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Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Rhinelander High School football team will look to start the 2017 season off on the right foot Friday as it makes a long road trip to Prescott, in western Wisconsin. (subscriber access)


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Not guilty plea entered in toddler death case
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Ellen Tran, center, enters the Branch I courtroom Wednesday with her legal team for her arraignment.
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Ellen Tran, center, enters the Branch I courtroom Wednesday with her legal team for her arraignment.
A 28-year-old Rhinelander woman accused of killing her 20-month-old stepson stood mute Wednesday after Oneida County District Attorney Michael Schiek filed an information charging her with one count of first-degree reckless homicide. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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News
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Council votes 6-1 to light alley for one year
The Rhinelander City Council spent little time Monday paying a number of bills related to now-completed streetscape project, and approving a request from the golf course advisory committee to hire an outside consultant to evaluate Northwood Golf Course at a cost of $10,000, but the proposal with the lowest price tag - $230 to light the alley between 28 and 38 North Brown Street - prompted a long debate. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Pine Lake FD responds to boiler explosion
The Pine Lake Fire Department, Oneida County sheriff's office and Oneida County Medic 1 responded to a boiler explosion at 3980 Lakeshore Drive Monday evening.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Oneida board votes to integrate ADRC, Department on Aging
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors followed in Vilas County's footsteps and pulled a trigger Tuesday, authorizing the Oneida County Department on Aging to give the state notice that it intends to submit an application to operate an integrated Aging and Disability Resource Center. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Cassian board discusses liability issues related to bike route signage
One of the items on the agenda for the Cassian town board's monthly meeting Monday was whether to allow bike trail signage on a portion of Ole Lake Road.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Three injured in Highway 45 accident
Three people were injured Monday morning in a traffic accident in the town of Schoepke involving a semi-truck and two SUVs.

According to an Oneida County sheriff's office press release, a 9-1-1 call came in at approximately 6:07 a.m. reporting an accident with injuries involving a semi-truck and two SUVs on Highway 45 South near Old 26 Road.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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New street foreman settling in
The city of Rhinelander street department has a new leader.

Dan Mulhern took the position of street foreman effective Aug. 1. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Kingman: Stevens Street sewer pipeline needs to be replaced
The recent sewer collapse on Stevens Street, just east of Lake Creek Road, underscored a problem with that aging section of the city's sewer system, public works director Tim Kingman told the city's water and wastewater committee Tuesday afternoon. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Eclipse glasses no longer available at library
It would appear Northwoods residents are very anxious to watch the upcoming eclipse.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Plenty of maple syrup available at the Hodag Farmers Market
Subsistence farmers and homesteaders are a rare breed of people who look at all renewable resources to provide extra income to pay the bills.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Woman's Club picnic
The Rhinelander GFWC Woman's Club held its annual membership kick-off picnic Aug. 8 at Pioneer Park. There were 54 women in attendance, seven of whom were new members.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Lake of the Torches wins twice as many awards as competitors at international casino marketing conference
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino won twice as many prestigious Romero Awards than any other small to mid-size gaming property during the 2017 Casino Marketing Conference held July 18 - 20 at Bally's Las Vegas, according to a company press release.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Calvary Baptist to show 'The Case for Christ'
Calvary Baptist Church, 320 Lincoln Street in Rhinelander, will show the theatrical release "The Case for Christ" on Sunday night, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. The movie (and the popcorn) are free.



Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Welch to speak at Minocqua Aglow meeting
Minocqua Aglow will be hold its August program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 in the Woodruff Community Center located at 1418-1st Avenue. Cost to attend is $3 and no pre-registration is necessary. Coffee and fellowship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Men and women, from teens to seniors, are welcome.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Enchanted Doll Club to meet in August
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its next meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 in the conference room of the Eagle River Airport. The airport is located at 1311 Airport Road in Eagle River.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Opinions
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What would they say? What would you say?
To the Editor:

What would the men who died on the Normandy beaches say about a Commander-in-Chief who would not immediately condemn Nazism in the United States?


Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Reader: Our capitalist way of life is working against us
To the Editor:

When it started, the idea was to improve and enhance the everyday life of Americans. Innovation was combined with quality products to make life easier.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Reader puzzled over hospital construction issue
To the Editor:

Why does Marshfield Clinic so desperately want to build a second hospital only minutes from an already existing one, to be a fifth hospital in an area that already has four hospitals within 30 to 90 min distance of each other?


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Public beware: Sorensen wants to control your property
It's amazing the lengths to which big-government politicians will go to keep control of people's lives.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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My faith calls on me to stand with immigrant youth
To the Editor:

From the earliest days of my religious education as a Catholic and formation as a Holy Cross Sister, my faith has taught and called me to welcome the stranger, stand with the vulnerable, and love my neighbor.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Readers praise new-look downtown
To the Editor:

We drove through downtown Rhinelander a day or so ago and couldn't help but notice that almost all of the signs of the recent construction have left the scene. What an improvement in the visual appearance of the area.


Saturday, August 5, 2017
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Good enough for us
We're just a little torn by the recent news that tech manufacturing giant Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin - somewhere in the southeastern part of the state - to build a 20-million-square-foot plant for its products.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Wednesday, Aug. 16
Girls' swim: Rhinelander at Colby/Abby Pentahlon

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Media says Merrill first, Hodags last in GNC football
Merrill has captured at least a share of the Great Northern Conference title two of the last three years and the Bluejays will do so again in 2017, according to a survey of local sports reporters. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Fall practice notebook
Monday marked the first day of practice for three more Rhinelander High School fall sports teams. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Hodag netters go 2-3 in Wausau
The Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team had some up and down moments as it opened the regular season by going 2-3 Monday and Tuesday at the Wausau West Invite.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Photo: Father-son skiers compete
Father and son Ben Olson, left, and Rod Olson, right, of Rhinelander competed in the Wisconsin State 3-Event Competition last month in Oconomowoc.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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RBA traveling basketball registration open through Sept. 1
Online registration for Rhinelander Basketball Association traveling basketball teams is open now through Sept. 1.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Team preview: RHS girls' swimming
The Rhinelander High School girls' swim team has bid farewell to one of the most decorated swimmers in program history, but coach Lindsay Byrka says that doesn't change the expectations for a Hodag team that has improved greatly over the last two seasons. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Outdoors
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Stevens Point brothers win River Series Mohawksin qualifier
The rain held off in Tomahawk for most of the day Sunday as the Central Wisconsin River Series anglers fished Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Workers look for new invasives on AIS Snapshot Day
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Snapshot Day started a few years ago as Bridge AIS Snapshot Day. The idea was to take a close look at bridges over rivers in the county to check for new or undocumented invasive species. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Fish like a girl
While anglers cannot harvest walleye from the Minocqua Chain until the year 2020, bass anglers have been taking advantage of some great fishing there. Many club tournaments are held on Lake Tomahawk/Minocqua every year, but most people would not know that. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Northwoods Wildlife Center releases three red foxes
Three red foxes were admitted to the Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) in late May from Florence County. According to an NWC press release, a patron observed two adult foxes assumed to be hit by car the same week.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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The Lake Where You Live
It's interesting in nature how simple creatures form complex societies. Ants, for example, cooperate to build elaborate nests in and above the ground. Honey bees fashion combs of hexagonal cells to feed and raise their young, and they do intricate dances to tell their hive-mates where to locate flowers and nectar. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Crescent residents attract pollinators, restore shorelines
Dr.Jim Dyreby and his wife purchased a 250-acre farm in the town of Crescent several years ago and started farming it organically. Dyreby intends to make organic farming his full-time activity after he retires from his career as an orthopedic surgeon at the end of this year.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
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Antlerless tags go on sale Aug. 14
The hunting season will look a bit differently in Oneida County this year. Antlerless tags will be available for the first time in several years. In last spring's meetings, the Vilas County Deer Advisory Committee (CDAC), decided not to allow any antlerless tags for this year's gun-deer hunt.

Saturday, August 5, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Nicolet College's business management degree now features all-online option
Students enrolling in Nicolet College's business management program now have the option of completing the associate degree entirely online.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Nicolet College launches new culinary management degree
Students interested in the culinary arts continue to have more career options at Nicolet as the college recently launched its new culinary management associate degree.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Oneida County Health Department to host Street Smarts education night
A new program will be added to the Rhinelander High School freshman health class curriculum: Street Smarts.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Northwoods United Way to hold a 'Stuff the Bus' event
The Northwoods United Way school supply donation event, "Stuff the Bus," will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Rhinelander Walmart parking lot.

Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Nicolet College expands bachelor's degree options with culinary arts agreement with Northern Michigan University
Nicolet College culinary arts graduates now have another path to a bachelor's degree thanks to a new credit transfer agreement recently inked with Northern Michigan University.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
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New trustee joins the Nicolet College Board, two others reappointed
The Nicolet College Board welcomed one new trustee and reappointed two others during the board's recent annual organizational meeting.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Nicolet College announces Spring 2017 graduates
Numerous students from the Rhinelander area graduated from Nicolet College this spring. Students, by community, along with the credential(s) earned include:

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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