RHINELANDER - In Legion Baseball, Rhinelander Rebels played their final game of the regular season Friday night on Stafford Field at Hodag Park.
Rebels hosting RSW.
Rhinelander had the bases loaded in the bottom of the first. Alex Rias hit a single just past the infield into right, driving in two runs. It was part of a 3-run inning to make it 3-0 Rebels after one.
In the second innind, Rhinelander was looking for more. Alec Baumgartner with a couple on, blooped a single to center to drive in another run.
It was 5-0 Rebels after two innings. Rhinelander won 6-3. Rhinelander now (6-12). Rebels travel to Merrill for regionals next Friday.
RHINELANDER - Nicolet College's Motorcycle Basic Rider Course teaches folks to safely hit the road on their bike.
The class is in full swing for the season.
Nicolet College Rider Coach Mike Murray says even experienced riders can use a "safety brush-up" this time of year.
Riders should always wear their helmet, long pants and shirts, gloves, and boots.
It's also important to keep your eyes moving for critters that come out of the woods,especially deer.
"If you know you're going to hit it: let off your brakes, hit it with your handle bars straight ahead looking straight ahead so that your bike stays straight up," says rider coach Mike Murray.
The course covers the basics about motorcycles and riding techniques.
It's meant to build confidence when you ride, so that you're prepared for emergencies on the road.
"I've been a rider for a long time. When I completed the class, I had to look back and say man there is a lot of stuff I learned here and a lot of things I was doing the wrong way," says program coordinator Mark England.
You have until October to sign up for the Basic Rider Course at Nicolet.
MADISON - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is urging Republican senators to reject a Medicaid expansion he turned down but that most states accepted under the health care law passed by former President Barack Obama.
Walker said in a statement Wednesday that there are "no excuses" for Republicans in Congress not to repeal the law and not allow the Medicaid expansion to grow.
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