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.
MADISON - A man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern Wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump has admitted at trial that he committed the crimes.
Joseph Jakubowski took the stand Monday in Madison, saying he robbed Armageddon Supplies near Janesville April 4 and took guns, magazines and bullets.
After the robbery, the 33 year old self-proclaimed anarchist spent 10 days on the run before he was discovered some 130 miles away in Vernon County.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander factory that makes smoke flavoring caught fire early Monday morning.
Shortly before 6:00 a.m., Rhinelander, Crescent and Newbold Fire Departments responded to a fire at Red Arrow Products on Rhinelander's west side.
An employee says there were about eight workers inside at the time.
No one was injured.
"Flames were coming out of a conveyor area as high as the roof. We made an interior attack and knocked that flame down. Came in from the other side of the partition wall, then made another interior attack and knocked that down," says Chief Terry Williams.
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has selected a former legislator to run the state Department of Natural Resources.
Walker's office announced Monday that he has chosen former Republican state Rep. Dan Meyer to serve as DNR secretary. He replaces Cathy Stepp, who resigned in August to take a position in President Donald Trump's administration.
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