TOWN OF DEWEY - A fire ripped through several buildings at a farm in northern Portage County.
According to Newswatch 12's partners at the Point/Plover Metro Wire, the fire was reported around 3 p.m. Tuesday on Sandy Lane in the town of Dewey, which is north of Stevens Point.
Two buildings were on fire as of 3:45 p.m. One of the buildings -- a shed -- appeared to be a total loss.
Dewey Fire Chief Leroy Pukrop could see smoke coming from the farm when he got the call at home. He says crews started spraying down the home to cool it off and protect it from the nearby flames.
"Looking at what you had coming out of the other buildings, it looked like it was going to be a loss," Pukrop said. "The heavy black smoke indicated it wasn't going to be salvaged, so saved the buildings next to it."
The renter's mother was inside the home at the time, but wasn't hurt. The fire chief did not know of any injuries.
He's not sure what caused the fire, noting the investigation was ongoing.
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.
The Oneida County Beekeepers Association promotes beekeeping in the Northwoods.
It does its part to save the bees, and wants to encourage to do the same. It works to recruit new beekeepers, as well as teach people the importance of honeybees in our everyday lives.
"Bees are essential for our food supply," said Oneida County Beekeepers Association member, John Bigley. "If we lose the bees, we lose most of the food supply. So, we got to keep them healthy. We have to ensure that they are pollinating not only the flowers, but the fruit trees and vegetable gardens."
The organization is holding a class on June 1st for anyone who is interested in learning how to become a beekeeper.
It's also an advanced class for beekeepers to learn more about bee tips and tricks.
Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Rockfleet Broadcasting / Northland Television, Inc. and By Request Web Designs shall not be held responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints.