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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Alayna Franson continued her torrid offensive pace with a pair of goals and the Hodags held off the Oredockers 2-1 at Thursday Mike Webster Stadium.


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Proposal to open two county highways in Pine Lake to ATV/UTVs moves ahead
This map shows proposed ATV routes on County Highway W (pink) and County Highway C (green). The Pine Lake town board has decided to remain neutral, meaning the county will decide whether to open the two highways to ATV/UTV traffic.
This map shows proposed ATV routes on County Highway W (pink) and County Highway C (green). The Pine Lake town board has decided to remain neutral, meaning the county will decide whether to open the two highways to ATV/UTV traffic.
The Pine Lake town board voted Wednesday to continue the application process to open county highways W and C to ATV and UTV traffic. The proposal to open the roadways to ATV/UTV traffic was made by the Pine Lake ATV/UTV Club. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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News
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Chairperson takes issue with alderman's comments about parks committee
City parks committee chairperson Sherrie Belliveau took to social media this week to express her displeasure with alderman Steve Sauer's comment at a recent meeting of the Parks Public Engagement Task Force that his fellow task force members should keep "harassing" her committee to make sure the task force's recommendations for the future of the city's parks are implemented. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Holewinski updates committee on zoning issue in Sugar Camp
On April 12, Oneida County Planning and Development Committee chairman Scott Holewinski informed his committee that he had scheduled a meeting with State Senator Tom Tiffany and Rep. Rob Swearingen to discuss the zoning situation in Enterprise, Monico and Sugar Camp. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Electors grant raises to Pine Lake officials at annual meeting
The town chairman, supervisors and constable of Pine Lake will get a bump in salary following the April 2019 election after a motion to that effect was approved at the annual meeting Tuesday night. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Lake Tomahawk continues to operate without debt
The highlight of the annual Lake Tomahawk Town Board meeting Tuesday came from a financial statement indicating all town departments ended 2016 under budget and the town continues to operate without debt. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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School board approves pilot program for joint 4K with Head Start
The School District of Rhinelander board of education voted Monday to approve a collaborative four-year-old kindergarten pilot program with Head Start. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Marshfield Clinic's Melms: 'Ingenuity is driven by competition'
As part of The Lakeland Times' ongoing health care series, an interview was conducted with Marshfield Clinic regional medical director Bill Melms and chief external affairs officer Ryan Natzke on April 10. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Successful treatment for autism is team effort
Several factors play into the success of treatment for those with autism. As mentioned in the first part of this series, early identification is a key factor. The earlier a child starts treatment, the greater their chance of living an independent life. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Remembering Jon: Mother keeps son's memory alive with Arbirthday event
Friends and loved ones of Jonathan Ottman will gather at the Birchwood Lodge, 3966 Moen Lake Road April 28 to celebrate both Arbor Day and Jon's life.

The event, called Arbirthday, will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. The proceeds from the event will go to a scholarship for Rhinelander High School students in Jonathan's name.
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Driven to work in theater, Gustafson embraces role in Nicolet Players' 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Finding your way in life isn't always easy.

But for Northwoods native Josh Gustafson, the direction he would take became clear in the spring of 2011 when he first stepped on stage to perform in a play at Lakeland Union High School.


Saturday, April 22, 2017
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'It's not like something you can go get fixed': Alzheimer's Association member shares family experience
The Alzheimer's Association will host the 15th annual Memories and Melodies fundraiser April 22 at Holiday Acres. Social hour is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a buffet dinner of herb-baked chicken and carved roast top sirloin at 6:30 p.m. Dave Drivas will perform during the social hour.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Multi-county veterans expo April 21 in Rhinelander
Oneida County's veterans service officer Tammy Walters, in partnership with six other veterans service officers, will hold a Veterans Benefit Expo April 21.

"Veterans, family members, survivors and care givers from anywhere are welcome to attend," Walters said.


Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Chamber announces Summer Kickoff Celebration May 12 in Elcho
Summer is right around the corner and to commemorate National Tourism and Travel Week the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce will host the first "Summer Kickoff Celebration" May 12 in Elcho.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Lions help fight diabetes
Rhinelander Lion Sandy Mode provides an eye screening to a community member attending Lions Diabetes Awareness Day.

Club members assist in screening for diabetes every year. The Rhinelander Senior Center provided room for the Lions to serve those persons wanting to be screened for diabetes, and eye screening.


Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Monroe-Kane to speak at library April 24
Charles Monroe-Kane will discuss his memoir, "Lithium Jesus" at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Rhinelander District Library.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Opinions
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Reader disgusted by littering
To the Editor:

As Earth Day approaches on April 22 I find myself amazed at the lack of respect some people have for our one and only planet. There are many things we have limited control over regarding how our actions effect the health of the earth, and then there are some things we absolutely can control!
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Democracy in Action
This past week, with a few exceptions, citizens in more than 1,200 towns marched to community centers and town halls to take part in a Wisconsin political tradition, the annual town electors meeting.
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Letter writer questions law enforcement's approach to Sanns Street incident
To the editor:

This letter is directed to Sheriff Grady Hartman.

From the department's Facebook page: It is the mission of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office to protect the lives and property of those who live, work, and play in Oneida County.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month
To the Editor:

This April, I invite our neighbors to take part in Parkinson's Awareness Month. Nearly one million Americans live with Parkinson's - which is more than Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and Muscular Dystrophy combined - and over 20,000 of our neighbors in Wisconsin have been diagnosed with the disease. If you don't already know someone living with Parkinson's today, there is a good chance that, someday, you will.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017
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Southern highways, northern poverty
We noticed a little item in our political digest this week about a proposed expansion of the I-94 East-West corridor in Milwaukee, specifically a call by the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin to widen the highway.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
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The time is right now
As we have written about in past editions, a wave of autism is sweeping the nation and the world. It is, in a word, an epidemic, and to call it anything less would be dishonest.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Treasurers issue open book reminder
To the Editor:

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. If you are not satisfied with the outcome at the Open Book meeting then you can appeal the assessment at the Board of Review, which is a panel of your local officials.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Monday, April 24
Softball: Rhinelander 15, Northland Pines 0
Golf: Rhinelander 1st/3 Sheboygan Co. Christian Invite


Monday, April 24, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Saturday, April 22
Boys' tennis: Rhinelander 6th/8, SPASH Invite
Golf: Rhinelander 7th/7, Medford Invite


Saturday, April 22, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Friday, April 21
Baseball: Wausau West 11, Rhinelander 1
Softball: Wausau West 5, Rhinelander 1


Saturday, April 22, 2017
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An ace to an Eagle: Schickert commits to UW-L softball
Less than 24 hours after sustaining a knee injury, RHS softball pitcher Ali Schickert announced Wednesday she has committed to play softball next year at UW-La Crosse. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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RHS track battles weather in Antigo
Despite less than ideal conditions, the Rhinelander High School track and field team continued to show improvement Thursday in the Dale Peterson Invitational at Listle Field in Antigo.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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RHS to add strength, conditioning coach
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education approved a request from RHS principal David Ditzler and co-curricular activities director Brian Paulson Monday to create a strength and conditioning coach position. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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JWMS track team hosts invite
The James Williams Middle School track team hosted a triangular meet against D.C. Everest and John Muir middle schools Monday at Mike Webster Stadium.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Outdoors
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Wisconsin Wolf Summit II featured USDA wildlife biologist David Ruid
Wolf Summit II - Focus on Wisconsin was held last weekend at the Sugar Camp town hall and an overview of the summit was published in last weekend's Outdoor section. This summit was a follow-up to the summit held in Cumberland last September and showcased new presenters with a wealth of information on Wisconsin's wolf population. Due to the large amount of information presented at the summit, this is the first installment in a four-part series covering the speakers at the event. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Nicolet Bird Club of Three Lakes adopts Thunder Lake Wildlife Area
The Nicolet Bird Club of Three Lakes has joined forces with Department of Natural Resources staff to manage Thunder Lake Wildlife Area in Oneida County through the Adopt a Wildlife Area program.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Fish like a girl
The Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearings were held Monday, April 10. The hearings are held every April and are a chance for sportsmen and women to weigh in on any number of issues related to management of the state's fish and wildlife. There is an opportunity for any citizen to create a citizen resolution in an attempt to bring about change in the management of a species about which they are passionate, or to bring an issue to light to be voted on by all attendees in the county in which they bring forth the resolution. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Science on Tap: Michael Samuel presents CWD information
Michael Samuel recently retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, and last month, at Science on Tap, he talked with attendees about chronic wasting disease (CWD). Samuel said he started studying the disease in 2002 when it started to move into Wisconsin from western states. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Northwoods Wildlife Center cautions public regarding canine distemper in raccoons
Now that spring has arrived, The Northwoods Wildlife Center has been receiving many wildlife calls regarding raccoons that appear to be sick and exhibiting odd behavior.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Spring hearings bring sportsmen and women together
Each year the Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress hold their spring hearings in April. Monday was the night for sportsmen and women to gather in their counties and have their voices heard with regard to conservation efforts and fish and wildlife management actions across the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Wisconsin Wolf Summit II separates fact from fiction
Wolf Summit II - Focus on Wisconsin was held last weekend at the Sugar Camp Town Hall. The meeting was well attended by various stakeholders from across the state. Attendees came from as far away as Dane County to discuss the wolf in Wisconsin and how it fits into the overall landscape, including acceptable population levels as seen by different groups. Disease and the need for reforming the Endangered Species Act were also presented as well as public opinions on wolves in general. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Rhinelander HS DECA students to compete in California
Rhinelander High School will send seven DECA members to Anaheim, California Tuesday, April 25 for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). DECA is a marketing and business organization at the high school that focuses on career and leadership development, according to a district press release.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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McTeacher night
Crescent Elementary School staff participated in McTeacher Night at McDonald's Tuesday. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of its sales during the hours the teachers were serving to the school's Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) budget.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Local students participate in Concert Festival
Students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Concert Music Festival hosted at Three Lakes High School on Thursday, May 11. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, each school's concert ensemble groups will perform before a panel of adjudicators while students from other schools listen in as part of their own learning experience, according to a press release announcing the event.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Nicolet apprentices awarded Great Lakes scholarships
Two students in Nicolet College Apprenticeship programs recently each received $1,000 Tools of the Trade scholarships from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Prom court 2017
Pictured is the 2017 Rhinelander High School prom court: Megan Jones, Cara Dreifuerst, Maddie Meyer, Alayna Franson, Carly Seidl, and Molly Wagler. Missing is Kayla Fritz. Back row: Grant Gilbert, Jared Fabich, Owen White, Markus Johnson, Alec Kurtz, Jack Kovack and Colton Krueger.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Pelican students enjoy Career Week
Pelican second-grade students got a taste of the various careers available to them during Career Week (March 27-31). Parent volunteers from each of the second- grade classrooms spoke to students about the skills, and tools involved in their jobs and the reasons why they do the job they do.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Rhinelander High School students compete at HOSA state competition
The School District of Rhinelander sent a number of students to the state HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) competition this week, where over 1,100 students from all over the state competed in a variety of medical-based events.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
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