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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Adam Moucha made a free throw with 0.4 seconds remaining as Mosinee clipped the Hodags 70-69 at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium after two turnovers in the final 45.6 seconds came back to bite Rhinelander.


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RPD to add second K-9 officer
If all goes well, the Rhinelander Police Department will add a second K-9 officer to its roster later this year. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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News
'A system in crisis': Taxpayers impacted by skyrocketing out-of-county placement costs
Over the span of the last two to three years, northern counties have been seeking viable ways to fund a continually-growing rise in out-of-county placement costs that are pushing budgets into the red. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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DOJ releases names of disciplined employees
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has released to The Lakeland Times all but two of the 19 names of disciplined employees that a Dane County circuit court judge ordered released late last year, deciding to forgo an appeal of the court's decision. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Citizen's Police Academy to return in March
The City of Rhinelander will be hold its 12th Citizen's Police Academy this spring, the police department announced Thursday. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Attorney: Schimel missed key statute on shoreland ruling
Attorney general Brad Schimel rebuffed Oneida County corporation counsel Brian Desmond in his recent shoreland zoning opinion concerning two lakes in Sugar Camp, but now Schimel's opinion has come under fire from a former attorney for the Wisconsin Legislative Council. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 19, 2019
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School committee fine-tunes dual credit courses
The School District of Rhinelander instruction and accountability committee approved a proposal Monday to allow a pair of James Williams Middle School classes to count toward graduation requirements at Rhinelander High School starting this year instead of the 2019-20 school year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Lussier to be sentenced Jan. 30
The fate of one of the five men charged in the murder of Wayne Valliere, Jr. is set to be decided when James Lussier is sentenced Jan. 30. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Northwoods legislators announce joint listening sessions
State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) will be holding joint listening sessions for constituents on Jan. 25, 28 and 29 with state Representatives Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma), Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) and Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander). (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Community
Rhinelander DECA students deliver at districts
Twenty-five Rhinelander students competed at DECA Districts Jan. 4 in Wisconsin Rapids. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Ascension Medical Group and community partners to hold HPV education programs
Ascension Medical Group, the School District of Rhinelander and Ties that Bind Us are joining together to present free community education programs on the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in January. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Three Lakes ice fishing contest moved to January
The 66th annual Ice Fishing Derby and Raffles, sponsored by the Three Lakes Lions Club, will be held Saturday, Jan. 19. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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NATH to hold anniversary event Feb. 2
An anniversary event for Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc., which operates the Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander, will take place Saturday, Feb. 2 at The Taj Mahal Hodag Banquet Center in Rhinelander, organizers said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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NAMI Snowball Gala set for Jan. 26
NAMI Northern Lakes will present its fourth annual Snowball Gala at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander, organizers announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Calvary to host Trivia Night
The community is invited to the fourth annual Trivia Night at Calvary Baptist Church (320 Lincoln Street) in Rhinelander at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Enchanted Doll Club to meet Jan. 24
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its first meeting of the new year at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River, club officials announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Opinions
Rhinelander Lions Club thanks community for very special holiday season
To the Editor:

The Rhinelander Lions Club would like to thank Downtown Rhinelander, Rhinelander Community Foundation, Lights of the Northwoods, City of Rhinelander, Howard Backe and the private residents and businesses for the wonderful Christmas lighting display and events this season. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Schimel finally gone, Desmond should follow him
When voters kicked former attorney general Brad Schimel out of office in November, we did not shed a tear. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it
If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Wisconsin, this message is primarily for you. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Treasurers remind property owners to pay their tax bills
To the Editor:

Property taxpayers should have received their 2018 tax bills. If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact your county or your local treasurer. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Tony Evers: Putting people last
There's a saying by David Greenberg about using "spin" in politics: Don't get spun, even about spin.

Thursday, January 10, 2019
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Democracy depends on open government
They say what's good for the goose is good for the gander, but when it comes to public records, the state Legislature doesn't seem to believe in this principle.(subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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2019: The year of the watchdog
According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dog is fast winding down and the Year of the Pig - good fortune and prosperity to all - will soon be upon us.

Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Sports
Hodag hockey wins East/Merrill tournament
Up 3-0 in both of its contest, the Hodags fended off rallies to defeat Medford 5-3 and East/Merrill 3-2 to take the four-team weekend tournament at the Smith Center.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Lady Hodags rout Mosinee, remain perfect in GNC
The Lady Hodags blitzed Mosinee from the start and cruised to a 71-43 win over the third-place Indians in a Great Northern Conference contest in Mosinee.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Hodag gymnasts turn in season-best score in Rice Lake
The Hodags cracked the 120-point mark for the first time this season, putting up a total of 120.225 points as they finished eighth in the 10-team meet comprised of mostly Division 1 schools.



Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Hodag Nordic skiers make best of non-snowy situation
The Hodags again made the best of a bad weather situation that forced the team to change its scheduled race plans at the last minute. The team traveled to Manitowish Waters Saturday for an informal dual meet with members of Ashland's 4H Canski team at the WinMan trails.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Stephenson goes back-to-back at Snowmobile Derby
In an amazing feat, Blaine Stephenson, of Hutchinson, Minn., won the world snowmobile championship for the second straight year.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Photos: WKSRA at CCC Winterfest
More than 20 kids from the Wisconsin Kids Snowmobile Racing Association (WKSRA) competed in Arbor Vitae Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Cross Country Cruisers Winter Fest in various classes from 60cc to 120cc snowmobiles on the ice oval race track.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Northern Edge falls to Pines 3-1
The Eagles scored twice in the second period, which proved to be the difference in a 3-1 victory over the Northern Edge at the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Outdoors
Jacob Friede's natural reaction
To escape the drab, dreary winter weather last Wednesday, I visited the community room at the Walter E. Olson Library in Eagle River, which was bursting with vibrant color, as if a colossal vegetable garden were growing out of the walls. 9subscriber access)

Saturday, January 19, 2019
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GLIFWC assessment looks at snowshoe hare
In an effort to learn more about how warming climates may affect various species of fish and wildlife, the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) recently assessed 60 species considered important to tribal members. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Perch and pike at the end of the Rainbow
Ed Choinski, founder of the Rainbow Flowage Ice Fishing Jamboree, calls out a winner during the awards ceremony at the Sloan Community Center in Lake
Ed Choinski, founder of the Rainbow Flowage Ice Fishing Jamboree, calls out a winner during the awards ceremony at the Sloan Community Center in Lake
A red sun rose over the Rainbow Flowage last Saturday like a tip-up flag on the horizon, and that's just the sight an army of anglers was hoping to see on the ice, as hundreds of fishermen turned out for the annual Rainbow Ice Fishing Jamboree. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Hunters help make CWD testing successful
Last winter, the first chronic wasting disease (CWD)-positive deer was found in the wild herd in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Dog nearly drowns in large hole on Vilas County lake
A couple of hikers had a harrowing experience on Vilas County's Towanda Lake during their visit to the Northwoods over the holidays. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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2018 final deer season numbers are in
From the numbers provided on the Department of Natural Resources website, it appears the 2018 deer harvest was a bit better, overall, in most zones, compared to recent years. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Lake Association of Oneida Lake conducts lake study and planning
The Lake Association of Oneida Lake (LAOL) and consulting scientists from White Water Associates have implemented the Oneida Lake Stewardship Program. In this multi-year lake study and planning project, professional scientists, resource managers, and Oneida Lake volunteers are actively investigating Oneida Lake and its surroundings. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Education
RHS teams dominate Financial Investment Challenge Bowl
High school students from across the Northwoods matched wits Jan. 9 at the annual Financial Investment Challenge Bowl which tests how well they understand money matters. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 19, 2019
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K-12 art show at ArtStart Galleries
The public is invited to visit the ArtStart galleries in Rhinelander to view artwork created by School District of Rhinelander students. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 19, 2019
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Challenge bowl
Four schools and a total of 24 teams went head-to-head during the annual Financial Investment Challenge Bowl Jan. 9 at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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How to help your kids protect their digital footprint and reputation
As part of its monthly newsletter, Hodag Pride, the School District of Rhinelander shares tips on how to help students responsibly navigate the digital world. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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CAVOC is a winter wonderland
The Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom and the School District of Rhinelander's school forest in the town of Pelican offer numerous winter-related educational opportunities. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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RHS Students of the month
Rhinelander High School has announced its December Students of the Month.

Saturday, December 29, 2018
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JWMS Students of the Month
James Williams Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for November. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, December 29, 2018
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