EAGLE RIVER - We live in one of the best places in the country for fishing. This weekend hundreds of musky fishermen tried their luck in Eagle River.
94 teams took part in the Pro Musky Tournament Trail. They fished on 10 lakes on the Eagle River chain and had lots of success. A total of 59 muskies were caught and released over the 2 days and the biggest one was 47 and a quarter inch! Of course, when I was out there today I didn't see any, but the tournament director told me why this is such a great place for Musky.
Also, the big winners today were local! Jared Adamovich and Jeremy Barber of Eagle River were the only team to boat 4 muskies and took first place.
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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