Newswatch 12 speaks to James Williams Middle School students
Story By Dan McKinney
RHINELANDER - Newswatch 12 likes to be an involved part of our Northwoods community. Today that included sharing thoughts with middle school students in Rhinelander. They spoke to a language arts class taught by Karie Blemke. The students learned about what it's like working as a journalist.
"It was very exciting and fun to know how the station works and how to be an anchorwoman or anchorman," says Kayla Kossack an 8th grader at James Williams Middle School.
James Williams Middle School students are currently working on their own news assignments in class.
WABENO - Wabeno prides itself on drawing more and more people to its small community. It's doing things like building new trails and coming up with new events.
This weekend, the town will host the first ever "Wabeno Art and Music Fest". People in Wabeno say they have a unique passion for the arts.
"The Wabeno Art and Music Fest, or WAM Fest, as we call it, is an outgrowth of the various art activities that have been burgeoning here in Wabeno over the last number of years," said Tim Friesen, a coordinator of the event.
WAUSAU - The name sounds scarier than most of the symptoms would suggest, but doctors take West Nile virus seriously.
This week, a dead crow in Marathon County tested positive for West Nile. The Marathon County Health Department reported the discovery Monday. Counties look mainly at crows, blue jays, and ravens to find the virus. It is spread mostly through mosquito bites.
PARK FALLS - Filling a downtown with businesses doesn't just happen overnight. Leaders in Park Falls found that out over the past six years, but slowly they're making progress. This year, the Park Falls Downtown Beautification Committee finished a plan to improve downtown.
"It's a very dedicated group, small group of people that just kept at it and at it and at it over the last six years until we came to the finished product," says committee chair Laurie Wagner.
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