Wausau East's Kane finishes twelfth; Tomahawk's Hilt fourth
Story By Joe Dufek
MADISON - The girls swimming and diving championships wrapped up Saturday with Division One competition.
Wausau East's Sarah Kane finished 12th in the 100 yard breaststroke. Her teammate Bethany Navok-Tveten was 23rd in the 50 yard free style. The duel helped Wausau East's 200 yard medley relay to an 18th place finish.
D.C. Everest's Ashley Kroll finished 19th and 23rd in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events respectively.
In Division Two on Friday, Tomahawk's Lauren Hilt finished fourth in both the 50 and 100 yard freestyle races.
Lakeland's Emily Kubisiak finished fourteenth in the 100 breaststroke.
Tomahawk's 200 and 400 yard freestyle relay teams finished sixteenth.
Marisa Silvas caught up with Hilt and Kubisiak after their races on Friday night. Simply click on the video link to hear from the participants.
- Dr. Lewis Jacobson of Eagle River was one of 27 World War II veterans from northcentral Wisconsin participating in the 19th Never Forgotten Honor Flight last week. Nearly seventy years ago, he came home from Europe. He was a young, Jewish, American soldier who spent a year and half fighting Hitler's war machine.
- Plus, tomatoes brought in from warmer parts of the country this time of year can often be tasteless. Some supermarkets bring those tomatoes in because most local tomatoes aren't ripe. But one local family-owned greenhouse is ready for harvest. Newswatch 12's Karolina Buczek went to Antigo to find out how they do it.
We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
WISCONSIN - Wisconsin Public Service encourages any emergency responders to apply for its "Safety is Worth the Energy" grants. It will award 25 $2,000 grants this year.
All of WPS's service area can apply. Money is used for departments to provide special equipment or training which they otherwise wouldn't have.
"This is the second year we're offering the "Safety is Worth the Energy" grant for our local emergency responders in our service area," said WPS Community Relations Leader Leah Van Zile. "That would be fire departments, emergency rescue squads, police departments."
WASHINGTON, DC - A retired Northwoods doctor from Eagle River flew to Washington, DC last week. Dr. Lewis Jacobson was one of 27 World War II veterans from northcentral Wisconsin participating in the 19th Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Nearly seventy years ago, he came home from Europe. He was a young, Jewish, American soldier who spent a year and half fighting Hitler's war machine.
"I served from July of 1943 to early January of 1946, a total of about two and a half years, and 18 months was with service overseas in Europe: England, France, and Germany," Jacobson explained.
WAUKESHA - A judge has decided that two girls accused in the stabbing of a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man should be evaluated by the Waukesha County's Department of Health and Human Services.
The judge made the decision Tuesday after the girls' attorneys asked for the department to evaluate and determine services as if the girls were in juvenile court.
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