People

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    After visiting for 30+ years, Beth and her husband, along with 5 rescue dogs, retired to the Northwoods in December of 2013. She is an award-winning scriptwriter and producer.

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    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...

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    Bob Willging is a freelance outdoor writer who specializes in  writing about Wisconsin's tremendous outdoor and sporting heritage.  He has written two books: "History Afield: Stories From the Golden Age of Wisconsin Sporting Life " and "On the...

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    Emily Bright is a freelance writer, educator, and radio producer living in Eagle River. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Glances Back and the co-author of Powerful Ideas in Teaching: Creating Environments Where Students Want to Learn....

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    Jeremy Holtz is a Wisconsin native. After starting college with plans of teaching high school music, he got married and left school to re-evaluate his long-term career goals. It took a couple of years, but he returned to college to study...

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    Jessica grew up in the Northwoods and was always touched by the close community ties that exist in the region.  She graduated from Phelps High School in 2008 and returned to the Northwoods after achieving a bachelor's degree in Biology and...

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    John is Assistant Director of UWSP Treehaven, in charge of educational programming. He is a graduate of University of Iowa (BA) and University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point (MS).  John has worked on native prairie restoration, Peregrine Falcon...

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    Reporting on Vilas County news and events. 

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    Monie Shackleford lives in Ironwood, Michigan with her husband and two children.  She has a Master's of Science degree in plant ecology from UW-Milwaukee and does seasonal botany fieldwork.  She enjoys cross-country skiing, biking, and camping...

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    Susan Bronson grew up in southwestern Ohio. After stints in Chicago, Wyoming, and Philadelphia, she moved to the Northwoods with her husband in 2012. She has worked as a science editor for a publishing company since 2005 and has written the...

  • Contributor - Field Notes

    Susan Knight works for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Limnology at Trout Lake Station and collaborates closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  She is involved in many aspects of aquatic plants, including...

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    Tim Kratz is the Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Trout Lake Station.  His research interests include understanding regional lake ecology and long-term ecological change. He was one of the founders of the Global Lake Ecological...