- Rhinelander's Jeff Koser had quite a day on Chequamegon Bay near Washburn earlier this month. While fishing under wind chills around -40 degrees below zero - Jeff landed with 23 inch Brown trout. He was using half-ounce buck-shot jig. Right now this prize is sitting in the freezer waiting to become supper.
7-year old Evelyn Wirth of St. Germain was on a family fishing trip at an area lake. using a minnow on a tip-up... Evelyn caught this beautiful 23 inch northern. It's her first Northern. I'm told Evelyn is excited to have this prize for dinner.
And 4-year old Keira Riihimaki of Phelps was on Anvil Lake with her dad earlier this month. When the flag went down, she used every muscle in her tiny body to pull up this huge Northern - her first one of the season. Dad helped out a little. After the picture, the fish was released. It's another great father-daughter moment in the Northwoods.
RHINELANDER - If you paid attention to the Rhinelander Library's Facebook page Monday night, you would've seen a strange sight. Dozens of furry friends had a sleepover party at the library.
Kids dropped off their favorite stuffed animals, and could then watch what the animals were getting up to over Facebook. Library staff had plenty of activities for the animals including story time, snack time, and play time.
MERRILL - A 27-year veteran of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office hopes to become that department's next leader. Lieutenant Ken Schneider announced his candidacy for Lincoln County Sheriff on Tuesday afternoon.
Current Sheriff Jeff Jaeger announced he would retire at the end of his term, which finishes in early 2019. Jaeger has been sheriff for 11 years.
Schneider currently serves as senior patrol supervisor. He started his career with the LCSO as a corrections officer. In the past, Schneider supervised the Sheriff's Office detectives, telecommunications division, and was SWAT team supervisor.
RHINELANDER - Voting polls opened for the Wisconsin Supreme Court Primary Election Tuesday.
However, election officials had mixed feelings about the number of voters showing up.
Election Official Patty Fitzpatrick worked at the Oneida County Department of Aging voting location. She saw a low number of voters, but she doesn't think that's because of weather.
"A lot of people view the election for judges as kind of a snooze, which is unfortunate because it really is important, because it's the judges who are upholding the law and making the law," said Fitzpatrick.
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