- Rhinelander's Jeff Koser had quite a day on Chequamegon Bay near Washburn earlier this month. While fishing under wind chills around -40 degrees below zero - Jeff landed with 23 inch Brown trout. He was using half-ounce buck-shot jig. Right now this prize is sitting in the freezer waiting to become supper.
7-year old Evelyn Wirth of St. Germain was on a family fishing trip at an area lake. using a minnow on a tip-up... Evelyn caught this beautiful 23 inch northern. It's her first Northern. I'm told Evelyn is excited to have this prize for dinner.
And 4-year old Keira Riihimaki of Phelps was on Anvil Lake with her dad earlier this month. When the flag went down, she used every muscle in her tiny body to pull up this huge Northern - her first one of the season. Dad helped out a little. After the picture, the fish was released. It's another great father-daughter moment in the Northwoods.
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. Now Hanson's will only use sturdier and solid greenhouses so that collapses don't become a pattern.
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.
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