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Saturday, April 20, 2019
Coach Adam Schmidt admits he doesn't quite know what he has in terms of talent on this year's Rhinelander High School golf team. He likely won't find out until the Hodags tee it up in the first Great Northern Conference meet of the season.


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Judge denies doctor's request for return of bail money in toddler death case
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The former Rhinelander physician whose former wife was convicted last fall of causing the death of his toddler son learned Wednesday the $50,000 he paid to bail his then-spouse out of jail when she was first charged with reckless homicide will not be returned to him. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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News
Transit commission searching for solution to audit requirement
The Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission, which oversees Northwoods Transit Connections, is in a pickle. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Brennan: Budget would help local governments provide vital services
Joel Brennan, whom Gov. Tony Evers has tapped to run the administration's Department of Administration, visited the Northwoods earlier this month to promote the governor's budget - a budget he says would ease property tax levy limits and help local governments secure the resources they need for vital services. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Northwoods man charged with child sexual assault
A 34-year-old Northwoods man is facing a charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child under age 12 after a child reported that the man touched him/her where he/she "is not supposed to be touched." (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Solis takes deal, enters 'no contest' plea to homicide by negligent handling of weapon
A Hazelhurst man has accepted a plea agreement in a 2017 homicide case in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Current, former Mercer school board members facing felony charges
Three days after the April 2 election for Mercer School Board, Iron County district attorney Matt Tingstad filed Class 1 felony charges against five former and current members of the Mercer school board. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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St. Germain man charged following internet sting
A 45-year-old St. Germain man was charged Wednesday with using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and attempted second degree sexual assault of a child after he allegedly sent an explicit message to a police officer posing as a 15-year-old and attempted to meet the individual at a location in Minocqua. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Oneida sheriff's office issues scam warning
The Oneida County sheriff's office is warning the public about continued scams targeting Northwoods residents. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Community
Northwoods Choraliers to share 'Sounds of Spring' May 4
The Northwoods Choraliers will perform a concert, "Sounds of Spring" at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the First Congregational Church in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Ascension Medical Group welcomes new women's health nurse practitioner
Ascension Medical Group has added women's health Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Lambert, APRN-CNP to its staff. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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NAMI Northern Lakes announces changes
NAMI Northern Lakes, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has announced changes in key volunteer positions. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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All December Nicolet nursing graduates pass national licensing exam on first attempt
Nicolet College's most recent nursing graduates posted a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt at the national licensing exam to become registered nurses. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Mayor declares April 24 Federation Day in Rhinelander
Mayor Chris Frederickson has signed an official proclamation declaring April 24 Federation Day in the City of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest winners announced
The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Rhinelander Woman's Club has announced the winning artwork of the annual Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest for middle school students. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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LPAA to present The Jersey Tenors May 3
The Jersey Tenors are on tour in the Midwest and will appear in Minocqua on Friday, May 3 at the Lakeland Union High School Theatre under the sponsorship of the Lakeland Performing Arts Association as part of its current series of performances. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Opinions
'Real democracy'
To the Editor:

There are a few simple principles of an authentic democracy. One person, one vote. Every vote is equal.


Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Justice is blind and corrupt
To the Editor:

It is said "Justice is Blind". Nowhere is that more true than in Chicago. An actor, Jussie Smollett, stages a fake hate crime, and hires two African-American men to fake a verbal and physical attack on Smollett.


Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Our view
Well, the Petco fiasco is behind us, and we have a lot more to say about that topic another time, but what caught our eye in Tuesday's county board debate were remarks by supervisor Bob Mott, when he talked about why the county needed to keep the Petco study committee going. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Reader supports city employees
I don't feel I am seeing the transparency we were promised during the mayoral campaign and it is so disillusioning.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW: Don't purge records of expunged cases
Wisconsin legislators are looking to reform current law governing the expungement of criminal records.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Open Book meetings start this month
We would like to remind property taxpayers to talk with their assessor or attend their Town/City Open Book meeting to review the assessment roll if they question the assessed value of their property.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Our view
People and pundits everywhere are still scratching their heads over last Tuesday's state Supreme Court race, and there are probably as many theories as there are pundits about what conservative judge Brian Hagedorn's apparent upset victory over liberal judge Lisa Neubauer means. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Sports
Hayward addition eases GNC's football scheduling challenges
According to new RHS football coach Aaron Kraemer and activities director Brian Paulson, scheduling concerns are alleviated not only for the GNC, but statewide, now that the WIAA Board of Control has officially approved the creation of football-only conferences beginning in 2020.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Photos: Figure skating competition and testing
The Rhinelander Figure Skating Club held its annual Basic Skills competition and test session April 13 and 14 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.



Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Photos: Signs of spring?
After several weeks of being stuck indoors, a number Rhinelander High School sports teams were finally able to make their way outside this week.



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Youth swim lessons to be offered at RHS
The School District of Rhinelander will offer youth swim lessons beginning next month at Rhinelander High School's Heck Family Community Pool.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Weather tracker
The number of Rhinelander High School varsity spring sporting events canceled, postponed or relocated due to the winter weather. (Updated 4/18)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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WIAA board approves football-only conferences
STEVENS POINT - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control passed a statewide football-only conference realignment proposal and supported a raise in ticket prices for sectional and state tournaments at its April meeting Tuesday.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Drake, Riopel and Schmidt to be inducted into Hodag HOF
Three Rhinelander High School alumni who had distinguished prep sports careers will be inducted into the Rhinelander Athletic Booster Club's Hodag Hall of Fame next month.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Outdoors
Turkey season begins
For turkey hunters whose minds have been gobbled up with visions of bagging a long beard, the wait is over. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Natural reaction
As my nephew, Truman Leisses, and I climbed our way up a massive hill through the early morning darkness last Saturday, the gobbles of turkeys, the colloquial cries of sandhill cranes and the honking of geese blended into perfect prehistoric harmony. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Vilas county CDAC sets a 200 antlerless deer quota for 2019 deer season
In March, the Vilas County Deer Advisory Council, which is overseeing a three-year plan to maintain the population of the county's deer herd, set a preliminary antlerless deer quota of 200 deer to meet its 2019 population goal. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Natural Resources Board approves 2019 migratory bird structure
Earlier this month, Taylor Finger, the Department of Natural Resources migratory game bird ecologist, presented the 2019 migratory bird season framework to the Natural Resources Board (NRB). (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Northwoods Wildlife Center celebrates 40th season with a baby shower
The Northwoods Wildlife Center is preparing for its 40th baby season by holding a baby shower. Spring has finally sprung and many of the hibernating mammals and reptiles are waking up from a very long winters nap. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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WFT and GLIFWC to do walleye count on Lake Minocqua
Walleye on the Minocqua chain of lakes are a treasure to all who fish them, and never has that been more apparent than over the last four years when an unprecedented collaboration of conservation groups, tribes, and government has been conducting a massive effort to strengthen their population. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Natural reaction: Seeing eye to eye with severe storms
Spring storms will soon be hovering above the Northwoods, and thankfully, there will be plenty of trained, local eyes on the skies watching for signs of severe weather. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Education
RHS students enter annual Congressional Art Competition
Two students enrolled in Mr. Josh Calhoun's Painting II class at Rhinelander High School recently entered their original artwork into the 2019 Congressional Art Competition which will be held in Wausau. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Kiwanis Honors Fab Lab members
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander recently honored members of the RHS Fab Lab. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation to host Spring Fling for Scholarships
The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation will host an evening of fun and fundraising Thursday, April 25 at Brown Street 151 in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Intense learning for Hodags during 2019 Spring Break in Spain
Yes, 27 students from the Spanish Club of Rhinelander High School (RHS) visited the land of Cervantes, España. Led by trip leader Señora Mara Krueger and assisted by chaperones Taylor Kloehn, Linda Goldsworthy, Denise Zalewski and Kelli Jacobi. These students had the time of their lives on a tour of Toledo, Granada, Ronda, Seville, Córdoba and Madrid.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Rhinelander teacher Lori Linsmeyer receives Herb Kohl Foundation Award
A $6,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2019 Teacher Fellowship was presented to Lori Linsmeyer, teacher at Crescent Elementary School in Rhinelander, at a recognition luncheon hosted by Herb Kohl, Wisconsin philanthropist and businessman.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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RHS junior class planning 'Spring in Tokyo' prom
The members of the Rhinelander High School Junior prom court are busy planning prom that will take place Saturday, April 27. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and will last until 11 p.m., with the Grand March at 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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James Williams Middle School announces National History Day state qualifiers
Alex Johnson holds the Golden Ticket to the National History Day state competition in the Paper Category.
Alex Johnson holds the Golden Ticket to the National History Day state competition in the Paper Category.
For the sixth year in a row, James Williams Middle School has qualified student historians for a trip to the state National History Day competition. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
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