On Veterans Day, we remember the service of veterans from many wars.
Walter Wendt served six and a half years in the Navy in World War II. He was onboard the ship the Helena when it was hit by a torpedo during the attack on Pearl Harbor. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski talked with 95-year-old Wendt at his neighbor’s home in McNaughton, Wisconsin.
It's Veterans Day, the day set aside to honor all who have served our country in the military.
A truce was declared on November 11, 1918 which halted World War I hostilities. The next year, President Wilson declared November 11 as "Armistice Day" to remember the Great War. After Congress officially recognized the day as a holiday in 1938, it was renamed "Veterans Day" in 1954 to bring in the veterans from World War II and Korea.
Vilas County Veterans Service Officer Michael Biszak says the sacrifices veterans endure should be remembered...
Sharp pencils have produced a surplus from an initial budget deficit in Three Lakes.
Town chair Stella Westfall said in the early work they were about $143,000 dollars over budget. But she says staff and department heads found a way to turn that around...
"...they just did a great job and made recommendations to decrease our expenses. The department heads really tried to be efficient...bottom line is instead of this $143,000 deficit, we ended up with a $34,000 surplus...."
Hunting cabins will be busy in the next several weeks, and after that, ice fishing shacks. But a utility spokesperson says stay vigilant against a silent, odorless killer.
Leah VanZile from Wisconsin Public Service says with the cold weather here, the portable heating devices also come out for the shack or camper....
"....now is the time to make sure those furnaces are working properly and also that they are properly vented. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and tasteless and can build up if an appliance is not properly vented...."
The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands have approved two State Trust Fund Loans for nearly three-quarters of a million dollars for Rhinelander.
Board Executive Secretary Tia Nelson outlines the loans...
"...the board approved $4.7 million dollars in lending to communities across the state. Two of those loans were for the city of Rhinlander. One is to purchase a new fire engine while the other is to do mitigation for the site prep for the ABX facility...."
Bond has been set for a Rhinelander teacher arrested after a search warrant at his residence turned up alleged stolen property, prescription drugs and a marijuana grow.
35 year old Joshua Juergens is charged with two felony counts of marijuana manufacturing and delivery, two misdemeanor theft charges from another case, along with having illegal pills and paraphernalia. Wednesday deputies executed a search warrant, finding items alleged to belong to the school district and drugs.
An event this weekend benefits Ministry Home Care-Hospice program.
Volunteer community outreach coordinator Melissa Houg says the Seventh Annual "Christmas From the Heart" is Saturday at Ministry-Saint Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander. She says the fundraiser helps people who either don't have insurance or are underinsured and need help paying for care at the end of life...
Oneida County Sheriff’s office wants to put people on the alert for text messages that falsely appear to be from local banks.
The Sheriff’s department received two separate reports this week…of text messages warning of an approaching card limit. Lieutenant Lloyd Gauthier says the messages asked for card and pin numbers, and appeared to be coming from two Rhinelander credit unions.
State utility regulator, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, is proposing that a utility serving much of central and northern Wisconsin cut rates.
Wisconsin Public Service had proposed a six percent electric rate increase and a four percent natural gas increase. Public Service Commission attorney Cindy Smith talked with Ken Krall about the Commission's decision.
Smith says the Commission should have the final order in place after public input sometime later this month.