Commentator Catherine Marshall says words are powerful tools, but the meanings of words change over time...

Catherine Marshall hosts  WXPR's Sunday evening  "Classics By Requests" and lives in Three Lakes.

Wausau Man Faces Burglary Charges in Lincoln County

Aug 25, 2015

A 29-year-old Wausau man has been referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney with 13 felony charges of burglary.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department reported that they were notified in early May by property owners in the towns of Corning, Rock Falls and Scott that their cabins and outbuildings had been broken into.  A gun was reported missing when police received reports that the gun was brought to a pawn shop in Wausau. The Sheriff’s department later reported to have recovered nearly $6,000 worth of stolen property.

A Push For A Creative Economy

Aug 25, 2015

It's back to school soon  and health officials are reminding parents to check to make sure students have the required immunizations.

Char Ahrens from Oneida County Health Department says the immunizations prevent the child and others from getting sick....

"....children can easily transmit illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, uncovered coughs. They're in with their classrooms and their teachers for long periods of time...."

Rhinelander School District Nurse Kerri Schmidt says information is available...

The DNR is making a last push for public comment on two long term plans to manage conservation and wildlife.

DNR officials say in order to remain eligible for federal funding, they need public input on plans concerning fish and wildlife.

Spokesperson Owen Boyle says public comment will end next Sunday on the two plans...


An economist says the state's economy is showing mixed signals...slow job growth yet relatively low unemployment in some areas.

David Clark is an economist for the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says job growth has been slow...

"....job growth has been pretty minimal  in some months compared to the previous year they've actually seen a slight decline...."

A Rhinelander manufacturer... Advanced Barrier Extrusions.. is expanding, but the city council had to do some lot clarification last night to keep things legal.

A group of counties from northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula continue to work toward providing new rail cars for the logging industry. They hope the new cars will help keep freight rail service in the region.


The Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin says Wisconsin's economy needs creativity and the arts are good place to start.

Anne Katz says the arts make us human and that's why the arts are important. She says  we're in a new economy, one that is has new possibilities. She says the traditional economies of farming and manufacturing are not going away but changing....

The state chairman of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited says they will be working to change a DNR plan to sell off parcels that contain prime trout fishing in Langlade county.

The DNR recently offered 13 properties that contain the small ponds. They are among 118 parcels, covering approximately 8,000 acres, the DNR could sell to private parties or other units of government. The ponds are considered the headwaters of prime trout streams.

Henry Koltz says the properties are unique and deserve protection as part of Wisconsin's fisheries...