RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander girls basketball team is looking for a new head coach for the second year in a row. Mark Jacobson has turned in his resignation.
Jacobson went (5-18) in his only year as head coach. The Hodags struggled at the beginning of the year losing 15 of their first 16 games. But they finished the season on a strong note, even winning a playoff game.
Jacobson took over after Anita Mattek resigned in June 2012. Mattek had coached the Hodags for three seasons. Mark plans to continue to help the girls program, but in a lesser capacity. Rhinelander Athletic Director Charlie LaHam is grateful for the time Jacobson's efforts.
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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