WAUSAU - When you child out grows their car seat, you might pass it along to someone else, sell it, or throw it away.
But there's another alternative.
Safe Kids in Wausau held its second annual Car Seat Recycling Day at the Judging Pavilion in Marathon Park.
Northwoods residents were able to drop off their used car seats for proper recycling for free.
Car seats that have been recalled, broken or in a crash are good ones to drop off.
But first the seats had to be dismantled.
"They all are made very differently and very safe so that's a good thing I guess, but that's taking a while to get apart so that taking apart the different metal bars or different screws that the car seats are put together," said Safe Kids Coordinator, Michelle Armstrong.
"So it is a little bit labor intensive. We've got some great help to take all of the seats apart and make it a little bit easier to recycle the majority of the seats then."
If you've got a new car seat and you want to make sure it's installed safely,
Safe Kids also holds monthly car seat inspections.
It's on every 3rd Wednesday at Yach's Body & Custom Shop in Wausau.
THREE LAKES - The DNR hopes it won't find more Northwoods deer with chronic wasting disease.
Last year, a deer on a game farm near Three Lakes tested positive for the deadly disease. Although it hopes that incident is isolated, the DNR wants more data on the health of the Northwoods deer herd.
The agency is urging hunters near Three Lakes to give their deer heads to the DNR for CWD testing.
The Boulder Junction Town Board voted two to one Tuesday night to move forward with a town plaza plan. The plan will now go to a design phase.
The board estimated the cost of the design phase to be between $30,000 to $50,000, but it was dropped to about $25,000 at the meeting.
Town Chairman Dennis Reuss and Town Supervisor Dennis Duke voted in favor, with Town Supervisor Denny McGann voting against the plan.
A little more than $1 million may not seem like a lot of money to a city like Madison or Milwaukee. But for a town of fewer than one thousand people, it's a lot. The Boulder Junction Town Board could vote Tuesday whether or not to move onto the next phase of a $1.26 million town plaza project.
Dennis Duke has a vision of what Boulder Junction could look like in a few years.
"This one has a much more artistic flair, this has a more engineering flair if you will," said Duke while looking at potential design plans.
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