Loading

80°F

76°F

82°F

80°F

80°F

82°F

80°F

80°F

78°F

80°F

82°F

76°F
Search
TOP STORY

What We're Working OnSubmitted: 09/04/2015
- This year, the Lakeland area will pack its millionth food packet to send to hungry kids around the world. Volunteers work with Food For Kidz to measure and package dry food. This year the group has increased its goal, but it needs 600 volunteers to help.

- We'll speak with with Crandon's new school superintendent about the challenges he faces.


- And take a visit to Langlade County to learn how one group is protecting its lake.


We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.




Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
 Print Story Print Story | Email Story Email Story



 LOCAL NEWS

CRANDON - Many people may go out of town for Labor Day Weekend, but not in Crandon.

In fact, people from all over the country are coming in town for the 46th annual World Championship Off-Road Races.

The races started Friday night and continue throughout the weekend, with championship races occuring on Saturday and Sunday.

The event's parade attracted hundreds of people in downtown Crandon on Friday afternoon.

Event organizers say there are about 145 racers. They are hoping for thousands of spectators.

"Labor Day Weekend is a happening in Crandon," said Crandon International Off-Road Raceway Cliff Flannery said. "

+ Read More

MINOCQUA - This year, the Lakeland area will pack its millionth food packet to send to hungry kids around the world.

Volunteers work with Food For Kidz to measure and package dry food.

+ Read More

CRANDON - School superintendents in the Northwoods face different challenges than superintendents in other parts of the state. Funding, transportation, and declining enrollment are often tricky issues for those school leaders.

Dr. Doug Kryder is one of three new superintendents in Forest County this year. He took over at Crandon and knows being a rural district can be tough on schools financially.

But Kryder has found that towns the size of Crandon have something special going. Their sense of community and investment in the school system are major positives, in his eyes.

+ Read More

LANGLADE COUNTY - Lake property owners in the Northwoods often care deeply about the health and well-being of their lakes. The people who live around Rolling Stone Lake in northern Langlade County are just one example.

The lake has a weed cutter machine, a large storage and maintenance building, and public land. Members around the lake pay a little extra tax for those things. But the lake district will also raise thousands of dollars this weekend. They're hosting a picnic, rummage sale, raffles, and bake sale for their lake.

"It's really the best-kept secret in the Northwoods, I think," said Char Waite, a member of the Rolling Stone Lake Protecting and Rehabilitation District. "It's quiet. It's a great lake to fish. It's a great lake to boat. We just love it here."

+ Read More
+ More Local News



 REGIONAL NEWS

MADISON - Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature are pushing a bill that is designed to prevent large increases in health insurance rates.

Democrats and supporters of President Barack Obama's federal health care law unveiled the measure on Thursday, but it's unlikely to gain traction in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

+ Read More

FOX LAKE, IL - A $50,000 reward is being offered for the capture and conviction of those who killed a northern Illinois police officer.

Motorola Solutions Inc. Vice President Ali Kapadia said that the telecommunications company was offering the reward money.

+ Read More

MOREHEAD, KY - An attorney for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis says the contempt hearing a federal judge held was a "charade."

Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, said U.S. District Judge David Bunning knew he was going to send Davis to jail on Thursday before he heard one word of her testimony.

+ Read More

MADISON - Madison police say they're alarmed by the anti-police sentiments expressed in a crowd when an officer intervened to stop a fight.

The incident played out amid heightened tensions between police officers and some civilians, especially those in minority neighborhoods, both locally and nationally.

+ Read More
+ More Regional News
Search: 








Click Here