Arts & Life

Arts & Life
1:04 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

WXPR Holiday Open House- Thursday, December 4th

We will host our annual listener open house on Thursday, December 4th from 10am -5pm. All are invited to celebrate the season with volunteers and staff. Enjoy holiday goodies, meet on-air hosts and tour the studios.  You can also record a testimonial saying what you like about listening to WXPR.  You know this radio station plays a big part in your life - now is your chance to tell everyone why!  Come by our open house, and take a moment to tell your community why WXPR matters to you.

Happy Holidays! 

  

Need projects to graduate
7:39 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Oneida Non-Profits Could Benefit From Leadership OC

Credit openclipart.org

Non-profit organizations in Oneida county are invited to submit applications to see if a project could help local residents.

Leadership Oneida County is a nine-month program cultivating local leaders,  creating an awareness of services and organizations in Oneida county.

One of the sponsoring agencies is the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director Dana DeMet says Leadership participants need to complete a community service project in order to graduate...

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Goals also rise
7:22 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Need Rises as Salvation Army Bell Ringers Return

Credit en.wikipedia.org

The Salvation Army's  Red Kettle bell ringers have arrived for another year. The volunteers ring bells at retail outlets to raise money for the Salvation Army's relief efforts.

Rhinelander area coordinator Kim Swisher says they started earlier than normal this year in the hope of not facing cold weather, but that hasn't proven to be the case. She says the money stays locally, and the need has risen...

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World War II Vet Returns For Deer Season
4:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

History Afield: Home for the Hunt

Credit Joyce Bong Erickson

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.

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Donated venison
2:29 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Tomahawk Venison Feed Brings Out Hunters

Wisconsin Department of Tourism Sec. Stephanie Klett
Credit Wisconsin.gov

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.."

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Week of Thanksgiving Sees High Absentee Rate
10:41 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Deer Season Means Early Vacation For Some Northwoods Students

About 200 students were absent last year during the week of Thanksgiving, many of them busy deer hunting.
Credit en.wikipedia.org

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,

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Arts & Life
2:44 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Live From the White Pine - Garnet Rogers

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.

 

 

      

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Arts & Life
12:00 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Holiday Programming

Arts & Life
8:09 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Snow Continues to Pile Up in Northern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula

Ironwood, MI has already gotten almost four feet of snow in mid-November.
Monie Shackleford

Another wave of snow near Lake Superior continues to bury an area already blanketed from last week’s early winter storms.  The the wintry conditions are getting mixed reviews.

The Lake Superior snowbelt region of Hurley and Ironwood were hit especially hard with nearly feet of snow in areas.  Gracie Tadlock was not quite ready for so much, so early.  

“There is a lot.  It came fast.  It is kind of overwhelming.  I was actually hoping it wouldn’t come here until December but…after 30 below for as long as we did last year, the snow will be okay.”

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Strategic planning session
4:41 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Meeting Tuesday To Deterimine Course of OC Fair

Credit Oneida County Fair

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...

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