NW12 POW nominees Sept 16Submitted: 09/17/2013
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NW12 POW nominees Sept 16
- It's a new week in high school sports. Time to shake off the wins and losses and get back to work for the next game.

But here is where some of the best performances are recognized. Time to check out our nominees for the Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.


The Lakeland football team earned their first win last week. Brett Hunter had 2 interceptions for the T-Birds in their shutout win over Rhinelander.


Laona/Wabeno volleyball team picked up a big win at Goodman last week. Mesa Geiter led the Rebels with 15 kills.


Back to football, Medford quarterback Austin Salzgeber threw for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns against Merrill. The Raiders earned a huge victory over the Bluejays.


In volleyball, Rhinelander's Lexi Haug had 41 set assists as Rhinelander defeated Lakeland. It was the Hodags conference opener.

You can vote on any of the nominees. Please go to the sports poll at wjfw.com. Voting ends at 3pm on Friday.

Hunter Babich of the Laona/Wabeno football team was last week's winner.

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MADISON (AP) - An environmental organization and the U.S. Forest Service are working together to harvest timber in northern Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the 2014 Farm Bill has allowed the two groups to enter into a stewardship agreement. The conservancy will hire loggers, sell timber and use the proceeds for projects the Forest Service can't afford to do.

The conservancy plans to use some money to restore Simpson Creek by rerouting the channel and exposing the gravel floor that fish need to spawn. The group also plans to rebuild a handicap accessible boardwalk on the Oconto River and will use funds to restore habitat for the endangered Kirtland's warbler.

Forest Supervisor Paul Strong says the Forest Service's budget has been stretched by efforts to fight wildfire that have become more frequent and more intense.

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CLARK COUNTY - David Farris has been found safe according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. 

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RHINELANDER - Downtown Rhinelander turned into a sea of green on Saturday.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade brought in hundreds down to Brown Street.

Green beer, good food and great music made for a perfect St. Patrick's Day.

While most people wore their green clothes proudly, Mike Lamarre from Suring Wisconsin didn't get the memo.

"My eyes are green that's it," said Lamarre.

Lamarre came to Rhinelander with one thing on his to do list.

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WESTON - A Weston company hosted a so-called "bus-rodeo." The event served as an open house for the Lamers Bus Company.

The goal of the event is to see if people are interested in a job as a bus driver. People who visited could get behind the wheel and take a bus for a spin.

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FOREST COUNTY - A DNR technician went to check on timber sales in Forest County on Thursday. In between checks he found what he thought was an abandoned car in the woods. It turned out to be a woman stuck in the snow for a few days.

Jason Headson and his partner Sam were out checking on timber when they saw a parked vehicle.

"We noticed some movement in the car," said Headson.

They approached the small, grey sedan, which had its hood up. Then they discovered an elderly woman in the car.

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WAUSAU - Ashley Sampson and Dan Dadabo opened a business that's new to Central Wisconsin.

"You get a lot of people waving at you and taking a look at it because they've never seen anything like it before," said Dadabo. 

"I've always seen it in other big cities like Minneapolis and Madison but always wanted to try it and it's a lot of fun," said Wausau Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Cheryl Anderson. 

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Time for ice shacks to moveSubmitted: 03/16/2018

NORTHWOODS - Melting ice means moving time for fishermen.

You have until Sunday to get ice shanties off the lakes.

This applies to all lakes north of Highway 64.

DNR Conservation Warden Chris Bartelt says if you refuse to move your shanty you could face more than a $250 ticket.

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