NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — The next White House Christmas tree will come from Wisconsin.

Tom and Sue Schroeder of Neenah are co-owners of Schroeder’s Forevergreens. Last month they were named grand champion Christmas tree growers at a convention of fellow growers.

That means the Schroeders will have the honor of presenting First Lady Michelle Obama with the official White House Christmas tree in late November.

The tree that won the championship title was an 8-foot-tall Balsam fir grown in Marquette County. A report in The Post-Crescent of Appleton says that tree has already been recycled.

But the Obamas will get one that’s more than twice as tall. White House officials are expected to visit the couple’s 160 acres of trees throughout Marquette and Waushara counties to pick an 18 1/2-foot evergreen.

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Comments (3)
  1. ang says:

    It’s a Christmas Tree not an xmas tree. I’m pretty sure that if you have a tree at Christmas time in your house that you celebrate Christmas so no need to call it xmas.

  2. Murph says:

    One more storm like the one in July,plus a two and a half month wait for any help from a tea party /gop governor and there will be no trees left in Wisconsin.Worse yet,if you elect the Texas governor who let 1/3 of Texas burn by laying of 75% of fire fighters { in a drought}! Well,you might as well KISS THE WHOLE COUNTRY GOOD BYE ! Walker and Perry have been disasterous to their respective states of this now fractured nation!

  3. to says:

    Healthcare bill

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    What Nancy Pelosi didn’t want us to know until after the healthcare bill was
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    Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number


    Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX – highlighted the most egregiouspages of HB3200

    Please read this…….. especially the reference to pages 58 & 59

    JUDGE KITHIL wrote:

    ** Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S.
    residents, even if they are here illegally.

    ** Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s
    bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from
    those accounts.

    ** Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all
    union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the
    Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now- ACORN).

    ** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated
    as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)

    ** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty,
    and the government will set all doctors’ fees.

    ** Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the
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    ** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning
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    – Honorable David Kithil of Marble Falls, Texas
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