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Thursday, October 1, 2020
Quinn Lamers lifted a 27-yard field goal just over the crossbar in the second overtime as the Hodags completed a wild comeback, defeating Antigo 21-18 Friday night at Schofield Stadium.


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NTSB cites pilot fatigue as probable cause of 2018 helicopter crash
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that pilot fatigue was the probable cause of the Spirit 2 helicopter's late night crash April 26, 2018 in the town of Hazelhurst, according to its final report on the crash released Sept. 22. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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News
Former judge dies
A long-serving local judge has passed away at the age of 71. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Valentine sentenced to prison in ICAC case
A 28-year-old former School District of Crandon music reacher found guilty of two charges related to an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation will spend the next five years in prison following sentencing Friday before Judge Michael Bloom. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Pine Lake residents rail against tourist rooming houses
For the second month in a row, discussion of tourist rooming houses (TRHs) dominated a meeting of the Pine Lake Town Board. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Marquette poll: 48 percent say Supreme Court pick is very important
The death of U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has virtually guaranteed the fight over her seat - whether it should be filled and who should fill it - will dominate much of the news between now and Nov. 3, and, if the results of a new Marquette Law School poll are any indication, the battle could be decisive. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Police chief asks PFC to eliminate residency requirement
The Rhinelander Police and Fire Commission heard a request earlier this month from police chief Lloyd Gauthier to eliminate the policy that members of the Rhinelander Police Department must live within 15 miles of the city limits. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Evers declares new health emergency, extends mask mandate
Citing multiple campus outbreaks of coronavirus infection, Gov. Tony Evers this week declared his third state of emergency related to the pandemic and extended his statewide face mask mandate until Nov. 21. Republican lawmakers immediately denounced the move as an illegal act - state statutes require legislative approval for the extension of any 60-day emergency health declaration - but it was unclear whether GOP leaders would act to overturn the order, which the Legislature can do by joint resolution. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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$50,000 cash bail set for Rhinelander man charged with trafficking of a child
Bail has been set at $50,000 in the case of a 34-year-old Rhinelander man charged Tuesday with trafficking of a child, a Class C felony carrying a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Community
Teen Court goes virtual: Restorative justice program reports high success rate
The Oneida County Teen Court program has opted to go virtual for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there's promise that the new format will allow for positive changes down the road. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Flu clinics to be held throughout Oneida County
The Oneida County Health Department has announced it will be conducting flu clinics throughout the county in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Ascension Medical Group to offer adult flu clinics in Rhinelander
​Ascension Medical Group in Rhinelander is offering adult flu shot clinics on Saturdays in September and October.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Rhinelander Revisited: A brief history of the School District of Rhinelander
Crisp fall air signals the turning of leaves, and with that, the start of a new school year. The School District of Rhinelander has played a central role in our community since its commencement, but that landscape has changed considerably since Rhinelander's birth in 1882. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Hodag Farmers Market report: A warm fall day in the park
There was something different about the market last week. I noticed it right away as I drove in and parked. Something was amiss. The skyline was different. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 25, 2020
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WHEAP online applications available
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Oneida County has announced the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP), which provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations, is available to local residents. Operating with federal and state funding, the program provides assistance to households across the state to help lower the burden incurred with monthly energy costs, according an ADRC press release.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Oneida County 4-H keeps kids interested and connected
No matter which educational path families choose for this school year - virtual, in-person, or blended - 4-H can help youth and teens stay connected, pursue interests and develop life skills, Oneida County 4-H program coordinator Anne Williams said in a press release.

Friday, September 18, 2020
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Opinions
National Recovery Month: Addiction thrives in the dark
Everything looked fine on the surface. It's kind of like when the house gets really quiet. That's when you should be worried your kids are tearing the next room apart.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Global warming cannot be ignored
To the Editor:

As if the covid pandemic and all the related social, educational, and economic challenges were not difficult enough, extreme weather events continue their steady increase in frequency and intensity.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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The dealmaker
To the Editor:

Dear Editor,

Journalist Tony Schwartz wrote "The Art of the Deal" about Donald Trump's business accolades. In this book, Schwartz outlines 11 deal making elements for business. Number nine reads, "You can't con people, at least not for long...if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on."


Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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For the sake of our children, our health, and our democracy, GOP must stand up to Evers
On its face, Gov. Tony Evers' third emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic seems nonsensical.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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'Embrace the American value'
To the Editor:

Here in Wisconsin, we need an economy that works for everyone. As a state and nation, we must embrace the American value that we are all equal and deserving of the benefits of our democracy.


Friday, September 25, 2020
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'Trump has failed us'


Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Vote like your life depends on it
My name is Alan Bates. I had the privilege to serve Rock County for 14 years as a Circuit Court Judge. All judges in Wisconsin are non-partisan, despite the impression you might get from campaign ads. Non-partisan means that we do not belong to political parties and we do not endorse Democratic or Republican candidates.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Sports
Hodag swimmers set pool record in 200 free relay, beat Medford 128-42
Rhinelander remained perfect in races against GNC competition, and set a new Heck Family Community Pool record in the 200-yard freestyle relay to boot Thursday night, as they defeated the Raiders 128-42 to move to 4-0 in conference play.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Pines stuns Hodag soccer 1-0 in rematch
Sam Warner scored the game's only goal in the 48th minute as Northland Pines stunned the Hodags 1-0 in the back end of a home-and-home series Thursday night in Eagle River. Rhinelander bounced back with a 9-0 win over Ashland at home on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Hodag harriers take second in Three Lakes
Running for the second time in three days, the Rhinelander High School cross country teams narrowly missed winning both the boys' and girls' divisions of the Three Lakes Invite on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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RHS volleyball struggles at Lakeland
Rhinelander could not get much going in a 25-12, 25-18, 25-9 defeat Thursday night at Lakeland.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Medford tabbed by media to win GNC football title
Medford a near unanimous choice to repeat as conference champions, according to the annual Great Northern Conference Media Poll, announced today to coincide with Week 1 of the 2020 prep season.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Hodag soccer keeps rolling, clips Northland Pines 6-1
Braden Mork and Hugh Wiese each scored twice Tuesday night as the Hodags defeated Northland Pines 6-1 at Mike Webster Stadium.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Hodag boys, Cal Laggis win Gartzke Flowage Invite
The Gartzke Flowage Bike and Ski Trails may be the most demanding cross country venue in the Great Northern Conference, yet Rhinelander's Cal Laggis doesn't seem to mind.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Outdoors
Oneida County land and water conservation committee hears plan for a Crescent Lake district
Crescent Lake property owner Ryan Peterson, and other interested in creating a Crescent Lake District, attended the Sept. 16 meeting of the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation committee to offer a progress report. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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DeGolier, Bennet win Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament
Rod Gaskill was an avid bass angler who moved to Rhinelander from Las Vegas in the 1990s. He was one of the founding members of the Hodag Bassmasters in Rhinelander. The club eventually took over the Boom Lake Open, and operated it for many years, with Gaskill often holding the position of tournament director.

In 2015, Gaskill was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He passed away in 2018.

With the Hodag Bassmasters Boom Lake Open no longer running, the decision was made to replace that tournament with the Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament. Aug. 15, 2020 marked the second annual tournament, with 34 teams registered for the event. Two teams had boat problems and had to back out, to their dismay. (subscriber access)


Friday, September 11, 2020
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If you love loons ...
Few people have studied loons more intensively than Walter Piper, a professor of biology at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. If you love loons, you'll want to get familiar with his work on The Loon Project.
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Friday, September 11, 2020
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River Series tournament shows a positive change on Minocqua Chain
To say this year has been a strange one for fishing would be an understatement. Water temperatures shot up quickly early on, the fish - especially the smallmouth - seemed to stay in their post-spawn funk for far longer than normal, and in general, everything just seemed a bit upside down.

Friday, August 21, 2020
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River Series tournament shows a positive change on Minocqua Chain
To say this year has been a strange one for fishing would be an understatement. Water temperatures shot up quickly early on, the fish - especially the smallmouth - seemed to stay in their post-spawn funk for far longer than normal, and in general, everything just seemed a bit upside down.

Friday, August 21, 2020
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Oneida land and water conservation committee hears WHIP update
The Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP) combats terrestrial invasive species in Oneida, Vilas and Lincoln counties. Rosie Page, the coordinator for WHIP, recently addressed the Oneida County land and water conservation committee about projects the organization is undertaking. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 21, 2020
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Oneida County 4-H Youth Furbearer Club now accepting registrations
Youth and teens in Oneida County can now register to participate in the Youth Furbearer Club for Youth and Teens program, sponsored by Oneida County 4-H.

Friday, August 21, 2020
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Education
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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RHS building trades class seeks partner for next project
Rhinelander High School is seeking an individual, family or other group that will contract with the school to have a 10 x 16 utility shed constructed by the high school building trades program during the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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