RHINELANDER - The Hodag girls volleyball team wants YOU to come watch them school their teachers in a charity match.
It will go down Tuesday October 29th, at 7 o'clock in the Rhinelander High School Gym.
The game isn't just to show up their teachers though. The team is trying to raise money for the school's current junior class. They hope to take a trip together in their senior year.
Team members are confident they have a good reason to win.
"Well we're going to pretty much beat them pretty badly. We don't want them to win because it's kind of bragging rights for the rest of the year. They'll probably bring it up all the time if they win," says Riley Aschenbrenner, an RHS Junior.
Some of the ideas they've tossed around for their senior outing are a trip to Chicago, Milwaukee or Minneapolis.
They started fundraising last year with bake sales. On Halloween they'll be taking bids for students to dress their teachers up in wacky costumes.
To watch the volleyball showdown it's a dollar at the door.
They're also accepting food donations for the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry.
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.
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.
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.
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