RHINELANDER - A huge American flag flying over Rhinelander fills most of us with pride.
Last year, city leaders tried to put a flag up on the AT&T tower in downtown Rhinelander.
But it was too big.
AT&T is hoping this 15x25 foot flag will be a better fit.
Today was the third attempt to get a flag to fly on the downtown cell tower.
"Hopefully it will work and be successful," Blaine Oborn said. "I think it is going to be a great addition to the community because it really brings out that patriotic-ness and celebrates those who served in the military, and it makes recognition of our county."
The flag flew for about 15 minutes, then caught on itself and tangled.
But Rhinelander Mayor Dick Johns is still optimistic.
"I would have liked to have it up earlier, but it is beautiful today, Johns said. "I'm glad its here and I hope our problems are over with it."
The city plans on flying the flag all summer.
They'll likely take it down for the winter because the weather conditions make it difficult to maintain.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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