RHINELANDER - Rhinelander's Jim Sarkauskas has been involved in shooting sports for 25 years.
At 68 years old, he's considered among some of the best competitors in the state.
Last weekend, he competed at a state event held in Hudson. He won the senior veteran's division title.
Jim recently earned All-American status in the sport. It's the second time he's done that in three years.
Jim is the owner of Rancho Del Zorro shooting academy just outside of Rhinelander.
He enjoys competing against shooters who can be half his age. And some are even younger.
"I love it, I love the competition," Sarkauskas explains. "I've shot where I was the only English speaking participant and loved ever minute of it."
Wednesday night at 10pm in our "Northwoods Spotlight," we'll have more on this 2-time All-American shooter. He even put his teaching skills to the test by giving Joe Dufek a lesson. We'll see how he fared."
RHINELANDER - People in Rhinelander will be able to cast their November election ballots starting on Friday. It's the earliest people in Wisconsin have ever been able to vote.
The absentee ballots are stacked and ready for Friday at the Rhinelander City Clerk's office. To make the early voting process go as smoothly as possible, you will need to come prepared.
"When you come in make sure that you're registered. That is important. Make sure you're registered in the city if you're coming into us," said Clerk Valerie Foley.
Registering is easy; all you need is a photo ID and proof of residence. The registration form takes a couple of minutes, and then you will be able to fill out an election ballot.
"I think it is going to be a very busy day. I think people are pretty interested in the issues. And I think a lot of them would like to get and make sure they can vote if they're not certain they're going to make it to the polls in November or not," said Foley.
The clerk's office has already sent out about 200 ballots to people who have requested them.
Now, it is preparing for the early voter in-person rush.
If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote or where to go for early voting, the clerk's office suggests voters visit myvote.wi.gov for more information.
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