A Rhinelander city committee is asking the Green Bay Packers to join in a ceremony this summer noting the 80th anniversary of the Packers practicing at Sarocka Field.
The Historic Preservation Commission is planning to have a ceremony at the field this August. In 1935, Packer founder and coach Curly Lambeau and the team practiced at the field for a week, staying at the Pinewood Lodge on Lake Thompson east of Rhinelander.
Dawn Rog chairs the Commission. They're drafting a letter to the Packers asking the team to be a part of the ceremony...
The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is inviting the public to look at what is termed a "one stop shop" for the April 7 election. A more complete "Voters Guide" is expected to be available by mid-March.
Called "Vote411.org", the site will have a variety of information about the candidates for town and school board races in the Northwoods..says the League's local president Yolan Mistele...
One person died in a snowmobile crash Thursday afternoon in Lake Tomahawk and a fire destroys a house.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Department reports 55 year old Douglas A. Groy of DeForest, Wisconsin died at the scene. The Sheriff's Department was called shortly after 5 p.m. when Groy's snowmobile struck a tree on Birch Road.
It only takes a step out the door before you know it's much colder than average for mid-to-late February. Cold can be a killer if you're not properly protected.
Oneida County Emergency Management spokesperson Dawn Robinson says there is one easy way to stay safe...
"....if you do not need to travel, don't during this cold, bitter time. Not only do we need to limit our amount of time that we're outdoors, along with the time outside for our pets, it's hard on our cars as well...."
Nicolet College faculty, staff, students and the public had a chance to hear from the five finalists who want to be the next President of Nicolet College. The Board of Trustees held an open forum so the finalists could talk about their credentials and viewpoints. The college has been looking for a new leader after Libby Burmaster left last summer for a job in Maryland.
Dr. Kenneth Urban has been interim president and is a finalist. He says the focus has to be on students and the Northwoods..