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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The newly created Three Lakes Elementary School PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) was the first recipient of a grant awarded by the Three Lakes Community Foundation. The amount of $310 was granted to the PTO to cover the start-up costs of forming a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The grant request fit the mission of the Three Lakes Community Foundation to enhance and support opportunities that make Three Lakes the place to live, work, and play.


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Tran prelim: Pathologist details child's injuries
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District attorney Michael Schiek and attorney Amy Scholz take part in a sidebar discussion with Branch I judge Patrick O’Melia Friday.
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District attorney Michael Schiek and attorney Amy Scholz take part in a sidebar discussion with Branch I judge Patrick O’Melia Friday.
Additional information regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of a 20-month-old boy last April emerged Friday morning when his stepmother appeared in Oneida County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing on a charge of second-degree reckless homicide. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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News
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Oneida County opens stretches of county highways to ATVs
ATV and UTV usage is a hot-button issue in Oneida County as ATV clubs request access to more roadways. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Parking advisory board to begin search for new partners
When the city of Rhinelander parking advisory committee was first formed, the major push among many alderpersons in regard to the downtown parking lots owned by the city was to sell them off because of the drain they had been putting on the city budget. This despite the lots' economic impact in the form of parking for customers of downtown businesses. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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School Board approves four new hires, three resignations
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted June 19 to approve the hiring of five people and accept the resignations of three others, following a closed session discussion. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Labor relations commitee receives update on UW-Extension contract
The Oneida County Labor Relations and Employee Services Committee learned June 20 that UW-Extension is planning to present a new contract to the county July 18. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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U.S. Supreme Court will hear Wisconsin redistricting case
In a case that will almost certainly shape the future of political redistricting nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court last week accepted Wisconsin's request to review last year's appeals court decision striking down the state's Assembly district maps as products of unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Vote on zoning ordinance postponed after architect challenges validity of public hearing
After more than a year of meetings, three public hearings and an additional three months of work on changes, the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee was prepared to host its final public hearing Wednesday on the county's shoreland zoning code. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Anthem will leave most of Wisconsin health-insurance market
Health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield announced this week it would leave the individual Obamacare marketplace in most of Wisconsin next year, citing the volatility of the state's insurance market and uncertainty about the regulatory future in Washington. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Community
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RPD to award certificates of citizen support
Just weeks into his new job, Rhinelander Police Chief Lloyd Gauthier is introducing a new program wherein the department awards certificates of commendation to citizens and organizations that have shown support for the men and women in blue.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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'Tea by the Sea' to be served June 28
Registrations are now being accepted for the 14th annual Tea Party to be served from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 at the Rhinelander District Library.

This year's theme is "Tea by the Sea," according to a library press release.

Registration can be completed by stopping in the children's department or calling 365-1070 ext. 2. This program is sponsored by the Rhinelander Woman's Club.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Rhinelander Lions Club helps with disaster relief in Peru
After months of rains, flooding and mudslides the community of Cocachacra, Peru was suffering. Enter the Rhinelander Lions Club.

Prompted by club member Milagros Rappley, a native of Peru, the Rhinelander Lions Club reached out to help the residents of Cocachacra, a small village three hours away from Lima.


Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Dixie Six to perform Concert on the Riverwalk June 28
The Dixie Six will perform the next Concert on the Riverwalk at the bandshell next to Trig's in downtown Rhinelander Wednesday, June 28, 7 p.m.

"These talented Northwoods musicians evoke the sounds of dance halls and bordellos of last century, with tunes by Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings," concert series organizers said in a press release.


Saturday, June 24, 2017
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July Alzheimer's education classes announced
Each month, the Alzheimer's Association offers family education programs across Wisconsin. These classes are designed to assist anyone who has questions about Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Jamerson to present program about Civilian Conservation Corps
Upper Peninsula based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Rhinelander District Library Friday, June 23.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Canned items available at Hodag Farmers Market
In 2009 our state passed Wisconsin Act 101. It was nicknamed "the Pickle bill." Previous to this bill only canned goods from a state-certified kitchen, or factory, were allowed at farmers markets.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Opinions
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An American trademark: Free speech
These days the First Amendment is on shakier ground than it has been in a long, long time.

The attack on free speech by the Left has been going on for years, of course. It started decades ago with the banning of displays of the Ten Commandments in classrooms and courthouses, and the banishing of manger scenes from the public square.
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Saturday, June 24, 2017
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The Future of Wisconsin Education
Since becoming a legislator in 2013, one of my top legislative goals has been to help reform the way we deliver educational opportunity in our state. As a representative of a heavily rural district, I see firsthand how smaller, more sparse districts struggle to compete with their counterparts in more urban areas.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Proposed VA cuts target disabled, elderly vets
To the Editor:

We now know what some feared.

Just before this past Memorial Day, as part of Donald Trump's first budget, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, announced the expansion of the Veterans Choice Program allowing veterans, in certain situations, to be seen by private doctors.


Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Fully fund the property tax repeal
To the Editor:

I understand that legislative efforts to repeal Wisconsin's personal property tax are gaining momentum in the State Legislature. I'm writing to ask that you please make sure any repeal of the personal property include a full, 100 percent backfill for lost revenue to local governments.


Saturday, June 17, 2017
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The overwhelming success of Obamacare
President Donald Trump came to Wisconsin this week, and among the things he did while in the Badger state was to meet with some of the "victims" of Obamacare, which he called a catastrophe that must be reversed.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Citizens deserve answers, information in dog neglect case
The prosecution file is shut tightly on a recent decision by an Oneida County assistant district attorney not to charge the owner of a dog-rescue operation who was accused of serious animal neglect and abuse, but the assistant DA, Mary Sowinski, needs to open it and let the sunshine in.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Reader: Baldwin is looking out for Wisconsin
To the Editor: When it comes to Republicans, promises and assurances don't amount to much. Remember when Donald Trump promised that the Republican health care plan would provide health care for all?
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Sports
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WIAA OKs two boys' hockey divisions beginning in 2019-20
The WIAA has heard the clamor of several coaches leading smaller hockey programs and has granted their request for a second division in boys' hockey. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Shoutouts & Callouts
The WIAA doubled down on good decisions last Thursday by implementing a shot clock in basketball and creating a second division for boys' hockey. Both rule changes will go into effect for the 2019-20 season. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Rebels give up 2 in 7th, fall to Mosinee
Jacob DeMeyer and Easton Senoraske combined to issue 12 walks and Ty Cook delivered a walk-off hit as Mosinee rallied in the seventh to defeat the Rebels 4-3 in a Great Northern Legion Conference came at City Park.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Hodag Run For Your Life photos/results


Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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The clock is ticking ...
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association dropped a bombshell Thursday with the implementation of the 35-second shot clock in varsity basketball games starting in 2019-2020. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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WIAA approves basketball shot clock for 2019-20
STEVENS POINT (WIAA) - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control reviewed and approved a number of committee recommendations impacting winter sports Thursday.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Babe Ruth Roundup
Rhinelander jumped out to a big lead in Wednesday's Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League game at Lakeland only to need a big inning late to pull away for the win.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Outdoors
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Nearly 100 anglers celebrate 40th anniversary of 'Dads and Kids Fishing Day'
Dads and kids gathered at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander June 16 to spend some quality time together and hopefully catch a few fish. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Upper Midwest Bass Challenge anglers take on finicky Boom Lake
Neither the post-spawn, post-front conditions or the wind and rain could keep over 70 anglers from the Upper Midwest Bass Challenge (UMBCS) from the water June 18 as they took on Boom Lake, perennially known as a finicky fishery at best. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Fish like a girl
A Recreational Opportunities Analysis (ROA) has been going on across the Northwoods with public input to help the Department of Natural Resources determine best fits for state lands and various recreational purposes. According to DNR Trails and Capital Development coordinator Cameron Bump, the department has heard from stakeholders regarding the way they use state lands and where opportunities may lie for the future. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Bass tournament for disabled veterans moves to Lake Tomahawk
The second annual Disabled Veterans tournament is set for July 23 on Lake Tomahawk. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Heavy rains fuel safety reminder for water conditions
Recent storms packing torrential downpours have fueled floods and strong fast currents, prompting the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to remind the public to think safety when planning water trips by first checking local conditions and to always wear a life jacket on the water.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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THE LAKE WHERE YOU LIVE
Fishing friends and I have a name for those slender, tube-shaped plants that spike up in clusters in shallow water along lakeshores. We call them pencil reeds. And we're wrong. They are really not reeds at all but rushes of various kinds, in many cases hardstem or softstem bulrushes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Wisconsin ruffed grouse survey results indicate an increase in breeding grouse
Roadside ruffed grouse surveys completed in spring 2017 showed statewide drumming activity increased 17 percent from 2016, based on data collected to monitor breeding grouse activity.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Making the grade:  RHS honor roll students announced
The following students were named to the Rhinelander High School honor roll during the 2016-17 term.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Nicolet Quick Start features one-stop enrollment
Anyone looking to attend Nicolet College's fall semester can fast-track the enrollment process with one stop at the college's Quick Start event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, in the Red Oak Center on the Nicolet Campus.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Evening, weekend Jail Academy classes start July 18 at Nicolet College; registration deadline July 5
Nicolet College will offer a part-time Jail Academy starting July 18 for individuals seeking the training for a career in corrections.

Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays for 10 weeks on the Nicolet Campus.


Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Nicolet auto winners
High school students from Rhinelander, Tomahawk, and Eagle River swept the top three spots in the recent High School Automotive Individual Competition at Nicolet College. Taking top honors were Blayden Conrad, left, from Tomahawk, placing second; Duncan Seidel, center, from Rhinelander, taking first; and Jonathan Miller, right, from Eagle River, placing third. Eighteen students from five area high schools tested their skills in diagnostics, engine performance and repair, brakes, differentials, steering and suspension, and service information.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Local students take TrigStar exam
This spring semester, 16 students from Northland Pines High School (NPHS) and 37 students at Rhinelander High School (RHS) participated in the TrigStar exam. The exam is a local, state and national, timed mathematics exam using trigonometry and geometry as it relates to the field of land surveying, according to a press release announcing the students' accomplishment. Each student is given three, multi-stage questions and 60 minutes to complete the exam, worth 100 points and a little pocket money.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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Maker Faire, fleixible seating and summer food service at SDR
This is the last newsletter of the school year. The Hodag Pride is not published during the summer months. Look for the next newsletter in late August or early September. We hope everyone has a fun and safe summer!

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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You get a car
Lisa White was the lucky winner of this year's PBIS Car Giveaway at Rhinelander High School. She won a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer donated by Rhinelander GM, and refurbished by RHS students through support of the PBIS and local businesses. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, is a program that focuses on collecting and analyzing data on student behaviors, in order to encourage a school environment of respect and rapport, and to reinforce the positive behaviors demonstrated by students. After collecting, analyzing and supporting positive behaviors throughout the 2016-17 school year, the PBIS team chooses a student to receive a car. Each student eligible to win the car receives a key. The student whose key turns the car on wins the vehicle.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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