Veteran Brothers Revisit War Memories
- Gordy, Carl, and Bob Hansen all served in the Korean War.
The three brothers grew up in Waupaca, and returned there after the war.
This week, Gordy and Carl got a chance to visit their war memorial in Washington, D.C. - and they made sure to bring their younger brother along.
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Gogebic Taconite submits sampling plans
- Gogebic Taconite wants to move quickly to dig an iron mine in Ashland and Iron Counties. MADISON This week, they submitted plans for the next step in the state's process. The company is asking the DNR for permission to sample hundreds of thousands of tons of earth, part of a bulk sampling plan. Gogebic Taconite also officially told the DNR it will seek a mining permit. The DNR will tell Gogebic within two weeks whether it can go forward with the sampling.
Medford man searches for photo of every Vietnam death from Wisconsin
- “Our goal is to find them all," says Bryce Kelley. MEDFORD Kelley, a Medford resident, wants to find a picture of every Wisconsin soldier killed in Vietnam. “I know that I will continue to work, and I have enlisted the help of many others that will continue to work until we find them all," he says. Nearly 1,200 Wisconsinites’ names are etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington.
Woman killed when ATV goes over cliff
- A woman died when an ATV sailed over a cliff in Iron county. SAXON Deputies got the call around seven last night about the ATV crash near Harbor Drive in Saxon. The ATV did not make it around a corner on Harbor drive and traveled over the cliff, coming to rest on the beach. A 42 year old woman who was a passenger on the ATV was dead at the scene. Her 44 year old husband had been driving, and suffered severe injuries.
Plans for next wolf hunt move forward
- Wisconsin wildlife officials want hunters and trappers kill more wolves this year. MADISON Yesterday the DNR finalized proposed kill quotas for the state's second wolf season. The quota was set at 275 wolves. The state's Chippewa tribes are entitled to part of that quota.
Budget likely just days away from passge
- Wisconsin Republicans want to expand private school vouchers, put forth a huge income tax cut, and reject a federal Medicaid expansion. MADISON Those ideas could be just days away from becoming law in Wisconsin. The state Assembly passed the biennial state budget on a 55-42 vote Wednesday. Those proposals are just some of hundreds in the $70 billion budget. Democrats decided not to offer any of the 211 amendments they had ready.
Newman High Schools received new solar panels
- A Wausau high school will go green to save money and teach students about energy conservation. WAUSAU New solar panels will sit on top of the roof. It will save Newman High School approximately $400 a year. The W-P-S foundation donated the system as part of the SolarWise for school program. It's an educational experience for the kids as well.
ArtStart Opens New Exhibit
- You don't need to go outside to enjoy the outdoors. RHINELANDER The new ArtStart exhibit brings nature indoors. The exhibit features work from artists around the country. It includes artifacts, paintings, and sculptures. Mitch Mode is a guest curator.