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Site review scheduled Sept. 17 for Nicolet’s nursing program

Nicolet Area Technical College announced it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate of Applied Science-Nursing Degree program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Nicolet Area Technical College, Art Tech Building Room 206.

The public is welcome to attend to  meet the site visit team and share comments about the program.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted to Dr. Sharon Tanner,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:12 PM
Humanity work
Sunshine for Humanity of Eagle River held its grand opening and first fundraiser Aug. 16 featuring food, games, car dunk tank, bake sale, crafts and a flea market. Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that offers advocate services and finds resources to assist people in the community. Pictured, holding the ribbon in the cutting ceremony were, from left, volunteer April Kugler, CEO and Founder Debbie Johnson, Eagle River Mayor Jeff Hyslop and Public Relations Director Genie Ramage. Free items for the public are displayed outside the facility, located at 227 S. Seventh St.               —Staff Photo By                  RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:10 PM
LOLA’s ARTventure tour set Sept. 5-7 in Spring Green

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will offer its first ARTventure motorcoach tour, an opportunity to travel with a group to art venues outside of the central North Woods area, Sept. 5-7 in Spring Green.

“The ARTventure tour requires advanced registration because the tour activities fill fast for the summer.  This is also why we have arranged for the tour to be booked through Progressive Travel,”  explained Karen Lenhart, a LOLA board member who is spearheading this tour.

The tour will begin with an evening offering of Chek­ov’s “The Seagull” at the American Players Theatre, an outdoor amphitheatre. Pic­nic dinner will be included.

“The play is a lyrical, unrequited love story set in Russia,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:10 PM
Dr. Meilahn joins Marshfield Clinic

Dr. Jill Meilahn has joined the?Marshfield?Clinic Woodruff Center, according to health-care officials.

Meilahn is a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation physician whose specialty is treating young people who have conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, brain injury, sports injuries and neuromuscular diseases.

She also performs electromyography and nerve

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:09 PM
Local bank donates
 Peoples State Bank (PSB) of Eagle River recently donated $1,500 in fundraiser proceeds to Northern Access Special Olympics. Taking part in the check presentation were, front row from left, Amy Young of PSB, Nick Satterfield, Andy Mulleady, Linda Brainard, Amanda Farrow and Tom Maney; back row, Terri St. Catherine, Val Dreger of PSB, Denise Jantzen of PSB, Jonah Parsons and Emily Rhode.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:08 PM
Strong Women Program slated Sept. 16-Nov. 20

Vilas County Public Health?Department (VCPHD) and the Lakeland Senior Center will be offer the Strong Women Program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older women, at Lakeland Senior Center in Woodruff Sept. 16 through Nov. 20. Classes are held twice weekly from 10-11 a.m.

Each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility and balance activities. The instructors have been trained in the Strong Women Program and have had personal successes participating and leading strength training, according to a VCPHD official.

The Strong Women Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D.,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:07 PM
Needs pantry donation
Boat Sport Marina in Eagle River donated $500 in items for the Northwoods Share Needs Pantry. Displaying some of the items were, from left, Gen Hicks and John Mors of Boat Sport, and Pam Zaugg of the pantry.  The Needs Pantry helps those in need with paper and soap products, along with personal care items. The pantry is located at The Rock at 1019 E. Wall St. in Eagle River.                                              —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:06 PM
Bark For Life set Aug. 23

The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Bark For Life event will take place Saturday, Aug. 23, at the 4-H Agility Park at the Rhinelander/­Oneida County Airport. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., the opening ceremony will start at 9 a.m. and closing ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.

Area dogs, with owners in tow, will take to the track for a noncompetitive walk to find a cure for cancer.

Bark For Life adds a twist to the society’s traditional Relay For Life event,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:06 PM
Color Dash planned Aug. 23 in Rhinelander

The Color Dash, sponsored by the North Woods branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northwestern Wisconsin, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at Rhinelander High School at 10 a.m. with packet pickup beginning at 8 a.m.

Participants will complete the course at a pace of their choosing while being splashed with colorful dust by the event’s Dasher-Splashers.

By the end of the race, participants will have collected a rainbow of colors on the clothes and body. The untimed event is designed for all ages, demographics and fitness levels.

Cost is $40 per person, $35 per person registered with a team

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:05 PM
Wilcox joins Marshfield Clinic
Wilcox joins Marshfield Clinic

Gayle Ann Wilcox, a licensed, clinical social worker, has joined the Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Counseling Center.

Wilcox will provide diagnosis and treatment, including psychotherapy and counseling, for mental health disorders.

She has previously worked in an inpatient psychiatric unit, and practiced residential treatment for adolescents and outpatient mental health for individual adults, children, adolescents and families for the past 35 years.

Wilcox received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:05 PM