RHINELANDER - Shopping for clothes can put a dent in your wallet. One store keeps its prices low thanks to the kindness of others.
Most of the clothes on the shelves of Rhinelander's Goodwill were donated by people who simply didn't need them anymore. Those donations help others who can't afford to buy clothes at retail prices. Production team leader Dennis Shimeck is proud to help fulfill a need within the community.
"It makes us feel good because we're offering an opportunity for people," said Shimeck. "Whether it's people who work for us, or it's people who just don't have that extra money to buy something brand new."
As winter draws closer, warm clothes are flying off the shelves. Shimeck says the store could use more of these items.
"This time of year we're definitely looking for winter coats, heavier weight sweaters, long underwear, snow pants, boots, shoes for the kids, things like that," said Shimeck.
Shimeck says the Rhinelander Goodwill could use more men's and children's clothes in particular. You can donate your used clothes and furniture at the drop off location next to the main entrance.
MERRILL - Merrill Paramedics are getting an upgrade to EMT's skill set with Rapid Sequential Intubation.
The procedure requires two paramedics to complete and begins with administering a sedative and paralytic medication.
From their paramedics are able to properly insert a breathing tube and begin ventilation.
Merrill paramedics predict RSI will do more than support critical conditioned patients with oxygen flow, it could save their life.
The difference with the Merrill Rapid Sequential Intubation system is we have the ability to actually sedate and paralyze the patient that is conscious so we can take over control of their breathing and their airway for them and provide them the oxygen and ventilation that they need to support life," Merrill Firefighter and Paramedic, Chris Clabots said.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds those celebrating the Fourth of July that fireworks are prohibited on all DNR lands. Prohibited areas include state parks and forests as well as state-owned public hunting and fishing properties.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court won't hear oral arguments in a lawsuit seeking to purge thousands of voters from the rolls until at least September, raising questions about whether the justices will rule before the Nov. 3 presidential election.
ONEIDA COUNTY - As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow throughout the state, the Oneida County Health Department is proactively looking to partner with local businesses to assist with contact tracing efforts.
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