RHINELANDER - Paying for college can be difficult.
The Nicolet College Foundation wants to help students earn the degree they're working for.
But now, the foundation is using a different way to connect students to scholarships.
The foundation will now only accept scholarship applications online.
The online process can help students find more scholarships to apply for.
"We have so many more. Literally scholarship opportunities numbering in the hundreds for students. For a small community college, I think that's something to brag about," said Heather Schallock, Executive Director of the Nicolet College Foundation.
The foundation has different types of scholarships available for all types of students.
But not all students take advantage of scholarships.
"It's human nature to assume that doesn't apply to me, I'll never get it, I'm not good enough, whatever label you want to put on it. I think it's easy to assume that's for somebody else and my message is these can be for you," said Schallock.
The scholarships come from donors that have personal ties to Nicolet.
The deadline to apply for scholarships is March 7th.
RHINELANDER - Nineteen months ago, 10 police agencies surrounded the Tripoli home of Kenneth Welsh.
Police say Welsh caused a three-hour standoff, threatened to blow up his house, and threatened to kill his wife.
Later in court, he was convicted of two felonies and sentenced to three years in prison by Oneida County Judge Michael Bloom.
But now, those convictions and prison sentence have been erased. This month, while in prison, Welsh argued he didn't fully understand all the elements of one of the crimes to which he pleaded no contest, first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Welsh's motion put some of the blame on his defense attorney, Rod Streicher.
RHINELANDER - This holiday season, you might want to tell your child to hug family members at holiday gatherings.
The Girls Scouts of the USA hopes you won't. The organization is saying daughters don't owe anyone physical affection, and that the expectation of hugs and kisses could have bad aftereffects later in life.
"I think for some people, it is a new concept," said Melissa K., the domestic violence coordinator at Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual assault, which is based in Rhinelander.
In a post, the Girl Scouts of the USA told parents their daughters don't "owe anyone a hug. Not even at the holidays."
RHINELANDER - A number of Rhinelander police and firefighters will work a weekend morning shift in December and won't get paid for it. It's an extra task they're happy to help with.
The Rhinelander Police Department's Shop With a Cop program returns December 16. Police and firefighters take 20 third grade students from Crescent, Pelican, Zion, and Nativity schools shopping for Christmas presents at Walmart. The schools recommend students for the event.
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