RHINELANDER - You can shop for just about anything online these days. Now, that include a Northwoods auction house's inventory.
Laska Auctions and Real Estate has now made complete auctions available online. It was an important transition to the owners.
"You can reach hundreds of buyers. Where by doing a garage sale or yard sale you may reach a few dozen," says Pat Laska, Co-owner of Laska Auctions & Real Estate.
While the wider audience is focused within a forty-mile radius, people from much further away can be reached online. The company would ship the products to people who live further away. The owners said they weren't the only ones who wanted to expand online.
"We had a lot of feedback from live auctions that it was really appealing to people to spend as little time there as possible," says Andrew Laska, Co-owner of Laska Auctions & Real Estate.
Now customers can have the opportunity to take their time bidding on items. Online auctions can last for a week. For more information and to view live auctions now visit the link to their website.
RHINELANDER - A snow storm caught Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander off guard last weekend and collapsed a greenhouse. Now that spring weather is here, Hanson's is ready to move forward by making some adjustments. "We got by for 25 years doing what we were doing," said Hanson's Garden Village Co-owner Brent Hanson. Last weekend's spring snow storm set back Hanson's. "We thought we were ahead of schedule having that greenhouse nice and filled," said Hanson's Manager Beth Hanson.
"One bad storm and there you go. Things happen," said Brent. The storm collapsed a greenhouse holding thousands of plants. "For years we've gotten by with these lighter cheaper green houses," said Brent. "We'll be down a greenhouse for a little bit here," said Beth. Now Hanson's will only use sturdier and solid greenhouses so that collapses don't become a pattern.
RHINELANDER - Oneida County needs more foster care homes. Right now, there are nine licensed foster homes in the area, most of which are full according to the county's social services department.
Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Nelson says that in Oneida County there are 24 children currently living in foster homes. The department participated in a statewide foster care recruitment project last fall, and discovered just how great the need is.
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