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 - 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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