Boulder Junction is celebrating winter this weekend with its Frozen Tozen festival.
As Chamber Director Theresa Smith explains, it starts with an ice fishing tournament on Allequash Lake.
There are prizes for the largest fish as well as the largest total number of inches.
“Any fish that they catch, whether it’s a panfish or whether it’s a northern, or a bass, whatever they catch would be recorded and all of those accumulated inches will be totaled at the end of the day for the awards.”
Volunteers at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander have donated $25,000 to the hospital foundation and one of its programs.
Jesse Bolder of the Saint Mary’s Foundation says past donations have helped fund projects like a machine that regulates CPR.
“And allows the paramedics and the staff to be able to focus on the other needs of somebody that has a heart failure situation. They’ve provided robes for the radiology department and the cancer center.”
Many Northwoods skiers are headed to the American Birkebeiner in Hayward this weekend. As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, racers carefully wax their skis in preparation for the more than 30 mile race.
Ben Koenig, Ski Manager at Mel’s Trading Post Rhinelander, is polishing a coat of glide wax with a brush of horsehair bristles. As any seasoned cross country skier will tell you, a lot goes into applying and choosing the fastest wax.