TOMAHAWK - On Tuesday, Tomahawk hosted a Division 2 Boys Golf Regional at Inshalla Country Club. The Top four teams and top four individuals advance to next week's sectional in Barron.
Hayward won the team title. Lakeland was second. Tomahawk and Northland Pines were tied for fourth. However, Tomahawk won the tie breaker and moved on.
Jacob Stephan of Northland Pines, and Medford's Jon Phillips were individual qualifiers.
In Division 1, Stevens Point won the Wausau West regional team title. Marshfield was second, Wausau West Third, and D.C. Everest was fourth. All four teams advance to next week's sectional in Stevens Point.
Individual qualifiers include Merril's Max Barnaczyk and Mike Pagel, Tony LeBrun of Antigo and Collin Sturm of Wausau East.
In Division 3, Crandon was second in their regional at Niagara. Derek Thorn of Three Lakes, Wabeno golfers Robbie Rocole and Andrew Shepard, and Mark Hanson of Elcho advanced. They will compete at Weyauwega-Fremont.
For more regional golf results, click on the link below.
PHILLIPS - The Price County Sheriff's Office wants to find out what it needs to do to get a K-9 officer. Sheriff Brian Schmidt believes a new dog would improve the office's ability to find drugs.
The county doesn't have its own K-9 officer. However, they do turn to other departments for help.
"What we would utilize is surrounding counties, and it is at their discretion," Schmidt said. "Like Rhinelander, we utilize their dog on occasion, maybe once or twice a year. But again, it is their dog, so they have their needs come first. So if we have our own equipment, our needs are met with our equipment."
VILAS COUNTY - Vilas County finally got what it wanted. For fifteen years, the county had needed someone to act as a full-time Recreational Officer--someone to monitor public safety on the snowmobile and ATV trails as well as the lakes and rivers. Now, Vilas County Deputy Sheriff Randy Schneider will fill that role.
WISCONSIN - The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling received a record number of phone calls to the helpline in 2014â€"14,731 to be exact. This is a 5.6 percent increase from calls received in 2013.
Some of the callers reported having to file for bankruptcy or having thoughts of suicide. The report from the Council also calculated $47,000 as the average gambling debt of callers in 2014, and $20,000 as the median debt.
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