SWITZERLAND - Tomahawk native Alyssa Lampe may have only one more chance to compete in the Olympics.
Lampe was an alternate in last year's women's Olympic Wrestling team.
She's training hard to try again in 2016. But some bad news for her sport's future.
The International Olympic Committee voted Tuesday to eliminate Wrestling as one of the game's "core sports" in 2020.
The vote was held after reviewing a report by the IOC. The report analyzed 39 criteria. It included television ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping policy and global participation and popularity.
Officially it's considered a recommendation. Now, the I-O-C will put wrestling up against the seven other sports being considered to be added to the games. They are karate, squash, roller sports, wakeboarding, sport climbing, the chinese martial art of wushu, and baseball and softball in a joint bid.
Their are two votes which Wrestling needs to survive in order to be in the 2020 games.
Lampe is traveling to the Ukraine for a tournament this weekend. She was not available for comment.
Stevens Point native Ben Provisor competed at the London games last year.
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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