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Stay engaged with Nicolet College Learning in Retirement classes
Nicolet College's Learning in Retirement (LIR) program will feature more than 30 different offerings this fall where active retirees can explore new ideas, meet new people, and stay engaged in their communities.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Riverwalk concert series celebrates 35 years
Concerts on the Riverwalk celebrated 35 years Aug. 9 with middle school music performed by the Rhinelander Area Community Band.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bank holds cookout to benefit local enforcement, emergency personnel
A hungry crowd gathered at Peoples State Bank Friday for a delicious cookout benefiting the Rhinelander fire and police departments and the Oneida County sheriff's department. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Swim lessons at the School District of Rhinelander help children feel comfortable in and around the water
According to Wikipedia, there are 428 named lakes in Oneida County, along with 701 lakes with no name. With so much water in the area, it is important that all young people learn how to be strong, confident swimmers.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

ArtStart kicks off School of the Arts Legacy Program with writers' retreat
The final School Of The Arts in Rhinelander (SOA) was hosted in 2015 by the University of Wisconsin Division of Continuing Studies, ending a 50-year tradition. Since 2015, ArtStart has been working with UW-Continuing Studies to transition SOA to an ArtStart program.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

New report shows tobacco still a deadly problem in Oneida County
A report released by the UW-Milwaukee Center for Urban Population Health provides new details on the number of Wisconsin lives taken by tobacco use - including right here in Oneida County.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

What are your teens hiding in their bedrooms?
From flasks camouflaged as soda containers to drug concealing containers and discrete pipes and stickers signifying marijuana use, many teens are hiding their drug and alcohol use in plain sight, public health officials say.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Each year during the first week of August, people around the world celebrate World Breastfeeding Week to raise awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fire department taking orders for pink shirts
While Breast Cancer Awareness Month is not until October, the Rhinelander Fire Department has already begun raising money for the cause by selling pink T-shirts to the public from now through the end of September.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rhinelander District Library giving away eclipse glasses
The Rhinelander District Library will be providing free solar eclipse glasses beginning Friday, Aug. 11.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Big Vehicles
Children explore a variety of vehicles, from military and fire trucks to tankers and more, during the Rhinelander District Library's Big Vehicle Day Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

More than veggies available at the Hodag Farmers Market
Three kinds of houses. Three different kinds of houses for three different occupants.​ I'll tell you more about them soon.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

5-year-old sells lemonade for OCHS
A local girl recently used an old-fashioned lemonade stand to make money to help pets in need. McKenzie Dix, 5, sold original and watermelon lemonade at her mother's yard sale July 28 and 29.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hymns on Sunday
The band leader, lead singer and trumpet player for Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Denver Bierman, performs hymns for a crowd July 30 at the Trig's band shell in Rhinelander. The event was hosted by Calvary Baptist Church.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Zion student wins regional DARE essay contest
A young Zion Evangelical Lutheran School student was recognized Wednesday for her writing skills. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fair rebounds from rainy start
Despite a rainy start, organizers are deeming the 2017 Oneida County Fair a huge success. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Concerts on the Riverwalk to commemorate 35 years
The 35th season of Concerts on the Riverwalk will come to an end Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the band shell near Trig's.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Alzheimer's education classes announced for August
Each month, the Alzheimer's Association offers family education programs across Wisconsin. These classes are designed to assist anyone who has questions about Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

'Redikulus' tradition continues
The weather was cool and cloudy Wednesday as downtown Rhinelander merchants brought their goods out onto the sidewalk for the annual Redikulus Dae street sale. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Rhinelander Fire Department presents big check to MDA
Members of the Rhinelander Fire Department presented representatives of the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a large check Monday representing a substantial donation, the proceeds from the department's annual Fill the Boot campaign held last month in conjunction with the Hodag Country Festival. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 5, 2017

rainy fair
The 2017 Oneida County Fair opened Thursday evening but persistent rain showers prompted officials to cancel the festivities a short time after the opening ceremony. Organizers are hoping for better weather over the weekend. Native American dancers performed as part of the opening ceremony.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

James Beck Cancer Center to hold 10th annual Celebration of Life
The James Beck Cancer Center at Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital, part of Ascension, will host its 10th Annual Celebration of Life - "Capturing Moments" on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ringing the bell!
Amanda Engstrom reacts as her 6-year-old son Teagan Terzinski rings the bell at the James Beck Cancer Center Thursday. The ringing of the bell signifies a cancer patient has completed their chemotherapy treatment.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Health officials urge parents to send children back to school fully immunized
Back-to-school season is here. It's time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. It's also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

It's fair time in Oneida County
There are certain events that people so look forward to that they literally count down the days on their calendars. Christmas and Thanksgiving are two examples but, for many, the annual county fair also makes the list.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Nicolet College to offer free entrepreneurship workshops in Eagle River, Crandon
Anyone looking to start a business or take a current venture to the next level is invited to attend Nicolet College's free Exploring Entrepreneurship workshops offered through the Nicolet Entrepreneurial Training (NET) Program.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Free ice cream and sweet corn at Calvary's Neighborhood Yard Sale
Calvary Baptist Church (320 Lincoln St. in Rhinelander) will host its eighth annual Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be free ice cream and free corn on the cob (until it is gone).
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Unpacking the fun
Workers from KM Concessions of Phillips unpack a midway ride late Tuesday afternoon in Rhinelander's Pioneer Park. The Oneida County Fair will open at 5 p.m. Thursday and continue through Sunday evening. See story on Page 2 for a preview of the fair.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Popular a cappella group Tonic Sol-fa to perform at Nicolet
The Emmy Award-winning a cappella group Tonic Sol-fa returns to Nicolet College on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The group showcased its exquisite harmonies and original arrangements in a Nicolet Live! performance last October.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Immanuel invites community to special concert
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rhinelander invites the community to a special concert set for 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at the church.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fair, farmers market to share space this weekend
Since it moved to Hodag Park, the Hodag Farmers Market has worked hand-in-hand with the Oneida County Fair. Yes, we share the park for one day. Due to the amount of space the fair needs, the market will be slightly relocated this Saturday.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Immanuel's annual Car Hop set for Aug.12
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rhinelander will host its annual car hop on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Rhinelander Woman's Club seeks new members
Local women with the spirit to volunteer in the Rhinelander community are invited to the Rhinelander GFWC Woman's Club's annual membership kick off picnic at Pioneer Park, pavilion No. 1, nearest the logging museum, Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Close Encounter
A couple out kayaking on Manson Lake near Rhinelander late Thursday afternoon got close enough to a loon to grab a few good photos with a cellphone camera.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Popular local musician Paco Fralick to perform Riverwalk concert
After his enthusiastic reception at last summer's Concert on the Riverwalk, Paco Fralick says he is happy to return to the band shell near Trig's in downtown Rhinelander on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Library planning 'Big Vehicle Day' for kids
The Rhinelander District Library will host a "Big Vehicle" program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 Wednesday, Aug. 2. Children are invited to the library parking lot to inspect a variety of vehicles. Due to this program, the library parking lot will not be available for regular patron parking until 1 p.m.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Immanuel, Trinity churches plan 'Walk for Water'
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church are joining forces for a Walk for Water on Saturday, Aug. 5.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Senior volunteers treated to Wisconsin River cruise
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Oneida County Department on Aging held their annual recognition event last month. Volunteers were treated to a cruise down the Wisconsin River to Hat Rapids aboard the Wisconsin River Cruise Line.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Acclaimed organist to perform concert to benefit NATH
Internationally acclaimed organist and composer Chelsea Chen will present a concert at 7 p.m Friday, Aug. 4, co-sponsored by the Eagle River First Congregational United Church of Christ and the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Rhinelander, to benefit the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH).
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nicolet nursing assistant evening classes coming to Tomahawk, Eagle River
Nicolet College will offer nursing assistant classes in Tomahawk and Eagle River starting with the fall semester with evening classes for individuals seeking a career in health care.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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