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Sunday, July 22, 2018
Children and their families enjoyed a wonderful summer day listening to David Dall's interactive music at the Rhinelander District Library's annual Buck Lake Bash Wednesday at Almon County Park. (subscriber access)


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Kirby: Council was aware of administrator candidate's suspension during June interview
A day before the Rhinelander City Council was set to interview the three finalists for its vacant city administrator position, council president George Kirby confirmed city alderpersons were aware one of the three finalists was under suspension from another position when he interviewed for the Rhinelander job June 22. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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News
River News receives records sought in lawsuit
The city of Rhinelander this week turned over to the Northwoods River News unredacted copies of two written complaints against public works director Tim Kingman submitted to city leaders in the summer of 2016, in response to a lawsuit the newspaper filed in August 2017 seeking copies of any and all written records of any complaints, letters, or other adverse disciplinary filings against Kingman, then street superintendent Tony Gilman and water utility superintendent Tom Roeser. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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School board approves referendum question
The School District of Rhinelander will seek voter approval this November to exceed revenue limits by $4.25 million a year for four years starting in 2020 after the full board of education approved resolutions Monday evening finalizing the wording of the referendum question and the amount to be requested. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Oneida County honors Werner Zimmer
The first forest administrator for Oneida County, Werner Zimmer, was honored Tuesday with the dedication of Zimmer Road in the town of Enterprise. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Evers doubles down on education theme
Tony Evers, the state superintendent of education and the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for governor, has many advantages, including name recognition, but some observers say his position as the state's education chief poses the danger of making him look like a one-issue candidate. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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'Key force' in founding of Nicolet College dies at 85
In July 1971, the editorial board of the Rhinelander Daily News, the predecessor of the Northwoods River News, published an "Editorially Speaking" column recognizing the accomplishments of Tom Lawrence on the occasion of the end of his service on the district 16 board of vocational, technical and adult education. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Kline assigned to Jillian Buza case
Price County Judge Kevin Kline has been assigned to preside over the case of a woman accused of holding her nurse practitioner against her will. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Public defenders sought for several defendants in burglary case
Oneida County Circuit Court is having a difficult time finding public defenders for several men accused of burglarizing a Lake Tomahawk residence and taking several weapons, including the gun the state believes was used in an Iron County homicide last December. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Community
Hodag MASH Blood Drive draws crowd to armory
The annual Hodag MASH Blood Drive was moved from Pioneer Park to the National Guard Armory this year, but organizers say turnout was not affected as a steady stream of local residents showed up to help save lives. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Lakeland area 'ticked off': Looks toward hope with Tick-Borne Illness Center of Excellence
Fueled by what is considered one of the largest health crises in the nation, the Women's Legacy Council, a committee of the Howard Young Foundation, continued earlier this month to move the community toward establishment of a team of doctors and researchers in Minocqua to help fight the tick-borne illness battle. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Ascension Medical Group to host free diabetic foot care programs
According to the American Diabetes Association, one and a half million people are diagnosed with diabetes each year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Baer retires after 47 years of library advocacy
To say that Jan Baer is a fan of libraries would be a massive understatement. Baer, who was the guest of honor Tuesday at a retirement party at the Rhinelander District Library, has dedicated nearly five decades of her life to protecting and enriching those vital depositories of information. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program presents Rosin the Bow with Joe McHugh
The Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program will present Rosin the Bow with Joe McHugh at 6 p.m. July 23 at the Rhinelander District Library. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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At the farmers market, you know where you food comes from
"Know where your food comes from" is a rallying cry for more sustainable eating practices. Many of us who live in this beautiful Northwoods setting have actually been utilizing this philosophy most of our lives. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Doll Club schedules July meeting
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 26 in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Library at 1 p.m. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Opinions
To Russia, with hate
Trump Derangement Syndrome has been on full display this week after the president's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Do tariffs make sense?
To the Editor:

Tariffs are causing the price of construction to go up. The costs of inputs to the construction industry increased by an average of 9.6 percent from June 2017 to June 2018, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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State's merit pay system needs reform
It's a little bit of sticker shock - actually, a lot of sticker shock - to find out that state government has just handed out $11.6 million in bonuses - close to $2,500 for each of about 4,700 state workers. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Yet another bad decision on the Fourth Amendment
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is not as well known as its First and Second Amendment counterparts, but the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government is vital to liberty.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Be prepared for the next election
To the Editor:

The next Wisconsin election is the 2018 partisan primary on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Will you be ready and able to vote? Some preparation now could save you time and trouble at the polls and will help ensure that your vote counts.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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Reader concurs with Leschke on flag etiquette
To the Editor:

Thank you to Mr. Leschke for pointing out that our flag is not meant to be worn on a T-shirt or wrapped around a beer can, etc.


Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Who are the hysterics?
To the Editor:

"Climate hysteric!" "Cassandra!" You know them: anyone who is concerned about our deepening climate crisis is irrational and hyperemotional.


Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Sports
Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo headlines field for WSGA State Amateur
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current lead analyst for NFL on CBS, Tony Romo, has qualified for the Wisconsin State Amateur and is scheduled to compete in the event, which begins Monday at Minocqua Country Club.



Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Zimmerman looks to parlay MCC internship into State Am success
Cuba City's Zimmerman will come into the Wisconsin State Amateur, sponsored by West Bend Mutual, with more local knowledge than almost any other player in the field.

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Rhinelander Green beats Eagle River again to win Senior League
The Hodags beat Eagle River for the fourth time in four tries Wednesday night, using a sixth-inning rally to defeat the Eagles 11-6 and claim the Senior League tournament championship at Stafford Field.

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Shaky fifth costs Rhinelander in Prep League championship
Top-seeded Eagle River Red scored six times in the fifth inning, which proved to be the difference as the Eagles beat the Hodags 9-5 Wednesday night in the Prep League tournament championship game at Stafford Field.



Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Snowhawks display heavy hitting in second straight win
After winning its first game of the season last week, the Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks returned to the field at Snowshoe Park looking to make it two in a row Monday with a game against Heart II.

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Baraboo or bust for Rebels
Rhinelander Post 7 is looking for its first American Legion state tournament appearance since 2012. To get there, the Rebels will have to get through an all-to-familiar foe.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Hodag football goes to camp ahead of season
The Rhinelander High School football team is holding its final piece of offseason preparation this week as it gears up for the start of fall practice next month. The Hodags are in the midst of a four-day team camp that will conclude this afternoon in front of Mike Webster Stadium.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Outdoors
'Saving Our Lakes and Rivers': Wake-surf hot topic among public concern
Lake and river association advocates, leaders and members from six northern Wisconsin counties came together Friday to discuss "Saving Our Lakes and Rivers." (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
I took a rare day off to do some prefishing for an upcoming tournament on Tuesday. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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The Lake Where You Live
Birch Lake, where I live, just grazes the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Run Free
The Northwoods Wildlife Center recently released a coyote back into the wild after rehabilitating it. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
Every week, Lakeland Times readers are treated to laughs and life lessons in the column written by Leon "Buckshot" Anderson. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Natural Resources Board discusses deer farm fencing, deer carcass movement
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is an always-fatal brain disease affecting cervids such as white-tailed deer and elk. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 14, 2018
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What's the buzz?
Last fall, the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department joined with several citizen volunteers to plant seeds for a pollinator garden. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Education
State tech college leaders attend Nicolet summit to learn about the college's new, flexible learning model
Academic leaders from across the Wisconsin Technical College System gathered at Nicolet College recently to learn about Nicolet's innovative efforts to make college more accessible to students. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Three Lakes announces honor rolls
The Three Lakes School District has announced its fourth quarter honor roll. The following students made the list. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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RHS Spain fundraiser to be held at CT's Deli
CT's Deli in Rhinelander will host a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. July 20 with proceeds benefiting RHS students traveling to Spain in 2019. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Kuski receives Fulbright Award to help teach English abroad
Stephanie Kuski of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Germany in the field of English Teaching Assistant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 7, 2018
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RHS students excel on TrigStar exam
Thirty-three mathematics students at Rhinelander High School tested their skills this spring by participating in the TrigStar exam, a timed mathematics exam using trigonometry as it relates to the field of land surveying. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Nativity Catholic School announces honor roll
Nativity Catholic School students achieve honor roll recognition by earning a 3.0 GPA. Students with an * earned a GPA of 4.0 or higher. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Top of the class: RHS second semester honor roll announced
Rhinelander High School recently released its honor roll for the second semester of the 2018 term.

Saturday, June 30, 2018
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