- 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.
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.
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."
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