- Last Monday, 81 veterans boarded the 19th Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Many of the veterans on the flight boarded, thinking their service HAD BEEN forgotten. But they soon realized that wasn't the case. Newswatch 12's Lauren Stephenson was privileged to be able to travel with them. She brings you their stories this week on Newswatch 12 at five.
- A Merrill foster family badly needed a new roof. Find out how the local community rallied to help the family get adequate shelter.
- And see how this year's fishing opener compares to previous years.
We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
WISCONSIN - Severe weather can strike at any time in north central Wisconsin. Emergency Management services encourage people to have a NOAA Weather Radio to be prepared during a storm.
Weather radios cost about $30. They are a 24 hour source of any weather warnings and information.
Emergency Management says they're very useful, especially with unpredictable Wisconsin weather.
"A NOAA Weather Radio is an all hazards weather radio," said Oneida County Emergency Management Program Assistant Dawn Robinson. "We recommend all households should have them, for lots of different reasons. Of course they're going to alert you to weather related events. They can also be alerted for other events, such as a missing child."
Emergency Management also wants people to know the radios are very easy to program and use.
PHILLIPS - Philips Elementary School hosted its first-ever Science Is Fun Night this week. Local businesses also went to the event to show how science, technology, engineering and math careers are important to the area.
MILWAUKEE - The Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him with former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell.
Milwaukee, a major league-worst 7-18, lost 40 of its final 56 games under Roenicke. The skid included a late-season collapse last year after the Brewers led the NL Central for nearly five months, and a 2-13 start this season.
Counsell, a 44-year-old Milwaukee-area native, was given a contract through the 2017 season, the Brewers said Monday.
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