Saturday is opening day of Wisconsin’s annual gun deer season. For many families the hunt is about much more than taking a deer - it’s a time of family bonding, camaraderie and tradition. In today’s History Afield, Writer Bob Willging has the story of a famous World War II combat pilot, who made deer hunting with his family a priority while home on leave in 1943.
An event that has been around for nearly half a century returns to the streets of downtown Tomahawk on Friday.
Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett attended the Annual Venison Feed when she worked for the TV show Discover Wisconsin....
"....the Tomahawk Venison Feed is a blast. I got to film it years ago. They serve about 1800 venison burgers, free...they encourage donations of course...people come out in bright orange, and crazy hats with antlers. It's just a fun party in the streets of downtown Tomahawk.."
Northland Pines School District has a new vacation this school year. Students and teachers will have the whole week off at Thanksgiving for deer season.
Last year, nearly 200 students in the Northland Pines middle school and high school were absent from school on the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving break, many of them to take part in the 9-day deer hunting season. That’s nearly 15% of the district student body. This year, the Northland Pines School District responded by adjusting its vacation schedule accordingly. As superintendent Dr. Mike Richie explains,
Hear renowned singer-songwriter and guitarist Garnet Roger’s in an archived Live from the White Pine performance. Colleen Finn of Northwoods Cafe hosted this Live from the White Pine on-air broadcast Thursday, November 13.
A meeting is set for Tuesday(Nov. 18) that could have much to say about what direction the Oneida County Fair will be taking.
The public is invited to the strategic planning session.
The first fair was held in 1896 and has been in three locations in Rhinelander over the years and for awhile was in Lake Tomahawk. Most recently, it has been held in early August at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander. Nancy Gehrig is Fair Coordinator. She says they need help in several areas...
On a recent Saturday evening, the classic marquee of the Historic Ironwood Theatre was lit on Aurora Street in downtown Ironwood, and a crowd bustled into the theatre. However, this wasn’t a typical night at the movies. This was a silent film screening, complete with live organ accompaniment.
With popcorn and soda in hand, the crowd took their seats to watch the silent film classic Phantom of the Opera at the Historic Ironwood Theatre.
Returning to civilian life after military duty can be a shocking adjustment. WXPR’s Emily Bright talked to one veteran who made that transition and is now doing something that seems totally different, growing cranberries in the Northwoods.
Benjamin Riker served two tours in Kuwait and Iraq with the Wisconsin National Guard. When he returned home in 2009, he finished up his degree in early elementary education. He was married with a young son, and they had to figure out what came next.