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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Brad Comer had an assist followed by back-to-back baskets in a 20-second span for the Hodags, which capped off a 14-2 run that propelled Rhinelander to a 66-44 win over the rival Red Robins at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.


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Frederickson, Counter still seeking mayor's office despite nomination errors
Following a successful challenge of his opponents' candidacy papers, Rhinelander mayoral candidate Alex Young stands alone on the official ballot for the April 3 election, but it appears those interested in voting for either Chris Frederickson or Scott Counter will still be able to do so. (Subscriber Access)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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News
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BREAKING: Doctors Foster and Smith transitioning 'most front office functions' to San Diego
Some time in the first half of 2018, 55 jobs at Doctors Foster and Smith in Rhinelander will be transferred to the San Diego headquarters of the pet supply company's corporate parent Petco, according to an internal memo obtained by the River News Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Local author looks to write the future of the fair
Following the resignation of longtime coordinator Nancy Gehrig last fall, there were major question marks as to who would plan and lead the 2018 Oneida County Fair. (Subscriber Access)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Autism rate jumps to 1 in 36 U.S. children
In the highest reported percentage ever for autism prevalence in the United States, a recently released survey of parents by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) puts the rate for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in American children at 2.76 percent, or 1 in 36.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Vilas County backs away from opioid lawsuit for now
The effort by some in Vilas County to have the county board take a larger role in helping to combat the opioid and opiate abuse epidemic suffered a bit of a setback last week when the county board's executive and legislative committee voted 5-1 Jan. 8 not to join a class action lawsuit against large pharmaceutical companies which manufacture drugs such as oxycodone. (Subscriber Access)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Employment integration bill gets positive hearing
A bipartisan bill that supporters say will promote state agency collaboration to enhance competitive integrated employment and workplace choice for people with disabilities sailed through a public hearing last week. (Subscriber Access)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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It's 2018, and political campaigns are ramping up
The mid-term election year is here, and, two weeks after New Year's Day, candidates in both parties are off and running toward next November's election. (Subscriber Access)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Walker backs GOP sparsity aid increase for rural schools
Gov. Scott Walker said last week he is supporting legislation authored by Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) to provide additional sparsity aid and a low revenue ceiling increase for rural schools. (Subscriber Access)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Purse swap event to benefit Tri-County Council
A Sip and Swap event to benefit the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at CT's Deli, 17 N. Brown St. Rhinelander. (Subscriber Access)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Snowball Gala to benefit NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Lakes and Northern Lakes Center will host the third annual Snowball Gala at Holiday Acres Jan. 27.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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DaVita donates to Tri-County Council
DaVita Dialysis in Rhinelander recently donated $650 to the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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January is National Radon Action Month
One in 10 homes in Wisconsin have high radon levels, according to public health officials.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Northern Arts Council awards first emerging artist grant
A Rhinelander artist with a mind for the environment is the first beneficiary of the Northern Arts Council's emerging artist grant program. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Firefighters to compete in chili feed challenge
Normally, those who serve in professional and volunteer fire departments are in the business of keeping members of the public away from situations which can generate significant heat. This Saturday - in Tomahawk at least - this will temporarily change. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Big Bundle Up campaign exceeds goal
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce reports its 2017 Big Bundle Up campaign was a rousing success.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Opinions
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Autism numbers spike: The latest call to action
The new numbers on autism prevalence are alarming - according to a national survey of more than 30,000 families, 1 in 36 U.S. children have been diagnosed with autism - and they are yet another urgent call for our elected leaders to take action.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Wisconsin wetland protection is under discussion
To the Editor:

Currently, the state legislature is discussing two bills, AB457 and SB600, both of which would remove restrictions on wetland protection in Wisconsin. These bills would exempt nonfederal wetlands from permitting requirements.


Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Generosity and gratitude
To the Editor:

Generosity is defined as, "the quality of being kind and generous; or the quality or fact of being plentiful or large."


Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Reader: County board must protect wetlands
To the Editor:

I was pleased to read in the Northwoods River News (Dec. 28) about Bob Martini's call for Oneida County to protect our endangered wetlands by placing them under general zoning.


Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Trump, you're fired
To the Editor:

I am shocked at Trump's latest tweet referring to the location of the nuclear activativation button and its size in response to North Korea's leader.
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Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Your right to know: Lawmakers should keep promise on transparency
A week after Republicans in the state Legislature voted to gut the public records law in 2015, members of the Assembly sought to quell backlash over the plan.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Misunderstanding all they see
In The Beatles' classic song, Strawberry Fields Forever, John Lennon sings, "Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see."

If we didn't know better, we'd swear Lennon had just observed life among a gaggle of U.S. liberals. As a rule, liberals certainly live their lives with eyes - and minds - closed, and they usually don't haven't a clue about what they are trying to analyze.
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Thursday, January 4, 2018
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Sports
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Hockey: Slumping Hodags blanked by Ashwaubenon
The Hodags surrendered two goals in the first seven minutes and eventually lost to the Ashwaubenon Jaguars 6-0 at the Cornerstone Community Center.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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DeMeyer, Guzik reach milestones as RHS wrestlers place third at SPASH
Jacob DeMeyer and Reuben Guzik reached milestones for career wins and the Hodags placed third with a 4-1 record at the 10-team SPASH Duals in Stevens Point.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Stately travelers: Edge blanks Marquette U19s 2-0
The Northern Edge blanked the Marquette Junior Hockey U19 recreational girls' team 2-0. The win gave the team at least one victory against programs from three different states.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Seefeldt scores 28 as Lady Hodags race by Robins
Ally Seefeldt rose to the occasion Friday night just when the Rhinelander High School girls' basketball team needed a boost, scoring 21 points in the second half of a 66-53 win over Antigo at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.



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Hodag swimmers score numerous podium finishes in Appleton
Though the Rhinelander High School boys' swim team placed sixth in a seven-team invite Friday night at Appleton North High School, the Hodags were still able to manage a number of top finishes.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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RHS sports recap: Saturday, Jan. 13
Boys' hockey: Ashwaubenon 6, Rhinelander 0
Girls' hockey: Rhinelander/Antigo 2, Marquette, Mich. 0
Wrestling: Rhinelander 3rd/10, Stevens Point Invite


Saturday, January 13, 2018
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Jan. 12
Boys' basketball: Rhinelander 66, Antigo 44
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 66, Antigo 53
Boys' swimming: Rhinelander 6th/7, Appleton North Invite


Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Outdoors
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Fish like a girl
I have been the outdoors reporter for this newspaper for over two years. That means I have written well over 100 columns. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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NYDHC interviews: Youth hunters say experience not dependent on harvest
Over 200 youth hunters gathered at Lakeland Union High School Jan. 1 for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt banquet. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Lake Where You Live
The bottom of your lake has stories to tell. For many centuries, sediment has been collecting there, year after year, layer on layer. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Kids can learn to ice fish Jan. 20
Oneida County 4-H, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will host its annual "Ice Fishing is Fun!" event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, on Perch Lake (8 miles west of Rhinelander).

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Study measures effectiveness of shoreline restoration efforts
From 1940 to 2000, the Midwest experienced a 146 percent increase in house development. One of the highest relative growth rates has been in northern Wisconsin. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt banquet draws hundreds
Despite frigid temperatures outside, over 410 people packed the Lakeland Union High School commons area on Monday night for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge banquet.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Fish Like a Girl: Youth deer hunt banquet a great way to start the year
This past Monday was my third experience with the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge. I have to say, one of the best parts of my job is getting to interview youth hunters. They amaze me with their knowledge of their quarry, yet they still have the innocence to be in awe of everything around them. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Hodag Connections program expands the School District of Rhinelander's educational options
Are you looking for educational options or flexible scheduling? The School District of Rhinelander (SDR) has expanded its online, home-based, and alternative educational options through its Hodag Connections program.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Northland Pines School District makes AP District Honor Roll
The Northland Pines School District is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll, district officials announced in a press release.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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RHS students of the month
Pictured are the November RHS Students of the Month, from left to right: Front row: Autumn Shafer, Physical Education; Gwyneth Lowry, Physical Education; Megan Hoffhein, English; Jaida Salaam, Math; Max Spaulding, Math. Back row: Jacob Sinclair, Tech. Ed.; Ryan Roberts, Science; Mr. Dornfeld, staff of the month; Elizabeth Glut, Fine Arts; and Emma Wendt, Business & Marketing.



Saturday, January 6, 2018
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tops at JWMS
James Williams Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for November. Grade level teaching teams chose two students this month who demonstrated the ability to follow the school's 4 Be's (Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Here) at an exceptional level.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Seniors share words of wisdom with JWMS students
A group of Rhinelander High School seniors about to enter the adult world met recently with a group of James Williams Middle School on the precipice of a different milestone - their high school years - to offer advice and recommendations for the younger students' last four years of secondary education. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 28, 2017
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Nicolet welding students learn career skills on their own terms under new program structure
Nicolet College has launched a newly-structured and highly-flexible welding program that allows students to progress through the entire curriculum at their own pace.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
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FBLA/DECA officer team attends emerging leaders conference in Wisconsin Dells
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA officer team had an opportunity recently to learn more about leadership.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
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