ANTIGO - This weekend the Antigo Red Robins will be competing at the state gymnastics meet.
It's the 11th straight year, Antigo has qualified for meet as a team.
During that time, Antigo won the D2 state championship in 2008.
Head coach Julie Langseth is in her 23rd year with Antigo.
The Red Robins are strong on the floor and balance beam. After a weak start, their work on the uneven bars has improved all season.
Antigo is pumped to be heading back to Wisconsin Rapids for state.
"It's an accomplishment - it says a lot about our program," Antigo head coach Julie Langseth explains. "Certainly we have a tradition. We know what it takes as far as consistency. The girls do a lot of work which is helpful."
RHINELANDER - Thursday Rhinelander turned into the city of lights. The Light of the Northwoods kicked off its drive-through light show at Hodag Park today. "We never got to do anything like this when I was a kid," said volunteer Corey Passmore. However, Passmore's son will get the chance to experience a Christmas in a way his father was never able to. "As far as I can think back we've never had anything like this in Rhinelander," said Passmore. Months of preparation, hundreds of hours setting up, and more than a dozen creative minds helped create magic in Rhinelander. "Symbolizes an opportunity for community to come together," said YMCA of the Northwoods CEO Ryan Zietlow.
RHINELANDER - It costs nearly $240,000 to run Rhinelander's homeless shelter every year.
Frederick Place got an extra boost this month to help cover those costs with two grants totaling $8,000.
"With our just shy of $240,000 annual operating budget, we typically only get $40,000 from the state and federal government. So we are raising that $200,000 every single year," said NATH Executive Director Tammy Modic.
IRMA - Until Thursday, we never got an inside look at Lincoln Hills School and Youth Prison. We have heard from Lincoln Hills line staff and the Department of Corrections, but never were able to see the facility.
Thursday the DOC held a guided media tour of the school and living units. Newswatch12's Rose McBride has been following the stories that come out of Lincoln Hills for months now, and she went on that media tour.
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