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Monday, April 23, 2018
Either by man or machine, Rhinelander High School sports teams are trying to give Mother Nature a head start in finally getting their fields ready for play.


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Mendez pleads not guilty to wife's 1982 murder
A 69-year-old Minocqua man accused of killing his wife back in 1982 entered a not guilty plea Thursday to one count of first-degree murder. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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News
Baiting and feeding ban renewed in Oneida County following new CWD detection in Crescent
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirmed Friday that a wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Oneida County, in the Crescent Township.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Fate of St. Joe's property up in the air
What will become of the St. Joseph's Church and School property in Rhinelander remains an open question as the River News has learned reports that the property has been sold to another church were premature. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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River News brings home 10 WNA awards
The Northwoods River News won 10 awards, including two first-place honors, last weekend at the 2018 Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) awards in Madison. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Rhinelander man charged with false imprisonment
A Rhinelander man has been charged with false imprisonment and two other felonies after an Arbor Vitae woman reported he forced his way into her home April 9 and demanded money from her safe while dressed as a UPS delivery driver. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Lake Tomahawk waiting on ATV survey
The Lake Tomahawk Town Board received an update April 11 on an effort driven by the Lake Tomahawk ATV/UTV Club to get feedback from voters regarding the use of an 800-foot stretch of public land as a trailhead and parking area. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Walker signs welfare reform package into law
Gov. Scott Walker signed nine welfare reform bills into law late earlier this month as part of his Wisconsin Works for Everyone welfare reform plan, which, among other things, will require able-bodied adults to complete a work requirement or participate in a workforce development course to maintain eligibility for the FoodShare program. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Drug Take Back Day to be held April 28
Members of the public can dispose of unused medications and sharps on Saturday, April 28 as part of the statewide Drug Take Back Day. Various locations throughout Oneida County will be accepting unused and expired medications fom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a health department press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Community
Young leaders honored at 2018 Teen Character Awards Banquet
The 2018 YMCA of the Northwoods Teen Character Awards Banquet was held Monday, April 16 at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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May mindfulness: Finding peace
Ascension Koller Behavioral Health offers a monthly Mindfulness program in Rhinelander that is free to anyone in the community. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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World Immunization Week is April 24-30
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the ultimate babyproofing plan is to follow the recommended immunization schedule for young children as vaccines help a baby's natural defense to safely develop immunity to serious diseases. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Job fair connects employers and job seekers
Employers, job seekers and students attended the 2018 Northern Advantage Job Fair. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Second installment of Catena Three Lakes series set for April 25
Catena Three Lakes has announced its second event will be held Wednesday, April 25.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Adult prom
Holiday Acres in Rhinelander hosted an adult prom Saturday evening April 14, 2018.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Northern Arts Council officers
The Northern Arts Council selected officers for the coming year at its annual meeting March 8.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Opinions
Reader frustrated over snow plowing
It seems as though city plow operators are determined to lower the life expectancy of elderly residents. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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County board supervisor thanks voters
To the Editor:

I would like to thank all of the voters of District 7 who elected me to another term on the Oneida County Board of Supervisors. (subscriber access)


Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Reader thanks plow truck drivers
To the Editor:

I would like to thank all our plow truck drivers. (subscriber access)


Saturday, April 21, 2018
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The missing piece of the puzzle
To the Editor:

Since the Florida school shooting, students throughout the country are becoming politically active and vocal about gun control, banning assault weapons and raising the age for buying a gun.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Baer: Rhinelander library is underfunded
To the Editor:

Have you been to your Rhinelander Library lately? No? You have been missing a lot.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
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What one person can do to protect our earth
To the Editor:

Since 1970 Americans of all political persuasions, faiths and backgrounds have undertaken personal action to help the environment for Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Open Book meetings are a resource for property taxpayers
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.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Sports
Southern swing: RHS teams relish road trip to open season
The first official outdoor games of the spring for the Hodags will take place today as the RHS girls' soccer team plays D.C. Everest and Bay Port in a triangular at Madison Area Technical College.
On Tuesday, the RHS baseball and softball teams will finally have their opening day as they travel to Woodside Sports Complex in Mauston, north of Wisconsin Dells, for double duals with three other northern Wisconsin schools.


Saturday, April 21, 2018
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School district committee OKs study of potential softball field sites
A proposal that would see a pair of softball fields built at one of two locations near Rhinelander High School took a small step forward Monday when the School District of Rhinelander capital projects ad hoc committee gave the go ahead for a feasibility study and mapping of the potential sites.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Swim club competes at Midwest regionals
The Rhinelander Swim Club had 16 athletes participate in the 2018 Midwest Regional Swim Meet earlier this month at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. To be eligible to compete in this meet, the swimmers had to have qualifying times in each of their events.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Photos: Youth bowlers honored
The junior and bumper bowling leagues at Hodag Lanes recently held their year-end banquet.



Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Spring Sports Weather Tracker
The number of Rhinelander High School varsity spring sports contests canceled or postponed due to the winter weather.
(Updated: 4/19/2018, 11:05 a.m.)


Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Shoutouts & Callouts
Weatherwise, 2018 will likely go down as the zaniest spring sports season in recent memory - even surpassing 2013 - however changing the spring sports calendar in future years because might not be as simple of a solution as it appears. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Photos: Only Fools Run at Midnight 2018
The annual "Only Fools Run at Midnight" 5K was held in Minocqua Saturday, April 7.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Outdoors
Workshop provides information to contractors
Landscapers play an integral role in land management and can also help landowners protect their shorelines and the lakes they love. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Fish Like a girl
Each year the Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress hold their spring hearings on the second Monday of April, as I have been writing about for the last several weeks. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Oneida County Clean Boats Clean Waters workshops scheduled
With the growing concern over the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) to Wisconsin's inland lakes, many lake association members and other concerned citizens are looking for ways to get involved. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Anglers reminded to keep paper copy of license on boundary and outlying waters
Anglers who fish Wisconsin's boundary and outlying waters are reminded to carry a paper copy of their fishing license under law enforcement agreements with the neighboring states and federal agencies that share enforcement duties on these waters, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources chief warden Todd Schaller said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Bartelt happy to be back 'up north' as DNR warden
Those boating, fishing and recreating on the Minocqua Chain may see a new face of DNR law enforcement in the months to come. As of March, Department of Natural Resources warden Chris Bartelt has taken over the Lake Tomahawk area, including the Tomahawk/Minocqua Chain.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Impacts of road salt seen in surface water
Living in northern Wisconsin means cold winters and slippery roads. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Fish like a girl
Not all outdoor guides are created equal, as I discovered recently when I picked up one from the editors of Field and Stream. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Education
Nicolet My Way offers flexibility
Highly-flexible academic programs to assist students in earning a college credential while meeting job and family responsibilities is the goal at Nicolet College as more programs are converted to the Nicolet My Way format. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Integrating science and language arts at Pelican Elementary
During the months of February and March, first graders at Pelican Elementary School participated in an integrated science and language arts unit.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Trees for Tomorrow offers natural resources career workshop
Trees For Tomorrow, an accredited natural resources specialty school in Eagle River, is accepting applications from high school students interested in attending a week-long Natural Resources Careers Workshop this summer.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Gunnar Millot of Rhinelander selected as strengths coach at Nebraska
Gunnar Millot of Rhinelander is among 58 students selected to serve as new strengths coaches for the 2018-19 school year in the Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business. Millot is a sophomore marketing major in the College of Business.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Law Enforcement Recruit Academy application deadline April 30
Nicolet College will hold a Law Enforcement Recruit Academy June 4 to Oct. 12 for individuals interested in starting a career in law enforcement.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
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Nicolet selects 2018-19 student ambassadors
Nicolet College has presented its highest student honor to John Graetz and Brooke Berdan, naming each as a student ambassador for the 2018-19 academic year.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
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March students of the Month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its March Students of the Month.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
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