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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

Nicolet College's new Learning in Retirement classes keep retirees active, engaged
Nicolet College's Learning in Retirement program will feature another fun-filled, learning-inspired collection of offerings for Spring Semester that will include many new classes along with fresh takes on traditional favorites.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

12 Merry Cooks celebration draws 50 guests
Approximately 50 people enjoyed a warm meal Friday evening as Rhinelander's Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church opened its 12 Merry Cooks on the 12th Day of Christmas celebration to the public.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lakeland Memory Cafe: Fun, safe environment for those affected by Alzheimer's
For individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease, a new opportunity is coming to the Lakeland area which will provide a fun, safe and educational environment.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Expera Specialty Solutions contributes to Northwoods United Way
The Northwoods United Way, Inc and Expera Specialty Solutions-Rhinelander Mill have announced their continued partnership, along with a 2016 pledge donation to the United Way campaign.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Freestyle sledding
With the icy precipitation around Christmas, the hill at Sarocka Park was primed for a little freestyle sledding, as the Mueller family demonstrated Dec. 29.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Red Cross issues an emergency call for blood and platelet donations during severe winter blood shortage
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Free blood pressure checks offered monthly
High blood pressure cannot be cured, but it can be controlled in most cases. The treatment for high blood pressure must be tailored to the specific needs of the individual, as guided by their doctor. Detecting it is the first step.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

CoVantage returns a record $2.5 million in patronage to members
A record $2.5 million in patronage has been deposited into the accounts of members who borrow and save with CoVantage Credit Union, the company announced in a press release.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

RPD accepting applications for Citizen's Police Academy
The city of Rhinelander has announced it will hold its 10th Citizen's Police Academy from March 2 through April 27. The participants will meet one night per week, usually on Thursday evenings, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Saint Augustine's to host '12 Merry Cooks' event Jan. 6 to benefit The Table
Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church in Rhinelander is opening its 12 Merry Cooks on the 12th Day of Christmas event to the public this year. (subscriber access)
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Throw the ball
Marley, a German shorthaired pointer, waits with anticipation for his owner, Nick Allen, to throw the ball at Sarocka Park on Dec. 29.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

4-H sponsoring 'Learn to ski' day at Camp 10
The third annual "Learn to Ski" day, sponsored by the 4-H program, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Camp 10 just south of Rhinelander.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

TLHS Drama Club to present 'Oliver Twist' Jan. 27-29
The Three Lakes High School Drama Club is set to perform "Oliver Twist" from the novel by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joellen Bland, later this month.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Cross-country skiing in the Northwoods
Wisconsin's Northwoods hold a few advantages when it comes to cross-country skiing.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Library offers programs for young children
The Rhinelander District Library's winter session of Baby Storytime is being held 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 5, 2017

WXPR to host 'The Voice' finalist Joshua Davis Saturday, Jan. 14
WXPR public radio 91.7FM will host singer and songwriter Joshua Davis in concert at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 in the newly remodeled Nicolet College Theater in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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