As part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has given money to local pantries and a shelter.
Leah VanZile from WPS says area food pantries and homeless shelter were granted...
"....the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation to three area food pantries, the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry, the Lakeland Area Food Pantry and the Vilas Food Pantry along with a thousand dollar donation to the homeless shelter, NATH, at Frederick Place..."
A lethal tree disease has been found for the first time in near Woodruff. Oak wilt is prevalent in southern and central Wisconsin. But tests have confirmed its presence in the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest.
DNR Forest insect and disease Specialist Brian Schwingle says the finding is significant.
“It’s concerning that we found it on our largest state property, the Northern American Legion state forest, where oak is an extremely valuable tree.”
Quit smoking for a day, and see if you can stick with it.
That’s the message from the American Cancer Society for the Great American Smoke Out Thursday. On this day the organization encourages smokers nationwide to quit the habit for a single day…or use it to jump start their plans to quit permanently.
Spokeswoman Diane Hapka in Lake Tomahawk says it’s not easy.
“It is very difficult for people to quit. But it is something that we try to have people do at least for that one day.”
No decision was made, but a work team has recommended a possible referendum involving three projects deemed critical and five other projects at the Nicolet College LRC building.
The Board of Trustees assembled the team this summer after a proposal arose to use the maximum allowed borrowing authority without a referendum to remodel parts of the Learning Resources Center. When opposition to that approach surfaced, the work team met to recommend a course.
A biking and walking trail planned between Phelps and Conover is getting a financial boost. Great Headwaters Trails has gotten 90-thousand dollars to begin work on a 5 mile section between Phelps and Conover. Half of that is coming from the DNR. It’s being matched by money from state snowmobiling funds and Great Headwaters Trails.
But Great Headwaters Trails President Jeff Curry says trail construction is still not fully funded.
16 people have been arrested and three more are being sought in connection with an undercover drug investigation in Forest county.
Sheriff John Dennee reports confidential informants allegedly purchase marijuana, cocaine, and prescription meds from county residents and people not in Forest county.
Nine of the suspects are from Crandon ...Steven Polar, Laurie Olds, Kyler Williams,Mackenzi McGhesick, Candice Holmes, Alexander VanZile, Ahshoni Daniels, Tonya Malone and Jodie Burnett. Two others are from Wabeno.. John Powless and Sheenah White.
They're cooking them until their gone....the 48th Annual Venison Feed is Friday in downtown Tomahawk.
Chamber Executive Director Tamra Anderson says they are ready for hungry hunters...
"...it's our free feed in downtown Tomahawk. This year we're going to give away about 1600 venison burgers....we fire up 5 grills starting at about 10:00 o'clock and we start serving burgers around 11:30....."
The event is free. She says its a way to say thanks to the community...
Home prices went up again last month, but the number of sales remained flat.
Wisconsin Realtors Association reports median sale prices are up seven and a half percent so far this year...compared to 2012. Economist David Clark says a high market inventory should keep prices from skyrocketing.
“I think those increases will moderate as we go forward. And that ought to keep housing relatively affordable.”
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month. Earlier this month, WXPR public radio gathered experts at its studios to talk about the disease, the warning signs, treatment and research, support services and how caregivers cope with a family member with Alzheimer's Disease. The one-hour program will be broadcast twice: Friday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. and again Sunday, November 24 at 12:00 p.m.
WXPR is heard at 91.7 FM, 100.9 FM near Ironwood-Hurley, and 91.9 FM in central Wisconsin. More information is available at 715-362-6000.