MINOCQUA - The Minocqua community will see some changes to Highway 51 soon. A big construction project will begin Monday, April 1st.
It will start on US-51 between Front Street and Old Highway 70.
This project will add new street lights, replacing storm water lines, update sidewalks and bike paths and replace the current five lane cross-section with new asphalt pavement.
The DOT will also install a crosswalk just south of Rogers drive. Stage one will happen from April first to June 28th.
The second stage will run from September third to late November. It will likely cause plenty of traffic headaches. For the majority of the traffic construction, at least one lane of traffic will be open in each direction.
The project is supposed to be done by late November this year.
There will be no construction activities on the roads during the month of July and August.
RHINELANDER - Nicolet College offers incoming students a faster way to get through the hassle of the college application process.Wednesday's "Quick Start" day in Rhinelander gave students one-on-one attention with career coaches and college advisors.
Nicolet staff walked students through applications, assessments and financial aid to make sure they don't get overwhelmed.
Career coach Angeline von Neupert said "Quick Start" gives students and staff an opportunity to get to know each other.
"It's really neat to get to know the students individually and kind of walk them through the process. It's cool to come together as a team. We're usually scheduling them and then they come back and go back and forth," said von Neupert
Fall classes start in August. If students missed Quick Start day they can schedule a meeting with a Nicolet College advisor.
MERRILL - As Linda DeBroux walks through Merrill High School, she can see the halls she helped create.
What started as plain, whitewashed walls now look like an art gallery. For each of the last 13 summers, DeBroux has guided a select group of her art students to create murals to fill the walls.
"When I walk down, I don't just see the painting, I see the student, right there, painting on that wall," she said Wednesday. "I think of all the struggles, the struggle points they had, and parts where they celebrated."
Murals by ten students this week will bring the total to 157 on school walls. Like it does every summer, it will take long days to accomplish the project.
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