IN OTHER NEWS
- Things don't always go well out on the water. That's why Oneida County has a specialized dive team ready to respond whenever there's an emergency. MINOCQUA But funding the dive team is expensive. Saturday, community groups came together to help raise money for the team at the Minocqua Swim Challenge.
- A truck versus train crash killed a woman late Saturday morning. PRICE COUNTY According to the Price County Sheriff's Office, it happened at the intersection of County Road D and the Canadian National Railroad tracks in the Township of Knox. Police think a 76-year-old man was driving the truck with a 76-year-old woman in the passenger seat, and the truck and the train collided. Several different agencies responded, including Canadian National Railroad investigators. Crews took the man to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, and they took the woman to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau where she later died. Police are still investigating and will not yet release the names.
- Lumberjacks returned to Rhinelander Saturday for the 3rd annual Boom Lake Log Jam. RHINELANDER The event celebrates the city's logging history while showing off both old and new lumberjack skills.
- This week, a 7-year-old put his life in danger to save his baby sister and little brother from a house fire near downtown Rhinelander. RHINELANDER
On Friday, the Rhinelander Fire Department honored that little boy for his bravery.
Rhinelander firefighters now call Adam Granger, 7, a hero.
"He tells me over and over how he wasn't scared and just wanted to save his sister's life and didn't want her to die," said Jenny Schroeder, Adam's mother.
- Police in Wausau expect to forward forgery charges to the Marathon County District Attorney against four people after finding counterfeit money in the area. WAUSAU Patrick J. Eppolite Jr., 22; Michael A. Beck, 27; Jeremy J. Hess, 36; and Amanda M. Bender, 32, are currently in jail on probation holds, but investigators believe they're connected to some counterfeit $20 bills in the area, according to the Wausau Police Department.
- David Appel doesn't say too much these days. Instead, he lets his artwork speak for him. STEVENS POINT "Oh yeah, he likes to show them off," David's son Dan said. The recently turned 82-year-old spends his days in the Portage County Skilled Nursing Facility. His family often spends their weekly visit admiring the oil paintings he once crafted. "I wouldn't call it a shock, but I didn't know he had that artistic skill," Dan Appel said.
- The Northland Pines fishing team is about as basic as it gets: just two kids, bait, and their gear. EAGLE RIVER "I didn't expect to go anywhere," said Northland Pines junior Mike John. But in its first year the team is headed to nationals after taking second at the BASS Wisconsin High School Fishing Tournament. It was the first tournament the two have competed in together.