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Help Send a Semi of Supplies to Hurricane Sandy VictimsSubmitted: 11/13/2012
Story By Kailey Burton

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MOSINEE - For those who lost nearly everything to Hurricane Sandy, a simple blanket or can of food can mean a lot- A semi-trailer full of disaster supplies, means even more.

Nearly two weeks after Sandy, thousands of people are still without power. They need a lot of help and YOU can lend them a hand.

The Mosinee Area Action Club is collection donated food and supplies to take out to storm victims. They're sending a 53-foot semi-trailer, but they need help filling it up.

"Anything to help clean- Diapers, blankets, clothing that is new- we're trying to collect new or almost like new- canned food," said Chuck Kyhos, a Sandy relief volunteer.

Mosinee area churches and businesses are collecting donations to help fill the truck. Volunteers say no donation is too small.

"You've lived in something for 40-50 years and it's gone. You have nothing. Nothing. You don't have dishes, you don't have anything. It's gotta be sad. It's gotta be heartbreaking," said Kyhos.

This Friday volunteers will box all the donations, and Saturday they'll load the trailer. The semi will leave for New Jersey Sunday the 18th.

Roehl transport of Marshfield donated their semi-truck, driver, and fuel costs to take those supplies to the East Coast.

If you'd like to donate items you can drop them off at our station: 3217 County Rd G, Rhinelander.

Visit the Mosinee Area Action Club's Sandy Relief website, posted below, to find out more information, how to donate, and what supplies they're seeking.


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Mosinee Area Action Club - Sandy Relief webpage

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Watch out for kids as school resumesSubmitted: 09/02/2014

RHINELANDER - Students went back to class in many districts across Wisconsin Tuesday morning.

The Wisconsin State Patrol wants drivers to watch out for them.

Some kids might get to and from school on their bikes.

It's the law to give bikers three feet of space when you're passing them.

You also need to stay 20 feet away from stopped school buses.

Parents should make sure their kids know how to stay safe on their way to and from school.

Kids need to watch out for traffic.

Parents should remind them texting while walking can be a distraction.

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Boy found safe after becoming lost in the woodsSubmitted: 09/02/2014

FLORENCE COUNTY - A family in Florence County needed help finding their three-year-old after he disappeared in the woods Monday.

The boy was missing for nearly two hours Monday morning.

The family was packing up to head home when the boy wandered away around 9:15.

He had walked about a half mile into the woods.

The family says he was very wet but healthy.

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State seeks feedback on unemployment insurance systemSubmitted: 09/01/2014

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RHINELANDER - More than 50,000 people in Wisconsin apply for unemployment benefits every week.

Now, the state Department of Workforce Development wants to know how it can improve the unemployment insurance system.

"Our Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council really likes to get out there and hear firsthand from those who deal with that system directly. We're looking for their suggestions and their ideas on what we might do to make the system even better," said Dave Anderson, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the state Department of Workforce Development.

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One person injured in Rhinelander crash Monday evening Submitted: 09/01/2014

RHINELANDER - A person got hurt during a one car crash near Rhinelander today.

The crash happened on North Shore Drive east of Rhinelander around 4 p.m.

Only one person was in the car.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office, Town of Pelican Fire Department and the Oneida County EMS were at the crash.

We don't know the cause of the crash yet.

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Special chair offers people with disabilities new opportunitiesSubmitted: 09/01/2014

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RHINELANDER - It can be difficult to get around the Northwoods, especially in the snow. For people with physical disabilities, it can seem almost impossible. A new piece of technology changed Bob Simon's life. Now he's hoping to help others with physical disabilities enjoy the outdoors.

"I used to love to hunt and fish," he said.

But when Simon, who is from Rhinelander, lost his legs during a work accident in 2008, he didn't know if he'd be able to enjoy the outdoors again.

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Lakeshore communities could be marine sanctuariesSubmitted: 09/01/2014

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MANITOWOC - Lakeshore communities from Two Rivers to Port Washington will able to apply for marine-sanctuary status, which could lead to protections for natural resources and improved research on shipwrecks.

An HTR Media report (http://htrne.ws/1lrd3Ix ) says the 875-square-mile area encompasses 33 known shipwrecks and countless others.

Sanctuaries are established by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. Agency spokeswoman Ellen Brody says she expects the first applications to begin arriving in the fall.

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Fewer people at Merrill's Labor Day Car Show because of weather Submitted: 09/01/2014

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MERRILL - You won't find as many people at this year's car show in Merrill compared to years past.

The car show usually gets about 2,000 attendees each year.

Organizers say they got about half of that total this year because of the weather.

The Merrill Lions Club organizes the event.

This is one of the group's biggest fundraisers of the year.

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