The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce will need to find a new executive director. Maggie Steffen has resigned from her position for personal reasons. In a Facebook post, Steffen thanked the people who helped her during her year and a half as director.
She also said the Chamber made many great strides during her time. When the Chamber hires a new director, he or she will be the sixth director since 2011.
RHINELANDER - Many people plan to fill their bellies this Thanksgiving with plenty of turkey.
However, local firefighters warn using turkey fryers can be one of the most dangerous cooking tools.
Rhinelander firefighter Luke Drummond said Thanksgiving keeps his team working around the clock.
"Thanksgiving is actually the busiest day of the year for structure fires," said Drummond. "Turkey fryers are a big thing. Obviously, oil and water don't mix. So, if you have that water in with your hot oil, there's going to be a reaction. And it's a pretty violent explosive reaction."
Drummond said you should never leave a fryer unattended.
Turkey fryer explosions can be massive and can expand at least two times its size every minute.
CRANDON - Jackie Shepherd hopes some of the money in deer hunters' pockets this weekend goes into her red kettle.
Shepherd coordinates Salvation Army bell ringing in Crandon.
Until she started setting up at Schaefer's grocery store six or seven years ago, no one rang bells in Crandon. She stays motivated by thinking of the people the Salvation Army helps.
"A woman came to me and said, 'If it hadn't been for the Salvation Army, my children wouldn't have Christmas.' She put a $20 bill into my bucket, and from then on, I've been hooked on the Salvation Army," Shepherd said.
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