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December 17, 2017

Capturing the Packers
Photos by kayla breese/River News

Packers fans will no doubt recognize many of the iconic images currently on display at ArtStart’s Capturing the Packers exhibit which spans the Biever family’s 75 years of official photography for the Green and Gold. The exhibition will be available to the public until Jan. 20, 2018. A number of the photos will be auctioned off Jan. 27.
Photos by kayla breese/River News

Packers fans will no doubt recognize many of the iconic images currently on display at ArtStart’s Capturing the Packers exhibit which spans the Biever family’s 75 years of official photography for the Green and Gold. The exhibition will be available to the public until Jan. 20, 2018. A number of the photos will be auctioned off Jan. 27.
Local Green Bay Packers fans can visit the ArtStart gallery in Rhinelander for a look at a photography exhibit featuring some of the best moments in the club's storied history. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 15, 2017


Aging gracefully - optimal health in our golden years
It is undeniable - we would have better luck finding a unicorn in a four-leaf clover patch than to come across a cure for aging. There seems to be no "magic potion" that will stop the passage of time and its effect on the body. Clues that reveal physical decline are not hard to miss.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Local kayak group featured on Wisconsin Life
The Lady Yakkers is an energetic group of women who find a new area to kayak every Thursday from mid-May to mid-October. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 15, 2017

Cookie and candy chooser
Ten-year-old Josie Greasby points out another tasty choice to her mother Mandy from the large assortment of fancy cookies and holiday candies during the Friends of the Boulder Junction Public Library "Cookie Walk" on Friday, Nov. 24, inside the lobby of the Acorn Lodge in Boulder Junction.
Friday, December 15, 2017

MJ1 Makes Mosaics
Fifth graders from Creative Minds gather around a mosaic art piece with Carrie O'Malley, back, a mosaic mural artist from Milwaukee, and Art teacher Kelly Christianson.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Baby doll
Wearing her Santa dress, three-year-old Emilia Johnson tells Santa about the baby doll she wants for Christmas during the Sayner/Star Lake Lions and Lioness sponsored "Santa Comes to Sayner" event on Friday, Dec. 8, at the Sayner Community Building.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Singing in the rain
Prepared for the cold rain, Julie Eschenbauch and her three-year-old daughter Wren sing Christmas carols during the lighting of the town tree on Friday, Nov. 24, at Veterans Memorial Triangle in Boulder Junction.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Marshfield Clinic contributes to Northwoods United Way
The physicians and staff in Marshfield Clinic's Northern region held their annual fundraising effort in October generating just over $11,000 in contributions to the Northwoods United Way. This total included a $5,000 donation from Marshfield Clinic administration.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Reducing holiday stress
Family gatherings, parties, shopping, presents, decorations, greeting cards, and more ring in the holiday season. Many people look forward to the hustle and bustle, reconnecting with family and friends, and the snowy magic of the holiday season. Others, however, look to this season as a time of stress, chaos, and sadness.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Alzheimer's education classes announced for December
Each month, the Alzheimer's Association offers family education programs across Wisconsin. These classes are designed to assist anyone with questions about Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

rollover in ldf
There were no injuries late afternoon on Dec. 5 in a one vehicle rollover in the town of Lac du Flambeau. According to the accident report, Brian Poupart of Lac du Flambeau was northbound on County Highway D in a 2003 GMC Yukon.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mercer Live After 5 event at MECCA Warming Cabin
A Live After 5 event hosted by the MECCA Ski Club in partnership with Mercer Fire and Rescue will take place at the MECCA warming cabin on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The Warming Cabin is at the MECCA Cross Country Ski Trail.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Call the Ho Ho Ho Hotline and talk with Santa's helpers
Santa is busy getting ready for Christmas, but his helpers are waiting to talk to you to hear your special requests.
Friday, December 8, 2017

It's flu season - Are you ready?
I think most of us can remember the swine flu scare of 2009. Many of us were on alert level, "DEFCON one" so to speak, as this new strain of influenza was setting up to be a worldwide pandemic of epic proportions.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Knitting where it's needed
In an attempt to find an activity to engage more One Penny Place residents, resident care assistant Linda Henningsen unknowingly created a knitting group that would positively affect many members of the Lakeland area community. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 8, 2017

Guardians of the Children provide comfort to abused children
Children facing abuse of any kind often feel unheard and frightened, especially when they are made to enter the same courtroom as their abuser. This is where Guardians of the Children step in. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 8, 2017

Friends First Fun and Games Night on Dec. 12
Friends First Fun and Games Night for the challenged individuals of the area will meet at Holy Family Church, 8950 County Hwy J, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Wilderness Pedalers, Inc. to launch bike trail project
The Wilderness Pedalers, a non-profit bike group in Presque Isle and Winchester, are working to connect their communities to the Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Nicolet College Foundation awards record number of spring semester scholarships
A record 123 new scholarships were awarded to students to attend Nicolet College second semester, according to the executive director of the Nicolet College Foundation.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Don Schulpius to be honored in St. Germain
The Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club will honor its first ever club president, Don Schulpius of St. Germain, at a dinner reception set for Dec. 12 at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Snowmobile safety class set for December
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a Wisconsin DNR certified snowmobile safety course in conjunction with the New-Tom Sno Fleas Snowmobile Club, Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17.
Friday, December 8, 2017

dancing around
Recently John and Susan Crumrine of the Woodruff/Minocqua Square Dance Club attended a "Whistle Stop" dance in Marshfield to promote the 2018 Wisconsin State Square and Round Dance Convention.
Friday, December 8, 2017

'Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire'
Keeping warm and roasting chestnuts over an open fire are, from left, Nathan Ochocinski, Marea Holmquist, Sammy Tingley and Joanne Kumpula during the "Christmas in Minocqua" festivities on Saturday, Nov. 25, in downtown Minocqua. Sales of the warm roasted chestnuts benefit the BSA Venture Crew troop 564.
Friday, December 8, 2017

mercer leos support cancer fund
The Mercer Leo Club, sponsored by the Mercer Lions Club, presented a check to the Marshfield Clinic Cancer Fund on Thursday, Nov. 6.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Wrappers
Six-year-old Tessa Shortreed and one of Santa's elves Paula Pomainville collaborate on wrapping Christmas gifts inside the Kids Shopping House during Christmas Kids Day on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Boulder Junction Community Center.
Friday, December 8, 2017

deca week
Lakeland Union High School DECA celebrated its 30th DECA Week Nov. 5-11. DECA exhibited school-wide leadership and held festive activities in the classroom, as well as a coin collection contest for the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Cookie and Candy Walk on Dec. 9
The United Methodist Women of United Methodist Church of the Pines will be holding its annual Cookie Walk from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 9.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Santa's Village model train display open for viewing
Santa's Village, complete with the train display set up by the Northwoods Model Railroad Club, will once again be open throughout the holiday season, in the old railroad station complex adjacent to Veterans Park on the Island in Minocqua.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Marshfield Clinic supports Arbor Vitae Bicycle Trail Foundation
Marshfield Clinic recently contributed $2500 to the Arbor Vitae Bicycle Trail Foundation, a non-profit corporation. Their mission is to develop bicycle trails linking Arbor Vitae to other communities and trail systems in Vilas County.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Boulder Junction Christmas Scholarship applications due Dec. 8
All students enrolled in a technical or college program and continue as a resident of Boulder Junction are eligible to apply for the Boulder Junction Christmas Scholarship.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Handmade holiday classes at The Warehouse Art Center
The Warehouse Art Center in Eagle River continues its Handmade Holiday classes.

From 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, join The Warehouse staff in a Make It/Take It class.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Fiber Fridays at LOLA
Every Friday through March from 10 a.m. to noon is Fiber Friday at Land O' Lakes Arts. During this time, the LOLA art room will be available for use as a fiber arts work space
Friday, December 8, 2017

Award-winning soprano Desiree Wattelet and Friends to ring in the holidays at Nicolet Theatre
Wisconsin native and accomplished operatic and concert talent Desiree Wattelet will bring her unique musical style to the Nicolet College Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Home for the Holidays: Desiree Wattelet and Friends concert features the young soprano along with a talented ensemble of classical, folk and jazz musicians, according to a Nicolet press release.
Friday, December 8, 2017

luhs band students join uwec honors band
On Nov. 4, four Lakeland Union High School band students were selected to participate in the UW-Eau Claire honors band at UW-Eau Claire. These students went to UWEC for the day and worked with excellent conductors and performed a concert that evening. The selected students were, from left, Noah Flann, Hailee Coy, Kari Mrotek, and Zach Kane.
Friday, December 8, 2017

4-H Award Winners
Jane Kubisiak and Amy Engel were recently honored at the November 4-H Awards Banquet for their work in the Oneida County 4-H program.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Vilas County lowered the number of illegal tobacco sales in 2017
The Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) once again completed tobacco compliance checks through the WI Wins program this past summer. The purpose of WI Wins program is to check any retailer that has a tobacco license in Vilas County to make sure tobacco products are not being sold to youth under the age of 18.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Oneida County releases results of 2017 WI Wins compliance checks
This year the Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) once again conducted tobacco compliance checks. Any store that has a tobacco license may be checked. A total of 45 random checks were completed in Oneida County.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Good girl
Eight-year-old Mya Anderson tells Santa Claus she's been a good girl during her visit with the jolly elf on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Gaslight Square in Minocqua.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Nicolet's nursing assistant program rated 'top tier' by state reviewer
Calling it one of the top nursing assistant training programs in Wisconsin, the academic program at Nicolet College was recently awarded another two years of certification from the Wisconsin Department of Health's Office of Caregiver Quality.
Friday, December 8, 2017

New national Diabetes Type 2 Prevention Program to start at Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center
One out of every three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not know it. Those 45 years or older, are overweight, are physically active fewer than three times per week and have a family history of type 2 diabetes may have prediabetes and be at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

heavy equipment operator program sees 12 grads
Graduates, instructors, and staff involved with Nicolet's Basic Heavy Equipment Operator class
Tuesday, December 5, 2017


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