CRANDON - Friday night, Forest County deputies found the body of a man who disappeared six months ago.
Richard Czarnecki, 84, was discovered dead in a car near Argonne around 6 p.m. April 19. A caller had reported the car in the woods off Highway 32 and Strong Road, which is about halfway in between Hiles and Argonne.
Czarnecki was last seen at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Rothschild on Oct. 6, 2018. The Wisconsin Department of Justice issued a silver alert two days later, noting he may have been seen near Crandon on Oct. 7.
Crandon police and various local rescue squads helped the FCSO at the scene Friday night.
The Forest County Sheriff's Office notified Rothschild police and Czarnecki's family of their findings.
Sheriff John Dennee's press release did not indicate how Czarnecki died. Dennee wrote the matter is part of an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released at this time.
RHINELANDER - A man died near the entrance of Nicolet College in Rhinelander on Thursday afternoon.
Neither the campus nor the public were in danger, according to the Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office. Due to the circumstances of the man's death, Newswatch 12 is not releasing more information, but there appears to be nothing suspicious about the death.
Police got a report at 3:55 p.m. about a man lying face down near the entry drive to Nicolet College. Emergency responders took him to St. Mary's Hospital, but he died.
The Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office, Rhinelander Fire Department, Pelican First Responders, and Oneida Co. Medical Examiner's Office were involved in the response.
ARBOR VITAE - Do you know where your food comes from? Kindergarteners at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff elementary do. They have been growing their own fruits and vegetables all year. On Thursday, their work culminated in a final celebration as part of the first-ever Wisconsin School Garden Day.
Each kindergartner was partnered with a fifth grader to help them with planting and weeding.
Organizer Adriane Morabito said it is important for young people to know where their food comes from.
"It teaches them important skills like empathy, compassionate, and kindness," said Morabito. "It also helps them eat healthy."
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