ANTIGO - The Antigo School District wants to sell the home students in the technology program built. The money from the sale will help buy materials for students to build another home next year.
The minimum bid for the home is 49 thousand dollars. All of that money will be recycled back into the building class. School leaders say it's important to keep the class going because it prepares students to get hands on experience.
"Their intention is to go into the trades and not necessarily go on to college," says Tim Prunty, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds. "This offers an opportunity for up to 15 students a year to get really job ready skills that will help them land that first job."
The students used a lot of specialized skills to build the house. They also built on pilings so the buyer can move the house anywhere they want.
Some community businesses are offering deals on the home to help the school sell it.
"Qualified buyers, if they're approved, have the opportunity to have the closing costs waived," says Prunty. "It's really a great partnership to help the school sell the home before the start of the new school year."
There will be an open house for the home Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
PARK FALLS - Many families began their Thanksgiving Day with a run this morning. Topping off the holiday with a "trot" around town may not appeal to everyone, but for these families it was a way to spend time with one another.
"Trot now so we can pie later," said Steph Schultz, a runner in the Park Falls Turkey Trot.
Families used the Turkey Trot 5K in Park Falls as a way to bond.
RHINELANDER - Nineteen months ago, 10 police agencies surrounded the Tripoli home of Kenneth Welsh.
Police say Welsh caused a three-hour standoff, threatened to blow up his house, and threatened to kill his wife.
Later in court, he was convicted of two felonies and sentenced to three years in prison by Oneida County Judge Michael Bloom.
But now, those convictions and prison sentence have been erased. This month, while in prison, Welsh argued he didn't fully understand all the elements of one of the crimes to which he pleaded no contest, first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Welsh's motion put some of the blame on his defense attorney, Rod Streicher.
RHINELANDER - You might be planning on waiting in line on Black Friday or sitting behind a computer on Cyber Monday. But in Rhinelander and other Northwoods cities, Small Business Saturday is another day to mark on the calendar.
Dawn Allen sold her goods at craft shows for years, but had always wanted to try something different.
"It was my dream to open up a shop one day," said Allen, the owner of Briar House on Keenen Street. So she opened Briar House in Rhinelander 21 years ago.
Allen sells women's clothes, shoes, accessories and has a full espresso bar.
But one of her favorite parts of the job is the community support.
"It's like a family here, it's more of a destination coming here I believe," said Allen.
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