PRICE COUNTY - For the first time in more than three decades the Price County Circuit Court welcomed a new judge to take the bench Friday. Family, friends and judges from all over northern Wisconsin attended the investiture ceremony for Judge Kevin Klein.
Klein grew up in Price County and practiced law for more than 36 years. Klein had his own law practice and was the local bar President for Price County before becoming a judge. "When you start out and you're young and eager to practice law, you're not thinking about many years later taking the bench. But in retrospect you can see how call those years fit together," said Klein.
Attorney Paul Swanson went to law school with Klein at UW Madison. Swanson said Klein's broad experience with criminal law, family law and more makes him a perfect fit for the position.
"Kevin is one of those rare individuals that has the skill set and experience to be circuit court judge," said Swanson. Price County has just one judge. Klein said he's honored to fill the role previously held by retired Judge Douglas Fox.
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.
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.
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