RHINELANER - New owners cut the ribbon after remodeling the Culver's in Rhinelander. Jen and Josh Clark took over ownership of the Culver's in Rhinelander last January.
New wood framing along the back of the building adds a Northwoods touch to their Culver's, as well as landscaping and other staining work.
They held a ribbon cutting ceremony today unveiling the upgrades to the building as well as celebrating their new ownership of the restaurant.
"That ribbon is the sign of all the hardwork finally coming together and working out and being exactly what we wanted it to be." Says Jen Clark. "So it's nice."
"We put a lot of work in to this and we couldn't have done it without everybody involved with us and our partners in town." Josh Clark says, "We are just excited to get more and more involved with the community."
The owners want to celebrate with you too. They're offering special deals all weekend long, including a car show on Saturday.
ONEIDA COUNTY - If your truck cracks through the ice, your first thought might be, "get off ASAP."
There are workers who head the opposite way--onto the ice to help.
That describes one local team who carefully went to work on the Willow Flowage in Oneida County in Little Rice on Tuesday.
"This ain't no joke out here," said Tom Quandt, Jr., the owner of Bulldog Off-Road Recovery Service. "I do get nervous, and today's a day I'm nervous because of the ice conditions."
That nervous energy is what likely helps Quandt and his crew carefully cross the ice and get sunken vehicles back above water level.
It's not easy. Quandt and his crew set nerves aside, driving in a bombardier about two miles off the shore on Willow Dam Road to get to the truck, which was near an island.
"I was looking at the ice," Quandt says as he describes the drive out to the car. "I was looking for holes in the ice, I was looking for the color of the ice...There was water coming up out of spots as we were driving out here."
The crew tried a few times to get the truck back on safer ice, but the car fell through again. The crew then decided to drill a trench to a nearby island and pull the car out that way.
"We can sit and play that game all day and it's not going to get us anywhere without a lot of time and labor into this," Quandt said.
The team got the car out and onto the island around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Quandt said the owner of the car may try to tow his truck back to shore later this week.
The DNR is aware of the situation. By state statute, you have 30 days to remove your car from the ice or get a fine.
RHINELANDER - If you did a double take driving down county highways this week, it was for good reason. Oneida County posted its weight limit restriction signs Monday. That's the earliest those signs have gone up in more than 15 years.
Usually weight limits go into effect in mid-March. Counties put them on to protect roads as frost comes out of the ground. Oneida County Highway Commissioner Bruce Stefonek tried to wait as long as possible.
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