A former Rhinelander resident has withdrawn a petition for a hearing on whether he remains a sexually violent person.
In 1994, Walter E. Springer was convicted of two counts of second-degree sexual assault. He served 10 years in prison and was released in May, 2004. The state then filed a petition under the state sexual predator law to keep Springer in a secure mental facility for treatment. He has tried several times to be released from care without success.
The National Northern Art Show is opening next week at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.
When I headed over to talk to the gallery director at Nicolet College, I found Katy Ralph busy organizing the nearly 90 works of art in this year’s show.
“This is the biggest event of my year, and I look forward to it always. With the help of a team of volunteers we unpack all the work that comes in, but then it’s up to me to take it around and around and around in the gallery, until I find the best solution to this puzzle that I can come up with.”
A few weeks ago we brought you the news that one of the Northwoods’ own U.S. forest service employees was on the scene at the Yarnell fire in Arizona, where 19 men died fighting the blaze. Suzanne Flory has recently returned home, and WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with Flory to talk about her experience at Yarnell.
People with lung-related health problems really have a hard time in heat and humidity. An official from the Wisconsin chapter of the American Lung Association says people with lung conditions should take extra precautions.
Dona Wininesky says it's not so much the heat and humidity as it is the byproducts of those conditions...
This week National Public Radio has had stories about the digitalization of medical records. Supporters say patients get better service, and it's easier for doctors, but it does raise security concerns.
At Aspirus in Wausau Chief Information Officer Todd Richardson says in the former paper process it was more difficult to get records to the right place at the right time...