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Sunday, October 2, 2022
If you thought things could not get any more difficult for the Rhinelander High School football team following a 50-8 homecoming loss to conference co-leading Mosinee, think again.


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Connector trail may be solution to west side access issue
Five months after he first approached the City of Rhinelander about the possibility of adding a sidewalk to Davenport Street on the city's west side, Ben Meyer was back before the City Council Monday evening to announce a potential solution. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 30, 2022
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News
Walker sues Bangstad for punitive damages in defamation lawsuit
In a new lawsuit, Lakeland Times and River News publisher Gregg Walker is suing Minocqua Brewing Company (MBC) owner Kirk Bangstad for punitive as well as compensatory damages in a new defamation lawsuit, after Bangstad posted on Facebook what the complaint says is outrageous and extreme false information about Walker and about the accidental death of Walker's brother 35 years ago. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Loudenbeck runs to restore purpose to secretary of state's office
Downstate state Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) is running for secretary of state this year with a mission in mind: restore respect and purpose for what she says is a long-neglected office. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Ripco names new president/CEO
Ripco Credit Union has announced that Jennifer Grinder will serve as their next president and chief executive officer (CEO). Grinder, currently the Chief Retail Officer of Resource One Credit Union in Dallas, was placed by DDJ Myers, the well-known leadership development firm that recently became an ALM First Company, according to a Ripco press release.

Friday, September 30, 2022
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County denies town's request to restrict engine braking
The Oneida County board's public works committee on Sept. 22 denied a request made by the Town of Crescent to restrict the use of engine braking on county highways K and N. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Court appearances scheduled for October, November in Vilas County child death case
A Lac du Flambeau couple charged with neglecting a child (consequence is death) will be back in court later this fall for further proceedings. George Poupart, 29, and Sheila Thompson, 30, appeared before Vilas County circuit court judge Martha Milanowski on Sept. 20 at which time additional hearings were scheduled for October and November. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Town of Minocqua accepting applications for new committee
The town of Minocqua is accepting letters of interest and other relevant experiences from community members who are interested in joining a newly formed committee focused on collecting information regarding the area's residential housing availability and more precisely, availability of housing for people with low to moderate incomes. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Local man sentenced to 25 years in federal prison
A 36-year-old Rhinelander man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Community
Friends of Town Line Lake Park announce fundraiser
The Friends of Town Line Lake Park has announced their first project fundraiser: Access for All - Town Line Lake ADA Compliant, Combination Fishing Pier/Kayak Launch.

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Music festival to benefit local non-profit organizations
Musicians from several churches and other community groups will be sharing their talents on Sunday, Oct. 9, to benefit three local non-profit organizations. A Joyful Song Ecumenical Music Fest will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Rhinelander, organizers said in a press release.

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Y to celebrate Active Aging Week with free programs
The YMCA of the Northwoods will celebrate Active Aging Week October 3-8 with a variety of programs for those 55+ years of age.

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Fort Wilderness brothers write 'FortLore' book
Ron and Tom Robertson, sons of Fort Wildness founders Truman and Jan Robertson of Rhinelander, have authored a book entitled, "FortLore: Whimsical Tales and Lives Changed at Fort Wilderness."

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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YMCA announces 'Not so Scary' Halloween Trail hours
The YMCA of the Northwoods will once again host the "Not so Scary" Halloween Trail on the Stoney Pines Trail behind the Y building in Rhinelander.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Fall blood drives scheduled in Rhinelander, Three Lakes
The American Red Cross is asking the public to consider starting the fall season off with a lifesaving blood or platelet donation.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Rhinelander Walk to End Alzheimer's event projected to raise close to $90,000
Nearly 300 walkers from across the area participated in this year's Rhinelander Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 17 held inside the Hodag Dome.

Friday, September 23, 2022
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Opinions
Readers responds to letter from West Virginia
To the Editor:

Regarding the letter from Kelly Sparks of West Virginia. Why is she telling us in Wisconsin who we should vote for? If Mandela Barnes is such a great candidate perhaps he should run for office in West Virginia!


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Types of government
To the Editor:

In an elective class I took, we learned about types of government. I learned that democracy is a form of government in which the power belongs to the people. In the U.S. system, citizens vote, and representatives stand for those citizens.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Vote for candidates who understand the planet is in peril
To the Editor:

A recently published United Nations report has warned that earth is moving toward more severe weather extremes. Heat, flooding, wildfires and drought, driven by climate change, are now common occurrences and happening worldwide.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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To solve the inflation crisis, solve the workforce crisis
We've reported multiple times recently about the labor shortage that is delivering staggering blows to our local economy, as well as about how pervasive the problem is, surging and damaging not only the infrastructure of the private sector but splashing and thrashing around in the labor pools of our hospitals and law enforcement.

Friday, September 23, 2022
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The dangerous radicalism of the Democratic Party
Whatever one thinks of the Republican Party - and we have our beefs with it all the time - nothing we see on the horizon suggests that we should not all pray for a red wave in November, given the terrifying policies of the Democratic Party.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Joe Biden, savior of the Republican Party
Show me a bully, I'll show you a crybaby. Few events have demonstrated the accuracy of that observation like the caterwauling on the right in response to President Biden's recent speech warning voters against "semi-fascist MAGA Republicans."

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Let your vote reflect your hopes, not your fears
To the Editor:

As a retired Wisconsin U.A.W political action director (CAP/PAC Coordinator) I've been closely following the Wisconsin U.S. Senate race and feel obligated to address the issue. Mandela Barnes' father is a retired UAW local 1866 member who worked third shift at the Delphi manufacturing plant to provide for his family.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Sports
RHS sports recap: Saturday, Oct. 1
Girls' swim: Rhinelander 2nd/13, Fond du Lac Invite

Sunday, October 2, 2022
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Sept. 30
Football: Medford 66, Rhinelander 0
Boys' soccer: Rhinelander 1, Shawano 1


Saturday, October 1, 2022
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RHS sports recap: Thursday, Sept. 29
Girls' tennis: Rhinelander T1st/8, GNC Tournament
Boys' soccer: Rhinelander 3, Northland Pines 1
Cross country: RHS boys 3rd/5, RHS girls 4th/5, Medford Invite
Volleyball: Wausau Newman 3, Rhinelander 0


Friday, September 30, 2022
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Hodag swimmers roll past Mosinee 136-27
The Hodags won all 11 events, taking maximum points in nine of them, as they cruised to a 136-27 victory at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Hodag volleyball shows flashes, but falls to Medford
Rhinelander had the lead in two of the three sets, and was within a point late in the third, but fell short in a 25-19, 25-15, 25-20 loss to the Raiders at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Hodag tennis drops subsectional tune-up to Wisconsin Rapids
The Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team fell in its final dual meet of the season Tuesday, dropping a couple of tiebreakers in doubles in a 4-3 defeat against Wisconsin Rapids.

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Cycling: RNC 8th, RHS 13th in Eau Claire
The Rhinelander High School side of the Rhinelander-Northwoods Composite Mountain Bike team was down a handful of riders Sunday and finished 13th in Division 1 at a Wisconsin High School Cycling League race at Lowe's Creek in Eau Claire.

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Outdoors
Fish Like a GIRL
I recently found myself attracted to a variety of fall festivals and vendor shows. I tend to say these are "not my style," but maybe it's just being around that many people in one place that leads an outdoors-slanted person away from those type of shindigs. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 30, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
As another fishing and boating season winds down, it's worth reflecting on the Clean Boats, Clean Waters efforts at our numerous boat landings here in the North. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 30, 2022
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Fish Like a GIRL
Every season comes to an end and it seems my garden has already signaled the end of its season. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2022
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DNR seeking hunter education volunteer instructors
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking volunteers with a passion for teaching hunting or shooting and a desire to pass on safe hunting skills, including the safe handling of firearms, to become certified hunter education instructors in Wisconsin.

Friday, September 16, 2022
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Mike Engleson talks about challenges with recreational water use
Mike Engleson, executive director of Wisconsin Lakes, spoke at July's Six County Lakes and Rivers Conference, regarding the impact of recreational use of water in the state. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2022
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Fall is a concern for ticks
Wood ticks are very active from May through July and then seem to go somewhat "dormant" in early fall. Before winter, however, adult ticks become active again, preparing for winter. So while residents and visitors alike may have let their guard down a bit, now is the time to start thinking about tick safety again. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 9, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
Bap!

An acorn strikes the office roof as I sit at my desk. (subscriber access)


Friday, September 9, 2022
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Education
Referendum informational meeting Sept. 27
The first of four community presentations about the upcoming School District of Rhinelander operational referendum will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. this morning at the Hodag Dome.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Flexible start dates of Oct. 3, Nov. 7 coming up at Nicolet College
While some fall classes have already started at Nicolet, the college still has numerous start dates coming up in numerous academic programs that are now being offered in the highly-flexible competency-based education format, also known as CBE.

Friday, September 23, 2022
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RHS announces homecoming theme, schedule
Rhinelander High School is celebrating homecoming this week and the theme is "A Night Out Of This World."

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Auditions to be held for 'Shrek, the Musical' Sept. 6-8
All incoming 6th-12th grade students are invited to audition for "Shrek, the Musical" - the School District of Rhinelander's fall performance.

Friday, August 19, 2022
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Nicolet offers free services to prepare for college classes
Anyone thinking about starting or returning to college and is looking to brush up on their academic skills before they enroll is invited to contact the Academic Success program at Nicolet College for free services to prepare individuals for college classes.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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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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