MERRILL - Expect the new Lincoln County Sheriff's Office to run much like how the current one does.
Ken Schneider won the Republican race for sheriff in Lincoln County Tuesday night. He won't face a Democratic challenger.
Schneider plans to keep leading like the retiring sheriff, Jeff Jaeger.
"I think the voters came out and showed their support for the sheriff's office," Jaeger said. "The fact that they wanted it to continue to move in a positive direction, I think they voted for that last night."
Schneider beat Merrill police officer Pete Borchardt by more than 400 votes.
He said he couldn't have had a successful campaign without the help of his supporters, especially Jaeger.
"He's been training me for a number of years and he was there to talk to. He was there with his support. He was there as my treasurer. He really helped me out in this election," Schneider said.
Schneider plans to make minor organizational changes within the department.
MARSHFIELD - Almost 50 years passed before farmers across the state could grow one of their favorite plants. But recently, the hemp plant was legalized for farmers to grow and make into things like CBD oil, or even a snack.
RHINELANDER - Many people plan to fill their bellies this Thanksgiving with plenty of turkey.
However, local firefighters warn using turkey fryers can be one of the most dangerous cooking tools.
Rhinelander firefighter Luke Drummond said Thanksgiving keeps his team working around the clock.
"Thanksgiving is actually the busiest day of the year for structure fires," said Drummond. "Turkey fryers are a big thing. Obviously, oil and water don't mix. So, if you have that water in with your hot oil, there's going to be a reaction. And it's a pretty violent explosive reaction."
Drummond said you should never leave a fryer unattended.
Turkey fryer explosions can be massive and can expand at least two times its size every minute.
It doesn't matter if you plan to travel through the air or on the roads for Thanksgiving... you're bound to see a lot more traffic than usual. The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport hopes to make that traffic flow smoothly.
Airport Director Matthew Leitner wants people to get to the airport an hour and 15 minutes before takeoff. TSA screening will begin forty-five minutes prior to take-off. The same liquid carry-on rules from years ago still apply.
"Things go very smoothly here typically, it's a beautiful airport, we have a lot of amenities, we've got a great crew, airline, TSA and airport."
"We're dealing with aircraft that are 50 seats so typically there aren't a lot of congestion with passengers cues and things of that nature which is very nice. That is a very decided advantage for our airport." says Airport Director Matthew Leitner.
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