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 email@example.com.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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