EAGLE RIVER - Ask any fisherman and they'll tell you, catching a musky takes patience. But when you're in a tournament, you also need a little luck.
There are 74 teams competing in the weekend spring classic on the Eagle River chain. When a musky bites a judge is called over to the boat to help measure it, get a quick picture, and then the fish is released.
Today 24 muskies were caught and 11 of them were 40 inches or longer.
The thrill of the catch, is something people are happy to describe.
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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