RHINELANDER - Northwoods National Bank customers will start using a new bank soon.
Peoples State Bank will buy Northwoods National.
The group will buy all of Northwoods' assets, active loans and deposits.
Bank leaders say the transition should be easy for Northwoods customers.
"The transition from being part of Northwoods to now being part of Peoples State Bank is going to be very seamless because we've got the same type of data system both banks are working off of presently," said Tom Knudsen, Peoples Northern Region President.
Northwoods' customers will get the same statements from Peoples State.
Peoples State will also buy the Northwoods' building on Lincoln Street.
That means Rhinelander will have two peoples state bank locations.
"They'll be able to bank in Minocqua, Eagle River and Rhinelander so hopefully that will help provide conveniences for them because I know they have a lot of customer base that is outside of the city of Rhinelander. So that's going to be a real plus," said Knudsen.
The merger is expected to be approved by March.
Peoples State Bank has been in Rhinelander since 1998.
MINOCQUA - Police officers often meet people on their worst days: after a death, crime, or other bad situations. The Minocqua Police Department hopes some unpaid additions to their staff can help victims, families, and officers cope with those situations a little better.
The department is looking to add a team of clergy members to form a chaplain program. The chaplains would be on call and show up to scenes when needed. Chief David Jaeger had been considering the idea for a while when he heard about police in Oneida County using the same program.
RHINELANDER - For better or worse, drivers in Rhinelander will get an extra week to use the Davenport Street bridge. The city's contractor for its downtown reconstruction project delayed closing the bridge for repairs to May 8th.
Crews first planned to close the bridge in mid-April, then pushed that back to May 1 due to weather. Now, weather has further delaying the month-long repairs to the concrete decking.
This is part of a larger project to finish up the downtown reconstruction, which began in March 2016. The city reconstructed 21 blocks, replacing underground utilities and modernizing the downtown area.
ANTIGO - Pushups, wall sits, and sit ups may sound like a tough workout for most of us. But dozens of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County did that and more as part of a national fitness competition Friday afternoon.
Boys and Girls Clubs from around the country are teaming up to help kids become more active with the Nestlé's National Fitness Competition.
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