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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Rhinelander High School football team flexed its muscles against three smaller schools Friday in a final dress rehersal for the regular season. (subscriber access)


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Finance committee chair proposes room tax amendment
City of Rhinelander Finance, Wage and Salary Committee Chairman Mark Pelletier surprised his fellow committee members last week with a proposal to revise the accommodation (room) tax portion of the city code. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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News
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Three injured in Highway 45 accident
Three people were injured Monday morning in a traffic accident in the town of Schoepke involving a semi-truck and two SUVs.

According to an Oneida County sheriff's office press release, a 9-1-1 call came in at approximately 6:07 a.m. reporting an accident with injuries involving a semi-truck and two SUVs on Highway 45 South near Old 26 Road.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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New street foreman settling in
The city of Rhinelander street department has a new leader.

Dan Mulhern took the position of street foreman effective Aug. 1. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Kingman: Stevens Street sewer pipeline needs to be replaced
The recent sewer collapse on Stevens Street, just east of Lake Creek Road, underscored a problem with that aging section of the city's sewer system, public works director Tim Kingman told the city's water and wastewater committee Tuesday afternoon. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Construction of Newbold disc golf course on final lap
Since gaining town board approval in April of 2015, the Newbold Outdoor Recreation's disc golf course, known as "Rookery Run," has been under construction with organizers hoping to open the course to players in September 2017. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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VFW Unmet Needs program
James Pederson, commander of the Rhinelander Ray Rousseau Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3143, presents a plaque to Josh Steinmetz, the general manager of the Rhinelander Burger King July 31.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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GOP poised for major tax reform push
The GOP's bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has crashed and burned about as badly as the imploding Obamacare insurance market, but Republicans seem much more optimistic about the coming effort this fall to reform the U.S tax code. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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DOT: July was the deadliest month on Wisconsin roads this year
July was the deadliest month on Wisconsin roads this year, prompting transportation safety officials to issue a "call to action" urging all motorists to be safe/responsible.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Community
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Stay engaged with Nicolet College Learning in Retirement classes
Nicolet College's Learning in Retirement (LIR) program will feature more than 30 different offerings this fall where active retirees can explore new ideas, meet new people, and stay engaged in their communities.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Riverwalk concert series celebrates 35 years
Concerts on the Riverwalk celebrated 35 years Aug. 9 with middle school music performed by the Rhinelander Area Community Band.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Swim lessons at the School District of Rhinelander help children feel comfortable in and around the water
According to Wikipedia, there are 428 named lakes in Oneida County, along with 701 lakes with no name. With so much water in the area, it is important that all young people learn how to be strong, confident swimmers.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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New report shows tobacco still a deadly problem in Oneida County
A report released by the UW-Milwaukee Center for Urban Population Health provides new details on the number of Wisconsin lives taken by tobacco use - including right here in Oneida County.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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What are your teens hiding in their bedrooms?
From flasks camouflaged as soda containers to drug concealing containers and discrete pipes and stickers signifying marijuana use, many teens are hiding their drug and alcohol use in plain sight, public health officials say.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Each year during the first week of August, people around the world celebrate World Breastfeeding Week to raise awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Fire department taking orders for pink shirts
While Breast Cancer Awareness Month is not until October, the Rhinelander Fire Department has already begun raising money for the cause by selling pink T-shirts to the public from now through the end of September.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Opinions
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Reader: Our capitalist way of life is working against us
To the Editor:

When it started, the idea was to improve and enhance the everyday life of Americans. Innovation was combined with quality products to make life easier.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Reader puzzled over hospital construction issue
To the Editor:

Why does Marshfield Clinic so desperately want to build a second hospital only minutes from an already existing one, to be a fifth hospital in an area that already has four hospitals within 30 to 90 min distance of each other?


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Public beware: Sorensen wants to control your property
It's amazing the lengths to which big-government politicians will go to keep control of people's lives.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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My faith calls on me to stand with immigrant youth
To the Editor:

From the earliest days of my religious education as a Catholic and formation as a Holy Cross Sister, my faith has taught and called me to welcome the stranger, stand with the vulnerable, and love my neighbor.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Readers praise new-look downtown
To the Editor:

We drove through downtown Rhinelander a day or so ago and couldn't help but notice that almost all of the signs of the recent construction have left the scene. What an improvement in the visual appearance of the area.


Saturday, August 5, 2017
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Good enough for us
We're just a little torn by the recent news that tech manufacturing giant Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin - somewhere in the southeastern part of the state - to build a 20-million-square-foot plant for its products.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Another opinion on the condition of Rhinelander streets
To the editor:

There have been a few opinion pieces recently that have been critical of the condition of the streets of Rhinelander. In my opinion, they must be looking for something to complain about. I have nothing but praise for the city for the quality and quantity of streets that are in excellent condition.
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Aug. 15
Girls' tennis: Rhinelander 1-1, Wausau West Invite

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Monday, Aug. 14
Girls' tennis: Rhinelander 1-2, Wausau West Invite

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Team preview: RHS girls' swimming
The Rhinelander High School girls' swim team has bid farewell to one of the most decorated swimmers in program history, but coach Lindsay Byrka says that doesn't change the expectations for a Hodag team that has improved greatly over the last two seasons. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Hodags fall to West in scrimmage
A Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team trying to redefine itself after graduating seven seniors had a tough go of it Saturday in its one preseason tune-up before the start of the season. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Photos: Local rider medals at State Games
Owen Ives of Rhinelander medaled twice in Olympic BMX at the State Games of America Aug. 5-6 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Schoonover, Randall win RoC qualifier at Eagle River
Eagle River's Tad Schoonover and Rice Lake's Jim Randall qualified for the WISSOTA AFCO Race of Champions by winning the features in the Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks, respectively, Friday night at Eagle River Speedway.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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WIAA reaffirms shot clock decision in vote
Among the actions taken by the WIAA Board of Control Friday included a 9-2 vote to not revisit the decision from its June 22 meeting to implement a 35-second shot clock in basketball beginning with the 2019-20 season.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Outdoors
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Stevens Point brothers win River Series Mohawksin qualifier
The rain held off in Tomahawk for most of the day Sunday as the Central Wisconsin River Series anglers fished Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Workers look for new invasives on AIS Snapshot Day
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Snapshot Day started a few years ago as Bridge AIS Snapshot Day. The idea was to take a close look at bridges over rivers in the county to check for new or undocumented invasive species. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Fish like a girl
While anglers cannot harvest walleye from the Minocqua Chain until the year 2020, bass anglers have been taking advantage of some great fishing there. Many club tournaments are held on Lake Tomahawk/Minocqua every year, but most people would not know that. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Northwoods Wildlife Center releases three red foxes
Three red foxes were admitted to the Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) in late May from Florence County. According to an NWC press release, a patron observed two adult foxes assumed to be hit by car the same week.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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The Lake Where You Live
It's interesting in nature how simple creatures form complex societies. Ants, for example, cooperate to build elaborate nests in and above the ground. Honey bees fashion combs of hexagonal cells to feed and raise their young, and they do intricate dances to tell their hive-mates where to locate flowers and nectar. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Crescent residents attract pollinators, restore shorelines
Dr.Jim Dyreby and his wife purchased a 250-acre farm in the town of Crescent several years ago and started farming it organically. Dyreby intends to make organic farming his full-time activity after he retires from his career as an orthopedic surgeon at the end of this year.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
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Antlerless tags go on sale Aug. 14
The hunting season will look a bit differently in Oneida County this year. Antlerless tags will be available for the first time in several years. In last spring's meetings, the Vilas County Deer Advisory Committee (CDAC), decided not to allow any antlerless tags for this year's gun-deer hunt.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
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Education
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Nicolet College launches new culinary management degree
Students interested in the culinary arts continue to have more career options at Nicolet as the college recently launched its new culinary management associate degree.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Oneida County Health Department to host Street Smarts education night
A new program will be added to the Rhinelander High School freshman health class curriculum: Street Smarts.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Northwoods United Way to hold a 'Stuff the Bus' event
The Northwoods United Way school supply donation event, "Stuff the Bus," will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Rhinelander Walmart parking lot.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Nicolet College expands bachelor's degree options with culinary arts agreement with Northern Michigan University
Nicolet College culinary arts graduates now have another path to a bachelor's degree thanks to a new credit transfer agreement recently inked with Northern Michigan University.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
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New trustee joins the Nicolet College Board, two others reappointed
The Nicolet College Board welcomed one new trustee and reappointed two others during the board's recent annual organizational meeting.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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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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