Heavy rain this weekend nearly delayed the start of Lake Tomahawk's snowshoe baseball season.
The Snowhawks will begin their 12 game schedule Monday night against Newswatch 12.
Early Monday, it looked like the field at Snowshoe Park might be too wet to play on.
Snowhawks Manager Jeff Smith said the sun Monday afternoon has helped prepare the wood chips on the field for the game.
"Once you get them ruffed up, it kind of pulls the moisture out. It's kind of nice to have the sun going, because it will dry some of that right up. It takes a little while, it takes a little wind, but with everything going on now it's going to make big improvements by game time," said Smith.
Smith worried the rain might have canceled the game. But the field dried out quickly.
He said he was hoping for a good crowd.
"Usually when they forecast rain, people are a little apprehensive of coming out, but this is going to be a beautiful night. We're looking for big crowds. We've had a lot of buzz since Memorial weekend. We're looking for a good night," said Smith.
RHINELANDER - Four part or fulltime city administrators made their way in and out of Rhinelander during the last three years. Unexpected firings and resignations left some people wondering if anyone will come and stay.
Rhinelander could get a new city administrator by Friday afternoon. Rhinelander City Council President George Kirby hopes to find someone who will stick around. Someone who's got the talents of an HR Person, somebody that can help us with our budget process and help us with economic development," said Kirby.
The council thought they found that in past candidates but administrator Ashley Aschenbrenner was fired after only one year in 2016. Then in April, Interim administrator Keith Kost resigned just two months before his contract ended. This hiring round, the council started with 39 applicants and is now down to just three.
Current East Peoria, Illinois City Administrator Jeff Eder plans on having a long term career with the city and is not fazed by the positions' past switch ups.
"In order for the city to really succeed you need to elect officials to provide that overriding vision so we all work towards that vision," said Eder.
RHINELANDER - A group of local veterans want to see some changes by Veterans Day.
The flagpole at the Forest Home Cemetery in Rhinelander is surrounded by a fence, trees, and a road which doesn't leave much room for the Honor Guard to preform ceremonies on Veterans Day or Memorial Day.
Quarter Master VFW Post 3143 Ralph Larson isn't happy with the placement or look of the 28-year-old flagpole.
"I'm very disappointed with the City of Rhinelander," said Larson. "It's back here in the corner and nobody can see it."
He believes that's why only a handful of people ever attend the veteran ceremonies.
"Its three to five [people]. I think the highest we ever had is ten," said Larson.
VFW Commander James Pederson says around 60 people attend Newbold's veteran ceremonies even though Rhinelander has a larger population.
STROUD, OK - A man from Merrill died in a traffic crash in Oklahoma this week.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed Brandon Polacek, 20, was killed in a crash between a construction truck and a semi around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday near Stroud, which is between Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has attended a White House ceremony with President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet focused on bolstering American workers including at the planned Foxconn Technology Group project in Wisconsin.
Walker was among many other elected officials, business leaders and others who were at the event Thursday.
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