WOODRUFF - For some of us, tax season can be a frustrating time. Filling out your own forms can be confusing and time-consuming.
The American Association of Retired Persons is giving people with lower income and seniors some tax relief. Every Monday and Wednesday until April 10th, the AARP is filling out tax returns for free. It happens at the Lakeland Senior Center in Woodruff.
AARP Volunteer Chuck Berrigan sees plenty of stressed out people during tax-time. His greatest reward is putting people in a better mood.
"Most of our clients are over sixty. Let's say sixty to a hundred. When they get their taxes done and they know they're finaled right, they feel a lot of relief and are very grateful."
Sandy Seymour has had AARP do her taxes for the last few years. She wants all seniors to take advantage of the service.
"Older people mainly get more confused. Forms get harder and it takes someone who knows what they're talking about and who know how to fill out the forms."
The service is available every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
AARP offers tax aid in locations like Rhinelander, Eagle River, Tomahawk and Park Falls.
TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk High School sporting events got an attendance boost this winter. At the same time, local charities benefited from the community's generosity.
The school's Varsity Club sponsored six nights of special events, one for each winter sport. The Varsity Club gave out T-shirts printed with team rosters. Meanwhile, fans brought donations for local charities.
"Each kid would walk in and they'd put on their T-shirt," said Varsity Club member Jackie Elliott. "When we got our student section going, they were all together, and you just had this block of white. It was awesome."
RHINELANDER - People lived through detours, dust, and demolition throughout most of 2016 in downtown Rhinelander. Residents won't see that kind of work in 2017, but the city is planning more closures and road work to finish up the Streetscape Project.
Crews will start with the Davenport Street Bridge shutting down for a month in starting April 17. Public Works Director Tim Kingman says some sections of concrete, sidewalk, and asphalt pavement shifted, settled and cracked over the winter.
WAUSAU - A contractor fell from a ladder and died at the construction site of the new Hilton Garden Inn in Wausau last week. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.
Marathon County Sheriff's Captain Dale Wisnewski said Shane J. Cash, 45, of Wisconsin Rapids was drilling holes in the ceiling on Thursday when he fell from his ladder and died on scene.
RHINELANDER - Cracked concrete, twisted rebar, and overgrown trees and bushes don't paint the most ideal picture for a park. But a Rhinelander alderman sees the perfect chance for a peaceful place to enjoy nature.
Alderman Alex Young hopes to turn an old snow dumping dock site into a "pocket park." The site sits where Norway Street runs into the Wisconsin River behind Ripco Credit Union and the DNR Service Center building.
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