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Friday, February 28, 2020
Sophomore AJ Buenning went end-to-end off a turnover and buried a top-shelf goal with 57.1 seconds remaining in the first overtime as Mosinee edged Rhinelander 3-2 in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal game Tuesday night in Mosinee.


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Oneida County to consider Second Amendment resolution
The Oneida County Board's public safety committee revisited a resolution Thursday declaring the county's support for Second Amendment rights with the intent to bring it to the full county board. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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News
Kampf arrested in connection with death of Rhinelander woman
A 23-year-old Stevens Point man was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the August 2019 death of a Rhinelander woman, according to Oneida County sheriff's captain Tyler Young. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Former Rhinelander man headed to trial on ICAC charges
A trial date has been set for a 28-year-old former Rhinelander man charged with attempted sexual assault of a child under 16 and using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, both class C felonies, following an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) operation last April. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Renowned comedy troupe returns to Nicolet stage
Improv comedy ensemble Second City had Nicolet's Lakeside Center roaring with laughter during their sold-out performance "Laughing For All The Wrong Reasons" Saturday, Feb. 15. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Rhinelander engineering firm presents feasibility study for proposed River Trail
Engineering firm MSA Professional Services of Rhinelander presented findings from its feasibility study last Wednesday, Feb. 19, for a proposed non-motorized trail connecting St. Germain to Eagle River. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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County committee reviews traffic safety summary
The Oneida County Traffic Safety Committee reviewed a report Tuesday on crash statistics from 2019, as well as an overall traffic safety summary from the Division of State Patrol Bureau of Transportation Safety and Technical Services (BOTSTS). (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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High court won't hear Oneida County OWI case
The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced Friday it will not hear an appeal of a conviction stemming from a 2016 Oneida County OWI accident, leaving the defendant's conviction to stand. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Three Illinois men die in weekend snowmobile accidents
Two Illinois men died as the result of two separate snowmobile accidents in Vilas County on Saturday, Feb. 22, and another Illinois resident was killed in a third snowmobile accident in Iron County on Sunday, Feb. 23. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Community
Library to host annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash
The whole family is invited to the Rhinelander District Library on March 2 to help celebrate the 116th birthday of children's book icon Dr. Seuss. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Rhinelander District Library closed March 4 for technology training
In order to serve the Rhinelander District Library community better, the library will be closed on Wednesday, March 4 for an all-day technology training. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Bryan Kronberger joins Northland CPAs
Bryan Kronberger, CPA, has joined Northland CPAs as an accounting associate working in assurance and attestation, general business, and tax services, the firm announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Wisconsinites encouraged to build personal savings during America Saves Week
As part of America Saves Week 2020, scheduled for Feb. 24-29, the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is spreading the word about the importance of saving and encouraging Wisconsinites to make saving a part of their daily lives. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Northwoods United Way beginning review process for 2021 funding cycle
The Northwoods United Way, serving Forest, Oneida, Price and Vilas counties, is beginning the agency review process for the 2021 funding cycle, organizers said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Rhinelander Area Food Pantry announces spring challenge
Once again the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is challenging local residents to contribute to the annual RAFP Spring Challenge. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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68 more days!
A Sugar Camp couple, the Liedtkes, have met the school bus every day since their grandson, who is on the route, started 4K at the Sugar Camp Elementary School. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Opinions
Reader offers word of warning
To the Editor:

I would like to share some information with your readers. Recently I used a car wash in our community. I have used this car wash several times in the past but recently a debit card payment method was installed. (subscriber access)


Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Capitalist liberty or socialist utopian equality
It is said that if you continue to sacrifice liberty to achieve individual equality, you will soon have little of either.1 (sbusbscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Assessing the character of political candidates
To the Editor:

We all have a good idea as to when a person has "people person" qualities.

The first people person I met in the early years of my life was the principal of the Rhinelander Junior High.


Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Our View
At a recent county public hearing to consider a hotel project planned for Hwy. 51 where once stood the Bay View Inn and a laundromat, the project's developer, Glenn Schiffmann, who was obviously exasperated, said what many in the room must have been thinking: There's just too much government. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Sunlight is the best disinfectant
To the Editor:

Why don't you feel as though the Trump tax cuts helped you? (subscriber access)
(2 comments)


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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Our View
The Republican and Democratic primaries for the seventh congressional district are Tuesday - the winners will face each other in May to determine who replaces Republican Sean Duffy as our representative in Congress - and in both parties the choice is straightforward and clear. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Our View
As on the Republican side, the Democratic primary for the seventh congressional district this coming Tuesday - the winners will face each other in May to determine who replaces Republican Sean Duffy as our representative in Congress -offers a clear choice. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Sports
Lady Hodags to start playoff run in friendly confines of Miazga Gym
Home playoff basketball games at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium have been a staple over the years. This weekend, the Rhinelander High School girls' basketball team takes center stage in hopes of giving Hodag nation an exciting two-day show.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Rhinelander's Fox, Sinclair look to stay awhile at state wrestling tournament
Hodag juniors Tim Fox and Ben Sinclair want to try to make some noise during the three-day event that starts this afternoon at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Hodags Van Zile, Beavers named GNC co-girls' hoops players of the year
Hodag seniors Kenedy Van Zile and Cynthia Beavers were named co-recipients of the GNC girls' basketball player of the year award when the conference announced its winter all-conference teams on Monday.



Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Hodag hoops falls to Tigers 63-53
The Hodags got to within three points in the latter stages in the second half, but faded to a 63-53 loss at Marshfield in a non-conference contest.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Lady Hodags down Tomahawk 70-15, complete second perfect GNC season
Friday night's game was never in doubt as the Hodags used a 29-0 run in the first half to put Tomahawk to bed early, cruising to a 70-15 win at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Hodag hockey will look to use same recipe as underdog vs. Mosinee in sectional semis
Following a playoff upset Thursday night, the Rhinelander High School boys' hockey team will try to keep its Cinderella run in the WIAA Division 2 tournament alive tonight at Mosinee in the sectional final round.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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RHS swimmers record only 1 top-10, place 14th at WIAA D2 state meet
A storybook ending for the the RHS boys' swim team was not in the cards Friday night. Rhinelander failed to reach the podium with any of its nine entries and finished 14th overall in the WIAA Division 2 state meet in Madison.



Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Outdoors
Lead toxicity still an issue for raptors
Raptors such as bald eagles cannot metabolize lead and other substances, causing a variety of problems that can result in death.
Raptors such as bald eagles cannot metabolize lead and other substances, causing a variety of problems that can result in death.
According to Amanda Walsh of the Northwoods Wildlife Center, the local wildlife rehabilitation center has taken in six bald eagles since October 2019, all of whuch had some lead toxicity, and some of them had to be euthanized because the levels of lead in their systems were too high to be treated. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Fish Like A Girl
I hear so many people talking down about the "next generation," just as my parents did about my generation and their parents did before them. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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High school clay shooting event to be held in Harshaw this May
The Harshaw Sports Club and the Chequamegon High School S.E.a.L shooting team will once again hold a Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) youth clay event at the Sports Club on Rocky Run Road. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Natural Resources Board agrees to zero bag walleye limit on Minocqua Chain for one more year
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Meredith Penthorn brought an emergency rule to the Natural Resources Board (NRB) recently asking to close the Minocqua Chain to walleye harvest for one more year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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The Lake Where You Live
We all learned about erosion in grade school - how poor stewardship causes the losses of massive amounts of soil to the ravages of water and wind. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Woodland property stewards find opportunities to learn at the Wisconsin Coverts Workshop
Productive and healthy woodlands are important to the Northwoods. Many residents and visitors would like to know more about how to manage the lands under their control for the benefit of a variety of wildlife species, but may not know where to turn. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Fish Like A Girl
A big event every year for lake and river stewards is the Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention. The 2020 convention will be held April 1-3 at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point, organizers have announced. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Education
Rhinelander student and teacher receive Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards
A Rhinelander teacher and student are among 312 Wisconsin students, teachers and principals honored this year by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Rhinelander students show off artwork in public exhibition
Students from across the School District of Rhinelander (SDR) were invited to showcase their works of art to friends and family during the opening reception of ArtStart's community exhibition on Feb. 12. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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JWMS peace crane project raises $190 for NATH
James Williams Middle School (JWMS) students and Rhinelander Partners in Education (PIE) worked together on a community service learning project during the months of December and January. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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NCES students celebrate 100th day of school term
The kindergarten and first-grade students at Northwoods Community Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school on Feb. 10 by participating in a variety of reading, writing and math activities, school officials said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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RHS mock trial team places second at Wausau regional tournament
The Rhinelander High School mock trial team placed second in a regional tournament held last Saturday at the Marathon County Courthouse. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Supporting STEM Scouts
The members of the local Steelworkers' Union #2-15 employed at Ahlstrom-Munksjo recently donated $500 to the STEM Scouts program in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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School Forest Advisory Committee receives award for promoting good forest stewardship
The School Forest Advisory Committee for the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom (CAVOC) in Rhinelander recently received the "Chairman's Special Achievement" award from Bob Hermes, President of the Lumberjack Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc., as part of their 2020 Sustainable Forestry Award program. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 8, 2020
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