RHINELANDER - More than 29 thousand pounds of food will be distributed tonight at Grace Foursquare Church in Rhinelander.
Ruby's Pantry organizers want to make traffic runs smoothly.
The Oneida County Sheriff's department and the Highway department will help Ruby's Pantry to make sure Highway 17 is clear.
Last time Ruby's Pantry came to Rhinelander, traffic was backed up past Menards.
"The DOT put up a big sign out there by Menards saying Slow Traffic Ahead and things like that. We reconfigured how you can get into the parking lot so things are working much smoother tonight," said John Roe, of Ruby's Pantry.
Shuttle buses will be going to the Church from Menards to avoid too many cars from going through the parking lot.
With this new traffic management plan, Ruby's Pantry organizers expect a successful turnout.
"We packed our truck in Waupaca with 29,333 pounds of food and we are expecting 400 families to come through our lines today," said Roe.
Ruby's Pantry doesn't care if people have used another pantry or aren't considered low income.
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.
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.
RHINELANDER - The initial emergency call -- someone screaming for help on a lake near Rhinelander Thursday afternoon -- sounded bad, but it appears it was a false alarm.
Search and rescue crews called in Newbold's air boat to search Lake Thompson around 1:45 p.m.
Pelican Deputy Fire Chief Norman Peterson said first responders first searched the west bay shoreline on foot. They then used the air boat to sweep the entire lake, but didn't find anyone, any tracks, or any places someone might have gone through the ice.
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