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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
An unidentified woman and her young daughter are comforted by first responders following a recent traffic accident on State Highway 47 just south of County K. (subscriber access)


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Council backpedals in wake of backlash over Delta 8 ordinance
Hit with complaints from merchants and consumers of Delta 8 THC, the Rhinelander City Council appears poised to replace the ordinance it approved on Oct. 25 with a new version. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 3, 2021
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News
Preliminary hearing scheduled in Miller homicide case
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Christopher Terrell Anderson in the death of his former girlfriend, Hannah Miller, on a local roadside June 30 and his public defender counsel remains on the case. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Oneida County social services committee hears update on 'veterans village of tiny houses'
The Oneida County board's social services committee heard an update Nov. 23 regarding a proposed "village of tiny houses" for veterans to be built in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
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Friday, December 3, 2021
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St. Germain to investigate concerns over dog-breeding operation
The town of St. Germain will contact property owners who may be in violation of multiple ordinances due to a dog-breeding operation. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 3, 2021
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WILL, Walker ask U.S Supreme Court to take press freedom case
Acting on behalf of former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) recently submitted an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the high court to take a press freedom case in Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Schools closing - from Covid burnout, not Covid
The mass closings of schools and the loss of in-person instruction during the Covid-19 pandemic have been roundly criticized as catastrophically harmful to children, yet in the current school year many school districts have continued to routinely send students home for short closures or class quarantines when positive cases show up. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Economists: Higher inflation could be a deliberate strategy to reduce debt ratio
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During the first year of Joe Biden's presidency, as inflation has spiked to its highest year-over-year increases in 30 years, the administration has assured the nation that the price increases are temporary. (subscriber access)


Friday, December 3, 2021
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SDR's Burke champions connecting schools with businesses through Inspire Rhinelander
The traditional education model has high school seniors taking one of three paths upon graduation: enrollment in a university or technical college, military service or a move directly into the workforce. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Community
COVID-19 vaccine clinic for 5 to 11-year-olds Dec. 6
The Oneida County Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the health department office, 100 West Keenan Street, Rhinelander.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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GFWC Rhinelander Woman's Club to meet Dec. 14
The GFWC Rhinelander Woman's Club will meet at noon on Dec. 14 at the ADRC, 100 W. Keenan St. in Rhinelander.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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RAREA meeting Dec. 14
The Rhinelander Area Retired Educators' Association holiday meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom (CAVOC), 4321 South Shore Drive. Coffee and dessert will be provided.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces grant to conserve Pelican River Forest
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced the distribution of $4.95 million in grant funds, through Walmart's Acres for America program, to seven land conservation projects aimed at permanently protecting more than 200,000 acres of vital wildlife habitat.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Snowmobile safety course offered in December
The Oneida County sheriff's office and the School District of Rhinelander Community Education Program are co-sponsoring a Wisconsin DNR certified snowmobile safety course in December.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Compassus Trees of Love ceremonies to be held in Rhinelander, Arbor Vitae
For the 34th year, Compassus (formerly known as Ascension at Home) will light Trees of Love to acknowledge the pain of loss many feel during the holidays.

Friday, November 26, 2021
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SeniorCorps Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers needed!
Older residents looking to use their skills and experience to benefit the community can join the SeniorCorps Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Friday, November 26, 2021
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Opinions
The Parent Revolt
That notable Clinton hack and former Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe, was up for a repeat performance - and may have pulled it off - until he uttered a single sentence in a debate with now Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin:

"I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."


Friday, December 3, 2021
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Peace, prosperity, and happiness to all
The alumni associations of some woke universities are participating this week in a webinar that seeks to re-evaluate the Thanksgiving holiday, suggesting it might better be called a national Day of Mourning.

Friday, November 26, 2021
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Supply disruptions are hitting home-based medical care
The days of scrambling to secure toilet paper are over. But the pandemic is continuing to wreak havoc on supply chains.
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Friday, November 26, 2021
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Resist now, or forever hold your imprisonment
Sometimes, tyranny seems to strike like lightning in a storm, suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere. After all, the skies had been sunny - well, only a little cloudy - just hours before.

Friday, November 19, 2021
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School District of Rhinelander celebrates American Education Week
To the Editor:

November 15-19 is American Education Week! This is a time to celebrate public education and honor those who are making a difference.


Friday, November 19, 2021
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Bus company responds to letter writer
To the Editor:

This is in response to Carolyn Cheslock's letter to the editor (Nov. 12, River News). We are sorry you did not get the answers you were looking for from the people you asked. We are responding because someone shared your letter with us and wanted to get you some answers.


Friday, November 19, 2021
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Writer recounts Oneida County's mining history
To the Editor:

In 2009, an obscure "mining interest" called Tamerlane, approached Oneida County, seeking to acquire the rights to a known mineral deposit on county forest lands on the western side of the county, called the Lynne Deposit.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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Sports
RHS sports recap: Saturday, Dec. 4
Boys' swimming: Rhinelander 1st/5, Wis. Rapids Invite
Wrestling: Rhinelander 4th/17, John Roberts Scramble
Nordic skiing: RHS girls 1st/3, RHS boys DNP, ABR Opener


Sunday, December 5, 2021
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Dec. 3
Boys' basketball: Rhinelander 74, D.C. Everest 71
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 68, Merrill 27
Boys' hockey: Rhinelander 7, Pacelli 1


Saturday, December 4, 2021
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RHS sports recap: Thursday, Dec. 2
Boys' hockey: Rhinelander 7, Northland Pines 1
Boys' swimming: Rhinelander 137, Tomahawk 23
Wrestling: Crandon 57, Rhinelander 21


Friday, December 3, 2021
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Hodag swimmers roll over Lakeland 131-28 in GNC opener
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team got its first taste Tuesday of what life will be like this season in the Great Northern Conference, where the Hodags are the overwhelming favorites to win their fourth straight conference crown.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Team preview: RHS Nordic skiing
Mother Nature is cooperating and all indications are that Saturday's Ice Age Opener at the ABR Trails in Ironwood, Mich. is a go for the Rhinelander High School Nordic ski team. That, in itself, is a drastic departure from the 2020-21 season for the Hodags.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Malia Francis named girls' swim MVP
Malia Francis claimed her second straight RHS girls' swim team most valuable player award Monday as the team held its second-ending banquet at the soon-to-be-reopened Brown Street 151 restaurant.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Hodag bowlers fall to SPASH
The Rhinelander/Three Lakes/Tomahawk high school club bowling team fared well on Sunday, but not well enough to take down Stevens Point in a battle of the two unbeatens in Wisconsin High School Bowling Club, District 9, Division 1 competition.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Outdoors
Preliminary numbers show gun deer hunt numbers down across the state
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released its preliminary deer harvest numbers for the opening weekend of the 2021 gun deer hunt. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Minnesota man killed in Northwoods during gun deer hunt
A 65-year-old man died last week as the result of what authorities have determined to be an accidental discharge of a firearm. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 3, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live
In the early 1980s I lived in Waukesha County and, thanks to a friend, I kept my 12-foot fishing boat with six-horse Evinrude on 1,200-acre Okauchee Lake. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Deer season opener feast or famine in the Northwoods
As to be expected, hunter success in the Northwoods on opening day was very area-dependent. While many hunters heard very few shots on opening day, deer were more abundant in other areas. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 26, 2021
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Deer season 2021 looks promising for hunters
This weekend marks the beginning of the 2021 gun deer season in Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 19, 2021
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Fish Like a GIRL
The University of Madison Extension Horticulture recently released a webinar about community gardens. Having spent some time with the Master Gardeners in Rhinelander, and having an interest in gardening in general, I was interested to find what tips the webinar might include. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 19, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live
You probably have your pier out by now. I took ours out on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7, a day later than I've ever removed it before, it was among the last to come out of Birch Lake.

Friday, November 19, 2021
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Education
Students and Staff of the Month
Rhinelander High School announced its "Students and Staff of the Month" for November during a recent morning presentation.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA club collects 905 items in food drive
The Rhinelander FBLA/DECA has announced a grand total of 905 food items were collected for the Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of the group's Trick or Can food drive. Close to 23 FBLA/DECA members participated over the course of the three-hour pickup time on October 27, according to a School District of Rhinelander press release.

Friday, November 26, 2021
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SDR drama students to present Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' Nov. 18 - 21
The School District of Rhinelander Drama Department is busy preparing to debut its fall production, Roald Dahl's "Matilda The Musical."

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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Rhinelander High School announces students and staff of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its "Students and Staff of the Month" for October during a morning presentation.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
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District lifts mask requirement at Crescent
All schools in the School District of Rhinelander are back to "mask optional" status following a temporary three-week mask mandate for students and staff at Crescent Elementary School. (subscriber access)

Friday, October 22, 2021
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA announces 'Trick or Can' food drive, Fall Fest
The Rhinelander High School chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is once again participating in the statewide community project Trick Or Can.

Friday, October 8, 2021
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for summer term
Numerous students from Rhinelander and the surrounding area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the summer term 2021. To qualify, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale.

Friday, October 8, 2021
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