TOMAHAWK - Rain, mud and a little bit of cool air were the conditions racers had to endure Saturday.
The Stubborn Mule Adventure Race tests competitors as they hunt for hidden checkpoints around Tomahawk.
"They have to try to get as many of the points that we put out in the county as possible in 30 hours or twelve hours. So if they go over that time they're penalize," said 180 Adventure Owner, Paula Waite.
"So they start losing one point per minute they're late. So it's very important that they manage that time."
This type of race started in Costa Rica and has been in the united states for 15 years.
It's been done in the Wausau area, but this is the first time for Tomahawk.
"Back in the day the Eco-challenge was kind of a big one or the Regalo," Waite said.
"The race started appealing to the general public and so there were shorter races going on."
Those short races consist of hiking, running, canoeing and biking.
Out of the four, some competitors said biking was the toughest part.
"We went out on the mountain bike and that was really technical with that," said Cedar Falls, Iowa resident, Janelle Thompson.
"We did some walking of our bikes and slipping and sliding. A few bruises and bloody areas too with some of our team members."
"It's more just endurance I'd say. It goes straight on your body for the whole twelve hours," 12 hour racer, Jordan Nurre said.
"Like nothing's too physically demanding. It's just continuous."
If you think you would want to try this, but not exactly sure if you'll make it to the end, just ask an eleven year old. SOT
"You kind of just are following the navigator on your team and trying to find a certain point in the woods. It's basically like your bush-waking through the woods." said Rhinelander resident, Bridger Flory.
RHINELANDER - Oneida County needs more foster care homes. Right now, there are nine licensed foster homes in the area, most of which are full according to the county's social services department.
Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Nelson says that in Oneida County there are 24 children currently living in foster homes. The department participated in a statewide foster care recruitment project last fall, and discovered just how great the need is.
RHINELANDER - A snow storm caught Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander off guard last weekend and collapsed a greenhouse. Now that spring weather is here, Hanson's is ready to move forward by making some adjustments.
"We got by for 25 years doing what we were doing," said Hanson's Garden Village Co-owner Brent Hanson.
Last weekend's spring snow storm set back Hanson's.
"We thought we were ahead of schedule having that greenhouse nice and filled," said Hanson's Manager Beth Hanson.
"One bad storm and there you go. Things happen," said Brent.
The storm collapsed a greenhouse holding thousands of plants.
"For years we've gotten by with these lighter cheaper green houses," said Brent.
"We'll be down a greenhouse for a little bit here," said Beth.
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