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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Rush-hour traffic Friday morning, July 23, 2021, was complicated by a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 8 just west of the boat landing at Crescent Lake. (subscriber access)


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County staffing requests give insight into pandemic impacts
Communities across the United States are experiencing impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic that reach far beyond short-term public health priorities and economic stresses, into the long-term terrain of changing demographics that affect everything from infrastructure to social services, and Oneida County is no different. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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News
School board votes to increase time for public comment
In response to parent concerns, the School District of Rhinelander board of education agreed last week to increase the alloted time for citizens and delegations to address the board. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Bail increased for defendant in stalking case
A 43-year-old Rhinelander man is being held in the Oneida County jail on $15,000 cash bail after he allegedly accessed the internet and consumed alcohol in violation of bond conditions set in pending felony stalking and operating while intoxicated (OWI) causing injury cases. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Wausau woman gets probation in OWI homicide case
A 50-year-old Wausau woman will serve three years probation in connection with a UTV accident in the Town of Nokomis that took the life of a Marathon County man back in 2018. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Augusta man sentenced to 7 1/2 years prison for ICAC conviction
A 36-year-old Augusta man convicted of two felonies in connection with an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation was sentenced Wednesday to 7 1/2 years in prison to be followed by another 7 1/2 years extended supervision. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Handrick takes reins of new conservative policy group, Common Sense Wisconsin
Former Northwoods state Rep. Joe Handrick has been named the executive director of a new conservative policy group, Common Sense Wisconsin, and Handrick, who has also served as Minocqua town chairman, has hit the ground running. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Chicago mayor out and about in Minocqua
Everyone likes to take a break from sweltering city summers to head to the Northwoods and Minocqua, and this past week it was no different for Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot and her family, who were spotted relaxing in a downtown Minocqua establishment. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Superintendent announces plans for in-person school this fall
With the start of the fall term right around the corner, School District of Rhinelander superintendent Eric Burke has announced the district is planning to hold in-person instruction five days a week. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Community
Cabaret Cove to host Northwoods Honor Flight benefit event
The Cabaret Cove, 1540 Pueblo Dr., Rhinelander, will host the sixth annual Northwoods Honor Flight benefit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 31. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Rhinelander mascot gaining fans through social media
Nearly 130 years after local residents first heard reports that a fearsome beast had been seen lurking in the forests surrounding Rhinelander, the community's iconic mascot continues to gain fans. While word of mouth was extremely effective in spreading the Hodag legend back in 1893, in 2021 people across the U.S. are learning about the Hodag via social media. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Water ski show to benefit Graceful Wakes
Members of various water ski teams throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Florida will put on a spectacular one-hour show at 6 p.m. Friday, July 23 to benefit the Graceful Wakes organization. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Northwoods Summer Art Tour returns!
Summer is back and so is the annual Northwoods Summer Art Tour. Thirty-eight members of the Northwoods Art Tour will welcome guests back to their individual studios and galleries for the 22nd annual summer tour, Friday through Sunday, July 23, 24, 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Schmidt joins Nicolet College Board of Trustees
The Nicolet College Board welcomed a new trustee and also swore in two returning board members at its recent annual organizational meeting. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Hodag Farmers' Market report: The secret of beet greens
While meandering through the Hodag Farmers' Market last week I stopped and took a photo of Steve's beautiful beets. As we chatted he said he was quite surprised how many people didn't know the leaves were edible. I noticed that a long, long time ago. Through the years my boyfriend and I were constantly telling people about the delicious greens. We let customers know they could get two meals worth of veggies with one bunch of beets. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Oneida County Health Department named WTCS Futuremaker Partner for its work with Nicolet College during pandemic
The Oneida County Health Department has been honored with the Wisconsin Technical College System's Futuremaker Partner Award for its close working relationship with Nicolet College during the COVID-19 pandemic. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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Opinions
Recalling 'analog summer' memories from years gone by
I recently heard a term used to describe our ability to rediscover family and friends, and resume activities we couldn't do a year ago.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Wisconsin AmeriCorps makes a difference
To the Editor:

Thank you Governor Evers and members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate for your bipartisan effort to exempt the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award from state income tax.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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The real insurrection
There is something really odd going in Washington, D.C., right now- no, we're serious, something even odder than usual - and it's way past time for citizens to speak out and ask their federal representatives what the heck they think they are doing.

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Time enough
To the Editor:

It's time enough to discard old and foolish notions. It's time enough for the human and natural worlds to come into some manner of harmony and decency. The absurd notion that there is no place in our world for the wolf needs to go the way of the flat earth concept.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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No private email accounts for public business
Imagine that a developer has been lobbying your local town board to approve a controversial development. You file a record request asking for all emails between that developer and the board's three members.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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California Dreamin': No water but plenty of bad ideas
When it comes to natural resources, there's one thing the people of southern California don't have a lot of: Water.

Friday, July 16, 2021
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So just who is running the country?
In many ways, the headline is a trick question.

Obviously, the people - the voters - still run this country to some extent.


Friday, July 9, 2021
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Sports
RHS boys' soccer eager to build on 2020 momentum
The Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team lost only three times during a condensed 2020 season - and two of those losses came to state-qualifier Medford. The Hodags are eager to build on that success, which has shown during the offseason.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Hodag swim teams rewrite the record boards
Last Wednesday, following an offseason training session, members of the 2020-21 Rhinelander High School girls' and boys' swim teams got together to update the record board at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Rhinelander Little Leaguers roll in state tournament opener
The Hodag Little League 12U All-Star team made a big impression Saturday in the opening game of the Wisconsin Little League State Tournament. Rhinelander scored 29 runs - including 18 in the fifth inning alone - as they pounded Ashland 29-2 in the opening game of round robin play in West Bend.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Team review: RHS baseball
Not only did Rhinelander make its first trip to sectionals in 17 years, the Hodags had the lead over eventual state champion Denmark in the sixth inning of the sectional finals. Though Rhinelander came up short, the Hodags had plenty to be proud of in a 12-11 campaign that saw them finish tied for second in the Great Norther Conference.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Three Lakes Lions schedule golf tournament
The Three Lakes Lions Club will host a nine-hole golf scramble Saturday, Aug. 14 at Big Stone Golf Course in Three Lakes.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Dow named to Associate Director post at WIAA
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association announced the hiring of Mel Dow as an associate director for the association today. He will fill the position vacated by Deputy Director Wade Labecki, whose retirement becomes effective Sept. 1.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Strong turnout for Hodags' preseason football camp
The Rhinelander High School football team was back on the field for mid-July training this past week, and it felt much more like normal compared to last summer's COVID-19 limited camp.

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Outdoors
Veterans on Water bass tournament to celebrate fifth year
The Veterans on Water tournament is celebrating its fifth year in 2021 with a move from the Lake Tomahawk Chain, where it has been held since its inception, to Lake Mohawksin. The tournament, which pairs disabled veterans with bass tournament anglers for a day on the water, is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 1. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Fish Like a GIRL
Some things never go out of style and "Through the Looking Glass" is one of those things. This book is a field guide to aquatic plants. It comes from the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership and was first printed in 1997. The edition I have is the third printing from 2001. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 23, 2021
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NRB approves 'statement of scope' for wolf season
DNR program and policy analyst Scott Karel addressed the Natural Resources Board during the panel's June meeting to ask for approval of a statement of scope to create one emergency rule and two permanent rules in the upcoming year regarding the state's wolf hunting season. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 16, 2021
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Third annual Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament to be held on Boom Lake Aug. 21
The third annual Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament will be held on Boom Lake on Aug. 21. Gaskill was an avid bass angler, having moved to Rhinelander from Las Vegas in the 1990s. He was one of the early members of the Hodag Bassmasters bass club and served as tournament director for the Boom Lake Open for many years. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 16, 2021
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Natural Resources Board calls for slashing antlerless quotas in some northern counties
Each year the County Deer Advisory Committees (CDACs) meet to set antlerless quotas for their counties for the fall deer hunting season.

Friday, July 9, 2021
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Fish Like a Girl: Boom Lake tournament brings surprises of all kinds
One of the things I find interesting about tournament fishing is the ability to look back on past years of tournaments on the same body of water to find out who caught them, check into the weights that crossed the scales, and compare those past years with this year's results. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 2, 2021
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Be on the lookout for ticks
The prime season for tick-borne disease begins in May, when weather becomes warmer and deer ticks begin to be more active, and continues throughout the summer. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 2, 2021
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Education
Rhinelander High School releases second semester honor roll
The School District of Rhinelander has released the honor roll for the second semester of the 2020-21 school year at Rhinelander High School. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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Esports are coming to Rhinelander High School
Rhinelander High School students will have another competitive outlet this fall as the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted Monday evening to approve the creation of an esports gaming club. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 25, 2021
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Rhinelander High School grads receive scholarships totaling $264,450
The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation (RASF), in partnership with Rhinelander High School, held its annual scholarship awards ceremony on Sunday, May 16 in the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium. A total of 76 Rhinelander High School seniors received 189 scholarships from over 100 local donors, totaling $264,450, the school district announced in a press release. This includes scholarships presented by RASF as well as other community scholarships.



Friday, June 4, 2021
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Pelican families are unique
As part of a school-wide effort to raise cultural awareness, families at Pelican Elementary School were asked to discuss with their children their unique cultural traditions and heritages at home.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its October Students of the Month.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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FBLA/DECA food drive a success
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA Club collected a grand total of 1,820 food items for the local Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of its recent Trick or Can food drive.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Nicolet College Visit Day Oct. 27
Anyone thinking about attending Nicolet can learn more about the college, its academic programs, and the careers graduates can pursue during College Visit Day, Friday, Oct. 27.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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