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.
WAUSAU - Police arrested a Florence County man in connection to a Wausau homicide case this week. Online court records show Lee Franck, 56 doesn't face homicide charges, but instead domestic abuse counts.
According to the Wausau Pilot and Review paper, the criminal complaint shows Franck got into an argument with Lyle Leith a few days before the 77-year-old was found dead at his Wausau home on Kickbusch Street.
MILWAUKEE - A Wausau-based company that makes architectural metal finishing took home a big honor Thursday night. Linetec won the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce's Manufacturer of the Year Award in the Large Company category.
The annual awards program celebrates Wisconsin companies that are well respected, serve their communities, and make Wisconsin "a better place to live, work, and play", according to a press release from the WMC.
HAYWARD - Trail conditions for this year's American Birkebeiner race will be just about perfect.
Executive Director Ben Popp said there's about a six inch base, three inches of snow on top, and more snow on the way in the Hayward area.
"The energy right now is just unreal. You can feel it here in Hayward and Cable and certainly around the world. Now with a gold medal, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall, brings more excitement to not only this event, but the sport. So it's a really great time to be a cross country skier," said Popp.
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