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September 20, 2017

In-depth cheese tour leaves lasting impression on Nicolet grad, instructor
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Nicolet culinary arts graduate Dan Resch received first-hand experience making cheese during his recent cheese immersion tour. Here, he flips tins of curd that will eventually become Swiss Lace cheese at the Emmi Roth facility.
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Nicolet culinary arts graduate Dan Resch received first-hand experience making cheese during his recent cheese immersion tour. Here, he flips tins of curd that will eventually become Swiss Lace cheese at the Emmi Roth facility.
While there may not be an actual thing as a cheese heaven, Nicolet College culinary arts graduate Dan Resch and instructor Vicki Mendham came as close to finding it as possible during a four-day cheese tour prize package they won in a recent culinary contest.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017


'God's work. Our hands.'
Members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rhinelander spent a portion of a recent weekend helping to build a wheelchair ramp for a community member.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Three Lakes Genealogical Society open house on Sept. 23
The Three Lakes Genealogical Society will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Edward U. Demmer Library in Three Lakes.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Crawdad winners
The town of Pelican Community Club held its annual picnic Aug. 20. The winners of the famous crawdad races were, from left to right, Lily Weyker (third place), Erica Guysick (first place), and Morgan Melton (second place).
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dementia seminar Sept. 21 at Bell Tower
A one-day seminar, "Navigating through the Journey of Dementia with Amanda Bulgarelli" will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bell Tower Residence Assisted Living, 1500 O'Day Street in Merrill.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Memory Café features Wisconsin birds on Sept. 21
John Randolph, a member of the North Lakeland Discovery Center Bird Center, will present pictures of many Wisconsin birds including beautiful wood warblers and other birds that nest in the Northwoods on their way to Canada at the next Memory Café meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Peace Lutheran Church on Old 51 in Arbor Vitae.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Door County mystery author Patricia Skalka visits the Northwoods
The Rhinelander District Library has built a reputation as a creative hotspot, with regularly scheduled programming designed to expand the mind and give insights into the heads of some of the many authors, artists and scholars who live in the area, the state, and beyond. Sept. 11 was no different as author of the "Dave Cubiak Mystery Series" Patricia Skalka visited the library to speak on topics such as the writing process, what it takes to get a book published in this day and age and what emotional outlets her books provide.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

LEAN offers new grants in Vilas and Oneida counties
Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity and Nutrition) is a chronic disease prevention and management coalition dedicated to improving the health of residents in Oneida and Vilas counties through physical activity and nutrition.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Health dept. clarifies rules for sales of home-baked goods
After receiving a number of complaints regarding unlicensed home bakeries, the Oneida County Health Department is clarifying the rules governing the sale of home-baked food.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Cash Box Kings celebrate new release with performance in Rhinelander
Houserocking blues masters The Cash Box Kings, currently celebrating the release of their Alligator Records debut "Royal Mint," will perform as part of the WXPR Concert Series at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Trout Steak Revival to bring award-winning bluegrass to Nicolet
The award-winning mountain bluegrass band Trout Steak Revival will return to the Nicolet College stage for a performance Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Northern National Art Competition opening reception Sept. 16 at Nicolet College
One of the premier art exhibits in Wisconsin will open Saturday, Sept. 16, when the 30th annual Northern National Art Competition holds an opening reception at 5 p.m. in the Nicolet College Art Gallery.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

'American Pickers' to return to Wisconsin
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the team from the TV show "American Pickers" will return to Wisconsin to film episodes of the hit series throughout the region in October, according to a History Channel press release.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Apple harvests have begun!
Quite a few of the regular vendors showed up to the Hodag Farmers Market last week with fresh apples. Two vendors made their first appearance of the year at the market: New Orchard and Pine Apple Orchard.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Back to Church Sunday Sept. 17
Calvary Baptist Church, 320 Lincoln Street, in Rhinelander invites the community to attend church on National Back to Church Sunday Sept. 17.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Jewish congregation announces High Holy Days schedule
The Mt. Sinai Congregation, a Jewish congregation serving the Northwoods, has announced the schedule of events for this year's High Holy Days.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Newbold employee assisting in hurricane relief efforts
A Newbold town employee is collecting supplies to be transported to hurricane survivors in Texas and possibly Florida, the town announced in a press release.

Hurricane relief supplies will be collected at the Newbold Town Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 23
The Alzheimer's Association® is inviting Rhinelander residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

'Anytime anybody wanted anything to do with the military, Ray was there'
A fixture at Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies in Oneida County for years, and co-founder of the Military Support Group responsible for sending packages to thousands of deployed soldiers over the last 16 years, Ray Zastrow's dedication to the men and women of the U.S. military knew no bounds.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

FACT members meet with mayor
Members of the Rhinelander FACT group met with Rhinelander mayor Dick Johns recently to discuss the use of candy-flavored tobacco products among their peers.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Aspirus offering seasonal flu shots
Aspirus is holding special flu clinics at three clinic locations in northern Wisconsin.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

September Mindfulness: 'One Body One Heart'
Ministry Koller Behavioral Health, part of Ascension, offers a monthly Mindfulness program in Rhinelander that is free to anyone in the community.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Frasier family touched by community's support for daughter
CT's Deli in downtown Rhinelander was packed Friday evening as well-wishers came out in droves to support a young mother with cancer.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Free business workshop Sept. 22 at Nicolet College to offer tips to recruit, retain military veterans
Best practices for businesses to recruit and retain military veterans will be the focus of a free Hire Up event from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 22, in the Lakeside Center at Nicolet College.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Nicolet Live! 2017-18 season brings wide variety of performing arts to the Northwoods
Twenty different performances that range from comedy and drama to animated film, Congolese dance, and a number of concerts will make their way to the Nicolet College Theatre as part of the 2017-18 Nicolet Live! Performing Arts Series.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Farmers market vendors outlast the rain
Last Saturday the sky hung heavy as vendors set up for the farmers market on the first day of the unofficial end of summer weekend. The Saturday of Labor Day weekend always brings many customers into the market; it's been that way since the market began.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lake Tomahawk Lioness Harvest Festival set for Sept. 16
The annual Lake Tomahawk Lioness Harvest Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 in Lake Tomahawk.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

White Cane Days coming in late September
Members of the Rhinelander Lions Club will hold White Cane Days Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23. The yellow-vested Lions will be at Trig's Mall, Shopko and Wal-Mart, the club announced in a press release.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

St. Augustine's to hold Evensong service
St. Augustine Episcopal Church will continue its celebration of 125 years with an Evensong service on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Climate change presentation Sept. 6 at Nicolet
"When people get sick and are running a fever, they typically trust the thermometer that measures their temperature. Yet some people don't believe the thermometers that are taking the temperature of our atmosphere, our climate."

That's from Pam McVety, who will present The ABCs of Climate Change and Science: Facts You Can Count On at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Nicolet College Theatre.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Amvets donation
The Three Lakes Shootout is an annual fundraising event that brings racing boats from as far away as Florida, Texas, Canada and New York to race against a radar gun for trophies in one of the 12 classes and the two "Top Gun" trophies for fastest times down a marked course on Big Stone Lake.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

First United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor
First United Methodist Church in Rhinelander welcomed pastor Keith Wolf July 1. In a recent interview with the River News, he said he is making himself at home and hoping to give back to his new community.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Senior group to see 'Monkey Business'
Join us for a fun adventure on Thursday, Sept. 28 and 29 as we take in a hilarious production of "Monkey Business" at the Day Trippers Theatre in Bloomington, Minn.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Chronic disease workshop to be held in Eagle River
The Vilas County Commission on Aging will be offering "Living Well with Chronic Conditions," a six-week workshop, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Optimist Club members meet in Rhinelander
Optimist Club members from across the state gathered at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander Aug. 25-27 for their annual convention. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 2, 2017

'No one should do this alone': Locals start MS group
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information from within the brain and the brain and body. It is an incurable, but treatable, disease in which the cause is still unknown. (subscriber access)
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Walk to End Alzheimer's set for Sept. 23
The Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place Saturday, Sept. 23 starting at Rhinelander High School and continuing along a choice of a 3-mile or 1-mile route, rain or shine.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Rhinelander's 'other mother' celebrates 100th birthday
A Rhinelander woman, referred to by many as their 'other mother,' celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this week at Rennes Health and Rehab Center. Virginia Catlin, long-time Rhinelander resident, celebrated this special milestone Aug. 27 with more than 150 well-wishers in attendance. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fly away home
Twins Alexander (left in the hat) and Persephanie Larson release hundreds of butterflies Tuesday during the Pollinator Friendly Farming workshop at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. The twins' mother, Paula Larson, butterfly conservationist and facilitator of a conservation program called Monarch March, has been breeding, tagging and releasing butterflies for several years.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Author Patricia Skalka to discuss latest book Sept. 11
Author Patricia Skalka will discuss her newest award-winning novel, "Death in Cold Water" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 at the Rhinelander District Library, just in time for the football season.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Auditions Sept. 11, 12 for Nicolet Players' production of 'God of Carnage'
Auditions for "God of Carnage," the award-winning play highlighting the increasingly rocky confrontation between two couples, are set for Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. in the Nicolet College Theatre in Rhinelander.
Thursday, August 31, 2017


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