MERRILL - A woman from the Merrill area seems to have disappeared without a trace. Friday evening, Mark Bucki reported his wife Anita missing.
He said they were awake talking until early Friday morning, and when he woke up at 5 a.m., she was gone.
She left without anything-- Her purse, car, and cell phone were still at the home. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office wouldn't confirm if they suspect foul play.
"We certainly want to rule out that there is that possibility. Until we do so I guess we treat it as a true missing persons case. If leads are developed that suggest otherwise then the nature of the case may change."
Anita Bucki is described as 5 feet tall with brown hair and hazel eyes. She recently lost a significant amount of weight. They believe she weighs between 120 and 150 pounds.
The Sheriff's Office also would not confirm whether she has any medical issues that could have caused her to wander off.
They found no trace of footprints or any evidence in the land around her house.
They're asking anyone with information or who might have seen Anita Bucki to call the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
RHINELANDER - For better or worse, drivers in Rhinelander will get an extra week to use the Davenport Street bridge. The city's contractor for its downtown reconstruction project delayed closing the bridge for repairs to May 8th.
Crews first planned to close the bridge in mid-April, then pushed that back to May 1 due to weather. Now, weather has further delaying the month-long repairs to the concrete decking.
This is part of a larger project to finish up the downtown reconstruction, which began in March 2016. The city reconstructed 21 blocks, replacing underground utilities and modernizing the downtown area.
ANTIGO - Pushups, wall sits, and sit ups may sound like a tough workout for most of us. But dozens of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County did that and more as part of a national fitness competition Friday afternoon.
Boys and Girls Clubs from around the country are teaming up to help kids become more active with the Nestlé's National Fitness Competition.
MINOCQUA - Police officers often meet people on their worst days: after a death, crime, or other bad situations. The Minocqua Police Department hopes some unpaid additions to their staff can help victims, families, and officers cope with those situations a little better.
The department is looking to add a team of clergy members to form a chaplain program. The chaplains would be on call and show up to scenes when needed. Chief David Jaeger had been considering the idea for a while when he heard about police in Oneida County using the same program.
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