Rhinelander http://wxpr.org en New Food Pantry On the Table for Rhinelander http://wxpr.org/post/new-food-pantry-table-rhinelander <p>A new food pantry could be coming to town, if a Rhinelander woman can find the right distribution space.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with Chrissie Peterson who thinks Ruby’s Pantry would benefit the Northwoods. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chrissie Peterson says Ruby’s Pantry would be held one day a month, and would serve working class families.</span></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10770 at http://wxpr.org New Food Pantry On the Table for Rhinelander Dispatch Dispute Comes Back to Life http://wxpr.org/post/dispatch-dispute-comes-back-life <p>With Halloween here, local governments are proving that some things can come back from the dead.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>"I thought this thing was dead and buried"....</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:05:01 +0000 Ken Krall 10016 at http://wxpr.org Dispatch Dispute Comes Back to Life DNR Funds Rhinelander Boat Landing http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-funds-rhinelander-boat-landing <p>The city of Rhinelander is getting funds to pay for a new boat landing. &nbsp;</p><p>More than $400,000 are coming in from DNR and federal grants.&nbsp; City Parks and Grounds Director Gunder Paulson says the launch will be at the site of an old DNR ranger station.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re calling this the Boyce Drive boat landing.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s right by Shephard &nbsp;Park.&nbsp; And it&rsquo;s at the confluence of the Pelican and Wisconsin Rivers.&nbsp; Very beautiful spot.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:00:30 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9032 at http://wxpr.org DNR Funds Rhinelander Boat Landing Honoring Cancer Patients, Present and Past http://wxpr.org/post/honoring-cancer-patients-present-and-past <p>Rhinelander’s Ministry St. Mary’s Hospital is hosting a gathering for cancer survivors. &nbsp;</p><p>It’s the sixth annual Celebration of Life.&nbsp; Event organizer Kim Hetland is a Manager in Radiation Oncology at Ministry’s James Beck Cancer Center.&nbsp; She says the evening is also a chance to honor those lost to cancer.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“We wanted it more than just a cancer survivor event.&nbsp; We wanted it more of a celebration – of life, that would honor not only our cancer survivors but also our patients that have passed on.”</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:24:52 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6487 at http://wxpr.org Honoring Cancer Patients, Present and Past Man Shot in Rhinelander Remains Critical http://wxpr.org/post/man-shot-rhinelander-remains-critical <p>The victim in a Monday night shooting in Rhinelander remains in critical condition. &nbsp;</p><p>The 49-year-old male received a single gunshot wound in the abdomen.&nbsp; Police responded to the incident at a residence on Mason Street at 7:45 pm.&nbsp; The wounded man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander, and was later airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:02:21 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6470 at http://wxpr.org Man Shot in Rhinelander Remains Critical Rhinelander School Accepting Voucher Applications http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-school-accepting-voucher-applications <p>A Rhinelander Catholic school is hoping to take part in the state’s expanded school voucher program.&nbsp; Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School is one of 48 schools statewide that registered for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.&nbsp; It allows low-income students to attend private or religious schools using a state-funded voucher.&nbsp; Nativity Catholic School Principal Shirley Heise&nbsp;says it’s an opportunity for some families to afford a faith-based education.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:58:57 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6213 at http://wxpr.org Redikulus Dae Draws Crowd http://wxpr.org/post/redikulus-dae-draws-crowd <p>Businesses in downtown Rhinelander put on their best show for an annual street fair Wednesday. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:49:36 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6211 at http://wxpr.org Redikulus Dae Draws Crowd Rhinelander Prepares for Big Shopping "Dae" http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-prepares-big-shopping-dae <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Downtown </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is gearing up for an annual one-day street fair.&nbsp; </span>Redikulus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Dae<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is designed to bring people out to shop downtown.&nbsp; Executive Director for Downtown </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Inc. Maggie Steffen says it’s been a tradition for 55 years.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:20:39 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6150 at http://wxpr.org Country Fest Wields Economic Clout http://wxpr.org/post/country-fest-wields-economic-clout <p>Rhinelander is about to get hit with a wave of country music fans, during the area’s biggest tourism event.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The four-day Hodag Country Festival begins Thursday, and tens of thousands of people are expected to attend.&nbsp; Director of the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Lara Reed says the economic impact on the region is huge.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:02:16 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 4734 at http://wxpr.org Country Fest Wields Economic Clout Registration Still Open for Upcoming School of the Arts http://wxpr.org/post/registration-still-open-upcoming-school-arts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s almost the time of year for School of the Arts </span>Rhinelander. &nbsp;That’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when the University of Wisconsin Madison Continuing Studies sets up a five-day art school for adults in a </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> middle school.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Director Lynn </span>Tarnoff<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says she and staff are getting ready to haul at least one van full of supplies from Madison.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:45:56 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 4730 at http://wxpr.org Registration Still Open for Upcoming School of the Arts