Bill Wilkinson

Feature Contributor

Susie and I retired to Phelps, WI in 2006 having lived in Illinois. I've also lived in Connecticut, Texas, Maryland and New York. I have been singing as long as I can remember and in 2000 I began performing in the Chicago area. I've been entertaining regularly since settling in the North woods. I am an enthusiastic if inept golfer.

Performance Inspired By History
4:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Transforming Northern Wisconsin: Bill Jamerson on the CCC "Dollar-a-Day Boys"

A group of University of Wisconsin students assemblesfor a photo at a camp in Germfask, MI.
Credit Seney Natural History Association

A conversation with writer and storyteller Bill Jamerson, who will be performing in the Northwoods this weekend with a show about the Civillian Conservation Corps. 

WXPR Contributor Bill Wilkinson gave him a call to find out more about the colorful history of the CCC in northern Wisconsin.

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Jamerson will perform his show “Dollar a Day Boys” at the Phelps Historical Museum Open House: Sunday September 1st in downtown Phelps.

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Modern Day Treasure Hunt
4:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Seeking and Finding - In The Woods

Geocaching is a popular way to spend time outdoors.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Geocaching is a growing phenomenon in the Northwoods and the rest of the world.  

The hobby uses GPS technology to track down small treasures, often hidden in remote locations.  Geocachers take pride in finding hundreds, even thousands of so-called “caches”…but what exactly motivates these searchers?  Contributor Bill Wilkinson decided to find out more. 

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A Good Name Goes A Long Way
12:01 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Phelps "Phestival" Earns JEM Grant

The town of Phelps will be host to a new event this summer.
Credit Bill Wilkinson / WXPR News

The state Department of Tourism is lending a hand to a local event this summer.  

The Joint Effort Marketing program has awarded more than two thousand dollars to the Phelps Phly in and Pholk Music Phestival. 

Event organizer Bill Wilkinson is a contributor to WXPR News.  He spoke with Sarah Klavas from the Department of Tourism.  Klavas explains that grant readers are always looking for things that set a grant apart…and in this case it was the unusual spelling of the title of the Pholk Phestival…which does not use any “F”s: 

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