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. The concert will be held at the Rhinelander High School Auditorium, 665 Coolidge Ave.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

December Aglow program to include luncheon
The last Minocqua Aglow Program of 2017 will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

WPSF donates to shelter
The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the Oneida County Humane Society. The donation is marked for the shelter's renovation, which will begin in March.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Senior Center group to see 'The King and I'
We'll be starting off the new year with a great day trip to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Appleton to see a classic production: "The King and I."
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Skating into the season
The Rhinelander Figure Skating Club rang in the holiday season with its annual Thanksgiving weekend show, "A Holiday Celebration on Ice." 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Demmer Library construction project to begin in spring 2018
Plans for the renovation and expansion of the Demmer Library are moving forward, with construction to begin in spring 2018. The library's Design and Construction Committee (DCC), working with architects Jon Rynish and Jody Andres from Hoffman Design and Construction Inc., is meeting weekly to finalize the design details, library officials said in a press release.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Aspirus looking for volunteers in Rhinelander
Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic is looking for volunteers to help patients with advance care planning.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

UW study: Macular degeneration risk shows dramatic decline
The risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, has decreased significantly for the Baby Boom generation.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Santa to visit Rhinelander Trig's Dec. 9
The Rhinelander Salvation Army will welcome Santa Claus to the Rhinelander Trig's store in the Riverwalk Centre Saturday, Dec. 9. Santa and his elves will be in the lounge area by the fireplace to visit with children of all ages from 9 a.m. to noon, according to a Rhinelander Salvation Army press release.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nicolet nursing assistant program rated 'top tier' by state reviewer
Calling it one of the top nursing assistant training programs in Wisconsin, the academic program at Nicolet College was recently awarded another two years of certification from the Wisconsin Department of Health's Office of Caregiver Quality.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Tree of Love ceremonies to be held in Northwoods
For more than two decades, Ascension At Home - Dr. Kate Hospice has joined with the community to welcome the holidays with an evening of warm memories, fellowship and sharing at the beautiful Tree of Love ceremony.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

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