MEDFORD - Last week a LaCrosse Anchorwoman was bullied for being overweight. That sparked students at Medford high school to take a stand.
Wednesday, over 140 students and faculty wore blaze orange to school as a protest called UNITE against bullying. October is Anti-Bullying Month.
The students were already preparing to wear blaze orange for tomorrow night's football game against Rhinelander. That was to support the team. But now it's about more than just a football game.
"We hope everyone will wear blaze orange to support anti-bullying, " said Medford senior Cole Quednow. "Rhinelander fans, Medford fans, it doesn't matter. Everyone who wears blaze orange to the football game, you will receive free hot chocolate."
Medford hosts Rhinelander on Friday night. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - A week with little to no rain pushed fire risks dangerously high across northern Wisconsin. A fire in Bayfield spanning 9-thousand acres destroyed 17 homes. Fire crews want everyone to be smart about burning this time of year.
A small burn got out of control on Loop Heights Road in Pine Lake today. Fire Chief, Brian Gehrig, says the weather conditions make it easy for fires to get out of control.
MERRILL - You won't find candy bars or chips in the new vending machine at Ministry Good Samaritan in Merrill. This machine dispenses prescription medication.
It won't replace the regular pharmacist. But it will help patients who visit the hospital late at night.
"It allows patients to receive full prescriptions after hours for the local pharmacies. So if you have babe in arms that's sick that needs a prescription, we can fill that full prescription and get you on your way within less than five minutes," says Pharmacy Manager Jim Mason.
The machine has anything you would need for infections or pain; the kind of things a person goes to the ER for.
It's the fifth machine in Ministry facilities. Pharmacy Manager Jim Mason says they have a track record of safety. Each prescription is triple checked before it's dispensed.
"There has never been an error from dispensing the InstyMeds. So it's extremely safe, and it's well over a million prescriptions through InstyMeds," says Mason.
So far the Good Samaritan machine has filled around a hundred prescriptions. Doctors and patients say it's worked out well.
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