EAGLE RIVER - Finding an old keepsake can be a nice surprise.
But uncovering an entire box of history is an even bigger find.
Maintenance staff Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital has been taking down parts of the old hospital wing for weeks.
In the process, they found a forgotten time capsule dating to the original construction of the hospital in 1960.
"A lot of people had forgotten about it. There's a few people that thought something was there, either in the cornerstone itself or somewhere around the building. But it was a surprise to find it," said Laura Magstadt, the Director of Nursing and Operations.
The Eagle River community pushed hard to get their own hospital in the late 1950's.
Many of the items in the time capsule are reminders of the work people did and money they raised to make it happen.
Shirley Spiess was one of the original members of the Hospital Auxiliary.
"It really brought back a lot of memories and things that had kind of left my mind. But now, they came back and made me happy that I was a part of it," she said.
Even one of the original doctors from the hospital was on hand to see the time capsule's opening.
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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