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Sunday, July 24, 2016
As the mercury rose to over 90 degrees Thursday afternoon, Northwoods residents and visitors cooled off in local lakes.Families dotted local beaches, building sandcastles and motes and taking refreshing dips in the cool water. (subscriber access)


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After nearly two years, mystery investigation continues
The mystery over an investigation related to an Oneida County sheriff's deputy is continuing.

The probe is ongoing after almost two years, sheriff Grady Hartman confirmed this week, and, beyond that, little is known about it. (subscriber access)


Thursday, July 21, 2016
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News
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Oneida County Fair Planning Team elects president, discusses future
Just in time to make the final preparation for the fair, the Oneida County Fair Planning Team has a new president.

Tom Peterson, who had been serving as the planning team's vice president, was elected to the top position Tuesday on a 5-3 vote. County board supervisor Bill Freudenberg was elected vice president in an unanimous vote. (subscriber access)


Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Eagle River man accepts plea agreement on 38 forgery counts
A 24-year-old Eagle River man facing a total of 38 counts of forgery and seven counts of fraudulent use of a credit card in Oneida and Vilas counties will serve time in the Vilas County Jail instead of prison after a judge placed him on probation for five years July 7. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Lake Tomahawk supports two reform resolutions
During last week's town board meeting, Lake Tomahawk adopted one resolution and announced a second it would adopt, depending on the fall elections. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Political Digest
Walker holds Cabinet on the Road

Gov. Scott Walker met with his cabinet members earlier this month in Chippewa Falls to kick off a two-day Cabinet on the Road tour in western Wisconsin.

"Cabinet on the Road gives us the chance to travel throughout Wisconsin so we can hear directly from our citizens about their ideas and what is most important to them and their communities," Walker said.


Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Jacobi clarifies discussion on alcohol use on district grounds
The School District of Rhinelander board of education tackled a rather light agenda Monday evening, covering all matters in just under 30 minutes.

Discussion on Superintendent Kelli Jacobi's report took up the majority of the meeting time. (subscriber access)


Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Chamber honors police officer who recovered mascot's claws
Rhinelander police detective Brian Zohimsky received special recognition Tuesday for his quick work in solving the Hodag statue vandalism case last December.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Honor Flight benefit event Saturday
The Taj Bar/Northwoods Banquet Center will be the site of a special fundraiser Saturday in support of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.

Organizers are hoping to raise money to send local veterans to see the war memorials in Washington D.C.


Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Ninth annual Celebration of Life to be held at James Beck Cancer Center Aug. 18
The James Beck Cancer Center will host the ninth annual Celebration of Life - Embrace the Song of Life from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 on the grounds of Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital, located at 2251 North Shore Drive in Rhinelander. This year's guest speaker is breast cancer survivor Nancy Lillis.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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World Hepatitis Day July 28
According to the Oneida County Health Department, viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, causing 80 percent of liver cancer deaths, and kills 1.4 million people worldwide yearly.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Mighty worms
(At left) Children chant, scream, and encourage their worms toward the finish line during the 29th annual Great Library Worm Race Tuesday at Wiggly Field, otherwise known as the lawn outside the Rhinelander District Library. (At right) The winners of the 29th annual Great Library Worm Race are, left to right, (first place) Rivers Eagleson and Vance Eagleson with worm Earthy, (second place) Emma Cottrell and Ava Vandlen with worm Wormtail, and (third place) Evie Hyder and Charlie Hyder with worm Wormy Wiggler.



Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Summertime is herb time!
Summertime is herb season and there is nothing more flavorful than fresh-picked herbs at the Hodag Farmers' Market. Basil, dill, parsley, mint, and cilantro are just a few of the herbs that have been popping up at the market and these fresh herbs are good for so much more than pesto or pickles.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Serving it '50s Style: Church youth raise $1300 during annual car hop
Poodle dresses were the fashion of the day at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday as the church youth hosted the annual 1950's Car Hop.

The event, which raises money for the youth of the church to be used in a way that they choose, was in its 14th year. The youth served over 100 people at the event this year, raising $1,358.35.


Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Passing of the gavel
The Rhinelander Rotary Club has a new leader. John O'Melia is shown passing the gavel for the 2016-2017 Rhinelander Rotary President position to Rhinelander Police Chief Mike Steffes. The club also made a donation to the Rhinelander Food Pantry in recognition of O'Melia's year of service as president of the club.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Don't set off alarms playing 'Pokémon Go'
The augmented reality game "Pokémon Go" is everywhere, but gamers need to exercise situational awareness when playing. As of July 11, the game for mobile phones has been downloaded 7.5 million times in the U.S. and generated $1.6M in daily revenue for its developer, Niantic... and the game has only been available since July 7.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Opinions
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Reader supports Johnson
To the editor:

It is only about three months until we will be voting in a very important election. Hopefully everyone will consider the qualities and records of the candidates and make choices they believe will best help our country through and out of the very troubling times we face.


Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Reader disappointed in Johnson's response to letter
To the editor:

I had written an email to Senator Johnson several weeks ago prior to the vote on gun control legislation, encouraging the senator to vote for stricter regulations regarding terrorists and guns, particularly assault rifles.


Saturday, July 23, 2016
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The hot mess in the Oneida County Sheriff's Department
When there's a vacuum, it is said, someone fills it, and usually that doesn't end very well.

And that's exactly the case in Oneida County with respect to the county's sheriff's department. There's no clear lines of accountability and oversight, and that leaves a vacuum into which sheriff Grady Hartman and his trusted lieutenants have stepped, eager to be able to act without question or consequence.


Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The New Slaves of the Global Order
How, oh how, can you possibly support Donald Trump when he's so anti-free trade, bellows the NeverTrump-AlwaysHillary crowd.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Police power in the Age of Orwell
The assassination of five police officers in Dallas has once again turned the U.S. into a political barnyard. There's crap everywhere.

Instead of just mourning the innocent officers, who were killed protecting protesters who despised them, instead of letting the police re-examine their security protocols, and moving on, the politicians have tried once again to score political points.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Equality starts at the top
To the Editor:

I have a strong feeling that Congressional behavior towards our president for the last eight years has assisted in an accepted public behavior of disliking or being intolerant of anything that a black person or black president can do.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Reader supports Sen. Johnson
To the editor,

Have you seen the negative Russ Feingold campaign ads? Having accomplished nothing in 18 years as a U.S. Senator he can do nothing but produce false/misleading ads about Sen. Johnson.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Sports
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A long way from home
MERRILL - Rhinelander Post 7 manager Dan Huhnstock said Wednesday, if the Rebels are to win the Wisconsin American Legion Class AA Region 2 tournament, they are going to have to "do it the hard way." (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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YMCA announces winners of golf scramble
The 16th Annual Y Golf Scramble, sponsored by Matrix and Ministry Health Care, was held Friday, July 15 at Pinewood Country Club in Harshaw.

Eighty-seven players participated in the event.


Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Hodag BMX Club races Wednesday
The Hodag BMX Club held a make-up race Wednesday, July 20 at the Hodag BMX Track in Rhinelander.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Hodag football Family Day set for Aug. 6
The Hodag Gridiron Club's third annual Family Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Mike Webster Stadium in Rhinelander.

"Come join us for this great event that helps kick off the football season and brings our community together," the club stated in a press release announcing the event. "It promises to be a great atmosphere of friends, family, and fun."


Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Rebels recap: Friday, July 22
Legion baseball: Merrill 8, Rhinelander 6

Friday, July 22, 2016
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Lakeland rolls past Rhinelander for Babe Ruth tourney titles
A pair of Rhinelander teams won the Northwoods Babe Ruth League regular season titles, but all four Rhinelander squads saw their seasons come to an end at the hands of Lakeland teams during the league tournament.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Lady Hodags drawing numbers in summer program
Last Friday the RHS girls' basketball team welcomed Northland Pines and Crandon to the Miazga Gym for a varsity/JV tournament. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Outdoors
Outdoor News | Submit a Photo | 2015 Youth Deer Hunt Challenge Entry Form
Shore lunch stories: 'Hall of Famers' painting depicts many area guides
It is said that a picture says a thousand words. In the case of a work-in-progress at Parkside Gallery, the painting Bob Metropulos is working on, called "Shore Lunch with the Hall of Famers," a picture is worth not only a thousand words, but a thousand stories. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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4-H Ecology Day brings youth outdoors
Members of the Oneida County 4-H club gathered Monday to celebrate 4-H Ecology Day at the UW-Extension office at the Oneida County Airport. It was a fun-filled afternoon with a variety of activities for the youth to explore. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Fish like a girl: Virginia Slim isn't the only one who has 'come a long way, Baby'
In the last several weeks, I have had the good fortune to sit down with some area guides, many of whom have been making a living on the water since before I was born. I am amazed by the wealth of knowledge that is all around us as far as fishing goes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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DNR hires two new deer biologists in Black River Falls and Rhinelander
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has added two new deer field biologists to its ranks. Matt Esser will be stationed in Black River Falls, while Curt Rollman will work out of Rhinelander.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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the lake where you live: Barn swallows
Some wild creatures simply seem to live joyfully. Take otters. They're known for playfully sliding down hillsides and for the way they alternately run and belly-glide over snow. I've seen otters doing what looks like a carefree back float while crunching on clams.

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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The lake where you live
We've all seen mother ducks leading broods of ducklings along the shorelines of our lakes. If we watch the same family during a summer, it seems the bigger the ducklings grow, the fewer there are. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Fish like a girl: Minocqua Chain makes Bassmaster Magazine's Top 25 in Central region
Each year, Bassmaster Magazine comes out with its Top 100 lakes throughout the country. This year they changed the format a bit to a Top 10 overall, and added a Top 25 by region: West, Central, Northeast and Southeast. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
New trustees join the Nicolet College Board, two others reappointed
The Nicolet College Board welcomed two new trustees and reappointed two others during the board's recent annual organizational meeting.

New to the board are Kim Baltus of Woodruff, and David Solin of Deerbrook. Trustees reappointed to the board include Sharon Nielsen, Eagle River of and Ron Zimmerman of Tomahawk.


Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Nicolet College to launch drafting design technician program Sept. 1
With strong demand locally for individuals with drafting design skills, Nicolet College is launching a one-year technical diploma that teaches the entry-level job skills needed by area construction companies, manufacturers, and other businesses.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Nicolet's Haverkampf delivers accreditation presentation at national conference
Nicolet College Planning, Development, and Evaluation Manager Kelly Haverkampf recently presented at the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) annual conference on Nicolet's approach to the commission's new accreditation process.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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RHS announces second semester honor roll
Rhinelander High School has announced its 2015-16 second semester honor roll.

Freshmen

Michael Bartelt, Russell Benoy, Claire Bowman, Kaitlyn Bozek, Jared Chizever, Gerald Cooper, Joshua Doro, Mikayla Evenstad, Bridger Flory, Bill Joshua Francisco, Devin Fritz, Michael Fritz...


Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Nicolet College 2015-16 graduates announced
Numerous individuals from Rhinelander and the surrounding area graduated from Nicolet College during the recently completed 2015-16 academic year.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Nicolet culinary arts department, business instructor honored with Dr. Robert Steger Awards
The Nicolet College Foundation has selected the college's culinary arts department and business instructor David Phillips for the annual Dr. Robert Steger Awards.

The culinary arts department, represented by instructor Kevin Brown, received the $1,000 Dr. Robert Steger Innovation Award to increase sustainability aspects to the program, the college said in a press release.


Saturday, July 9, 2016
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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 recenly concluded spring semester of 2016.

To qualify, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale.

The students who achieved this high level of academic excellence, by community, include...


Saturday, July 9, 2016
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