A family will be getting a new house next year as Habitat for Humanity Northwoods broke ground on it's 19th house Sunday(9/14) afternoon.
Greg and Jennifer Bohn and their two children will have a home on Rhinelander's west side. But this home has a twist. Routinely the homes are constructed by Habitat volunteers. But a collaboration with the Rhinelander School District means Building Trades students will build the house for Habitat.
Lac du Flambeau is scheduled to start demolishing its historic Indian Bowl Monday.
The building dates back to the 1950s. As Lac du Flambeau tribal spokesperson Brandon Thoms explains, for years it drew tourists with its traditional dance performances and cultural events.
“There’s a lot of history that goes with the Indian Bowl," he said. "President Eisenhower was adopted into the band at the Indian Bowl in front of a large crowd…and it just has a real significance in the community.”
Lac du Flambeau is holding a festival celebrating wild rice…and the historic Indian Bowl.
The Wild Rice Festival is held every year during the rice harvesting season, which usually spans late August to early September.
As Lac du Flambeau spokesperson Brandon Thoms explains, wild rice has been an important part of Ojibwe culture since the tribes first migrated to the area. A prophecy had foretold that the people should settle in a place where the food grows on the water.
Grammy nominees, Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo will kick off the WXPR Concert Series at Nicolet College on Friday, September 26th at 7:30 P.M.
Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo are described as "real American music at its core and at its best". What emerges from this powerhouse trio is a unique fusion of blues, roots, and rock music that earned them second-round Grammy nominations in 2011 for "Blues Album of the Year" and "Best New Artist."
Tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door.
When you think of the Northwoods you conjure up images of trees and lakes, but how about the common potato?....
"....we get asked the question often, 'why potatoes?', well, first of all Wisconsin is ranked third nationally in the potato industry. We have a strong presence here in the Northwoods with research stations in Starks and Harshaw. A lot of potato products originate from here...."
The President of the United States endures a demanding schedule. But it wasn’t always this way. In today’s History Afield writer Bob Willging tells the story of the summer of 1928 when President Calvin Coolidge moved the center of American politics to the quiet shores of northwest Wisconsin’s most famous of trout waters, the Brule River.