MINOCQUA - Cold water didn't stop swimmers from diving in to the 2nd annual Minocqua Island Swim Challenge.
ęCheck out the familiar face. Former sports director Matt Thompson was on hand representing Ministry Health Care.
80 people braved the elements for a good cause. The race was an open water, one-mile, course from Torpy Park.
The money raised today will go to the Oneida County Dive Team who assist people in water related emergencies. The team is made up of 13 divers who keep our residents and visitors safe every year and they're proud to have such a unique event.
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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