The enrollment period has opened again for medical students to get tuition money from Ministry Health Care.
The Medical Student Loan Repayment program enables students to get up to $200,000 wile they're enrolled in a medical education program. In turn, Ministry asks the student to commit to at least five years practicing at one of the groups' medical facilities.
Medical education program manager Brant Bergeron says this program helps bring in doctors to rural areas, where he says it's difficult to find enough doctors...
A new community center in Boulder Junction opened its doors today. For supporters of the project, it was a long time coming.
It was standing room only at the ribbon cutting as more than 200 people packed the new community center. But five years ago it wasn’t clear if the center would ever be built. Voters rejected an earlier proposal for a more expensive building. With the final price tag coming in under budget at around $2.1 million, Town Chair Charlie Spencer says the investment will pay off.
The Rhinelander area was well represented among 15 northeastern Wisconsin non-profit groups getting energy-efficiency money from Wisconsin Public Service.
WPS's Energy Challenge asked non-profits to work toward energy efficiency and weatherization.
ArtStart Inc., of Rhinelander placed third overall, garnering a top $1,500 check. Others getting $1,000 awards are the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry, Northwoods Community Elementary School, and the Rhinelander Basketball Association.
Recycling may be getting easier, for some in the Northwoods. Eagle River Waste and Recycling has completed a new sorting facility, that separates different kinds of recyclable materials.
Jenni Raats is the company’s account manager. She says customers in Eagle River…won’t have to sort their recyclables any longer.
“We’ve made recycling so much easier for all our customers. You can take all materials, glass, plastic, tin, aluminum, paper, cardboard – even small kitchen appliances, toasters and things like that. Put them all loosely in one container.”
A job training program is looking to help women and minorities join the construction trade.
The Transportation Alliance for New Solutions- or TRANS program - starts later this month. Coordinator Kim Kircher says the 120-hour course will cover everything from math skills to hands-on use of tools.
“We try to prepare them for a trade in the construction field. They have speakers come in – we have contractors come in, they have mock interviews, they do a resume.”
While revelers go out to ring in the new year, a program is there year round to make sure patrons get home safely.
Aaron Schultz is the vice-president of the Oneida County Tavern League and coordinates the Safe Ride Home Program...
"....it is no cost to the patron and it is funded by the Oneida County Tavern League through our fundraising efforts and money from the state....if your establishment is a member of the Oneida County Tavern League, you're able to offer this service to your customers...."