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Monday, September 15, 2014
Despite steady rain, motorcycle enthusiasts gathered for the annual Fall Ride's opening parade Friday evening in Tomahawk.


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Schultz, Wright educate Northwoods residents on school funding formula
State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) and Representative Mandy Wright (D-Wausau) held a presentation Thursday evening on the state school funding formula. (Marcus Nesemann/River News)
State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) and Representative Mandy Wright (D-Wausau) held a presentation Thursday evening on the state school funding formula. (Marcus Nesemann/River News)
The state school funding formula is broken, and it's going to be very hard to fix. Legislators are trying to help rural schools, but the road to a more equitable system is filled with obstacles. These are statements Northwoods residents have heard for years as they've watched their local school districts go to referendum year after year. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 12, 2014
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News
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Woods Roberts named new library director
After three months of searching, the Rhinelander District Library Board of Trustees has chosen a new person to lead the library. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Legal fees in England case near $15K
An insurer for Oneida County has incurred nearly $15,000 thus far to defend the county and its former medical examiner, Traci England, in a lawsuit. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 12, 2014
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City expresses interest in Heal Creek property
As the Oneida County Board of Supervisors prepares to send out requests for proposals for the 272 acres of land outside of Rhinelander initially included to be the location of a business park, the city is doing some prepping of its own. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Beware of scams involving online sales
Online scammers have moved beyond posing as displaced Nigerian princes and are concocting even more deceitful schemes.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Second suspect in Norwood Pines break-in has new charge added
The second of two men accused of burglarizing the Norwood Pines restaurant in July now stands accused of an earlier break-in at the business that occurred in June. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Two-vehicle accident
The Rhinelander fire and police departments responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Stevens and Davenport streets just after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Law enforcement agencies in Oneida County to take back unwanted prescription drugs Sept. 27
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27, the Three Lakes Police Department, the Rhinelander Police Department, the Minocqua Police Department and the Oneida County Sheriff's office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Annual tour of historic homes to include Cranberry Hill
Some of Rhinelander's most historic homes will be open to visitors Sept. 20 during the second annual Rhinelander Tour of Historic Homes.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Rhinelander man travels to Washington D.C. as part of latest Never Forgotten Honor Flight
John Spencer sat in his Rhinelander home Tuesday afternoon, surrounded by neatly folded brochures and other mementos from his recent trip to Washington D.C. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Leadership Oneida County announces selections for 2014-2015 class
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce and Oneida County UW-Extension have announced the candidates selected for the 2014-2015 class of Leadership Oneida County.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Don't get the flu: Immunization clinics offered across the Northwoods
Public health officials say a flu vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for volunteers
An informational meeting on the Big Brothers Big Sisters program will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Nicolet College.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Free events featured in Nicolet College Creative Arts and Tech Talk Series
African wildlife, the exquisite woodcuts and prints of Gene Mecikalski, and free office software you can carry on a flash drive are all topics of free public events that will take place at Nicolet College in coming weeks.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Working through Grief series continues in Rhinelander
A free presentation on "The Grieving Process . . .What's Normal?" will be offered by Ministry Home Care as part of its ongoing Working through Grief series.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Opinions
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Reconsider the prize for boat launch naming contest
To the editor: I think the Rhinelander Parks, Buildings and Grounds Committee should reconsider the prize for the naming of the new Boyce Drive boat launch.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Governor does not respect public employees
To the editor: Wisconsin communities benefit from the crucial work done by Wisconsin's public employees and private sector employees.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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A thank you from the Timmons family
To the editor: As my dad would write, "let me get a word in."

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Placing the health and well-being of patients first
Every day many Americans have to weigh how they will spend each dollar. Food or rent? Electric bill or health care? For those who are uninsured and underinsured, medication is often sacrificed to cover the basic costs of day-to-day life.

Friday, September 5, 2014
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Jurors are appreciated
To the editor: The Wisconsin Supreme Court has designated September as Juror Appreciation Month.

Friday, September 5, 2014
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A salute from the class of '64
To the editor: This weekend the RUHS Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th high school reunion.

Friday, September 5, 2014
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Ferguson is about the police state
To the editor: Does anyone really know what happened in Ferguson, Mo.? Even after an entire week of "news" coverage I certainly don't.

Monday, September 1, 2014
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Sept. 12-13
Football: Lakeland 44, Rhinelander 13
Volleyball: Rhinelander 1st place, Shawano Invite
Boys' soccer: Rhinelander 1-1-1, Sheboygan North Invite


Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Wausau East, Merrill want in Great Northern Conference
Could the landscape of high school sports in northern Wisconsin change again? If a couple of schools from the Wisconsin Valley Conference get their way, it will. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Kjeve scores six goals in second consecutive game, Hodags blast Antigo 9-0
The Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team kept pace in the Great Northern Conference race on Thursday with an easy 9-0 victory over the Antigo Red Robins at the Rhinelander High School soccer fields.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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RHS girls' swim team overpowered by Tomahawk
The Rhinelander High School girls' swim team fell to a talented Tomahawk team Thursday night 112-57 at the Heck Family Community Pool in Rhinelander.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Hodag netters sweep Phillips
As it took on Phillips Thursday night, the Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team looked every bit the perennial power it has become. The Hodags were hardly tested in a dual meet with the Loggers, cruising 7-0.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Out of Left Field: RHS swimmer Brittany Haker
Brittany Haker is helping to lead a young but improving RHS girls' swim team this year. It's a light-hearted bunch around the pool, and if all goes as planned for Haker, there will be many more smiles in her future. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Theis sinks hole-in-one at Pinewood C.C.
Pinewood Country Club in Harshaw recorded its third hole-in-one of the season on Monday, Sept. 8.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Outdoors
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Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge begins Saturday
The 11th annual Northwoods Youth Deer Hunting Challenge (NYDHC) begins this Saturday with the archery season opener and will run until Dec. 15.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Cast a line: Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge returns Sept. 19-21
Every musky has a chance to win at this year's Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge to be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21 on the waters of five different lake groups in the Rhinelander area.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Online hunter education course available at Hunter-ed.com
Wisconsin hunters who need to complete a hunter safety course before getting their hunting license this fall can now get started on their official training at hunter-ed.com/wisconsin.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Frog days
Sue Pollack of Rhinelander took this photo Sept. 5 of a tree frog in her frontyard.

Friday, September 12, 2014
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The zen of the jig
Do walleyes inhabit your lake? If so, you are privileged: Walleyes are the essence of Northwoods angling. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Cavorting in the Keweenaw
Due to the fact we experienced so much fun and relaxation during our mid-summer break at Michigan's Big Two Hearted River in July, the same fearsome foursome decided to plan and execute a second min-vacation just prior to Labor Day. This time our destination was the scenic and historic Keweenaw Peninsula in Da U.P. of Michigan. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Ced Vig's Wisconsin Woodsmoke
The skinny on skunks

Friday, September 12, 2014
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
On the rock
As part of its 50-year class reunion last weekend, members of the Rhinelander Union High School Class of 1964 posed for a photo on the famous rock behind the school.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Wisconsin statewide public school testing changes begin in the 2014-2015 school year
With school being in session less than two weeks, it might seem rather odd to be discussing testing for the upcoming school year. However, with recent changes made at the legislative level, assessment in Wisconsin public schools has changed dramatically.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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School year off to fantastic start
Fall is in the air and the first week of the 2014-2015 school year is in the books. We hope everyone had a fantastic first week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Herb Kohl Foundation teacher nomination forms available
Teacher nomination forms for the 2015 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship award can now be obtained from school district administrators and principals, or from www.kohleducation.org/teachers/.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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NCES receives Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition award
Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) has received the Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award for Beating the Odds.

Monday, September 8, 2014
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R.W. Baird and Economics Wisconsin recognize RHS teacher Patrick Kubeny
Rhinelander High School has announced Mr. Patrick Kubeny has received recognition for his classroom teaching and how he helps inspire a passion for financial literacy in high school students.

Monday, September 8, 2014
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Senator Schultz and Representative Wright to hold public forum in Rhinelander
The future of public education, and rural public schools in particular, will be the subject of a public forum hosted by two state legislators, one Republican and one Democrat, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods, on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the James William Middle School Auditorium at 915 Acacia Lane in Rhinelander.

Friday, September 5, 2014
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