A youth program in Rhinelander is hosting two free gift wrapping nights. Young people who are turning to Forward Service Corporation for help finding jobs will be giving back to their community by wrapping presents for free.
Youth program coordinator Serena Adler says there are multiple benefits for the young gift wrappers.
Numbers compiled by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance show per school student spending rose just over one percent during the last school year.
A new report by the Madison-based non-profit finds per student school spending rose 1.1 percent.
WISTAX spokesperson Dale Knapp says the latest numbers reflect the legislature's move in 2012 that cut district revenue limits by more than 5 percent then increased them modestly last year. Knapp says school districts used the changes brought about in the controversial ACT 10 legislation...
Local merchants are working to have customer dollars stay locally instead of going out of town via the internet or buying in another community.
That's the thrust of a Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce promotion called "Chamber Bucks". Director Lara Reed says customers come to the Chamber to buy what amounts to a gift certificate there and then can redeem the Chamber Bucks at any participating chamber businesses...