Newman High Schools received new solar panels
- A Wausau high school will go green to save money and teach students about energy conservation. WAUSAU New solar panels will sit on top of the roof. It will save Newman High School approximately $400 a year. The W-P-S foundation donated the system as part of the SolarWise for school program. It's an educational experience for the kids as well.
Tomahawk School Board picks new superintendent
- We learned Cheryl Baker will take over as superintendent in the Tomahawk School District, Wednesday. TOMAHAWK She is replacing Dr. Roger Rindo. He accepted the superintendent position in Oconomowoc back in May. Since then,the Tomahawk School Board evaluated 21 candidates. The board interviewed six of those candidates in person.
USDA Merrill Service Center Relocates
- Farmers in Lincoln and Langlade Counties may need to make a longer drive or call a different office for USDA services. MERRILL The Merrill Service Center will be temporarily split up between Rhinelander, Wausau, and Medford. The Farm Service Agency will move to the Wausau Service Center and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be relocated to the Rhinelander and Medford Centers. These moves will last until further notice.
Mapping and controlling Yellow Iris in wetlands
- These plants may look pretty but they're taking over our rivers and lakes. Michele Sadauskas is Oneida County's Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. She is working to map and control the yellow iris, the plant you see here. She and two other conservation workers spent the day weeding Stacks Bay. MINOCQUA "They invade our wetlands. They're a really robust, aggressive plant. What they do is they crowd out our native species and make actually the wetland a lot less diverse," says Michele Sadauskas, Oneida County AIS Coordinator. Removing yellow iris is a slow process. It takes three hours of work just to properly map and control 20 feet of shoreline.
Woman with Alzheimer's found safe
- A barking dog led searchers to a Wood County woman with Alzheimer's disease. WOOD COUNTY Just before five last night, a call came in saying the woman was missing from the 46-hundred block of Lynn Hill Road in Port Edwards township. The woman was enrolled in the "Project Lifesaver" program, and was wearing a transmitter. However, the battery had apparently gone dead, so searchers could not find her that way.
Plans for next wolf hunt move forward
- Wisconsin wildlife officials want hunters and trappers kill more wolves this year. MADISON Yesterday the DNR finalized proposed kill quotas for the state's second wolf season. The quota was set at 275 wolves. The state's Chippewa tribes are entitled to part of that quota.
Woman killed when ATV goes over cliff
- A woman died when an ATV sailed over a cliff in Iron county. SAXON Deputies got the call around seven last night about the ATV crash near Harbor Drive in Saxon. The ATV did not make it around a corner on Harbor drive and traveled over the cliff, coming to rest on the beach. A 42 year old woman who was a passenger on the ATV was dead at the scene. Her 44 year old husband had been driving, and suffered severe injuries.
Black bear attacks man in Burnett County
- A man survived a bear attack in Northwestern Wisconsin yesterday. BURNETT COUNTY He's now recovering at a hospital in the Twin Cities. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a black bear attacked the man in his yard. It happened near Shell Lake in Burnett County last night around 9:30 p.m. DNR carnivore specialist David MacFarland says the man's dog apparently had initiated contact with the bear before the man was attacked.