MINOCQUA - People love watching commercials during the Super Bowl.
One Northwoods video club wants to use their skills to make one of those commercials.
You'll see this behind the scenes at most video shoots.
But for Charlotte Fohner's video students, this is their chance to shoot a Super Bowl commercial.
That's because Doritos will use the best homemade commercial.
"I went to the Doritos website and I read their rules. Kind of went through it," Fohner said.
"Then I emailed Paul, who is helping me direct the video club, and said hey what do you think about this for a project for video club."
Fohner formed a video club in September.
She wanted to help kids who have the same passion for videography.
"During the summer we often have high school age people to come and help us at our work place. One of them is high school senior named Paul Hein who was interested in learning more video," said Fohner.
"When I found out his friends wanted to learn more, I was like well here's an opportunity for me to give some of my knowledge to people who want to learn more and create a group."
So they used the Super Bowl Doritos Commercial contest as a teaching lesson.
"We've done stuff before, but this is kind of the first video we've done using the members of the club," Video Club, co-leader, Paul Hein said.
"As a club planning it out a lot in advanced and stuff like that. So I feel like this was a pretty good experience for all of us."
The goal is to have the commercial played during the Super Bowl.
They would also like to win one million dollar prize.
But for now, they're just focused on perfecting their skills.
"I think none of us we're expecting to win or are expecting to win. The chances of that are one in a very large number," Hein said.
"So I don't think any of us expected to win. We just wanted to have a good time and kinda get more experience."
ANTIGO - In one way, Antigo Silt Loam isn't all that special.
"The reason the Antigo Silt Loam soil was selected wasn't that it represented the whole state, or exists throughout the whole state, or that it was the most productive," said Matt Ruark, an associate professor in the Soil Science department at UW-Madison.
ANTIGO - When the Kretz family started the Kretz Lumber Company here in Antigo in 1929, they built part of the original saw mill with hemlock that grew near the property. Now, a piece of hemlock far older than that serves as a bit of the company's rich history.
On the south side of the property outside the so-called "Cabin" stands an eight-foot-tall hemlock log. A ginseng farmer in Bryant dug it up while plowing a field and thought it looked old.
UW-Madison carbon dated the log and discovered it's 1,200 to 1,600 years old. That's from about the time the Vikings started raiding Europe.
"A lot of people go back in their mind and they try to think back through history and what it would've been like," Kretz Lumber President Troy Brown said. "So that's kind of the fun part and it brings up conversations like that."
RHINELANDER - North Brown Street is now open and parking is also available. It has parallel parking spots and angled spots. Restaurants have already noticed an increase in business after the street opened late last week.
"We had very good business this weekend. We were very glad that before Friday they were opened. They opened the roads so our Friday Fishfry was back to its normal pace," said Bucketheads server Ashley Hull.
"Last weekend when it opened up, of course it was packed out front. Everyone's using it and I think everyone's getting used to the new parallel and angled parking. I know it was a big shock for everyone that it was going to happen, but everyone's embracing it and getting used to it," said Rhinelander Café & Bar co-owner Brooke Johnson.
The Davenport Street Bridge is still closed, but it's getting closer to opening. Once that happens, downtown will be even easier to access for people coming from the west side of town.
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