- A group of motorcyclists will ride 85 miles this weekend to raise money for the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial in Wisconsin Rapids. Find out more tonight on Newswatch 12.
- The Oneida County Board has decided to make a counter offer to Kwik Trips offer of 2.3 million dollars for a second location. The county will offer to give a response by February 1, 2015.
- A new trail in Forest County will run along Highway 8. The two mile trail will connect Crandon to the International Off-Road Raceway. Coming up on Newswatch 12 find out what access the trail will give to ATVers in the county and why the trail could get extended.
- Plus, classroom aids and secretaries need to learn basic first aid. One local school district nurse held a medical in-service to teach staff to administer medications safely.
We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
BOULDER JUNCTION - People who enjoy working with wood could show off their talent in Boulder Junction this week. A woodcarving workshop is being held at the town's community center.
The workshop is held every year by the Muskie Area Woodcarvers from Arbor Vitae. Everyone from beginners to experts could sign up, and everyone has an opportunity to learn many different kinds of woodworking in one spot.
"We have chip carving, we have wood burning, we have deep relief, shallow relief," says Woodcarver Ron Hine. "Bob Harris, one of our members, is a bird-carver so he usually teaches a bird. There's 11 different stations and 12 instructors."
Rummage sale focuses on raising money for the homeless
RHINELANDER - People will swarm Trig's Riverwalk Center for the best deals for the next couple of days, but it won't just be for groceries.
People hunted today for the best used items at the Mammouth Rummage Sale. The sale began today and runs through Saturday.
"We are very busy! I thought they were going to run me down when I opened the door," said Bev Geske, a NATH board member. "They were lined up outside. We opened a little early because of that. [I think] we're going to be busy Thursday, Friday, and Saturday."
RHINELANDER - Many people can't believe it's almost time to go back to school. However, it's not just kids that are heading back to school. Research has shown that a lot of adults are going back to school as well. The number of non-traditional students is the highest it's ever been.
"As technology continuously changes, and as new processes and ways of doing things are introduced into various businesses and organizations, the needs of employees are really changing," said Sandy Bishop, director of workforce development at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.
MADISON - Two out-of-state companies have agreed to pay $50,000 to consumers and Wisconsin after the state sued them for scamming people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and airline tickets.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1BFttCd ) the state Department of Justice announced the settlement Wednesday. It had accused Texas-based Green Palm Vacations and Arizona-based Perfekt Marketing of promising people free airline tickets and gift cards that consumers often didn't receive.
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