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.
MINOCQUA - Police officers often meet people on their worst days: after a death, crime, or other bad situations. The Minocqua Police Department hopes some unpaid additions to their staff can help victims, families, and officers cope with those situations a little better.
The department is looking to add a team of clergy members to form a chaplain program. The chaplains would be on call and show up to scenes when needed. Chief David Jaeger had been considering the idea for a while when he heard about police in Oneida County using the same program.
RHINELANDER - For better or worse, drivers in Rhinelander will get an extra week to use the Davenport Street bridge. The city's contractor for its downtown reconstruction project delayed closing the bridge for repairs to May 8th.
Crews first planned to close the bridge in mid-April, then pushed that back to May 1 due to weather. Now, weather has further delaying the month-long repairs to the concrete decking.
This is part of a larger project to finish up the downtown reconstruction, which began in March 2016. The city reconstructed 21 blocks, replacing underground utilities and modernizing the downtown area.
ANTIGO - Pushups, wall sits, and sit ups may sound like a tough workout for most of us. But dozens of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County did that and more as part of a national fitness competition Friday afternoon.
Boys and Girls Clubs from around the country are teaming up to help kids become more active with the Nestlé's National Fitness Competition.
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