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Saturday, January 25, 2020
The Hodags won the final eight bouts - including four pins and three forfeits - to defeat Mosinee 54-16 at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.


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Lawyers spar over motion to dismiss walking quorum case
Oneida County Circuit Judge Michael Bloom will issue a written ruling on or before Jan. 31 on a motion filed by the mayor of the city of Rhinelander and four of its alderpersons seeking dismissal of an open meetings lawsuit brought by Northwoods River News and Lakeland Times general manager Heather Holmes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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News
Cabinet secretaries gather for roundtable at Nicolet
Just over 12 hours after Gov. Tony Evers gave his second State of the State address in Madison several of his cabinet members met Thursday morning with regional economic, education, financial and social agency leaders at Nicolet College in Rhinelander to discuss ways to boost the economy of northern Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Sports complex projects sent out for bids
The Hodag Sports Complex cleared another major hurdle Tuesday when the major contracts for its construction, to include an air-supported dome, were sent out for bids. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Wolfe sentenced to 28 years in prison for 'cowardly, heinous' murder
For what he described as a "heinous, cowardly, gangster murder," a judge handed down a 28-year prison sentence Wednesday to one of several men convicted of participating in the execution-style murder of a Lac du Flambeau man in December 2017. (sSubscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Another defendant sentenced in St. Germain drug house raid
A woman charged following a drug bust last summer in St. Germain has been sentenced in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Wisconsin lawmakers approve firefighting foam restrictions
MADISON (AP) - Wisconsin Republicans signed off Tuesday on a bill that would impose new restrictions on firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals in the hopes of reducing soil and water contamination, despite Democrats' complaints that the proposal would accomplish next to nothing. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Sayner woman draws jail time in embezzlement case
A 49-year-old Sayner woman who admitted to stealing $25,000 from the Trig's South Gas Station in Minocqua over the course of a year received a withheld sentence, three years of probation and four months in jail, after pleading no contest Tuesday morning to a reduced charge. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Superintendent finalists to meet public, staff Jan. 28
The School District of Rhinelander's board of education has reached the homestretch of its search for a successor to superintendent Kelli Jacobi, who is set to retire at the end of the current school year. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Community
'Concert for Recovery' Jan. 25 in Rhinelander
Marshfield Clinic Health System's AmeriCorps Recovery Corps invites the public to a "fun, family-friendly, sober concert" featuring musician Bryce Luebke from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Nicolet College Theater, Lakeside Center, Nicolet College, 5351 College Drive in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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American Cancer Society seeks teams for upcoming Relay For Life of the Northwoods
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is asking community members to be part of the world's largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer by participating in the annual Relay For Life of the Northwoods in Eagle River to be held Saturday, May 16 at the World Snowmobile Derby Complex. (subscriber access )

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Salvation Army's 2019 Red Kettle totals are in
Another Salvation Army bell ringing season has come to an end and, although it had its challenges, organizers are grateful for the community's continuing support. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Seeking strange stories
Certain professions tend to attract offbeat personalities, the square-peg-in-round-hole eccentrics, if you will. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Warm for Winter giveaway Jan. 25
Another Warm for Winter event is set for Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Friendly Village, 900 Boyce Drive in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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NAMI to host fifth annual Snowball Gala Jan. 25
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and NAMI Northern Lakes Drop-in Center (NLC) will host the fifth annual Snowball Gala Jan. 25 at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Local churches to sponsor presentation of documentary film at ArtStart Jan. 26
What does segregation feel like?

That question is the focus of "Invisible Lines," a documentary film from 88Nine Radio Milwaukee to be shown Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at ArtStart, 68 S. Stevens St. in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)


Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Opinions
Why do you live up here in the Northwoods?
To the Editor:

Years ago, when I moved up here to retire, my brother said to me, "Janie, people do not move up north to retire, they move down south." (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Our View
For those who wanted Oneida County to borrow up to $2 million from the state Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) to fund some pretty important capital improvement projects, Tuesday was a bitter blow to their big-government dreams.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Our View
It was a sweet and important win for the average person and for accountability when, as we report in today's edition, cable giant CNN agreed last week to settle a defamation suit filed by Kentucky high school student Nick Sandmann, who counterpunched against the network for painting him as a racist. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Reader wants 'a fair election process'
To the Editor:

For some, the prospect of greater democracy is alarming. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Reader supports Zunker for Congress
To the Editor:

I am urging everyone in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional district to support Tricia Zunker for Congress. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Rog shares message with community
To the Editor:

It is bittersweet decision that I have opted not to run for re-election in District 5 in the City of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Our View
Remember the good old days when politicians talked about policy? (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Sports
Hodag gymnasts beat Lakeland, move to 3-0 in GNC Small
The Hodags outpointed the T-Birds in all four events and cruised to a 107.925-89.4 victory at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Hodag swimmers down Shawano, move to 9-0 in GNC
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team on Thursday moved one step closer to completing its second straight perfect Great Northern Conference season.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Photo: 12,000 Puck Club honored
Members of the Rhinelander Ice Association's 12,000 Puck Club for the 2019-20 season were honored prior to the Rhinelander High School boys' hockey team's game against Antigo at the Rhinelander Ice Arena Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Quartet sets new 200 medley relay record at home meet
The Rhinelander Swim Club hosted its second home meet of the season on Saturday, Jan. 11, a Central Wisconsin Swim Conference meet at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Hodags' Martin tweets commitment to UW-Whitewater
Rhinelander High School football standout Drake Martin announced Wednesday via social media that he will continue his football career this fall at one of the top NCAA Division-III programs in the nation, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Middle school gymnasts compete at AV-W
The James Williams Middle School gymnastics team took part in a six-team invite at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Elementary School Monday, Jan. 20. The Hodags finished third in the A division and sixth in the B division.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Middle school skiers compete in Hodag Nordic Challenge
The Rhinelander Middle School Nordic ski team took part in the Ascension Hodag Nordic Challenge Jan. 18 and 19 at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom in Rhinelander.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Outdoors
Hodag Sports Club Banquet Feb. 4
The annual Hodag Sports Club Banquet, considered by many to be the social event of the year, is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Fish Like A Girl
As I come back to the paper for my first full week, I cannot help but think about how much has changed, but, at the same time, how much has stayed the same.

"Are we there yet?" (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 25, 2020
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DNR wildlife research programs span from beaver to bear
Recently, Department of Natural Resources wildlife research team leader Dave McFarland gave a Science on Tap presentation entitled, "From Beaver to Bear - Wisconsin DNR's Wildlife Research Program in the Northwoods." (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Oneida County sponsoring snowmobile safety course starting Jan. 27
The Oneida County sheriff's office is sponsoring a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources certified snowmobile safety course from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27; Tuesday, Jan. 28; and Thursday, Jan. 30. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Lake Where You Live
In the Jurassic Park movies, scientists brought back dinosaurs from fossilized DNA millions of years old. Gretchen Gerrish does something a little bit similar in her research work. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Fish Like A Girl
Free Fishing Weekend is upon us, and what better time to Fish Like a Girl! Or a guy. Or a German shepard, for that matter. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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NRB hears bear, raccoon rule changes
Last month's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting brought approval of some rule change packages that have been in the works for several months. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Education
80 Trays Around the World:  Rhinelander students explore international cuisine
Students across the School District of Rhinelander enjoyed some unique lunch offerings this week as part of the "80 Trays Around the World" campaign which offers students an opportunity to sample cuisine from around the world. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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JWMS students of the month
James Williams Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for December 2019. Every month staff chose students from every grade level who have demonstrated the ability to follow the school's five core values - respect, kindness, responsibility, effort, and honesty - at an exceptional level. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Pelican fourth-grade students demonstrate math skills, show off art projects during Family Night
Despite wintry weather, Pelican Elementary School fourth-grade families held a Family Night event Jan. 9. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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FBLA/DECA collects 650 pairs of jeans
The Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Jeans for Teens drive has come to an end and over 650 pairs of jeans were collected, the club announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Kiwanis Honors
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander honored two outstanding Rhinelander High School seniors at a recent weekly meeting. Drake Martin participates in football, basketball, and track and field. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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AmeriGas Propane donates $250 to Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Club
AmeriGas Propane recently donated $250 to the FBLA/DECA Club at Rhinelander High School, according to a School District of Rhinelander press release.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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RHS Student Council completes 'Angel Tree' project
The Rhinelander High School Student Council recently took part in an Angel Tree project. Students, staff and community members were encouraged to visit the RHS Activities Office and take an ornament off the Christmas tree located there.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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