ANTIGO - Getting your family a new dog or cat for Christmas can be more troublesome that thoughtful.
Shelter animals tend to be extra sensitive when they come to a new home.
The holiday season often creates an even more stressful environment with visitors coming and going.
Those Christmas decorations can also frighten a new pet.
"It's a little nicer to maybe wait until January when the holidays are over where you can really spend time with the animal, get them used to the home and there's no hustle and bustle of the holidays," says Langlade County Humane Society President Bob Zoretich.
BOULDER JUNCTION - For 24 years the Boulder Junction Lions Club gave children in the community an early Christmas, with its annual Children's Christmas Party. Sunday the event reminded one woman that no matter where she goes she and her son can always call Boulder Junction home. Emma Iwachniuk moved from Boulder Junction to Lake Tomahawk this year.
RHINELANDER - This year the city of Rhinelander wanted to create a whole new experience by transforming Hodag Park into the "Lights of the Northwoods." "You can always follow but you can't always be the first one's," said Lights of the Northwoods Vice President Shawn Will. Will, will always remember this week as the time he was trailblazer. "Our grand community event," said Will.
Since he was a child he traveled to other communities to enjoy the magic of the holidays. "Now the kids can come to this park and see what we're doing here," said Will.
MARINETTE - Police in Marinette County shot and killed an armed man early Thursday morning. The Marinette County Sheriff says the incident started with a 911 call from a motel and ended a few miles away in a ditch along Highway 64.
Police responded to the motel after someone tried to get into a room with a gun around 12 a.m. Officers tracked the suspect's cell phone to a home several miles west of Marinette around 3 a.m.
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