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Saturday, December 16, 2017
Underclassmen scored all six Rhinelander goals and sophomore Seth Stafford recorded 12 saves Thursday as the Hodags improved to 7-0-0 on the season with a 6-0 shutout of Tomahawk at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.


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DOT outlines options for intersection
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Andy Dana of Ayres Associates discusses the pros and cons of both proposals for the reconstruction of the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 47 Tuesday evening in the Rhinelander City Council chambers.
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Andy Dana of Ayres Associates discusses the pros and cons of both proposals for the reconstruction of the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 47 Tuesday evening in the Rhinelander City Council chambers.
About 35 people gathered in the City Council chambers Tuesday to hear a presentation on the pros and cons of the two design options for the reconstruction of the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 47 in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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News
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County officials question transit panel
Members of the Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission (VOTC), which oversees Northwoods Transit Connections (NTC), met Monday with the Oneida County board's administration and labor relations committees. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Marshfield wins approval to build hospital
After having its expansion projects rejected by the county's planning and development committee twice, and by the Board of Adjustment once before, Marshfield Clinic prevailed Thursday in its appeal to the BOA to build its latest proposal, a 12-bed, $35-million hospital in Minocqua. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Trial date set for man accused of killing infant son
A 21-year-old Tomahawk man accused of first-degree intentional homicide and physical abuse of a child (recklessly cause great bodily harm) in the death of his 9-day-old son is scheduled to go on trial in November 2018. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Snow crashes
The first major snowfall of the season caused a number of traffic accidents Wednesday afternoon. Oneida County sheriff's department officials said they responded to a total of eight accidents Wednesday, including one car­-deer crash.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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LdF man charged with sex crimes against children
A 50-year-old Lac du Flambeau man has been bound over for trial in Lincoln County on three class C felonies involving alleged sexual contact with two juvenile females who are known to him. Each count carries a maximum sentence of up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 fines. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Zoning committee approves substantial fee hikes
The economy has been picking up steam, and more zoning regulations have come down the pike in recent years, and in Oneida County those intersecting trends mean two things are almost as certain as death and taxes. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Walker signs mining bill into law
With the bill's co-authors in attendance, Gov. Scott Walker signed the "Mining for America" bill into law Monday at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Community
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'Christmas Memories' poetry contest winners announced
Nine Rhinelander High School freshmen students recently participated in a poetry contest sponsored by the Carlson Funeral Home to help celebrate its 25th annual Christmas Memories program.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Nicolet dental hygiene students launch Healthy Senior Smiles program
Nicolet College dental hygiene students have embarked on a campaign to improve the oral health of residents in long-term care and in doing so prevent or lessen a myriad of serious health issues linked to poor oral health.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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UW Carbone oncologist leads effort to educate about the cancer risk of alcohol
Drinking alcohol increases the risk of several types of cancer, something many of Dr. Noelle LoConte's patients are surprised to learn.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Sitting with Santa
Numerous local children sat with Santa Saturday at Trig's in Rhinelander.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Demmer Library to hold 'Clear the Shelves' used book sales
The Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes has set dates for three "everything must go" pre-moving used book sales.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Expera Specialty Solutions makes annual contribution to Northwoods United Way
The Northwoods United Way, Inc and Expera Specialty Solutions-Rhinelander Mill have announced their continued partnership, along with a 2017 pledge donation to the United Way campaign.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Rhinelander library hosts Victorian Christmas Tea
The Rhinelander District Library hosted a Victorian Christmas Tea Monday complete with period costumes.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Opinions
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Reader objects to River News editorial
Your 7 December editorial, "On the brink of a golden era, or another disaster?" is another classic. It certainly alerts us to how disastrous this tax bill is.

While extolling the w


Thursday, December 14, 2017
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A new kind of tax reform
As I have followed the debates in Congress as our legislators try to come up with tax reforms that are fair and equitable, that stimulate the economy by adding jobs, and put more spending money back in people's pockets, it has occurred to me that such an opportunity already exists.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Reader has a transit program idea
Like a lot of programs, when the grassroots idea started out, it was for a good cause and is needed in the community. I'm sure when the Northwood Transit idea was tossed around this was the case.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Investors beware, climate change is happening
To the Editor:

Moody's Investors Service Inc. provides credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. The company offers risk measurement, economic and consumer credit analytics, enterprise risk management, valuation, and training and certification services.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Reader: Reject Trump's Christmas 'gift'
To the Editor:

President Trump promises Americans a wonderful gift for Christmas this year. Congressional Republicans are working at breakneck speed to reconcile the House and Senate bills to pass GOP tax-cut legislation.


Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Reader lists top Republican lies of 2017
To the Editor:

Here are the Top Ten Republican lies exposed in 2017 as their party controlled all levers of power. (10) We represent the majority of Americans.


Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Reader lists top Republican lies of 2017
To the Editor:

Here are the Top Ten Republican lies exposed in 2017 as their party controlled all levers of power. (10) We represent the majority of Americans.
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Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Dec. 15
Boys' basketball: Rhinelander 79, Northland Pines 39
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 69, Northland Pines 47
Boys' hockey: Wisconsin Rapids 2, Rhinelander 0


Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Turunen's 44 saves not enough for Edge against WVU
Sophomore Alicia Turunen made 44 saves, but the Northern Edge fell 3-0 to Wisconsin Valley Union Thursday at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.



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Hodag grapplers fend off Tomahawk 48-31
Despite jumping out to an early lead, the Hodags had to rally from behind to defeat Tomahawk 48-31 in the GNC wrestling opener at Hatchet Fieldhouse.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Swim club competes in Tomahawk
Rhinelander Swim Club competed in Tomahawk this past weekend.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Hodag swimmers swept by Lakeland in 105-60 loss
The T-Birds won all 11 events and defeated the Hodags 105-60 in a Great Northern Conference dual at the LUHS pool.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Thursday, Dec. 14
Boys' hockey: Rhinelander 6, Tomahawk 0
Wisconsin Valley Union 3, Rhinelander/Antigo 0
Wrestling: Rhinelander 48, Tomahawk 31
Boys' swimming: Lakeland 105, Rhinelander 60


Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Northern Edge knocks off Medford 8-0
The Edge racked up 70 shots and blasted Medford 8-0 in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Simek Recreation Center.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Outdoors
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Early ice poses safety concerns
Several anglers have been out testing the ice conditions, as well as their own skill against the fish, already this winter. Anglers should keep in mind that ice conditions change quickly and can vary a great deal from one area of the lake to another and even day-to-day.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Fish like a girl
Last year, I downsized a bit and decided to chase some trout in smaller streams and rivers from time to time, rather than always searching for four-plus-pound bass. I thought that was going small. Turns out I set my sights too high. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The Lake Where You Live: Eyes down below
Since childhood I've been fascinated with the world under water. I followed the scuba diving show "Sea Hunt" starring Lloyd Bridges. I watched Jacques Cousteau specials. I love to snorkel; I've dreamed of owning a viewing scope made from a length of plastic pipe with a glass lens on one end. I've always wanted to scuba dive (but have yet to take the lessons). (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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WIFA state championship to be held on Minocqua Chain
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association (WIFA) Championship Tournament is set for Feb. 16-17, 2018. According to its website's mission statement, WIFA is "committed to the education, conservation, and management of our natural resources while building an understanding of our aquatic ecosystems and sciences.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Fish like a GIRL
I suppose I am finally old enough to say things like "kids these days." As anglers we often marvel at how "easy" kids have it today in the sport of fishing. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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little hunters
Just days before the nine-day gun-deer hunt in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a provision that did away with the age requirement for mentored hunts. Previously, a youth had to be 10 years old in order to participate in a mentored hunt.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Snowmobile safety class to be held later this month
The Oneida County sheriff's office is sponsoring a Wisconsin DNR-certified snowmobile safety course in conjunction with the New-Tom Sno Fleas Snowmobile Club, Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Changing lives: Mentoring at Central Intermediate School
Each and every week, volunteers from the community show up to Central Intermediate School to build relationships with fourth- and fifth-grade students.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Students of the Month
James Williams Middle School's Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program has announced its "Students of the Month" for October.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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School district staff ringing the bell for the Salvation Army
School District of Rhinelander staffers have been ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. This is part of an annual challenge that helps raise funds for the needy.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Three Lakes announces first quarter honor roll
The Three Lakes School District announced its first quarter honor roll students.



Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Nicolet College Foundation awards record number of spring semester scholarships
A record 123 new scholarships were awarded to students to attend Nicolet College second semester, according to the executive director of the Nicolet College Foundation.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA to hold annual Jeans for Teens drive
The holiday season is fast approaching and sadly this year there are still many families left struggling to just get by. About 17 percent of children in the Northwoods live below the poverty level.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Community supports RHS Building Trades program
Rhinelander High School would like to thank the Local 2-15 Steel Workers Union and Eric Engstrom from the Samuels Group for their recent donations to the RHS Building Trades program.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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