If you’ve ever felt the urge to do something other than what’s expected of you, this story is for you. Frank Kovac worked a factory job by day, but nurtured a passion for astronomy at night. This is the story of a cloudy night, some glow in the dark paint, and a universal dream.
Driving down Mud Creek Road in Monaco Wisconsin, you might think you’re headed to a campground. But in fact the gravel lane leads to Frank Kovac’s hand-made planetarium.
More than 15 thousand people will gather in Minocqua next weekend to pay tribute to.... the beef roast.
For the 49th time, Minocqua merchants say thank you to customers and travelers with "Beef-A-Rama". Initially held in the spring to lure those going fishing, the event moved to the fall and features beef, a parade, crafts, music and demonstrations.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Baltus says the event is a favorite...
Someone from the Northwoods will have some extra money soon.
The Wisconsin Lottery reports a ticket sold at Dietz Service on county "W" in Manitowish Waters matched all six winning number in the Thursday, September 19 SuperCash! drawing to claim the $350,000 dollar prize.
Winners have 180 days to claim the prize.
SuperCash! is a daily lotto game played only in Wisconsin. The odds of winning SuperCash!'s top prize are about 1 in 1.6 million.
New work is up at ArtStart in downtown Rhinelander. It’s the first show since the gallery has built a glass wall for the front gallery. That newly finished room now features black-and white images from German photographer Karl Blossfeldt. President of the Board of Directors Ken Juon says Blossfeldt invented his own camera in order to take close-up pictures of natural forms.
The annual Fall Ride is underway in Tomahawk, an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association led by one of it's top contributors, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, with a plant in Tomahawk.
40,000 visitors are expected and the sound of motorcycles across the Northwoods will be heard most of the weekend.
Director Tamra Anderson from the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce says while all the visitors bring a surge to the local businesses, there is a reason for the ride...
The Ref has arrived in the Northwoods...and we're not talking about a football game.
The Transportable High-End Rider Education Facility...THE REF...is operated by the state DOT's Motorcycle Safety Program.
With the Fall Ride in Tomahawk expecting to attract 40,000 people this weekend, many on motorcycles, DOT officials bring the motorcycle simulator and trainer to give people a perspective on motorcycles and safety.
Spokesperson Peggy Drinsinger says the idea is to cut down on accidents with more education...
The Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community in Forest county has been selected to host an event in 2015 that continues to highlight the growing interest in Native American tourism.
The Native American Tourism of Wisconsin conference travels each year to another of the 11 state tribal sites.
NATOW vice-chairwoman and Mole Lake Lodge and Conference Center Manager Carmen McGeshick says the gathering each year is designed to raise tourism awareness. The consortium recently took a step forward with the hiring of a new director...