Several area organizations have picked up Wisconsin Public Service grant money for helping to save energy as part of the 2014 Energy Challenge.
Initially, 17 non-profit organizations were challenged with four tasks related to energy efficiency and weatherization during the two months of October and November. Fifteen organizations completed the challenge.
While no area organization made the top three, Leah Van Zile from Wisconsin Public Services says the Northwoods organizations who competed were tasked with some projects...
The final numbers are in for the 2014 Salvation Army drive in the Northwoods and a change in how people use money might be affecting the totals.
District Representative Tom Bremer says they're noticing a trend at the red kettles that people aren't carrying as much cash as before...
"....the public is changing, using debit cards more and more, so people have less and less cash, so that is something we're going to do some planning about. We'll always be out there doing this, but maybe at some point there may be some sort of credit processing machine..."
People in need of assistance often turn toward local churches, and a collaborative of churches in the Rhinelander area have been working together to assist those needing help over the last two years. The group is called ACES, or Association of Churches for Emergency Support.
Carol Miller is an ACES spokesperson. She says the idea arose after several churches noticed people in need calling all the churches in the area...
A UW Madison professor is producing a collection of archival field recordings performed by musicians from northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan more than 70 years ago. The music ranges from polkas to waltzes and fiddle tunes.
New Year’s is a time for new resolutions, and one popular resolution is to hit the gym.
Getting the first day right can make a difference says an expert.
The YMCA of the Northwoods is open on New Year’s Day, and it’s one of their largest membership drives of the year. Marketing and wellness director Chris Cook says doing that first workout right can make or break a New Year’s resolution.
State Department of Tourism officials have again called the "Big Bundle Up" campaign a success. The campaign gathers warm winter clothing at spots across Wisconsin. This is the fourth year of the collection statewide.
The collection point in Rhinelander is the Chamber of Commerce. They will be ending their collection on Friday.
At the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Center Coordinator Lauren Strand says they've had a good response...
Mother Nature has again put an end to the Eagle River Ice Castle.
The Ice Castle is constructed each year by the Eagle River Fire Department. They take 3000 blocks of ice from Silver Lake and construct the attraction in downtown Eagle River.
But Fire Chief Pat Weber says even with the recent cold weather, it doesn't look favorable to safely get the ice from Silver Lake. He says the weather has alternated between warm and cold but an inspection this week didn't result favorably...
Collections in the Antigo area by Salvation Army Bell Ringers during the holiday campaign have apparently set another fundraising record.
While some campaigns are still going on, Field Representative Tom Bremer says enough is known that some campaigns did well. He says it appears they will reach their goal of at least getting as much money in as last year. He says records were set...
".....they did set a new record down in Antigo at $85,000 for bell ringing which is real nice for them and will help the less fortunate. They're up almost $10,000 from last year..."
A number of Wisconsinites spent part of their Christmas watching the controversial film "The Interview."
It premiered on its originally-scheduled date at theaters in Beloit, Janesville, Platteville, Hartford, New London, Shawano, Sturgeon Bay, Sparta, Eagle River, and Ashland. Folks also got to watch it from home, as a separate Sony Web site sold and rented "The Interview" online. You-Tube Movies, Google Play, and Microsoft X-Box were among the sites where folks paid at least 5.99 each to rent the movie for up to 48 hours.