ANTIGO - The Three Lakes School District got a lot of criticism over a political ad that featured Gov. Scott Walker at the school's fab lab.
Friday, Walker told us that the district knew exactly what it was getting into when he was there.
Thursday night the Three Lakes School Board discussed the ad and apologized for participating in it.
Three Lakes School Board President Tom Rulseh said the school didn't know the governor's visit would result in a political ad.
But, at a campaign stop in Antigo, Walker said his campaign team was clear about why he was visiting the school.
"We're straightforward about what our expectations were, just as we do with every other ad that we do. We tell people what the ads are for. We said it was for an ad, not a public service announcement or anything else. This was an ad out there. I think we were pretty clear," Walker said.
Walker also felt the ad was not an endorsement for himself, but rather a chance for the Three Lakes School to tell its story.
"Well, in their case they're not endorsing; they're just telling the story," Walker said. "None of them said vote for or against. The bottom line is they just told the story, and they told the honest truth about what we've done."
Walker also said the ad will reach the end of its cycle this week and will not air again.
WISCONSIN - Expect to see extra publicity on teen dating violence in the Rhinelander area soon.
The "Dare 2 Know" campaign is targeting local movie theaters, radio ads, and social media.
One in five teens experience abuse in a dating relationship, according to End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, the group organizing the program. The group used input from teens to craft the campaign. "We're making sure that it really is a youth-led and youth-driven effort. We are really just the conduits for a lot of that energy and creativity," said End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Associate Director Tony Wilkin Gibart
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin says obsessive or controlling behavior, especially using technology or social media, is common in teen dating violence situations.
CRANDON - Police still don't have Crandon's Patty Kirker in custody.
She skipped a court appearance last month in Texas. That was after skipping her sentencing hearing in Forest County in May.
Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono said Monday she's "still in the wind."
Earlier this year, a jury convicted Kirker of helping an inmate sneak narcotics into the Forest County Jail. After the trial, Kirker didn't show up to her sentencing hearing. Police later found her trying to cross the Mexican border at Laredo, Texas.
TOWN OF NEWBOLD - Walking on top of the cap of an old landfill, Jackie Cody could see her dream coming true, almost as clearly as her bright orange disc she tossed around.
"This is a spectacular use, I think, of recycling land," Cody said.
Cody and her husband Pete showed off the specially printed "Rookery Run" disc golf equipment, which will come in handy for a grand opening ceremony this fall, about four years after the duo hatched the idea.
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