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.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Elections Commission has agreed to lift overseas ballot restrictions to avoid a legal battle.
The U.S. Department of Justice warned earlier this month that it's preparing to sue because Wisconsin law doesn't let temporary overseas voters to obtain ballots electronically or to submit downloadable back-up ballots in case they don't have time to return an official ballot.
Federal law allows all overseas voters to obtain ballots electronically and submit back-up ballots. Assembly Republicans passed a bill that would have aligned Wisconsin's statutes with the federal law but the measure died in April after Senate Republicans added language limiting special legislative elections.
MADISON - Wisconsin Elections Commission staff plan to hire a half-dozen new employees and upgrade software to bolster election security.
The commission received a $7 million federal grant in March to upgrade security after Russian actors tried to access a state Department of Workforce Development system before the 2016 election.
Staff told the commission Thursday that the Department of Administration has approved hiring six new four-year security positions, including an information technology project manager, an elections security trainer and a voting systems specialist.
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