Loading

43°F

43°F

46°F

44°F

46°F

44°F

42°F

45°F

46°F
NEWS STORIES

Miniature Train DisplaySubmitted: 11/30/2012
Story By Jenn Sullivan

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Several trains have taken over the Trig's River Walk in Rhinelander.

It's the annual Rhinelander Railroad Association Christmas display.

The display took more than 1,000 hours to put together.

It features O-gage and N-gage trains.

This is the second year the organization has put up the exhibit.

It's free to see.


But this year, children can pay to get their picture taken with Santa Claus.

All of the money raised helps keep antique trains in the area up to date.

Tom Theilig, a spokesperson for the organization, says it's the organizations way of saying thank you to the community for all of their support.

Tom Theilig said, "It's history that we have here in Rhinelander and it's just deteriorating. We're taking it upon ourselves to try and raise some money and restore these cars and get them back to normal."

Most of the trains were donated by former members.

The Rhinelander Railroad Association founded more than twenty years ago and has over 30 participants.

The expo opens Friday at 5 p.m.

Santa will be available for a photo shoot from 4:30-8:3o p.m.

On Sunday he'll be back from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

On Saturday December 8th, you can visit Santa again from 10:00-12:00 p.m. and then again from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS
Update-Inmate captured after failing to return to jailSubmitted: 09/30/2014

MARATHON COUNTY - An inmate who didn't return to jail from Huber release will now get a chance to think about his mistake.

The Marathon County Sheriff's department confirms inmate Tommie Rothenberger has been captured.

He was found in Waupaca County around 5:30 last night.

Rothenberger was let out of the Marathon County Jail Friday morning to go to school at Northcentral Technical College.

+ Read More
Iconic northern tree species could disappear as Northwoods climate warmsSubmitted: 09/30/2014

Play Video

FIFIELD - "Here's the paper birch, or white birch. It's one of my favorite trees," Linda Parker tells me as we walk through a part of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest near Fifield.

But her next thought on the tree is not so pleasant.

"This again is one of the species that occurs at the southern edge of its range here. It's more common to the north," she says. "This is another species in which we expect to see large declines."

+ Read More
UW-Marathon County issues voter IDs to students who need oneSubmitted: 09/30/2014

WAUSAU - A local college wants to make sure its students can vote this November.

UW-Marathon County is issuing voter IDs to students that don't have them.

Everyone in Wisconsin needs to have an ID to vote this fall.

The university started making the IDs Monday.

All UW schools will be issuing IDs to students who need one.

"The biggest reason that we're doing this is we really want our students to have that opportunity to vote," says Interim Assistant Campus Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at UW-Marathon County Carla Rabe. "Some of our students may not have the proper voter ID, and so for us to offer that opportunity to our students really just encourages them to really take the importance in voting."

+ Read More
Preserving Wisconsin's wetlands Submitted: 09/30/2014

Play Video

RHINELANDER - You can find hundreds of plant species, different types of animal life, and breathtaking views in Wisconsin's wetlands.

Many people want to make sure wetlands are protected for years to come.

One group recently released a book educating others on wetland conservation.

"My favorite part is waking up and looking out the window. Every day is different. Every season is different," said wetlands owner Scott Eshelman.
Wisconsin wetlands surround Scott Eshelman's property.

+ Read More
Wisconsin gets record timber sales on state lands; catching up on land management planSubmitted: 09/30/2014

RHINELANDER - Wisconsin made a record amount of money from timber sales on state lands in the most recent fiscal year.

Timber sales totaled $ 11.7 million during the most recent fiscal year. The fiscal year ended in June. DNR Chief Forester Paul DeLong says they fell behind on their land management plan in the early 2000s, so the record sales reflect the fact they're trying to catch up.

"We'll actually come back down slightly looking forward a bit because we will have worked down that backlog," DeLong said.

+ Read More
Virgin Airlines lets some employees have unlimited holiday vacation days, experts say strategy won't work in Northwoods Submitted: 09/30/2014

NORTHWOODS - Unlimited vacation time might sound unrealistic, but Virgin Airlines is letting some of its employees take off whenever they want. Nicolet Staffing thinks that wouldn't work in the Northwoods.

Virgin Airlines got the idea from Netflix. One hundred seventy employees can only take the unlimited days off when they feel that their team is up to date with every project. They also need to make sure their vacation time won't damage the business or their career.

Nicolet Staffing branch manager Robert Erickson says with so many manufacturers in the Northwoods, that system isn't possible.

+ Read More
Firefighters practice rescue in sewerSubmitted: 09/30/2014

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Firefighters need to practice rescue techniques so they can stay safe when responding to real emergencies.

Members of the Rhinelander Fire Department spent Tuesday in a sewer to practice rescuing people in a tight space.

Click "play video" to see how and why they do it.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here