RHINELANDER - Some life lessons are harder to teach your kids than others, but one group of boys learned about sportsmanship Saturday.
Cub Scout Pack 660 competed against each other in a Pinewood Derby race.
The boys designed their cars with the help of their parents.
They compete for the fastest car and peoples choice for best looking car.
Even though Shaun Timm won twice, he knows that winning isn't everything.
"Me and my dad said, 'It doesn't matter as long as you like your car. It's the way you want your car to be.'" said Timm.
"If it doesn't win, so what? You don't have to win everything. Sometimes it's ok to lose."
The most important thing is for the boys to have fun.
Cub Scout Master, Paul Gatewood, says that's what Pack leaders strive for.
"That's the big life lesson that they have to learn," Gatewood said.
"I know in our last race we just had two brothers going against each other. It was so nice to see one them congratulate the other one immediately. He was like 'Hey you won! Alright.' And that's neat to see."
Next Saturday they'll have a district race at the Riverwalk Mall.
Everybody in the Crystal Lake district will be able to race their cars.
MERRILL - Trinity Lutheran School in Merrill doesn't have room for any more kindergarten students next year.
Its class is already full, partly because some families can send their kids to Trinity for free.
For the third straight year, Trinity will participate in Wisconsin's private school choice program.
This year, the state pays tuition for about 30 of Trinity's 120 total students.
"Parents like the Christian base, obviously. That's the main reason people send [their kids] here," said School Administrator Kathy Yahr. "They're keeping them here more now because of the opportunities that we offer."
WAUSAU - Police arrested a Florence County man in connection to a Wausau homicide case this week. Online court records show Lee Franck, 56 doesn't face homicide charges, but instead domestic abuse counts.
According to the Wausau Pilot and Review paper, the criminal complaint shows Franck got into an argument with Lyle Leith a few days before the 77-year-old was found dead at his Wausau home on Kickbusch Street.
NORTHWOODS - Lakes and nature bring people from all over the country to the Northwoods during the summer. Those same attractions get some people to stay here. Home sales and home prices in the Northwoods went up in 2017.
The Wisconsin Realtors Association reports about 1,300 more homes sold last year than in 2016 in Wisconsin. A local broker saw the increase firsthand.
"The markets that are going crazy right now are premium homes. The Minocqua chain is red hot, the Eagle River chain is pretty hot the Three Lakes chain is pretty hot and there are some chains of lakes that are less hot," said Coldwell Banker broker Jim Mulleady.
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