EAGLE RIVER - Teachers, family, and community members all gathered at one Northwoods elementary school to see what students have been working on since January.
Eagle River Elementary School hosted its second annual fifth-grade science and engineering fair on Friday.
"It's a great exposure to science and technology, and it's one of the only times they get to design their own learning and investigate things they are really interested in," said science and social studies teacher Christine Fuller.
Students chose to do projects on everything from magnetism to invisible ink. Another student even created a robot that follows light.
One student chose to study antacid reactions to lemonade because of one of her favorite desserts.
"I always wondered why isn't lemon juice in more recipes, like, I love lemon cookies and there aren't, like, many recipes," said fifth-grader Skylar.
Teachers say the fair not only helps students learn more about science, but it also helps students learn how to present their work.
"When they present, they are really nervous at first, but then they realize that this is my project, I've been working on it for three months and they know the most about it, so then they relax and they are able to answer questions from the audience," said Fuller.
Fuller says that more people came to this year's fair than in its first year.
TOWN OF PELICAN - Twisted metal and side-curtain air bags gave a pretty good sense of how bad a crash was Wednesday afternoon, but the Town of Pelican's deputy fire chief already knew he needed to work quickly.
"Time is of the essence," Norm Peterson said.
Peterson's department got the 911 page of a two-car crash on Highway 8 and River Bend Road, about two miles east of Rhinelander, around 12:30 p.m. The cars both ended up in the ditch on the north side of Highway 8, out of traffic. Police reduced traffic to one lane while medics treated the injured, but cars were able to still get through in both directions.
CRANDON - Leaders in four Northwoods counties hope a $38,633 grant will bring in almost 10 times that much money to the area. Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas counties got a Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Wednesday.
The counties will use the money to promote the natural resources, history, recreation, and local cultural sites along the Nicolet Wolf River Scenic Byway.The byway runs 145 miles through the four counties.
MILWAUKEE - A fiery crash between a chemical truck and a car temporarily closed a downtown Milwaukee interchange, but it did not cause any serious injuries.
The crash happened on northbound Interstate 43/94 just after 3 a.m. Wednesday and forced the closure of the entire Marquette interchange for about two hours. The northbound interstate lanes remained closed for about six hours.
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