Subscribe | E-Editions | River News 75Ę | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Ė Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Flanders Realty Group

home : news : county/state news
November 15, 2019

Jamie Taylor/river news

Dave Havel, far left, of Habitat for Humanity Northwoods Wisconsin, poses with Trent Huber, Maria Craig, Kelly Craig and Ethel Craig, the new owners of a home on Phillip Street built through the Habitat for Humanity program. At the far right is family liaison Jule Henry.
Jamie Taylor/river news

Dave Havel, far left, of Habitat for Humanity Northwoods Wisconsin, poses with Trent Huber, Maria Craig, Kelly Craig and Ethel Craig, the new owners of a home on Phillip Street built through the Habitat for Humanity program. At the far right is family liaison Jule Henry.
Photo courtesy of Jule Henry

Pictured above is the full statement Kelly Craig read Monday explaining what being chosen to receive the latest Habitat for Humanity house will mean for her family.
Photo courtesy of Jule Henry

Pictured above is the full statement Kelly Craig read Monday explaining what being chosen to receive the latest Habitat for Humanity house will mean for her family.
11/7/2019 7:30:00 AM
Habitat for Humanity Northwoods presents 21st home

Jamie Taylor
River News Reporter


Following a short ceremony late Monday afternoon, Habitat for Humanity Northwoods presented its 21st finished home to the family who will be living in it.

A legal document signing on Tuesday afternoon was the last formality preventing Kelly Craig and her children Maria Craig and Trent Huber from moving into the home on Phillip Street, according to Dave Havel, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Northwoods Wisconsin.

The house was built with the assistance of the Rhinelander High School building trades class.

"It (the house) started with the building trades class in September, when school started last year, and they worked on the house all year long," Havel said. "At the end of the school year, it was basically transported to the site."

The summer saw painting and other work which the family participated in as part of the "sweat equity" that Habitat requires, Havel said.

"I put in some," Kelly Craig said. "But my son, Trent, did it all, 250 hours."

Grandmother Ethel Craig said she also put in many hours of sweat equity."

An emotional Kelly Craig said being selected to receive the house is very meaningful.

"It means many things, stability, a safe place for my children," she said.

To help get through the ceremony, she wrote a statement that, in part, used the letters in humanity to express what the house means to her family.

H - Having stability and security for my family.

U - Unity, a place to live with our family, our pets and enjoy with friends.

M - Making memories.

A - Assurance from unsuitable living conditions.

N - New beginning.

I - It gives predictability in an uncertain world.

T - Togetherness, a base for everything, faith, hope, family, school, fellowship, even future struggles and conquests.

Y - You will have a safe haven and comfort zone.

The entire statement is reproduced at left.

"She read this and I think it is quite beautiful," said family friend Jule Henry who served as a liaison between the family and Habitat for Humanity.

Havel said the Northwoods Habitat for Humanity organization serves both Oneida and Vilas counties.

"So we build homes throughout the Northwoods," he said.

While the RHS building trades class has played a big part in the construction of the past few houses, Havel said their involvement will likely end with the Craig's house.

"Their schedule has changed and I think their participation has dropped," he said. "So our next one will be back to our usual volunteer effort where we have our lead contractor and we'll look for volunteers to help build the next one."

He said the organization has no site in mind for the next project.

"We're also considering buying an existing home that needs repair and renovate (it) for the next one," Havel said. "We're looking at all those options right now."

Jamie Taylor may be reached via email at jamie@rivernews online.com.





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search
search sponsored by



Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE


Today's Circulars
Print-N-Save Coupons
Order photo reprints

Classifieds
Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Twitter
Relay for Life

Reader Poll

Do you agree with the School District of Rhinelanderís decision to dismiss football coach Chris Ferge?

Please select one:
Yes
No
I have no opinion.

View Results
Reader Poll

Which of the following best describes your reaction to the Republicans move to curtail the power of Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul?

Please select one:
I have no issue with it. Itís a normal part of todayís politics.
Itís unconscionable, but Iím confidant the courts will overturn the bills.
Iím OK with it as long as both parties are allowed to do it.
I have no opinion on this question.

View Results
Reader Poll

Which City of Rhinelander elected officials should be recalled?

Please select one:
All of them. The mayor and the entire Common Council.
I would recall the council but keep the mayor.
I would recall the mayor but keep the council.
Everyone but alderman Emmer, as he was just appointed.
Frederickson, Sauer, Holt, Rossing and Larson.
Rog, Kirby and Kelly.

View Results
Reader Poll

Do you support so-called red flag bills which would allow judges to seize people's firearms for up to a year if they pose a threat to themselves or others?

Please select one:
Yes
No
I donít know enough about red flag bills to offer an opinion.
I have no opinion on this question.

View Results
Reader Poll

In light of the city's recent update on well testing, which of the following best describes your thoughts regarding use/consumption of city water?

Please select one:
I feel completely confident in allowing my family to consume the water.
The latest results are somewhat reassuring but I still have concerns.
I remain very concerned about the safety of the city's water.
I'm still not sure what to think about the water.
I have no opinion on this question.

View Results









Life
Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions


The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2019 1up!

Software © 1998-2019 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved