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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Junior Howard poured in a career-high 28 points and the Hodags routed Lakeland 80-43 in the Great Northern Conference opener at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.


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County board will consider land deal at Dec. 19 meeting
Oneida County's bid to purchase 231 acres of land in the town of Enterprise for the county forest has moved a step closer with the property owners' acceptance of an offer to buy the land at its appraised value. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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News
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Inspection department to establish complaint tracking procedure
There are no shortage of complaints coming in to the city of Rhinelander inspection department. In fact, grievances have become so commonplace that the department is working to establish a complaint tracking procedure. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Up and Down, Left and Right: A new look at zoning
Though it isn't much covered in national or state headlines, a sea-change is occurring in a long national battle over property rights, land use, and zoning, and it's producing some strange bedfellows of late. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Man charged with repeated sexual abuse of teen
A Three Lakes man has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a juvenile member of his household and the child's mother is facing charges for failing to protect the juvenile from abuse. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Transit commission approves 2018 budget
The Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission, which oversees the Rhinelander-based Northwoods Transit Connections, approved a proposed 2018 budget Thursday. The financial plan will be sent to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for approval. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Oneida County adopts policy on bullying
In recent years, the cliched schoolyard experience of bullying has garnered serious attention from academics, the White House and various figures in our popular media. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Former Woodruff doctor has felony convictions vacated
A Northwoods physician who pled guilty in January 2016 to three felonies related to illegally obtaining prescription drugs had his felony convictions modified to misdemeanors Wednesday in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Two people under investigation in connection with Forest County death
Two people are under investigation in connection with the death of a 29-year-old man Nov. 29 in the Forest County town of Nashville.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Community
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Library to host 'Star Wars' party for teens
The Rhinelander District Library is throwing a party to celebrate the release of the new "Star Wars" movie.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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RHS Class of 1978 sets 40th reunion date
The Rhinelander High School Class of 1978 will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday, July 28, 2018. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at The Flyin' Finn Pub and Resort, 3924 Highway 47, organizers said in a press release.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Grief support drop-in groups in the Northwoods
Ascension at Home grief support groups are adult gatherings providing added support to individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Reducing holiday stress
Family gatherings, parties, shopping, presents, decorations, greeting cards, and more ring in the holiday season. Many people look forward to the hustle and bustle, reconnecting with family and friends, and the snowy magic of the holiday season. Others, however, look to this season as a time of stress, chaos and sadness.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Food pantry donation
The town of Pelican Community Club recently donated $500 to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry. Pictured, from left to right, are Neal Bauduin, Kathy Cline, food pantry manager Jane Motowski, and Joan Harper. The club also donated $500 to Girls on the Run.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association scholarship awarded
The Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association has announced that Brandon Brown and Stephanie Rock have been selected as the co-recipients of the 2017 Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 each.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Oneida County releases results of 2017 WI Wins compliance checks
The Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) has once again conducted tobacco compliance checks and reports five local stores sold tobacco to a minor during the exercise.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Opinions
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Investors beware, climate change is happening
To the Editor:

Moody's Investors Service Inc. provides credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. The company offers risk measurement, economic and consumer credit analytics, enterprise risk management, valuation, and training and certification services.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Reader: Reject Trump's Christmas 'gift'
To the Editor:

President Trump promises Americans a wonderful gift for Christmas this year. Congressional Republicans are working at breakneck speed to reconcile the House and Senate bills to pass GOP tax-cut legislation.


Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Reader lists top Republican lies of 2017
To the Editor:

Here are the Top Ten Republican lies exposed in 2017 as their party controlled all levers of power. (10) We represent the majority of Americans.


Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Reader lists top Republican lies of 2017
To the Editor:

Here are the Top Ten Republican lies exposed in 2017 as their party controlled all levers of power. (10) We represent the majority of Americans.
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Saturday, December 9, 2017
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On the brink of a golden era, or another disaster?
With the tax reform plan passed by Congress and soon on its way to being signed by President Donald Trump - ironing out the differences between the Senate and House versions aren't expected to be too serious a problem - the United States is on the verge of a golden era of soaring prosperity, good fortune, and hope.
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Thursday, December 7, 2017
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Reader opposed to tax code changes
To the Editor:

There was a time in history when giants ruled Europe. Some men declared themselves rulers over others. The most successful of them became kings, and very wealthy.
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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Reader offers thoughts on shootings
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I'm saddened that with all these multiple gun deaths and the fact that it's ignored and nothing is done to lessen or prevent future deaths. Politicians are puppets guided and manipulated by pro-Second Amendment groups.


Saturday, December 2, 2017
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Dec. 12
Boys' hockey: Rhinelander 4, Medford 1
Girls' hockey: Rhinelander/Antigo 8, Medford 0
Boys' swimming: Rhinelander 86, Shawano 77
Gymnastics: Rhinelander 118.325, Mosinee 102.725


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Hodag hockey routs Green Bay United, improves to 5-0
The Hodags erupted for four goals in the second period, and held a whopping 54-7 edge in the final shot count, as it routed Green Bay United 7-0 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Rhinelander, Lakeland and Marshfield tie for first at Hodag Relays
Rhinelander withstood a crazy final race in the 400-yard freestyle relay to finish in a three-way tie for first in its annual relay meet at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Hodags step up at Snowflake Invite
The Hodags put up a score of 119.3 points and finished fifth in the 10-team Snowflake Invitational Saturday at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Lakeland runs past Lady Hodags 71-55
The T-Birds used a 19-6 spurt to close the first half, and an 18-4 push to begin the second, to race past the Hodags 71-55 in a GNC matchup at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Short-handed Edge falls to Western Wisconsin 7-1
The Stars scored three times in the second, and three more in the third, to blow the game open and defeat Rhinelander/Antigo 7-1 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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DeMeyer, Kurtz win titles at Battle on the Bay
Jacob DeMeyer and Alec Kurtz took the championships in their weight classes and five of Rhinelander's six seniors made the podium as the Hodags took sixth place in the Battle on the Bay hosted by Bay Port High School.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Outdoors
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Fish like a GIRL
I suppose I am finally old enough to say things like "kids these days." As anglers we often marvel at how "easy" kids have it today in the sport of fishing. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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little hunters
Just days before the nine-day gun-deer hunt in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a provision that did away with the age requirement for mentored hunts. Previously, a youth had to be 10 years old in order to participate in a mentored hunt.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Snowmobile safety class to be held later this month
The Oneida County sheriff's office is sponsoring a Wisconsin DNR-certified snowmobile safety course in conjunction with the New-Tom Sno Fleas Snowmobile Club, Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Wolf ecology class provides pieces to the puzzle
In a recent column I talked a bit about the carnivore tracking class I attended, put on by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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BOW in the Snow set for February
This winter marks the 20th annual BOW in the Snow. The Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) winter workshop will be held at Treehaven Field Station in Tomahawk on Feb. 16-18, 2018.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Right place, right time
While preliminary opening weekend harvest numbers were up in the Northern Forest Zone, for many hunters it still depended on being at the right place at the right time. Overall, though, most sport shops and processors said hunters they have talked to felt fairly positive about the deer populations in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 2, 2017
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Fish like a girl
The first gun-deer season with the new mentored hunting rules in place has come and gone. No three-year-olds killed people with a 30-06. No one reported a kid wandering in the woods alone not knowing how to get back to the truck or hunting shack. The world did not come to an end. What did happen? (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 2, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Nicolet College Foundation awards record number of spring semester scholarships
A record 123 new scholarships were awarded to students to attend Nicolet College second semester, according to the executive director of the Nicolet College Foundation.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA to hold annual Jeans for Teens drive
The holiday season is fast approaching and sadly this year there are still many families left struggling to just get by. About 17 percent of children in the Northwoods live below the poverty level.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Community supports RHS Building Trades program
Rhinelander High School would like to thank the Local 2-15 Steel Workers Union and Eric Engstrom from the Samuels Group for their recent donations to the RHS Building Trades program.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Wabeno High School students to raise brook trout in the classroom
Earlier this month, over 100 brook trout eggs were delivered to Wabeno High School where students were awaiting their arrival.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Rhinelander High School to host Project SEARCH Information Night Dec. 13
Rhinelander High School will host a Howard Young Medical Center/Ascension Project SEARCH Information Night from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in RHS Room 133.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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School holiday concert schedule
The holiday season is upon us and soon the sound of festive music will ring out from local schools as students perform holiday concerts for their parents and the community.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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Three Lakes voters approve $3 million school referendum
Three Lakes voters signaled their continuing support for their school district earlier this month, agreeing to allow the district to exceed the revenue limit by $3,092,787 in each of the next five years starting in the 2018-19 school year on a non-recurring basis for operating expenses. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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