EAGLE RIVER - Breast Cancer patients rooms at the Marshfield Clinic will have a nice new touch thanks to a group in Eagle River.
The ninth annual "Bowl for a Cure" raised money to buy brand new TVs for the rooms, and money leftover will go toward research.
The Ladies Night Out Bowling League started the benefit. Nine years ago it was just the 50 women in the league who participated. But these past few years have seen more than a hundred family, friends and community members join in too... even a team from Newswatch 12.
"Our committee has just really taken it to a higher level and gotten it to this big," says Event Organizer Susanne Erickson.
Erickson is already thinking about how she can make the event even better next year.
"The hope is that next year, the tenth year, we're going to be bigger and better. And I've got some surprises planned for next year as well," says Erickson.
The benefit has raised between $6,000 and $9,000 in the past. Erickson says they've got more bowlers this year, so she hopes they can reach that $9,000 mark again.
Burke releases rural jobs plan, focuses on schools, health & growth
ACROSS WISCONSIN - A new job plan from Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke focuses on her economic objectives with rural Wisconsin.
Many parts of Wisconsin's rural areas, like the Northwoods, lags behind the rest of the state economically; for example, five of the ten Wisconsin counties with the worst unemployment rate in the state are in the rural portions of the Northwoods, according to June unemployment numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Her focus is on growing the rural economy, boosting healthcare and improving schools.
WISCONSIN/THREE LAKES - Wisconsin continues to be the best state nationwide when it comes to producing cranberries. One Northwoods farm is preparing to make this year even better.
James Lake Farms in Three Lakes harvested close to 8,000 barrels last year. They hope to meet those expectations this year.
Right now they are in the growing season. The assistant manager believes Wisconsin is a natural environment for growing cranberries.
"It's fairly consistent as compared to somewhere out on the coast where most of the other cranberries are grown. I think a lot of those things combined help make it a good place to grow," said James Lake Farms Assistant Manager Benjamin Riker.
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