Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Pelican Lake firefighters shows off new fire station Submitted: 08/09/2014
Story By Shardaa Gray

Pelican Lake firefighters shows off new fire station
PELICAN LAKE - Firefighters in Pelican Lake showed off their new fire station to the community Saturday.

Community members viewed Pelican Lake Fire District's new station and enjoyed a provided lunch.

They had been working on relocating their fire station for more than four years. They moved just down the street from the old one.

While they were working on the layout of the station, the chief visited other fire stations, including those in Nokomis, Newbold, and Weston.

"This is pretty similar to the layout of Nokomis and Newbold's fire station, changed a few things. A few things that they did that I would like to do, but we couldn't do anymore because of new building codes and stuff like that. But it's great to have," said Pelican Lake Fire District Chief Wayne Sparks.

Not only do they have more space, but they have a completely new training room.

"We wanted to provide a training facility when we're not training in a truck bay. Just a little better atmosphere," Sparks said.

They have about 15 members on staff, but the chief hopes the new building will attract younger potential firefighters.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

ELCHO - An Elcho couple's Christmas tradition now serves as a tradition for many others in the Northwoods.

Carl and Lissa Bloechl spent only a week setting up thanks to the stretch of warm weather early in the season.

It's common for the couple to drop everything to take an emergency EMT call which adds time to decorating.
 
They say they can't stop the display though!

"We get people from Rhinelander or Antigo or people that we know, even from outlying areas! They'll say 'Do you have the lights up yet, we want to see them!" Then we have to scramble and beat the weather," says Carl Bloechl.

The couple spends about $300 adding new items to their display every year, such as the new nativity scene Carl built.

This is the fifth year the couple has decorated their apartment complex.


+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - An orthodontic office in Rhinelander wants you to add one more person to your holiday card mailing list.

Dr. Joshua Bruce of Schmidt and Bruce Orthodontics is organizing this year's "Hope and Healing" thank-you card program for wounded veterans.

Dr. Darrell Schmidt first collected the cards for injured service members around Christmas last year.

Bruce says helping veterans is something he cares deeply about.

+ Read More

Play Video

MERRILL -
A Tomahawk man charged with 12 felonies from a string of burglaries will spend the better part of the next decade in prison.

Jon Schenk, 45, was sentenced to seven years in prison in Lincoln County Court Monday morning. Schenk chose not to say much during his hearing, but judge Robert Russell had plenty to tell him.

"Here we are again," Russell said to Schenk.

+ Read More

ANTIGO - Getting your family a new dog or cat for Christmas can be more troublesome than thoughtful.

Shelter animals tend to be extra sensitive when they come to a new home.

With visitors coming and going, the holiday season often creates an even more stressful environment.  

Those Christmas decorations can also frighten a new pet.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - A new state law could help northern Wisconsin open a mine in the next three to five years, if Sen. Tom Tiffany's predictions are correct.

Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) wrote the bill repealing a Wisconsin law often called the "mining moratorium," and Gov. Scott Walker signed it in Rhinelander on Monday.

Walker said the new law, branded the Mining for America Act, "might as well be called the 'Keep Our Kids in Wisconsin' bill."

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - Monday night the Rhinelander City Council made a big decision it hopes will bring more success to the Northwood Golf Course.

The Council voted seven to one to end its restaurant lease with Dave O'Melia, and to let golf pro Dan Buckley go. The council will begin looking for an outside management company to handle the course.

+ Read More

MADISON - Republicans say Wisconsin state Superintendent Tony Evers is not fairly applying the law covering when a teacher's license is revoked.

Republicans have criticized Evers's decision not to revoke the license of a Middleton middle school teacher in 2014 fired for viewing emails that included images of naked women. An arbitrator found no students were in the classroom when the teacher saw the emails.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here