RHINELANDER - Automakers put more technology in every new car they design.
Nicolet automotive technician students can now train on a high-tech car thanks to a generous donation.
State Farm Insurance donated a 2012 Ford Fusion to the college. The car was totaled by flood damage. It lets students work on the latest technology featured in newer models.
"When you start dealing with the body electrical systems, this car is just a gold mine of electrical accessories, so the students are going to benefit so much from the donation," says Nicolet College Automotive Instructor Chris Kolasa.
Brenda Labonte is one of three female students in Nicolet's Automotive Technician program. She says computerized cars take more than mechanics to repair.
"So many people out there are leaning toward the newer vehicles, the ones that have more technology in them," says Lobonte. "That benefits us so that way we can help them further."
Kumbier Towing from Minocqua and Quality Collison of Rhinelander helped get the car to Nicolet College from Milwaukee.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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