Arts & Life

The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is hosting a film Thursday that examines the American Dream.

League of Women Voters of the Northwoods spokesperson Jane Trotter says the League has two goals: voter registration and access and education. She says presenting the documentary 'Dream On' falls into the education portion of the mission. Trotter says the film will be released in theaters this fall, but the producers approached the group about an early free screening.

Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

A new voice will be added to WXPR's airwaves soon.

Scott Bowe has taken over Tom Steele's position as Superintendent of Kemp Natural Resources Station, and he's  taking over Steele's spot for the monthly saga Field Notes. Bowe stopped by the studios last week to record his first episode. Miranda Vander Leest caught up with Bowe about his new on-air and off-air duties. 

Tune in Tuesday, July 12 at 7:45 and 5:45 for Scott Bowe's first episode of WXPR's monthly saga Field Notes. 

Patti Fitzpatrick

WXPR's Patti Fitzpatrick and Richard Gsell attended the Pickleball tournament in Three Lakes and filed reports and provided us with some of the sights.

More pictures inside.

Olson Library Moves Forward With Renovation Plans

Jul 8, 2016

A new architectural firm to continue plans for the renovation and expansion of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River will be recommended to the library board of trustees after the library building committee meeting last week.

Jessie Dick

On Wednesday, July 6th, Liam Kyle Cahill and Scott Kirby performed live on WXPR.  If you missed the live broadcast during Northwoods Cafe, you can hear the concert archived here. Click the audio link above.

Members of Rhinelander Fire Department Local-1028 will again be asking motorists to "Fill The Boot".

The annual "Fill The Boot" campaign is set for Thursday through Saturday says Muscular Dystrophy Association spokesperson Heather Buchberger..

"....they are going to be at the corner of Stevens and Dwight Streets, and what they're going to be doing is filling their boots for MDA. All the proceeds stay local in the Northwoods area...."

Buchberger says the money donated will help people in need in this area...

A deadline is nearing if you want to display something at the upcoming Oneida County Fair in Rhinelander. Oneida County UW-Extension leader Lynn Feldman says a deadline is later this week...

"....the deadline is for fair registration, fair entries. This is for people to bring things they have made through the course of the year to the fair, to exhibit, to get fair premium money, to excite other people...."

The Independence Day holiday, a parade that has been moved to the courthouse area, travelers for the holiday and the upcoming Hodag Country Music Festival plus downtown construction on main streets makes for a very interesting time if you're driving.

Rhinelander Street Superintendent Tony Gilman says if you go on the website, there is a map for parking if you are going to the parade....

  Boulder Junction’s main street is a little brighter thanks to a new mural showcasing the Northwoods.

The mural is being painted on the exterior wall of Badger Heating and Cooling.

The nearly 100 foot piece has been in the planning stages for several years and will be one of the largest public art pieces in town. The completed mural will feature four season activities and wildlife in Boulder Junction.

Whether it's parades, cookouts, family gatherings or just plain summer fun, the Independence Day weekend looks to be prime summertime enjoyment.  The weather is sunny, dry and seasonably warm through Monday. It's always good to remember the basis for the holiday, when Americans declared their independence from England.

Antigo native and author James Bradley says the recent revelations about his father in the famous Iwo Jima picture can be explained by the confusion of war.

Bradley has penned four books, the first a New York Times bestseller, "Flags of Our Fathers", the story of his father John Bradley's actions that day at Iwo Jima. Further analysis by historians and others discovered Bradley was not in the the most well-known flag raising.

Despite extensive downtown construction, Rhinelander’s annual 4th of July parade will still happen, but with an alternative route. Rhinelander City Clerk, Val Foley says the parade route will start in front of the courthouse. It will travel down Davenport street until it reaches Pelham, and take a left on Pelham. It will then proceed down Pelham and down the one-way street in the opposite direction past city hall. Continue down Pehlam to Courtney street and take a right on Courtney street.

Rhinelander Boy Honored For Saving His Siblings From A Fire

Jun 24, 2016

He saved his six-month old sister and his four year old brother, and Friday 7 year old Adam Cameron Lee Granger was honored by the Rhinelander Fire Department.

Rhinelander firefighters were called Tuesday afternoon to a house fire at 335 Brown St. Assistant Fire Chief Tom Waydick said they thought the worst when they heard there were children upstairs by the fire. But Waydick says Adam saved his siblings...

Phelps Chamber of Commerce

10 free bands will be on the shore of North Twin Lakes in Phelps Friday and Saturday. Proceeds will benefit youth activities and bring music fans to downtown Phelps.

Chamber of Commerce Director Celeste Hendrickson.....

"....two days of live music on North Twin Lake, can't ask for a better setting. The funds will help the youth recreation in Phelps. They have great programs for the youth, from T-Ball, softball, soccer...just a great program...."

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