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Sunday, January 29, 2023
City of Rhinelander Public Works Director Randy Myrum and staff met with the public Tuesday evening, Jan. 24. 2023, at ArtStart. (subscriber access)


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Council votes to move forward with plan to add skate park, splash pad to Pioneer Park
The City of Rhinelander took another step Monday in a process the City Council hopes will end with the addition of two new outdoor recreational amenities for the community's youth. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 27, 2023
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News
SEC charges investment adviser with defrauding senior clients
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a litigated action charging an investment advisor with ties to Rhinelander with defrauding at least 13 investment advisory clients of approximately $1.9 million. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Evers proposes $1.2 billion in new spending
Gov. Tony Evers delivered his State of the State this week, proposing more than $1.2 billion in new spending and nixing the idea of a flat tax that he said would give billions of dollars to the wealthiest residents. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 27, 2023
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'My Hometown' community art exhibition open at ArtStart
Each year ArtStart hosts a community art exhibition called "Free-for-Wall"

This year's Free-for-All exhibition theme is My Hometown, according to an ArtStart press release.


Friday, January 27, 2023
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Historic Minocqua building heavily damaged by fire
Traffic in all lanes of U.S. Highway 51 through downtown Minocqua was rerouted for a time Saturday night when a historic Minocqua building at the northeast corner of 302 Oneida Street was heavily damaged in a fire. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Crescent continues water delivery in response to PFAS situation
The Crescent town board is continuing its efforts to support residents whose wells have been found to have elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). (subscriber access)

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Oneida County judge attends women's rights rally in Minocqua
Roughly 20 people gathered at Minocqua's Veterans Park last Sunday to march in support of women's rights. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Another year, another big race - this time for Supreme Court
Wisconsin voters are still recovering from all the ads associated with the November elections that decided races for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, and the state Legislature. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Community
Specialty culinary arts classes to be offered in February and March
Any foodies looking to up their culinary arts game are invited to attend two upcoming classes at Nicolet College that will take food preparation and presentation to the next level.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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The Table returns to on-site meals
After almost three years of carry-out and home delivery meals, The Table is returning to on-site meals on Jan. 31.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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LWVNOW preparing spring voters' guide
The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) has produced a voter's guide in advance of the spring election.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Northwoods Recovery: The gift of hope
Editor's Note: This is the latest in a series of columns on recovery in the Northwoods



Just this week I had the privilege of sharing some thoughts on recovery with a group in rehab. As always, my message to them was hope.


Friday, January 27, 2023
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Chamber invites Northwoods businesses to community expo
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) is inviting all Northwoods businesses and organizations to the first ever Up North Community Expo on March 2.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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Nicolet grad offering free haircuts with donation to mental health organization
With awareness on the rise about mental health issues, one Nicolet College graduate and entrepreneur is putting together an effort to help ensure that all those who would benefit from mental health treatment get the care they need.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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Hodag Snack Attack receives $750 from FORK
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry's "Hodag Snack Attack" program recently received a $750 FORK Endowment Fund check as a gift, according to Courtney Smith, associate executive director of the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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Opinions
Our View: Happening now! The Democratic Party presidential primary
The ongoing scandals about classified documents have raised a lot of questions and, so far, yielded few answers, but at this point there are at least a few things that are certain.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Let the voters decide
And now, here's a preview of coming attractions!

The kerfuffle over President Biden's handling of classified documents from his vice presidential days raises many legal and political issues. But here's one critical takeaway: Elections have consequences.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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Kudos to Felzkowski for objecting to land deal
Those who are long-time readers of this newspaper know that, through the years, we have followed and monitored a sustained effort by the state of Wisconsin - Democrat lawmakers and the DNR most of all - to depopulate the north and terminate the potential of any serious economic development in the region.

They have done so in three ways.


Friday, January 20, 2023
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NATH director says goodbye
To the Editor:

I am writing this letter to the community, our donors, volunteers, and friends to announce my resignation as the Executive Director for NATH - Frederick Place.


Friday, January 20, 2023
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Our View
As we continue our exploration of the internal workings of state agencies in Wisconsin, in this edition we highlight what we believe to be the egregious existence of administrative law hearings and administrative law judges who populate extra-judicial courts and render weighty decisions that have impacted the lives of thousands of citizens.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
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'The sacred cow of Vilas County'
To the Editor:

About 30 years ago I was running on a snowless snowmobile trail on the county forest. I came across an operation to fill a wetland for "improving" the trail.


Saturday, January 14, 2023
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Your Right to Know: Here's to a more transparent 2023
As ever, 2022 was a roller coaster year for open government.  

The Wisconsin Supreme Court made it harder for requesters to recover attorneys' fees for open records suits, but also issued a ruling to prevent outsiders from blocking responses to open records requests.


Friday, January 13, 2023
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Sports
RHS sports recap: Saturday, Jan. 28
Boys' hockey: Rhinelander 6, Oshkosh 1
Girls' hockey: Northern Edge 1, Beaver Dam 0
Gymnastics: Rhinelander 10th/10, Antigo Invite


Sunday, January 29, 2023
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Jan. 27
Boys' basketball: Northland Pines 61, Rhinelander 47
Girls' hockey: Badger 5, Northern Edge 3
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander at Northland Pines, ppd.


Saturday, January 28, 2023
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RHS sports recap: Thursday, Jan. 26
Boys' hockey: Lakeland 6, Rhinelander 3
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 62, Wausau East 56
Girls' hockey: Central Wis. 6, Northern Edge 0
Boys' swimming: Rhinelander 124, Medford 37; Rhinelander 124, Shawano 32
Wrestling: Tomahawk 60, Rhinelander 24


Friday, January 27, 2023
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Hodag hoops can't keep up with SPASH
The Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team tried to keep pace with an efficient Stevens Point offense on Tuesday night, but shots stopped falling in the second half and the Hodags suffered their third straight defeat.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Hodag skiers gear up for state meet
Over the course of four days the Rhinelander Nordic ski team got a taste of what this year's Wisconsin Nordic Ski League state distance championship will look like.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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RHS/NPHS boys' Alpine takes another conference win
Rhinelander/Northland Pines Alpine ski coach Rod Olson admits his boys' squad is not skiing its best, but the team is still finding ways to get results within the Northern Conference.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Bowling: Hodag boys spilt matches
The Rhinelander/Three Lakes/Tomahawk boys' club bowling team was hot and cold on Sunday as it split its matches in Wisconsin High School Bowling Club District 9 action at Dale's Weston Lanes.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Outdoors
Oneida County completes Great Lakes Stream Crossing Inventory
The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department has successfully completed a three-year project known as the Great Lakes Stream Crossing Inventory. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 27, 2023
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The Lake Where You Live
In my almost-daily exercise I get tired of walking the same route: Art Thomson Road, right onto to Birch Lake Road, then either left or right onto Sand Lake Road.

Birch Lake itself is an inviting place to walk once the ice is safe, and provided the snow isn't too deep.


Friday, January 27, 2023
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State's draft wolf plan open for public comment until Feb. 28
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released its draft wolf management plan. The 178-page document has come under scrutiny by many groups and individuals. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 20, 2023
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Fish Like A GIRL
"How can something possibly from the 1800s be sitting on my desk right now?" It was a question I posed to my sister in a text message.

Let me explain.


Friday, January 13, 2023
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The Lake Where You Live
Anglers often argue about how the presence of one fish species in a lake affects the others. In Wisconsin, for example, there are those who believe that in some lakes walleye populations are declining because of competition from largemouth bass. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2023
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Public review and comment period for wolf plan extended
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced an extension to the public review and comment period for the draft Wolf Management Plan.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
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County cost share programs help landowners protect resources
While many local landowners have taken advantage of county cost share programs in both Vilas and Oneida counties, there are still those who are unaware the program can help them reach their conservation goals. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
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Education
Nicolet College Foundation encourages future and current students to apply for scholarships
Anyone planning on attending Nicolet College during the 2023-2024 academic year is encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the Nicolet College Foundation to help cover college costs.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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DECA students deliver at districts
Sixteen Rhinelander High School students have advanced to state competition as a result of their performances against approximately 500 other students from this part of the state at DECA Districts Jan. 6 in Wisconsin Rapids.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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School District of Rhinelander announces child development screenings
On Wednesday. Feb. 1 the School District of Rhinelander will be hosting child development screenings for children ages 3 years, 0 months to 5 years, 11 months.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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Rhinelander Partners in Education launches 2023 Golden Apple Award program
To recognize innovation and professionalism in local educators, Rhinelander Partners in Education (PIE) has launched the 2023 Golden Apple Award program.

"The work our educators do in our community is critically important.


Tuesday, January 17, 2023
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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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