MERRILL - The Lincoln County Humane Society doesn't think twice when it comes to finding animals a new home.
But now the organization needs a new home of its own.
"All of our storage and things like that just need to be completely removed just so we have more space to extend the kennels," said Lincoln County Humane Society Director Liz Friedenfels.
Friedenfels is now preparing for some construction.
"We have volunteers who are going to do the demolition and reassemble the new kennels and the new kennels that we will be purchasing will be used in the new building. But unfortunately it's just a big push to get that done," said Friedenfels.
The renovations on their current building will bring them up to code with new state puppy mill laws.
But the changes may only be used for a few years.
The next step is construction for an all-new building in the same location.
After some struggles, they're headed in the right direction.
"There was some concern with the county about the EXPO center, and things like that, but AGRA Industries did a design where both buildings would still fit and we'd be able to remain on our existing lot," said Friedenfels.
Their goal is to start the building process next summer.
They've raised 75 thousand dollars towards the 800 thousand dollar project.
"We've been very lucky to have community support you know our community has always been here for us and we're very blessed for that," said Friedenfels.
You can donate directly to the Lincoln County Humane Society in Merrill.
The Humane Society is also looking for volunteers to take in animals during the construction.
June Dairy Month isn't just for the cows; it's for goats, too!
Hillbilly Hollow in Conover specializes in goat milk products, especially all types of cheese.
Kathy Martin makes around 35 flavors of soft goat cheese, along with other artisan cheese.
She says the calories are much less than regular cow milk cheese.
"I've had goat cheese that was absolutely horrible. Had it been my first try I would never try it again. BUT they're not all created equal. It's just like with cheddars or anything, sometimes you don't get one as good as another one. Just keep trying."
Hillbilly Hollow just opened a brand new store in Eagle River with all of its goat products.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee is on the short list to host the Democratic National Convention in 2020.
Wisconsin's largest city was among four cities to make the cut Wednesday by the DNC site selection committee. But the Denver Post is reporting that city, which also made the cut, is planning to withdraw its application.
MERRILL - As Linda DeBroux walks through Merrill High School, she can see the halls she helped create.
What started as plain, whitewashed walls now look like an art gallery. For each of the last 13 summers, DeBroux has guided a select group of her art students to create murals to fill the walls.
"When I walk down, I don't just see the painting, I see the student, right there, painting on that wall," she said Wednesday. "I think of all the struggles, the struggle points they had, and parts where they celebrated."
Murals by ten students this week will bring the total to 157 on school walls. Like it does every summer, it will take long days to accomplish the project.
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