PRENTICE - A new location for a company is boosting business and the economy in a small Price County village.
The G.A. Miller Company sells parts for farmers, truckers and loggers. Now, they won't have to travel long distances to get the parts they need.
The company opened a newer and larger facility along Highway 13.
Owners Kristin and Bill Reukauf wanted to be closer to their Northwoods customers, giving them the chance to keep jobs in their community.
"I feel it's impacted Prentice by being able to keep our talent local and in the area," says Kristin Reukauf. "A lot of times, people will move out of the area for different jobs. We like to keep people local so that we can support our community and keep them here."
G.A. Miller opened the doors to their new facility four months ago.
Jerry Morrow, an employee for the hydraulics company, helps to build the hoses for the truckers.
The company's 8,000-part inventory makes the process easier.
"Not too many people realize that right here in Prentice we can take care of anything a person would need in the area of hydraulics-fittings, hoses," says Morrow. "We can build them while they wait. We have a large inventory so it's not necessary to drive a long ways away to get your hoses repaired."
Right now, the company has eight employees but they're hoping to add more.
MERRILL - Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he didn't want to spend too much time at the Republican National Convention last week because he wanted to get back to campaigning in his home state.
The senator from Oshkosh stopped at the Lincoln County Fair on Saturday.
He faces a tight races against former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis).
Johnson gave a speech on Tuesday in Cleveland about national security, as he is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security.
He seems pleased with the Republican presidential ticket.
"I think it's really complimentary to the skills Donald Trump brings to the table," Johnson said. "You got Donald Trump with the private sector experience. You got Mike Pence with a real record accomplishment both in the House and as the governor of Indiana. I think it's a pretty good pairing."
He said he wouldn't pay too much attention to the speeches at the Democratic National Convention this week.
"They've got their ticket, we've got our ticket," Johnson said. "They'll make a bunch of promises they can't deliver on. And what we're going to focus on is economic growth, strengthen our economy so we can strengthen our military, so we can defeat ISIS and secure our borders."
SHAWANO COUNTY - UPDATE 5:13 p.m.--Police say six people, including children, were taken to area hospitals after two sport utility vehicles carrying Boy Scouts crashed in Shawano County.
The accident happened Saturday morning on Highway 29 near Bonduel.
Police say one of the SUVs was towing a trailer with equipment. The driver of that vehicle went off the roadway then overcorrected and lost control. The second SUV hit the first, and both went off the road. The trailer flipped and the second SUV landed partially on top of the first.
Bonduel police Chief Todd Chaney tells the Green Bay Press Gazette that one of the injured, a troop leader, was airlifted to St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay with a head injury.
Chaney said he didn't think any of the injuries were life threatening.
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