ELCHO - The Elcho White Lake Wolverines are busy getting ready for the upcoming season. After going winless three years ago, the Wolverines have won three games in the last two seasons.
Two of those victories were from last year.
The wins, plus the number of kids trying out is a sign of the direction the football program is headed. About 32 kids are on the squad compared to around 27 last year.
"We have a pretty solid offensive line, " says Wolverines head coach Matt Meronk. "We'll have to work on some agility and some speed. Also we have alot of skill guys returning."
The Wolverines hope they can start making a slight push in the Northern Lakes Conference standings. Last season, the Wovlerines finished (1-5) in the conference, but just three games behind Crandon who finished in third place.
The Wolverines open the year Saturday August 25th hosting Gillett at Elcho. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
MINOCQUA - These plants may look pretty but they're taking over our rivers and lakes. Michele Sadauskas is Oneida County's Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. She is working to map and control the yellow iris, the plant you see here. She and two other conservation workers spent the day weeding Stacks Bay.
"They invade our wetlands. They're a really robust, aggressive plant. What they do is they crowd out our native species and make actually the wetland a lot less diverse," says Michele Sadauskas, Oneida County AIS Coordinator.
Removing yellow iris is a slow process. It takes three hours of work just to properly map and control 20 feet of shoreline.
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