Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Leadership Oneida County seeking community service project ideasSubmitted: 09/12/2017
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
News Director
lkimble@wjfw.com

Leadership Oneida County seeking community service project ideas
RHINELANDER - Sprucing up your downtown or helping care for hundreds of dogs doesn't happen without plenty of help.  A couple dozen people in Oneida County want to make more projects like that happen, but they need your ideas first.

Leadership Oneida County is looking for a handful of community development projects to complete this winter.  Anyone living in Oneida County can come up with an idea, submit it, and possibly see it happen.

Past projects include the United Way's Leaderfest event, planting trees in downtown Rhinelander, helping the non-prfit spay and neuter service "The Fix is In" with organizational planning, and developing a historic memorial at Sarocka Field in Rhinelander.

"We're all trying to make ourselves more skilled and our organizations more successful for the betterment of our community," Oneida County UW-Extension Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator Myles Alexander said.

Ideas are due by September 29th. Final selections will happen in early October. Leadership Oneida County members will then work on the projects through May.

"A group may have an idea, they don't know how to accomplish it," Alexander said. "They'll get this number of people to work with them to figure out how to do it and get it under way."

Any idea will be considered, but ideas should not solely focus on fundraising.

To submit your idea call Myles Alexander at 715-365-2759 or email him at myles.alexander@ces.uwex.edu.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

RHINELANDER - People can learn more about the construction plans for the US 8/HWY 47 intersection in Rhinelander at public meeting next week. 

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be holding a meeting June 26 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Rhinelander City Hall. 

+ Read More

TAYLOR COUNTY - Police believe a Price County stabbed a Taylor County man in May with military style knife. 

Derek Novak, 25, is facing three felonies including attempted reckless homicide. 

+ Read More

MADISON - Governor Scott Walker has activated the National Guard to help with recovery efforts following destructive flooding in northern Wisconsin.

Portions of northern Wisconsin saw as much as a foot of rain over the weekend. Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas and Iron counties remain in a state of emergency.

+ Read More

MADISON - Wisconsin agriculture officials have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a doe from a Marinette County breeding farm.

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Monday the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed test results Thursday and the farm was quarantined that same day.

The 2-year-old deer was born on the 230-acre farm in Goodman and died during fawning. The fenced farm has 320 whitetail deer, according to the owner's most recent registration. The farm hadn't been enrolled in the CWD Herd Status Program since May 2017.

+ Read More

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive force lawsuit filed by Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown.

Mayor Tom Barrett released a statement Tuesday saying he's hopeful that the NBA player's arrest over a parking violation and the subsequent lawsuit "will be a turning point."

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court . It accuses Milwaukee police officers of discriminating against Brown because he's black.

Officers detained Brown at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 26 because he was double-parked in a handicap spot outside a Walgreens.

+ Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A teenager whose case was documented in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" wants the Supreme Court to hear his case.

Brendan Dassey confessed to joining his uncle in raping and murdering a young woman.

+ Read More

GREEN BAY - A man accused of driving drunk and killing a mother and daughter walking along a road in Brown County has been convicted.

David Meyer changed his plea from not guilty to no contest in Brown County Circuit Court Tuesday.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here