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Large Donation By People's Bank To Rhinelander Dome

School District of Rhinelander

The Hodag Schools Foundation just received another substantial contribution to the proposed athletic dome structure at Rhinelander High School. A donor said it could be a community 'game changer'.

People's State Bank in Rhinelander donated $100,000 toward the Hodag athletic multi-purpose complex. People's Bank assistant vice-president Brandon Karaba(car-ah'-bah) talks about the donation...

"....It's an amazing opportunity. We pride ourselves on being able to give back to any community we're in. After all, we're a community bank. They support us and we want to support them as best we can. There are a lot of good things going on in Rhinelander and this is just one of those that could be a game changer for a lot of things...."

The dome will fit a full-size football or soccer field, or two softball games at the same time. Superintendent Kelli Jacobi says they're 'pretty far' along in the process. She says a meeting to review the final plans is set for early January before the project goes to bid.

In 2018, local physician Lee Swank pledged $500,000 toward the Dome. The Hodag Schools Foundation added another $700,000. The school's allocation allowed the district to spend up to $6.9 million.

The Hodag Schools Foundation is a non-profit working to provide financial support to the School District of Rhinelander.