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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Sisters Markie and Cadie Ash each had a goal as the Comets skated past the Northern Edge 3-1 in the Great Northern Conference opener for both teams at the Waupaca Expo Center.


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City Council approves wage rate plan, step scale
The Rhinelander City Council gave final approval Thursday to a new 17-pay grade, 11-step salary structure that is the end result of a wage rate study that began this fall. The new pay structure will go into effect on Jan. 1 for all non-union city employees. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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News
City News | County/State News | Court News
Eliason brothers' Franks-Mann motion to be heard Thursday
A hearing Thursday in Vilas County Circuit Court may determine if the securities fraud case against St. Germain businessmen David and Brian Eliason will go forward (subscriber access)



Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Protecting the protectors: Local help available for veterans suffering from PTSD
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are the longest sustained combat operations involving American fighting forces since the Vietnam War. However, the combat the troops serving in those theaters are seeing is unlike anything veterans of previous wars experienced. There is the constant threat of improvised explosive devices, suicide bombers, uncertainty over who is an ally and who is an enemy, and many other factors that lead to near-constant stress for those deployed. The fact that there is no longer a "rear area" where safety is assured means more veterans are exposed to these horrors.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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O'Melia named Deputy Chief Judge for the Ninth Judicial Administrative District
Judge Patrick F. O'Melia, who presides over Oneida County Circuit Court Branch 1 in Rhinelander, has been selected to serve as Deputy Chief Judge for the Ninth Judicial Administrative District under Chief Judge Gregory B. Huber, Marathon County Circuit Court, it was announced Monday.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Court: Minor traffic violations can trigger warrantless searches
The Wisconsin Supreme Court continued to chip away at the Fourth Amendment last week, ruling 4-3 that police can follow people who fail to stop for minor traffic violations into their garages without a warrant. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Rhinelander Police Department to start chaplain program Jan. 1
The Rhinelander Police Department will soon have a chaplain available for officers to talk to about the stresses of their jobs, the protection of persons and property committee learned Tuesday. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Food stamp recipients buy what everyone buys
For years now, Wisconsin Republicans have debated whether to restrict the types of items people on food stamps can buy with the vouchers. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Rhinelander man facing felony forgery, perjury charges
A 30-year-old Rhinelander man is facing three class H felony charges after he allegedly lied during two separate child support contempt hearings, then altered the amount on a check someone had written to him. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Carlson Funeral Home selects winning student poems
Two student writers from Rhinelander High School will share their winning poetry entries with attendees at the 2016 Christmas Memories Holiday Memorial Program to be hosted by Carlson Funeral Home Saturday, Dec. 10.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Holiday Senior Citizen Olympics coming to Pines Community Wellness Center
The Pines Community Wellness Center will host its annual party, "Holiday Senior Citizen Olympics" Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Wellness Center, located in the Northland Pines High School Fieldhouse, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. People of all ages - gym members and non-members - are welcome to attend at no cost.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Library book discussion groups to meet in December
The Rhinelander District Library invites the public to join the Library Book Discussion Group which will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Survey: Obesity weighs heavily on Wisconsinites
Obesity rates among Wisconsin adults are higher than previously reported for the state. According to findings from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), a population-based health examination survey, 39.4 percent of Wisconsin adults are obese. The state's obesity rate is 4.5 percent higher than the national average obesity rate of 34.9 percent.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Kerry Adamson-Renk joins Transitions Counseling Center
Transitions Counseling Center recently welcomed Kerry Adamson-Renk to its staff of mental health and alcohol/drug counselors. Adamson-Renk received her bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University at Moorhead and her master's degree from Winona State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with individuals, couples and families. Previously, she worked with clients at Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua and the Mayo Health Systems in LaCrosse and Eau Claire.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Now is the perfect time to get a flu shot
No one wants to be sick during the holidays. Unfortunately, for the past several years Oneida County has had its highest number of respiratory flu (fever, cough, sore throat, and body aches) cases during the holidays. In addition, it takes two weeks for you body's defenses to build protection against flu viruses after getting the vaccine.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Your brain while driving: Split activity allows you to listen and drive
We've all had the experience of pulling into the driveway, with no clear memory of the drive.



Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Opinions
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How can they sleep at night?
Let's be clear from the get-go: No one seriously believes the Russians stole the U.S. presidential election for Donald Trump, not even the political activists pursuing recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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GOP moves from 'Party of Lincoln' to 'Lying Donald'
To the editor:

As Gerald Ford once infamously said, "If Lincoln were alive today, he'd be turning in his grave."
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Saturday, December 3, 2016
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A billionaire's scam
To the editor:

On Nov. 8, Rural America spoke, saying Donald Trump was the man they believed would make our lives better. In Wisconsin, poverty is at a 30-year all-time high and a better life is what Rural America needs and deserves.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Trump and Obamacare
To the editor:

Well it's already begun. Republicans made countless attempts to repeal Obamacare when they knew they couldn't succeed. A number of Republicans in both the House and Senate rode to election or re-election on the wings of repealing a "fraudulent" program.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Reader compares Northwood Golf Course to Titanic
To the Editor:

I have been following your articles on the Rhinelander city-owned and operated golf course.


Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Obama works overtime for rules
Barack Obama's days in the White House are numbered, and so he is putting his administration into overdrive to impose rules burdensome to American businesses, all in the guise of helping American workers.

It's a zero-sum game, of course.


Thursday, December 1, 2016
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In defense of the Electoral College
The election is over, and the diapered Left has wigged out, literally crying in the streets over its horrifying loss in the Electoral College.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Dec. 6
Boys' basketball: Rhinelander 43, Ashland 35
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 54, Ashland 34
Boys' hockey: Mosinee 2, Rhinelander 1


Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Hockey: Hodags fall to opportunistic Comets 6-2
The Hodags outshot Waupaca 37-36 but came out on the wrong end of a 6-2 decision in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Waupaca Expo Center.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Boys' hoops: RHS toppled by Rapids 54-43
A late first-half run proved to be the difference Friday night as Wisconsin Rapids got by the Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team 54-43 at Lincoln fieldhouse.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Hodag wrestlers go 2-2-1 at West duals
The Rhinelander High School wrestling team went .500 in a seven-team invite Saturday at Wausau West High School.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Lady Hodags can't stop Smith, Northland Pines
The Rhinelander High School girls' basketball couldn't stop two-time GNC player of the year Lexi Smith, who scored 30 points as Northland Pines rolled past the Hodags 57-39 in Eagle River.



Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Shoutouts & Callouts
Monster Energy's decision to back both Tiger Woods and NASCAR is a significant gamble on two entities that appear to be past their prime. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Rhinelander crew officiates D3 state title game
It was virtually an all-Hodag crew that officiated the WIAA Division 3 state championship game last month at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Outdoors
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Fish like a girl
There is nothing that bothers me more than when adults belittle and berate youth hunters and anglers. I have seen it again this deer season, and I think it is ridiculous. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, December 3, 2016
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2016 deer season recap
The 2016 gun opener brought wind, cold and snow, making for difficult conditions for hunters. Opening weekend wound up a bit better, with warmer temperatures and the wind laying down on Sunday. In the Northern Forest Zone, the DNR reported harvest numbers were up from 2015.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Area residents recognized as Wisconsin Lake Leaders
Four Oneida and Vilas County residents were recognized recently for completing a training program to help protect Wisconsin's lakes.

Dan Butkus of Squash Lake, John Primozich of Bear Lake, John Richter of Plum Lake and Ted Rulseh of Birch Lake and were among 26 participants who graduated from the Wisconsin Lake Leaders Institute in a ceremony at Aldo Leopold's shack.


Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Lillian Treder has great first hunting season
Lillian Treder is no stranger to hunting, although this year brought her first attempt at harvesting her own animals. Treder is 10 years old and has been going into the woods with her dad, Nic, for years now. She said she started sitting in a deer stand with him about five years ago and her mom, Kristi, said she has been out scouting for turkeys for even longer. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The lake where you live
With the cold weather and falling water temperatures, the green is mostly gone from our lakes. Much of that green consists of algae, a word that carries, to some extent, a negative connotation. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Ski patrol question and answer session at Camp 10 Dec. 3
Camp 10 Ski n' Snowboard in Rhinelander Ski Patrol will present a question-and-answer session at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 for interested individuals who may wish to become members of the ski patrol.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Walleye survey results for Minocqua chain show some promise, work still to be done
As part of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, walleyes have been stocked into the Minocqua Chain for the past few years. Lake Tomahawk was stocked in 2012 with large fingerlings, with Minocqua and Kawaguesaga being stocked in 2013 with large fingerling walleyes through the initiative for the first time. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Nicolet suspends graphic design program
Nicolet Area Technical College will suspend its graphic design program for three years as soon as the current students in the program have completed their courses.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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District business director explains school tax
In early December, property taxes will be mailed out to all residents. On your property tax bill you will see a school tax. Please be aware that the certified school mill rate may be different than what you see on your property tax bill.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Crescent students participate in inquiry project
The second-graders in Ms. Vannatter's and Mrs. Deitz's class at Crescent Elementary School participated in an inquiry project in November. The students were trying to find out how a nocturnal animal survives at night.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Eagle River Fab Lab slated to open in January
Earlier this year, Northland Pines Middle School in Eagle River was informed it will receive one of the state's Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) grants.

At the a recent economic development summit hosted by Gov. Scott Walker, principal Dan Marien explained the application process and Fab Lab benefits to a panel audience. (subscriber access)


Saturday, November 26, 2016
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November students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently recognized its November students of the month. From left to right, front row, Brian Paulson, Staff of the Month; Seth Bowen, Tech Ed.; MacKennzie Yoder, English. Back row left to right: Lauren Kolb, Family & Consumer Science; Maxwell Holperin, Social Studies; Clint McCue, Science; Mathew Herman, Business & Marketing; and Anthony Klabunde, Fine Arts. Missing Kenneth Baumgardner, Physical Education.



Saturday, November 26, 2016
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Artstart cleanup
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander and the RHS Key Club helped with a fall cleanup of the ArtStart grounds and parking lot. The cleanup was in preparation for a spring landscaping and construction project that includes building an outdoor stage and children's classroom. Kiwanis also provided funding for the recently completed indoor children's classroom at ArtStart. Both the outdoor and indoor classrooms will provide venues for ArtStart to further art education for children in the Rhinelander community.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
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Nativity Catholic School 2016-17 honor roll
Nativity Catholic School has announced its 2016-17 honor roll students. The Nativity Catholic School honor roll is based on a Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher. An asterisk represents a GPA of 4.00 or higher...

Saturday, November 26, 2016
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