RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander Pastor wants his congragation to be inspired to reach out. That's why today he shared stories from his latest mission trip.
The Moogala Lutheren Church in Darsalam Tanzania is Immanuel Lutheran Church's African companion. Pastor Norman Peterson helped to put a dental clinic in Darsalam. But his goal for this latest mission was to make personal connections.
"We learn from each other. They learn from us when we share what we do in the United States. We were learning from the Mugala people, the elders as they welcomed us into their homes and into their parishes."
For Peterson, it was just the beginning.
I enjoy the outreach because it allows me to fufill the command that Christ has given us to go to all nations. I can't do that alone.
CRANDON - Terri Burl wanted to ask more questions than make comments during Congressman Sean Duffy's town hall in Crandon on Thursday.
"Everybody's in the state of the unknown right now," Burl said.
Burl, a Republican, was thinking of her 26-year-old son in Oshkosh as she asked Duffy (R-Wausau) about health care concerns. She worries about tax penalties for her uninsured son and the GOP's lack of solid ideas to replace the Affordable Care Act.
MERRILL - The Merrill Police Department need helping finding anyone involved in several acts of vandalism that happened earlier this week.
Brian Schwartz has lived in his home on River Street in Merrill for almost 10 years. His garage, his neighbor's garage, and the public service building down the street were vandalized. Schwartz reported the vandalism to police on Monday.
Schwartz says this is the first time anyone has vandalized his property.
MADISON - The Senate judiciary committee is set to vote on four bills that would impose tougher drunken driving penalties.
The Republican proposals would create a five-year minimum prison sentence for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and raise the minimum incarceration period for fifth and sixth offenses from six months to 18 months.
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