Sustainability Fair
3:19 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Forest Co. Potawatomi Tribe Highlights Alternative Energy

The biodigester in Milwaukee
Credit Forest Co. Potawatomi Community

The Sustainability Fair is held each year on Earth Day in Rhinelander. The fair is designed to showcase Northwoods organizations working toward a sustainable environment.

One of the displays Tuesday at ArtStart in downtown Rhinelander featured the Forest County Potawatomi Community. Their Sustainability Coordinator, Tansey Smith, says Earth Day and sustainability are everyday...


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Takes job in Mississippi
3:09 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Hughes To Leave Rhinelander Library

Credit Natalie Jablonski



The Rhinelander District Library will be looking for a new director.

Ed Hughes says he will be leaving Rhinelander to take a job in Hernando, Mississippi...

"....the library is called First Regional Library. It's a big, 5-county library system..."

Hughes says he enjoyed his time in Rhinelander, but health considerations for his spouse led him to look at a warmer climate.

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Earth Day money totals $3.7 million
11:39 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Rhinelander One Of 49 Communities Given Designation

Mayor Dick Johns(L) receiving Earth Day designation from state USDA Director Stan Gruszynski(R) in the city council chambers.
Credit WXPR

Rhinelander was selected as one of 49 communities across the U.S. as a national Earth Day recepient by the Department of Agriculture. As part of the designation, the city received a total of $3.7 million in grant and lower-interest loans to upgrade sewer and storm water systems.

USDA Rural Development State Director Stan Gruszynski presented Mayor Dick Johns with an award recognizing the city's initiative toward improving water quality...

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Lessons for Life and Writing
4:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Poets on Poetry: Revision

Credit Jeff Eaton

April is National Poetry Month.  As part of our month-long series Poets on Poetry, Nicolet College Instructor Jeff Eaton reflects on the value of revision.

Writing “the best words in their best order,” according to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, defines poetry. Easily said, but not so easily achieved. Invention, the calling up of images, at some point must give over to revision – the “seeing again” that becomes the core work of composing poetry.

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National wide event
5:30 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Take Back Saturday Removes Meds From Wrong Hands


The eighth annual Take Back Initiative is this coming Saturday at locations around the Northwoods. The event is sponsored by the DEA and locally, members of law enforcement will be accepting unused drugs of most types during the collection times.

Detective Terri Hook from the Oneida County Sheriff's Department says the goal is to get unused medicines away from the potential of misuse...


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City of Rhinelander, Downtown Rhinelander, Inc.
5:23 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Key Meeting April 30 For The Look Of Rhinelander's Downtown


The public is invited to a meeting next week which could determine the look of downtown Rhinelander for generations to come.

Downtown Rhinelander, Incorporated and the city of Rhinelander are planning to renovate the downtown streets in 2016 and 2017. The city is expected to receive a grant this week to help fund the underground upgrade of Brown and other streets. Downtown Rhinelander is working with a firm to design a new downtown look called a Streetscape.

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DNR still has final decision
5:16 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

New Law Allows Use Of State Trails Anytime

Credit Dave

One of the many bills signed recently by Governor Scott Walker allows people to be out later on state funded trails. State trails are posted under the same hours as state parks.

One of the bill's authors...State Representative Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander...says he was approached by Democrat Eric Genrich from Green Bay. Genrich was looking for support and Republican Swearingen said it was a good idea. Genrich says people in the Fox Valley use the trails to commute to and from work, and Swearingen says trail use flexibility would also work in the Northwoods...

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Key meeting Wednesday in Mole Lake
5:10 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Possible Highway 55 Designation As Scenic Byway

A stretch of Highway 55

State Highway 55 could become the state's fifth Scenic Byway corridor. A meeting Wednesday, April 23,  in Mole Lake will enable the public to see what is in the works.

The program is administered by the Department of Transportation. Highways with historic and scenic corridors are considered. If adopted, the stretch of Highway 55 north from Menominee county through Forest county to the Michigan line would be known as the the Wolf River-Nicolet Scenic Byway.

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Additional business possible
4:53 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Broadband Brings Fab Lab, Second Home Business

Credit Geralt-Pixabay

The Executive Director of Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation says the advent of faster Internet service will make a potentially-game changing effort possible.

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More records fall this weekend
4:39 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

2013-14 Sets Several Winter Records


You can tell your friends and family

you have lived through what will be the most notable winter in Northwoods history.

WJFW NBC-12 Meteorologist Matt Brooks tells us all the records that have been established....

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