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-- Two 16-year-olds from Manitowoc were killed overnight, after their car hit a large tree off a county road just south of Manitowoc.
MANITOWOC - Two 16-year-olds from Manitowoc were killed overnight, after their car hit a large tree off a county road just south of Manitowoc.
The driver, an 18-year-old Whitelaw man, was the only survivor. He was taken to Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay with undetermined injuries. A 16-year-old female passenger was flown to Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead from her injuries. A 16-year-old male passenger was airlifted to Saint Vincent’s, where he was later pronounced dead. The crash happened around 12:30 this morning on Manitowoc County Trunk “LS.” Sheriff’s inspector Gregg Schetter said the auto apparently veered out of control before it went into a ditch and hit the tree. The victims’ names were not immediately released, pending notification of relatives. The county sheriff’s department and coroner’s office are investigating, along with the State Patrol.
For the fifth year in a row, an egg farm near Whitewater has donated thousands of eggs to the needy as Easter-time. The S&R Egg Farm gave over 151,000 eggs to the eastern Wisconsin chapter of Feeding America – and that group will give the eggs to local food pantries. Bonnie Bellehumeur, who heads the Feeding America program in Milwaukee, says the donations are especially needed this year. That’s because the program has a 23-percent increase in its demand for food over the past two years. Feeding America served omelets this morning to the volunteers who run the pantries – and they were given the eggs to take back to their shelves. Nationally, farmers are donating almost 10-million eggs to Feeding America this year.
The Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall-of-Fame will have four new members on May third. They are UW-Madison professor emeritus Robert Deibel, long-time meat processors Ken and Kris Bisarek, and broadcaster Virginia Hazlett. Deibel researched food pathogens at the UW, which found new ways to protect the food supply. He created several food testing labs in 1979. There are now 10 Deibel Labs in the U.S. and one in Canada. The Bisareks were meat processors in Wisconsin for over two decades. They sold Bloomington Meats in 1998, but they remain active in the industry. Hazlett is known as the “Beef Lady.” She’s been on the air for 30 years promoting Wisconsin meat products. They’ll be enshrined during a ceremony at the Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council’s annual meeting in Madison.
A job fair will be held on the Internet today for Wisconsin veterans and active military personnel. Governor Scott Walker says it will let veterans create their personal profiles, research companies, visit virtual employer booths, chat live with recruiters, and apply for jobs. There’s also an online lounge where veterans and military spouses can meet each other. Walker says the employers in today’s job fair have over 14,000 positions available. The state Veterans’ Affairs Department and Mili-cruit are organizing the online job fair. To take part, veterans will need to register at the following Web address – VeteransCareerFair.com. Mili-cruit runs the Web site, and the registration is open right now.
The Mega Millions’ jackpot has jumped to $290-million for Friday, after nobody won the top prize last night. A ticket sold in Milwaukee was among 68 throughout the country to win a quarter-million-dollars, by matching all five regular numbers but not the Mega Ball. The numbers of Wisconsin players winning smaller prizes were not immediately available. Just over a million people nationally won two-bucks just by matching the Mega Ball. Last night’s numbers were 1, 4, 6, 11, and 14. The Mega Ball was 30, and the Megaplier was four. Friday’s jackpot has rolled over 16 times since it was $12-million on January 27th. It’s the third-highest prize since the Wisconsin Lottery started offering Mega Millions in February of 2010. Friday’s cash option is 205-million dollars for a single winner who takes the whole prize now instead of in annual installments. The next Powerball drawing is tonight. The jackpot in that game is at $70-million.