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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Up four and with its leading scorer relegated to spectator status, the Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team found a way to grind out a road victory Friday night.


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Parks public engagement task force begins work
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Members of the Rhinelander Parks Public Engagement Task Force met Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 in the Curran Building to discuss ideas related to the future of city of Rhinelander parks.
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Members of the Rhinelander Parks Public Engagement Task Force met Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 in the Curran Building to discuss ideas related to the future of city of Rhinelander parks.
Under the direction of Myles Alexander, community, natural resources and economic development agent with the Oneida County UW-Extension, the Rhinelander parks public engagement task force began its work Thursday gathering input from community groups and organizations that use the city's parks. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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News
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One killed in Highway 51 crash
One person was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 51 and County Highway H in the town of Boulder Junction.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Rhinelander man arrested for stealing car
A 21-year-old Rhinelander man has been arrested for stealing a car and police believe that may not be all he stole.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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LRES approves staffing plan for county clerk's office
Just two days after new Oneida County clerk Tracy Hartman requested for a part-time employee in the clerk's office at a joint meeting of the county's administration and labor relations and employee services (LRES) committee meeting, the labor relations panel approved the staffing request at a committee meeting Wednesday (Jan. 11), pending board approval. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Jacobi: School district has made concerted effort to recruit substitute teachers
One of the factors in the School District of Rhinelander's Dec. 19 decision to cancel school three days ahead of the scheduled holiday break, in the wake of a pertussis outbreak, was that the pool of substitute teachers was running out due to staff illness. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Former County G landfill employee files lawsuit
The multi-municipality Vilas County consortium known as the Landfill Venture Group is being sued by a former employee. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Nicolet selected for U.S. Department of Education financial aid experiment
Nicolet College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a national experiment which focuses on reducing student loan debt.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Wisconsin DOT joins Waze Connected Citizens Program
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (http://www.waze.com), the free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app powered by the world's largest community of drivers. This is part of a next generation traveler information system that the department is launching in 2017.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Community
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WPS linemen teach NCSS students about electricity
NCSS students received a tutorial in the dangers of electricity Friday when two Wisconsin Public Service linemen visited their school.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Nicolet College ready to assist students affected by Globe University's loss of federal financial aid
With the U.S. Department of Education's announcement that Globe University will lose federal Title IV student financial aid funding, any Northwoods students attending Globe classes and affected by this development are encouraged to contact Nicolet College for help continuing their college education.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Anniversary benefit dinner for Frederick Place to be held Saturday, Feb. 4
To mark the sixth anniversary of the opening of the Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander, the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc. (NATH) will host a benefit dinner Saturday, Feb. 4 at The Quality Inn located at 668 West Kemp Street. The buffet dinner will be catered by the Rhinelander Café & Pub, according to a press release announcing the event.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Tax forms available at the Rhinelander District Library
A limited number of Wisconsin Homestead forms and rent certificates are available at the Rhinelander District Library, in addition to other state of Wisconsin basic forms, library officials announced in a press release.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Marywood to host 'Getting to Know the Other' program
The public is invited to enter into the world of the African continent through the person of Sister Gloria Wirba at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at Holy Family Church in Woodruff. The program is being sponsored by Marywood Franciscan Spiritiality Center in Woodruff.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Prepare for wedding season at Magical Moments Bridal Expo
Planning for one of the most important days of your life - your wedding day - is exciting and quite an undertaking. There are many decisions to be made but Lund and Taylor Bridal Gallerie's annual Magical Moments Bridal Expo, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Gallerie, with a fashion show at 2 p.m., offers brides a trove of ideas and the opportunity to talk with vendors who can help them design their day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Eye screening
Rhinelander Lions Club member Bill Haenel watches as a Nativity Of Our Lord students have their eyes screened. Rhinelander Lions Club Eye Screening Chairperson Tim Gengler reported that the Rhinelander Lions Club eye screening volunteers conducted 700 eye screenings in the Rhinelander and local church schools. School authorities were notified as to the children that had vision problems. The school nurse will notify parents of affected students as to having the eyes examined by local eye clinics.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Opinions
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Good chief, bad policy
We've all seen the routine in movies where there is a friendly cop and a badgering cop, but in Minocqua this routine is called something else. Here, we don't say, 'Good cop, bad cop,' we call it 'good chief, bad policy.'

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Reader disagrees with Tiffany about prevailing wage reform
To the Editor:

Senator Tiffany's e-update arrived on Dec. 23 with the usual pleasantries, announcements and pictures.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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Wisconsin: Forward or backward?
To the editor:

It's a new year - time to evaluate events from the last several years. As I ponder the direction our state is moving, I am disturbed.


Saturday, January 7, 2017
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Natural resources policy needs bold change
Have you ever met someone who wants to destroy air and water? We haven't.
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Saturday, January 7, 2017
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Two cheers for Michael Schiek
We're never shy about telling things like they are, nor do we hesitate to admit when we're wrong, and it's the latter we are doing this week.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017
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Reader sounds off on gas prices
To the editor:

The "Gas Watch" on the front page of the newspaper is a real "sore spot" for me.
(1 comments)


Thursday, January 5, 2017
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Hunters questioning 30 percent increase in Northern Region buck kill
This thing about registering deer electronically should be fairly straightforward, right?
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Boys' basketball: Rhinelander 68, Antigo 61, OT
Boys' hockey: Northland Pines 7, Rhinelander 1
Gymnastics: Antigo 125.375, Rhinelander 112.975


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Hodags 2nd at SPASH duals
A milestone and some wins over ranked opponents highlighted the action Saturday for the Rhinelander High School wrestling team at the SPASH Duals.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Rhinelander gymnasts edge Lakeland after long hiatus
The Rhinelander High School gymnastics team was able to put up its best score in any meet thus far this season to defeat Lakeland 115.15-108.75.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Ritchie, Hjelle pace Hodag skiers at Snekkevik
The Rhinelander High School Nordic ski team returned to the trails Saturday competing in the Snekkevik Race at Nine Mile Forest in Rib Mountain.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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RHS swimmers 7th in Appleton invite
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team placed in the top four in six events Friday but finished last in the seven-team Lightning Invite at Appleton North High School.



Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Northern Edge drops physical game to Keweenaw 6-0
Saturday's game was marred by 15 penalties, including a couple of five-minute majors, as Keweenaw defeated the Northern Edge 6-0 in Antigo.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Open house for RHS Trap team planned for Jan. 30
An open house and informational meeting for the newly-formed Rhinelander High School trap shooting team will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 in the Superior Diesel Advanced Learning Center at RHS.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Outdoors
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More hunters doubt deer harvest numbers
The Lakeland Times has previously reported hunters in the Minocqua area hearing of nefarious goings-on in regards to deer registrations. The problem does not seem to be isolated to that area, however. Now hunters in the town of Stella are coming forward to say they have heard the same types of things. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Hunters, business owners spell out buck-kill critiques
Wisconsin's gun deer season might be 45 days in the rearview mirror, but some hunters - those in the Northern Forest Region - still aren't letting go of the news that the preliminary buck kill is up 30 percent from last year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Can CWD be transmitted to humans?
Can Chronic Wasting Disease be transmitted to humans? 

The short answer is it is unknown, despite a myriad of research over the past decade. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Fish like a girl
Where did CWD originate? Like other diseases, will we ever really know? And, does it really matter? Knowing its origins may help us to better understand it, true. But, I do not think it is an imperative matter. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Aquatic invasive species a concern for ice anglers
Once the lakes freeze over and anglers hit the ice, most give little thought to aquatic invasive species. In the summer, it is top of mind, with volunteers manning the launch ramps and reminding boaters to remove weeds from their trailers and boats. But in the winter, anglers seldom think about plants, thinking they are all dead through the winter months.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Free Family Ice Fishing event to be held Jan. 21 on Perch Lake
Oneida County 4-H, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is hosting its annual "Ice Fishing is Fun!" event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, on Perch Lake (located eight miles west of Rhinelander).

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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The lake where you live
Years ago a friend took me to his favorite little bluegill lake. I brought nightcrawlers; he brought some odd-looking green bugs in a coffee can one-third full of water. Long story short, the big bull 'gills in this lake ignored my worms and went crazy for his bugs. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Education
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Crescent gives back
Crescent Elementary School students and families have been busy collecting pop tops.

Recently, they brought all the boxes filled with pop tops to Oak Leaf Recycling and were told they had collected 150 pounds of aluminum. A check was made out for $37.50 to The Ronald McDonald House in Marshfield as a donation on behalf of Crescent Elementary School. The Ronald McDonald House is a place where families can stay when their child is at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Pictured with the check is Benjamin Olson, a third-grader at Crescent. Ben was born prematurely and spent time in the NICU at St. Joseph's and his family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House until Ben was able to come home. To donate, drop off pop tops at the Crescent front office.


Saturday, January 14, 2017
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JWMS student honored by Wisconsin Outdoor News magazine
James Williams Middle School seventh-grader Bella Newlin was recently honored by the Wisconsin Outdoor News magazine's annual Youth Writing Contest.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Mindfulness in our schools
Mother Teresa once said, "Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more." This a true example of mindful thinking and the peaceful way she lived her life.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Central Holiday concert
While the weather and Rhinelander roads were frightful Tuesday afternoon, the sounds in the Rhinelander High School auditorium were delightful as fifth-grade Central Elementary School students performed their holiday concert. Songs included "Deck the Halls," "Old Fashioned Holiday" and others. Students played "Ukrainian Bell Carol" and "Fantasy on an Old French Carol" on recorders, and several students had instrumental and vocal solos. The concert was postponed due to the pertussis outbreak that closed Rhinelander schools for 17 days.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Two new pertussis cases identified at RHS since break
After an extended holiday break following an outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough), School District of Rhinelander officials have employed a heightened sense of watchfulness since students returned to class Jan. 2.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
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Annual Green Tie Gala set for Jan. 21
The community can help the School District of Rhinelander by attending the annual Green Tie Gala, to be held at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander Jan. 21 Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with a program to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
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Foreign exchange students share Christmas traditions with second-graders
Three foreign exchange students from Rhinelander High School visited the second-grade class at Crescent Elementary School to share information about their countries' Christmas traditions on Monday, Jan. 2.

Saturday, January 7, 2017
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