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Revitalizing Heritage: The Enhanced Journey through Potawatomi Culture at the Renovated Forest County Museum
The Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library, and Museum, nestled within Wisconsin's picturesque landscapes, has long been a sanctuary of heritage, standing as a pivotal beacon for the preservation and education of Potawatomi culture. Aimed at safeguarding the tribe's rich history, the center offers a deep dive into the traditions of the Bodewadmi through an extensive array of artifacts, including historical and contemporary photographs, treaties, and language materials. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the tribal past, with the museum's permanent exhibit detailing pivotal historical events integral to the Potawatomi narrative.
SUV vs. plow
A two-vehicle accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. Monday morning on Highway 45 near Bloom Road when an SUV collided with a county snowplow. At least one person in the SUV was transported with injuries by an Aspirus ambulance. —Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in crandon, WI
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around crandon.
WIDL ‘Christmas in Lights’ annual bake sale and chili feed
IRON RIVER – In conjunction with the Christmas in Lights celebration on Saturday, Dec. 2, the Friends of the West Iron District Library will hold its annual bake sale and chili feed. A large assortment of fresh baked goods will be on sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10...
Crystal Falls moves forward with plans for apartment complex
By Allison Joy CRYSTAL FALLS — Following a public hearing held Nov. 13, members of the Crystal Falls City Council voted unanimously to approve the sale of a 27-acre plot near the old airport, pending the approval of a proposed contract with Wisconsin-based developer S.C. Swiderski. The development will be located at the old airport site, with development extending north of the baseball diamond…
Family-owned bar reopens in Iron Mountain
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - A family-owned bar in Iron Mountain got an extra life earlier this month. Formerly known as The Blind Pig, the bar reopened as Round 2 after closing during the pandemic. It has a new grilled cheese menu and classic arcade games patrons can play. Bar...
Echoes of the Past: The Rise and Fall of Logging Towns in Western North Carolina
In the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains, the early 20th century witnessed the burgeoning of the logging industry in western North Carolina. Between 1900 and 1920, fueled by the demands of the Industrial Revolution and the depletion of northeastern forests, the region's virgin timber became a coveted resource. The construction of railroads, such as the Henderson & Brevard Railroad, and the establishment of logging camps, facilitated the economic boom, providing jobs and shaping the local communities.
Local Potawatomi Leaders Seek Special Status to Protect Reservation Air Quality from Distant Pollution
After identifying that polluted air from a nearby coal plant in northern Wisconsin was affecting their reservation, Forest County Potawatomi leaders applied for a special classification that would recognize the importance of clean air and help them protect it. Read the full story by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Visit here for more details.
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Phelps as of 2023-11-30. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
BHPS to be at Windsor Craft Sale
IRON RIVER – The Bates Hall Preservation Society (BHPS) will be at the upcoming Windsor Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be holding three, day raffles. Tickets will be $3 each, two for $5 or five for $10, and you will be able to select whichever raffle(s) you are interested in.
Greyhound Park redevelopment, Kenosha Greeneway breaks ground
KENOSHA, Wis. - Forest County Potawatomi celebrated the groundbreaking of a 240-acre Kenosha Greeneway project Wednesday, Nov. 29. The project is located at the site of the former Dairyland Greyhound Park. Redevelopment will include multifamily residential, light industrial and commercial space. "I want to say that Kenosha is a big...
Christmas in Lights is an “Old-Fashioned Christmas” down Genesee Street
IRON RIVER – It’s snowing sparkle and glitter in Iron River for the 17th Annual Christmas in Lights celebration to be held on Dec. 2 featuring the brightly lit parade floats. This year’s parade theme is “An Old-Fashioned Christmas”. The parade lineup will start at...
Gaastra, MI: The Heart of Small-Town Charm in Michigan's Fourth Smallest City
Tucked away in the folds of Iron County, Gaastra, Michigan, emerges as a beacon of community and simplicity, proudly standing as the fourth smallest city in the state. With less than 350 residents, Gaastra's tight-knit atmosphere and friendly demeanor showcase the quintessential small-town spirit. Rooted in a history of opportunity, the city traces its name to Douwe Gaastra, a real estate speculator who saw potential in the land during the early 20th century. Today, Gaastra's community is a mature one, with a median age of 42.4 years and a high school graduation rate of 91%, reflecting the city's commitment to education and stability.
Breakfast in Eagle River: Your Guide to the Top 3 Brunch Experiences
In this article, we'll be exploring three delightful breakfast and brunch spots in Eagle River. Have you had the chance to visit any of these places yet? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Christmas show spotlights hometown musicians with The Nashville Hitmen
CRYSTAL FALLS – Crystal Theatre welcomes three Forest Park graduates back to the stage to “Celebrate Me Home” Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. Performing with Mark Oliverius, Larry Ketola and Paul Sundquist are The Nashville Hitman with vocalist Mia Brown. The Nashville Hitmen kicked off Crystal...
Exploring the Rich Heritage of Alvin, Texas at the Alvin Historical Museum
Steeped in the multifaceted history of Alvin, Texas, the Alvin Historical Museum is a must-see destination for anyone captivated by the rich cultural heritage of this Gulf Coast community. Housed in a former U.S. Post Office, the museum's 21 permanent exhibits chronicle Alvin's journey from a 1879 Santa Fe railroad loading site to its current status as a vibrant town. Artifacts, photographs, and interactive QR codes bring the town's history to life, including a special spotlight on Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, Alvin's pride.
Wisconsin High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Florence County Today - November 28
Today, there's high school basketball on the docket in Florence County, Wisconsin. To learn how to watch the games, we have you covered below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Florence County, Wisconsin High School...
Iron County Historical Museum: A Journey Through Michigan's Past
Nestled in the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Iron County Historical Museum is a cultural beacon in Caspian, offering a comprehensive journey through the region's rich history. Founded in 1962 on land donated by the Pickands-Mather Company, the museum complex, spanning 5.5 acres with over 25 buildings and 100 exhibits, including two art galleries, stands as one of the largest rural historical museums in the Upper Peninsula. Visitors are welcomed to explore the Caspian Mine's headframe, the Peterson Mining Hall, and other meticulously preserved structures like the Brule Cabin and Beechwood Log Home, stepping back into the early 20th century.
Trash fire burns Breitung Township property
BREITUNG TOWNSHIP, MI— Some property was lost after a trash fire burned out of control in Breitung Township Saturday night. The Breitung Township Fire Department was dispatched just after 6:30 p.m. to 405 Henford Avenue on a report of a possible structure fire. When they arrived, crews found a huge trash fire that had the potential to burn three nearby homes.
Support the Friends of the Crystal Falls Library with 15 Days of CoVantage Cares; All Booked UP reveals December read
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Friends of the Crystal Falls Library are looking for your support this holiday season!. The 501 c3 non-profit supports activities at the library. It was chosen as the Crystal Falls recipient for the CoVantage Cares Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign. The Friends of the Library...