ONEIDA COUNTY - The Oneida County Highway Department spent most of the morning preparing for the winter weather parts of the state are expecting to see.
Highway Commissioner Bruce Stefonek to get an update as to what the highway department has been doing to prepare.
Stefonek said snow plow drivers have been ready to get out on the roads since about 7 a.m. He's expecting the drivers to have longer days because of the work that's to come. Stefonek wants people out on the roads to be careful and give themselves enough time while out on the roads.
"We have sometimes people passing on the right. They catch our wings. That's never good for anybody so please be aware," said Stefonek.
Stefonek said this winter season they've had two incidents in one day where cars have hit trucks.
On the DOT website, it says plows typically go 25 to 35 miles per hour when plowing. State law requires people to leave 200 feet between their car and a snowplow when it's in use.
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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