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Friday, December 9, 2016
The Hodags shot less than 23 percent from the field in the second half, and a tick over 29 percent for the game, but still found a way to defeat Ashland 43-35 at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.


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Times files open-meetings complaint against Oneida County
The Lakeland Times filed this week an open-meetings complaint against an Oneida County committee for a closed session the paper alleges violated the law multiple times. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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News
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Squash Lake property owners show support for lake district at public hearing
The Oneida County UW-Extension and Conservation committee held a public hearing Saturday morning to hear input on the possible formation of a lake district on Squash Lake west of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Engineer evaluates UW-Extension workspace; results pending
An engineer hired by the state has completed an evaluation of the heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) system in the lower level of the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport where UW-Extension employees have complained about poor air quality. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Vilas County Public Health board set to tackle drug abuse
While not posted on the agenda for the Nov. 30 meeting of the Vilas County Public Health Board, it was clear that committee members had a particular topic on their mind. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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U.S. is an also-ran in human freedom index
If you live in the U.S. and believe you're in the freest country in the world, you'd better think again. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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DRI's 2017 board of directors announced
The members of Downtown Rhinelander Inc. elected a new board of directors for 2017 during the organization's annual meeting in November. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Education in the workforce: What level of higher education is needed?
Last month, the Pew Research Center released a detailed analysis of the U.S. workforce. The study analyzed trends in wage, gender, political views, job satisfaction and educational beliefs. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Oneida County housing sales update: November
Home and land sales in Oneida County this past month showed a good increase in the number of properties sold however there was an overall decrease in prices. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Community
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Train restoration
Rick Schmitz, Big Tow LLC, lifts the 1-ton tender onto the restored flatbed of the narrow-gauge train at Pioneer Park Historical Complex in Rhinelander last month. The 1925 tender originally held coal to stoke the engine of the 5-Spot steam locomotive when it was in use for the Thunder Lake Lumber Company here. The restoration was made possible by the combined efforts of Rhinelander Railroad Association volunteers, supervised by John Nevins and Augden Windelborn, funding from the Lions Club and other donors, donated cribbing from Lassig Bros. Construction Co., and donated use of the crane. The train has been on display at the complex since 1973 and a great deal of repair work remains to be done, project leaders said in a press release. Donations to support future restoration or for upkeep of the model train layout inside the Soo Line Train Depot Museum can be made through Mayor Richard Johns at City Hall, (715) 365-8600. Volunteers who wish to participate in train or building restoration can contact John Nevins at (715) 367-4061.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Nashville recording artist to perform Christmas show to benefit veterans
Nashville Recording Artist Red Higgins will present a Classic Country Christmas Show to benefit veterans starting at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Tomahawk High School.

Higgins told the River News he reached out to VFW Post 2687 to see if they were interested in having a show.


Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Community Holiday Concert Dec. 11 at Nicolet
Favorite songs of the holidays will fill the Nicolet College Theatre when the ever-popular Nicolet Live! Community Holiday Concert takes place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Community band to perform at senior center Dec. 10
An informal Christmas sing-along/concert will be presented by the Rhinelander Area Community Band at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Oneida Senior Center.

Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided by the senior center.

The event is free, and everyone is welcome.


Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Wabeno Area Players to present scholarship fundraiser for area students
The Wabeno Area Players will present "Songs Under the Mistletoe" Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-18, as part of a fundraiser for area students.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Model Rockets 4-H project group to meet Dec. 14
Youth in grade three and up will have an opportunity to learn about aerospace while building model rockets through participation in the 4-H Model Rocket project program, Oneida County 4-H leaders announced in a press release. The initial project meeting for this school year will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 in the lower level meeting room of the Rhinelander District Library.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Pool fundraiser benefits veterans ceremony
Members of the Board of Directors of the Veterans Ceremony-Union Grove Cemetery recently accepted a $220 donation from a partner's pool tournament held on Veterans Day at Sammy Junior's in Rhinelander.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Opinions
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More like a sinking Titanic taking parks down, too
To the editor:

A recent comment in the paper compared funding the golf course to the Titanic. Very true and it's already going down and apparently has been for some time to the tune of more than a million dollars of taxpayer money. Money that will not be paid back.


Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The Buffoonery Factory
Seriously, we are not making this story up:

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away from our planet - the Oneida County Courthouse - a few good old boys were sitting around behind closed doors doing what good old boys do, you know, figuring out the latest way to screw the people, when suddenly they became concerned.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Reader has a question for female alderpersons
To the editor:

As the mother of three sons and six grandchildren, my family has traveled to many sporting events. My sons were raised at Pioneer Park with the fastpitch league, along with many other kids from Rhinelander.


Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Clerk: Town of Stella recount delay due to county clerk's office
To the editor:

My name is Amy Zdroik, town clerk of Stella, and I am writing in response to the article "Oneida County recount of presidential election ballots could run until Wednesday" published Dec. 3, 2016.


Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Open houses offer glimpse into Rhinelander's past
To the editor:

If you weren't able to make it to the open houses last weekend at the Rhinelander Historical Society Museum on Pelham Street and the Railroad Museum in Pioneer Park, you missed seeing two excellent examples of why we can be proud to live in Hodagland.


Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Reader supports Standing Rock concert
To the editor:

I am writing to support the Rhinelander school board's decision to allow the Paco Fralick/Scott Kirby concert to benefit "Honor the Earth." The state of Wisconsin has been a leader in conservation of our natural resources and it is only fitting we would support a group trying to maintain clean water.


Thursday, December 8, 2016
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How can they sleep at night?
Let's be clear from the get-go: No one seriously believes the Russians stole the U.S. presidential election for Donald Trump, not even the political activists pursuing recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Thursday, Dec. 8
Boys' hockey: Northland Pines 6, Rhinelander 2
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 41, Antigo 34
Wrestling: Marshfield 43, Rhinelander 22
Boys' swim: Lakeland 104.5, Rhinelander 64.5


Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Kostrova, Mork carry Hodags to 54-34 win over Ashland
When she was on the court, Kaly Kostrova's game didn't look like that of a player who was still battling illness, scoring 24 points in Rhinelander's 54-34 romp over Ashland at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.



Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Hodags drop heartbreaker to Mosinee
Zeth Pyan slipped a shot into the net with four seconds remaining in regulation to give Mosinee a 2-1 victory over the RHS boys' hockey team at the Mosinee Rec Center.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Hodag bowlers remain undefeated
The Hodags came off a two-week layoff over the Thanksgiving holiday to defeat D.C. Everest's JV squad 7-2 and move to 3-0 on the year during a meet Sunday at Lincoln Lanes in Merrill.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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YMCA to offer indoor, co-ed youth soccer
Boys and girls of all skill levels, grades K-3, are welcome to join the YMCA of the Northwoods and RHS head coach Dan Millot for this winter session of indoor, co-ed youth soccer, which will begin next month.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Hockey: Hodags fall to opportunistic Comets 6-2
The Hodags outshot Waupaca 37-36 but came out on the wrong end of a 6-2 decision in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Waupaca Expo Center.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Boys' hoops: RHS toppled by Rapids 54-43
A late first-half run proved to be the difference Friday night as Wisconsin Rapids got by the Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team 54-43 at Lincoln fieldhouse.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Outdoors
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Fish like a girl
There is nothing that bothers me more than when adults belittle and berate youth hunters and anglers. I have seen it again this deer season, and I think it is ridiculous. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, December 3, 2016
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2016 deer season recap
The 2016 gun opener brought wind, cold and snow, making for difficult conditions for hunters. Opening weekend wound up a bit better, with warmer temperatures and the wind laying down on Sunday. In the Northern Forest Zone, the DNR reported harvest numbers were up from 2015.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Area residents recognized as Wisconsin Lake Leaders
Four Oneida and Vilas County residents were recognized recently for completing a training program to help protect Wisconsin's lakes.

Dan Butkus of Squash Lake, John Primozich of Bear Lake, John Richter of Plum Lake and Ted Rulseh of Birch Lake and were among 26 participants who graduated from the Wisconsin Lake Leaders Institute in a ceremony at Aldo Leopold's shack.


Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Lillian Treder has great first hunting season
Lillian Treder is no stranger to hunting, although this year brought her first attempt at harvesting her own animals. Treder is 10 years old and has been going into the woods with her dad, Nic, for years now. She said she started sitting in a deer stand with him about five years ago and her mom, Kristi, said she has been out scouting for turkeys for even longer. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The lake where you live
With the cold weather and falling water temperatures, the green is mostly gone from our lakes. Much of that green consists of algae, a word that carries, to some extent, a negative connotation. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Ski patrol question and answer session at Camp 10 Dec. 3
Camp 10 Ski n' Snowboard in Rhinelander Ski Patrol will present a question-and-answer session at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 for interested individuals who may wish to become members of the ski patrol.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Walleye survey results for Minocqua chain show some promise, work still to be done
As part of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, walleyes have been stocked into the Minocqua Chain for the past few years. Lake Tomahawk was stocked in 2012 with large fingerlings, with Minocqua and Kawaguesaga being stocked in 2013 with large fingerling walleyes through the initiative for the first time. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Education
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Women encouraged to explore IT careers Dec. 15 at Nicolet College
Nicolet College is inviting women interested in careers in information technology to attend a special event Thursday, Dec. 15, to learn about the many possibilities this high-demand career field has to offer.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Nicolet suspends graphic design program
Nicolet Area Technical College will suspend its graphic design program for three years as soon as the current students in the program have completed their courses.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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District business director explains school tax
In early December, property taxes will be mailed out to all residents. On your property tax bill you will see a school tax. Please be aware that the certified school mill rate may be different than what you see on your property tax bill.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Crescent students participate in inquiry project
The second-graders in Ms. Vannatter's and Mrs. Deitz's class at Crescent Elementary School participated in an inquiry project in November. The students were trying to find out how a nocturnal animal survives at night.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Eagle River Fab Lab slated to open in January
Earlier this year, Northland Pines Middle School in Eagle River was informed it will receive one of the state's Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) grants.

At the a recent economic development summit hosted by Gov. Scott Walker, principal Dan Marien explained the application process and Fab Lab benefits to a panel audience. (subscriber access)


Saturday, November 26, 2016
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November students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently recognized its November students of the month. From left to right, front row, Brian Paulson, Staff of the Month; Seth Bowen, Tech Ed.; MacKennzie Yoder, English. Back row left to right: Lauren Kolb, Family & Consumer Science; Maxwell Holperin, Social Studies; Clint McCue, Science; Mathew Herman, Business & Marketing; and Anthony Klabunde, Fine Arts. Missing Kenneth Baumgardner, Physical Education.



Saturday, November 26, 2016
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Artstart cleanup
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander and the RHS Key Club helped with a fall cleanup of the ArtStart grounds and parking lot. The cleanup was in preparation for a spring landscaping and construction project that includes building an outdoor stage and children's classroom. Kiwanis also provided funding for the recently completed indoor children's classroom at ArtStart. Both the outdoor and indoor classrooms will provide venues for ArtStart to further art education for children in the Rhinelander community.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
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