LAC DU FLAMBEAU - Picking football game winners this season helped out a local Salvation Army branch.
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino and the Lakeland Times gave $500 each to the Lac du Flambeau Salvation Army.
Lake of the Torches Marketing Director Leana Schlecht won the paper's football prediction board.
The board had 10 participating members who donated $50 each.
The winner got to choose which charity gets the $500 prize money.
Lake of the Torches then matched the prize amount.
"It's a long season, putting in, making sure you get your picks in each week. After Aaron Rogers got hurt it got even harder," Schlecht said. "As the season went on, I had a couple really good weeks and I got ahead. I still finished the season on top and was happy to help out a local charity."
The money will help provide for emergency shelter and basic needs for people in and around Lac du Flambeau.
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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