Thanks to a grant from the Home Depot, a group of Northwoods veterans got to move into their new home a whole year early.
American Legion Post 94 out of Crandon hasn't had a place to call home for 40 years.
The group bought a crumbling building on West Madison Avenue at the end of 2011.
They thought it would take until next year to finish.
But an $8,000 grant from Home Depot moved the project along faster.
First vice commander Trent Dufour says it's been something of a labor of love.
"This is going to give us a nice place to come," Dufour said. "Since we've been working on this, basically just the last two winters, we've probably drank 30 gallons of coffee, guys come in here just to see what's going on."
Ten volunteers from the Rhinelander Home Depot are helping finish the building.
They regularly donate and help out with projects that benefit veterans.
"It's all volunteers, we're all working off the clock," says assistant manager Jennifer Schmidt. "It means more to us because we are volunteering and we are helping out the community, so it's actually fun and rewarding at the same time."
Dufour says they'll start meeting in the new building in about two weeks.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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