RHINELANDER - Rhinelander may be a small town, but its mock trial team can argue with the biggest and best.
The team competed in nationals last week.
They flew to Indianapolis for the competition.
Amber Sheth has also been in plays and went to conference for tennis this year, but this trip was a whole new level of performance.
"Nationals was one of the most amazing competitions I've ever participated in," she said. "Aside from being able to meet different people from all over the U.S., and the world, it was just really fun performing. I felt that as a team, we had our best performance at nationals."
Amber and her teammate Lydia O'Brien are the only juniors on the team.
Their five other teammates are seniors.
That means they're almost starting from scratch next year, but Lydia isn't worried.
"We saw how good we were on a national level, so that was really cool," she said. "I would love to go back to nationals next year. I think the team can do it, but we have to work hard. We need to be a team."
The team placed 24th out of 48 teams from across the country.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Senate has unanimously approved an $80 million juvenile justice overhaul plan that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills prison by 2021 and replace it with smaller regional facilities.
The Senate voted without any debate Tuesday to pass the plan, which largely mirrors what the Assembly unanimously approved last month.
RHINELANDER - Looking back on his 28 years as airport director, Joe Brauer says he has a lot to be proud of.
"When we got the disabled passenger lift, the non-motorized one, we were very, very proud of that," said Brauer, who's worked as the airport director for 28 years. He's also been in the airline business for 20 years.
Now, the longtime Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport director will be passing things off to a familiar face.
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