‘All the friends are wondering when the parties are going to begin’ after Shawano man wins dive bar

Jim Kasten is the new owner of a dive bar in Shawano. The former dairy industry executive won the backyard bar in last month’s Miller High Life dive …
Jim Kasten of Shawano won the dive bar given away by Miller High Life.

Jim Kasten is the new owner of a dive bar in Shawano.

The former dairy industry executive won the backyard bar in last month’s Miller High Life dive bar giveaway. How’s your 2020?

The bar is actually a glorified shed designed to look like a “dive bar.”

Kasten, 79, was the winner out of more than 100,000 entries in the contest. Of those entries, 20,000 were from Wisconsin.

The bar isn’t really in Kasten’s backyard. Kasten lives on the Wolf River and there’s a slope and woods in his yard so construction was transferred to his daughter’s property near Shawano Lake.

“All the friends are wondering when the parties are going to begin,” Kasten said.

His daughter and granddaughter encouraged him to enter the contest. Kasten agreed.

“I’ve been drinking Miller High Life for a lot of years,” he said. “I remember when they were major sponsors of the Braves.

Kasten watched a crew put the bar up.

“Inside there’s a tap and there’s a popcorn-making cart which is really kind of neat,” he said. The bar also came with a $200 gift card for Miller products and a dartboard.

But is it really a dive bar? It will be.

“There are no dollar bills hanging on the ceiling yet,” Kasten said.

The prize is estimated to be worth about $10,000.

The dive bar is set up by the fire pit at his daughter’s home but he said real use of the bar likely won’t happen until next summer.

Contact Kathy at (414) 224-2974 or kathy.flanigan@jrn.com. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @katflanigan.

That new Paris Hilton song 2020 ordered is arriving this week

Heiress, philanthropist, fragrance mogul, DJ, and occasional popstar, what do all these words have in common? They, along with so many more, could …

Heiress, philanthropist, fragrance mogul, DJ, and occasional popstar, what do all these words have in common? They, along with so many more, could all be used to describe the one and only Paris Hilton.

Selecting the player of popstar, this Friday, Paris will be releasing what’s sure to be another banger, “I Blame You.” Hilton announced the release of the Lodato produced track on social this Tuesday, posting the beyond gorgeous cover art with the caption, “So excited to announce that my new single ‘I Blame You’… comes out this Friday, October 16th.”

The single release will be the legend’s first in 2020. But as we said, Paris is no stranger to the popstar lifestyle, releasing a surplus of singles over the years, and teaming up with some of the music industry’s finest. She joined forces with Lil Wayne for “Good Time,” nabbed Birdman for “High Off My Love.” More recently, she linked with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike for “B.F.A.” otherwise known as “Best Friend’s A**” and in-between managed to drop a couple of solo bangers, like “Come Alive” and “I Need You.”

Additionally donning the philanthropist hat, Paris continued  her post with saying that “ALL proceeds will be going to Breaking Code Silence.” For those unfamiliar, according to their website, BCS is “a network of survivors and advocates [who] raise awareness of the abuses in the Troubled Teen Industry.”

Which as she revealed in her YouTube Documentary, This Is Paris, is something she is all too familiar with. In the film, Paris shared about her experience at Provo Canyon School in Utah, where she says she and her peers suffered physical and emotional abuse.

Besides the singles proceeds going to the cause, Paris also shared about her plans of a peaceful protest at the Utah school on Good Morning America. Saying, “I feel like I’ve done big things in life, but this is the most important and this is going to be my legacy. I’m not going to stop for however long it takes until the abuse in this industry stops.”

Whichever hat Paris chooses to wear, we’re here for it, and can’t wait to hear this new single.

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The unofficial history of the public payphone

Telstra had bought in these pre paid paper cards for pay phones, and it punched holes as you used the value. We worked out that if you put sticky tape …

Cheating the payphone system was a common theme! Meaghan remembers this: “Ring a few times then it would hang up (without a coin) and mum knew that was the code to come and pick us up from the station.”

And Jessica describes the sound perfectly: “Say your name after the beep *BEEP* “Mum-it’s-Jess-come-pick-me-up, haha!”

Linda: “When I was a teen, living in USA, I used to file down a penny till it was equal to a dime, and use them in the payphone, way back then it cost 10 cents for a call.”

Many of you mined them for a profit!

Tracey: “I was a Payphones Area Manager for Telstra in Western Australia…people tried to frequently vandalise the old green metal phones which were like a safe. If they did get in, they only held a maximum of $200 in coin – and that was rare. They even dynamited one without success! The new ones were much easier to break in to – but usage was on the decline. It was a great department with a lot of blokey jokes.”

Mostly they provided connection.

Damien: “I remember being on a school trip to NT (from Pakenham) and placing a reverse charge call home from the big blue chunky payphone at Yulara. Before connecting us the Telecom operator congratulated my dad on raising such a polite and well mannered boy.”

Ryan from Yarraville: “Had to use 1800reverse at a pay phone to call my mum in Bendigo to wake up my fiancee after being locked out of my house at 4.00am (my bucks party in the city). Lucky I was a 90s kid!”

Bryan in South Melbourne has a long overdue apology:

“Raph I look back at this with a bit of shame, but I had moved to Melbourne to go to uni and was a poor student. Telstra had bought in these pre paid paper cards for pay phones, and it punched holes as you used the value. We worked out that if you put sticky tape over the holes, the payphone gave you unlimited calls. I had many a good conversation with Mum on the back of that and would like to apologise to Telstra.”

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Beverly Hills mansion on sale for $23.95m

A survey from Direct Line Home Insurance shows that a third of respondents confess to having used online property listings to “spy” on their friends, …

All of me (house)

Social media’s favourite couple, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, are selling their Beverly Hills mansion before the birth of their third child.

The house is on sale with the US agency Douglas Elliman for $23.95 million. Its kitchen is where Teigen tested recipes for her Cravings cookbooks; the island-integrated gas hob is the star of her Insta Stories.

The model’s 31 million followers are also well acquainted with her walk-in closet and “glam room”, in which she gets dolled up for photoshoots while Legend tinkles away on the lilac piano downstairs.

The 8,520 sq ft contemporary home has mandala-patterned ceilings from Thailand (Teigen’s mother is Thai), a gym, a plush cinema complete with popcorn machine and, de rigueur for any LA