Rising Healthcare Costs: The Hidden Retirement Danger

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A local financial adviser says don’t wait to educate yourself about healthcare costs until it threatens your retirement dreams

As part of The School District of Rhinelander Community Education Program, Dave Schmitz of Northland Financial in Rhinelander will talk about how healthcare works in retirement, the cost of healthcare and its coverage options later this month. He says highlights key topics:

CWD is Focus of Next Science on Tap

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Chronic Wasting Disease will be the focus of the next “Science on Tap” at the Minocqua Brewing Company next month.

Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison, Mike Samuel, has been working with the DNR for nearly 15 years researching CWD, and will talk about findings from their work. Among the topics he will address is how to manage the spread of the disease….

Habits

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There’s an old saying that our natures are all alike; it’s our habits that distinguish us.

Today in our new monthly feature called BrainWaves, Thursday Midday Classics host Molly Rose Teuke takes us on a guided tour through habits — what are they, how do they work, and why should we care?

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A meeting is set for Saturday in Mercer to discuss the possibility of putting solar panels on the Mercer Library as a demonstration to see how a system works for the community.

Wendy Thiede says the Friends of the Mercer Library have been discussing the idea of installing a demonstration system on the roof of the library. She said they got prices for a project, then paused, hoping to get more information.

They decided to bring in an expert to help...

Wisconsin DNR

An open house is planned for Woodruff Wednesday afternoon to give the public a second chance to comment on a plan to open more state forests to logging.

The DNR is proposing a variance to the master plans for the northern forests, including the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest that will classify 75 percent of the state's northern forests as forest production areas.

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Congressman Sean Duffy held a town hall meeting this afternoon in Minocqua. Among the topics...

Duffy says the Trump administration would like to change the tax code, and in so doing, make it less profitable for American companies to bring products back into the country after being manufactured overseas...

Duffy took several questions about the stability of Social Security and Medicare. He was asked whether raising the top end level of Social Security contributions would help stabilize the system...

Eagle River Looks At Homes With Lead Water Pipes

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Lead water lines delivering water to homes came to public forefront with the situation in Flint, Michigan, and municipalities took notice, including Eagle River.

The city has identified 45 residences that still have lead water lines according to Light and Water Director  Pat Weber in a report to the city council this week.. Most of these are from Railroad Street east to Silver Lake Drive and Tamarack to Sheriden; there are no issues on the cities north and west sides.

Oneida County Sheriff's Department

One person will likely be charged in connection with the removal of 39 dogs from a Sugar Camp animal rescue facility last week.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports Stephanie Schneider was arrested Thursday. The Sheriff's Department reports charges that will be recommended include allegedly failing to provide food or water, mistreating animals, and obstructing law enforcement.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports removing the dogs from the "It Matters To One" Animal Rescue.

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Next we hear from Sheila Weix, Director of Substance Abuse Services for Marshfield Clinic and Family Health Center. A recent report found methamphetamine use has risen by more than 200 percent and is now on par with another Wisconsin drug problem: opioid use.

Weix was invited by Attorney General Brad Schimel to be on a panel presenting information about methamphetamine use to legislators.

Ken Krall talks with Weix about what they're seeing with this addictive drug...

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The increasing possibility of having Hepatitis C among Baby Boomers is a reality being addressed by the Veteran's Administration.

Hepatitis C is a virus that can lead to liver failure. It's transmitted through blood.

Christina Paris is a VA nurse working at the clinic based in Rhinelander....

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Habits

There’s an old saying that our natures are all alike; it’s our habits that distinguish us. Today in our new monthly feature called BrainWaves, Thursday Midday Classics host Molly Rose Teuke takes us on a guided tour through habits — what are they, how do they work, and why should we care? Molly Rose Teuke isn’t a neuroscientist, but she plays one in her dreams — and she is a certified brain-based coach and trainer helping people master the art and science of personal change. You can find out...

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