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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Thursday marked the sixth time in seven years the Hodags were eliminated from one round shy of the sectionals as Merrill pulled away to a 10-3 win at the Merrill Area Rec Center.


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Pelican Rapids boardwalk moves forward on 3-2 vote
The city of Rhinelander may not be done with its Pelican Rapids boat landing on Boyce Drive. With money left over from the two DNR grants that provided the primary funding for the original project, the city's parks committee is looking at adding a boardwalk. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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News
Mayor presents Buckley with one-year membership to golf course
When the Rhinelander City Council voted last fall to fire Northwood Golf Course pro Dan Buckley to clear the way to hire an outside management firm to take over the financially struggling course, the move didn't go over well with many of the longtime pro's supporters and patrons. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Walker directs agencies to ask for no new spending
Gov. Scott Walker kicked off the next state budget cycle this week, sending instructions to state agencies to submit budget proposals with no requests for increased funding, with certain exceptions. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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City Council opts not to hire interim administrator
The city administrator's office will remain without an occupant for the time being after the Rhinelander City Council decided Monday to continue the search for a permanent administrator and continue to divide the duties of the position between the mayor, Chris Frederickson, and the city attorney, Carrie Miljevich, until that can be accomplished. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Vietnam vet speaks to JWMS students
The Vietnam War ended 51 years ago and many of the men and women who served in Southeast Asia are reaching retirement age. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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'Iron County Five' murder case moves forward
Five northern Wisconsin men charged with the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man appeared in Iron County Circuit Court Wednesday for preliminary hearings. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Healy draws prison sentence in meth case
A 51-year-old Rhinelander woman was sentenced May 16 to six years in prison and four years extended supervision on meth-related charges. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Police confirm body pulled from lake is missing man
The Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police Department has identified the body pulled from Pokegama Lake last Thursday as Antonio Monserrate Roche, who was reported missing May 13. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Community
OCHS Furball raises $15,000 for animal shelter
The fifth annual Oneida County Humane Society Furball, held May 19 at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain, was nearly sold out this year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Ascension to hold free diabetes screening events
Diabetes is an epidemic in our country and according to the Center for Disease Control, every five minutes, 14 adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with diabetes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Pioneer Park Historical Complex has a new coordinator
The Pioneer Park Historical Complex will open for the summer season May 26 under the direction of a new coordinator. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Rhinelander's CT's Deli celebrates third anniversary
CT's Deli in Rhinelander is approaching its third anniversary as a downtown business and is drawing in new hungry visitors every day. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Heartland Station WRJO named Wisconsin Broadcaster Station of the Year and News Operation of the Year
Heartland Communications Group's WRJO 94.5 FM was named Wisconsin Broadcaster Association (WBA) Small Market Station of the Year and Small Market News Operation of the Year at the WBA Awards Gala held May 5 at the Madison Marriott Hotel. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Hodag Farmers Market to return May 26
What a wonderful time of year. The snow has finally left us, the weather has turned warm and everyone wants to commune with nature: hiking, biking, camping, letting fresh air into the house, cooking on the grill, digging in the dirt. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Library to host cooking demonstration June 4
The Rhinelander District Library has invited Inga Witscher to give an "Around the Farm Table" cooking demonstration at 6 p.m. June 4. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Opinions
Students celebrated at scholarship awards ceremony
To the Editor:

On Sunday, May 20, the Annual Rhinelander Area Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held. 87 Rhinelander High School seniors received 188 local scholarships totaling $352,200 from approximately 100 different donors. (subscriber access)


Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Reader offers a history of mining in Oneida County
To the Editor:

On August 21, 2012, the Oneida County Board voted to end the proposed plan to lease the County Forest for metallic mining.


Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Hold the line on gas taxes
It's springtime, and that always gives us the comfort of familiar things: mud and road construction, but also rising temperatures and flowers and picnics.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Resident opposed to mining in Oneida County
To the Editor:

My name is Rick Plonsky. I reside in Oneida County and am opposed to sulfide mining in environmentally sensitive areas e.g. the Willow River watershed.


Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Toward a no-spending increase pledge
There's no question that Wisconsin, under Republican leadership these past eight years, has been great in cutting taxes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Reader has kudos for city workers and officials
To the Editor:

I always see so much complaining about our roads. (subscriber access)


Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Reader: Tax bill was for the rich
To the Editor:

While President Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Representative Sean Duffy and other Republicans are trying to convince us that the December 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act is benefiting the working class, more evidence is surfacing that proves it is a tax bill of, by and for the rich.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Sports
Seniors shine for Hodags in soccer regular season finale
The Hodags turned their regular season final finale over to their senior class, which stood out in an 8-0 victory over Antigo at the RHS soccer fields.

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Erikson 6th, Francisco 7th at track sectionals
Peyton Erikson finished sixth in the boys' triple jump and Josh Francisco was seventh in the boys' 100-meter dash in a Division 1 sectional meet at Stiehm Stadium in Schofield.

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Rhinelander boys' tennis skunked at Division 2 sectionals
The Rhinelander High School boys' tennis team's strong 2018 season came to an abrupt end Wednesday. The Hodags failed to win a single match in a WIAA Division 2 sectional at Kohler.

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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James Williams Middle School boys win conference track title
The James Williams Middle School boys' track team won 10 events and took first place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference small school track meet held Thursday, May 17 in Antigo.

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Rhinelander Ice Association golf scramble to be held June 16
The Rhinelander Ice Association will hold its fifth annual four-person Select Scramble, sponsored by Printpack, Saturday, June 16 at Rhinelander Country Club.



Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Hodags squander lead on senior night against Merrill
Pitching and defense cost Rhinelander down the stretch as they gave up three runs in the top of the seventh on Monday and lost 11-10 to Merrill at Stafford Field.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Hodag netters send five flights to sectionals
The Hodags went 10-2 on Monday and advanced five flights to sectionals in a WIAA Division 2 subsectional at the RHS tennis courts.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Outdoors
Bird Fest celebration set in Three Lakes
Three Lakes' sixth annual "Bird Fest" will be held Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
I recently finished Scott Spoolman's book "Wisconsin Sate Parts: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History." (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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The Lake Where You Live: Caffeine Duck
Have you ever observed an inverse relationship between the size of a bird and the pace at which it goes about its business? (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Kayak fishing brings anglers closer to the action
The Northwoods is peppered with small ponds and lakes without sufficient access to launch a trailered boat while others have rules restricting motors from the water. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 19, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
Last week I had the honor of being one of the judges for the 2018 Northwoods Invasive Species Poster Contest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 19, 2018
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Fishing season opener better than expected
Early last week, Kurt Justice from Kurt's Island Sports in Minocqua did not think the fishing opener would be a "go." (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Fish like a girl
I fished my first tournament of the season last weekend. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Education
Nicolet My Way program offers students college, their way
Taking into accommodation skills and competency, Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander has launched a program aimed at accommodating the busy lives of college students today. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 19, 2018
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Saturday, May 19, 2018
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Registration for summer, fall now open at Nicolet College
Registration is now open for Nicolet College classes starting in summer and this upcoming fall. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Nicolet College Foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships
The Nicolet College Foundation has awarded nearly 300 scholarships worth more than $200,000 to students attending Nicolet College in the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 12, 2018
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RHS students reach National History Day national competition
Rhinelander High School ninth graders Megan Hoffhein and Skylar Peitsch have qualified for the 2018 National History Day (NHD) national competition. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Nicolet summer robotics camp to focus on building STEM skills
Parents and their tech-minded teenagers may want to check out Nicolet College's Robotics Camp June 18-21 for students entering grades 9 through 11.(subscriber access)

Saturday, April 28, 2018
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Nicolet My Way offers flexibility
Highly-flexible academic programs to assist students in earning a college credential while meeting job and family responsibilities is the goal at Nicolet College as more programs are converted to the Nicolet My Way format. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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