Jacquelyn Mitchard

A New York Times bestselling author will be giving a talk in Arbor Vitae next week. Jacquelyn Mitchard - probably best known for her book The Deep End of the Ocean - will be speaking at the Red Crown Lodge on Wednesday, May 30th. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Frank B Koller Library.

Mitchard was a Wisconsin resident for many years, working at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and living just outside of Madison.

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A Democrat has announced he's challenging incumbent 34th Assembly Republican representative Rob Swearingen for the seat this fall.

Chris Meier of Eagle River is a long time educator in the Phelps school district. Meier is an Army veteran and is married with three sons.

He details why he is running.... 

Meier criticized Swearingen and Republicans for the FOXCONN deal, which Meier says won't help the north...

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Marshfield Clinic opens a new primary care center in Rhinelander next week.

An Antigo native will be taking patients beginning May 30. The clinic will be located on the grounds of the existing Rhinelander Dental Center, operated by Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc., in conjunction with Marshfield Clinic, at 2260 North Shore Drive.

Dr. Jessica Marshall is a physician specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics. Shesays she's excited to be a part of the community...

Safety Tips Offered For ATV Operators

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Aspirus Wausau Hospital is reminding everyone to be safe this summer while riding ATVs and UTVs.

  •   Supporters walked last weekend in St.Germain to stop veteran's suicide,
  •  There will be no interim city administrator in Rhinelander,
  •  National forest campsites to open,
  • A documentary on a Crandon man's opioid abuse is shown in Laona Wednesday.

Walk Highlights Military’s Struggle With Suicide Rate

May 22, 2018
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ST. GERMAIN – The co-founder of a fledging non-profit organization that seeks to build public awareness about the high rate of suicides among former and current members of the nation’s military said the death of a cousin led to his involvement in Operation: 23 to 0.

Dan Borchers drove from Hugo, Minn., to St. Germain to support Saturday’s Ruck’N St. Germain march, which saw members and supporters of the Operation: 23 to 0 Northwoods WI Chapter march along State Highway 70 for 8.5 miles.

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The heavy April snows slowed the opening of campgrounds in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest but as of Thursday, expected recreational opportunities will be open for the summer. Fees are also being increased for the first time in more than a decade.

The Forest's Acting Lands, Recreation and Wilderness Program Manager, Tim Vetter, says Thursday's the day... 

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There won't be in interim Rhinelander city administrator.

After the resignation of Keith Kost last month, Mayor Chris Frederickson and the city council have been debating whether to hire another interim administrator.

The city is in the process-- through a recruiting firm-- of hiring a permanent administrator. But a new administrator is likely not to be on board until mid-to-late summer. Frederickson says the recruiting firm--GOV HR-- has a number of retired administrators who were willing to come to Rhinelander short term.

Community Coalition Of Forest County

The Community Coalition of Forest County is partnering with the Human Service Center of Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties to offer residents a chance to view the documentary "Written Off" Wednesday in Laona.

Wisconsin Seeks 10-Year SeniorCare Renewal

May 22, 2018
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Wisconsin News Connection is here.

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's popular SeniorCare program is up for renewal this year, and advocates are pushing to have it secured through 2028.

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