ANTIGO - We might be slowly getting past the flu season, but one health department says it's still important to get other vaccine shots.
Langlade County Health department is giving out free vacines.
They do this once every four weeks on Wednesdays.
Public Health Nursing Supervisor Karen Hegranes says people might question whether or not they should get the shot.
"Before you get sick, we want to prevent that with an immunization," said Hegranes.
"We really are hoping that we get more people to think that they probably could protect themselves and then protect those around them."
The unique part about the health clinic is if you don't have insurance, they can still vaccinate you.
"So really there's only a small number of people who we would encourage them. We might be able to vaccinate them today, but then send them to their primary care physician in the future and just redirect them," Hegranes said.
"So for the most part we're feeling like we can give everyone an opportunity to be vaccinated."
Beyond the Flu, some vaccines people might not think about are Hepatitis A, HPV and Influenza.
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.
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.
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.
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