Fine free February
February is Library Lover’s Month at Boulder Junction Public Library. The staff urges everyone to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the nation’s libraries will continue to serve and remain free to the millions of people who visit in person or via the web each year.
In celebration of Library Lover’s Month, the library is forgiving fines on ALL overdue materials during the month of February. That means the library will waive fines from all overdue items returned during the month of February. Fees for lost or damaged materials or overdue items from other libraries will be excluded. For details, call 715-385-2050.
Kory Dahlvig memorial tournament
A nine-pin bowling tournament to honor the memory of Vilas County Deputy Kory Dahlvig will be held Sunday, Feb. 9 at Hodag Lanes beginning at noon. Funds raised will go toward the Kory Dahlvig Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship that helps pay the tuition for a second year criminal justice student at Nicolet College. The event will include prizes and raffles. Dahlvig, a deputy with the Vilas County Sheriff’s office, was killed in an automobile accident in April 2010 while on duty
CoVantage to hold annual meeting
CoVantage Credit Union is holding its 67th annual membership meeting 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Volm Theatre at Antigo High School. All credit union members are encouraged to attend the meeting which will include an introduction of CoVantage board of directors, financial reports, highlights from 2019 and a preview of what his ahead for 2020. Attendees will receive complimentary gift, and have a chance to win cash prizes. A meal will be served after the meeting has adjourned.
Open enrollment period begins
The online open enrollment application period for the 2020-21 school year begins Feb. 3, and runs through April 30, 2020. Parents and guardians have the opportunity to send their children to any public school in the state. Open enrollment application materials and additional information is available on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.
Nicolet College award finalist
Nicolet College has been named as one of 10 national finalists for the Bellwether Award in the Instructional Programs and Services category. The college earned the distinction for its Nicolet MyWay initiative, which gives students flexibility as to when and where they complete their college coursework. The format combines online classes with flexible open labs where students receive one-on-one and small group instruction. A team from Nicolet will travel to San Antonio, Texas this week to present the program to a panel of judges. Those presenting include executive vice president of academic and student affairs Kate Ferrel, director of business intelligence Christin Van Kauweberg, instructional designer Di Wu and economics and social science instructor Laura Prince. The Bellwether assembly, now in its 26th year, convenes annually as an independent national policy forum for key opinion leaders to work as a “think tank” in identifying critical issues facing the future of community colleges, and to recognize Bellwether Winners and Finalist as trend-setting institutions.
Rhinelander Ethics Board applications
Rhinelander Mayor Chris Frederickson is accepting letters of interest for participation on the newly created Ethics Board. Letters or emails may be sent to email@example.com or Mayor Chris Frederickson, 135 S. Stevens St., Rhinelander, WI 54501. Include a phone number and best time to be reached. Frederickson will be scheduling interviews.
Teen character awards
The YMCA of the Northwoods is accepting nominations and sponsorships for the 18th annual Teen Character Awards presented by Rhinelander Rotary. The Y Teen Character Awards recognize teens that demonstrate the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and is a way to celebrate teens who have made positive changes in their lives and in their communities. Teens from Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties are eligible for nomination. To nominate a teen or to sponsor the event, visit ymcaofthenorthwoods.org or contact Matt Steingraber at 715-362-9622, ext. 120.
Tax forms at the library
Tax forms and instruction booklets for all 50 states are available via the internet workstations at the Rhinelander District Library, or from home at www.irs.gov. Hardcopies of booklets may be mail-ordered online online or by calling 800-829-1040. Wisconsin tax information is available on the internet at www.revenue.wi.gov. Copies and prints are 10 cents per page. Rhinelander District Library and the V-CAT have a variety of books to help in tax preparation, including J.K. Lasser’s “Your Income Tax” and “Taxe$ for Dummie$”. Library staff are not qualified to provide tax form selection, preparation assistance, or specialized information. However, library staff are happy to help patrons locate forms and make copies. Certain forms for business use are not available at library or online. Returns are to be filed no later than April 15. For more information, contact the Rhinelander District Library at 715-365-1070.
Winter Escapes Extravaganza
Tickets are on sale for the Rhinelander Kiwanis Club’s 33rd annual Winter Escapes Extravaganza fundraiser. The event takes place Saturday, March 7 at Cabaret Cove in Rhinelander. Doors open at 5 p.m. More than $400,000 has been raised through Winter Escapes for children’s organizations and family-oriented projects in the Rhinelander community. Tickets are $45; only 500 tickets will be sold. All tickets will be drawn during the evening, with the last ticket winning the $2,000 grand prize. Several other ticket holders will win cash or donated merchandise. The night will include a live auction and cash raffles. Beverages and hot sandwiches will be served throughout the evening. Contact any Kiwanian or call 715-369-5089 for tickets.