Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
WAUSAU (WAOW)-- More than 400 walkers and runners came out to support area veterans. They took on a 5K course through the streets of Wausau and ended at Bull Falls Brewery. That's where volunteers tapped bock beer and served up brats.
Proceeds benefit the Honor Flight Network, an organization that flies veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials.
An organizer says today's race raised thousands of dollars for the cause. "It costs about $500 per vet to fly them to Washington DC and essentially we covered 4 or 5 vets at this event. We are very appreciative of everybody's efforts," says Mike Thompson.
He says there are about 14,000 veterans in the surrounding counties. Organizers plan to send some of them to Washington DC this April.
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