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Monday, September 28, 2020
A prep football season that figures to be very unusual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin with a very familiar foe for the Rhinelander High School football team. Rhinelander is set to renew acquaintances with Antigo tonight at Schofield Stadium for the 86th playing of the Bell Game.


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Pandemic, election, mayor's schedule cited in request to push back Kingman trial
Barring an out-of-court settlement, litigation between the City of Rhinelander and former public works director Tim Kingman is expected to continue until 2022 as the parties have received permission from the court to push back key deadlines and hearings including the trial. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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News
Police chief asks PFC to eliminate residency requirement
The Rhinelander Police and Fire Commission heard a request earlier this month from police chief Lloyd Gauthier to eliminate the policy that members of the Rhinelander Police Department must live within 15 miles of the city limits. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Evers declares new health emergency, extends mask mandate
Citing multiple campus outbreaks of coronavirus infection, Gov. Tony Evers this week declared his third state of emergency related to the pandemic and extended his statewide face mask mandate until Nov. 21. Republican lawmakers immediately denounced the move as an illegal act - state statutes require legislative approval for the extension of any 60-day emergency health declaration - but it was unclear whether GOP leaders would act to overturn the order, which the Legislature can do by joint resolution. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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$50,000 cash bail set for Rhinelander man charged with trafficking of a child
Bail has been set at $50,000 in the case of a 34-year-old Rhinelander man charged Tuesday with trafficking of a child, a Class C felony carrying a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Valentine jury trial first in local judicial district since March
Last Friday's one-day jury trial, which ended with Alexander L. Valentine being found guilty of attempted sexual assault of a child under 16 and using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, was the first 12-person jury trial in the 9th Judicial District since the Wisconsin Supreme Court suspended all jury trials on March 22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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City working on 'succession' plan as clerk's retirement approaches
The City of Rhinelander is preparing for a major transition as City Clerk Val Foley has announced she will retire in early 2021. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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NTC director reprimanded
The Oneida Vilas Transit Commission (OVTC) voted Friday to reprimand Roger Youngren, director of Northwoods Transit Connections.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Teaching and learning in the age of COVID-19
Two weeks into a fall term unlike any other, the School District of Rhinelander's instruction and accountability committee last week heard its first report as to how students and staff are coping with the challenges of teaching and learning during a pandemic.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Community
Ascension Medical Group to offer adult flu clinics in Rhinelander
​Ascension Medical Group in Rhinelander is offering adult flu shot clinics on Saturdays in September and October.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Rhinelander Revisited: A brief history of the School District of Rhinelander
Crisp fall air signals the turning of leaves, and with that, the start of a new school year. The School District of Rhinelander has played a central role in our community since its commencement, but that landscape has changed considerably since Rhinelander's birth in 1882. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Hodag Farmers Market report: A warm fall day in the park
There was something different about the market last week. I noticed it right away as I drove in and parked. Something was amiss. The skyline was different. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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WHEAP online applications available
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Oneida County has announced the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP), which provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations, is available to local residents. Operating with federal and state funding, the program provides assistance to households across the state to help lower the burden incurred with monthly energy costs, according an ADRC press release.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Oneida County 4-H keeps kids interested and connected
No matter which educational path families choose for this school year - virtual, in-person, or blended - 4-H can help youth and teens stay connected, pursue interests and develop life skills, Oneida County 4-H program coordinator Anne Williams said in a press release.

Friday, September 18, 2020
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Hodag Farmers Market report: A quiet Saturday
Last Saturday's Hodag Farmers Market drew a modest collection of vendors yet sales remained brisk. There were a number of reason for the smaller number of vendors. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 18, 2020
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Local author publishes first novel
In June, local author R. Le. Koshak released her first publication "The Prince Within" after spending 18 years writing and rewriting her fiction novel. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 11, 2020
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Opinions
For the sake of our children, our health, and our democracy, GOP must stand up to Evers
On its face, Gov. Tony Evers' third emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic seems nonsensical.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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'Embrace the American value'
To the Editor:

Here in Wisconsin, we need an economy that works for everyone. As a state and nation, we must embrace the American value that we are all equal and deserving of the benefits of our democracy.


Friday, September 25, 2020
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'Trump has failed us'


Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Vote like your life depends on it
My name is Alan Bates. I had the privilege to serve Rock County for 14 years as a Circuit Court Judge. All judges in Wisconsin are non-partisan, despite the impression you might get from campaign ads. Non-partisan means that we do not belong to political parties and we do not endorse Democratic or Republican candidates.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Time is running out - Respond to the 2020 Census now
As the 2020 Census draws to a close, I urge each one of you reading this to respond before it's too late.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Honesty, respect, competence
It's good to express your views and your values at election time, and to vote for the people that best represent you. Some put up yard signs that reflect these values. Here are some things I consider and research, before throwing my support behind anyone.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Tiffany silent on Trump troop controversy
It's been over a week since Atlantic Magazine published confirmed reporting that documented President Trump calling our military "suckers" and "losers." We have yet to hear from Tom Tiffany, whose devotion to Trump has been fervent and unwavering.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Sports
Medford tabbed by media to win GNC football title
Medford a near unanimous choice to repeat as conference champions, according to the annual Great Northern Conference Media Poll, announced today to coincide with Week 1 of the 2020 prep season.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Hodag soccer keeps rolling, clips Northland Pines 6-1
Braden Mork and Hugh Wiese each scored twice Tuesday night as the Hodags defeated Northland Pines 6-1 at Mike Webster Stadium.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Hodag boys, Cal Laggis win Gartzke Flowage Invite
The Gartzke Flowage Bike and Ski Trails may be the most demanding cross country venue in the Great Northern Conference, yet Rhinelander's Cal Laggis doesn't seem to mind.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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RHS volleyball swept by Medford
Through three matches, the Rhinelander High School volleyball team has shown some signs of life but has not quite been able to put together enough points to win a set.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Wiese's goal leads Hodag soccer past defending GNC-champ Medford
Hugh Wiese delivered the game's only goal, scoring in the 80th minute as the Hodags knocked off the Raiders 1-0 at Mike Webster Stadium.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Hodag volleyball drops opening matches
The Rhinelander High School volleyball team was unable to pick up a win in its first two matches of the season. The Hodags were swept in three sets both Thursday night at home against Mosinee and Friday night at Northland Pines.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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RHS swimmers rout Lakeland 117-51
Lakeland, which figured to be one of Rhinelander's toughest challenges all season, could not take a race from Rhinelander. The Hodags swept all 11 events for the third meet in a row and raced to a 117-51 victory over the Thunderbirds Thursday in Minocqua in a dual that featured the conference's only remaining undefeated teams.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Outdoors
DeGolier, Bennet win Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament
Rod Gaskill was an avid bass angler who moved to Rhinelander from Las Vegas in the 1990s. He was one of the founding members of the Hodag Bassmasters in Rhinelander. The club eventually took over the Boom Lake Open, and operated it for many years, with Gaskill often holding the position of tournament director.

In 2015, Gaskill was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He passed away in 2018.

With the Hodag Bassmasters Boom Lake Open no longer running, the decision was made to replace that tournament with the Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament. Aug. 15, 2020 marked the second annual tournament, with 34 teams registered for the event. Two teams had boat problems and had to back out, to their dismay. (subscriber access)


Friday, September 11, 2020
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If you love loons ...
Few people have studied loons more intensively than Walter Piper, a professor of biology at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. If you love loons, you'll want to get familiar with his work on The Loon Project.
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Friday, September 11, 2020
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River Series tournament shows a positive change on Minocqua Chain
To say this year has been a strange one for fishing would be an understatement. Water temperatures shot up quickly early on, the fish - especially the smallmouth - seemed to stay in their post-spawn funk for far longer than normal, and in general, everything just seemed a bit upside down.

Friday, August 21, 2020
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River Series tournament shows a positive change on Minocqua Chain
To say this year has been a strange one for fishing would be an understatement. Water temperatures shot up quickly early on, the fish - especially the smallmouth - seemed to stay in their post-spawn funk for far longer than normal, and in general, everything just seemed a bit upside down.

Friday, August 21, 2020
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Oneida land and water conservation committee hears WHIP update
The Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP) combats terrestrial invasive species in Oneida, Vilas and Lincoln counties. Rosie Page, the coordinator for WHIP, recently addressed the Oneida County land and water conservation committee about projects the organization is undertaking. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 21, 2020
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Oneida County 4-H Youth Furbearer Club now accepting registrations
Youth and teens in Oneida County can now register to participate in the Youth Furbearer Club for Youth and Teens program, sponsored by Oneida County 4-H.

Friday, August 21, 2020
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Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament to benefit GO Program
As some readers may know, my husband, Rod Gaskill, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in July of 2018. This year will mark the second annual Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament to be held in Rhinelander on Boom Lake.

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Education
Pelican families are unique
As part of a school-wide effort to raise cultural awareness, families at Pelican Elementary School were asked to discuss with their children their unique cultural traditions and heritages at home.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its October Students of the Month.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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FBLA/DECA food drive a success
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA Club collected a grand total of 1,820 food items for the local Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of its recent Trick or Can food drive.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Nicolet College Visit Day Oct. 27
Anyone thinking about attending Nicolet can learn more about the college, its academic programs, and the careers graduates can pursue during College Visit Day, Friday, Oct. 27.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Crescent students visit pumpkin patch
First graders from Crescent Elementary School visited Helene's Hilltop Orchard Oct. 13. At the Merrill orchard, the students were reminded that pumpkins are a sign of the harvest season.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA to hold Trick or Can food drive
The Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Club is participating in a statewide community service project, Trick or Can. Members will be dropping off bags for community donations and flyers about the event this week and will be back around to pick up the non-perishable food items on Oct. 25.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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RHS building trades class seeks partner for next project
Rhinelander High School is seeking an individual, family or other group that will contract with the school to have a 10 x 16 utility shed constructed by the high school building trades program during the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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