The state workforce development agency and Nicolet College are putting the spotlight on manufacturing apprenticeship programs in northern Wisconsin. The agency held an outreach session Friday for local manufacturers.
The program is designed for workers who are already employed by a company. During the apprenticeship the employee keeps getting paid, and spends ten percent of his or her time in school at a technical college. In Oneida County, that means Nicolet College. Ben Stahlecker from the Department of Workforce Development…says it’s a win-win situation.
One of the region’s largest gatherings around renewable energy is coming to Wisconsin this weekend, just outside Stevens Point. It’s the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair.
Ellie Jackson, events coordinator at the MREA, says she expects up to 20,000 people to descend on the small town of Custer.
“The energy fair is a community of people that come together to learn and share all aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency and sustainable living. So it’s an educational experience but also a really fun event.”
A new survey is helping opponents of a wolf hunt in Wisconsin before a vote next week in Wausau.
A poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research and the Humane Society of the United States finds by a margin of 8 to 1, state residents oppose trophy hunting and trapping of wolves. By a 9 to 1 margin they also opposed using dogs to hunt wolves.
Howard Goldman is the Minnesota Director for the Humane Society of the U.S., and is a member of the Wisconsin Wolf Stakeholders Group for three years....
Vilas County Sheriff Frank Tomlanovich died Wednesday night at his home after a short illness. A press release from Vilas county says Tomlanovich was surrounded by his family. He was 61 years old.
Sheriff Tomlanovich was employed by Vilas county for 34 years having started in the Eagle River police department. He was a patrol deputy for nearly 15 years and was promoted to Detective Sergeant in 1994, serving in that capacity for 16 years. He was elected Sheriff in 2010.
You can burn some shoe leather to help homeless pets in the area.
The Oneida County Humane Society is hosting the "Hike For Homeless Pets" this weekend.
Spokesperson Sue Otis says the fundraiser helps keep the Rhinelander shelter in business...
"...funds will be used for our adoption center. That's basically for our operations and the needs of the animals and to take care of them and basically to run the building. Any maintenance...just to keep the center going..."