RHINELANDER - Some ball players hoping to make it to the bigs some day took the field at Hodag Park.
The Rhinelander traveling teams hosted the 7th annual Hodag Memorial Tournament.
Sixteen teams from the ages of 9-12 years old played this weekend.
There were several squads from the Northwoods, plus a few from the Wausau area.
Being part of a traveling team gives the kids the chance to play competitive baseball, at a young age. The Rhinelander teams have started to see success over the last few years.
At the 9 and under level, Antigo took first. For the 10 under, Rhinelander won the championship game. At the 11 under, Northwoods out of Eagle River finished first and for the 12 under, Mosinee was the champ.
RHINELANDER - Looking back on his 28 years as airport director, Joe Brauer says he has a lot to be proud of.
"When we got the disabled passenger lift, the non-motorized one, we were very, very proud of that," said Brauer, who's worked as the airport director for 28 years. He's also been in the airline business for 20 years.
Now, the longtime Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport director will be passing things off to a familiar face.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Senate has unanimously approved an $80 million juvenile justice overhaul plan that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills prison by 2021 and replace it with smaller regional facilities.
The Senate voted without any debate Tuesday to pass the plan, which largely mirrors what the Assembly unanimously approved last month.
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