Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Annual used book sale helps support scholarships for Northwoods women and girlsSubmitted: 07/24/2017
Story By Dakota Sherek

Annual used book sale helps support scholarships for Northwoods women and girls
RHINELANDER - Hundreds of books will fill Rhinelander High School this week for an annual used book sale. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been collecting donations for the sale all year long. 

The Northwoods group has been hosting the used book sale for decades. The organization uses the funds from the sale for the scholarships it gives to local women and girls.


"The cards have been stacked against women for a long time, I think that's changing to some extent but we definitely want to emphasize that you can do so much more if you have a college education," said AAUW member Diane Dei Rossi.

One or two scholarships go to Rhinelander High School graduating seniors each year. The other scholarships go to returning Nicolet College students.

"Those are women who started their college education and life got in the way . Either oftentimes it's from having children or financial difficulty, and now they are able to resume their education and we would like to help them out," said Dei Rossi. 

Organizers say the sale will have something for everyone. 

"We will have a huge variety of books including children's books, fiction, non-fiction, we always get a nice selection of sheet music, just a little bit of everything and they're all in nice condition," said Dei Rossi. 

Book prices are typically $5 or less. The group will still accept donations on Tuesday and Wednesday. Books can be dropped off at the high school anytime from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"They should be gently used books, clean, this isn't the time to bring in those mouse-eaten books that have been in your basement for years," said Dei Rossi. 

The sale starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday. On Thursday and Saturday the sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Friday the sale will run from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Those interested in the organization or its scholarships, call Dei Rossi at 715-362-1756 for more information. 


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





 IN OTHER NEWS

Play Video

RHINELANDER - A 49-year-old Spooner man now faces charges he sexually touched a child at the Waters of Minocqua last Monday.

According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Scribner touched the victim in a hot tub at the waterpark.

The child resisted him, then hurried away from the hot tub.

Police say surveillance video from the Waters of Minocqua backs up the story.

When confronted, Scribner told police the child instigated the sexual contact.

At a court appearance on Wednesday, a judge set a $5,000 cash bond and ordered he have no contact with children.

+ Read More

Play Video

PICKEREL -
Police released the name of the youngest victim Wednesday of a fire that killed six people in Langlade County Tuesday morning.

Zoe Munoz Soto was just under 11-months-old.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - From her store on Brown Street in downtown Rhinelander, Kate Bauman would love to sell anyone a hand-restored armoire, while knowing it's a specific clientele she tends to reach.

"I know that my chances of an ATV rider coming in and purchasing a dresser is slim to none," Bauman said with a laugh.

After Monday night, those chances may have just gone up.  On a 6-2 vote, the city council approved allowing ATVs and UTVs on almost all city streets.  Riders cannot use or cross Lincoln Street or Stevens Street north of Dwight Street.  

Alderpersons Dawn Rog and Ryan Rossing were the lone dissenters.

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU - After plans for a movie theater at the struggling Wausau Center Mall fell through in 2017, a new business opens there this summer.

Following launches in La Crosse and Eau Claire, HOM Furniture (pronounced 'home') will open its 17th location in Central Wisconsin Friday. The Minnesota-based company also operates stores in Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

+ Read More

STEVENS POINT - Stevens Point police want to find a man a teenager claims approached him for sexual activity Wednesday morning.

The 17-year-old was fishing near the paper mill on the city's southwest side at Wisconsin and Wood streets around 11 a.m. when the man approached him.  The teen says the man did not touch him, only talked with him.

+ Read More

STEVENS POINT - One person died after a garage caught fire in Stevens Point. 

Police were called to 608 Sixth Ave at 6:47 p.m. Wednesday. 

The garage was completed on fire when first responders arrived. 

+ Read More

Play Video

MERRILL - Scammers hoping to steal personal information can get a lot of private details right out of the garbage.

An organization in Merrill reminds people that improper disposal of printed documents can put you at risk for identity theft. 

Crime Stoppers of Lincoln Co. held their first ever shred day Wednesday afternoon.
President Ken Neff says the organization is becoming more proactive in fighting ID fraud.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: