The Lake Wissota Lions Club hosts its first annual Water Safety and Education Day.More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - WQOW News 18, along with the Marshfield Clinic, is recognizing members of our community who make a difference in the lives of others with the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The first recipient is Anthony DaBruzzi nominated by his parents, who say the teen serves as an inspiration to his community for his dedication to making a difference.
At a young age Anthony DaBruzzi began volunteering as a requirement, it was an obligation that quickly turned into a habit. "It developed into so much more as I became passionate about the organizations I was working with," says Anthony.
The Cumberland teen says he works with organizations that strive to make a difference in the community. Organizations like the Barron County Teen Court Restorative Justice Program. "The program," explained Anthony, "generally for first-time offenders, underage, is about an opportunity to give them the chance to make things right again without going through the circuit court system and just paying a fine." Since 2008 Anthony has been the president of the Cumberland chapter, and serves as a panelist, which is similar to the role of an attorney in the circuit court system. "It's an incredible feeling just to know that you've helped others, you've impacted them," says Anthony. "And they're working to change their lives and serve as a role model themselves, to others."
Habitat for Humanity, after school tutoring, food drives and restoring a local playground are just a few of the other places and organizations where Anthony volunteers his time. "And then he has a part time job," adds Trina Woiak, a coordinator with the Teen Court program. "He's always balancing all sorts of stuff."
"It just feels natural, it's something I want to make time for," continues Anthony. "Sometimes I put things aside to be in the community because that's where I want to be."
Fall Creek (WQOW)- A home on Partridge Road exploded Sunday afternoon. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast. Right now crews are on scene investigatingMore >>
A home on Partridge Road exploded around noon on Sunday. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast.More >>
Jackson County (WQOW) - The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in which a pedestrian was hit by a semi in a parking lot. It happened after 4 p.m. at the Hixton Travel Plaza parkingMore >>
Washburn County (WQOW) - It's been 17 years since a girl disappeared after getting off a bus in Washburn County. New details in the case could be released this weekend. Sara Bushland was last seen inMore >>
It's been 17 years since a girl disappeared after getting off a bus in Washburn County.More >>
GORDON, Wis. – Wildfire crews from the Department of Natural Resources, working through the night and joined by more than 100 municipal firefighters, have largely surrounded the Germann Road Fire whichMore >>
Wildfire crews from the Department of Natural Resources, working through the night and joined by more than 100 municipal firefighters, have largely surrounded the Germann Road Fire which has scorched 8,700 acres of forest land in Douglas and Bayfield counties.More >>
Chippewa County (WQOW) - Even with the fire ban lifted, Chippewa fire crews are reminding everyone conditions are still dry. Emergency crews spent part of their evening battling a grass fire in ChippewaMore >>
Even with the fire ban lifted, Chippewa fire crews are reminding everyone conditions are still dry.More >>
I just happened to be taking some pictures early Tuesday morning and decided to take a look at the eagle's nest over the driveway. I was shocked! There was our Spring baby!More >>
I just happened to be taking some pictures of our goats, that walk across a bridge 12 feet in the air, early Tuesday morning and decided to take a look at the eagle's nest. I was shocked! There was our Spring baby!More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - There's no debating that obesity is a serious problem in this country. What may be open for debate is what the government can do to address it. Eau Claire's Comprehensive Plan hasMore >>
It's a unique step that's never been done in Eau Claire before. The data would be calculated using the body mass index.More >>
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