RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander girls basketball team is looking for a new head coach for the second year in a row. Mark Jacobson has turned in his resignation.
Jacobson went (5-18) in his only year as head coach. The Hodags struggled at the beginning of the year losing 15 of their first 16 games. But they finished the season on a strong note, even winning a playoff game.
Jacobson took over after Anita Mattek resigned in June 2012. Mattek had coached the Hodags for three seasons. Mark plans to continue to help the girls program, but in a lesser capacity. Rhinelander Athletic Director Charlie LaHam is grateful for the time Jacobson's efforts.
CAMBRIA - Didion Milling Company in Cambria received 19 safety citations for its explosion in May. The fatal plant explosion killed five workers and injured 12 others. Didion plans on challenging some of the citations. The Occupational Safety and Heath Administration issued the citations for safety violations and proposed a $1.8 million dollar fine. The company's appeal could take up to a year.
MANITOWISH WATERS - After Terry Theisen got her middle school math class started with some computer coding, she needed to admit something about her level of programming expertise.
"None, absolutely none," Theisen said with a smile.
The North Lakeland School teacher did some basic coding when she was young, telling her students she used actual punch cards. Friday, was very different. Theisen's entire class learned on the go as they clicked and clacked on laptops as part of a worldwide event from their Manitowish Waters school.
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