- High school students often visit colleges to check out the campus.
But a local college wants to bring the campus to students.
Nicolet College is hitting the road with its new Welcome Center trailer.
This is the first traveling trailer for any technical college in Wisconsin.
The trailer has two computer workstations, a kiosk for video presentation and seating for students.
The trailer is designed to visit community events so people can access information about the college.
"We felt like we needed a way to reach out to our communities, more distant from Rhinelander," said Teaching, Learning and Student Success Vice President, Kenneth Urban.
"So we found a trailer and thought a trailer would be a great way to make our presence known out in various outlying of our district."
The trailer lets students do a lot of the things they could usually only do on campus.
"We set up this trailer so that it has all the services that we have at our one stop welcome center with the exception of testing," Urban said.
"So any student that needs pre-enrollment testing still has to come to one of our sites, but everything else, registration, financial aid, career coaching; all of those things we can handle right here in the trailer."
The trailer will hit the road soon.
A Rhinelander football game will probably be one of its first stops.
TOMAHAWK - Unless you find yourself in trouble, you don't usually sit down and talk with a cop.
The Tomahawk Police Department held its monthly Coffee with a Cop meeting Wednesday morning.
It gives people the chance to pull up a chair and talk to Chief Al Elvins about their questions or concerns.
Those concerns change with the season.
Warmer weather means kids will be out of school soon and there'll be more foot traffic.
And don't forget about those motorcycles.
"Watch out for the motorcycles. So often they hit a blind spot on us and you don't see them. If you are driving a bike, be aware of your surroundings. Remember that four wheels don't always see your two wheels," said Chief Elvins.
The city's drug takeback will be open all day on Saturday. The department does it twice a year.
You can bring in any over the counter or prescription drugs to the station's drop-off box.
RHINELANDER - Nothing gets the competitive juices flowing like racing to fix a car's fuse box. Nicolet College in Rhinelander hosted 12 Northwoods high schools for some friendly competition with a specific goal in mind.
The competitions varied from auto skills to welding to even cupcake baking. The goal was for students to begin thinking about college.
"Getting to see the inner workings of a vehicle, getting to work and learn at the same time, it makes me think more about college and what I want to do with my future," said Crandon sophomore, Kegan Wilson.
RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry hopes you'll sample some of the area's best salads and win some prizes on Saturday.
The pantry is hosting the Garden Fresh Salad Bowl event at Holiday Acres. It's a fundraiser for the pantry, and several local restaurants are participating.
"It should be a very nice event. It's a beautiful setting," said Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen. "We've got 12 different restaurants that have contributed salads toward this."
About half of the crowd will win handcrafted door prizes from the Northwoods Turners. The event runs from 11 to 1. Tickets are available at the food pantry, CT's Deli, Forth Floral, and People's State Bank.
CRANDON - Cutting down your time in front of a digital screen can be a tough task.
But the Forest County Health Department wants you to make a special effort to limit screen time next week. It's encouraging people to participate in Screen-Free Week.
"We're missing part of the world," said Forest County Health Department Director Jill Krueger. "We need to reconnect, go back, and discover all of the things that we loved before we had all of this technology."
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