EAGLE RIVER - The Northland Pines School District took over the YMCA in Eagle River in March.
Since then, some new people have bought memberships to the gym.
Membership fees don't cover all the costs of running the Pines Community Wellness Center so organizers are hoping a popular nighttime run will help.
"In order to balance the budget here at the fitness center, we do need to have an annual fundraiser. We have our program membership and we have our membership fees, and hopefully corporate memberships, but we do need one major fundraiser. So our goal is to raise $15,000 in order to balance the operational costs for the fitness center," said Moonlight Run chairperson Josh Rhode.
The Northland Pines School District will host the Moonlight Run Saturday, July 12th.
You may remember it as the Moonshine Run, which was organized by the YMCA in partnership with the school district.
The school district changed the name since the run will no longer be held at midnight.
"We wanted to get more families involved so we changed the time from midnight to 10 p.m. and then the kids' run is at 9 p.m. So we're trying to get more families from the community, from the area, in and participate in this great event," explained Rhode.
The Moonlight Run will also include a carnival, food, and music starting at 7 p.m.
The run goes through Eagle River's downtown past Silver Lake and back up through Wall Street.
Organizers are still looking for sponsorships.
If you'd like to become a sponsor, learn more about the run or register, visit the link below.
SEYMOUR, IND. - A chain-reaction crash in southern Indiana killed a Minocqua couple on Wednesday morning.
Glenn Cardelli and his wife, Kathryn, both 57 years old, were traveling in south an RV near Seymour, Ind., on Interstate 65. The RV was behind a semi and an SUV, both of which slowed due to highway maintenance.
Another semi failed to slow down behind the stalled traffic and crashed into the Cardellis' RV. The crash killed the couple and John Mumma, 67, an Illinois man driving the SUV.
The vehicles caught fire. Interstate 65 was closed for about eleven hours for cleanup and crash investigation.
LINCOLN CO. - The Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office is calling a death east of Merrill on Thursday a homicide.
In a press release on Friday morning, the sheriff's office said a 77-year-old woman was found shot and killed around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. In the same home, a 78-year-old man was found critically injured from a gunshot wound.
It happened at a home on Range Line Road in the Town of Pine River.
The sheriff's office said it believes the shooting is isolated and the public is not in danger.
The Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Lab worked to process the scene.
All sorts of animals are affected by icy conditions. Some Northern Wisconsin owls dive INTO the snow to hunt small rodents. But recent freezing rain has formed an ice crust that owls can't break through. That means owls are beginning to starve.
Amanda Schirmer has been working at the Northwoods Wilderness Center for the past four years. She says that owls may hang around birdfeeders to prey on smaller birds. They may also be seen near roads.
RHINELANDER - A former contracted janitor accused of sexually assaulting a Rhinelander student appears headed for a trial.
Stavros Iliopoulos appeared in Oneida County Court on Friday afternoon. Attorneys told Judge Michael Bloom they had not reached a plea deal. Bloom decided to schedule one final pre-trial conference for late August before a two-day jury trial was set for Sept. 4 and 5.
In late November, police said Iliopoulos, 65, took a girl into a dark closet and hugged, kissed, and touched her inappropriately at Northwoods Community Elementary School, a public charter school in Harshaw.
Iliopoulos worked for a contracted company, Victory Janitorial, at the time.
WOODRUFF - Shoveling snow can hurt your back. But some may not know that staring at all that snow can hurt your eyes.
The term albedo tells us the amount of light that's either absorbed into the ground or reflected back up. On days like Friday, the snow pack will really make it look brighter out and boost the albedo amount. That's hard on the eyes.
Dr. Kirby Redman is an Optometrist in Woodruff. He says there are simple ways to protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays.
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