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Largest Donation To Rhinelander Schools And Foundation Pledged

A pledge of over $500,000 by Dr. Lee Swank to the Hodag Schools Foundation was announced at Monday night’s School District of Rhinelander Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Kelli Jacobi read a statement by the foundation indicating the HSF has been working with Dr. Lee Swank regarding “the largest private donation to the foundation and the school district.” Swank’s donation is reportedly being directed toward facilities to help lengthen shortened sports season, potentially to include...

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Officials Warn Of Thin Ice Near Minocqua Bridge

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MINOCQUA – The operation of large lake aerators near the Hwy. 51 bridge in downtown Minocqua continues to alarm town officials because of potential unsafe ice conditions once the snowmobiling season rolls around. The town board discussed the matter last night, but took no action pending a review by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens of the aerators’ operation.

Largest Donation To Rhinelander Schools And Foundation Pledged

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A pledge of over $500,000 by Dr. Lee Swank to the Hodag Schools Foundation was announced at Monday night’s School District of Rhinelander Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent Kelli Jacobi read a statement by the foundation indicating the HSF has been working with Dr. Lee Swank regarding “the largest private donation to the foundation and the school district.”

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For many children, writing a letter to Santa has always been an important part of this time of the year.

Back in 1929 though, the letters reflected hardships in Rhinelander families. Gary Entz remembers those families this week as part of our continued series A Northwoods Moment in History.

Thanks to Liana Teter, Brynn Teter, and Cooper Dick for reading the letters from 1929.

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The holidays also present a time when an increasing number of young people are turning to sports gambling and that has raised red flags among addiction experts.

Rose Blozinski is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling.

She says more young people are at risk...

Northwoods Transit Connections

New routes are starting after the first of the year for the Oneida and Vilas county public bus service. Northwoods Transit Connections' new manager Roger Youngren describes the added service...

"What we're introducing Jan. 2, 2019 is three new routes connecting some rural areas we currently do not serve. One service is the Eagle Eye which connects Phelps, Land O' Lakes, Conover and Eagle River. That will run three times a week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday and three times a day during those days...."

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Festive meals, holiday lights and decorations are all hallmarks of the holiday season. However, Christmas trees, candles, electrical decorations, and cooking all contribute to an increased number of home fires during December, making it one of the leading months for home fires.

Spokesperson Lisa Braxton from the National Fire Protection Association says the hub-bub around the holidays can turn into a fire...

LUHS Administrator Announces Retirement Plans

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MINOCQUA – After more than four decades in education -- first as a teacher and most recently as district administrator at Lakeland Union High School -- Jim Bouché is eyeing retirement.

The official announcement came at Monday’s school board meeting. He currently serves as administrator on a part-time basis. His official retirement date is July 1 of next year. His last employment contract that he helped craft reduced his duties as administrator/principal to that of a part-time administrator.

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A Minocqua man has died in a snowmobile crash near Patricia Lake.

41 year old Eric Ross of Minocqua was pronounced dead after being ejected from the snowmobile.

Reports indicate he was going down an unmarked trail along the edge of Patricia Lake when he hit a downed tree.

The crash remains under investigation.

Wisconsin Lottery

Wisconsin's state lottery is joining other U.S. and Candadian gaming organizations to ask players to not purchase tickets as gifts for children or adolescents.

State Lottery Director Cindy Polzin says tickets are intended for legal age adults...

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