Loading

32°F

35°F

39°F

34°F

39°F

34°F

35°F

40°F

39°F
NEWS STORIES

War of the Political SignsSubmitted: 10/07/2012
Story By Jenn Sullivan

RHINELANDER - With only a few weeks until November 6th the political tension is heating up.

While some houses are decorated with pumpkins and ghosts for Halloween, others are decorated for a different kind of season-political season.

Like wearing your favorite team colors-residents are sporting their political Blue and Red.

Jackie Cody of Oneida County Democratic Party said "It's a wonderful part of the Americana and the elections."


Peter Biolo of the Oneida County Republican Party said "It helps describe what people feel."

It's the war of the lawn signs and with only a month left until the November 6th elections political enthusiasts are lining their front lawns with their favorite front runners.

From Obama to Romney--to more local races like Duffy and Kreitlow--they're telling their neighbors who they support in a big way.

Republican Bob Schultheis said having neighbors with Democratic signs makes him want to get more Republican signs.

"It's competition you've got to grind them a little bit, Schultheis said.

Democrat Avis Pence said she got lawn signs after her neighbors put up Republican candidate signs.

"It gives me more incentive to put mine up," she said.

No matter what side you're on, the signs are a creative way to show your support.

"I think it is something that helps motivate people; helps energize both on their side and perhaps. When you see someone supporting someone you want to become a part of it too," said Biolo.

So what happens to a neighborhood when political signs are clashing?

Cody said "Every once and a while someone will come in and say we need to balance the neighborhood. That means they need to take a few Obama signs, Kreitlow signs, and a few Susan Sommers signs and inform their neighbors there is another side to that story of politics."

And after the election then what happens?

When the election is over, Schultheis said "We'll have a barbeque and a couple of stories sit by a campfire and maybe have a beer, brats, and some Wisconsin cheese."


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS
Suspect sought in 2 stabbings near UW-OshkoshSubmitted: 10/25/2014

OSHKOSH - Police are seeking a suspect in the stabbings of two students near the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Authorities say the stabbings happened around 11 p.m. Friday in a neighborhood east of campus. A police statement says the suspect confronted the first victim and took his cellphone, then stabbed him in the ensuing struggle.

Police say the second victim chased the suspect, another struggle ensued, and he was also stabbed.

A university statement says both students were seriously injured but are recuperating at an area hospital.

+ Read More
Wisconsin insurers signing up same-sex couplesSubmitted: 10/25/2014

Play Video

MILWAUKEE - Several Wisconsin insurance companies are holding special sign-ups so same-sex couples can add spouses to their health plans.

The special enrollment period is needed because gays and lesbians who got married this summer were unable to add spouses to their coverage amid the uncertainty surrounding the legal status of their marriages.

People generally can make changes to a health plan during the year only after a ``life-changing'' event, such as a marriage, divorce, or birth or adoption of a child.

+ Read More
Early Halloween celebrationsSubmitted: 10/25/2014

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Halloween won't be here until next week but the celebration has already begun in the Northwoods.

Hundreds of kids took over the streets of Rhinelander Saturday. They all had one goal in mind...candy!

For many of the kids, this was the second time they've gone trick or treating. Hundreds of people got candy at the YMCA's Not So Scary Halloween Trail.

+ Read More
Wisconsin sex offenders must stay home HalloweenSubmitted: 10/25/2014

Play Video

MADISON - Police are teaming up with parole agents across Wisconsin to make sure sex offenders stay home on Halloween night.

All of Wisconsin's 5,000 registered sex offenders under active community supervision are subject to special restrictions on Halloween.

Grace Roberts, who heads the Department of Corrections sex offender program, says they began actively enforcing the rules under the Halloween Knock and Talk program about eight years ago.

Offenders are barred from putting up Halloween decorations that might attract children to knock on their doors.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says his officers will be out both this weekend and next reminding registrants they're being watched.

+ Read More
Dog kills 7-year-old boy in eastern WisconsinSubmitted: 10/25/2014

TOWN OF HUSTISFORD - A 7-year-old boy has died after being severely bitten by a dog in Dodge County of eastern Wisconsin.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that the incident was reported just before 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Town of Hustisford.

Lt. Brian Loos says that a 911 caller said the boy was bleeding profusely. He says dispatchers began to talk the mother through CPR while numerous agencies responded. But the child died at the scene despite extensive lifesaving efforts.

The statement says names, addresses and additional information about the nature of the incident and the dog won't be released for now out of respect to the family.

+ Read More
Movie makers use Newswatch 12 studioSubmitted: 10/25/2014

Play Video

RHINELANDER - You can expect to see Newswatch 12's studio on the big screen in the future. Movie makers from Madison used our set for a scene in their low budget indi film.

Barking Shadow Productions company has been shooting a movie called Tesla Factor in Rhinelander. It's based on corporate and political dirty deeds.

We don't want to give too much away, but our set was used for a broadcast informing viewers about a company doing illegal things.

The company hopes to have the movie featured on Netflix.

+ Read More
Teen building sugar shack to help school's science department, become Eagle ScoutSubmitted: 10/25/2014

Play Video

THREE LAKES - A Northwoods teen will build a sugar shack for his high school's science department. Will Starke put up the framework for the shack Saturday.

Starke is a boy scout with troop 601 of Eagle River. He wants to build the shack for his Eagle Project.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here