After evaluating many options, it looks like Minocqua will continue with a police department and it's own police chief.
Following the resignation of Chief Andrew Gee, the board explored the option of discontinuing with a police department and contracting police services with Oneida county. Town Chair Mark Hartzheim says the board decided against it...
A mentoring program is expanding its reach in this part of the Northwoods.
The Eau Claire-based Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin is expanding to cover Oneida and Vilas counties. It will also cover Taylor and Price counties. The program matches up mentors and mentees, or “bigs” and “littles” to provide role models to kids who might be having a hard time.
CEO Craig Monson says that mentor positive relationship can have real impacts.
WXPR is seeking applications from candidates for its Board of Directors. Directors are elected for three-year terms. Applications are due by February 14, 2014. The election will be held at WXPR’s Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00pm. The public is invited to attend.
Interested persons may obtain an application by calling WXPR at 715-362-6000 or emailing email@example.com
Rhinelander will soon be home to a new food pantry. Ruby’s Pantry is slated to make a large delivery of surplus and donated food once a month.
Organizer Chrissy Peterson says she originally had trouble finding the right space to house what could be thousands of pounds of food and hundreds of people. Eventually she found Grace Foursquare Church on Highway 17.
Eagle River is on the front end of a trend that’s becoming more popular across Wisconsin: winter farmers markets. The new effort could make local food available all year round, even in a cold Northwoods climate.
When Al Pittelko, executive director of the Eagle River Revitalization Program, was approached about holding a winter farmers’ market, he hesitated.
“I said how can we when we don’t have any farmers’ stuff," he said, "but they do.”
Professional and family caregivers who provide direct care services at home or in long-term care settings are invited to attend the 8th Annual Direct Caregivers Conference next month at Nicolet College.
Sandy Bishop from Nicolet College is a member of the Northern Wisconsin Long Term Care Workforce Network. She says it's a day to celebrate those who give care to others...
The economic impact of tourism in Vilas county and elsewhere was shown in a recent report.
The state reported tourism accounted for more than $10 billion in visitor spending in Wisconsin in 2012, $6 billion of that on dining, retail and recreation. Cindy Burzinski, Executive Director of Vilas County Tourism and Publicity says visitors spent a lot of money in places to stay, eat, and shop...
"....in 2012, visitor expenditures were at $195.4 million dollars, and that was a 10 percent increase over 2011...."