MERRILL - Merrill's dogs want a place to stretch their legs.
But until now, there hasn't been a dog park near the city.
That's about to change due to some extra money from the city.
"It's something that quite a few community members have taken interest in, and have wanted to see in our community for quite a few years. It wasn't until recently that the idea has gained some traction," says Dan Wendorf, the Merrill Park and Recreation Director.
The Park and Recreation Department was given $12,500 in the city budget to build the dog park.
The site could be the Merrill Area Recreation Complex on Merrill's far west side.
Some others of the city's many parks are under consideration as well.
Most of the money will first go to fencing.
Then, dog agility equipment will be added once more money comes in.
The department hopes to open the park in late summer.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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