Photo by Cooper Henckel
Rhinelander locals launch community-focused magazine
Story By Cooper Henckel
Local News Published 01/21/2021 5:01PM, Last Updated 01/22/2021 2:11AM
Rhinelander - Many cities, from mega metropolises to small tourist towns, publish their own magazine.
When a group of proud Rhinelandarians realized their hometown was without, they got to work.
"So there's a lot of anticipation." says publisher Jaclene Tetzlaff. "It's been very well received so far and people are really enjoying it."
The New North Magazine is the first of its kind in Rhinelander. The publication officially launched Thursday, with physical copies distributed across the Northwoods that morning.
"Already this morning I've gotten a dozen private messages saying, "Hey! We want a copy of this, where can we get it?"" says feature writer and historian, Kerry Bloedorn.
"It's at all the sponsors that have supported the magazine and it's also gonna be at some of the gas stations, motels, bars and restaurants in the area," says Tetzlaff.
The content is Rhinelander focused.
"The ski trails, it's got recipes , it's got poems, it's got short stories, everything in Rhinelander and the surrounding areas," says graphic designer Tom Barnett.
The only thing you won't find in The New North?
"We have negative stuff going on in our world all the time, but with this magazine, you're not gonna find anything of that in here," says Barnett.
They plan to bring in more contributors and content as they expand, offering the community a chance to come together
"There's a lot of creative people in the area and it's awesome to build something that brings the community together and is more positive focused." says lead designer Andrew Egan. "There's a lot. Ya know, the world is crazy but this is nice."
Publisher Jaclene Tetzlaff says: there's powerhouse talent printed on the pages.
"We formed a group of esteemed individuals: artists, photographers, writers, most of which are around me right now, and we put this together!" says Tetzlaff.
The New North Magazine is free and currently available at the following area businesses:
Backwaters Bar & Grill
Danner's Shoe Store
Dahlquist Heating & Cooling
Diane's Frame Shoppe
Mel's Trading Post
Metro Screenprinting and Embroidery
Northwoods Auto Techs
Pawz & Clawz
Sherwin Williams Paints
Todd Johnson, Real Estate Broker
Trappers Fireplace Gallery
You can reach out to their Facebook page for more information, to contribute, or purchase advertising in the magazine's upcoming issues.