This week’s news briefs
Youth justice in the Northwoods
The monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods will address youth justice in the area. A round-table conversation will include professionals and volunteers working with the youth in Vilas, Oneida and Lincoln counties; they will also provide an update on developing changes to the system. The meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at River Valley Bank in Tomahawk, and is open to the public.
Still time to choose “Best of Rhinelander”
Forward Rhinelander, a citizen group working toward the betterment of the community, is holding a “fun and friendly” competition, seeking opinions on what is The Best in Rhinelander. Votes can be cast until Jan. 18 on 33 different categories, ranging from food and drink to music and outdoor activities and more. All voting is online and can be done by visiting https://forwardrhinelander.com/bestof.
Building named in honor of late LDF tribal leader
Following the recent passing of Lac du Flambeau leader Michael W. Allen, Sr., the tribal council voted to rename a building in his honor. Allen, who died Dec. 18, served as tribal chair, vice chair, tribal secretary and council members, and also served as executive director for Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC). The council voted Dec. 19 to rename the GLITC Building the Michael W. Allen, Sr. Building.
Drs. Allen, Bergman welcome new chiropractor
Advanced Health Natural Health Improvement Center in Rhinelander, has announced the addition of a chiropractor to the practice. Dr. Rick Olson is a graduate of Palmer College and has been practicing chiropractic and nutrition care for over 28 years. In addition to patient care, Olson said he will be conducting talks and hosting classes for the public. Advanced Health is owned and operated by Drs. Ida Allen and Jerod Bergman. For more information, visit www.AdvancedHealthNHIC.com.
Y hosts bus trip to garden show in Madison
The YMCA of the Northwoods is hosting a coach bus trip to the Garden and Landscape Show at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 9. See the latest trends in gardening and landscaping, connect with professional landscapers and garden educators, enjoy workshops, demos, exhibits and seminars during this mid-winter escape to green plants, flowers and trees. The trip is open to all ages. For more information, including cost, and to reserve a seat before Jan. 22, stop by the Y or call 715-362-9622.
Human trafficking presentation
Northland Pines Middle and High School auditorium is where a presentation to raise awareness of human trafficking is taking place Friday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Northwoods residents Butch and Jean Fitzpatrick, who are members of the international organization Shared Hope. Learn about the Fitzpatrick’s story and how they are working to prevent exploitation of women and children. The material presented is appropriate for high school students accompanied by parents, and adult community members.