WOODRUFF - An imposing Army tank will now greet people coming into Woodruff on Highway 47.
The National Guard hauled it from southeastern Wisconsin and finished their work in Woodruff on Tuesday.
Veterans believe it's more than just a piece of heavy machinery on display.
They say it serves as a symbol for troops who fought in our country's wars.
"This tank was in a battle. It's something defending our troops. A lot of troops were saved by these tanks, they followed them behind the tanks," said Frank Zagar, the Lakeland VFW Post 7898 Commander.
Bringing the M60A3 tank here was a project years in the making for Woodruff.
"I get chills. It just gives me the chills to see that tank sitting there. It's a dream come true for me. I'm just proud to have it here. I hope everyone is as proud as I am," Zagar said.
The Lakeland VFW helped get the tank to Woodruff from Hartford, Wisconsin.
Once in Woodruff, it took hours and heavy machines to get in place just right.
National Guardsmen were in charge of getting it to Woodruff and getting it placed.
"(Their work was) fantastic. I was amazed they were doing it so good. It's just perfect. I just couldn't believe it. These guys are really good," Zagar said.
M60A3 tanks were used in battle until about a decade ago.
The tank sits next door to the post office in Woodruff.
The VFW hopes families and kids visit to see and touch the tank.
RHINELANDER - The City of Rhinelander and Oneida County will consider borrowing $15 million to help develop a manufacturer in Rhinelander, according to an Oneida County Economic Development Corporation release Tuesday.
The money would help Rhinelander Coated Products start work inside the former Printpack building on Kemp Street.
BOULDER JUNCTION - Pilots find very little room for error when they make a landing. Wings, flaps, and landing gear all need to work properly. Then there's the runway itself, which needs to be flat and smooth.
So, when pilots found ruts and divots torn into the grass runway at Boulder Junction's airport, folks were more than upset, they were worried about safe landings. Airfield president Jeff Long thinks someone used a pickup truck to do the damage. It happened right before the airfield's busiest weekend of the year, the Musky Day fly-in.
"To see somebody disregard that, disrespect that, and then again the safety, where somebody could get hurt that we're inviting up here for summer fun, doesn't make you feel very good," Long said.
KNOWLTON - When you think of Wisconsin, you probably think of the Packers, dairy, and beer. One of the quintessential things that make this state great is its cheese, and you'll find no shortage of that in north central Wisconsin. The largest family-owned cheese factory is right in our own backyard, and it continues to push its limits in the industry
For Bill Mullins, the cheese business is all in the family.
"My other two brothers are in the business," said Bill, Co-Owner of Mullins Cheese. "My brother has four boys in the business full-time. My mom did accounting for us until she was 88."
CRANDON - For some Northwoods families, it can be hard to find the money to pay for their kids' school supplies every year, but a back-to-school program in Forest County is giving children the supplies they need to succeed.
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