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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
It's been a long way back for the Hodag girls' soccer program which, like all spring sports, saw its 2020 campaign canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Voters say no to tax hikes, spending cuts
Voters did not feel the same urgency Tuesday as Oneida County supervisors do when it comes to the need for county road repair, as both a binding referendum to raise taxes and an advisory ballot question to cut spending - both for road construction - failed. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 9, 2021
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News
RFD interim chief announces retirement
The Rhinelander Fire Department will soon be without its interim chief as Tom Waydick announced Tuesday that he has submitted his retirement paperwork. June 4 will be his last day with the city, he said. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Study: COVID-19, pandemic restrictions severely impact individuals with autism
Significant research continued this year into the causes of autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and into promising treatments for the disorder, but a cluster of studies in 2020 and early 2021 have taken a different approach, looking into the impacts the pandemic and related restrictions have had on those with ASD and their families. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Biden laid groundwork for vaccine passports on second day in office
President Joe Biden signed an executive order on the second day of his administration directing federal agencies, including Homeland Security, to study the feasibility of so-called vaccine passports - digital or paper certifications that a person has received a Covid vaccination - and his Department of Health and Human Services is aggressively following through, studying ways to facilitate development of a federal, uniform approach to "vaccine credentialing." (subscriber access)

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Oneida County health department offers online scheduling for COVID-19 vaccination appointments
Oneida County Health Department is offering online appointment scheduling following the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announcement that everyone age 16 and older is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Sheriff's office to celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Each year during the second full week in April, telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. This year, April 11-17, is the time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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ELECTION RESULTS
Below are the unofficial results of the spring election as posted on Oneida County website's election information page:



County referendum question No. 1

Increase taxes by $500,000 to pay for road and bridge construction?



Yes 3,088

No. 3,535


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Fugle settling in as new county corporation counsel
After 13 years as an assistant county corporation counsel, Mike Fugle didn't hesitate when Oneida County officials asked him if he was interested in taking the top job. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Community
Community recycling program underway
Plastic has become a way of life in a society that uses plastic bottles, bags and packaging on a daily basis. But because only a small percentage of plastic is recycled or incinerated, U.S. landfills pile on inconceivable amounts of plastic waste that takes hundreds - if not thousands - of years to decompose. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Oneida County Extension announces April Lunch-n-Learn
Community development specialist Myles Alexander is continuing to offer informal midday leadership events. The series will continue on Thursday April 15, Alexander announced in a press release. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. The program kicks off at noon.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Health department, RHS coaches partner to prevent sexual violence
In partnership with the Oneida County Health Department, this spring sports season Rhinelander High School will pilot Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM), an evidence-based sexual violence prevention program geared towards high school-aged male athletes that empowers coaches to teach youth healthy relationship skills while cultivating a culture of mutual respect. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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LUHS grad to dive for the U.S. Navy
Lakeland Union High School 2020 graduate Chase Hunt recently landed a 6-year diver contract with the U.S. Navy. He's set to ship out to basic training April 12.

The Navy divers are one of the five advanced divisions of the Navy Special Warfare unit, the others being the SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC), Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD), and Aviation/Air Rescue. (susbcriber access)


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Oneida Vilas Transit Commission talks new home and money owed
A new location and a payment to the Oneida County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) were discussed extensively at the March 25 meeting of the Oneida Vilas Transit Commission (OVTC). (subscriber access)

Friday, April 2, 2021
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'Get Out and Walk' Challenge returns on April 19
Back by popular demand, the School District of Rhinelander Community Education Program is offering a 100-mile "Get Out and Walk" Challenge for the community.

Friday, April 2, 2021
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Oneida County Teen Court recruiting new youth panelists
Oneida County Teen Court is in the process of recruiting new volunteer youth panelists for the 2021-2022 school year. Oneida County Teen Court is a restorative justice program that helps give youth with first-time offenses the opportunity to correct their mistakes and get a second chance for their future without a juvenile record, organizers said in a press release.

Friday, April 2, 2021
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Opinions
Felzkowski should stop digging
As a lawmaker, state Sen. Mary Felzkowski of our 12th Senate district should by all means know enough to obey not merely the laws of human beings but of the universe, you know, such as the Law of Holes. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 9, 2021
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And so it begins
And so it begins. On March 25, Georgia put in place laws designed to suppress the vote in the Republican-run state where voters chose two Democratic senators in 2020. Among other things, the law makes it a crime to give water or food to people waiting in line to vote.
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Friday, April 9, 2021
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On Tuesday, vote no to highway robbery
The robber barons of Oneida County have been busy of late, and on Tuesday they'll be extra busy, as they lie in wait to ambush the voters as they head to the polls on Election Day. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 2, 2021
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For now, just say no!
I am a little surprised at your article on the Newbold building project. Did you fact check any of the town board's and presenter facts? Since the town meeting several items have come to light.

Friday, April 2, 2021
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Former public health workers support Conlon
Once again Mr. Richard Moore has attacked an individual who is saving lives and accused her of over-stepping bounds. (March 19, 2021 River News).

Friday, April 2, 2021
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Cveykus for the Court of Appeals
Dear Northwoodsians, we have an important election coming up on April 6th. One position that you may have not put much thought into is for a position on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 3rd District.

Friday, April 2, 2021
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Advice for Crescent voters
the DNR. The zoning board did not know of this meeting.
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Friday, April 2, 2021
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Sports
Hodags Skeen, Lawrence eager for All-Star experience
Neither Ross Skeen nor Rebecca Lawrence were exactly prepared for the news when the learned they would have the opportunity to suit up one more time in their high school basketball careers.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Team review: Rhinelander/Elcho/Three Lakes bowling
Though the Rhinelander/Elcho/Three Lakes club bowling team did not return to state as a team, there were plenty of highlights for the team during the 2020-21 season.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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WIAA Conference Realignment Task Force conducts review of remanded plans
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Conference Realignment Task Force Committee reviewed and voted last Tuesday to not support the seven 11-player football-only plans that were remanded back to the committee by the Board of Control at its March 5 meeting.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Inshalla CC senior league seeks players
The Senior Golf League is now forming for the 2021 season at the Inshalla Country Club in Tomahawk. The league has a 2-man team format. You may sign-up as a team or as an individual.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Hodag middle school bowlers in the midst of condensed season
Blink and you may miss a very condensed Rhinelander middle school club bowling season. The Hodags' first match in the Wisconsin Middle School Bowling Club District 9 season was March 24. The final matches will take place this Sunday. That's six matches in 19 days

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Photos: Spring fun in the sun
With Rhinelander High School students returning from spring break, and record warmth on Monday, several Hodag athletes headed outdoors as voluntary contact days continue.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Hodags' Lawrence added to WBCA All-Star Game roster
Rhinelander High School senior Rebecca Lawrence has been added to the list of those who will take part in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game that will be held in July in Wisconsin Dells.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Outdoors
Oneida County CDAC sets preliminary recommendations for 2021 antlerless tags
On March 25 the Oneida County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) met to formulate a preliminary recommendation regarding the antlerless quota for the county. During the group's January meeting, following a lengthy debate, the CDAC voted to increase the deer herd numbers across the county with the understanding that numbers are not consistent across the landscape. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Impacts of motorized watercraft the subject of Water Week discussion
Tim Asplund, chief of the water quality monitoring section of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), spoke at Wisconsin Water Week earlier this month about boating impacts on lakes. Asplund started with the DNR in 1994, and spent a good deal of time researching those impacts. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 26, 2021
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Avoiding bear conflicts in the spring
As the weather warms, bears will be coming out of hibernation, looking for food and water after their long winter. This can lead to conflicts with humans. Bears generally avoid humans, but if they find food nearby, they will quickly learn to associate humans with food, which is where conflicts start to arise. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 26, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live
The sun felt warm as I stepped out the back door into full sunlight and walked down the slope past the house toward the lake. The warmth vanished as I made my way down the 57 stairs to have a look at the ice.

Friday, March 26, 2021
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Oneida County receives DNR grant awards for 2021 season
Each year the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) awards grants through programs such as the Surface Water Grant Program and a variety of others. One area where many land owners of the Northwoods have gotten grants is through the Healthy Lakes Program. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 25, 2021
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DNR's Kalish meets with LdF Tribal chairman Johnson, Walleyes For Tomorrow on walleye numbers
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) deputy bureau director of fisheries management Todd Kalish recently met with Lac du Flambeau tribal chairman John D. Johnson Sr. and Walleyes For Tomorrow (WFT) Minocqua representative Gregg Walker to discuss the future of walleyes in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 19, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live
If your lake group has ever considered a fish sticks project to build fish habitat, you might find a role model in the county to the south.

Friday, March 19, 2021
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Education
Virtual College Visit Month set for April at Nicolet College
Anyone considering attending Nicolet College will have the month of April to explore the numerous opportunities and services available that lead to becoming a college graduate.

Friday, March 26, 2021
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RHS students collect coins for charity
Two Rhinelander High School business classes took part in a recent Penny War challenge.

Friday, March 26, 2021
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RHS announces March students and staff of the month
The following Rhinelander High School students and staff have been named students and staff of the month for March. The group was honored in a video presentation created by the nominating teachers and received a certificate of recognition, according to a district press release.

Friday, March 26, 2021
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Rhinelander students headed to FBLA state competition
Six Rhinelander students are headed to FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) state competition following their performances in a virtual regional competition in January.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
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Be the Buffalo and face life's storms
Everyday we are all faced with challenges, both personal and professional. In directly taking these obstacles on, we learn what the Buffalo knows instinctively. Buffaloes charge forward into a storm. When we address our challenges directly, the perceived obstacles are often less than we imagined. We don't always get to choose whether or not we have storms. The only choices we have is how and when we respond to the storms.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
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Rhinelander High School announces first semester honor roll
The following students achieved honor roll status for the first semester of the 2020-2021 term at Rhineland-er High School.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Pelican families are unique
As part of a school-wide effort to raise cultural awareness, families at Pelican Elementary School were asked to discuss with their children their unique cultural traditions and heritages at home.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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