GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are close to completing a long-term contract extension. It would make the star quarterback the highest-paid player in NFL history, according to league sources.
Speculation is the deal could average $25 million per year.
A former Super Bowl MVP, Rodgers is under contract through 2014. He signed a six-year, $65 million contract in October 2008. Rodgers' base salary in 2013 is just over $9 million, while his 2014 deal is worth $10.5 million.
Baltimore Quarterback Joe Flacco became the NFL's highest-paid player earlier this month.
He signed a six-year, $120.6 million contract with the reigning champion Ravens.
SAYNER - A needle and thread means more to Pat Andersen than just sewing.
"I started quilting when I was 19 so it's been a passion of mine for a long time," said Pat.
Quilting gives her a community of ladies in the Northwoods.
"Sayner needs something like this, it needs something for the women to do," said Pat.
After moving to Sayner with her husband Don last spring, the two decided to buy the building that now houses Plum Lake Quilts. Pat needed somewhere to put her long arm machine and that eventually turned into a little retail business.
"I mean little and then it grew a little bit and it grew a little bit more," said Don Andersen.
RHINELANDER - Cancer survivors and supporters gathered at Ministry St. Mary's Hospital for the 10th annual Celebration of Life Thursday. The event honors those battling cancer or survivors of cancer and shows people what kinds of services the James Beck Cancer Center offers.
The center's namesake lost his life to cancer, but now others will be able to benefit from his gift to the hospital.
"With his vision and his dollars we were able to put this cancer center here in Rhinelander so patients don't have to travel to larger cities," said Director of Cancer Services Kimberly Hetland.
This year's speaker was Mike Regole, a survivor of tonsil cancer. He spoke about his experience at the center, how family and support affected his journey, and how he ran a business while having cancer.
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