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Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Rhinelander High School football team is holding its annual summer team camp, which started Monday and wraps up today. (subscriber access)


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Wet weather accelerates need for second phase of work at Mike Webster Stadium
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In addition to poor drainage, the lower playing surface and unevenness plays a big factor in soccer play. Its more difficult to make corner kicks from this extremely low area then from the other three corners.
Jamie Taylor/River News

In addition to poor drainage, the lower playing surface and unevenness plays a big factor in soccer play. Its more difficult to make corner kicks from this extremely low area then from the other three corners.
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted Monday to spend over $486,000 from the district's 2017-18 maintenance budget to address problems with the field at Mike Webster Stadium that are threatening the new track surface as well as replace the existing concession stand and bathroom buildings. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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News
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Lakeland Times sues DOJ over redacted records
The Lakeland Times has filed an open-records complaint against the Wisconsin Department of Justice after the law enforcement agency redacted the names of employees and law enforcement officers disciplined for various infractions.(subscriber access)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Two RFD firefighters successfully complete probationary period
It was just a formality for the city of Rhinelander's police and fire commission Monday morning, but the latest hires by the Rhinelander Fire Department have now successfully completed probation and are fully certified members of the department. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Tomahawk man charged with attempted homicide in stabbing case
A 24-year-old Tomahawk man has been charged with attempted homicide in connection with the alleged stabbing of another man July 8 in the township of Bradley.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Lake Tomahawk Town Board talks conditional use permit, basketball court
The Lake Tomahawk town board held its regular town meeting Wednesday, July 12. On the agenda was a conditional use permit for Clark Thielig of Bitters and Bull restaurant, who was looking for permission to provide permanent outside seating and occasional live music. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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2017 Fill the Boot campaign surpasses previous year's total
It was a very good year for the Rhinelander Fire Department's Fill the Boot campaign which supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Assistance needed to clean, prep Shepard Park for dog park
After 10 long years, the city of Rhinelander is finally getting a dog park, but volunteers are needed to prep the area where the park will be located.

A workday at Shepard Park, site of the future dog park, has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Sex offender to be released in Vilas County
A sex offender will be released to Vilas County in August.

According to a press release issued by Vilas County sheriff Joe Fath, Steven Burgess, 41, will be residing on Chickaree Lake Road in Vilas County after Aug. 1.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Area studios to participate in 2017 Northwoods Art Tour
A number of local artists will display their work as part of the 18th annual Northwoods Art Tour July 28-30.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Denver and the Mile High Orchestra coming to Rhinelander
Denver Bierman, band leader, lead singer and trumpet player for Denver and the Mile High Orchestra (DMHO), will perform in concert on Sunday evening, July 30 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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South Beach Chamber Ensemble to perform at St. Matthias Episcopal Church
The South Beach Chamber Ensemble will perform at St Matthias Episcopal Church in Minocqua at 7 p.m. Friday, July 21.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Vilas County Economic Development Corporation named WTCS Futuremaker Partner
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Nicolet Area Technical College honored the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) earlier this month for its commitment to education. The WTCS Futuremaker Partner award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and employers.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Current jelly a farmers market fave
My grandpa used to say, in a thick Swedish accent, "Currents make the best yelly what is!"

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Senior day care center opens in Rhinelander
Home Away From Home Loving Care, LLC, a senior day care center located at 1836 N. Stevens St., welcomed its first clients July 17.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Manufacturing Works Expo July 19 at Nicolet College
With demand high for workers with modern manufacturing skills, Nicolet College is holding a Manufacturing Works Expo Wednesday, July 19, for anyone seeking a career in this well-paying field.



Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Opinions
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The time to act on health care is now
There is apparently only one thing that is worse than having Democrats in complete control of the federal government, and that is having Republicans in control of it.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Democrats and Republicans must unite
To the editor:

Democrats are united in their belief that health care is a basic human right. Americans should not die because they can't afford insurance.


Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Reader responds to letter about Dems bad month
To the Editor:

A recent letter by Mr. Gullan listed a litany of points he apparently believes show that the Democrats are having a bad month.

If you check his claims you find:


Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Reader shares experience with Habitat for Humanity
To the Editor:

It happened at a time in my life when I was searching for a positive and rewarding hobby to fill a creative void.


Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Readers salute Fourth of July parade organizers
To the editor:

Thank you to Dale Schlieve and the volunteers that helped organize a fantastic Fourth of July parade. Also, thanks to the sponsors, the participants and the spectators. It was another great Rhinelander event.


Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Time to deep-six misinformation about Carlin Club
There's always two sides to every issue, at least, and a contested attempt by Carlin Club LLC to pump water out of its well adjacent to Carlin Lake is no different, with a lawsuit set to be heard in November.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Letter writer frustrated by DNR red tape
To the editor:

Tony Chambers' letter on the red tape and layers of bureaucracy within the DNR is spot on. Like Tony was with bobcat, I was getting impatient on otter. The state knew they had issues and those issues were negatively impacting the resource.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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Sports
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Legion regional recap
Day 1: Shawano 10, Rhinelander 7
Day 2: Merrill vs. Rhinelander, 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Hodag BMX Club on display during doubleheader weekend
The Hodag BMX Club and track have come a long way over the last decade or so and will put its progress on full display this Friday and Saturday when it hosts its biggest race weekend of the year. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Rhinelander clobbers Tomahawk Blue in Prep semis
Rhinelander pounded out 18 hits, batted around three times and lambasted Tomahawk Blue 21-2 in five innings Tuesday in a Prep League semifinal contest.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Photo: Northwoods Babe Ruth competes at state
The Northwoods Babe Ruth League's 15-year-old All-Star team made a respectable showing at the state tournament, which started Saturday and wrapped up Tuesday in Green Bay.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Photo: Little League 10U all-stars wrap up district play
Rhinelander Little League's 10U All-Star team concluded play in the Wisconsin District 5 tournament Monday with a loss at Doepke Park in Wausau.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Huhnstock: Key is to 'play good, Rebel baseball' in regional tourney
Five other American Legion baseball clubs will descend on Rhinelander's Stafford Field beginning tomorrow for a Class AA regional tournament. At stake - a spot in next week's AA state tournament in Merrill. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Shoutouts & Callouts
What says summer more than the combination of bratwurst, beverages and baseball? Luckily, folks in the Northwoods will have the opportunity to enjoy all three in abundance over the next couple of weeks. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Outdoors
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'Doing the Right Thing' workshop covers surface water issues
The "Doing the Right Thing for our Lakes and Rivers" workshop, hosted last month by the Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association (VCLRA) and the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association (OCLRA), drew attendees from several counties. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Fish like a girl
Anyone who has read my column with regularity (thank you to both of you) knows I love to fish, and that love of fishing was fostered very early on. My dad took me hunting and fishing quite a bit when I was young. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Three Lakes Fall Classic Muskie Tournament ready for 32nd year
Fall and musky fishing go together like peanut butter and jelly. One of the premier musky fishing tournaments in the Northwoods, the Three Lakes Fall Classic Muskie Tournament, is set for Saturday, Oct. 14.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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The lake where you live
A flower grows at the base of our pier that would look right at home in a botanical garden, in the hair of a wedding flower girl, or in the corsage of a prom queen. It's better, though, exactly where it is, blooming in splendor on the shore of Birch Lake, where I see it every time I go down to the boat. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Traveling trails less traveled
Boat (bot) n. 1. A small, open watercraft propelled by oars, sails or an engine. (Collier's dictionary, 1961)

Not having access to a more recent dictionary, I'm not sure what the current primary definition of "boat" might be at present, and I'm sure it's much different than the one I quoted.


Saturday, July 15, 2017
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What's happening in the garden?
The wet weather this spring and early summer has not been great for many gardens. The Community Garden in Rhinelander has had it share of successes and failures as well. Master Gardener Tom Jerow said gardeners should not lose hope, though. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Questions regarding the sustainability issues for walleye and other game fish in Vilas and Oneida counties
Since the 1960s there has been a well-documented drop off in the numbers of several species of game fish in many of the Vilas and Oneida county lakes. Some species of fish, such as ciscos, walleye, and some minnows, are far less numerous and/or are no longer present in water bodies which historically held large numbers of sustained populations. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Nicolet College announces Spring 2017 graduates
Numerous students from the Rhinelander area graduated from Nicolet College this spring. Students, by community, along with the credential(s) earned include:

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for spring semester
Numerous students from the Rhinelander area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the spring semester of 2017. To qualify, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale. Students, by community, include:

Thursday, July 13, 2017
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District releases middle school honor roll
Second semester Honor Level of Excellence for James Williams Middle School

Monday, July 3, 2017
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Making the grade:  RHS honor roll students announced
The following students were named to the Rhinelander High School honor roll during the 2016-17 term.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Nicolet Quick Start features one-stop enrollment
Anyone looking to attend Nicolet College's fall semester can fast-track the enrollment process with one stop at the college's Quick Start event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, in the Red Oak Center on the Nicolet Campus.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Evening, weekend Jail Academy classes start July 18 at Nicolet College; registration deadline July 5
Nicolet College will offer a part-time Jail Academy starting July 18 for individuals seeking the training for a career in corrections.

Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays for 10 weeks on the Nicolet Campus.


Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Nicolet auto winners
High school students from Rhinelander, Tomahawk, and Eagle River swept the top three spots in the recent High School Automotive Individual Competition at Nicolet College. Taking top honors were Blayden Conrad, left, from Tomahawk, placing second; Duncan Seidel, center, from Rhinelander, taking first; and Jonathan Miller, right, from Eagle River, placing third. Eighteen students from five area high schools tested their skills in diagnostics, engine performance and repair, brakes, differentials, steering and suspension, and service information.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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