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The Rhinelander Women's Club is again accepting letters from local organizations to help fund those organization's activities. Cindy Goll is club president.

She says last year the club supported more than 30 organizations and projects and have opened up the application process again...

Dorothy Ferguson / Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

This week on A Northwoods Moment in History, local historian Gary Entz takes us back to 1905 and tells us the story of a bindlestiff named Frank Lamperer, who benefitted from the kindness of the people in Rhinelander.

Jacob Shultz

This is the story of two ambulances and a resident in Boulder Junction who felt compelled to help out a small Alaskan town a few weeks ago.


WXPR’s Mackenzie Martin takes it from there.

Living in the Northwoods, we often feel like we live in small towns.

Northern Highland-LGBTQ

The second annual Northwoods Pride Festival is being held June 23 in Arbor Vitae.

The festival is sponsored by Northwoods Progressives and Northern Highland LGBTQ. Spokesperson Don Schindhelm chairs the festival. He says about 60 people turned out for last year's initial festival.

He says the Northwoods Progressives came to the Rainbow Hodags at Nicolet College to hold a PRIDE event... / Wisconsin Historical Society

This week on A Northwoods Moment in History, local historian Gary Entz takes us back to 1931, when an air show was held in Rhinelander.

Air shows where aircraft are exhibited, air races are run, and acrobatic demonstrations take place are still staged in many venues around the world, but they used to be a common occurrence in small towns across America.  In the early days of flying, fixed base operators and aviators would use air shows to bring people out to the local airfield and drum up business for the fledgling aviation industry.

Nicolet College

One of the Midwest's top art exhibitions is looking for submissions before the deadline later this month.

The Northern National Art Competition is a cooperative venture of the Northern Arts Council and the Nicolet College Art Gallery.

Nicolet College Art Gallery Director Katy Ralph says they would like to have more artists to submit entries...

Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism

One of the main events in Rhinelander is Saturday as art, cars, motorcycles and burgers all combine under the umbrella of "Art Fair On the Courthouse Lawn".

The Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce leads the 32nd Art Fair on the Oneida County Courthouse lawn. Chamber spokesperson Lauren Sackett talks about the Art Fair...

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Every Friday, we turn back the clock on Morning Edition with local historian Gary Entz to find out what life in the Northwoods used to be like. This is part of a new initiative by WXPR to tell the history and culture of northern Wisconsin.

Jay Woolf

A local author who wrote a book about how to use humor to your advantage in a difficult situation will be speaking in Boulder Junction.

Jay Woolf, author of It IS a Laughing Matter, will speak at the Boulder Junction Public Library Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m.

Thirty years ago, Woolf was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Before he was diagnosed, he knew something was horribly wrong. Humor is what helped him get through it.

ArtStart Rhinelander

There’s a new type of open mic coming to the Northwoods community Wednesday, May 30th. 

The evening of performances at ArtStart in Rhinelander is called In Progress to encourage people to share things that aren’t quite done yet. The whole idea is to build a community that can support each other’s artistic endeavors as well as give constructive feedback. That being said, presenting finished or published works is also encouraged.

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Every Friday, we turn back the clock on Morning Edition with local historian Gary Entz to find out what life in the Northwoods used to be like. This is part of a new initiative by WXPR to tell the history and culture of northern Wisconsin.

Issues of immigration, military conflicts overseas, and how we honor veterans are current topics of political debate, but this is nothing new.  Consider the case of Rhinelander resident Elwood Smith.


Celebrating Rhinelander young adults making a difference, Forward Rhinelander has selected its first-ever honorees for Top 10 Under 40 recognition.

Forward Rhinelander received more than 50 nominations highlighting the many people serving their community.

A spokesperson for the group says the move is to change perception. Forward Rhinelander's Melinda Childs says in an area with a large senior demographic, they want to show there are younger people making a difference...

Jacquelyn Mitchard

A New York Times bestselling author will be giving a talk in Arbor Vitae next week. Jacquelyn Mitchard - probably best known for her book The Deep End of the Ocean - will be speaking at the Red Crown Lodge on Wednesday, May 30th. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Frank B Koller Library.

Mitchard was a Wisconsin resident for many years, working at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and living just outside of Madison. kaz

As education has become increasingly science and math oriented, a state arts leader says the arts is also a critical educational component of a child's future.

Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin, Anne Katz, says studies both here in Wisconsin and elsewhere says employers are looking for people with good ideas...