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Sunday, June 26, 2022
Joe Schneider pushed across the go-ahead run with a single in the top of the sixth as Rhinelander rallied to defeat Merrill 6-5 at Stafford Field. Rhinelander won its home invite as the only 3-1 team in the five-team round robin tournament.


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City plan commission discusses proposed hotel projects
The Rhinelander Plan Commission approved a pair of resolutions Tuesday evening designating proposed boundaries for two new tax incremental financing districts (TIDs) associated with a pair of proposed hotel projects. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2022
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News
Oneida zoning will take a fresh look at administrative review permits
The Oneida County zoning committee and department staff will take a fresh look at the complexity of the county's administrative review permit process - a process that was designed to simplify and streamline permitting for some businesses but which many find needlessly complicated. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Preliminary hearing set for Wildcat in hit-and-run death case
The preliminary hearing for a 24-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman accused of fatally striking Alejandro Retana-Echeverria, 31, on U.S. Highway 51 during the early morning hours of June 16 is scheduled for June 29 at the Vilas County courthouse. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2022
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MHLT reflects on response to threats
After June 7 threats against Oneida County school officials prompted the cancellation of that evening's school activities in Minocqua and a suspect, 18-year-old Adam J. Bauman, was arrested, the Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk school board discussed their district's response to the incident at the board's monthly meeting on June 20. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Oneida County sheriff's office participates in multi-agency raid
Members of the Oneida County sheriff's office were among law enforcement personnel involved in the execution of search warrant in Lincoln County in the town of Bradley. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Ad hoc committee discusses more potential transit sites
An ad hoc subcommittee of the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission (OVTC), formed this spring to pursue potential sites for a new Northwoods Transit headquarters after plans to purchase a long-sought property likely fell through, met June 15 to discuss updates on a variety of options. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2022
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PFAS-related research 'halted' following alleged tampering incident
A PFAS-related research project at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport has been put on pause while the police department investigates alleged tampering with equipment associated with the project. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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Schiek declares no open meetings violation in Mott listening session
Oneida County district attorney Michael Schiek has absolved former county supervisor Bob Mott of any liability - and further declared there was no open meetings violation at all - after The Lakeland Times filed a complaint alleging that Mott and the land conservation committee he chaired violated the law when they publicly noticed a formal public hearing and then turned it into an informal listening session without any further notice. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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Community
Wakeboats and lake capacity issues to highlight Northwoods six-county meeting July 15
Lake group leaders and members from six northern Wisconsin counties will convene for a discussion of the environmental impacts of wakeboats, the proliferation of short-term rentals and other issues related lake recreational capacity on Friday, July 15.

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Nicolet nursing instructor earns advanced-level educator status
Building on its long history of delivering high quality nursing instruction at Nicolet College, the program continues to advance that effort with a third instructor recently earning the esteemed Certified Nurse Educator status.

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Concerts on the Riverwalk to return June 29
After two years of lying low, the Rhinelander Area Community Band is thrilled about a summer full of music ahead.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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YMCA of the Northwoods announces search for new CEO
The YMCA of the Northwoods has announced it intends to conduct a "robust" search for a new chief executive officer following the departure of Ryan Zietlow.

Friday, June 17, 2022
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Minocqua Island Swim Challenge to benefit county dive team
On Saturday, June 25, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Dive Team will host their annual fundraiser - the Minocqua Island Swim Challenge - following a two-year hiatus.

Friday, June 17, 2022
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Newbold seeks contractor interest in anticipated bid releases
The Town of Newbold is working with Keller, Inc.to construct a new town hall and is compiling a list of contractors who would like to receive bidding information for various portions of the construction project.

Friday, June 17, 2022
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Little Rice Fire Department announces recruiting event
At some time in your life, you probably wanted to be a firefighter. Now is your chance!

Friday, June 17, 2022
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Opinions
Northing to show for it
To the Editor:

Ok, ok... I now realize that I droned on in Richard Moore-esque fashion the last time (5/20/22) that I ventured into the political arena.


Friday, June 24, 2022
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Rise to the occasion
To the Editor:

These are some tough times. Inflation at a forty-year high, so painfully evident at the gas pump and in the grocery store; record-breaking heat waves, wildfires, drought, and flooding, both in the U.S. and around the world; heat-trapping carbon dioxide at a four million-year high in our atmosphere.


Friday, June 24, 2022
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Once upon a time...
To the Editor:

Once upon a time there were two teams and they both decided to form a sports team. One wanted to do ping-pong.


Friday, June 24, 2022
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'Consider this'
To the Editor:

Consider how many life events go exactly as planned. Almost none, in my experience, including births and funerals. Consider the odds for that perfect event being police action in response to a killer armed with a weapon of war and dressed in body armor.


Friday, June 24, 2022
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Resident blasts county supervisor
To the Editor:

The iconic but often wrong-headed remarks by county board supervisor Mike Roach were merely uninformed and laughable while he enjoyed his tenure as an appointed supervisor.


Friday, June 17, 2022
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Reader laments loss of local control
To the Editor:

Over the last 35 years I have attended many meetings in the Oneida County Courthouse and the proceedings were never overtly about partisanship or political ideology, but about issues impacting the county, that is how county business is supposed to be conducted.


Friday, June 17, 2022
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Facts and questions
To the Editor:

FACTS:

• There are 400 million guns in America. Our current population is 333 million.


Tuesday, June 14, 2022
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Sports
Babe Ruth Roundup
Four Rhinelander pitchers combined to hold St. Germain without a hit Tuesday as the Hodags vaulted back into a tie for first in the Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League with a 9-4 win at Stafford Field.

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Team review: RHS baseball
The Rhinelander High School baseball team did not have an extended run in the WIAA playoffs this spring, but it certainly was memorable.

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Snowhawks beat Lakeland Times in snowshoe baseball opener
It was a hot opening day at Snowshoe Park in Lake Tomahawk as the snowshoe baseball season got underway. The Lakeland Times, undoubtedly aided by this intrepid reporter, had the first chance to play the Snowhawks this season in what turned out to be a fun game.

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Rebels No. 3 in state Legion rankings
With a 7-1 start to the summer, the Rhinelander Post 7 Rebels were ranked third in the Wisconsin American Legion's Class AA baseball rankings, released Monday.

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Jamison, Sam Schneider earn WBCA Academic All-State honors
Rhinelander High School baseball players Ryan Jamison and Sam Schneider have received academic All-State honors from the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association.

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Zdroik takes Round 1 of ERS Triple Crown Challenge
Hometown driver Jason Zdroik led wire-to-wire en route to winning Round 1 of the Chef Rene B-Mod Triple Crown Challenge Tuesday night at Eagle River Speedway.

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Lamers, Schiek, Brown take soccer MVP awards
The Rhinelander High School girls' soccer team held its season-ending awards banquet on Wednesday with three different players earning most valuable honors.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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Outdoors
Oneida County Land and Water Committee learns about purple loosestrife control
Oneida County aquatic invasive species (AIS) coordinator Stephanie Boismenue updated the land and water conservation committee on purple loosestrife control efforts in Three Lakes during the panel's most recent meeting on June 13. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
The annual Six-County Lakes Meeting is a great time for lake advocates to focus on the most current issues and to network with peers from across the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2022
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Getting to know Lumberjack RC&D: What is a Resource Conservation and Development Council?
Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) is "a rural development program focusing on conservation, development and the use of area natural resources to improve social, economic, and environmental conditions for area citizens," according to the Lumberjack RC&D website. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 17, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
The colorful signs you may have seen at the ends of lake home driveways recently aren't for political candidates. They're from companies that have sprayed the properties to kill mosquitoes. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 17, 2022
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Clean Boats Clean Waters training underway across Northwoods
Clean Boats Clean Waters volunteers can be found at most boat landings in the Northwoods. Some volunteers have been with the program for years while others are stepping into their first year. No matter their level of experience, all are invited to trainings each spring, put on at various launch ramps around the area. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 10, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
If you are in my age group, then you likely know how precious time on the lake with grandkids can be. Ours were here for the Memorial Day weekend (each year we take care of them while our daughter and son-in-law attend the Indianapolis 500). (subscriber access)

Friday, June 10, 2022
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Free fishing weekend: No license needed, regulations still apply
Each year, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) holds two Free Fishing Weekends. One is in January, helping to introduce people to ice fishing, and the other is aimed at the open water season. This year, the open water Free Fishing Weekend is June 4-5. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 3, 2022
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Education
4K Read Across America Challenge
On March 1, 2022, Mrs. Coleman's 4K students and families were challenged to read as many books as they could to create a colorful paper chain.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
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RHS students take part in Trig Star competition
This spring, mathematics students at Rhinelander High School participated in the Trig-Star mathematics exam, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors (NSPS), the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) and the Northern Lakes Chapter (NLC) of the WSLS.

Friday, June 10, 2022
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May students of the Month
The Rhinelander High School Students and Staff of the Month for May were honored at a presentation recently in the RHS Library.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
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Run Into Reading event was a success
On the afternoon of May 17, 98 School District of Rhinelander elementary students and their families came together for the first ever Run Into Reading family engagement event. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 3, 2022
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for spring term
Numerous students from Rhinelander and the surrounding area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the spring term 2022. To qualify, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale.

Friday, June 3, 2022
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RHS senior receives two exemplary soloist awards
Mallory Myers, a senior at Rhinelander High School, was recognized as an Exemplary Soloist at this year's Wisconsin School of Music Association State Solo Ensemble Festival at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
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Local law students receive legal education scholarship
The Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association has announced that Markus Johnson and Sydney Schallock, both of Rhinelander, have been selected as the co-recipients of the 2021 Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association Legal Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
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