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Senator Tiffany, Representatives Felzkowski (Czaja), Swearingen, and Mursau announce joint listening sessions
State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) will be holding joint listening sessions for constituents Jan. 23, 24, and 25 with state Representatives Mary Felzkowski (Czaja) (R-Irma), Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), and Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz).
Saturday, January 21, 2017

VA offers new CPAP clinic for veterans with sleep apnea
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich. recently established a new CPAP Clinic to offer veterans who suffer with sleep apnea help in adapting to their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

new confirmands
Six confirmation students from Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rhinelander had the opportunity to lead worship services on Sunday, Jan. 15. Students students did everything from greeting and ushering to the readings. From left, Kathryn Borski, Mariah McCue, Gabby Denis, Jeremiah Bellow, Alex Fortier and Ethan Snyder.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sue Perry's life of service expands to help those suffering domestic abuse
Sue Perry has devoted her entire adult life to helping others.

For nearly 40 years she worked as a registered nurse, primarily in obstetrics, delivering or caring for an astounding 5,500 babies.

For the past decade she's helped organize annual health care mission trips to Mexico, providing care to more than 4,000 individuals, many of them orphans and those living in abject poverty.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Women's March of the Northwoods Jan. 21
A Women's March of the Northwoods will take place in Minocqua from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, to coincide with the Women's March on Washington. All who support women's rights and human rights are welcome to join, organizers said in a press release.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Explore careers in corrections Jan. 24 at Nicolet College
Anyone interested in starting a career in criminal justice is invited to attend the Careers in Corrections open house at Nicolet College from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Birchwoods Center 116.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

CoVantage Cares Foundation provides $76,000 to non-profit groups
The Board of Directors for CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced that checks totaling nearly $76,000 were recently presented to local non-profit groups that serve communities where CoVantage Credit Union has branches.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

PSB Holdings, Inc. announces Knitt retirement
PSB Holdings, Inc. has announced that president and chief executive officer Peter Knitt plans to retire in January 2018.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Nicolet College Hire Up event to focus on finding, hiring and retaining employees
Recruiting and retaining high quality employees is key for business success.

Few know that more than Ann Kerian, who has studied the current-day employment scene in the Northwoods with an eye towards the best strategies to find quality employees and then developing a work culture that retains these individuals.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ced Vig Holiday Book Fund continues into 2017
Now that the holidays are over and you may be relaxing by reading a good book, there is a way to share this good feeling. The late Cedric A. Vig, beloved school superintendent, founded the Holiday Book Fund, an annual fundraiser to help the Rhinelander District Library purchase books for the community.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Library to host book signing for 'The Group Home' Jan. 30
David Seila and Michael Skubal, authors of "The Group Home" will be discussing their book at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Rhinelander District Library.

A book signing will follow.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Reptile and amphibian program coming to library
The Rhinelander District Library's winter session of Baby Storytime is being conducted each Monday morning at 10:15 a.m. Designed for youngsters ages 6 months to 2 years of age, this 20-minute program consists of simple stories, fingerplays and music. A social/play time follows each program.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Northern Arts Council officers
The Northern Arts Council held its annual meeting Thursday, Jan. 12, and installed (from left) Tom Winquist, treasurer; Julie Bronson, president; Torrey Youngstrum, vice-president; and Sue Hucker, secretary, as officers for the coming year. The council awarded $10,600 in grants to area arts programs and also provided a $1,500 grant to Rhinelander High School for a sound system upgrade in 2016. Other council projects include the Northern National Art Competition, held in conjunction with Nicolet College, and the performance in Rhinelander by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Knights of Columbus Walk for Life Jan. 22
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Walk for Life on Sunday, Jan. 22. This event is an opportunity to show respect for all of life, organizers said in a press release. The Franciscans, Respect Life Group, and New Dawn Pregnancy Center are some of the groups that will be participating. This is an interfaith event and everyone is invited and encouraged to join, the release states.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Three Lakes Genealogical Society meets Jan. 23
The Three Lakes Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in the lower level of the Demmer Library.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Local chiropractor collects pet supplies for OCHS
Dr. Earl Roth DC of Roth Family Chiropractic helped raise nearly 500 pounds of pet supplies for Oneida County Humane Society over the holiday season.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

WPS linemen teach NCSS students about electricity
NCSS students received a tutorial in the dangers of electricity Friday when two Wisconsin Public Service linemen visited their school.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nicolet College ready to assist students affected by Globe University's loss of federal financial aid
With the U.S. Department of Education's announcement that Globe University will lose federal Title IV student financial aid funding, any Northwoods students attending Globe classes and affected by this development are encouraged to contact Nicolet College for help continuing their college education.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A saturday on snowshoes
Racers trotted across the snow-covered trails at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander Saturday as part of the annual Snowshoe Hare snowshoe race. The race was put on by RASTA (Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association) and is part of the Braveheart Series.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Anniversary benefit dinner for Frederick Place to be held Saturday, Feb. 4
To mark the sixth anniversary of the opening of the Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander, the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc. (NATH) will host a benefit dinner Saturday, Feb. 4 at The Quality Inn located at 668 West Kemp Street. The buffet dinner will be catered by the Rhinelander Café & Pub, according to a press release announcing the event.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tax forms available at the Rhinelander District Library
A limited number of Wisconsin Homestead forms and rent certificates are available at the Rhinelander District Library, in addition to other state of Wisconsin basic forms, library officials announced in a press release.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Marywood to host 'Getting to Know the Other' program
The public is invited to enter into the world of the African continent through the person of Sister Gloria Wirba at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at Holy Family Church in Woodruff. The program is being sponsored by Marywood Franciscan Spiritiality Center in Woodruff.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Prepare for wedding season at Magical Moments Bridal Expo
Planning for one of the most important days of your life - your wedding day - is exciting and quite an undertaking. There are many decisions to be made but Lund and Taylor Bridal Gallerie's annual Magical Moments Bridal Expo, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Gallerie, with a fashion show at 2 p.m., offers brides a trove of ideas and the opportunity to talk with vendors who can help them design their day.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Eye screening
Rhinelander Lions Club member Bill Haenel watches as a Nativity Of Our Lord students have their eyes screened. Rhinelander Lions Club Eye Screening Chairperson Tim Gengler reported that the Rhinelander Lions Club eye screening volunteers conducted 700 eye screenings in the Rhinelander and local church schools. School authorities were notified as to the children that had vision problems. The school nurse will notify parents of affected students as to having the eyes examined by local eye clinics.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Free guided snowshoe hike at Dugan Squash Lake Preserve
The Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) is hosting a free guided snowshoe hike at the Dugan Squash Lake Nature Preserve in Woodboro at 2 p.m. Jan. 20.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

2016 4-H Volunteers of the Year announced
Oneida County 4-H leaders John Kubisiak and Trista Alsteen were recently recognized as the organization's 2016 "Volunteers of the Year."
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bell ringing campaign falls just shy of goal
The Rhinelander Salvation Army chapter has released the final results of its 2016 bell ringing season.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Y is helping cancer survivors live well
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 14, 2017

Radon: A health hazard with a simple solution
Radon is an odorless, naturally occurring gas that is common in Wisconsin.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Newcomers group completes stockings for soldier project
Newcomers and friends of the Northwoods has completed a holiday project, sewing and decorating 30 stockings for military veterans.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

ArtStart opens gallery to local photographers
Rhinelander ArtStart will close its season with a final exhibition "Free-For-Wall: My Hometown" featuring original photos taken by local photographers. The exhibition is open to photographers of all ages and will be on display in the ArtStart Gallery Thursday, Feb. 2, through Saturday, Feb. 11.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dave Drivas and friends to perform at Nicolet
A little Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Prine and The Eagles.

Mix in some Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffet, Gordon Lightfoot, and an Elvis medley for good measure.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Grace Foursquare to host Financial Peace University
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU) is coming to Grace Foursquare Church in Rhinelander.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Local practice offers options for a variety of patients
A new private practice is offering primary care options for those who are insured, have high deductibles or are uninsured. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 12, 2017

What to do with your winter art projects
The Northwoods is filled with artists, artisans, crafters and hobbyists of all types. With the onset of winter, now will be the time projects start to pile up in closets and basements. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Peoples State Bank video receives award
The 2016 Peoples State Bank annual meeting video, Passion = Peoples, recently received an Award of Merit from the Madison chapter of Media Communications Association - International, the bank said in a press release.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

River Valley Bank announces acquisition of Integrity First Bank
River Valley Bank Corp. announced recently the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Integrity First Bank in Wausau.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Alzheimer's support groups available to assist caregivers
The Alzheimer's Association collaborates with a number of different organizations to offer monthly Alzheimer's support groups in communities across northern Wisconsin. These groups are often held at senior centers, libraries, churches community centers and other aging service providers. These monthly group meetings are always free of charge and open to all.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Brooks to address racial intolerance on MLK, Jr. Day of Service
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (NUUF) is sponsoring a presentation by Lecia Brooks from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Brooks will be speaking on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 1:30 p.m., at the Nicolet College Theater on the Rhinelander Campus.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Brrr! Jumpers brave frigid temperatures at Three Lakes polar plunge
On a day when most people would be forgiven if they chose to do nothing more than burrow under their blankets, 83 people participated in the 17th annual Northwoods Original Polar Plunge Saturday, bravely jumping into icy Spirit Lake in Three Lakes to raise money for the cancer charity Angel on My Shoulder.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017


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