MERRILL - A Northwoods library is offering a heirloom seed program for the first time this spring.
The combination of that and a consistent warm up will finally give gardeners the chance to start planting.
The T.B. Scott Library in Merrill is offering the seed program. You can pick up a seed kit with seeds and planting tips for free.
Richie Zaborowske, T.B. Scott Library Reference & Information Service, says you'll just need to return seeds from the fruits and vegetables once they grow.
"You can keep planting every year," Zaborowske said. "Every fall you can spit out the seeds and save them, then the next spring you can replant them and just keep going. So we are sort of growing a library within that like a custom library to Merrill."
This is the library's first year offering the program. Zaborowske says the program will help bring people in the community together.
"They're excited about something different," Zaborowske said. "It's not books, it's not movies, it's something totally new so we're getting gardeners and green thumbs who typically don't come to the library."
The library plans on holding a festival for the planters in October. You can contact the TB Scott Library if you'd like more information.
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.
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.
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