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Rhinelander Area Food Pantry To Host 6th Annual Cantastic Event

The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry and the Rouman Cinema are sponsoring their 6th annual Cantastic event, but are in need of more teams. Director Guy Hansen says there are five teams registered to compete February 27, but are looking for at least one more team. Cantastic is a competition area businesses showcase their talents by constructing sculptures made with canned foods. The creations are judged based on color, creativity and other features. Hansen says this year’s theme is “drive out...
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Rhinelander Area Food Pantry To Host 6th Annual Cantastic Event

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Rhinelander Area Food Pantry

  The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry and the Rouman Cinema are sponsoring their 6th annual Cantastic event, but are in need of more teams. Director Guy Hansen says there are five teams registered to compete February 27, but are looking for at least one more team. Cantastic is a competition area businesses showcase their talents by constructing sculptures made with canned foods. The creations are judged based on color, creativity and other features. Hansen says this year’s theme is “drive out hunger,” and all food used will be donated to the food pantry.

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A vote last month by the Vilas County Board to borrow nearly $11 million dollars to improve the Vilas County Courthouse has been canceled.

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A Northwoods county clerk is reminding voters to bring along an acceptable form of ID to next Tuesday's primary election voting places and a deadline is here to vote absentee.

Vilas County Clerk Dave Alleman says you can still do in-person absentee balloting until Friday (2/12/2016)at your local clerk's office...

"....but anybody can go in, I believe it's 5 o'clock they can go to their local municipal clerk and vote in person..."

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A Northwoods health consortium has partnered with a grocery store chain in an effort to raise awareness about eating more fruits and vegetables.

Northwoods LEAN--or Linking Education, Activity and Nutrition-- has partnered with Trig's grocery stores to feature spots where displays will show people how they can incorporate more fruits and vegetable into their diets.

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The Rhinelander Downtown Improvement Project...commonly known as Streetscape...will begin in a few weeks and the city is hosting a public meeting next week to talk about the latest developments, including the project schedule, utility work, road closures and traffic control planned during the project.

President of the Board of Downtown Rhinelander, Incorporated, Dan Kuzlik, says the project's cost is lower than predicted and could result in more things included...

Veterans Meet With Northland Pines School Official

Feb 11, 2016
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Area veterans were invited to a coffee social (Feb 11) with Northland Pines  Administrator Mike Richie along with Vilas County Veterans Service Officer Mike Biszak to share information on programs and services each can offer area veterans. “Veterans can utilize our walking track, our wellness center, and our All American Kids Club,” Richie said. “In addition, a veteran can be awarded a high school diploma if their service interrupted their high school education.”

Biszak pointed out of the 2,500 veterans in Vilas County, about 36% are receiving benefits.

Auditorium project comes in $31,000 under budget

Feb 11, 2016
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Final figures are in and the auditorium renovation project at Lakeland Union High School will come in $31,000 under budget for construction costs, according to Director of Business Finance Greg Kopp.

Miron Construction of Neenah won the contract with a low bid of $2,071,553 and completed the work last fall. The auditorium work and materials totaled $2,165,069, including numerous change orders for unexpected work, Kopp told the budget committee Wednesday.

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The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin recently disbursed more than $47,000 to projects that protect Wisconsin’s birds throughout the course of their lifecycle.

The Bird Protection Fund supports nine projects that are priorities of the state’s leading bird conservation organizations.

The Foundation's Executive Director Ruth Oppedahl says birds serve as indicators of ecological health, so tracking changes in their populations informs researchers about other changes in the environment...

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Thursday's Northland Pines boys hockey game will provide a platform to raise awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention.

The team, along with the Mental Health Interagency Coalition, a collaboration of community partners in Forest, Oneida And Vilas counties, will provide information at Northland Pines. Ministry Medical Group's Heidi Karns is a licensed clinical social worker...

".....the suicide rate is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. In adolescents ages 15-24, suicide is the second leading cause of death...."

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An idea from a Northwoods lake group will likely become law in a few days.

Tuesday, a bill authored in the Assembly by Representative Rob Swearingen would remove civil liability from property owners placing DNR-permitted structures in navigable waters and wetlands.

Swearingen says groups were interested in improving fishing habitat but were reluctant to do so, fearing liability. He was approached locallyto get into the DNR-sanctioned program called "Fish Sticks"...

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