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Sunday, August 9, 2020
In part one of our oral history of the 2010 state champion Rebels, we looked at the Rebels' up-and-down path to the state tournament. Today, in our second installment, we relive the team's championship march.


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Local sheriff's departments say no to governor on face masks
Gov. Tony Evers last week declared a new COVID-19 state of emergency and issued an order requiring all Wisconsin residents aged 5 and older to wear face masks indoors through Sept. 28, but both the Oneida County and Vilas County sheriff's departments quickly said "no thank you," saying the order would not be enforced by their departments. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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News
Republicans denounce mask mandate but no word from Vos
A growing number of Republicans in both chambers of the state Legislature denounced this week the latest state of emergency declaration by Gov. Tony Evers - particularly the face mask mandate that accompanied it - but by mid-week the Republican Assembly speaker had not indicated whether he would convene an extraordinary session to overturn it. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Free COVID-19 testing in Rhinelander Aug. 8
The Oneida County Health Department has announced the Wisconsin National Guard is returning to Rhinelander to conduct additional COVID-19 nasal swab testing.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Public health leaders, hospital officials address rumors
In the spring of this year as the COVID-19 pandemic progressed and many states grappled with various health care system issues, one concern for public health officials in the Lakeland area was how things would look a few months into the future. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Complaint details Pine Lake arson case
According to a criminal complaint filed July 31, the 41-year-old Rhinelander woman charged with arson in connection with a July 27 fire at an apartment complex in Pine Lake told police she poured an accelerant in her bedroom in an attempt to scare away a person she claimed had broken in. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Trial date in Schlosser case reset
A 19-year-old Arbor Vitae man accused of sexually assaulting two elderly persons while caring for them at a Minocqua residential facility is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 8 and 9. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Nicolet College to launch fall term online
When the state's Safer at Home order went into effect in March the Nicolet College campus in Rhinelander was closed to students and staff and nearly all of the school's programming was shifted to an online format in an effort to minimize transmission of the novel coronavirus. But Kate Ferrel, executive vice president of academic and student affairs at Nicolet, said this wasn't a major switch for the technical college because the majority of its courses were already offered in an online or distance-based format, and those courses that weren't already offered virtually were altered to that format. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Chicago adds Wisconsin to restricted travel list
The city of Chicago has added the state of Wisconsin to its list of states under an emergency travel order, as the Badger State joins 21 other states under restrictions. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Community
Chamber's 'Buy Local' campaign ends with a challenge
Eight weeks ago the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) announced a new campaign urging the public to help support and revive local businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the campaign is wrapping up with a challenge to the community to continue to spend money at local businesses. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Hodag Farmers Market draws an early crowd
It's great to watch vendors set up their stalls on Saturday morning. It amazes me how quick and efficient some of them are in tackling the task at hand.

But. There's always a but. (subscriber access)


Friday, August 7, 2020
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Free ice cream to be served at Calvary yard sale
Calvary Baptist Church (320 Lincoln St. in Rhinelander) will host its 12th annual Neighborhood Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be free ice cream (until it is gone), according to a Calvary press release.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Northwoods United Way announces 'Stuff the Bus' challenge
The Northwoods United Way will be conducting the annual "Stuff the Bus" collection event from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 26.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Redikulus Daez set to kick off Aug. 3
While nearly all festivals and other social gatherings have been canceled this summer due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, one annual event with a vibrant local history dating back more than 60 years will go on, albeit in an improvised format.

Friday, July 31, 2020
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Hodag Farmers Market report: Big, beautiful blueberries
More vegetable varieties are making appearances at the Hodag Farmers' Market these days. Every week there is something new that has been picked fresh and brought down to market for customers to enjoy. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 31, 2020
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'Powerful Tools for Caregivers' workshop to be offered online starting Aug. 5
The Aging and Disability Resource Centers of Oneida and Vilas counties will offer an online version of the "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" workshop once a week from 1 to 3 p.m. for six weeks on Wednesdays beginning Aug. 5.

Friday, July 31, 2020
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Opinions
Legislature, governor need to work together on pandemic
Gov. Tony Evers's second declared emergency order over the COVID-19 pandemic is clearly out of order, and the Legislature should act now to overturn it - if they haven't by the end of the week - and for multiple reasons.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Resident disappointed in sheriff's stance on mask mandate
To the Editor:

This is an open letter to Sheriff Grady Hartman. I'm upset that you are not supporting Gov. Evers' mandate for wearing a mask in public.


Friday, August 7, 2020
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Beware the 'mostly' in 'mostly peaceful protests'
At a U.S. House judiciary committee hearing last week, U.S. attorney general William Barr said what many people are thinking, and that is, just why aren't Democrats and the media condemning the violent riots that have occurred in recent weeks across the United States?

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Let's keep our neighbors and community safe
The emergence of the novel coronavirus early this year presented the world with an unprecedented challenge. Not since the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 have we faced such a daunting public health crisis. By late February, it was clear our healthcare system, government and every American citizen would need to work together to conquer this invisible enemy.

Friday, July 31, 2020
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Mother of fallen Spirit 2 crew member speaks out about discontinued service
To the Editor:

This is an open letter to Joseph R. Impicciche, president and CEO of Ascension:


Friday, July 31, 2020
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Women of the Northwoods are rugged, capable and intelligent
To the Editor:

Women of the Northwoods are rugged and more than capable of thinking for themselves. The media tries to paint a picture of all women marching in-step because of gender and would like to make you believe "real" women do not support President Trump.


Friday, July 31, 2020
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Reader supports voting by mail
To the Editor:

Voting by mail should be a priority. If you represent the people you should be prioritizing their right, their health and safety and their ability to vote responsibly and freely. Instead you block it with lies when the common voter sees it as a great idea and a move to the future. It's working in several states that have chosen to favor their citizens. But what do we get in Wisconsin, a stall to kill the time needed to make it feasible.


Friday, July 31, 2020
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Sports
Photos: Hodags at Small Town World Series
The Rhinelander 11U baseball team took on Hortonville in their first game at the Small Town Baseball World Series at the 70 West Fields in Minocqua Friday, July 24. Hortonville won 16-4.



Friday, August 7, 2020
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GNC makes fall sports schedule changes
The Great Northern Conference on Tuesday made a host of schedule changes to a number of its fall sports as it prepares for an abbreviated season in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Photo: Felch scores Pinewood ace
Pinewood Country Club witnessed its third hole-in-one of the season Saturday, July 25.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Aho hustles to Eagle River Speedway B-Mod feature win
Defending track champion Jesse Aho of Twin Lakes, Michigan squeezed his way in between leader Ty Springer and a lapped car on a lap 11 to restart to snatch the lead and go on to capture the B Mod feature at Eagle River Speedway last Tuesday night.



Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Shoutouts & Callouts
The WIAA last week presented an imperfect solution to an imperfect problem, trying to juggle participation in sports at a time when there are mixed plans as to what the school experience will look like this fall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, July 31, 2020
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WIAC cancels its D-III college fall season
The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the conference for the majority of NCAA Division III schools in the University of Wisconsin system, announced Monday that it would cancel its fall 2020 sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, July 31, 2020
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WIAA delays start of fall sports season
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control considered a number of season schedule models as part of a virtual meeting Thursday, July 23 and resolved to maintain fall interscholastic opportunities with a delayed start, as well as an alternate opportunity for schools unable to start and administer the traditional fall season.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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Outdoors
Bonus antlerless deer harvest authorizations on sale this month
The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has approved the final 2020 deer season structure and antlerless harvest authorization levels.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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What are the frogs doing?
Ever since I was young, I have loved frogs. Of course, I have always been curious about all things nature and outdoors, but frogs are pretty interesting creatures. I use artificial frogs as bait when I am fishing, but who wouldn't? Bass love frogs, too.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Second annual Rod Gaskill Memorial Tournament set for Aug. 15
The second annual Rod Gaskill Memorial Tournament will be held on Boom Lake in Rhinelander on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Explore new experiences through Nicolet outdoor adventure classes
Anyone feeling cooped up and ready to get outside is invited to check out the full compliment of upcoming classes in the Outdoor Adventure Program at Nicolet College.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Septic pollution? There's an app for that!
Around your lake, and mine, there are dozens or even hundreds of individual pollution preventers - that can become pollution sources.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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NRB calls special meeting to reconsider reduction in antlerless tags above Hwy. 64
At last month's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting, a 16-page document was prepared by board member Greg Kazmierski looking to change the antlerless quota recommendations sent on from the County Deer Advisory Committees (CDACs) for 11 counties above Highway 64. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 31, 2020
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DNR steps up efforts to check compliance to zero bag limit on Minocqua Chain
This year the Natural Resources Board approved a one-year emergency extension to the five-year study requiring a zero bag limit for walleye on the Minocqua Chain. This was done in an effort to get a better handle on walleye populations in the chain and in hopes that a self-sustaining population could be had in the chain once again. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) felt opening the chain too quickly would not be in the best interest of species and would create more of a "put and take" situation rather than a population that could be self-sustaining. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 31, 2020
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Education
Nicolet College Northwoods Pride Festival Canceled
Saturday, June 27 would have been the 4th annual Northwoods Pride Festival at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, however, the event was canceled this year due to COVID-19.

Friday, July 10, 2020
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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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