LAC DU FLAMBEAU - Casinos usually make us think about spending all of our money, but this Casino in the Northwoods is doing just the opposite.
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has donated over two thousand dollars to Northwoods United Way.
The money will go towards their hard work with helping people in Oneida, Vilas and Forest Counties.
Leana Schlecht is the Marketing Director at Lake of the Torches Casino.
She says the program has a general fund.
They focus on helping the residents with their living, housing and heating needs.
"Lake land torches donates to multiple charities throughout the year and knowing that Northwoods United Way is one of the larger ones that affect a tri-county area here, especially where lake of the torches is and vilas," said Schlecht.
"It was real important to us to make sure that money stayed here in our communities."
The donation will go in the organization's general fund.
Most of the fund will be used to help Northwoods residents with their basic living needs.
ANTIGO - Pushups, wall sits, and sit ups may sound like a tough workout for most of us. But dozens of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County did that and more as part of a national fitness competition Friday afternoon.
Boys and Girls Clubs from around the country are teaming up to help kids become more active with the Nestlé's National Fitness Competition.
RHINELANDER - For better or worse, drivers in Rhinelander will get an extra week to use the Davenport Street bridge. The city's contractor for its downtown reconstruction project delayed closing the bridge for repairs to May 8th.
Crews first planned to close the bridge in mid-April, then pushed that back to May 1 due to weather. Now, weather has further delaying the month-long repairs to the concrete decking.
This is part of a larger project to finish up the downtown reconstruction, which began in March 2016. The city reconstructed 21 blocks, replacing underground utilities and modernizing the downtown area.
MINOCQUA - Police officers often meet people on their worst days: after a death, crime, or other bad situations. The Minocqua Police Department hopes some unpaid additions to their staff can help victims, families, and officers cope with those situations a little better.
The department is looking to add a team of clergy members to form a chaplain program. The chaplains would be on call and show up to scenes when needed. Chief David Jaeger had been considering the idea for a while when he heard about police in Oneida County using the same program.
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