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.
EAGLE RIVER - Some schools give out movie tickets, pizza parties, or ice cream coupons for students with good grades and good behavior. We do things a little differently here in the Northwoods.
Twenty-two students from Northland Pines Middle School will enjoy a half-day of fishing with a local guide as a reward for their success in school. The "Guides for Grades" program rewarded students on Monday for setting a good example in the classroom.
Supporters of a second softball field at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander will need to wait for any decision on if those plans can move forward.
The Parks, Buildings and Grounds Committee decided Monday night to hold a public hearing in front of the full city council before deciding on whether it wants to accept the park plans.
The Rhinelander softball program hopes to build a second softball field at Pioneer Park just south of its existing field. The program would use about $50,000 from donations and fundraisers to build the new field. Softball coach D.J. DeMeyer tells Newswatch 12 the second field would allow the city to host upwards of 70 games a year, including RHS softball games, tournaments, and city recreation leagues.
But the new field would require cutting down nearly 10 trees and take up space routinely used by the fair and farmers' market. City Administrator Kristina Aschenbrenner says she's heard from plenty of people worried about space issues.
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