RHINELANDER - Some folks are interested in martial arts. However, the cost of taking classes can be too much for some.
Beyond Martial Arts in Rhinelander and Minocqua is offering Faith and Character building program. There is no fee, but you can give a donation to the facility. It's for both kids and adults.
"We're bringing Christianity into the martial arts," explains Dr. Jeff Borchardt - owner of Beyond Martial Arts. "It's not going to be a heavy hitting class. It teaches kids morals and humility... There is so many problems with kids getting bullied. This is our way to give back to the community."
Children under 18 will need a signed waiver. There is also a sports massage program being offered at a very low price. Both programs are expected to begin the next few weeks. Contact Beyond Martial Arts for more information.
RHINELANDER - We expect trees on our property to suffer when it gets very dry, but for tree health, drought severity may not be as important as another factor. Researchers for the U.S. Forest Service have been studying the impacts of drought on trees across the Midwest, including the Northwoods. One ecologist at the Northern Research Station in Rhinelander found surprising results.
"It was the length of drought that was more important than determining the severity," explained Northern Research Station Ecologist Dr. Eric Gustafson. "Trees have the ability to survive droughts by drawing on their energy reserves, and when the drought is long, those energy reserves get depleted."
MINOCQUA - Too many times, Minocqua-area fishing guide Greg Bohn has heard the stories of tragedy.
A parent on Wisconsin waters jumps in to try to rescue their child, who is in the water without a life jacket. But the parent, also not wearing a personal floatation device (PFD), drowns, even if the child survives.
It happened in July on Shawano Lake in Shawano County, and on Minocqua Lake a few years ago.
"Accidents can happen in seconds, and there's total chaos and emergency," Bohn says while touring Minocqua Lake on his fishing boat.
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