RHINELANDER - We know math is important in our daily lives. But getting kids excited about it isn't always easy.
Today at Northwoods Community Elementary School in Rhinelander showed students that math can be entertaining and educational.Math Project Day had students solving problems, using fractions and even learning about finances.
4th Grade Teacher Julie Krouze knows math isn't always exciting, but it's important.
"Children creating their own math games help them to think outside the box from teaching somebody else these skills."
4th grader Shyla Wickham loves math even when it's not Math Project Day. But she likes to see her friends excited about learning.
"My favorite part about it is probably having everyone happy and experiencing everyone elses' game. Math can be fun. It's not always like oh this is so boring. It can make it really fun."
Math isn't the only subject that gets its own day. Northwoods Community does a different subject every month.
ANTIGO - Pushups, wall sits, and sit ups may sound like a tough workout for most of us. But dozens of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County did that and more as part of a national fitness competition Friday afternoon.
Boys and Girls Clubs from around the country are teaming up to help kids become more active with the Nestlé's National Fitness Competition.
MINOCQUA - Police officers often meet people on their worst days: after a death, crime, or other bad situations. The Minocqua Police Department hopes some unpaid additions to their staff can help victims, families, and officers cope with those situations a little better.
The department is looking to add a team of clergy members to form a chaplain program. The chaplains would be on call and show up to scenes when needed. Chief David Jaeger had been considering the idea for a while when he heard about police in Oneida County using the same program.
RHINELANDER - For better or worse, drivers in Rhinelander will get an extra week to use the Davenport Street bridge. The city's contractor for its downtown reconstruction project delayed closing the bridge for repairs to May 8th.
Crews first planned to close the bridge in mid-April, then pushed that back to May 1 due to weather. Now, weather has further delaying the month-long repairs to the concrete decking.
This is part of a larger project to finish up the downtown reconstruction, which began in March 2016. The city reconstructed 21 blocks, replacing underground utilities and modernizing the downtown area.
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