BC-WI--Wisconsin Weekend Exchange Digest, WI
Here are the Wisconsin AP Member Exchange Features for Aug. 11-13:
EXCHANGE-COMIC BOOK COLLECTOR
KENOSHA, Wis. — A Wisconsin man has more than 200,000 comics in his collection. Steven Kahn owns Inner Child Comics and Collectibles. What began as a passion for collecting soap when he was five years old has turned into a passion for comic books. But Kahn is more than just a collector who buys and sells comics, toys and other paraphernalia in his shop. He is a lover of the art, the craftsmanship and the joy that the comics and other items bring. By David Walter, Kenosha News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 956 words, photos.
EXCHANGE-BIKE RIDES FOR DISABLED
JANESVILLE, Wis. —A new Wisconsin program is offering bike rides to the elderly or disabled. Michelle Bachaus of the Wisconsin Bike Fed has been traveling the state and teaching communities about trishaws and how they can bring the joys of bicycle riding to those who cannot pedal anymore. Six members of the Janesville Velo Club recently learned how to pilot a trishaw, a cycling device that gives the elderly and disabled a chance to see the sights and feel the breeze of a bike ride again. By Jonah Beleckis, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 585 words, photos.
EXCHANGE-REBUILDING FROM FLOOD
SAXON HARBOR, Wis. — Reconstruction of a Wisconsin harbor that was destroyed by a flood continues. Dozens of boats in Saxon Harbor were destroyed or damaged when flood waters and debris swamped the harbor in 2016. Saxon Harbor is being made whole, but it is taking time and has altered the norms at this secluded outpost in northeastern Iron County, just a mile from the Michigan border. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1348 words, photos.
EXCHANGE-HMONG AGENCY LEADER
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — A leader in the Wisconsin Hmong community is emphasizing cultural understanding. Vincent Xiong is the new executive director of the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association. Xiong says he views education as a powerful tool for understanding. In the long run, he’d like to see the association hire an in-house counselor for Hmong community members who can’t speak English, add a human resources department and turn the agency into an educational culture center. By Lauren French, The Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1120 words, photos.
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