Nicolet College is turning out a new batch of EMTs and state certified firefighters. 25 out of 26 students passed the most recent national certification for Emergency Management Technicians. 17 out of 18 passed the state's practical firefighting exam. Director of public safety and campus security Jason Goeldner says a new curriculum helped bring in the high passing rates.
September is a busy time for Alzheimer's Associations across Wisconsin and the rest of the U.S. with fundraising walks.
Area chapter spokesperson Diana Butz(butts) says nationally, nearly 600 walks take place this time of year....
"....we use these events to increase awareness and funding for Alzheimers programs and research. And right here in our chapter area we have 30 walks taking place throughout northern and northeast Wisconsin...."
State officials visited Rhinelander today to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act.
About 30 people gathered in the conference room of the public safety complex in hopes of clearing up often-hazy understandings of changes to come. One of those people was Mike Barnes, who says he and his wife purchase their own insurance.
By early next year, staff at Rhinelander schools could be getting some of their health care from a clinic in the school.
The Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic and the school district are discussing how to implement the program. Regional Director Rob Fabich says the school district is looking at ways to cut health care costs and thought having the services on campus would be one way to do that...
Northwoods residents looking to buy health insurance will have options when it comes to choosing a plan on the health marketplace. That’s according to a report from progressive advocacy group Citizen Action of Wisconsin.
Rhinelander’s Ministry St. Mary’s Hospital is hosting a gathering for cancer survivors.
It’s the sixth annual Celebration of Life. Event organizer Kim Hetland is a Manager in Radiation Oncology at Ministry’s James Beck Cancer Center. She says the evening is also a chance to honor those lost to cancer.
“We wanted it more than just a cancer survivor event. We wanted it more of a celebration – of life, that would honor not only our cancer survivors but also our patients that have passed on.”
Mothers-to-be have a chance to learn more about breastfeeding resources. The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting several educational sessions this week. Cheri Nemec is a dietician who works with the Wisconsin WIC program and the Great Lakes Intertribal Council. She says a lot of moms plan to breastfeed, but may switch to formula if they start to worry about whether they’re doing it right.