THREE LAKES - A Northwoods teen will build a sugar shack for his high school's science department. Will Starke put up the framework for the shack Saturday.
Starke is a boy scout with troop 601 of Eagle River. He wants to build the shack for his Eagle Project.
Starke thinks the new sugar shack will help students process sap. The school teaches students about the process of making maple syrup.
"The project is to help the community and by helping the community, we're going through the school. It's important for kids to learn," says Starke. "We're going to bring in some of the fourth graders so they get to see some of the process."
Starke raised more than two thousand dollars to build the shack. He hopes the new building will give kids a realistic experience when it comes to making maple syrup.
He'll be back next weekend to do some finishing touches.
RHINELANDER - Crescent firefighters needed to cut open a passenger side door to get a person out after a three car crash Saturday. Two people were sent to the hospital.
It happened between the intersection of Highway 8 and Highway 17 south a little before 1 Saturday afternoon.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says a truck heading northbound on 17 ran a red light. That's when it collided with another car on highway 8. Those two cars then hit another car sitting in the intersection.
One car was damaged so bad that a person was stuck and fire fighters had to cut it open.
The Sheriff's Office is still investigating the accident.
EAGLE RIVER - Plenty of dogs and their owners took over a well known place in Eagle River Saturday.
More than 25 vendors filled the Eagle River Derby Track.
This is the first time WRJO of Eagle River held the Pet Expo. They wanted people to get good information about grooming, veterinarian services, dog treats and other aspects they might not have known about.
"The veterinarians and some of them are doing essentials oils that are good for their skin. There's dog nutrition," said WRJO Account Executive, Trish Keeley. "There's when they need to get shots; when they should be worried about ticks, flees and spay and neuter. All that type of information."
TOWN OF HUSTISFORD - A 7-year-old boy has died after being severely bitten by a dog in Dodge County of eastern Wisconsin.
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that the incident was reported just before 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Town of Hustisford.
Lt. Brian Loos says that a 911 caller said the boy was bleeding profusely. He says dispatchers began to talk the mother through CPR while numerous agencies responded. But the child died at the scene despite extensive lifesaving efforts.
The statement says names, addresses and additional information about the nature of the incident and the dog won't be released for now out of respect to the family.
MILWAUKEE - Several Wisconsin insurance companies are holding special sign-ups so same-sex couples can add spouses to their health plans.
The special enrollment period is needed because gays and lesbians who got married this summer were unable to add spouses to their coverage amid the uncertainty surrounding the legal status of their marriages.
People generally can make changes to a health plan during the year only after a ``life-changing'' event, such as a marriage, divorce, or birth or adoption of a child.
OSHKOSH - Police are seeking a suspect in the stabbings of two students near the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Authorities say the stabbings happened around 11 p.m. Friday in a neighborhood east of campus. A police statement says the suspect confronted the first victim and took his cellphone, then stabbed him in the ensuing struggle.
Police say the second victim chased the suspect, another struggle ensued, and he was also stabbed.
A university statement says both students were seriously injured but are recuperating at an area hospital.
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