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.
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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