RHINELANDER - People usually drop off canned goods and other non-perishable food items as donations. But on Friday, dozens of kids and adults picked potatoes in Rhinelander to help area food pantries.
The Night on the Farm event is an effort to fight local hunger. Organizers are hoping to collect 8 to 10 tons of potatoes.
"They not only get to help others, but they also get to learn about the Wisconsin potato history [and] what we do here at the Rhinelander Station," said Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station Superintendent Becky Eddy.
Eddy says events like these help people understand why potatoes are so important to Wisconsin.
"We rank number three in potato production in the U.S. so I think it's important for people to know all about potatoes," said Eddy.
The event is hosted by the UW-Madison Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station, Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association, and Trigs Foods in cooperation with our Area Food Pantries.
WOODRUFF - Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport hosted a fun-filled day for family and friends on Saturday.
This comes about five months after one of its helicopters crashed, killing three Spirit employees.
Regional manager Charles Kotke said those men were in mind today,
"Today is a day of bringing people together, as well as a celebration of our 25 year anniversary," said Kotke. "This team did an amazing job getting us back to caring for our patients and doing what we need to do to care of our community."
Flight paramedics showed off the aircrafts to people and the helicopter was a big hit.
"They definitely like to look at the aircrafts. See how we transport patients from point A to point B," said Northern Region Supervisor Ryan Short.
Next Saturday, Spirit is celebrating with more associates. The second part of the celebration will be in Stevens Point.
A 16-year-old girl is missing from Sawyer County according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Angel Marie Simonson is reported as an endangered missing person. She is a white female, 5'7", and 220 lbs.
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