News, in brief
City flushing water mains
The city of Rhinelander water utility is once again flushing the water distribution system, beginning this week. Typical hours of flushing will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and will take approximately four to six weeks. According to the city, the flushing cleans out iron deposits in the water lines, to verify the hydrants are working properly and to assure continued high-quality drinking water. During this time, a discoloration in the water supply may take place, due to the disruption of naturally occurring mineral sediments that accumulate in the mains. Before doing laundry or other projects that may suffer from discolored water, it is advised to make sure the water is running clear.
Summer skating and hockey programs are available this summer through the Rhinelander Ice Association and Rhinelander Figure Skating Club. A six-session Learn to Skate class for beginners June 25-July 5. The Rhinelander Figure Skating Club will host two weeks of basic skills and freestyle figure skating June 25-July 6. The Rhinelander Ice Association will also offer Coach Laggis’ Mini-Camp for youth hockey players the week of June 25. For more information on all programming, including costs, and to register online, visit rhinelanderice.com or call Brett at 715-369-9649.
Free car seat inspections
Dawn Klink, Certified Car Seat Technician with the Oneida County Health Department will be on hand Monday, June 11 at the Rhinelander Fire Department to assist with free car seat inspections from 4-6 p.m. Statistics show three out of four car seats are not used correctly. This community event will allow parents and caregivers to ask questions and get help determining which care seat is best for their child. The Rhinelander Fire Department is located at 128 W. Frederick St. Car seats will be available based on need and income eligibility.
Scenic Lake Superior excursion offered through the Y
All are invited to spend three days and two nights visiting the Bayfield and Duluth areas in a deluxe motor coach, August 17-19, offered through the YMCA of the Northwoods. The itinerary includes shopping and sightseeing, ferry ride to Madeline Island, a Big Top Chautauqua performance, tour of the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth and a dinner cruise on Lake Superior. For details, including costs and payment deadlines, visit ymcaofthenorthwoods.org. To register, call 715-362-9622.