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Death of David Stahl
3:47 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Prison For Vilas Co. Woman Sentenced For Heroin Death

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A St. Germain woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in the December, 2012 heroin overdose death of 29 year old David Stahl near Rhinelander.

27 year old Jennifer Heiting admitted to having heroin shipped here for herself and friends. Stahl died at his home in the town of Crescent. The drugs were allegedly traced back to Heiting and co-defendant Richard Lewis of St. Germain.

Oneida County D.A. Michael Schiek said Heiting admitted she was an addict , but that didn't relieve her of responsibility in Stahl's death, even if he was using...

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Board decides to fill position
3:41 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Minocqua Police Chief Position Being Advertised

Downtown Minocqua
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After evaluating many options, it looks like Minocqua will continue with a police department and it's own police chief.

Following the resignation of Chief Andrew Gee, the board explored the option of discontinuing with a police department and contracting police services with Oneida county. Town Chair Mark Hartzheim says the board decided against it...

 

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More energy needed in cold snap
3:33 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Natural Gas-Electric Supply Adequate But You'll Pay More

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While propane users have been nervous about getting enough fuel during the cold snap, natural gas and electric users don't have the same worries. But your bills will likely go up.

Leah Van Zile from Wisconsin Public Service says the amount of energy used will be higher than average...

 

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Mentors Connect with Kids
3:27 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters Expands in Northwoods

From left: Mary Kinnunen, Northwoods Development and Marketing Coordinator; Cookie Lough, Northwoods Match Specialist; and Craig Monson, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.
Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

A mentoring program is expanding its reach in this part of the Northwoods.  

The Eau Claire-based Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin is expanding to cover Oneida and Vilas counties.  It will also cover Taylor and Price counties.  The program matches up mentors and mentees, or “bigs” and “littles” to provide role models to kids who might be having a hard time. 

CEO Craig Monson says that mentor positive relationship can have real impacts. 

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Gas prices stable
3:25 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Best Day Of The Week To Buy Gas? You're Probably Wrong

Credit Gasbuddy.com

What day of the week do you think has the highest prices? What day has the lowest?

The website gasbuddy.com took four years of data and guess what part of the week has the lowest prices....

 

".....we tend to find Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday were the best four days over the last four years with the exact day switching from year-to-year...."

 

That's Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. He says Tuesday and Wednesday appear to be the days where prices rise.

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Arts & Life
1:56 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

WXPR Public Radio Seeks Board Candidates

WXPR is seeking applications from candidates for its Board of Directors. Directors are elected for three-year terms. Applications are due by February 14, 2014. The election will be held at WXPR’s Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd  at 7:00pm. The public is invited to attend.

Interested persons may obtain an application by calling WXPR at 715-362-6000 or emailing jessie@wxpr.org

WXPR Board of Directors

No Income Limits
10:26 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Ruby's Pantry to Deliver in Rhinelander

Ruby's Pantry is set to drop off up to tens of thousands of pounds of food each month in Rhinelander.
Credit Salvation Army USA West

Rhinelander will soon be home to a new food pantry.  Ruby’s Pantry is slated to make a large delivery of surplus and donated food once a month. 

Organizer Chrissy Peterson says she originally had trouble finding the right space to house what could be thousands of pounds of food and hundreds of people.   Eventually she found Grace Foursquare Church on Highway 17. 

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Local Food All Year Round
4:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Winter Farmers' Market Opens in Eagle River

Locally-made cheese is one of the things you'll find at Eagle River's new winter farmers' market.
Credit Emily Bright / WXPR News

Eagle River is on the front end of a trend that’s becoming more popular across Wisconsin: winter farmers markets.  The new effort could make local food available all year round, even in a cold Northwoods climate.

When Al Pittelko, executive director of the Eagle River Revitalization Program, was approached about holding a winter farmers’ market, he hesitated.

“I said how can we when we don’t have any farmers’ stuff," he said, "but they do.”

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8th annual conference
4:49 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Conference Honoring Caregivers Coming To Nicolet College

Honoring caregivers
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Professional and family caregivers who provide direct care services at home or in long-term care settings are invited to attend the 8th Annual Direct Caregivers Conference next month at Nicolet College.

Sandy Bishop from Nicolet College is a member of the Northern Wisconsin Long Term Care Workforce Network. She says it's a day to celebrate those who give care to others...

 

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Slowly moving into Northwoods
4:41 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Stopping Land Invasives Focus Of Upcoming Meeting

Phragmites
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Groups are meeting next month to try to stop the spread of invasive land plants in the Northwoods.

The Wisconsin Headwaters Invasive Partnership is hosting an open-to-the public meeting at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River.

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