- The N-F-L Draft is the biggest weekend for college football players.
For high school stars, it's National Signing Day. It's the first day seniors can officially commit to where they will play in college.
Wednesday morning, two Antigo football stars sgined on the dotted line.
Tight end Josh Hale is headed to Division One South Dakota. Hale's a 3-time letter winner in football. He has also played baseball and track and field for Antigo. He's expected to contribute right away for the Coyotes.
Blake Kirsh decided to go to Division Two Sioux Falls, SD. He was a mainstay for the Red Robins offensive line.
In Eagle River, wide receiver Sam Lacko committed to Michigan Tech - another D-2 program. Tech is well-known for its engineering program. Plus, the school is a short two-hour drive from home.
We'll hear from the three athletes this weekend on Friday Night Blitz at 10pm.
Other area stars signing today include Marcus Gabriel of Newman Catholic decided to go to St. Cloud State in Minnesota.
Wisconsin's signings include George Panos, an offensive guard from Hartland. He's considered among the top 100 recruits in the country.
ARBOR VITAE - The Arbor Vitae Fire Department hosted its 39th Fireman's Picnic and Summerfest this weekend.
Thousands of people came out to benefit the fire department while having a good time. The fire department held the crowd favorite lawnmower races again this year.
They also had a volleyball tournament and games for kids. The fire chief says all the proceeds help the department pay for equipment.
"When we purchased our new fire truck, the fire department funded a good portion of the money, the fundraiser money, to help keep the tax dollars down so the tax payers didn't have to foot the whole bill for the truck," said Arbor Vitae Fire Department Chief Mike Van Meter. "And we also use it to buy turnout gear throughout the year, new air packs. Anything we can do to keep it off the tax roll."
WABENO - People went out to Wabeno this weekend for its first ever Art and Music Fest. Musicians performed in the band shell while local artists spread out to show their products.
There were food and drinks as well as workshops for people to learn more about art.
"This year we've had about 20 musicians performing on three stages," said Friends of Wabeno Chairperson Mary Beck. "And we've had maybe ten artists doing demonstrations, showing people what they can do and what they can buy."
The rain Sunday didn't stop people from having a good time. Volunteers hope to make this an annual event.
ST. GERMAIN - The last day of Pig in the Pines wrapped up Saturday. People were able to watch the rib eating contest in the afternoon.
Newswatch 12 got to help judge ribs from this year's four rib vendors. One of the big events happened on the main stage Saturday evening.
"We have entertainment all day long," said St. Germain Chamber President Bruce Weber. "We have the Wise Guys on our main stage. We have Laura Ernst on the aerial platform here. She also does juggling. On our major stage, we have One Ping Only, and we also have Molly Hatchet, our lead act tonight."
WISCONSIN - Anyone who loves hunting and fishing will need to apply for a license. The deadline for some hunting and fishing licenses is August 1 at 11:59 p.m.
Hunters, trappers and spearers can go on the DNR website to apply.
"This is the time of year where not a lot of people are thinking about hunting, but that August 1 date is that date for applying for a bobcat, fisher or otter tag, sharp-tail grouse, or sturgeon spearing or fall turkey," said DNR Warden Supervisor David Walz.
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