ST. GERMAIN - The Milky Way Coffee Company has a full service espresso bar just like any coffee house.
The only difference?
They're doing all of this from a food truck.
"This is pretty unusual to have a full coffee house in a mobile unit," said co-owner Barb Guerra.
Sisters Barb and Deb take the Milky Way Coffee Company trailer to different events in the Northwoods.
They're at the St. Germain Flee Market on Mondays. The other vendors love coming to get coffee and food.
All of the drinks follow a galactic theme.
"We do shooting star which is a white chocolate and raspberry, we do Haley's comet which is white chocolate and cinnamon," said Guerra.
The most popular drink the Milky Way Latte, which is a mocha with hazelnut, whipped cream, and hazelnut. The idea for the company's name was based off of a cartoon.
"It's the three little kittens who lost their mittens. They went to the milky way and the milky way was full of cheese and milk and cream and butter, and I was thinking what a great name for a coffee place," said Guerra.
They're even getting in on the eclipse buzz.
"Something right now called the solar eclipse and its white chocolate and dark chocolate," said Guerra.
If you see their truck driving down Highway 51, know that you can follow the stars to the perfect cup of coffee.
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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