MINOCQUA - In track and field Thursday night, Lakeland was hosting the 15th annual T-Bird Invite. Rhinelander, Chequamegon, and Phillips among the teams taking part.
Chequamegon would win both the boys and girls team titles. Lakeland finished second, while Rhinelander was third.
Rhinelander's Nick Wright leaped 40' 0" to win the boys triple jump. It was also a person best for Wright. He also won the Pole Vault.
Lakeland's Delaney FitzPatrick broke the meet record she set last year in the girls 1000 meter run. FitzPatrick shaved nearly 3 seconds off the record, finishing in 3 minutes, 11.92 seconds. She also set the school record in the mile, with a time of 5 minutes, 38.45 seconds.
Chequamegon's Cade Strehlow won the boys 600, 1000, and was a member of the 3200 meter relay team.
RHINELANDER - A snow storm caught Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander off guard last weekend and collapsed a greenhouse. Now that spring weather is here, Hanson's is ready to move forward by making some adjustments. "We got by for 25 years doing what we were doing," said Hanson's Garden Village Co-owner Brent Hanson. Last weekend's spring snow storm set back Hanson's. "We thought we were ahead of schedule having that greenhouse nice and filled," said Hanson's Manager Beth Hanson.
"One bad storm and there you go. Things happen," said Brent. The storm collapsed a greenhouse holding thousands of plants. "For years we've gotten by with these lighter cheaper green houses," said Brent. "We'll be down a greenhouse for a little bit here," said Beth. Now Hanson's will only use sturdier and solid greenhouses so that collapses don't become a pattern.
RHINELANDER - Oneida County needs more foster care homes. Right now, there are nine licensed foster homes in the area, most of which are full according to the county's social services department.
Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Nelson says that in Oneida County there are 24 children currently living in foster homes. The department participated in a statewide foster care recruitment project last fall, and discovered just how great the need is.
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