The months after high school graduation are a big adjustment for any 18-year old. WXPR’s Emily Bright has the story of one local girl who used the time to launch a singer/songwriter career.
Seven months after graduating from Northland Pines High School Madeline Consoer was back in her old auditorium, playing piano and singing a two-hour concert Friday that included her original songs. It’s been a busy few months, says Madeline.
The World Championship Snowmobile Derby take places in Eagle River this weekend, with the vintage classes wrapping up last weekend. WXPR’s Emily Bright takes a behind-the-scenes look at the camaraderie and competition of the international snowmobile races going on in our own backyard.
Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin has begun a community-based youth mentoring program in the Northwoods.
Kinship of the North had previously performed the community-based mentoring but that organization has dissolved, having been active in the Northwoods since 1980.
Big Brothers-Big Sisters spokesperson Mary Kinnunen says that organization had provided school-based youth mentoring but now will do both. She says Kinship asked Big Brothers-Big Sisters to take over their community-based mentoring programs.
Longtime Rhinelander educator and author Ced Vig began a tradition at the Rhinelander District Library and this year marks its 30th anniversary. The tradition began with Vig donating the first book to the Holiday Book Fund.
Library Foundation member Kari Zambon says since it's beginning, nearly a quarter-million dollars has been raised for book purchases...
"....nearly one in four of the books taken out in the Children's Department are book-plated with the Ced Vig book fund..."