Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Coalition works to bring healthy options to Langlade CountySubmitted: 12/10/2014
Story By Hayley Tenpas

Coalition works to bring healthy options to Langlade County
WHITE LAKE - One Northwoods town feels there's a new spark in the community.

A new health initiative is bringing changes to White Lake.

They're teaming up with Langlade Health Coalition to bring bigger improvements to the area.

White Lake planted its first community garden this summer.

When White Lake wanted more vegetables in town, the coalition stepped in to help.

"We really look for the holes and the gaps and where there can be improvements in the community. We research some evidence based programing. Then the groups, we really try to implement those programs into the community," said Langlade Health Coalition Community Health Improvement Specialist, Meghan O'Hearn.

Langlade Health Coalition runs through Langlade Hospital.

When a community like White Lake wants to improve their health goals, they're available.

"Without their assistance we probably wouldn't have gotten the community garden going. Because we needed money, and we were able to get a grant from them. We needed that and that was a help and they're willing to keep with us and keep working with us," said Judy Popelka.

The coalition returned to White Lake Wednesday.

They toured a new health clinic and checked out the community fitness center.

O'Hearn says it's something they want to do all over Langlade County.

"We're looking to be connected, and we're looking to connect. Different communities to connect with us and with each other. I think that's one of our biggest challenges. Getting the word out that Langlade Coalition is here and we're ready to work. We're ready to collaborate and there's great things happening and the more we get involved, the better," said O'Hearn.

White Lake already has plans for the next garden.

"We're looking forward to a new fence. So that'll be good. Keep the critters out," said Popelka.

You can get in touch with the Langlade Health Coalition by clicking the link below.


Related Weblinks:
Langlade Health Coalition

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





 IN OTHER NEWS

WAUSAU - A small plane crashed at the Wausau Downtown Airport Monday evening.

Wausau Police arrived around 7:45 p.m. and found the plane went off runway while landing and tipped onto a wing.

The pilot was not injured and was the only one on board. 

The crash caused only minimal damage to the the plane. 

The NTSB was contacted but did not do an on-site investigation because it was a minor crash. 

+ Read More

Play Video

SUGAR CAMP - To prepare their fields for planting, many Wisconsin farmers use a harsh weed killing chemical called glyphosate; it's the same active-ingredient found in Roundup. 

+ Read More

Play Video

MERRILL - The Ace Hardware store in Merrill employs a few veterans on its 17-person staff.

But it plans to do even more for veterans this Saturday.

It will give away American flags to the first 240 customers to its store. Ace will also donate 200 flags to the local VFW post, something it did last year for the first time.

"It was really gratifying to see how much the VFW post was really honored by it and just thanked us so profusely," said Merrill Ace Hardware owner Tim Haight. "Ace is all about honoring American veterans."

The Merrill store will join Ace stores across the country on Saturday. Together, they intend to give away one million American flags.

The Flying Aces fighter pilots in World War I inspired the name for Ace stores.

+ Read More

Play Video

CONOVER - After 34 years working as a Chicago police homicide detective, Joe Danzl got used to carrying a gun.

"I don't want to say it's second nature, but I'm pretty relaxed when I'm shooting," Danzl said.

Ten years into retirement and living in Eagle River, Danzl now has a concealed carry permit for his 9mm Beretta.  The permit works all around the state of Wisconsin, but traveling is a different story.

"I just want to exercise my right to be armed when I choose to be," Danzl said.

+ Read More

Play Video

TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk's Main Street organization thinks a big part of making its downtown beautiful is the flower baskets that hang every summer.

But the 32 baskets take a lot of volunteer power to keep watered.

This year, the downtown will display flowers in new, self-watering baskets. They'll only need to be watered every three or four days, instead of every day.

"Beautification is always a focal point of any great downtown. You want to bring in something that's very inviting, very community-orientated, and who doesn't love flowers?" said Tomahawk Main Street Executive Director Aimee Dickrell.

+ Read More

EAGLE RIVER - Police think a man caused a deadly crash while driving high in Vilas County this winter.  He now faces homicide and drug possession felonies.

Prosecutors filed charges against Tyler Metz, 19, on May 14.

Metz, who lives in Douglas County, was involved in a head-on crash on Highway 51 at Bakken Road in the township of Boulder Junction on Jan. 23.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER -
UPDATE: Passengers who were supposed to arrive in Rhinelander at 3:15 p.m. will be able to take a flight out of Minneapolis that will arrive late Monday evening. 

A broken underground power cable at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport delayed a flight set to arrive in Rhinelander from Minneapolis Monday afternoon. 

Around 1:30 p.m., workers noticed malfunctioning equipment in the weather station at the airport, which affects navigation. 

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: