A gift from an Illinois gunsmithing family will make a difference in the Pine Technical and Community College Gunsmithing and Firearms Technology program for years to come.
Chad Splittstoesse, left, receives a $40,000 small-business loan from Ken Pearson, right, of Northwest Regional Planning Commission in Spooner to start up his dream, Rockcrusher Outdoors. Splittstoesse said he is grateful for the advice and help. He describes the NRPC loan as one of the easiest he has ever dealt with. - Photo submitted