EAGLE RIVER - We work more closely with China every day, exchanging jobs, ideas, and products.
So it makes sense that we should also learn about China.
Northland Pines students will get an opportunity to do just that.
Ten students from China are spending a month at the high school and middle school.
Ninth grader Cloris Fu had her doubts after the long flight from China.
"But then I saw this awesome place and I started to think "Whoa, everything is worth it." It's great to be here," she said.
Principal Jim Brewer hopes the program leads to frienships, but it's also about economics.
"For us to learn from each other and grow and adapt with each other is vitally important not only for individual students, but America as well," Brewer said. "China is our largest trading partner and with the amount of people that they have, it's very important that we connect with them."
Two students from Northland Pines will visit Beijing in March.
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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