RHINELANDER - Many people in the Northwoods will have to find somewhere else to shop.
J.C. Penney in Rhinelander closed today.
The company chose to close its stores in Rhinelander and Wausau because of poor sales.
Many employees are now left without jobs and customers have one less store to shop in.
Some regular customers are worried they'll have to shop at other department stores.
"I guess I'm going to have to if [J.C. Penney] is closing. Where else am I going to get some nice, tall and long shirts? It's hard finding them so it's kind of a bum deal," said Tom Larson, a customer.
Some customers hope another department store opens on Lincoln Street in Rhinelander.
They worry they'll be limited if they have only a few stores to choose from.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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