ANTIGO - The Antigo School District wants to sell the home students in the technology program built. The money from the sale will help buy materials for students to build another home next year.
The minimum bid for the home is 49 thousand dollars. All of that money will be recycled back into the building class. School leaders say it's important to keep the class going because it prepares students to get hands on experience.
"Their intention is to go into the trades and not necessarily go on to college," says Tim Prunty, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds. "This offers an opportunity for up to 15 students a year to get really job ready skills that will help them land that first job."
STURGEON BAY, WI - A woman, her son and another boy rescued after spending the night in their kayaks on the waters of Green Bay have been treated and released from a northeastern Wisconsin hospital.
Door County sheriff's officials say 43-year-old Allison Alter, her 9-year-old son, Zach Suri, of Austin, Texas and 9-year-old-old Thomas Alter, of Highland Park, Illinois, were treated for mild hypothermia after a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter plucked them from the Michigan waters of Green Bay about 6 a.m. Friday.
RHINELANDER - Nothing says summer time like ice cream, but with cool temperatures this week and more to come next week, it doesn't feel much like summer.
One local ice cream shop says that hasn't stopped people from buying the treat. Jet's Dairy Bar in downtown Rhinelander has had a steady flow of business, despite the cold.
"Pretty consistent because of the holiday week and a lot of the Country Festers are up. So I think a lot of them were just kind of chilling around town waiting for Country Fest to start," said Aimee Kubiak, Jet's Dairy Bar Employee.
BNSF train headed for Superior derails; 13 cars off track
BILLINGS, MT - A BNSF Railway spokesman says the company is investigating the cause of a coal train derailment in which 13 cars came off the tracks in southeastern Montana.
BNSF spokesman Matt Jones said the loaded train originated at the Decker Mine in Bighorn County. It was en route to Superior, Wisconsin, when the cars derailed about 35 miles east of Billings at about 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
No one was injured, but some of the cars ended up on their sides.
RHINELANDER - Two art groups will come together to offer art classes to kids this summer. Leaders of both groups feel more children need to express themselves artistically. Old School and ArtStart will offer a kid-friendly art program every Friday through August 15th.
"Having an opportunity to meet some of the volunteers of the volunteers and folks from over there, we decided on some collaboration with the program that we're doing and some of the artists that work there as well," says Old School Learning Administrator Louise Perrault. "They have some ideas that are really suitable to working with kids."
RHINELANDER - We hear about solar powered homes and cars, but you may not have thought a kid could make one of those from scratch.
A group of kids at Nicolet College in Rhinelander did just that.
4th through 7th graders learned how to design and build a solar powered car. The college says the project helped stimulate the kids' minds.
"It's a great opportunity. Some kids have never been on a college campus before," said Nicolet Career Coach Teri Phalin. "So it's a really great way for them to see college campus on a fun, kind of almost like a camp sort of day to be able to experience something that they're interested in.
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