RHINELANDER - Holiday Acres Resort has been around Four generations, serving the community of Rhinelander.
But last year's community involvement in the Northwoods really paid off for the business.
At Rhinelander's Annual Dinner meeting of the Chamber, they were awarded "The Tourism and Convention Business of the year" for 2012.
The Resort was selected for their generosity and contributions to the community.
They've worked closely with the Chamber, and the Rhinelander Rotary Club Owner Kim Zambon was thrilled to hear their resort was selected.
"Well it was very gratifying and we were very flattered to receive it. We've been to a lot of chamber banquets and it's always fun to see who gets selected," said Kim Zambon, owner of Holiday Acres Resort.
Rhinelander GM and Toyota won the Retail Business of the Year award for their support to nonprofit organizations in the community.
Some of those include the Rhinelander Ice Arena, Chamber, and Downtown Rhinelander.
"I know our company does a lot to always give back to the community, and the people of our community because we do believe that it does come back to support us as well," Tarcie Goes, Marketing Coordinator at Rhinelander GM and Toyota.
Goes adds that involvement is a team effort and no matter how big or small, they're glad to contribute.
She says this award is an exceptional honor for the team.
Other winners included Superior Diesel, who won the Professional and Industrial Business of 2012.
Linda Krebsbach was awarded Volunteer of the Year for her efforts
RHINELANDER - A Minocqua man pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge related to a child sexual assault case dating back nearly two years. Nathan Warbalow, 26, reached a plea deal with Oneida County prosecutors that will help him avoid a longer prison sentence and eliminated the need for a jury trial, set for this week.
Warbalow's victims, who were under the age of 13, told police he made a game of trying to pull his pants down in 2016. One victim told police Warbalow promised her a Popsicle if she touched his private parts.
RHINELANDER - Voting polls opened for the Wisconsin Supreme Court Primary Election Tuesday.
However, election officials had mixed feelings about the number of voters showing up.
Election Official Patty Fitzpatrick worked at the Oneida County Department of Aging voting location. She saw a low number of voters, but she doesn't think that's because of weather.
"A lot of people view the election for judges as kind of a snooze, which is unfortunate because it really is important, because it's the judges who are upholding the law and making the law," said Fitzpatrick.
RHINELANDER - If you paid attention to the Rhinelander Library's Facebook page Monday night, you would've seen a strange sight. Dozens of furry friends had a sleepover party at the library.
Kids dropped off their favorite stuffed animals, and could then watch what the animals were getting up to over Facebook. Library staff had plenty of activities for the animals including story time, snack time, and play time.
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