A key fundraiser for the Northwoods homeless shelter happens this Saturday.
The annual "Soup For Shelter" supports the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing and the shelter, Frederick Place, in Rhinelander. The shelter is used by persons from Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, Forest and Langlade counties.
Director Tammy Modic says the event nourishes everyone involved...
Emergency Management Director Todd Pritchard says when you set your clock, it’s a good time to make sure you and your family are set for some of the safety things that we sometimes just forget about. One of them is checking smoke detectors. "Nearly 2,700 people die and 1,500 are injured because there is either a non-working smoke detector, and a vast majority of those are just (the ones with) no batteries in the smoke detector. Obviously, that’s a very preventable tragedy."
We’re heading into November, and that means deer hunting will soon be in full swing.
It’s a cultural phenomenon in the state, with deeply rooted traditions that go back 100 years or more. While there has been much change in Wisconsin deer hunting over time, controversy and disagreement have never been far away.
In the first of a series we’re calling History Afield, WXPR Contributor Bob Willging has the story of one of the oddest deer hunting political battles of the last century.
A nearly $40,000 grant will help promote silent sports trails in Vilas county.
Tourism and Publicity Director Cindy Burzinski says the money will be used to give travelers a way to find the trails...
"....the entire project is going to be one cohesive map. And the map will have all the land and water-based trails, non-motorized, that Vilas county has to offer. And added to that we will be putting together an "app" for mobile devices. It will be using all the digital GPS data..."
Paul Kage, avid kayaker and cyclist of Wausau, is the winner of the Dagger Zydeco Kayak offered in WXPR’s Fall Drawing. Our thanks to Mitch Mode of Mel’s Trading Post for donating this enticing grand prize.
Paul called in his pledge on late Blues Friday. He was cycling home from second-shift work thinking the show might end before he arrived home. So he stopped in a park and made the winning pledge from his cell phone.
That’s good news for a group of young bears that spent most of the year at a wildlife rehab center. They finally have the chance to be released back into the wild. As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, that release is also good news for the bears’ caretakers…who finally have a chance to get some rest.
Bear release day dawns cloudy and damp. Just east of busy traffic on Highway 47, Mark Naniot has rounded up interns and a small crew of volunteers.
Many communities in the Northwoods are descended from eastern European immigrants.
Those with a Czech background may be familiar with the traditional pasties called kolaches. WXPR Contributor Jessica Samuelson wanted to hold onto that piece of cultural history, so she went to visit her grandmother, Alice Klimesh.