The public will soon have a chance to see the Olson Library Expansion project in Eagle River.
Trustee Phil Jensen says they've known for a longtime that that they've outgrown the facility. Six years ago they had plans for an upgrade, but the recession halted those plans. Now they've hired Northwoods designer and builder Jeff Visner and they have new plans:
A loon takes a break from nesting responsibilities to catch breakfast. Mitch Mode captured this perspective while kayaking. If you have spectacular Northwoods photos that the WXPR online audience would enjoy, please send them along to General Manager, Peg Arnold. And help create WXPR's online photo gallery depicting Northwoods Splendor.
It's the golden anniversary year for School of the Arts at Rhinelander and special events are planned. The school runs this year from Saturday, July 20 through Wednesday, July 24 at James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander.
Director Lynn Tarnoff says the 50th anniversary has a number of events..
WXPR is expanding our news coverage. If you have a passion for local news, arts, and interesting stories about people and happenings in your area, consider becoming a contributor on WXPR.
We're recruiting volunteer citizen journalists to cover local news and events from Ironwood to Wausau-Merrill and Park Falls to Iron Mountain. Modern technology makes it possible for you to contribute from anywhere in the WXPR listening area.
WXPR is hosting a community listening session in Eagle River on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm at Eagle River Roasters.
News Director Ken Krall and WXPR's new Community Features Editor, Natalie Jablonski, will be on hand to tell you more about exciting opportunities to become a contributor journalist. As WXPR expands our news service, we're looking for people with an interest in covering local news in their communities.
Someone who bought a Wisconsin Lottery Badger 5 ticket in Rhinelander is wealthier today.
The state lottery office reports a Badger 5 ticket sold at Trig's Food and Drug won $293,000 dollars in Wednesday night's drawing.
The ticket holder has 180 days to claim the prize. Badger 5 is a one dollar daily lotto game with jackpots starting at $10,000 and grow a minimum of one-thousand dollars a day. Players win the rolling jackpot by matching their five numbers to the five winning numbers drawn each night.
A Northwoods woman recently won a national contest to come up with the next great potato chip. Karen Weber-Mendham of Land O’Lakes won a million dollars in the "Do Us a Flavor" contest put on since by Lay’s Potato Chips. She created a Cheesy Garlic Bread chip that was one of three finalists chosen from around three-point-eight million entries. . Actress Eva Longoria presented the prize during a recent ceremony..
Karen says she was surprised to be picked. Her children had suggested the flavor, she entered and then found out she was a finalist...