Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Twice Is Nice auctions off Christmas TreeSubmitted: 12/05/2018
Devin Biggs
Devin Biggs
Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter
dbiggs@wjfw.com

Twice Is Nice auctions off Christmas Tree
RHINELANDER - You'll see price tags on items at a consignment store in Rhinelander. But, one item at Twice is Nice went up for auction instead. Barb Reineking owned a fake Christmas tree for many years. She didn't want it anymore and took it Twice Is Nice to put it up for sale. Barb noticed interest in the tree was high and asked one of the store managers if it could be put up for auction. After receiving approval, they wanted to dedicate the funds to a good cause.

"Why I think the food pantry is very, very joyful because this is a very difficult time for many people. I have been very blessed in my life's journey and I want to pass that on to the less fortunate people," said Reineking.


"We're very grateful for the gift. Any gifts during the holiday season or anytime of course we're very thankful for, but this one's kind of special just because the way it worked out is very cool," said Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen. "It was actually 4 donations in a row that made this happen."

The anonymous bidder donated the tree to Nativity of our Lord Catholic Church and School. Twice Is Nice donated 150 dollars to the food pantry.


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

Play Video

SAYNER - Located just before of the cash register and not far from the screwdrivers at Eliason Hardware and Lumber in Sayner, a special supply sat that customers couldn't wait to try on Tuesday.

"Mixing beer, hardware, and vintage snowmobiles... What better way to spend an afternoon?" Mike Kowalski told Newswatch 12 shortly after sipping from a cup.

A dark oatmeal stout beer with a fitting name filled small plastic cups, but not for long.

+ Read More

Play Video

TOMAHAWK - Two local car mechanics told us a stretch of Highway 51 near Tomahawk is so bad, they won't even drive on it. Both said the road is rougher than they've ever seen it, a condition echoed on roads throughout the Northwoods.

But the nine-mile stretch near Tomahawk especially stands out for some drivers.

"[Highway] 8 to Highway S, the southbound lane, is buckling so bad, you just bounce down that road. The cars, when they bounce down there, the suspension just takes a beating," said Gary Luedke, the service manager at Heritage Chevrolet in Tomahawk.

Luedke has seen problems with ball joints, tie rod ends, and even tires with chunks missing. All of the damage comes from bad winter roads like Highway 51.

+ Read More

Play Video

LAC DU FLAMBEAU - A business development agency in the Northwoods pictures new homes, apartments, and jobs coming to Lac du Flambeau in the next decade.  Building those and making them a reality may get a boost from a new tax deferral process.

Lac du Flambeau has been identified as an "Opportunity Zone."  Essentially, it allows investors to avoid paying taxes on capital gains through things like profits made through trading stocks.

+ Read More

Play Video

NORTHWOODS - Rhinelander Brewing Company is constantly making new beers for its customers to try, so it can be tricky to catch your favorite. 

But downloading an app can tell you when it's on tap and ready to enjoy.

+ Read More

Play Video

PARK FALLS - There was only one race to vote on in Park Falls' Spring Primary Election Tuesday. But Deputy Clerk Michelle Smith says for the city, it was a unique one.

"The last time we had a mayoral primary was actually in 2007," said Smith. 

This year the candidates running to become Park Falls next mayor include incumbent Daniel Leitl, former city council member Beth Roberts, and current city council member Michael Bablick.

+ Read More

Play Video

PHILLIPS - You can still get protection with a flu shot. The Price County Health Department says it's not too late. In Wisconsin, the number of people taking advantage of the flu vaccine is up this year.

Last year, 37 percent of people in Wisconsin received a flu shot during the flu season. This year, that number slightly rose to 38 percent.

Many of us worry about the flu during the winter months. But it can still be a problem through the warmer months because of airplane travel. Travel between the northern and southern hemispheres will allow the flu to spread anytime during the year.

Even in late February, we are still encouraged to get the shot.

+ Read More

Play Video

MINOCQUA - Communities often try different promotions to draw visitors in. Minocqua simply relies on the snow.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: