This weekend marks 72 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Earlier this fall we heard from Walter Wendt, 95-year-old naval veteran of Pearl Harbor.
He remembers the day of the attacks as one of confusion.
“Rumors filled –spread like wildfire. They said that there were Japanese landing at Pearl Harbor and there wasn’t any. They said they were landing at Waikiki Beach and there wasn’t any. There was a guy they put on watch – there was a guy came in, he shot em and it was one of our own men. The jitters were so high.”
State foresters are set to begin a three-year timber management project in the Laona School Forest. DNR officials and Laona students gathered Wednesday to kick off the project.
DNR Forestry Supervisor Craig Williams says the project will benefit forest health. He says some of the trees in the oldest school forest in the country are aging, and are being affected by invasive buckthorn.
During the holiday season, you might be receiving more cards in the mail than you normally do. But how many of those cards are printed by hand? One Rhinelander arts organization is an expert in doing just that. The technique is a combination of old and new techniques.
Daniel Goscha’s tiny printing studio has a cabin-like feel and smells of wood smoke.
He’s standing over an antique letterpress. It’s kind of like a hundred year old copy machine…except it’s made out of metal and…well, there are some other differences too.
Next year’s state park stickers are now on sale. And the DNR is taking submissions for the sticker’s artwork for the following year.
The 2015 state park sticker contest is open to all high school students throughout the state.
DNR spokesperson Paul Holtan says judges are looking for designs that evoke the Wisconsin outdoors.
“We want it to be representative of the parks experience. Whether it’s outdoor activities, wildlife watching, beautiful scenes of the state parks – what they feel is the most important part of visiting our parks.”
A youth program in Rhinelander is hosting two free gift wrapping nights. Young people who are turning to Forward Service Corporation for help finding jobs will be giving back to their community by wrapping presents for free.
Youth program coordinator Serena Adler says there are multiple benefits for the young gift wrappers.