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.
IRMA - Until Thursday, we never got an inside look at Lincoln Hills School and Youth Prison. We have heard from Lincoln Hills line staff and the Department of Corrections, but never were able to see the facility.
Thursday the DOC held a guided media tour of the school and living units. Newswatch12's Rose McBride has been following the stories that come out of Lincoln Hills for months now, and she went on that media tour.
RHINELANDER - It costs nearly $240,000 to run Rhinelander's homeless shelter every year.
Frederick Place got an extra boost this month to help cover those costs with two grants totaling $8,000.
"With our just shy of $240,000 annual operating budget, we typically only get $40,000 from the state and federal government. So we are raising that $200,000 every single year," said NATH Executive Director Tammy Modic.
MERRILL - For 32 years Battalion Chief Mike Drury walked into the Merrill Fire Department ready to save lives. Friday he walked out of the department for the last time to start the new phase of his life. "It goes fast it goes really fast," said Drury. Drury was about 18 -years -old when he walked into the Merrill Fire Department for the first time. "When you're 18, 19,20 years old and you're looking at 50 something years old you think you're never going to get there," said Drury.
Drury is one of 184 firefighters to ever work full time with the city of Merrill. "As a firefighter they spend a lot of time at the fire house so they miss a lot of things," said Drury's daughter Cassi. After 32 years of missing birthdays, holidays and family time Drury was ready for a change.
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