GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers have selected UCLA defensive end Datone Jones with the 26th pick in the first round of the NFL draft.
The Packers addressed one of their positions in greatest need of an upgrade on Thursday night by taking Jones. The 6-foot-4, 283-pound Jones had 19 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks for UCLA in a breakout season in 2012 as a fifth-year senior.
Jones has a combination of quickness and strength that should give Green Bay a valuable run-stopper up front, an area of weakness that was exposed down the stretch last season.
The Packers entered this draft, the ninth under general manager Ted Thompson, with eight picks. They have the 55th and 88th overall selections in the second and third rounds on Friday night.
MANITOWISH WATERS - People wanting to get into the holiday spirit didn't need to look further than Manitowish Waters.
Saturday was the 8th annual Festival of Trees.
The event raised money for the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library.
"We are offering businesses to come in and decorate a tree and it's a festive way to recognize local area businesses plus raise money for the library," said Koller Memorial Library director Janelle Kohl.
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