WAUSAU - When you child out grows their car seat, you might pass it along to someone else, sell it, or throw it away.
But there's another alternative.
Safe Kids in Wausau held its second annual Car Seat Recycling Day at the Judging Pavilion in Marathon Park.
Northwoods residents were able to drop off their used car seats for proper recycling for free.
Car seats that have been recalled, broken or in a crash are good ones to drop off.
But first the seats had to be dismantled.
"They all are made very differently and very safe so that's a good thing I guess, but that's taking a while to get apart so that taking apart the different metal bars or different screws that the car seats are put together," said Safe Kids Coordinator, Michelle Armstrong.
"So it is a little bit labor intensive. We've got some great help to take all of the seats apart and make it a little bit easier to recycle the majority of the seats then."
If you've got a new car seat and you want to make sure it's installed safely,
Safe Kids also holds monthly car seat inspections.
It's on every 3rd Wednesday at Yach's Body & Custom Shop in Wausau.
RHINELANDER - Our record breaking snow storm left more than 6,000 people across the Northwoods without power.
WPS had to rely on 20 extra crews from Green Bay, Wausau and Menominee to restore power.
But getting to the outages was a challenge.
A representative for WPS says workers are expecting even more outages to be reported.
"Not all of the back roads are plowed yet and that's where a lot of outages are located," said Leah Van Zile, WPS Community Relations leader. "Throughout the day as the temperatures warm, we expect to receive additional calls due to the unloading of snow off of the tree branches."
Eagle River had one of the highest number of customers affected by the outages.
Representatives for WPS say this was one of the hardest winters they've had to deal with.
"We've had some really, really severe wind chills which has really made the temperatures below zero. Typically, only in emergencies do we work in those conditions," said Van Zile. "But pretty much any other time, whether it's a rain storm, a snow storm, a wind storm, our guys are out there working, getting that power back on."
The number of outages dropped below 4,000 since earlier today.
If you're still without power to call 1800-450-7240.
ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - Do bugs seem to be everywhere in your home, even though there's snow outside? One type of bug in Wisconsin spends the winter inside our houses! They look like Lady Bugs, but they are actually not native to this country.
"They're actually called a multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle. They can be anywhere from a pale yellow to a darker orange and they have black spots on them but you'll see some that don't have spots," says Kerri Ison, UW Oneida County Extension.
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