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January 21, 2018

City to host retirement ceremony for police dog
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The city of Rhinelander will honor retired police dog Drago vom Heiliger Huegel Jan. 30 at City Hall.
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The city of Rhinelander will honor retired police dog Drago vom Heiliger Huegel Jan. 30 at City Hall.
The public is invited to the official retirement ceremony for Rhinelander police officer Drago vom Heiliger Huegel, the department's K-9 officer.
Saturday, January 20, 2018


Rhinelander police officers launch local political action committee
The Rhinelander Professional Police Association (RPPA) has formed a local political action committee.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Wisconsin point-in-time count set for Jan. 24 Homeless count to take place in Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas counties
On the evening of Jan. 24 into the morning hours of Jan. 25, the Northern Wisconsin Initiative to Stop Homelessness (N*WISH) Coalition will be joining homeless coalitions around the state in completing a local count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Donahue and Rojas join Ascension Rehabilitation
Two new rehabilitation associates have joined Ascenion North Region.

Gerad Donahue has joined the rehabilitation department at Ascenscion St. Mary's YMCA Clinic in Rhinelander as a physical therapist while Cara Rojas is now a member of the rehab department at Ascension Crandon Clinic and Sacred Heart Saint Mary's, according to a pair of Ascension press releases issued this week.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Five-week hospice education program begins Feb. 7
For many years, individuals who've chosen to pursue volunteering for hospice have been able to explore a wealth of information about the end-of-life in their training sessions.
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Manitowoc Minute's Charlie Berens coming to RHS Feb. 9
Comedian, host, actor and Emmy-winning journalist Charlie Berens is bringing the Manitowoc Minute to Rhinelander.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Library seeks volunteers to store books during renovation project
The Demmer Library is seeking volunteer caretakers for library books for the duration of the upcoming renovation.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Author Ed O'Casey to speak at library Jan. 29
The Rhinelander District Library will welcome Nicolet English professor Ed O'Casey Jan. 29 as part of its first Emerging Author program.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

International guitarist to showcase his tranquil soundscapes at the Nicolet College Theatre
Musician Hiroya Tsukamoto will brings his soothing, melodic acoustic guitar sound to Nicolet College Theatre audiences for a one-night only performance Friday, Jan. 19.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

YMCA to host Hot Chocolate Snow Bash
The YMCA of the Northwoods will host the family-friendly Hot Chocolate Snow Bash fundraiser Jan. 19 benefiting the Y's youth and family programs.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Free income tax help available to local seniors
Trained and certified volunteers, affiliated with the AARP Tax Aide Program, are available to provide free 2017 Federal and State Income Tax and Wisconsin Homestead Credit preparation and electronic filing.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

GFWC Woman's club supports Wild Instincts
The GFWC-Rhinelander Woman's Club recently made two new friends: Mark Naniot, director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at Wild Instincts, and his buddy Whisk, a barred owl.
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Purse swap event to benefit Tri-County Council
A Sip and Swap event to benefit the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at CT's Deli, 17 N. Brown St. Rhinelander. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Snowball Gala to benefit NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Lakes and Northern Lakes Center will host the third annual Snowball Gala at Holiday Acres Jan. 27.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

DaVita donates to Tri-County Council
DaVita Dialysis in Rhinelander recently donated $650 to the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

January is National Radon Action Month
One in 10 homes in Wisconsin have high radon levels, according to public health officials.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Northern Arts Council awards first emerging artist grant
A Rhinelander artist with a mind for the environment is the first beneficiary of the Northern Arts Council's emerging artist grant program. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Firefighters to compete in chili feed challenge
Normally, those who serve in professional and volunteer fire departments are in the business of keeping members of the public away from situations which can generate significant heat. This Saturday - in Tomahawk at least - this will temporarily change. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Big Bundle Up campaign exceeds goal
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce reports its 2017 Big Bundle Up campaign was a rousing success.
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Derby this weekend
The Country Cat World Championship Snowmobile Derby has endured 55 years of the best snowmobile racers in the world competing for the title of "World Champion." Held in Eagle River, known as the "Snowmobile Capital of the World," this event is the largest winter sports event in the Midwest.
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Girls on the Run of the Northwoods seeking coaches, in-kind donations
Girls on the Run of the Northwoods, a local non-profit that inspires girls to be kind, confident, compassionate and healthy, is looking for coaches and donations.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

sarocka sledders
Despite the recent frigid weather, Sarocka Field in Rhinelander has proven to be the place to go sledding. Several people - both kids and adults - made multiple runs down the slope Dec. 29 and seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Rhinelander High School grad to speak at annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service forum
The Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (NUUF) will host its annual speaker forum in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Nicolet College Theater in Rhinelander.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Library to offer writing-focused programming in January
The Rhinelander District Library's 2018 theme for the adult department is "60 Life Skills/Hacks Every Person Should Know How to Do" and the focus for the month of January is writing and language, library officials announced in a press release.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

YMCA helps cancer survivors LIVESTRONG
The YMCA of the Northwoods is offering the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program to help adult cancer survivors who have become de-conditioned from recent cancer treatments rebuild strength and stamina.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Health department: First Street Smarts health course at RHS a success; class to be offered during spring term
The coordinators of the Street Smarts program, a new health course designed to teach young high school students to be "street smart" as they navigate their adolescent years, say the first offering of the semester-long program was a success.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Native Breastfeeding Coalition of Wisconsin selected to participate in the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute
The Native Breastfeeding Coalition of Wisconsin was selected to participate in the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institutes Community Teams Program, a year-long leadership training program that will help develop the leadership skills necessary to ensure long-term sustainability of the coalition.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Bell ringers collect over $32,000 for Salvation Army
For nearly a month leading up to Christmas, the sound of the Salvation Army's iconic bells carried in the crisp winter air as generous people donated their time and money to the cause.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Lions serve hundreds on 30th anniversary of Christmas Not Alone program
Over 100 people enjoyed a warm meal and holiday camaraderie Dec. 25 at the annual Christmas Not Alone dinner, held this year at Nativity of Our Lord Saint Joe's site, while another 143 had meals delivered to them.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Marthaler donation
The Trout Lake Ladies Golf League recently received a $6,000 donation from Marthaler Chevrolet Buick of Minocqua. Mark Biesterfeld, general manager of Marthaler, donated $100 for each car sold during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Laser Pros supports Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
Anna Pasanen, Laser Pros International financial manager, is pictured presenting a donation to Guy Hansen, RAFP executive director.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Heading out
Tim Shore rides his snowmobile out onto Crescent Lake Thursday afternoon to do a little ice fishing.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Anniversary gala for Frederick Place set for Feb. 3
To mark the seventh anniversary of the opening of the Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander, the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc. (NATH) will host an Anniversary Gala and Dance Saturday, Feb. 3, at The Taj Mahal/Hodag Banquet Center, 1540 Pueblo Drive, Rhinelander.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Hoops for Heart
James Williams Middle School (JWMS) students just wrapped up an annual "Hoops for Heart" event that raises money for the American Heart Association. All students participated in a variety of basketball activities in their physical education classes to learn how to live heart healthy lifestyles.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

New session of the StrongBodies Program coming in 2018
The University of Wisconsin-Extension in Oneida County, in partnership with Ascension St. Mary's Hospital, is offering another 12-week session of the StrongBodies exercise program starting Jan. 15 through April 4, 2018 at Ascension St. Mary's in the lower level, conference room 1.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

January Alzheimer's disease 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, according to an Alz.org press release.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Misty Morning
With sub-zero temperatures blanketing the area over the past few days, Mother Nature has been painting the trees along the Wisconsin River in Rhinelander with frost from the mist rising from the water.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Polar Bear Plunge in Three Lakes Jan. 6 to benefit Angel on My Shoulder
The Angel on My Shoulder and WRJO Polar Bear Plunge will take place Jan. 6, 2018 on Spirit Lake in Three Lakes.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Plunge into Lake Minocqua Dec. 30 for the Chill Out event
The 11th annual Chill Out to benefit the Children's Miracle Network will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 in front of the Thirsty Whale in Minocqua, organizers said in a press release.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Warm for Winter clothing and bedding giveaway Dec. 30
Just in case Santa didn't have room in his sleigh for that warm coat or comforter, free clothing, boots and bedding will be available at the next Warm for Winter giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 30 at Friendly Village, 900 Boyce Dr. across from Co-Vantage Credit Union in Rhinelander. There will also be free toys for the kids.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Three Lakes Historical Society raising funds for new welcome center
The Three Lakes Historical Society has announced a capital campaign to fund its planned expansion into space that will be created during the Edward U. Demmer Library's current major remodeling project.
Thursday, December 28, 2017


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