RHINELANDER - After producing just 22 victories in 10 seasons, Jim Moore will not return as Rhinelander's football coach this fall.
Moore has been "relieved of his duties" according to sources.
On Monday, Moore informed his assistant coaches about the decision.
During Monday night's school board meeting at Rhinelander High School, no action was taken on the matter.
All of the coaches are one one-year contracts which need to be renewed.
Rhinelander activities director Brian Paulson said Moore would remain with the school as a physical education teacher and continue as an assistant coach with the Hodag track and field team this school year.
Moore expressed interest in coaching for another school. However, he is also still weighing his options.
After producing the team's first playoff appearance in 25 years in 2012, Rhinelander finished with just one victory last season.
Moore led Wittenberg-Birnamwood to a state championship in 1997.
RHINELANDER - People at Rhinelander's City Hall know if you need to know a specific ordinance or resolution, you could always turn to Kathy Johnson. That's going to change this week. The city administrator's assistant retires at the end of the day Friday.
Johnson started working for the city five years ago. She and her husband moved here from Rockford, Illinois. Johnson served under four city administrators over that time, including Blaine Oborn, Phil Parkinson, Kristina Aschenbrenner, and Keith Kost.
CHETEK, WI - Sheriff's officials in northwestern Wisconsin have identified the teens involved in a fatal plane crash.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department says 17-year-old Owen Knutson died when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed into a river in a rural area near Chetek Wednesday evening. An 18-year-old passenger, Hunter Gillett, was seriously injured. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School senior is hospitalized at Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota.
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