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Saturday, December 14, 2019
The Hodags held Waupaca to 32.6% shooting, generated 26 turnovers and defeated the Comets 66-42 in a non-conference game at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.


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Kingman files federal lawsuit against city, mayor, four aldermen
Former Rhinelander public works director Tim Kingman filed a lawsuit this week in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin alleging his employment with Rhinelander was "wrongfully terminated" and he was "wrongfully retaliated against" after he spoke out about alleged workplace "harassment, intimidation, stifling of speech" and filed an age discrimination complaint with the State of Wisconsin Equal Rights Division.

Friday, December 13, 2019
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News
Council takes no action related to City Hall investigation
The fallout from the execution of two search warrants at Rhinelander City Hall Nov. 21 continues but city administrator Daniel R. Guild, referred to in police affidavits filed in connection with the search warrants as a "person of interest" with respect to an investigation involving alleged misconduct in public office and tampering with a public document, remains the city's chief executive officer with the full breadth of authority that comes with the position. (subscriber access)
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Lawyers spar over walking quorum lawsuit
Attorneys for Lakeland Times general manager Heather Holmes and for the Rhinelander mayor, city council, and four council members have exchanged salvos over Holmes's lawsuit alleging a walking quorum violation of the state's open meetings law by the defendants, with the defendants seeking dismissal and Holmes's attorneys vigorously opposing the motion. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Hodag Sports Complex site plan left off Common Council agenda
While the Rhinelander Common Council tackled a number of topics when it met Monday evening at City Hall, one item left off the agenda for the council's only December meeting was the site plan and conditional use permit (CUP) to build the Hodag Sports Complex next to Rhinelander High School. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Rhinelander man charged with felony elder abuse
A criminal complaint has been filed in Oneida County Circuit Court accusing a Rhinelander man of domestic abuse of an elderly person. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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House Democrats reach deal with Trump on trade


Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Oneida County committee revisits PTO concerns
The Oneida County board's labor relations and employee services committee is once again discussing the county's paid time off (PTO) system of compensation. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Work begins on updating city zoning code
The consultant hired by the Rhinelander City Council to conduct a land development audit and update the city's zoning ordinances met with the city's planning commission last Tuesday to present a report on the project. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Community
Women of Steel Local 2-15 'lives united' by collecting for cold weather
Northwoods United Way executive director Nancy Sattler recently accepted a contribution from the USW Women of Steel Local 2-15. The gift was presented by members Kay Bloom and Lindy Roberts, both of whom are members of Women of Steel Ahlstrom Munksjo. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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'Waiting for Christmas' at Calvary
Calvary Baptist Church, 320 Lincoln Street in Rhinelander, invites the community to the musical "Waiting for Christmas" on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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RACB to play Christmas carols Dec. 14
Can't get enough holiday music? (subscriber access)



Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Whisker Wonderland to raise funds for Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life/Bark for Life movement continues this week with Whisker Wonderland. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Park City receives dementia friendly certification
Like many regions across the country, the Northwoods is seeing an increase in its population of older adults, many of whom are active in the community. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Community Christmas Dinner to be served Dec. 25
The Rhinelander Lions Club and volunteers will host a free Community Christmas Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 25 at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 125 E. King St., Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Catch a sneak peek of the Lights of the Northwoods
Following tonight's Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade and tree lighting in downtown, area residents are invited to take a sneak peek at the third annual Lights of the Northwoods display at Hodag Park. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Opinions
Stand up for the U.S., stand up for the North
The Trump administration reached a deal with House Democrats this week over a new trade agreement to replace the dreaded NAFTA, and, assuming the deal holds up and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is ratified, it deserves two cheers. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Reader ponders matters of conscience and faith
To the Editor:

This is the season to disengage the autopilot and take a hands-on approach with our conscience and faith. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Your Right to Know
You can walk into City Hall asking to see records without ever having to give your name. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Our View
Oneida County has a big decision to make, and taxpayers should look closely at what they choose to do. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Lessons of service
Veterans serve our nation with honor. None of us did it for the money, the medals or the accolades. We are deployed to places where everyday citizens are oppressed, facing enemies that stand for tyranny and terror. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Fixing local government: Is it impossible?
To the Editor:

"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

In the midst of ongoing chaos at City Hall, I'd like to acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of support for my role in trying to move our city forward, while also taking on the much more difficult (and for now seemingly impossible) job of trying to keep our government within the law.
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Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Our View
Only days ago we opined in these pages about the terrible state of open government in the Northwoods, in Wisconsin, and indeed across the entire country. We wrote then that open government was in trouble, with a capital T, and we still believe it is. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Sports
Hodag hockey uses big third period to beat Medford 7-3
Conor Pequet recorded a hat trick, including a momentum-changing goal in the final moments of the second period, as the Hodags scored five unanswered goals to defeat Medford 7-3 in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Simek Center.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Hodags' Francis earns swim, swimmer of the year honors from WISCA
Malia Francis' phenomenal sophomore season was recently recognized by the Wisconsin Swim Coaches Association. The Rhinelander swimmer was selected to receive WISCA's Division 2 swimmer and swim of the year awards based on her championship performances in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100 backstroke in last month's WIAA state meet in Madison.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Hodag bowlers struggle in Wittenberg
Coach Mike Bourcier can't quite put his finger on why, but Resch Lanes in Wittenberg has always been a bit of a house of horrors for the Rhinelander area high school club bowling teams.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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RHS gymnastics, Northern Edge girls' hockey snowed out Monday
Inclement weather forced School District of Rhinelander officials to call off two varsity sporting events Monday afternoon.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Van Zile breaks RHS all-time scoring mark as Lady Hodags down Eagles
Kenedy Van Zile is now the most prolific scorer in Rhinelander High School girls' basketball history. The senior guard scored 32 points Friday night, and broke Becky Knutson's all-time record, as the Lady Hodags pulled away to a 79-38 win over Northland Pines.





Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Slow start costs Northern Edge in 3-1 loss to Arrowhead
Arrowhead scored three times in the first - including a pair of goals in the final 1 minute, 18 seconds of the period - which proved to be the difference as it defeated the Northern Edge 3-1 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.



Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Hodag gymnasts take 2nd in season opener
The first meet of the season for the Rhinelander High School gymnastics team affirmed preseason thoughts about the Great Northern Conference Small division. The Hodags have a solid squad but they are looking up at a Medford team that is on a whole other level.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Outdoors
DNR reports drastic drop in deer harvest numbers
The preliminary harvest totals from Wisconsin's traditional nine-day gun deer hunt are in and they reveal the 2019 season was some tough hunting. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Natural Reaction
A couple weeks ago, I was watching out my window at work as the day got cloudier and windier with each passing hour. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Snowmobile update
With two major snowstorms hitting the Northwoods over the last week, snowmobilers are no doubt chomping at the bit to fire up their sleds and hit the trails. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
As I wrote this last Sunday, we had the better part of 2 feet of snow, much of it the heavy kind, on our lakes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Opening weekend harvest numbers down
The preliminary harvest totals from opening weekend of the gun deer season are in and the numbers are down from a year ago. This year in Wisconsin, 90,286 deer were harvested by gun and registered during the opening weekend in comparison to 123,090 deer taken during the 2018 opener. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Natural reaction
For opening day of deer hunting this year I returned to my hometown and my home marsh, which I have not hunted for years. Located just outside of Beaver Dam, Shaw Marsh is 900 acres of public wilderness surrounded by an ocean of farm fields. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Wild science
One of Wisconsin's great treasures is its abundance and diversity of wildlife. From bears and beavers to ducks and deer, the Dairy State has it all. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Education
Sounds of the season: School district announces holiday concert schedule
School District of Rhinelander students will be performing holiday vocal and instrumental concerts over the next two weeks. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Random Act of Kindness at Pelican School
School counselor Lacey Sikora was recently recognized by her peers for her outstanding work as a counselor at Pelican Elementary School. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Kiwanis honors
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander recognized two outstanding Rhinelander High School seniors at a recent meeting. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Nativity Catholic School announces first quarter honor roll
The following students were named to Nativity Catholic School's first quarter honor roll. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Rhinelander High School named a state finalist in national STEM contest
Approximately 100 Rhinelander High School students working on possible solutions to the community's water contamination problem are state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Kindness matters at Pelican
Mrs. Belanger's students have been learning all about the word kindness in morning meetings. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Crescent school students make cards and letters for veterans
Mrs. May's fifth-grade class at Crescent Elementary School recently made cards and letters for local veterans, family and staff members in honor of the veterans that have served, or those who continue to serve, our country. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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