RHINELANDER - The long winter took its toll on baseball players. They didn't have the chance to hit the field till late in the season- but now that summer's here, they have more time to brush up on their skills.
The first ever Hodag Hitting Camp is taking place this week. Boys from 9 through 15 years old are working on their hitting and bunting.
Rhinelander High School varsity coach Joe Waksmonski is running the clinic. His focus is breaking down the steps of your swing and also the mental approach you should take at the plate.
The players are learning a variety of drills. Coach says it's all about working on the little things.
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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