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Sunday, June 13, 2021
Rhinelander's Malia Francis took away plenty from competing last week on one of swimming's biggest stages when she took part in the U.S. Olympic Team Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb.


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Motion hearing set in Martinson double homicide case
Oneida County Circuit Judge Michael Bloom is scheduled to hold a hearing later this month on a motion filed by Ashlee Martinson for release of certain evidence related to the double homicide of her mother and stepfather in March 2015. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 11, 2021
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News
Delay of international student visas pressures businesses locally, nationally
Labor shortages continued to hound the recovering economy this past month, as long-term demographics continued to collide with the rush of federal stimulus dollars into an overheated but underserved economy. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Jury finds Augusta man guilty in ICAC case
An Oneida County jury took 25 minutes Tuesday afternoon to reach a pair of guilty verdicts in the case of a 36-year-old Augusta man who was arrested in March after he traveled to Rhinelander to meet a person he believed to be a 15-year-old female for sex.

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Rapids teen charged with sending inappropriate images
An 18-year-old from Wisconsin Rapids made his initial appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court Monday on a felony charge of exposing a child to harmful material.

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Man drowns in Minocqua's Mercer Lake Sunday
An 18-year-old man drowned in Minocqua's Mercer Lake Sunday, June 6. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Biden administration threatens Republicans over school funding
The Legislature's Republican-majority Joint Finance Committee voted last month to boost school funding by $128 million over the 2021-23 biennium, but Democratic opponents say the amount is too meager, would punish public schools, and endanger federal Covid relief aid of more than $1.5 billion. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Chamber receives JEM grant for destination branding project
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) learned last week it will receive a $39,550 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant to fund a destination rebranding project and will share in a portion of two other regional grants distributed by the state Department of Tourism. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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DOC: 155 inmates enrolled in two prison programs in first 90 days
The recent news that a 55-year-old Sugar Camp man convicted of fatally striking a motorcyclist and fleeing the scene had been paroled after successfully completing the Wisconsin Substance Abuse Program prompted a question as to how many offenders are enrolled in the state's Earned Release and/or Substance Use Disorder programs within the first few months of commencing their sentence as Jeffrey Liebscher was. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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Community
Hodag Farmers Market report: Asparagus is growing with a vengeance
Last Saturday was another glorious day at the market. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 11, 2021
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GFWC Rhinelander Woman's Club announces opportunity to submit grant applications
The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Rhinelander Woman's Club has announced that grant opportunities are now available for application.

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Rhinelander Partners in Education recognizes top educators with first Golden Apple awards
To recognize innovation and professionalism in local educators, Rhinelander PIE recently launched a Golden Apple Award Program.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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Local VFW Post 3143 to dispose of unserviceable flags June 15
VFW Post 3143 in Rhinelander plans to properly dispose of unserviceable flags from 4 to 5 p.m June 15 at the Hodag Park beach house.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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Friends of the Library to hold book sale
The Rhinelander District Library Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the shop next to the library at 25 E. Rives Street.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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Health department seeks participation in Community Assessment on Substance Use
The Oneida County Health Department (OCHD), in collaboration with multiple partners, is completing a Community Assessment on Substance Use.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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North by Northwoods music fest returns Saturday
The Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will host its summer kickoff festival, North by Northwoods music fest, on Saturday, June 5, to be headlined by recent "The Voice" contestant and Eagle River native Madeline Consoer.



Friday, June 4, 2021
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Opinions
Gun violence is not a public health crisis
As the story in today's edition illustrates, Democrats who control the U.S. House of Representatives are eager to cast gun violence as an "epidemic" and "public health crisis" that requires urgent government action, so let's cut right to the chase: It is not.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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Supporting law enforcement and the constitution
As we report today, the Biden administration took a beating from the Supreme Court last week in its support for a position that would have destroyed the Fourth Amendment and allowed police to enter homes without a warrant just because their own judgment told them it was reasonable to do so.



Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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A question for county board representatives
March 2021 has passed by, but it was important for the fact that it was National Social Workers Month.

Friday, May 28, 2021
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Reparations
To the Editor:

We all have a lot of things to think about these days, but race relations is again one of the leading issues in our society.


Friday, May 28, 2021
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No to the windscreens
To the Editor:

No to the windscreens in Pioneer Park.


Friday, May 28, 2021
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An update from Forward Rhinelander
To the Editor:

Well it's been a crazy year.


Friday, May 28, 2021
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The coming stagflation crisis
You may not have noticed it yet, but prices are on the rise.

Friday, May 21, 2021
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Sports
Mosinee edges Rhinelander for GNC boys' track title
The Hodag boys won conference championships in four events, and had 10 other all-conference performances, but it was not enough as they were edged by Mosinee by 5 1/2 points for the Great Northern Conference title in Medford.

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Hodags breeze past Baraboo 5-0 in playoff soccer opener
Ava Lamers scored twice, three other Hodags added goals and Rhinelander was never challenged as it cruised past Baraboo 5-0 in a Division 2 regional semifinal match in the Hodag Dome.

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Hodag tennis cruises to victory in subsectional
Rhinelander advanced all seven flights and won a seven-team subsectional Monday at Wausau West High School. The whole squad moved on to Wednesday's sectional round in Green Bay.

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Gechas, Henrichs finish golf season at sectionals
Two members of the Rhinelander High School golf team completed their seasons in a WIAA Division 1 sectional Tuesday at Greenwood Hills Country Club. Junior Kole Gechas shot 84 and tied for 20th in a 48-player field while sophomore Andrew Henrichs shot 93 and tied for 41st.

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Three Hodags honored on All-GNC softball team
Three members of the Rhinelander High School softball team received recognition Tuesday when the All-Great Northern Conference team was released.

Friday, June 11, 2021
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RHS alum Tony Biolo inducted into WFCA Hall of Fame
Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln head coach Tony Biolo, a 1988 Rhinelander High School graduate, was inducted in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame this past Saturday.

Friday, June 11, 2021
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PHOTO: Local pair wins national pickleball tournament
Two area pickleball players took first-place in their division recently at a national-level tournament.

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Outdoors
It is boating time again
With boating season comes several responsibilities, of course, and one of those is to help stop the spread of invasive species. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 11, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live: Fishing and cold fronts
It's axiomatic in angling circles that fish don't bite much after a cold front goes through. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 11, 2021
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Mosquito season starts in the Northwoods
One of the not so nice things about summer in the Northwoods is the mosquitoes. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 28, 2021
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Wildlife biologist Wydeven presents wolf webinar
The International Wolf Center hosted a free webinar on May 10 presented by wildlife biologist and ecologist Adrian Wydeven.



Friday, May 21, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live: Are you a lake steward?
Something likely to be of great interest to lake associations is happening in our neighboring state of Minnesota.

Friday, May 21, 2021
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Kids Fishing Days planned for area youth
Northwoods Muskies, Inc. will one again be sponsoring Kids Fishing Days on the Lake Minocqua public fishing pier.



Friday, May 21, 2021
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County Deer Advisory Councils send recommendations on 2021 antlerless quotas to Natural Resources Board
This year the County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) in each county set an objective for their deer herd for the next three years. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 14, 2021
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Education
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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Free IT Summer Academy coming to Nicolet College
Students interested in information technology careers are invited to attend the free IT Summer Academy this June at Nicolet College.

Friday, May 21, 2021
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More than 400 graduate from Nicolet with skills to advance Northwoods economic development
The goal of becoming a college graduate became a reality for 432 individuals as Nicolet College recently held a graduation ceremony for individuals completing this step of their education during the 2020-2021 academic year.



Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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Rhinelander Partners in Education group announces Golden Apple Award nominees
Last Tuesday, May 4, Rhinelander Partners in Education (PIE) surprised 19 local educators nominated as part of the first Golden Apple Award program.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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RHS announces April students, staff of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its students and staff of the month for April.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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Friday, April 23, 2021
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Armis Dei Classical Christian Academy to open next fall
Armis Dei Classical Christian Academy (ADCCA) is a new school in the Northwoods that is set to open for the 2021-22 school year at the Pine Grove Community Church on North Stevens Street in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 23, 2021
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