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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Green was the color of the day as a large crowd lined Brown Street Saturday, March 16, 2019, to watch the annual Rhinelander St. Patrick's Day Parade. (subscriber access)


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Resolution to size up Petco space heads to county board
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors will today see a resolution to create a subcommittee to study the space vacated by Petco/Drs. Foster and Smith and assess its viability as a potential new home for the county highway department, Oneida-Vilas County Transit and other public and private organizations. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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News
District eyes former Anytime Fitness site for learning center
The School District of Rhinelander operations and strategic planning committee has approved a proposal for the district to lease the former Anytime Fitness facility at 51 Brown Street to house its Hodag Connections Learning Center at a cost of $3,000 a month. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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County officials remind drivers to stay safe this construction season
With the 2019 road construction season around the corner, Oneida County Highway Commissioner Bruce R. Stefonek is urging people to drive carefully in highway work zones. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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March 18-22 is Flood Safety Awareness Week
In recognition of Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 18-22, the Oneida County Health Department is reminding residents how to stay safe during flooding events. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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May trial date set in sexual assault case
A 39-year-old Rhinelander man accused of sexually assaulting a woman Jan. 11, and preventing her from leaving his residence, will stand trial in May. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Hazelhurst board recommends approval of gravel pit CUP
After a public hearing Thursday, March 14, the Hazelhurst Town Board unanimously recommended approval of a nonmetallic mining conditional use permit. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Sunshine Week 2019:
In honor of Sunshine Week - a celebration and advocacy of open government - The Northwoods River News presents the newspaper's 2019 awards and grades for openness in conducting public business. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Special education costs stretch northern school districts' budgets
School districts are legally required to provide special education services to students who qualify, but districts across Wisconsin spend significantly more than they are provided in state and federal funding. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Community
WWII veteran celebrates 99th birthday at VFW
Carl Weidling, a World War II veteran who served in the Navy from late 1944 to 1946 - 18 months of which were aboard the USS Sarasota - celebrated his 99th birthday with friends Saturday at VFW Post 3143 in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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German Trip pet fundraiser at Dandy Dog Pet Grooming
The Rhinelander High School German Club will host a dog nail trimming fundraiser to support student travel to Germany today from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dandy Dog Pet Grooming on Courtney Street in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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'Around the World in 80 Days' Friday at Nicolet
The year: 1872.

The challenge: circumnavigate the world in 80 days.

The reward: 20,000 pounds, the equivalent of a few million in today's dollars, to the first person to complete the task. (subscriber access)


Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Nicolet College BPA students advance to national competition
The long-standing tradition of Nicolet College Business Professionals of America students qualifying for the national BPA competition continued in 2019 with two students headed to the National Leadership Conference in May. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Pierce retiring from Northwoods Land Trust
After 15 years, Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) executive director Bryan Pierce has announced his retirement. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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LOLA welcomes new marketing manager and program director assistant
Land O' Lakes Arts welcomes Alex Spiotto as their new Marketing Manager and Program Director Assistant. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Vilas County Master Gardener to host herbs presentation
The Vilas County Master Gardener Volunteers welcome the community to a free presentation on herbs by Kiki LeClair on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vilas County Business Incubator, located at 555 Enterprise Way in Eagle River. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Opinions
Oneida County judge endorses Neubauer
To the Editor:

It is said that the role of a judge is to say what the law is, not what the judge wants the law to be. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Our View
This past week has been Sunshine Week around the nation, an annual celebration of open government, though in recent years it has become an annual lament about the state of transparency in our governments, from the local to the national levels. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Our View
We hear a lot about special interests these days, but, at least in Wisconsin, we don't hear nearly enough about one particular self interest - that collection of taxpayer-funded entities that engage in government-to-government lobbying. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Writer supports Neubauer for state Supreme Court
To the Editor:

The following questions are important to consider before voting for Wisconsin State Supreme Court on April 2.


Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Reader states stakes are high in Wisconsin Supreme Court race
To the Editor:

April 2 is a Big Day! All over Wisconsin, citizens will vote for our new Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice.


Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Readers call for amendment to curb campaign contributions
To the Editor:

As U.S. citizens, many of us sense that something has become radically wrong with our political system. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Writer decries loss of historic spaces
To the Editor:

There are not many, if any landmarks or landmark buildings that could be considered Historic Buildings left in Price County, or any other Wisconsin County that were built by men of a depressed time in our country the "Civilian Conservation Corps," or better known as the CCC's. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Sports
Hodag baseball has strong turnout for pitchers and catchers
Now that the WIAA had given baseball teams across the state a week prior to the official start of the season for pitcher instruction, everybody seems to be a pitcher or a catcher. That was certainly the case for the Rhinelander High School baseball team, which had a good chunk of its team present last week in preparation for the first official days of practice.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Team review: RHS boys' basketball
Coming off a 20-win season, and a surprising first-game exit in last year's WIAA tournament, the Hodags were hoping to continue their winning ways in the Great Northern Conference. Instead the team was plagued by inconsistent performance - particularly on defense - all season and struggled to a 10-14 overall mark.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Swimming: RHS record board gets facelift
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team had one final order of business following an incredible 2018-19 season. On Thursday all of the records the team set during the course of the season went up on the record board inside the Heck Family Community Pool.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Rocky's 2 wins men's pool league tourney
The Rhinelander Men's Pool League held their annual league tournament March 9-10. Twenty-seven of the league's 34 teams participated in the double-elimination tournament.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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RSC to play fall traveling soccer this year
In a special meeting held Thursday, regarding the competitive traveling program only, the Rhinelander Soccer Club board voted unanimously to use 2019 as a transitional year to move its traveling program from the spring to the fall.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Flory, Wisner win Hodag hockey's Al Baker Award
Five seniors were honored with team awards, but the RHS boys' hockey team's highest honor was left for team captains Bridger Flory and Freddy Wisner, who shared the Alfred O. Baker Award as the team's most outstanding seniors.

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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RSC sends 11 swimmers to state meet
Rhinelander Swim club had the largest showing of swimmers at State meets this season.

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Outdoors
natural reaction
Turkey season is right around the corner. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Last ice shanty removal deadline is Sunday
Ice anglers are reminded that the last deadline to remove permanent ice shanties from state waters is this Sunday, March 17, when shanties must be removed from waters north of Highway 64 and all other outlying waters by the end of the day. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
During the open-water season, more than 1,000 citizen volunteers monitor water clarity and other parameters on Wisconsin Lakes, most likely including yours. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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New DNR recreation warden for northern counties
A farm kid whose construction-foreman dad taught him the value of honest, hard work and his mom the skill of talking with just about anyone is the new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' recreation warden for several northern counties. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Vilas County CDAC proposes fewer doe tags in 2019
The Vilas County Deer Advisory Committee held a meeting Tuesday night in Boulder Junction to analyze the harvest results from the 2018 hunting season and to make preliminary estimates as to the deer quota they will recommend for 2019 and the amount of anterless tags which will be made available to achieve that quota. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Annual spring fish and wildlife hearings to include hot button items
Each year the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hold a spring fish and wildlife hearing in each county in the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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natural reaction
When the Harshaw Sports Club hosts the Northwoods Invitational, a high school interscholastic clay target shooting competition on May 17-18 they will have the most state of the art sporting clay course in the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Education
Rhinelander students compete at DECA State
From March 3-6, 17 Rhinelander High School students competed at the Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference in Lake Geneva. (ubscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Fryar presented DECA Advisor Award
On March 5, Rhinelander High School DECA Advisor Mischell Fryar was awarded the Red Apple Advisor Award at the Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC). (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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JWMS Students of the month
James Williams Middle School announced its students of the month for February. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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SDR to host 4-year-old kindergarten registration and screening
The School District of Rhinelander is hosting several 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Registration & Screening dates for the 2019-2020 School Year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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School Board committee gets AGR report
The School District of Rhinelander instruction and accountability committee received the first of two reports on how well the district's two elementary schools receiving Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) funds to keep class sizes down and offer other means of keeping students from falling behind their peers performed the first half of the school year. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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School district addresses 'Momo Challenge'
The Rhinelander School District took safety precautions following the recent resurgence of the "Momo Challenge." (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Snow days move last day of class for SDR students to June 7
Due to a high number of weather related school cancellations this winter, most students in the School District of Rhinelander will have an extra day of classes before summer vacation begins. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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