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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
If Friday's dress rehearsal is any indication, the Rhinelander High School football team is ready for when the lights come on for real and the season begins in earnest later this week.


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PFAS found in Crescent Town Spring
The Town of Crescent and the Oneida County Health Department have announced the results of recent tests on the Crescent Town Spring located at 3171 S. River Road. (subscriber access)

Monday, August 19, 2019
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News
City receives $77,000 in bills from law firm
The city of Rhinelander has received invoices totally approximately $77,000 for professional services rendered by the von Briesen & Roper law firm during the months of May and June as well as for services associated with the firm's investigation into four city personnel complaints. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Guild: Kingman personnel file 'inappropriately removed' from city files
The personnel file of former City of Rhinelander Director of Public Works Tim Kingman was "inappropriately removed" from city files, according to city administrator Daniel Guild. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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New judge assigned to Wolfe trial
Former longtime Marathon County Judge Gregory Grau has been assigned to oversee the first degree murder trial of a Lac du Flambeau man this November. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Rhinelander man facing child porn charges draws 21-month jail sentence in battery case
A 23-year-old Rhinelander man facing possession of child pornography charges was sentenced to nearly two years in jail Friday after his probation in a previous case was revoked. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Town of Crescent, county health department announce Crescent spring test results
The Town of Crescent and the Oneida County Health Department have announced the results of recent tests on the Crescent Spring on S. River Road.

"The test results indicate significantly elevated levels of PFHxS (perfluorohexanesulfonic acid)," the town and health department announced in a joint press release.


Sunday, August 18, 2019
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City Council approves new sex offender ordinance
The Rhinelander Common Council voted unanimously Monday to enact a new activity/residency ordinance directed at convicted sex offenders. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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St. Germain man charged in connection with 2018 overdose death
A 59-year-old St. Germain man made his initial appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon on a charge of first-degree reckless homicide as well as an assortment of drug charges. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Community
Fire department urges residents to sign up for free smoke detectors
Between 2012 and 2016 the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that only 74 percent of American homes had smoke detectors present. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Annual 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign underway
To enhance public safety and deter impaired driving, hundreds of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies are patrolling in greater numbers for longer hours during the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 21 in Rhinelander
The Alzheimer's Association® is inviting Northwoods residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Parkinson's movement and music class to start Sept. 9 in Minocqua
An eight-week movement and music class for those with Parkinson's disease will be held at the Minocqua Public Library starting Monday, Sept. 9. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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U.P. Parkinson's Disease Symposium set for Sept. 27
The fourth annual U.P. Parkinson's Disease Symposium will be hosted by the Parkinson's Society of Dickson County Area, in conjunction with the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, on Friday, Sept. 27, on the campus of Bay College West in Iron Mountain, Mich. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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School district announces new programs to ease stress on first day of school
With the new school year right around the corner, the School District of Rhinelander has announced plans to ease the transition for students beginning middle school and high school. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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10 things families can do to ensure smooth adjustment to school schedules
With the new school year starting, sleep may quickly become the first casualty of a busy, demanding schedule. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Opinions
Reader offers thoughts on tactical firearms
To the Editor:

I have been in the military, on rifle teams, carried enforcement credentials, a lifetime hunter and owner of guns, and as a civilian could get along well with single shot firearms (admittedly, I do own some repeaters). (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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OUR VIEW
There is a palpable sense of frustration in the nation after two more mass shootings with more than 30 deaths, this time in Texas and Ohio. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Sleepless in Hazelhurst
I recently attended an Oneida County Board of Adjustment meeting where the board unanimously upheld the county supervisors' prior approval of an industrial gravel pit expansion in downtown Hazelhurst.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Reader offers reaction to conclusion of city investigations
To the editor:

Did I read correctly in the Saturday, July 27 River News that the complaints by city employees, which included: failure to be at work; failure to communicate; canceling/being tardy for/or scheduling meetings off regular hours; being instructed to not communicate with elected officials; were found to be just "accusations"? (subscriber access)
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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OUR VIEW
Back in the day, when kids caught their parents doing something those parents had told them it was wrong for people to do, the parents had a ready answer:

"Don't do as we do," the thundering command would come. (subscriber access)


Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Reader speaks out on gun violence
To the Editor:

It's time for responsible gun owners to take responsibility for what is going on in our country.


Thursday, August 8, 2019
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To the Editor:

I am responding to Jeremy Vander Galien's anti-gay letter of July 6. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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Sports
Team preview: RHS girls' swimming
It has been 17 seasons since the Rhinelander High School girls' swim team last won a conference championship. The Hodags have knocked on the door the last two years, finishing second to powerhouse Tomahawk. Could this be the year Rhinelander gets over the hump?

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Hodag tennis strong in scrimmage
The Hodags won exhibition matches in all three flights featuring new starters and Rhinelander unofficially beat Wausau West 6-1 in a scrimmage between the two teams at the RHS tennis courts.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Photo: Hartzheim nets Pinewood ace
Pete Hartzheim of Minocqua recorded a hole in one at Pinewood Country Club Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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YMCA adult flag football league to meet Wednesday
The YMCA is offering another season of adult flag football. A captains meeting will be held at the YMCA of the Northwoods on Wednesday, Aug. 21 to determine start/end dates and times of games.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Hoger collects hit in Legion All-Star game
Hoger was productive in three innings last Sunday as he represented the Stripes team in the 48th annual Wisconsin American Legion All-Star Game at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Snowhawks slip up against Zimmy's All-Stars
The Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks battled both Zimmy's All-Stars and Mother Nature Monday night at Snowshoe Park. It was a 1-2 punch the Snowhawks could not overcome.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Photo: Miller scores 4-Cylinder victory
Rhinelander's Ryan Miller rang the bell Tuesday night, capturing a feature victory in the 4-Cylinder division at Eagle River Speedway. Miller, pictured, swept the night's festivities, winning the heat race at well.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Outdoors
Natural Reaction
Spiny water fleas have been found in Plum Lake in Vilas County. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Central Wisconsin River Series takes on Lake Mohawksin
Catching bass on Lake Mohawksin last weekend did not seem to be a problem for most teams in the Central Wisconsin River Series, with 30 of 42 teams bringing in a limit. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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In their element
Most visitors view the Northwoods and it's plethora of pristine lakes as the ideal setting for a temporary life of leisure. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Natural Reaction
It takes skill, knowledge, and the ability to read a body of water to win a bass tournament. It also helps to have a good partner in the boat. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Walleye size limit change on the Manitowish chain to be discussed at public meeting
Walleyes for Tomorrow (WFT) is initiating a proposed change for the walleye size limit regulations on the Manitowish chain of lakes and there will be a special meeting held on Aug. 14 to gauge public support of that change. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Building tradition
Boy Scout Troop 61, the largest troop out of Milwaukee, has built a tradition in the Northwoods and that construction reached a milestone this summer. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Natural Reaction
There was recently a directed lake study done on Boulder Lake, conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Education
Highly flexible accounting, administrative professional programs to debut this fall at Nicolet
Students looking to study in the accounting or administrative professional programs at Nicolet College will have significantly more flexibility in how they complete their coursework starting this fall. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 8, 2019
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Nicolet College announces 2018-19 graduates
Numerous students from Rhinelander and the surrounding area graduated from Nicolet College in the spring of 2019. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Nativity Catholic announces fourth quarter honor roll
The following students were named to the Nativity Catholic School fourth quarter honor roll. An * indicates a GPA of 4.0 or higher. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for spring semester 2019
Numerous students from Rhinelander and the surrounding area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the spring semester of 2019.

Saturday, June 22, 2019
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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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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its October Students of the Month.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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FBLA/DECA food drive a success
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA Club collected a grand total of 1,820 food items for the local Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of its recent Trick or Can food drive.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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