EAGLE RIVER - It was a special holiday night of racing at Eagle River Speedway on Thursday.
Hundreds of fans honoring America showing respect during the National Anthem before the races.
Wissota Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and Junior Sprints among the racing classes, but the Badger Modified tour was featured class.
In the first heat, Craig Priewe (Pray-we) of Beaver Dam would get the victory.
A great fireworks show was held after the races.
Tonight's races is also a stop for the Kim Parsons Memorial Trophy Tour.
Kim, who was from Antigo, died in a freak accident 5 years ago. She was an organ donor. Her father Steve is stopping at 27 different tracks throughout Wisconsin. The long time area rack announcer presents awards to the feature winners.
It's to help promote organ and tissue donation.
Tomahawk Speedway will have racing and fireworks on Friday. Also this weekend in Crandon is the Super Truck Challenge.
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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