Parents and children gathered in Three Lakes Tuesday…to mark fifty years of reading stories out loud at the library.
Demmer Library in Three Lakes celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Story Hour yesterday.
In 1964, there was no kindergarten program in the public schools. Barbara Holtz and Virginia Javenkoski started Story Hour help teach young children the social skills they’d need for school. Mrs. Holtz recalls the Three Lakes’ town board’s response to starting a Story Hour:
Cold weather and significant snowfall in November may seem unusual, but the National Weather Service says it’s not that atypical.
Dan Miller with the National Weather Service in Duluth says significant snowfall in November happens about 25 to 30 percent of the time.
“I think we need to put a little bit of a perspective on it. Yeah it’s a little early bit early and yeah it’s a lot colder than it was in October. But really in the scheme of things this isn’t really that far off of the rails in terms of being wildly abnormal.”
The town of Conover has about three weeks to decide whether to accept federal funding to build a bike trail.
After Vilas County officials asked the town to allow ATVs on a short stretch of the silent sports and snowmobile trail, state officials have clarified that it’s too late for changes to the project proposal.
But DOT North Central Engineering Chief Brian Gaber says ATV groups could apply to build their own trail on the railroad grade, which is about a hundred feet wide.
He says ATV use would need to be separated from the silent sports portion.
A last minute change in property values caused the Rhinelander city council to do some fast work to put out a 2015 budget.
The council Monday night approved a budget but more adjustments need to be made. Finance committee chair Mark Pelletier says they came into the meeting keeping the levy the same as last year. A recent reassessment of the Expera paper mill property by the state caused a scramble to balance the budget...
November is National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo—the time when people of all ages and walks of life commit themselves to writing a 50,000-word novel in just 30 days. WXPR’s Emily Bright sat down with Beckie Jokie, municipal liaison of the Northern Wisconsin chapter.
Beckie Joki is a competitive bass fisherman and a freelance writer living in Woodboro, and the month of November--
Those of us shoveling a lot of snow these days may have the sore backs to prove it. Chiropractors say there is a better way.
Back injuries are common this time of year. Dr. Grace Zuiker of Tomahawk’s Allied Health Chiropractic…says many are due to shoveling techniques that put too much strain on the back. She says use your whole body to avoid injury.
“And when you start pushing, lower your stance so you’re down farther, so then you can push into the show, rather than using just your back to push…so use your knees to get lower.”
The annual WXPR Concert Series continues to be a favorite event and with good reason - stacked with amazing talent, every concert is a must-see! Hot up-and-comers, current stars, absolute legends - the artists that take the Nicolet College LRC Theatre stage are some of the finest in the world and deliver performances packed with diverse musical styles and sounds!
We will host our annual listener open house on Thursday, December 4th from 10am -5pm. All are invited to celebrate the season with volunteers and staff. Enjoy holiday goodies, meet on-air hosts and tour the studios. You can also record a testimonial saying what you like about listening to WXPR. You know this radio station plays a big part in your life - now is your chance to tell everyone why! Come by our open house, and take a moment to tell your community why WXPR matters to you.