Rhinelander Area Food Pantry needs your help designing a new logo
Story By Lauren Stephenson
RHINELANDER - Calling all artists!
Volunteers at the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry need your help.
They want a new logo.
"We're hoping there's a number of artists in the area who would like to take a shot at that and be creative and come up with a new logo that we could then use. It would be on the sign on the building, it would be on the letterhead, it would be used all over the places that we have events or things like that," said Bill Vancos of the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry.
They're looking for simple logos that can be printed in both color and black and white.
The logos should also have the name, "Rhinelander Area Food Pantry" or "RAFP" on them.
It should also include food items or a grocery shopping image in it.
The pantry gave out more than 469,000 pounds of food last year.
They want to distribute even more this year.
Volunteers hope a new logo will make people more aware of their purpose.
"Normally we're out with our hat in our hand asking for donations or something. This is kind of a little bit on the side. It's just hopefully a more fun event that again will just help us in the future as we identify ourselves as we're out and about in the community," added Vancos.
People can submit their designs to the food pantry though April 30th.
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The rocky and narrow alley runs between Pearl and Rose Streets near Hodag Park.
The city public works director realized the mistake about two months ago. The 12 homeowners there own the land, which means every time a Rhinelander plow goes through, it's trespassing.
LANGLADE COUNTY - Lake property owners in the Northwoods often care deeply about the health and well-being of their lakes. The people who live around Rolling Stone Lake in northern Langlade County are just one example.
The lake has a weed cutter machine, a large storage and maintenance building, and public land. Members around the lake pay a little extra tax for those things. But the lake district will also raise thousands of dollars this weekend. They're hosting a picnic, rummage sale, raffles, and bake sale for their lake.
"It's really the best-kept secret in the Northwoods, I think," said Char Waite, a member of the Rolling Stone Lake Protecting and Rehabilitation District. "It's quiet. It's a great lake to fish. It's a great lake to boat. We just love it here."
PHILLIPS - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wants all city police officers to wear body cameras by the end of next year. He made that proposal this week after tension between police and the public in places like Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Ferguson, Missouri.
One Northwoods police department has been using the cameras for years. Phillips police officers have worn body cameras since 2008. They turn them on while responding to many situations in the city.
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But state Democrats aren't forgetting about the mining issue. They're proposing a bill which they say would close a loophole in the state's 2013 mining law. That law relaxed the permitting process for iron mines.
The Democrats' bill would make it illegal to fill or destroy the bed of a lake, stream, reservoir, or flowage to mine the materials underneath. Bill author Rep. Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) said right now, mining could be done legally under flowages and reservoirs.
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