A western Wisconsin based non-profit is beginning service in the Northwoods and are looking for volunteer vehicle drivers to take people needing rides to local destinations.

The Center For Independent Living for Western Wisconsin recently expanded their services to cover many Northwoods counties.

Transportation Program Coordinator Bobbi Hegna says they need people to volunteer as drivers using their vehicles to give people who have difficulty getting to things like doctor appointments a way to get there....

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A group hoping to get voters to say 'no' during an Oneida county referendum on mining is hosting a meeting next week with two speakers scheduled.

Protect the Willow is hosting the public presentation Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.Holiday Acres Resort near Rhinelander.

Spokesperson Jill Hunger says she has booked two people with a background on mining and water issues to speak..

Proposed Hazelhurst Gravel Pit Raises Concerns

Sep 6, 2018
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Oneida County recently approved a rezone that will pave the way for a gravel pit operation in the township of Hazelhurst, but a number of local residents say it’s too close for comfort – and for their health.

Ted Ronk of Minocqua opposes the gravel pit because he lives in the Timber Ridge subdivision, a mile from the northern edge of that proposed site. He wants the Minocqua Town Board to help prevent that from happening.

Addressing the board, he points out the reasons for his stance: 

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The next chapter in the revival of the School of the Arts gets underway later this month at UW-SP Treehaven.

Begun in 1964 by UW professor Robert Gard, the school ran each summer in Rhinelander until UW-Madison ended it's affiliation with the program. The program was revived in 2016 under the guidance of ArtStart in Rhinelander, held its first event last year and is back later this month with more offerings.

ArtStart's Development Director Melinda Childs says the response to date has been good with registrations from across Wisconsin...

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  •  An electronic recycling event delivers for two non-profits,
  •  Appleton schools don't want kids sharing snacks,
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Events are scheduled Saturday in more than 80 countries, and also here in the Northwoods, to highlight climate change, jobs and justice. It's called the Global Day of Action.

Northwoods Climate Action and co-chair of Our Wisconsin, David Barnhill, talks about the effort....


More should be known after next Monday's city council meeting concerning the status of hiring a new Rhinelander city administrator.

The city has been working with a consulting firm to bring in a new administrator.

Mayor Chris Fredrickson said during the recording of his five-minute program this week that he hopes the council will move on the issue this coming Monday...


"....It happened in late June with great success. We were lined up down Highway 8 all the way to the airport that Saturday morrning. From what Good News said it was the largest one-day event that they've hosted, yet...." jerrykimbrell10

WASHINGTON - Educators and students across the country have headed back to school. But a new study finds more and more teachers are struggling as the gap widens between what they're paid and what they could be making in other lines of work.

A report out today from the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute shows, on average, U.S. teachers make about 24 percent less than professionals with similar levels of education who work in other fields. The report shows the pay gap began growing in late 1990s as wages in other labor markets were increasing, but education wasn't keeping up.

  •  An independent candidate wants Wisconsin to go to ranked choice voting,
  •   A Rhinelander city deer hunt is likely this fall,
  •   A Wausau group helps in the arrest of an alleged sex predator,
  •   Harley-Davidson pays to have a Milwaukee park repaired after a rally.


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