EAGLE RIVER - Peter Aerts is a chemistry teacher at Northland Pines High School and is now the varsity head baseball coach. The season is still young but it's going well for Aerts.
"It's been awesome how, whatever I say, they buy in, and it's great to have that leadership and understanding and that the coach and players have to be on the same page, and we're always in conversation together," said Aerts.
Aerts is fitting in with the team this year, but he's also hoping to build the program for the future.
"Baseball's supposed to be fun, and especially for high school sports So we're really looking for that kind of atmosphere with the team, having a lot of fun and more guys will come out and we'll be more competitive," said Aerts.
The Northland Pines Eagles hosted the Crandon Cardinals Friday night. Check out the highlights.
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.
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