MERRILL - Merrill's historic Weinbrenner Shoe Company welcomed a new leader this summer from within its own ranks.
Weinbrenner's new president, Jeff Burns, started with the company in 2011 and most recently served as Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing.
"We believe that Jeff will be a great cultural fit for the company and look forward to his leadership in driving the next wave of growth for Weinbrenner," said Dave Gisselman, Weinbrenner's board chairman.
Burns has extensive footwear experience including management positions with Rocky Brands, HH Brown and Novation according to company statement.
"I am thrilled and humbled to lead this great Weinbrenner team," said Burns.
RHINELANDER - You don't stop learning when you retire. Nicolet College in Rhinelander wants people who are retired, semi-retired, or even close to retiring to have fun while learning.
This is the 24th year for The Learning in Retirement program. Many people sign up for the classes. There is one person who will turn 100 in two weeks. She helped to start it all.
"We have members from 50 years old, now to 100 years old," said Nicolet College 50Plus Coordinator Brenda Peltier. "She was just spry and excited and she said, 'I started this along with a couple other people 24 years ago.'"
MERRILL - By the time girls swim season begins, cool fall weather often makes outdoor pools too cold for the sport. At an early season meet in Lincoln County Thursday, athletes got the rare chance to swim under the sky.
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