RHINELANDER - You can help people in the community and the Rhinelander Police Department at the same time this weekend.
It takes about $40,000 dollars for a police department to get a K-9, its training, and a K-9 vehicle.
RPD is asking for your help with raising that money.
The K-9 Fundraiser on June 15th at People's State Bank.
"It is about what we can do to help them to make better decisions, improve their family and the children that live in that house, and then also improve our community because of that," says Chief Gauthier.
There are still some raffle tickets on sale now at a handful of local business.
Kovac Rustic's glow-in-the-dark Hodag table, a cash prize, as well as other prizes will be up for grabs.
The list for raffle ticket locations is below: -Peoples State Bank -Trigs in Rhinelander -Rotary Club Members -Kiwanis Club Members -Lions Club Members
FLORENCE COUNTY - Two high school students died in a car crash early Friday morning in Florence County. The wreck happened at around 6:20 a.m. according to the Florence County Sheriff's Office.
The vehicle was traveling north on County Highway N in the Commonwealth Township, when the driver lost control while making a turn. The vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway, and hit a tree, bursting into flames upon impact.
The names and ages of the Florence High School students will be released after notifications are made.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander group working to maintain recreational trails in the area got some help in their mission. The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association received grants to help fund its various projects.
The group got two DNR Recreational Trail Act Grants totaled at a little more than $13,000. The WPS Foundation also gave a total of $1,800 in grants. The grant money will be used to help with multiple projects.
One project is to construct a boardwalk over the wetlands of the Cassian Cross County Ski Trail. RASTA is also going to construct a new ski trail at Washburn.
For more information on all of RASTA's projects, visit their Facebook page lined below.
MARATHON CITY - A truckload of huge, heavy pieces of concrete piping sat outside County Materials Corporation in Marathon City on Friday afternoon.
They won't be there long.
Soon, it will head for Racine County, one of hundreds of truckloads delivering pipes to the Foxconn site.
Gov. Scott Walker promised luring the electronics company to southeastern Wisconsin would help the entire state. He visited County Materials on Friday. It's one of 27 contractors in the state selected to help with the Phase One build of Foxconn.
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