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Wausau police clarify misconceptions about 'snowball ban' in lighthearted Facebook video Submitted: 12/06/2019

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WAUSAU - As nearly eight inches of snow fell in Wausau last week, a local media outlet reported on a nearly 60-year-old law banning snowballs in public places around the city.

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Rhinelander's train depot museum to offer free fun at holiday open house Saturday Submitted: 12/06/2019

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RHINELANDER - Pioneer Park in Rhinelander won't open again until the summer of 2020.

For one day only this winter, the park's train depot museum will welcome guests for free.

At the holiday open house Saturday, people can enjoy refreshments and museum tours.

Model trains will be running throughout the day including a display based on 1950's Rhinelander.

The Rhinelander Railroad Association will also provide rides in a speeder car outside the museum.

Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and donations are welcome.

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Snowmobile Club Trail Boss says parts of trails "not even close to being ready" Submitted: 12/05/2019

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EAGLE RIVER - Snow may be cold, but it's a good insulator. So with all this snow in the Northwoods, many lakes aren't freezing like they could be.That poses a problem for many snowmobile clubs.

The Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club maintains more than 80 miles of trails near Eagle River. Heavy snow brought down hundreds of trees. It also insulated lakes and swamps, slowing down the freezing process.

Trail Boss Brian Scheid said only about half the fallen trees have been cleared. He also said a lot of the trails are too wet.

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High school students volunteer to help elementary students write letters to Santa Submitted: 12/05/2019

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RHINELANDER - A handful of elementary school students in Oneida County got the motivation they needed Thursday to learn formal letter writing. When drafting messages to Santa, those students received help from future business professionals.

Volunteers from Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA club visited Pelican Elementary Thursday. They helped 1st grade students compose their letters and assisted with proper spelling and grammar.

"I'm impressed, they really do a lot, they know a lot, they know how to write and their spelling is really, really close," said 11th grade student and FBLA/DECA club member Lily Eternicka.

1st grade teacher Ann Edwards says the letter writing activity was a fun break but also a great teaching tool.

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Car burst into flames on Highway 17 in Sugar Camp Submitted: 12/05/2019

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SUGAR CAMP - Sugar Camp Fire and Rescue and the Oneida County Sheriff's Office responded to the call of a vehicle fire on Thursday morning.

The car caught fire on Highway 17 between Indian Lake Road and Mill Lake Road.

Lt. Firefighter of Sugar Camp Fire and Rescue Jake Nitzel said the driver acted responsibly.

"The driver did what he needed to do when he realized there was an issue, he immediately pulled over and 911 was immediately called," said Nitzel.

There were no injuries.

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Northwoods seniors gathered in Vilas County to compete for Olympic glory Submitted: 12/05/2019

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EAGLE RIVER - The Pines Community Wellness Center held its 7th annual Senior Olympics Thursday morning.

The idea for the event started with a desire for members to socialize while enjoying friendly competition.

The Senior Olympics has grown into a community-wide event that involves a charity contribution along with games.

This year's event will benefit the Vilas County "Warm the Children" campaign.

Event coordinator Kevin Schweer said giving back to the community brings him joy.

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Wisconsin assembly bill would lessen the penalty for bail jumping Submitted: 12/05/2019

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WISCONSIN - New legislation at the state level could make the penalty for bail jumping less severe.

Some law enforcement officials in Oneida County believe that move would be misguided.

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DNR watching Winter Severity Index as winter gets underway Submitted: 12/05/2019

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RHINELANDER - The winter solstice arrives in a few weeks. However, with a decent amount of snow on the ground and a big cold snap on the way, winter came crashing in a little early for us. and for the deer too. That's why the DNR keeps track of how harsh Wisconsin winters are every year.

Deep snow and cold temperatures can cause issues for deer in the Northwoods. The DNR has a system to help track how severe a winter is and the problems it brings for the deer.

"The winter severity index is a way that we can basically put a measurement on the winter and have it so we can track to see how much impact it would be having on the deer herd basically," said DNR Deer Biologist Curt Rollman.

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Christmas tree farmers work around winter weather Submitted: 12/05/2019

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TOMAHAWK - Wisconsin farmers harvest nearly 2 million Christmas trees every year. Like any other crop, weather is a major factor in their success.

"It's pretty much a year round business nowadays," said CEO of Steigerwaldt Land Services in Tomahawk Ed Steigerwaldt.

He says his time of the year is always the busiest. Steigerwaldt and his employees work around the clock to harvest and ship about 15,000 trees in less than a month.

"There's about a three-week window when it's perfect to harvest and we've got to get it done in that time," said Steigerwaldt.

Steigerwaldt and his crews managed to do that this season. However, weather hasn't always been in their favor.

"Last year was my first year and we were harvesting with some snow storms and it was terrible," said yard manager Heather Price. "We were stuck so much more frequently. This year it was wonderful."


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After unideal potato harvest, Northwoods restaurants aren't seeing effects of possible French fry shortage Submitted: 12/05/2019

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RHINELANDER - There are few things more American than a burger and fries; and few things more "Wisconsin" than Friday night fish and fries.

"A good 50 to 60 percent of everything that's ordered… people want the fries," said Bucketheads Sports Bar & Grill manager Lyndon Lampe.

If recent headlines prove correct, some people might not get to enjoy the potato-based side dish.

Reports surfaced this week about a possible French fry shortage around the country. Rhinelander Cafe & Pub owner Mark Gutteter hasn't noticed any problems yet.

"There's no rationing going on," said Gutteter. "We've got all the French fries we need and the pricing's all the same."

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