TOMAHAWK - The state needs twelve members for it's new Sporting Heritage Council. The goal is to have your voice give state officials tips on handling issues we face with hunting and fishing.
The five catergories the Council will represent are Anglers, Furbearers, as well as deer, bird and bear hunters.
Nick Schertz is a member of Lincoln County's Conservation Congress. He has a plan for keeping a state-wide balance.
"You should have a few representatives along the great lakes region and the eastern side of the state. And it wouldn't be bad to have some representatives on the Western side of the state, a few from the northwoods, and a few from the central agriculture areas in the south."
Picking a dozen people to represent the entire state can be tough. But Schertz has some guidelines to narrow the field.
"I think it's important for these people to have a good strong background in education. Whether it be biology, some of the science background helps to really understand truely whats going on with fisheries, wild life management, as well as forestry being a big part of it in the Northwoods."
$30 million expansion part of Phillips-Medisize growth plan
PHILLIPS - A high level employee at Phillips-Medisize Corp., based in Hudson, WI, calls the company's $30 million announced expansion part of the group's growth plan. VP/GM Global Commercial Division at Phillips-Medisize Rob Werge says the company's medical and consumer product lines are also growing.
The company has annual sales of nearly $600 million with around 75% of the total revenue coming from drug delivery, medical device and diagnostic products such as: disposable insulin pens, glucose meters, specialty inhalation drug delivery devices, single use surgical devices and consumable diagnostic components, according to company data.
Phillips-Medisize employs 285 people at its Phillips facilities, 1,400 people throughout Wisconsin, and more than 3,400 people at 14 locations throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and China.
RHINELANDER - For the first time, a national study shows more teenagers use e-cigarettes instead of cigarettes, according to the University of Michigan Monitoring the Future study released Tuesday.
The study, in its 40th year, looks at substance trends of young Americans in 8th, 10th and 12th grade. More than 40,000 students across the U.S. participate in the survey.
E-cigarettes are relatively new to the study. The product itself is relatively new as well. It creates a vapor that you inhale. Typically, this vapor contains nicotine, although the specific contents of the vapor are proprietary and are not regulated, according to the release.
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