Arts & Life en Power Restored To Much Of Northwoods <p><font size="2">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font><font face="Times New Roman"> T</font><font face="Times New Roman">he situation has dramatically improved for thousands of WPS customers in the Northwoods without power.</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman">WPS spokesperson Leah VanZile has an update...</font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman"><i><u> </u></i></font></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:21:46 +0000 Ken Krall 17105 at Power Restored To Much Of Northwoods Building a Canoe to Preserve Culture <p></p><p></p><p>Culture, in my own personal definition is ‘life as we know it,’ but it is also life as it once was long ago before you or I or even our parents walked the earth.&nbsp; Although I am not of Native American descent, I have spent the last 18 months as a Tribal AmeriCorps Program member serving the Lac du Flambeau grade school. Part of my service there involves working closely with the Envision program. I think it would be best if Ariana, a seventh-grader in the program described it for you in her own words.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Samuelson 16984 at Building a Canoe to Preserve Culture Youth Summit Focuses on Sustainability <div><p>In spite of the snow, students from across the state gathered at UW Stevens Point’s Treehaven on Wednesday. &nbsp;The&nbsp;Youth Summit featured environmental project presentations and activities.&nbsp;</p></div><p>High school and middle schoolers gave presentations on topics ranging from threats to coral reefs to recycling and how to raise crickets.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>One student presented on how to make biodiesel as an alternative fuel.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“First you mix the heat, with the lye – 5 grams of lye, you need to use powdered lye instead of liquid lye…”</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:41:48 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17045 at My Year in Haiku: Learning to Write Poetry Again <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Rhinelander poet Brent Goodman once vowed he’d never write a haiku.&nbsp; So why has he been writing nothing but haiku for the past 10 months?&nbsp; As part this month’s Poets on Poetry series, Goodman tells how it all began with a course by Haiku Master Lee Gurga.</em></p><p></p><p>It’s April again, which for me means participating in a daily challenge called “NaPoWriMo,” or National Poetry Writing Month. It’s an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the entire month of April.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brent Goodman 16947 at My Year in Haiku: Learning to Write Poetry Again Rhinelander Native to Run Boston Marathon <p>A former Hodag track and cross country star will run in the Boston Marathon on Monday.</p><p>Lisa Nienstaedt grew up in Rhinelander and now lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she works in physical therapy.&nbsp;</p><p>After setting records in high school she went on to run marathons.&nbsp; This year’s Boston Marathon will be her seventh race of that distance.&nbsp;</p><p>WXPR’S Natalie Jablonski spoke with Nienstaedt over the phone about her feelings leading up to the race.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:13:12 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16940 at Rhinelander Native to Run Boston Marathon Honor Flight Returns To Washington D.C. <p>The next flight of veterans being taken to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments to their military service&nbsp;leaves Monday morning&nbsp;from Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee.</p><p>The Never Forgotten Honor Flights program flies veterans and caregivers to Washington, D.C. for a one-day experience.</p><p>Co-founder Jim Campbell says this is the 15th Never Forgotten Honor Flight....</p><blockquote><p><i><u>" date, we have taken 1, 314 veterans on Monday(4/14) we have 85 veterans from World War II, Korea and a Viet Nam vet..."</u></i></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:13:00 +0000 Ken Krall 16846 at Honor Flight Returns To Washington D.C. Rare Opportunity To See Rhinelander Of Old <p>A rare opportunity for area residents to see Rhinelander in its earliest days will be held this week at ArtStart in downtown Rhinelander.</p><p>The Rhinelander Historical Society is presenting a photographic slide show, says Society President June Thiel....</p><p><i><u>"....these are slides given to the museum years ago. They belonged to Estelle Sipple and they are pictures from as far back as the late 1800's...."</u></i></p><p>Thiel says the slides are mostly pictures of buildings and life of the times...</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:54:00 +0000 Ken Krall 16842 at Rare Opportunity To See Rhinelander Of Old Other Side of Ninety: Allen Krueger <p>Today we debut a new series of interviews with Northwoods residents over the age of ninety.&nbsp; Allen Krueger&nbsp;served in the U.S. Navy and had a career as an electrician, before retiring in northern Wisconsin.&nbsp; WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski went to meet Allen…and his dog Zoe…at his home in Monico.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16723 at Other Side of Ninety: Allen Krueger Donation Helps Seniors, Children <p>A donation to the Rhinelander District Library will help seniors and children in the area.</p><p>Library Director Ed Hughes outlines the $1,000 gift from the Rhinelander Women's Club...</p><blockquote><p><i><u>" be distributed between our senior outreach program and our Children's Department. The senior outreach person says she would like to take her portion of the money and spend it on buying CD players for audio books. She does a lot of outreach to nursing homes...."</u></i></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:08:10 +0000 Ken Krall 16726 at Donation Helps Seniors, Children Poets on Poetry: How Being a Poet Prepared Me To Be a Mother <p></p><p><em>When Emily Bright decided to get her Masters of Fine Arts degree in poetry, she expected that it would prepare her for a career of teaching and writing. What she didn’t expect was that being a poet would teach her how to be a good parent.&nbsp; Today in the first of our series “Poets on Poetry,” Bright tells us the story. &nbsp;</em></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Emily Bright 16596 at Poets on Poetry: How Being a Poet Prepared Me To Be a Mother