THE NORTHWOODS - The Rhinelander Girls Soccer team made history last night. They capped off a perfect season in the Great Northern Conference and became the first team to not allow a single goal in GNC play.
Regional playoffs begin next Thursday, the 30th.
In D1 Rhinelander was given a 5 seed and will host Wausau East at 2:30. Also, Antigo will play at D.C. Everest and Merrill will play in Stevens Point.
For D2, Northland Pines will host Lakeland, and in D3, Phillips will travel to Newman Catholic and Three Lakes will welcome Bayfield/Washburn. For a complete list of pairings click on the WIAA link.
RHINELANDER - For better or worse, drivers in Rhinelander will get an extra week to use the Davenport Street bridge. The city's contractor for its downtown reconstruction project delayed closing the bridge for repairs to May 8th.
Crews first planned to close the bridge in mid-April, then pushed that back to May 1 due to weather. Now, weather has further delaying the month-long repairs to the concrete decking.
This is part of a larger project to finish up the downtown reconstruction, which began in March 2016. The city reconstructed 21 blocks, replacing underground utilities and modernizing the downtown area.
MINOCQUA - Police officers often meet people on their worst days: after a death, crime, or other bad situations. The Minocqua Police Department hopes some unpaid additions to their staff can help victims, families, and officers cope with those situations a little better.
The department is looking to add a team of clergy members to form a chaplain program. The chaplains would be on call and show up to scenes when needed. Chief David Jaeger had been considering the idea for a while when he heard about police in Oneida County using the same program.
ANTIGO - Pushups, wall sits, and sit ups may sound like a tough workout for most of us. But dozens of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County did that and more as part of a national fitness competition Friday afternoon.
Boys and Girls Clubs from around the country are teaming up to help kids become more active with the Nestlé's National Fitness Competition.
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