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Monday, July 6, 2020
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Law enforcement: Evidence shows Guild altered emails
After reviewing evidence seized in a raid of Rhinelander city hall last November, as well as information in an outside investigation, an Oneida County sheriff's department captain concluded in March that former Rhinelander city administrator Daniel Guild tampered with public records by altering emails before releasing them to the then city council president and city attorney, sheriff's department records show.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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News
One killed in Sugar Camp motorcycle accident
One person is dead following a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in the Town of Sugar Camp.

Saturday, July 4, 2020
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New questions raised about future of city-owned golf course
For years, various city officials have questioned whether Northwood Golf Club can be a profitable enterprise for Rhinelander. Faced with mounting debt, the previous City Council made a major change in 2017 when it hired the management firm Green Golf Partners to revive the long-struggling city-owned course.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Defendant in stabbing case waives preliminary hearing
A Florida man facing one misdemeanor and two felony charges in connection with an alleged stabbing at a Nokomis campground June 21 waived his right to a preliminary hearing earlier this week and was able to post bond after his lawyer successfully argued for a bail reduction.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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OC health department partners with local chambers in fight against COVID-19
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow throughout the state, the Oneida County Health Department is looking to partner with local businesses to assist with contact tracing efforts, the agency announced Wednesday.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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County schedules classes as hunter safety education resumes
Weeks after the Oneida County Sheriff's Department announced it was being forced to cancel the hunter safety course it had scheduled for June, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has reversed course and will now allow the classes to be held in July.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Oneida County Highway Committee OKs two miles of county road for ATV/UTV use
Local all-terrain and utility vehicle (ATV/UTV) enthusiasts moved another step closer to being able to access a portion of County Highway D in Oneida County as part of an ATV/UTV trail, following action by the Oneida County highway committee last week.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Details emerge in June 22 Lake Tomahawk shooting
The 58-year-old Lake Tomahawk woman charged last week with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, following a June 22 domestic dispute that left her boyfriend with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, changed her story during interviews with detectives conducted after her arrest, the criminal complaint filed in the case alleges.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Community
Eat Local Week in Rhinelander to include 'Best of Rhinelander-Foodie edition'
As part of its 8-week "Buy Local Campaign," and in partnership with Forward Rhinelander, the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) is sponsoring the "Best of Rhinelander-Foodie Edition" awards.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Celebrate the Fourth of July at the market
This Saturday is the Fourth of July! This year's Independence Day celebration is likely to be very different than in years' past. However, the lack of activities should not quell your want of festivities.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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COVID-19 shifts mental health awareness to the forefront
Nearly four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many Northwoods residents continue to wage daily battles with anxiety, depression and related mental illnesses. At their side is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Lakes, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides support, public education and advocacy to individuals and families in Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties who are living with mental illness.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Library to reopen
The Rhinelander District Library building is set to reopen to the public June 30 with limited hours.

Friday, June 26, 2020
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ArtStart reopens galleries by appointment
Following a months-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ArtStart in Rhinelander has reopened its galleries on a by-appointment basis. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 26, 2020
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Rhinelander Revisited:  Tapping into Wisconsin's brewing culture
Long before Wisconsin was dubbed "America's Dairyland," it was colloquially known as the Beer State. But to what do we owe this niche cultural identity? (subscriber access)

Friday, June 26, 2020
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A primer on perennials
Last Saturday was very rainy and a bit chilly. One might have thought there would be no vendors at the farmers' market but that wasn't the case. Quite a few vendors showed up to sell their items. There were some who didn't make it down for a variety of reasons, but a majority of the vendors were set up and ready for customers; certainly hardy folks who don't let a little weather dampen their spirits. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 26, 2020
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Opinions
Taking another look at Wisconsin's bureaucracy
Some things never change, or at least change very slowly, and one of those things is the power of government bureaucracy.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Response to 'Leader of the Mob' article
To the Editor:

The editorial "Leader of the Mob" in The Lakeland Times and River News is just the latest example of the newspapers using their institutional power to smear a local resident. There are so many things to respond to, but I will mention just three.


Friday, June 26, 2020
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'The unraveling of his toxic presidency'
To the Editor:

It was a perfect embodiment of his presidency. On June 1, Trump proclaimed that he is "an ally of all peaceful protest." Then he had peaceful protesters forcibly removed with smoke bombs and chemical riot agents so he could have a photo op in front of St John's Episcopal church. This in order to support his call for law enforcement to "dominate" the protesters and his threat to use the U.S. military against Americans.


Friday, June 26, 2020
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Reader shares thoughts on Rhinelander history
To the Editor:

This is not a political letter. Rhinelander (the city) has no historical museum. We have the logging museum and the historical house, but no museum.


Friday, June 26, 2020
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How to use power
To the Editor:

My grandma said "Give a boy a toy, and sooner or later, he will play with it." Turns out the same is true with power.


Friday, June 26, 2020
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Reader speaks out on mail-in voting
To the Editor:

On June 10, U.S. District judge William Conley declined a request by Republican groups to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Democratic groups to make it easier for Wisconsinites to vote in the August primary and the November election. The Democratic lawsuit is scheduled for hearing on June 29.and contains some changes to make mail- in voting easier and less restrictive.


Friday, June 26, 2020
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Reader shares thoughts on protests, social change
To the Editor:

Get enough of the protesting that's going on in our country? Certainly, "peaceful protesting" is condoned in our constitution. I sympathize with all the nonwhites in our country. As a 93-year-old Navy veteran of World War II, I've been around some and saw how poorly the Blacks were mistreated. Being from the North and an 18-year-old kid, I was shocked with what I saw in the South. We had no Blacks in Rhinelander prior to World War II.


Friday, June 26, 2020
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Sports
RHS coaches encouraged by WIAA winter sports changes
The WIAA during its June 24 Board of Control meeting approved a number of changes that will impact winter sports teams beginning in either the 2020-21 or the 2021-22 season.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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WBCA cancels All-Star basketball games
The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches association announced late last week that it has canceled its WBCA All-Star Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Four members of the Rhinelander High School girls' basketball team were scheduled to take part in the event.



Friday, July 3, 2020
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Shoutouts & Callouts
Down to its final strike last week, the 2020 spring sports season saw what was coming and, like facing a 100 MPH fastball at the knees on the inside corner of the plate, could not do anything about it.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Back to the sandlot
For kids wanting to play baseball this summer in the Northwoods, all the traditional options have been eliminated due to the coronavirus pandemic. So a number of Rhinelander teens have taken matters into their own hands.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Dunbar edges Belland for Modified win in Eagle River Speedway opener
After swapping the lead for several laps, Marcus Dunbar of Marinesco, Mich. used lapped traffic to his advantage to defeat hometown pilot Bruce Belland and win a 20-lap B mod feature at the season opening race at Eagle River Speedway last Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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RHS will not play games this summer
Rhinelander High School will not take part in a plan to play games in July to give senior student athletes some closure after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the spring sports season, RHS activities director Brian Paulson confirmed Tuesday.

Friday, June 26, 2020
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RHS looking to Povolo's experience to lead volleyball turnaround
RHS is hoping some veteran leadership with new head coach Jim Povolo will help the Hodag volleyball program start to build back to what was a conference championship-winning outfit just eight seasons ago.



Friday, June 26, 2020
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Outdoors
DNR shuts down hunter safety classes in Oneida County
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has canceled its hunter safety course scheduled for next week after the Department of Natural Resources refused to recognize the classes, prompting a firestorm of criticism against the DNR from the sheriff's department, state lawmakers, outraged sports clubs, and others. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 19, 2020
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Clean Boats Clean Waters training helps volunteers educate others
While we all continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, we've learned to adjust how we learn. This includes online training sessions and meetings.

Friday, June 12, 2020
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Oneida County outdoor recreation committee discusses park shelters
One of items on the agenda for the Oneida County Forestry, Land and Recreation Committee's June meeting, held last week, was to discuss the reopening of the Judy Swank shelter as well as the Rudolph shelter at Almon Park. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 12, 2020
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Free Fishing Weekend is now Free Fun Weekend
Spending time on or near the water is a great way to take a break and get rid of the doldrums. Spending time outside hiking, biking, or just enjoying nature has been proven to be good for the mind, body and spirit. This weekend, getting out to enjoy some fishing, or a nearby state park, will be that much easier. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 5, 2020
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Clean Boats Clean Waters training to start in June
The Oneida and Vilas County Land and Water Conservation departments recently announced Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) training will get underway in June.

Training was scheduled to start Thursday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. This was to be an online training. Additional online training sessions are slated from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, and 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 19. (subscriber access)


Friday, June 5, 2020
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Anglers found success on first weekend of musky season
Opening weekend of musky season proved to be fruitful for many anglers. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Mosquito control can have unintended consequences
Today more than ever people are worried about sickness. Mosquitos are known to have the potential to carry some illnesses such as West Nile and others. For that reason, more residents of the Northwoods are thinking about ways to keep their distance from those pests. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Education
Rhinelander High School seniors receive scholarships totaling $196,990
The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation (RASF), along with Rhinelander High School, held its annual scholarship awards ceremony Sunday, May 17.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Nicolet registration underway as college moves forward in virtual world
While the Nicolet campus is physically quiet due to COVID-19 Safer at Home guidance, the college is humming along in the virtual world as students finish up spring term classes online and enroll in upcoming offerings for summer and fall terms, school officials said in a press release.

Friday, May 8, 2020
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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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Crescent students visit pumpkin patch
First graders from Crescent Elementary School visited Helene's Hilltop Orchard Oct. 13. At the Merrill orchard, the students were reminded that pumpkins are a sign of the harvest season.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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