IN OTHER NEWS
- It might be hard to imagine running a business with your mother or daughter-in-law, but for one pair, a shared hobby helped create their DIY studio. MERRILL Mother and daughter-in-law duo Diane and Alicia Kucirek opened The Painted Door in Merrill just one month ago. They take old, worn out furniture and make it new again using chalk paint. The pair decided to open the studio when both of their houses started to get jam-packed with finished chalk paint projects.
- Jurors have convicted a man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern Wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump. MADISON The jury in Madison deliberated for about two hours Tuesday before finding Joseph Jakubowski guilty of two federal weapons charges.
- Lake Tomahawk's Camp American Legion gives active military members, veterans, and their families a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. LAKE TOMAHAWK The new director of the camp, Don Grundy, saw some changes needed to be made, especially when it came to the speed limit near the entrance of the camp that sits off County Highway D.
- A Rhinelander factory that makes smoke flavoring caught fire early Monday morning. RHINELANDER Shortly before 6:00 a.m., Rhinelander, Crescent and Newbold Fire Departments responded to a fire at Red Arrow Products on Rhinelander's west side. An employee says there were about eight workers inside at the time. No one was injured. "Flames were coming out of a conveyor area as high as the roof. We made an interior attack and knocked that flame down. Came in from the other side of the partition wall, then made another interior attack and knocked that down," says Chief Terry Williams.
- Two weeks ago, one high school student told her principal she felt intimidated when a classmate wore a Confederate flag sweatshirt. That complaint started a conversation--and a controversy. ELCHO On Monday night, members of the community for and against Confederate symbols in school had the chance to speak out on the issue.
- Caramel apples seem to be a go-to treat this time of year, but a tough growing season almost made them hard to find this Fall. RHINELANDER Fun Factory Sweet Shoppe in Rhinelander only uses Granny Smith apples for its caramel apples. Throughout the last few weeks, manager Judy Fritz says she had trouble finding enough green apples in the Northwoods. Stores said bad crops and little rainfall made the Granny Smith apples scarce this season. She eventually found some sold in bulk in Milwaukee to bring up north. Fun Factory is very particular about their apples, so in the meantime, Judy hand-picked from the produce aisles in local stores. "We always make sure that there are no bumps or bruises. We want a nice, perfect apple," says Fritz. Judy says you shouldn't worry about getting your hands on one of her caramel apples. Shipments of granny smith apples from Washington State have started to come in to a local store she works with.
- With the push of a button and the whining of a winch, John Wendt singlehandedly symbolizes the end of a season. RHINELANDER "You see the changing of the leaves, I just love being out here every day," Wendt said. Wednt hauls boats for Shoeder's RV & Marine in Rhinelander. Starting in September, he loads up fishing boats, pontoons, and jet skis and puts them away for the season. "The weather's been nice, everybody doesn't want to put their boats away yet," Wendt said. "But as soon as the weather starts turning, that's when it'll hit the fan."