EAGLE RIVER - Eight women started a quilting legacy more than 20 years ago. The Cranberry Country Quilt Show comes to Eagle River every two years. However, itswhat the show does all year round that sets it apart.
The Quilting Guild is a nonprofit organization that makes quilts to give to those in need in the department on aging and local women shelters.
"I'd like to find more resources of people that need quilts. For the homeless shelter we make bags with shampoos and soaps and we make as many as we can and they give them to people that need them," said Cranberry Country Quilt Show Chairman Wendy Ahnen.
Cindy Eggers is an award winning quilter and one of the original members of the guild.This year she was the honoree quilter. She's proud of the impact her quilts make.
"It's wonderful because people respond back with thank you notes for like a baby quilt or maybe their home has been burned. We have a quilt that we can give them when they've lost everything. It's rewarding very rewarding," said Eggers.
The quilting guild currently has 64 members. The show has 200 quilts on display this weekend in Eagle River.
WISCONSIN - Expect to see extra publicity on teen dating violence in the Rhinelander area soon.
The "Dare 2 Know" campaign is targeting local movie theaters, radio ads, and social media.
One in five teens experience abuse in a dating relationship, according to End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, the group organizing the program. The group used input from teens to craft the campaign. "We're making sure that it really is a youth-led and youth-driven effort. We are really just the conduits for a lot of that energy and creativity," said End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Associate Director Tony Wilkin Gibart
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin says obsessive or controlling behavior, especially using technology or social media, is common in teen dating violence situations.
TOWN OF NEWBOLD - Walking on top of the cap of an old landfill, Jackie Cody could see her dream coming true, almost as clearly as her bright orange disc she tossed around.
"This is a spectacular use, I think, of recycling land," Cody said.
Cody and her husband Pete showed off the specially printed "Rookery Run" disc golf equipment, which will come in handy for a grand opening ceremony this fall, about four years after the duo hatched the idea.
CRANDON - Police still don't have Crandon's Patty Kirker in custody.
She skipped a court appearance last month in Texas. That was after skipping her sentencing hearing in Forest County in May.
Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono said Monday she's "still in the wind."
Earlier this year, a jury convicted Kirker of helping an inmate sneak narcotics into the Forest County Jail. After the trial, Kirker didn't show up to her sentencing hearing. Police later found her trying to cross the Mexican border at Laredo, Texas.
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