RHINELANDER - Do you know where Tierra del Fuego is?
Or what state the city of Bozeman is in?
Those were some of the questions fourth and fifth graders faced at Friday's Geography Bee at Central School in Rhinelander.
Topics ranged from U.S. geography to places on the world map.
"Some of them were really easy, but the last one, that was the hardest one. The answer I had in mind, but I actually didn't think was anywhere near there, I was thinking of Peru," bee winner Karston LaDean said.
LaDean will now have to take a written geography test.
If he scores well enough, he'll advance to the state Geography Bee later this winter.
RHINELANDER - Rhinelander needs new businesses to fill empty stores downtown.
This past weekend 26 properties had an open house. It was organized by Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. (DRI) and Flanders Reality Group. Finding the right home for a business can be hard. But the event tried to help those on the hunt.
"This way, you know, your here, you look, your able to talk to someone who knows the property. And you can really make a really good decision right now today," said Maggie Steffen, DRI Executive Director.
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - In Vilas County the courts have a new option for treating drug and alcohol offenders, instead of putting them behind bars.
Today the new Wellness Court was named in Lac du Flambeau. Circuit court judge Neal Neilsen and Tribal Court Judge Gary Smith will work together to help those involved with drugs and alcohol get the treatment they need.
"A traditional court would, more than likely sentence the person to jail or prison, and we've seen studies where that just doesn't work anymore. We need to get creative," said Lac du Flambeau Tribal Chief Judge, Gary Smith.
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