RHINELANDER - Rhinelander parents have waited a month for the Rhinelander School Board to decide whether the 4K program would move to Rhinelander High School this fall.
Tonight, the operations committee decided to keep 4K students at their current locations, Pelican and Crescent Elementary schools.
But moving the program to the high school is still an option for the future.
The district's 4K program is overcrowded, and maintaining double classrooms is only a temporary solution.
"Tonight was a great example for citizens to see their board in action," said superintendent Roger Erdahl. "How cautious they really are, and how important public comment and a thoughtful process is to all of them. They took their time, they shifted through all their options, they chose one that's going to give us a little more time to think even further."
Options up for consideration include moving students to the high school or YMCA, installing portable classrooms, or shifting all grades up a building.
RHINELANDER - Rhinelander needs new businesses to fill empty stores downtown.
This past weekend 26 properties had an open house. It was organized by Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. (DRI) and Flanders Reality Group. Finding the right home for a business can be hard. But the event tried to help those on the hunt.
"This way, you know, your here, you look, your able to talk to someone who knows the property. And you can really make a really good decision right now today," said Maggie Steffen, DRI Executive Director.
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - In Vilas County the courts have a new option for treating drug and alcohol offenders, instead of putting them behind bars.
Today the new Wellness Court was named in Lac du Flambeau. Circuit court judge Neal Neilsen and Tribal Court Judge Gary Smith will work together to help those involved with drugs and alcohol get the treatment they need.
"A traditional court would, more than likely sentence the person to jail or prison, and we've seen studies where that just doesn't work anymore. We need to get creative," said Lac du Flambeau Tribal Chief Judge, Gary Smith.
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