RHINELANDER - In less than a week churchgoers at Nativity of our Lord Catholic Church will take one last look at the inside of their sanctuary--at least the way it looks now.
Project leaders broke ground on a major renovation Wednesday afternoon just outside the church in Rhinelander.
The church hopes work is finished by Easter 2018.
Mainly the plan adds more room for storage and gathering, as well as revamping the worship area.
"Probably by mid-July we'll start seeing new stuff being built out here, foundations will go up in July," said Father Randy Knauf.
The church was built in the 1960s. Knauf says the renovation plan started 12 years ago. He's excited that it's starting to take place.
"A lot of the technology that is being built into the renovation, improved hearing systems for people, and improved sight lines for people, all those things are something that the community here has been looking for for years and years and years," Knauf said.
This Sunday is the last Sunday Nativity parishioners will be in the church.
Starting Monday, all services will be held at St. Joseph's on North Stevens Street.
RHINELANDER - It costs nearly $240,000 to run Rhinelander's homeless shelter every year.
Frederick Place got an extra boost this month to help cover those costs with two grants totaling $8,000.
"With our just shy of $240,000 annual operating budget, we typically only get $40,000 from the state and federal government. So we are raising that $200,000 every single year," said NATH Executive Director Tammy Modic.
IRMA - Until Thursday, we never got an inside look at Lincoln Hills School and Youth Prison. We have heard from Lincoln Hills line staff and the Department of Corrections, but never were able to see the facility.
Thursday the DOC held a guided media tour of the school and living units. Newswatch12's Rose McBride has been following the stories that come out of Lincoln Hills for months now, and she went on that media tour.
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