RHINELANDER - Artists found out who won the Northern National Art Competition Tuesday night.
Artists from across the country submitted artwork to the art competition held at Nicolet College in Rhinelander this year.
Organizers expect about 200 people at the reception.
Some of the artists that submitted work will be at Nicolet.
The artists competed for $8,500 in prize money.
The entries come from all over the country, but there is art from the Northwoods on display.
Artists from Rhinelander, Antigo and Lake Tomahawk have work in the show.
"This year 35 different states are represented here. We had 266 entries and the judge has a really difficult job because that was 512 images and she has to select only 80 or 90 to fit in our space," says the Art Gallery Director, Katy Ralph.
This is the 27th year the Nicolet Art Gallery has hosted the competition.
The judge has to go through all the art twice to decide on the winners.
"She decides on which ones work together and which ones she thinks will be the most interesting pieces on our walls after that she comes here and then she spent three hours here yesterday looking at all the art to decide on the awards," says Ralph.
If you didn't make it to the reception, you can still see the art.
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.
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.
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