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Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Rhinelander, No. 3 in the Wisconsin AA Legion baseball rankings, pounced on the fourth-ranked Raiders in a nine-run second inning and cruised to a 12-2 victory at Stafford Field.


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Council waives fee for fair to be held at Pioneer Park
As a gesture of goodwill toward the newly independent Oneida County Fair, the Rhinelander Common Council voted last week to waive the maintenance and set-up fee associated with the use of Pioneer Park. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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News
Legal battle over proposed Bible camp continues
The long-running legal battle over a proposed Bible camp on Squash Lake near Rhinelander continues as Eagle Cove Camp & Conference Center Inc. has served notice it will appeal a May 17 ruling by Oneida County circuit judge Mike Bloom affirming the Oneida County Board of Adjustment's order and determination denying the plaintiffs' application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to build the camp. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Oneida County green lights Bangstad to keep business open
The Oneida County zoning committee and department have given Minocqua Brewing Company owner Kirk Bangstad the green light to keep his Front Street retail business open but will seek to confirm that he will meet the parking conditions of his administrative review permit, the county's assistant zoning director told The Lakeland Times Thursday. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Wildcat enters not guilty plea in hit-and-run death case
Vilas County circuit court judge Martha Milanowski has scheduled an Aug. 16 pretrial for Laurie Wildcat, a 24-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman who entered a not guilty plea Wednesday to one count of hit-and-run involving death, a Class D felony. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Grothman bill pushes back against Biden's gender identity school funding policy
U.S. Reps. Glenn Grothman (R-Wisconsin 6) and Diana Harshbarger (R-Tennessee) - joined by Northwoods U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wisconsin 7) - have introduced legislation to prohibit the U.S. Department of Agriculture from withholding federal funds from schools that do not adopt the Biden administration's views and policies about gender identity discrimination. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Room tax listening session
A quorum of the Rhinelander Common Council was present last Tuesday evening, June 28, 2022, for a listening session on the subject of room tax. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Criminal justice coordinating council talks resurface in Oneida County
The formation of a criminal justice coordinating council (CJCC) - a step that could potentially pave the way for a drug treatment court - has been on the radar since 2019 as a possibility in Oneida County. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2022
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Waste Management fire triggers MABAS
Several area fire departments were called to a fire Monday at the Waste Management facility on County Highway J. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2022
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Community
Purdue students visit Nicolet to learn about northern ecosystems
A contingent of nearly 50 wildlife ecology students from Indiana's Purdue University recently visited Nicolet College to learn about and experience the rich and diverse northern natural ecosystem on campus.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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For the K-9s
Representatives of Peoples State Bank and Casa Mexicana were at the Rhinelander Police Department Thursday, June 30 to present RPD with the proceeds from a recent K-9 fundraiser event.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Rhinelander Fourth of July Parade to include F-16 flyover
The Rhinelander Fourth of July Parade committee has announced a F-16 flyover will take place during the parade.

Friday, July 1, 2022
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River News honored with 21 awards from WNA
The Northwoods River News won 21 awards, including four first-place awards, in the 2021 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were announced Friday, June 24 during the WNA Foundation Awards Banquet in Madison. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2022
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Tavern League supports Parade
The Rhinelander Fourth of July Parade is almost here! Pictured is Dale Schlieve, Rhinelander Parade Chairman, receiving a check for $700, which will sponsor Janesville Fife & Drum in the parade, from Amy Swearingen, Oneida County Tavern League Treasurer.

Friday, July 1, 2022
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Oneida County Board of Health announces citizen position vacancy
The Oneida County Board of Health (BOH) is accepting applications from interested Oneida County residents for one citizen vacancy.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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Wakeboats and lake capacity issues to highlight Northwoods six-county meeting July 15
Lake group leaders and members from six northern Wisconsin counties will convene for a discussion of the environmental impacts of wakeboats, the proliferation of short-term rentals and other issues related lake recreational capacity on Friday, July 15.

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Opinions
The Democrats' approach to governance
OK, class, today's task is to study colossal failures in human history, in which the human actors behind those failures apparently asked themselves a simple question: How do we take a big problem and make it bigger?

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Automatic weapons are not mentioned in the Constitution
To the Editor:

Since abortions are prohibited because they aren't mentioned in the Constitution, could automatic weapons be next?
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Friday, July 1, 2022
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Your Right to Know: Judge was wrong to bar recordings of trial
Since 1979, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has allowed cameras and microphones in state courtrooms, subject to reasonable restrictions.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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A response to Norden letter
To the Editor:

Hey Marilyn, FBI report: there were 12 mass public shootings (mps) in 2021. Those that died were our children and fellow citizens. Their deaths must not be diminished. The act of killing another human for no other reason than kill them must be condemned.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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Pastors say Jesus wouldn't endorse local pride event
To the Editor:

What do you think about Northwoods Pride Fest? We write as Christians to urge consideration of this ever-present issue. We are to speak the truth in love - this letter is an attempt to do so.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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Northing to show for it
To the Editor:

Ok, ok... I now realize that I droned on in Richard Moore-esque fashion the last time (5/20/22) that I ventured into the political arena.


Friday, June 24, 2022
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Rise to the occasion
To the Editor:

These are some tough times. Inflation at a forty-year high, so painfully evident at the gas pump and in the grocery store; record-breaking heat waves, wildfires, drought, and flooding, both in the U.S. and around the world; heat-trapping carbon dioxide at a four million-year high in our atmosphere.


Friday, June 24, 2022
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Sports
Hodags' Smith on winning WBCA All-Star team
Rhinelander basketball standout Jacksen Smith had eight points and a pair of rebounds as his Red squad held off the White team 124-111 in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 2 All-Star Game Thursday in Wisconsin Dells.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Team review: RHS girls' soccer
The Rhinelander High School girls' soccer team beat a WIAA state qualifier this year, and came within a whisker of sharing the Great Northern Conference title.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Babe Ruth Roundup
Rhinelander lost control of its destiny to win the Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League Thursday night. Crandon scored twice in the bottom of the sixth, which proved to be the difference as the Cardinals defeated the Hodags 8-6 in a battle for first place at Palmer Park.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Hodag Hoops takes two in Wausau League
The Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team won two games Tuesday in Wausau Summer League play, defeating Marathon 51-45 and Wittenberg-Birnamwood 43-29 at Wausau West High School.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Sports digest Hodag golfers Gechas, Kowieski compete in State Am qualifier
Two members of this past spring's Rhinelander High School golf team took part in a qualifier for the Wisconsin State Amateur held Thursday at Bass Lake Golf Club in Deerbrook.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Babe Ruth Roundup
Rhinelander methodically worked its way past Tomahawk on Monday afternoon, scoring in four of the first five innings to take an 8-0 victory over the Hatchets in Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League play at Stafford Field.

Friday, July 1, 2022
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Hodag hoops assistant Smith hired to lead rival Robins
Shaun Smith, who as served as a Hodag assistant coach the past three seasons, has been hired as the new head coach of the Red Robins. Antigo activities director Tom Schofield announced the hiring in a press release Monday.

Friday, July 1, 2022
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Outdoors
UMBCS teams take on Boom Lake
Last Sunday, the Upper Midwest Bass Challenge Series (UMBCS) was on Boom Lake for their second stop of the year for the Central Division. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2022
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Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament set for Aug. 27
Rod Gaskill was an avid bass angler who moved to the Northwoods from Las Vegas in the early 1990s. He was one of the founding members of the Hodag Bassmasters bass club and was active in introducing kids to the sport of fishing. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
Since we've lived here on Birch Lake, four large white pines rooted right on the shoreline have fallen into the water. In one case a storm was responsible. In the others the trees' root systems simply failed to hold; perhaps age and the constant soaking in water weakened them. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2022
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Oneida County Land and Water Committee learns about purple loosestrife control
Oneida County aquatic invasive species (AIS) coordinator Stephanie Boismenue updated the land and water conservation committee on purple loosestrife control efforts in Three Lakes during the panel's most recent meeting on June 13. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
The annual Six-County Lakes Meeting is a great time for lake advocates to focus on the most current issues and to network with peers from across the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Getting to know Lumberjack RC&D: What is a Resource Conservation and Development Council?
Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) is "a rural development program focusing on conservation, development and the use of area natural resources to improve social, economic, and environmental conditions for area citizens," according to the Lumberjack RC&D website. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 17, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
The colorful signs you may have seen at the ends of lake home driveways recently aren't for political candidates. They're from companies that have sprayed the properties to kill mosquitoes. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 17, 2022
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Education
4K Read Across America Challenge
On March 1, 2022, Mrs. Coleman's 4K students and families were challenged to read as many books as they could to create a colorful paper chain.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
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RHS students take part in Trig Star competition
This spring, mathematics students at Rhinelander High School participated in the Trig-Star mathematics exam, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors (NSPS), the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) and the Northern Lakes Chapter (NLC) of the WSLS.

Friday, June 10, 2022
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May students of the Month
The Rhinelander High School Students and Staff of the Month for May were honored at a presentation recently in the RHS Library.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
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Run Into Reading event was a success
On the afternoon of May 17, 98 School District of Rhinelander elementary students and their families came together for the first ever Run Into Reading family engagement event. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 3, 2022
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for spring term
Numerous students from Rhinelander and the surrounding area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the spring term 2022. To qualify, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale.

Friday, June 3, 2022
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RHS senior receives two exemplary soloist awards
Mallory Myers, a senior at Rhinelander High School, was recognized as an Exemplary Soloist at this year's Wisconsin School of Music Association State Solo Ensemble Festival at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
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Local law students receive legal education scholarship
The Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association has announced that Markus Johnson and Sydney Schallock, both of Rhinelander, have been selected as the co-recipients of the 2021 Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
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