RHINELANDER - Beer, wine and food were on the menu for sampling yesterday in Rhinelander.
The third annual Hodag Hops and Vines took place at the Elbo Room Lounge.
It's the first time they're having it in downtown Rhinelander.
People had the chance to enjoy food and drinks from a selection of Rhinelander restaurants and breweries.
The chamber of commerce sold tickets online for the first time this year.
Executive Director Lara Reed says it helped bring in more people from outside the Northwoods.
"I sent tickets to Kenosha, Wausau, to Phillips. So really we're hopefully drawing from a wide range, which is ultimately hope of any event that we have," said Reed.
"I want people to come and experience Rhinelander. I want them to see that on this great day there's tones of restaurants and shops and things downtown. So we're just kind of giving them an excuse to come experience the town."
Reed says the money raised from yesterdays event will be used to make next year bigger and better.
CAMBRIA - Didion Milling Company in Cambria received 19 safety citations for its explosion in May. The fatal plant explosion killed five workers and injured 12 others. Didion plans on challenging some of the citations. The Occupational Safety and Heath Administration issued the citations for safety violations and proposed a $1.8 million dollar fine. The company's appeal could take up to a year.
MANITOWISH WATERS - After Terry Theisen got her middle school math class started with some computer coding, she needed to admit something about her level of programming expertise.
"None, absolutely none," Theisen said with a smile.
The North Lakeland School teacher did some basic coding when she was young, telling her students she used actual punch cards. Friday, was very different. Theisen's entire class learned on the go as they clicked and clacked on laptops as part of a worldwide event from their Manitowish Waters school.
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