RHINELANDER - Even though you can't predict exactly when bad weather can turn dangerous, you can be prepared.
The School District of Rhinelander teamed up with a local entrepreneur to show you how.
They're hosting a weather readiness course at Rhinelander High School.
Greg MacMorran founded Disaster Awareness LLC with one mission, helping others.
Since it's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness week, he focused his presentation on weather.
He wants people to realize disasters can happen any where, any time, any place.
"I don't think there's enough preparedness. I know homeland security is pushing it, Red Cross is pushing it, FEMA's pushing it," said MacMorran.
"We all need to work together as a community to be prepared."
But yesterday's attack in Boston showed us weather isn't the only threat.
MacMorran says there really isn't a way to prepare for situations like Boston, but there are ways to prevent it.
"The best way to do is be vigilant. And as homeland security always says, if you see something say something. If you see something suspicious like a bag or something like that, notify authorities right away."
He says Boston is known as a low or soft area.
What that means it's not a big city, but he wants people to know an attack could happen anywhere.
If you want to contact you MacMorran, you can reach him at 715-362-3541 or visit his Facebook page, Disaster Awareness, LLC.
TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk High School sporting events got an attendance boost this winter. At the same time, local charities benefited from the community's generosity.
The school's Varsity Club sponsored six nights of special events, one for each winter sport. The Varsity Club gave out T-shirts printed with team rosters. Meanwhile, fans brought donations for local charities.
"Each kid would walk in and they'd put on their T-shirt," said Varsity Club member Jackie Elliott. "When we got our student section going, they were all together, and you just had this block of white. It was awesome."
RHINELANDER - People lived through detours, dust, and demolition throughout most of 2016 in downtown Rhinelander. Residents won't see that kind of work in 2017, but the city is planning more closures and road work to finish up the Streetscape Project.
Crews will start with the Davenport Street Bridge shutting down for a month in starting April 17. Public Works Director Tim Kingman says some sections of concrete, sidewalk, and asphalt pavement shifted, settled and cracked over the winter.
WAUSAU - A contractor fell from a ladder and died at the construction site of the new Hilton Garden Inn in Wausau last week. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.
Marathon County Sheriff's Captain Dale Wisnewski said Shane J. Cash, 45, of Wisconsin Rapids was drilling holes in the ceiling on Thursday when he fell from his ladder and died on scene.
RHINELANDER - Cracked concrete, twisted rebar, and overgrown trees and bushes don't paint the most ideal picture for a park. But a Rhinelander alderman sees the perfect chance for a peaceful place to enjoy nature.
Alderman Alex Young hopes to turn an old snow dumping dock site into a "pocket park." The site sits where Norway Street runs into the Wisconsin River behind Ripco Credit Union and the DNR Service Center building.
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