ANTIGO - We might be slowly getting past the flu season, but one health department says it's still important to get other vaccine shots.
Langlade County Health department is giving out free vacines.
They do this once every four weeks on Wednesdays.
Public Health Nursing Supervisor Karen Hegranes says people might question whether or not they should get the shot.
"Before you get sick, we want to prevent that with an immunization," said Hegranes.
"We really are hoping that we get more people to think that they probably could protect themselves and then protect those around them."
The unique part about the health clinic is if you don't have insurance, they can still vaccinate you.
"So really there's only a small number of people who we would encourage them. We might be able to vaccinate them today, but then send them to their primary care physician in the future and just redirect them," Hegranes said.
"So for the most part we're feeling like we can give everyone an opportunity to be vaccinated."
Beyond the Flu, some vaccines people might not think about are Hepatitis A, HPV and Influenza.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander factory that makes smoke flavoring caught fire early Monday morning.
Shortly before 6:00 a.m., Rhinelander, Crescent and Newbold Fire Departments responded to a fire at Red Arrow Products on Rhinelander's west side.
An employee says there were about eight workers inside at the time.
No one was injured.
"Flames were coming out of a conveyor area as high as the roof. We made an interior attack and knocked that flame down. Came in from the other side of the partition wall, then made another interior attack and knocked that down," says Chief Terry Williams.
As of 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, firefighters were still working to make sure the flames were out.
RHINELANDER - The Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission will get its long-awaited federal funding installment by October 4.
The timing means no Northwoods Transit Connections drivers will have to voluntarily furlough their pay, but the requirement of 24-hour advance notice for rides will stay in place.
Transit Commission Chair Erv Teichmiller learned the news over the weekend.
The commission is waiting on an expected payment of $300,000 from the federal government. In 2016, that money came in early September. As of last Friday, the commission wasn't expecting the payment until as late as November.
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has selected a former legislator to run the state Department of Natural Resources.
Walker's office announced Monday that he has chosen former Republican state Rep. Dan Meyer to serve as DNR secretary. He replaces Cathy Stepp, who resigned in August to take a position in President Donald Trump's administration.
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