EAGLE RIVER - Finding an old keepsake can be a nice surprise.
But uncovering an entire box of history is an even bigger find.
Maintenance staff Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital has been taking down parts of the old hospital wing for weeks.
In the process, they found a forgotten time capsule dating to the original construction of the hospital in 1960.
"A lot of people had forgotten about it. There's a few people that thought something was there, either in the cornerstone itself or somewhere around the building. But it was a surprise to find it," said Laura Magstadt, the Director of Nursing and Operations.
The Eagle River community pushed hard to get their own hospital in the late 1950's.
Many of the items in the time capsule are reminders of the work people did and money they raised to make it happen.
Shirley Spiess was one of the original members of the Hospital Auxiliary.
"It really brought back a lot of memories and things that had kind of left my mind. But now, they came back and made me happy that I was a part of it," she said.
Even one of the original doctors from the hospital was on hand to see the time capsule's opening.
RHINELANDER - Thursday Rhinelander turned into the city of lights. The Light of the Northwoods kicked off its drive-through light show at Hodag Park today. "We never got to do anything like this when I was a kid," said volunteer Corey Passmore. However, Passmore's son will get the chance to experience a Christmas in a way his father was never able to. "As far as I can think back we've never had anything like this in Rhinelander," said Passmore. Months of preparation, hundreds of hours setting up, and more than a dozen creative minds helped create magic in Rhinelander. "Symbolizes an opportunity for community to come together," said YMCA of the Northwoods CEO Ryan Zietlow.
RHINELANDER - It costs nearly $240,000 to run Rhinelander's homeless shelter every year.
Frederick Place got an extra boost this month to help cover those costs with two grants totaling $8,000.
"With our just shy of $240,000 annual operating budget, we typically only get $40,000 from the state and federal government. So we are raising that $200,000 every single year," said NATH Executive Director Tammy Modic.
RHINELANDER - The initial emergency call -- someone screaming for help on a lake near Rhinelander Thursday afternoon -- sounded bad, but it appears it was a false alarm.
Search and rescue crews called in Newbold's air boat to search Lake Thompson around 1:45 p.m.
Pelican Deputy Fire Chief Norman Peterson said first responders first searched the west bay shoreline on foot. They then used the air boat to sweep the entire lake, but didn't find anyone, any tracks, or any places someone might have gone through the ice.
IRMA - Until Thursday, we never got an inside look at Lincoln Hills School and Youth Prison. We have heard from Lincoln Hills line staff and the Department of Corrections, but never were able to see the facility.
Thursday the DOC held a guided media tour of the school and living units. Newswatch12's Rose McBride has been following the stories that come out of Lincoln Hills for months now, and she went on that media tour.
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