The Oneida County Humane Society has too many cats. It’s running a discount on adopting adult cats to try and get some of them into homes before the holidays.
“We come in at about eight in the morning, give them their canned food treat…”
Director Bria Swartout leads me into the humane society’s cat community room, where about sixty cats of all colors and sizes share space. About thirty more are down the hall, being checked in or getting medical care. Swartout says the shelter has been over capacity since May.
Saying he's the eyes and ears in this region for the state DNR Secretary, the Northern Region Director held office hours in Tomahawk. He says they will be doing more of this type of interaction with the public.
John Gozdzialski met with the public at Tomahawk city hall. He says city of Tomahawk officials talked about what they needed in upcoming projects, but also heard from other members of the public...
As part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has given money to local pantries and a shelter.
Leah VanZile from WPS says area food pantries and homeless shelter were granted...
"....the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation to three area food pantries, the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry, the Lakeland Area Food Pantry and the Vilas Food Pantry along with a thousand dollar donation to the homeless shelter, NATH, at Frederick Place..."
A lethal tree disease has been found for the first time in near Woodruff. Oak wilt is prevalent in southern and central Wisconsin. But tests have confirmed its presence in the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest.
DNR Forest insect and disease Specialist Brian Schwingle says the finding is significant.
“It’s concerning that we found it on our largest state property, the Northern American Legion state forest, where oak is an extremely valuable tree.”
Quit smoking for a day, and see if you can stick with it.
That’s the message from the American Cancer Society for the Great American Smoke Out Thursday. On this day the organization encourages smokers nationwide to quit the habit for a single day…or use it to jump start their plans to quit permanently.
Spokeswoman Diane Hapka in Lake Tomahawk says it’s not easy.
“It is very difficult for people to quit. But it is something that we try to have people do at least for that one day.”
No decision was made, but a work team has recommended a possible referendum involving three projects deemed critical and five other projects at the Nicolet College LRC building.
The Board of Trustees assembled the team this summer after a proposal arose to use the maximum allowed borrowing authority without a referendum to remodel parts of the Learning Resources Center. When opposition to that approach surfaced, the work team met to recommend a course.
A biking and walking trail planned between Phelps and Conover is getting a financial boost. Great Headwaters Trails has gotten 90-thousand dollars to begin work on a 5 mile section between Phelps and Conover. Half of that is coming from the DNR. It’s being matched by money from state snowmobiling funds and Great Headwaters Trails.
But Great Headwaters Trails President Jeff Curry says trail construction is still not fully funded.
16 people have been arrested and three more are being sought in connection with an undercover drug investigation in Forest county.
Sheriff John Dennee reports confidential informants allegedly purchase marijuana, cocaine, and prescription meds from county residents and people not in Forest county.
Nine of the suspects are from Crandon ...Steven Polar, Laurie Olds, Kyler Williams,Mackenzi McGhesick, Candice Holmes, Alexander VanZile, Ahshoni Daniels, Tonya Malone and Jodie Burnett. Two others are from Wabeno.. John Powless and Sheenah White.