GREEN BAY - Donald Driver is retiring, with a formal announcement planned next week for the Green Bay Packers all-time leading receiver.
The Packers made the announcement early Thursday.
In a statement, Driver says he's always enjoyed a "special bond" with Packers fans, and "can think of no better way to retire than to celebrate with them and the Packers organization."
Driver will officially retire Feb. 6 at the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Driver finishes as the Packers all-time leader in yards receiving (10,137 yards) and catches (743), and is third behind Don Hutson and Sterling Sharpe with 61 touchdown receptions. He had seven 1,000-yard seasons, also a Packers record for a receiver.
LAKE TOMAHAWK - Camp American Legion recently opened up for visitors this year, but campers will notice some big changes.
The entire top floor of the main building was redone with new flooring and new bathrooms. The camp also cleared the way to put in concrete outside the front entrance to be used as a future spot for music and other outdoor gatherings.
But those aren't the only projects underway.
"The other one that we worked on was the front entrance and the sunroom entrance out here actually on the second floor, and that got a complete facelift on it also," said Camp Director Don Grundy. "We got stone work on the outside, all new windows, that we'll now be able to use these spaces in the winter."
Grundy hopes to be able to have winter programming in the future. The camp will also have a grand opening for a new building for families of the fallen this coming Wednesday.
Heavy rain this weekend nearly delayed the start of Lake Tomahawk's snowshoe baseball season.
The Snowhawks will begin their 12 game schedule Monday night against Newswatch 12.
Early Monday, it looked like the field at Snowshoe Park might be too wet to play on.
Snowhawks Manager Jeff Smith said the sun Monday afternoon has helped prepare the wood chips on the field for the game.
"Once you get them ruffed up, it kind of pulls the moisture out. It's kind of nice to have the sun going, because it will dry some of that right up. It takes a little while, it takes a little wind, but with everything going on now it's going to make big improvements by game time," said Smith.
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