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Early union activity at Rhinelander paper mill showcases the movement that created Labor Day
Monday is Labor Day, a day that in today's society has developed into a time to mark the changing of the seasons. Children return to school, the temperature can be expected to gradually cool, fall colors begin to emerge. And of course it means football season is right around the corner. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nicolet College to offer free entrepreneurship workshops throughout September
Entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to take their enterprise to the next level are invited to attend the upcoming Pathways to Entrepreneurship class at Nicolet College.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Leadership Oneida County application period closes
Candidates for the 2014-2015 class of Leadership Oneida County have just one week left until the application deadline of Friday, Aug. 29.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stock up for canning season
Canning season is upon us. Look for beautiful sweet corn and more tomatoes this week at the Hodag Farmers' Market. There are plenty of peppers as well as many varieties of onions available for making salsa. Don't forget that zucchini freezes beautifully! There are many types of summer squash available, look for long yellow ones, and small round patty pans.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lecture series continues with presentation on food drying
The Rhinelander District Library has announced the popular Marj and Dick Peters Memorial Lecture Series will continue this year with a presentation by Minnesota author and food drying expert Mary Bell.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Local 4-H family learns about Japanese culture by hosting foreign student for a month
A local 4-H family gained valuable insight into another culture this summer when they hosted a Japanese foreign exchange student. (Subscriber access)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weekend of the spud
Labor Day weekend - the official end of the busy summer season here in the Northwoods. On Tuesday, students will return to class, youth sports will be in full swing, and lazy days of summer will fade into fond memories. Each Northwoods community has its own way of celebrating this special weekend and Rhinelander is no exception, bringing out the bunting for the second annual PotatoFest.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PotatoFest returns for second helping
Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. (DRI) and Lily's House are sponsoring the second annual PotatoFest Aug. 30 in Rhinelander.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rhinelander Reunion Jam set for Aug. 29
After the success and popularity of PotatoFest in 2013, the downtown Rhinelander event will expand this year to include another night of fun and entertainment.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wheel-A-Way saturday
Cyclists can take a 20- or 40-mile scenic ride through the Nicolet National Forest this Saturday during the 23rd annual Nicolet Wheel-a-Way.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Postcard...from the past
Built on the site of Rhinelander's first hotel, the city's first stand-alone post office was completed in 1920.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Avocados are toxic to pets
Continuing the discussion on foods that are toxic to pets, avocados are another human food (along with grapes, raisins and anything that contains the chemical xylitol) that should not be fed to pets.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Bargain hunting
Bargain hunters browse rows of merchandise up for sale at 134 Spruce Street in Rhinelander Saturday.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Bark for Life draws large crowd of canines
People and dogs walked to raise money for cancer research during the second annual Bark for Life held Saturday at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport.

Many walked in honor of those they have lost to cancer - both four- and two-legged - as well as caregivers.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Highview Parkway pillar restoration complete
The stone gates remembered so fondly by residents of Rhinelander's Highview Parkway neighborhood are now fully restored, but money is still needed for work on the walls near the pillars and for a garden the city of Rhinelander hopes to plant near the entrance of the neighborhood.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reaches Rhinelander
By now, it's likely nearly everyone with an Internet connection has seen a video of someone taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Running with style: Color Dash adds pop to recreational running
The area around Rhinelander High School had a rainbow hue Saturday morning as huge clouds of neon color descended on those participating in the first annual Color Dash.
Monday, August 25, 2014

ArtStart's new development director is impressed with organization
Melinda Childs, ArtStart's new development director, is settling in.

In an interview this week, she said she is loving the organization and Rhinelander. (Subscriber access)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cancer survivors, families come together for Celebration of Life
Rhinelander residents Denise Weibel, a breast cancer survivor, and her husband, Richard "Heavy" Weibel, a prostate cancer survivor, were the guest speakers at the seventh annual Celebration of Life event Thursday at the James Beck Cancer Center in Rhinelander.
Friday, August 22, 2014

World travelers
Students participating in the Rhinelander and Eagle River Rotary Club Youth Exchange gathered at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport Tuesday to greet two incoming foreign exchange students - one from Poland and one from Chile.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Local moms celebrate World Breastfeeding Week
Oneida County WIC hosted an event at Hodag Park in Rhinelander Aug. 4 to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Anonymous gift basket donated to new parents at HYMC
An anonymous gift basket was donated to Ministry Health Care with instructions to give to the parents of the first baby born on or after Aug. 4, at either Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) in Woodruff or Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Ministry Medical Group to host wilderness medicine seminar in Woodruff
What in the world is wilderness medicine? That question will be discussed during a Ministry Medical Group Woodruff education event titled, "What in the World is Wilderness Medicine?"
Friday, August 22, 2014

The rules of the bus
It won't be long before Rhinelander students are back on their school buses.
Friday, August 22, 2014

World War II era B-25 Mitchell medium bomber to stop at Eagle River
The 74th anniversary of the first flight of the North American B-25 "Mitchell" medium bomber was Aug. 19.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Tenor to perform at Campanile Aug. 26
Live from New York, it's ... Kirk Bangstad! Bangstad will bring his talents to the stage at Campanile Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nicole Wheel-a-Way a chance to ride through the forest
Anyone up for a bike ride? The 23rd annual Nicolet Wheel-a-Way, to be held Saturday, Aug. 30, will take riders on a long, scenic path.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lake of the Torches welcomes new assistant general manager
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has announced that Duane Chapman has been selected as the property's assistant general manager. He will assist in overseeing the daily operations of the resort property located in the heart of the Northwoods.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Enchanted Doll Club to hold meeting
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its next meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Olson Memorial Library.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

City announces yards of the month
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the city of Rhinelander and Master Gardeners of the North, has announced the August Yard of the Month winners.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Oneida County recognizes winners at 2014 AIS banquet
The Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department - AIS Program has recognized several individuals, and one lake group, for outstanding achievement this past year for their activities in protecting Oneida County's lakes and rivers from aquatic invasive species.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Get creative with your farmers' market greens
Old standbys like beets and cucumbers are favorites at the summer market while greens are usually relegated to the salad bowl and duly covered with ranch dressing. The unique and flavorful locally grown, pampered greens brought to the Hodag Farmers' Market deserve better. Have you ever tried cooking lettuce? How about roasted kale?
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Generous donation
Dr. Lee Swank of Rhinelander recently donated a five-acre, waterfront parcel of land to the Nicolet College Foundation which intends to sell the property with proceeds going to fund student scholarships.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rummage sale benefits Tri-County Council
The second annual garage sale benefiting Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault took place Saturday, Aug. 2.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bake sale and raffle to benefit Alzheimer's research
A bake sale and raffle to benefit Alzheimer's will be held Aug. 30 at Sackett's Bar in Rhinelander.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rummage sale at Trig's Riverwalk Centre to benefit Frederick Place
The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH) Frederick Place will hold a rummage sale in the former Hancock Fabric store located in the Trig's Riverwalk Centre Aug. 21-23.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The perfect storm of rummage sales this weekend
You really know you're from the Northwoods when you get excited at the prospect of finding that perfect item at a local garage sale.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music coming to Minocqua Aug. 30-31
Jerry and Tara Woolpy will host Old Town School of Folk Music instructor and performer Mark Dvorak for two days of guitar workshops, private lessons and a concert sponsored by Bats In the Boathouse Press, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31. All the events will take place at 8395 Woolpy Drive on Lake Kawaguesaga.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce announces winners of recent photo contests
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of two recent photo contests that asked fans to share their best Rhinelander-area photos.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Welcome to America
A large crowd gathered at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport Tuesday to welcome two incoming Rotary foreign exchange students.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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