WAUSAU - Archery is a sport that dates back years and years. The modern day version is a recreational activity, enjoyed by all ages. A group outside of Merrill is making sure to keep the tradition going.
From ancient Egypt to hunting in the Northwoods today, archery has storied past. The Rib Mountain Bowmen are trying to improve the sports future by offering a free youth program.
"We started it just because, there's a lot of people that don't get involved in archery and we're trying to grow the sport," says Jeremy Reif. He was the Youth Program Co-Ordinator at Rib Mountain Bowmen.
They offered equipment that is kid friendly and proper instruction.
The sport of archery has seen a recent rise in popularity, due to some Hollywood blockbuster films.
Brinly Lahr of Rosholt says, "When I saw the 'Hunger Games' and I saw Katniss shooting her bow, I thought 'I'd like that too. It would be so much fun.'"
RHINELANDER - Looking back on his 28 years as airport director, Joe Brauer says he has a lot to be proud of.
"When we got the disabled passenger lift, the non-motorized one, we were very, very proud of that," said Brauer, who's worked as the airport director for 28 years. He's also been in the airline business for 20 years.
Now, the longtime Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport director will be passing things off to a familiar face.
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