PHILLIPS - People come from as far away as Milwaukee and Green Bay every year for the Price County Fair.
This year's fair starts Wednesday.
The same fairgrounds area just outside of Phillips has hosted the fair for more than a century.
We caught up with organizers and helpers making some final preparations at the fair.
They told us what people like best about the annual event.
"I think just the camaraderie with the community, the different activities. They come to see what's going in the exhibits and stuff," said fair volunteer Dee Eberhart. "A lot of it is the entertainment that's coming. The Demo Derby brings a big crowd for us, usually, every year."
The Price County Fair features different music every night.
Kids will like rides, games, and food.
They should also like something new at the fair this year.
"It's a six-by-twenty-foot mural that the kids can come up and color at their leisure, any time throughout the fair. If it gets filled up by the middle of the fair, we'll wash it off and they can start fresh again," Sue Polacek said.
The Price County Fair runs Wednesday through Sunday at the grounds near Phillips.
RHINELANDER - Nicolet College offers incoming students a faster way to get through the hassle of the college application process.Wednesday's "Quick Start" day in Rhinelander gave students one-on-one attention with career coaches and college advisors.
Nicolet staff walked students through applications, assessments and financial aid to make sure they don't get overwhelmed.
Career coach Angeline von Neupert said "Quick Start" gives students and staff an opportunity to get to know each other.
"It's really neat to get to know the students individually and kind of walk them through the process. It's cool to come together as a team. We're usually scheduling them and then they come back and go back and forth," said von Neupert
Fall classes start in August. If students missed Quick Start day they can schedule a meeting with a Nicolet College advisor.
MERRILL - As Linda DeBroux walks through Merrill High School, she can see the halls she helped create.
What started as plain, whitewashed walls now look like an art gallery. For each of the last 13 summers, DeBroux has guided a select group of her art students to create murals to fill the walls.
"When I walk down, I don't just see the painting, I see the student, right there, painting on that wall," she said Wednesday. "I think of all the struggles, the struggle points they had, and parts where they celebrated."
Murals by ten students this week will bring the total to 157 on school walls. Like it does every summer, it will take long days to accomplish the project.
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