Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

ER Derby Track hosts Military RideSubmitted: 01/20/2014
Story By Marisa Silvas


EAGLE RIVER - More than 60 military members and their families set out for an adventure in the snow.

It's the fifth year the Derby Track has honored the troops by giving them a unique experience.

"Being a military person myself, we decided to do something for the military," Eagle River Derby Track marketing director Richard Decker explains. "These guys do so much for all of us."

Everything was provided, including warm clothing and the sleds.
The troops were also given tickets to Sunday's World Championship and were put up at the Derby Inn Hotel.


Among the honored riders were Taylor and Noorie York from Madison.

"Shortly after we got married, my husband was deployed to Iraq," Noorie said. "We moved to a new town. I didn't know anybody. Being able to do something with other military families is really fun."

After the trail ride, the drivers got a thrill of a lifetime. By taking a few laps around the derby track.


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

Play Video

ARBOR VITAE - People who suffer from memory loss often don't want to talk about what they're going through. But volunteers hope a new program in the Northwoods will help people reach out and get help.

The Lakeland Memory Cafe opened for the first time Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church in Arbor Vitae.

+ Read More

Play Video

MERRILL - The T.B. Scott Free Library first opened its doors back in the 1800s. Light bulbs had been invented just 10 years prior.

Now, another technological advance will help the Merrill library go solar in the next few months.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - County jails in Wisconsin need more corrections officers. Nicolet College will start a new program to train people who want those jobs. Nicolet will hold an open house early next week to inform prospective students about the training necessary to work in corrections.

+ Read More

ONEIDA COUNTY - The Northwoods Transit Connections gave more than 2,000 rides to people last month. 

That's a big jump for the Oneida and Vilas county bus service.

The bus service has gone from two buses to five to try and keep up with demand.

Transit manager Jim Altenburg asks for patience.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - A Northwoods teacher is being recognized for connecting her students with the world. 

Linda Goldsworthy, a social studies teacher at Rhinelander High School, won the second annual Global Educator of the Year Award. 

She is the only teacher in the state to win the award.

+ Read More

VILAS COUNTY - Update:

We now the names of the people involved in a deadly crash that happened in Boulder Junction on Tuesday.

The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 51 and County Highway H just after 3:30 p.m.

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - Northwoods emergency workers should find some small comforts of home when they're out fighting fires or running search-and-rescue operations for hours at a time.

The area's Salvation Army Emergency Radio Network--or SATERN--now has a mobile canteen trailer. The trailer can carry food, beverages, and radio equipment.  Mississippi-based sports drink company Sqwincher had the trailer sitting around and donated it to the Salvation Army.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here