- Last Monday, 81 veterans boarded the 19th Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Many of the veterans on the flight boarded, thinking their service HAD BEEN forgotten. But they soon realized that wasn't the case. Newswatch 12's Lauren Stephenson was privileged to be able to travel with them. She brings you their stories this week on Newswatch 12 at five.
- A Merrill foster family badly needed a new roof. Find out how the local community rallied to help the family get adequate shelter.
- And see how this year's fishing opener compares to previous years.
We'll have the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
MERRILL - Ryan Ott didn't know his contest would set off a domino effect of giving in his Merrill community. But the end result would demonstrate just what "paying it forward" means to the northcentral Wisconsin city.
It started last year.
"(The roof) was pretty unsightly," remembered Kathy Yahr on Monday, standing outside Trinity Lutheran Preschool in Merrill.
WASHINGTON, DC - Last Monday, 81 local veterans and their guardians boarded a plane to Washington, DC for the 19th Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Many of the veterans on the flight boarded, thinking their service had been forgotten. However, they soon realized that wasn't the case.
A passerby stopped, took off his hat, and stuck out his hand.
"Thank you for your service," he said to a veteran walking by.
MILWAUKEE - The Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him with former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell.
Milwaukee, a major league-worst 7-18, lost 40 of its final 56 games under Roenicke. The skid included a late-season collapse last year after the Brewers led the NL Central for nearly five months, and a 2-13 start this season.
Counsell, a 44-year-old Milwaukee-area native, was given a contract through the 2017 season, the Brewers said Monday.
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