EAGLE RIVER - Many high school graduates can take their time preparing for college life this summer. But some athletes will be reporting to camp soon at their respective colleges, including Eagle River's Caitlin Riley.
Caitlin signed a national letter of intent to go to Wisconsin and play soccer for the Badgers starting this fall.
She attended Northland Pines her freshman and sophomore years and then moved to Minnesota to play for Shattuck-St. Mary's School. Riley played foward throughout her high school career.
Shattuck-St. Mary's is one of the top prep soccer programs in the country and helped Caitlin get ready for this next step.
"It's really a home away from home. Everyone there is there for your best interests, they want what's best for you. They want to help you get where you want to be," Caitlin explains. "Academically, athletically, just becoming a better person is what they want to help you become."
Caitlin was looking at many different colleges, but Wisconsin always had a special place in her heart.
"When I was in 8th grade I went to one of their soccer camps and I remember texting my mom after I'd just been in the stadium and saying I'm going to play here one day," says Caitlin.
Riley has high hopes for her time on the team and is confident they can go far if they keep a positive attitude.
"One of our big things at Madison is that it's all in your mindset. If you think you're going to win, you want to win and have the will, then there's nothing holding you back."
RHINELANDER - After the vendors closed up at the end of the first Hodag Farmers Market of the season, several people stayed behind to honor the man who started the market.
That's Douglas Jacobson, and he died last October.
His son, Jonathan Jacobson, said Douglas Jacobson was a big part of the Rhinelander community‚Ä"serving as Lions Club president, being part of many clubs and being a landscape architect for the U.S. Forest Service.
The Jacobson family and Rhinelander city leaders worked to dedicate a bench in his honor in Pioneer Park. That bench went up on Saturday, just off the road that leads into the park.
"He was a pioneer in helping to establish the Hodag Farmers Market many years ago. And from those humble beginnings, the market vendors, the patrons that arrive here, the citizens of Rhinelander, and those in the community have a wonderful place to come to get fresh, home grown, locally grown vegetables," Jonathan Jacobson said. "It was a great event. It was really nice to have everybody stop out and pay attention to what my dad's been doing and acknowledge all the effort he put into the farmers market for many years. And not only that, dad was a great citizen here in the Rhinelander community."
RHINELANDER - You'll likely find some slow-moving guests on the road this weekend. Turtles start laying their eggs in late May and continue through mid-June. But, because of where they like to lay those eggs, it's a dangerous time for the reptiles.
Wild Instincts Rehab Center in Rhinelander treats at least 30 injured turtles each summer. Painted and snapping turtles are most common in the Northwoods. They tend to lay their eggs along roadsides, driveways, and in places with soft sand.
ANTIGO - For the first time since 2013, deer hunters in Langlade and Price counties will be able to target does with an antlerless deer tag in hand.
This week, Wisconsin's Natural Resources Board approved the fall hunt plans submitted by County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) all over the state. Langlade and Price counties had had bucks-only harvests in each of the last two deer seasons. But in 2016, some hunters will get antlerless tags as well.
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