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.
Snow continues across northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula this Veterans Day. Many cancelations of schools and activities. Road crews are working to stay ahead of the snow which began Monday morning, stopped for awhile mid-Monday, then picked up overnight, depositing several more inches of snow. Roads are snow covered and slippery across the north and travel isn't recommended.
The Northwoods is home to its very own children's museum, a place where the interactive exhibits are designed to stimulate children's creativity. But as WXPR's Emily Bright reports, it takes the efforts and creativity of an entire community to keep it running.
Cindy Thompson gets down on her knees to explain the rules of the Northwoods Children’s Museum to my two-year old.
“Okay my friend, look here. See this red line, and the red light way up high? What does red mean?
The state capitol will celebrate the holidays this year with help from a 40-foot balsam fir from Pelican Lake in Oneida County.
Dennis Shoeneck is owner of logging company Enterprise Forest Products. He’s donating the large tree for the statehouse rotunda, along with more than a dozen smaller trees for outside the Capitol Square and Governor’s residence.
Shoeneck describes how Madison officials came to check out the trees earlier this spring, and notified him of their selections.
November is National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month. The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing and Frederick Place, the homeless shelter in Rhinelander, are gearing up for campaigns to fulfill their mission of providing shelter for the homeless.
Frederick Place Executive Director Tammy Modic says the public can make a direct donation of a dollar at area businesses....