Oneida County Health Department hopes to earn national accreditation
- Local health departments work hard to serve the community in the best way possible. One Northwoods health department seeks a special recognition for their work. RHINELANDER The Oneida County Health Department has applied for a national accreditation. The department hopes to find out if they have earned it in February. "It's really important to show to our community, to our stakeholders, to anybody who is interested, that the Oneida County Health Department, is utilizing their resources effectively and we're working at a high level," says Linda Conlon, Director of the Oneida County Health Department.
Toy Ideas for Preschoolers
- Jessica Hatch from Imaginuity in Rhinelander shares super fun gift ideas for pre school age kids. Here are some of the toys we talked about this morning. RHINELANDER Interactive Family Games for preschoolers & toddlers -Roll & Play -Raccoon Rumpus -Zimgo Building Play -Magnatiles -Squigz (Suction Construction) Active Play -Strider Bike -Hop & Squeek Pogo Jumper Toys -Green Toys -Skqish -Pound & Tap Bench
Antigo Christmas tree erect in State Capitol
- The city of Antigo can take pride in its contribution to the holidays at the State Capitol in Madison. MADISON The 15-foot balsam fir came from James Draeger's land near Antigo. Draeger has harvested trees for 50 years. This is the first time his will be displayed at the State Capitol. An 18-foot tree from Antigo also went to the Governor's Mansion.
Virtual Welding at Wausau West High School
- The technology and engineering program at the high school offers classes that teach students how to weld. WAUSAU But Tuesday, students learned how to weld in a different way. More than 100 students participated in the virtual welding workshop. Students simulated welding, and the computer gave out a score. Hudson Meverden is a welding student.
Pet as a surprise can be a bad idea
- Surprising people with a new puppy or kitten may sound fun, but it can be a bad idea. MADISON The Wisconsin state veterinarian is encouraging people not to give pets as gifts this holiday season. Doctor Yvonna Bellay says giving a pet as a gift is a serious commitment and should never be a surprise. She issued her warning as holiday shoppers start hitting the stores in a big way.
Scammers lurking online for people shopping for deals
- Shoppers planning to hit the Internet looking for deals need to watch out for scammers. MADISON The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says cyber thieves know what the hot gift items are. They target their scams accordingly. That can include fake contests on social media sites and dangerous links.
Snow reports begin on state tourism website
- We might be thinking about turkey these days, but Wisconsin ski resorts want you to think snow! MADISON Snow condition reports at ski areas across Wisconsin are now being updated. The ski areas are busy making snow and preparing to open in the coming weeks. The report available on www.travelwisconsin.com lists conditions for both downhill and cross-country skiing as well as snowmobile trails. As far as local spots to ski, Granite Peak Ski Resort will be reopening Thanksgiving Day for the holiday weekend. They have 16 runs open.
State could save millions by delaying Medicaid changes
- Pushing back Medicaid changes would save the state millions of dollars. MADISON Governor Scott Walker has proposed a 3 month delay in kicking about 77-thousand people off Medicaid. It would save the state about 23-million dollars. That's a delay in expanding coverage to poor, childless adults. The Legislature's budget committee will take up the proposal on Monday.