MINOCQUA - In track and field Thursday night, Lakeland was hosting the 15th annual T-Bird Invite. Rhinelander, Chequamegon, and Phillips among the teams taking part.
Chequamegon would win both the boys and girls team titles. Lakeland finished second, while Rhinelander was third.
Rhinelander's Nick Wright leaped 40' 0" to win the boys triple jump. It was also a person best for Wright. He also won the Pole Vault.
Lakeland's Delaney FitzPatrick broke the meet record she set last year in the girls 1000 meter run. FitzPatrick shaved nearly 3 seconds off the record, finishing in 3 minutes, 11.92 seconds. She also set the school record in the mile, with a time of 5 minutes, 38.45 seconds.
Chequamegon's Cade Strehlow won the boys 600, 1000, and was a member of the 3200 meter relay team.
EAGLE RIVER - Eagle River's annual Paul Bunyan Fest brings out thousands of people. This year was no exception. Organizers say about 3,000 people filled the streets of downtown Eagle River on Wednesday.
The 37th annual Paul Bunyan Fest featured chainsaw carving demonstrations, more than 80 arts and craft booths, and music.
RHINELANDER - You probably wouldn't consider a dark, smelly alley an ideal place to sit and relax. Maggie Steffen agrees, which is why she's planning to transform an alley on Brown Street in Rhinelander.
Steffen plans to tackle the project in three phases. Phase one is lighting the alley, which sits between The Brick restaurant and Bath and Body Creations. Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. agreed to pay about $2,800 for five LED lights if the city would pay for the electricity.
RHINELANDER - DNR Furbearer Research Scientist Dr. Nathan Roberts calls bobcats "a conservation success story." Their population numbers are up across the United States.
The DNR doubled the harvest quota this year at 750 bobcats because of that healthy population size.
"While the population's grown, we've also increased our understanding of bobcats considerably. Working together with hunters and trappers across the state we've increased our understanding of bobcats and our ability to monitor bobcats," said Roberts.
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