Ascension Health Care

Community members, staff and leaders gathered in Tomahawk Thursday  to note 125 years of service by Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital to the community.

The tradition of the hospital dates to 1893 when the pastor at St. Mary's parish in Tomahawk learned the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother were planning a hospital in Rhinelander. He successfully made the case Tomahawk needed a hospital too. In 2013, the facilities of Ministry Health Care joined Ascension.

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It's a festival built around a piece of beef and a way to say thank you. It's been going on for 54 years with the latest celebration set for Friday night and Saturday in Minocqua.

Beef-a-Rama began in 1964 as a way to bring travelers back to the region in a time when visitors had left for the summer and to thank them for their business, says Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Krystal Westfahl...

VC Board Says No To County Administrator

Sep 27, 2018
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Vilas County Clerk Dave Alleman handed out results of a survey of all 21 Vilas County board members seeking advice about hiring a county administrator.

The Vilas county board this week showed little support. Alleman indicated county board chairman Ron DeBruyne requested he ask all board members: Do you favor establishing the position of a County Administrator?

15 supervisors reponded according to the information provided at the county board meeting on Tuesday.

  • Beef-A-Rama is this weekend in Minocqua,
  •  Ascension Sacred Heart celebrates 125 years,
  •  Vilas Co. Supervisors say no to an administrator
  •  Resource officers remain in Madison schools,
  •  It turned out to be a B-B gun at Little Chute schools.

Report: Rural Areas Reap Benefits in States with Medicaid Expansion

Sep 26, 2018
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. - States that have expanded Medicaid have seen dramatic decreases in their numbers of uninsured, low-income adults, especially in rural areas, according to a new report that notes Alabama has gone in the opposite direction. Wisconsin did not accept expanded Medicaid funds.

According to the report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, the percentage of low-income adults without insurance who live outside of metropolitan areas dropped by almost 20 percentage points in states that have expanded Medicaid.

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A horse in Oneida county has tested positively for Eastern Equine Encephalities(EEE) and had to be humanely euthanized.

Triple "E" as it's known, is a mosquito-transmitted virus along the line of West Nile Virus. A state lab confirmed the diagnosis. It is transmitted to humans, horses, birds and other animals through mosquito bites.

Oneida County Community Health Specialist Kyla Waksmonski says it can make humans sick, but is deadly for horses...

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One of the founders of ArtStart Rhinelander has picked up one of two awards from a state arts group.

Ken Juon will receive the recognition at the tenth annual Arts In The Community Awards at the League of Wisconsin Municipalities conference October 25, in Wisconsin Dells.

Arts Wisconsin Executive Director Anne Katz talk about what it means to win this award...

Wisconsin DNR

The DNR is hoping for a large hunter response to check on the prevalance of Chronic Wasting Disease in Lincoln, Forest and Oneida counties. Deer will be sampled in northern Lincoln, northern Langlade and southern Oneida counties and Forest county after the detection of CWD in two wild deer along the Oneida/Lincoln county line.

Deer in eastern Oneida, southern Vilas and western Forest counties will continue to be sampled after a positive CWD-diagnosis on a captive deer farm in Three Lakes.

DNR wildlife biologist Janet Brehm  gives us an overview and how hunters can help...

  • A horse is euthanized in Oneida county after contracting Eastern Equine  Encephalitis,
  • A Vilas County Sheriff's captain raises big money for a K-9 unit,
  • Warm for Winter begins another season,
  • Residents in a Green Bay nursing home have been trapped for several days in the facility.

Second VC K-9 Fundraiser A Success

Sep 26, 2018
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Raising funds for second K-9 deputy for the Vilas County Sheriff's department was a success thanks to the hard work and dedication of Captain Gerard Ritter whose  effort resulted in $20,000 being directed for another dog.

Capt. Ritter describes his remarkable effort with modesty.

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