Rhinelander Lions Club gives free dinners Christmas Day
RHINELANDER - A local Lions Club hosted a free Christmas dinner Thursday.
The Rhinelander Lions Club has been putting on the dinner for about 30 years. The club starts preparing the dinner in November with help from Trigs.
"They deliver their stuff to us on Christmas Eve here," said Christmas Not Alone Co-Chairman Thomas O'Rourke. "They bake their turkeys for us in their bakery. That's a big help because this year we baked 30 20lbs turkeys."
More than 180 people ate at the Rhinelander Armory Thursday. They also delivered more than 117 meals to people who couldn't leave their house.
ANTIGO - Many people spend Christmas away from work and with their families, but some have to work on the holidays to keep people safe.
Fireman may have to work on Christmas, but they don't seem to complain.
"This is like the holiday I mean for us we don't have to do much," said Antigo Fireman and Paramedic Brian Baginski. "There ain't very much open to inspect or do inspections. Basically it's just a day when we get calls we go on, we do our normal duties around the station."
Fireman have very important jobs but when they're on duty and not on a call they get to sit back, relax, recline, and watch Christmas movies.
"What did we start with? I forgot the first one but the second one was the Christmas story," said Antigo Fireman and Paramedic Brett Hefty.
Baginski enjoys working on Christmas because as a fireman he can help people on the holiday.
"I love my job and I enjoy helping people out, holidays you know some of the elderly people are lonely and usually that is most of our calls," Baginski said. "People are lonely and they need someone to call to."
MILWAUKEE - Scores of protesters have now returned to a downtown Milwaukee park where a white police officer killed a black man.
The protesters gathered at the park Tuesday evening to demand justice for 31-year-old Dontre Hamiton, who was shot by officer Christopher Manney in April. The protest followed Monday's announcement by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm that Manney would face no criminal charges.
The demonstrators marched from the park to the Bradley Center, where they surrounded the main entrance. Three busloads of police officers then arrived and formed a path through the protesters with their bodies to allow Bucks fans to enter the arena.
The protesters eventually marched back to the park.
MILWAUKEE - Federal officials say they'll review the shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Milwaukee for a possible civil rights violation.
Dontre Hamilton, a 31-year-old man whose family said he was mentally ill, was shot to death last April in a downtown park after he struggled with Officer Christopher Manney. The Milwaukee County prosecutor announced Monday that Manney's use of force was justified self-defense, and he wouldn't be charged in the case.
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