Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Northland Pines School District inducts two alumni into Hall of FameSubmitted: 06/03/2018
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
Reporter/Anchor
dsherek@wjfw.com

Northland Pines School District inducts two alumni into Hall of Fame
EAGLE RIVER - Northland Pines High School seniors received their diplomas Sunday at their graduation, but before the seniors had their big moment, some Alumni received a special honor. Two new members were inducted into the school's Alumni Hall of Fame. 

Kathy Holtorp was chosen for her volunteer work with the Salvation Army Toy Program and numerous other charitable organizations. 


Nancy Schaffer used to be a teacher at Northland Pines, and was chosen for her dedication to the school district and for her work as the Walter E Olson memorial Library Foundation President.

Both women were grateful for the honor.

"There's so many people who go unrecognized for all that they do. It's very humbling to be receiving this award, and it's great," said Holtorp. 

The goal of the Alumni Hall of Fame is not only to recognize good works, but also to inspire students at the school to make accomplishments of their own. The new inductees believe using local accomplishments to encourage the younger generations is important. 

"They can see that people can do things, not that it's going to be setting the world on fire, but things that just will help out their community," said Schaffer. "And I truly believe as Kathy does that giving back to the community is very important." 

Friends, family members, and colleagues of the inductees attended Sunday morning's ceremony. 


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





 IN OTHER NEWS

RHINELANDER -
Two of the five people hurt in a head-on crash near Rhinelander last week are still in the hospital.  The crash happened about 10 miles west of Rhinelander on Highway 8 around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

State Patrol Sergeant Rhae Stertz told Newswatch 12 a black Chevy Malibu driven by an 85-year-old woman crossed the center line and hit a gold Buick.

+ Read More

Play Video

MINOCQUA -
Schools across the Northwoods and the state received millions of dollars in grant money to make their buildings safer this year. But a huge safety risk happens before your children even get to their schools.

Children have been hurt and killed in crashes at bus stops across the country, and drivers in the area say it's a problem here, too.

During one Lakeland Area bus's last stops of the day, a car zoomed by on Highway 47, completely disregarding the bus's stop sign. Apparently that violation isn't uncommon. 

"As bus drivers in the United States, children are at danger every day," said Lakeland Area Bus Terminal Manager Kim Hazelett.

Hazelett was horrified when she heard three children in Indiana were killed after being hit by a car at their bus stop.

"It kind of hit a sore sport with me," said Hazelett.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - Even as we approach the season of giving, some people want to take.  Since Monday afternoon, Wisconsin Public Service has received 40 reports of scam phone calls made to customers.

The scammers claim to be from WPS, and threaten disconnection if they don't get money.  Both business and residential customers have been targeted.

+ Read More

MADISON - Outgoing Gov. Scott Walker is giving outgoing Attorney General Brad Schimel a job as a judge.

Walker announced Tuesday that he appointed Schimel as a Waukesha County circuit judge. Walker said Schimel has shown a commitment to the rule of law and will faithfully serve the state as a judge.

Schimel is a former Waukesha County district attorney.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - A Nicolet College art instructor wants to sell her art to help students afford to go to college.

Betsy Popp has her art on display at Nicolet College until December 21.
She plans on donating half the money she gets from selling her art to the scholarship foundation to help her students.

"I see the students and sometimes the struggles that they have [like] trying to get money to come to college [or] to pay for what they need. I still see them struggle with everyday expenses and things," said Popp.

You can see Popp's artwork Monday through Friday 8:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Nicolet College campus.

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - A special state committee made its recommendations about Wisconsin's juvenile corrections system after spending months studying the issue. One of its 25 members was Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath.

Governor Scott Walker got the Juvenile Corrections Study Committee started back in July. He wanted to get some feedback on what types of facilities should be built to replace Lincoln Hills, which is set to close in 2021, and what types of programming they should have.

Sheriff Fath says 60 percent of kids held in Lincoln Hills come from the Milwaukee area. To provide more family support to those kids, the committee suggested placing one facility there.

+ Read More

Play Video

NORWAY, MI - The Upper Peninsula hoped this day would never come.

Hunters and biologists watched chronic wasting disease spread north across Wisconsin, infecting and killing deer in its path.

They hoped the U.P. deer herd would stay free of the deadly disease. But this year, a deer killed east of Iron Mountain tested positive. That triggered a quick and aggressive response from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR).

"It's a pretty steady stream of people," said MDNR wildlife technician Ryan McGillviray as he worked on a deer carcass Monday.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here