RHINELANDER - All the recent snow might impact many high school spring sports.
The one exception is trap shooting. Unless there's lightning, they shoot rain or shine.
Rhinelander's trap shooting club held its signup meeting Sunday for kids of all ages.
Hodag head coach Phil Kriesel stressed gun safety above all else at the meeting, especially the importance of storing shotguns off-site and away from the school.
Despite the warnings, Kriesel said the kids have been more responsible handling guns than you might think. "I have a pretty good contingent of coaches, so we're always watching the kids," Kriesel said. "They know they're being watched. It's amazing, the kids are really good with gun safety."
The club plans to hit the range for the first time March 24.
Rhinelander's coaches ask that students do not bring their own ammunition. It will be provided for them.
RHINELANDER - A man died near the entrance of Nicolet College in Rhinelander on Thursday afternoon.
Neither the campus nor the public were in danger, according to the Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office. Due to the circumstances of the man's death, Newswatch 12 is not releasing more information, but there appears to be nothing suspicious about the death.
Police got a report at 3:55 p.m. about a man lying face down near the entry drive to Nicolet College. Emergency responders took him to St. Mary's Hospital, but he died.
The Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office, Rhinelander Fire Department, Pelican First Responders, and Oneida Co. Medical Examiner's Office were involved in the response.
ARBOR VITAE - Do you know where your food comes from? Kindergarteners at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff elementary do. They have been growing their own fruits and vegetables all year. On Thursday, their work culminated in a final celebration as part of the first-ever Wisconsin School Garden Day.
Each kindergartner was partnered with a fifth grader to help them with planting and weeding.
Organizer Adriane Morabito said it is important for young people to know where their food comes from.
"It teaches them important skills like empathy, compassionate, and kindness," said Morabito. "It also helps them eat healthy."
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