MERRILL - Getting a real Christmas tree to decorate your home can really bring the smells and sights of the holidays right to your living room.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill sells Christmas trees and wreaths in the lot next to the Trinity Lutheran School.
Tree lot organizer Dan Frick says he has been selling trees there for a decade.
However, this year people pay for the trees by simply dropping their money off in a mailbox on site.
"It's a blessing to be able to have these trees here where people can come and get them on their own [because] it's self-served. And the trust that [the tree buying system] sets up is what means so much to me," said Frick.
Each year, Frick makes about $4,000 which he donated to Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School in Mosinee.
Frick gets his trees from High Ground Tree Farm in Merrill.
RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Police Department identified the man who died after a house fire on Friday night as 35-year-old Jeffery J. Becker.
Rhinelander Fire Chief Terry Williams told Newswatch 12 on Monday afternoon that an autopsy indicates Becker died from smoke inhalation, but the autopsy results and further investigation is now in the hands of the state Department of Criminal Investigations.
Crews responded to the house at 320 Rose Street, near Hodag Park, around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Firefighters went inside the house soon after they arrived and found Becker unresponsive on the floor. Firefighters and paramedics tried to revive Becker, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
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