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Saturday, January 22, 2022
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School board approves expansion of 4K program to five days a week
After hearing a round of endorsements from district administrators, building principals and one teacher, the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education on Monday approved expanding the 4K program to five full days a week. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 21, 2022
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News
With roll call vote, Oneida County keeps the roll call vote
On a 10-9 vote Tuesday, the Oneida County Board of Supervisors opted not to dispense with traditional roll call voting during its board meetings, rejecting a resolution by supervisor Scott Holewinski to buy an electronic voting system (subscriber access)

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Court of Appeals denies defendant's petition in OWI homicide case
The Third District Court of Appeals in Wausau has denied a "petition for leave to appeal" filed by the attorney for a Stevens Point man charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in connection with a fatal accident in Minocqua in July 2020. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 21, 2022
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DOJ special agent testifies during Grant preliminary hearing
Special agent Shane Heiser of the Wisconsin Department of Justice was the lone witness called during the preliminary hearing of former Oneida County sheriff's deputy Stetson O. Grant on Jan. 12. According to a transcript of the hearing, Heiser detailed his investigation of the case, including a review of approximately 50 recordings the complaining witness made of her interactions with the former deputy. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Omicron in the Northwoods: OC health department reports rising numbers
Omicron, the most recent - and to date, the most contagious - variant associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, is moving through the Northwoods. As a result, COVID-19 case numbers are up. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Oneida County tourist rooming house subcommittee continues discussions
Members of the Oneida County subcommittee tasked with looking into the complicated topic of tourist rooming house operations in the county met again Jan. 13. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Former deputy bound over for arraignment
Former Oneida County sheriff's deputy Stetson Grant has been bound over for further proceedings following a preliminary hearing in Oneida County Circuit Court Jan. 12. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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Crescent Lake District discusses AIS report, budget quandary
Not even halfway through the first month of 2022, the Crescent Lake District (CLD) Board of Commissioners has found itself in a quandary over its 2022 budget, the group's first since its formation was approved by the Oneida County Board of Supervisors on May 18, 2021. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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Community
Rhinelander District Library announces Valentines for Seniors project
The Rhinelander District Library is asking for help from the community to create valentines for local seniors.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Cancer survivors can rebuild strength and stamina with LIVESTRONG
The YMCA of the Northwoods is offering The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program to help adult cancer survivors who have become de-conditioned from recent cancer treatments rebuild strength and stamina.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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Senior Corps volunteers needed in Oneida County
Senior Corps taps the skills, talents and experience of Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges and volunteers are needed now to serve Oneida County residents, according to an Oneida County Aging and Disability Resources Center (ADRC) press release.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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YMCA of the Northwoods seeks community support in building for the future
The YMCA of the Northwoods has been working on expanding to meet community needs since early 2018. With strategic planning, community needs assessments and early work on a capital campaign, the YMCA is seeking community support in closing their Building For The Future Capital Campaign, according to a recent press release.

Friday, January 14, 2022
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Supporting the Boys and Girls Club
Ruby's Pantry, a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church in Rhinelander, recently donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of the Northwoods as a way of giving back this season of giving.

Friday, January 14, 2022
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League of Women Voters of the Northwoods preparing for the 2022 elections
In preparation for the 2022 elections the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) is inviting all candidates running for office to provide their campaign information directly to the VOTE411 Voters Guide.

Friday, January 14, 2022
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Health department will not contact all COVID-19 cases, asks residents to take responsibility for household quarantine and isolation
Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, as well as in an increased use of at-home tests, the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) will not be able to contact all people who test positive for the novel coronavirus, the agency announced Thursday.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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Opinions
Minding the minds of Oneida County supervisors
If ever, as a citizen, you wonder whether politicians really have your best interests at heart, or are just looking out for themselves, you can quickly reassure yourself by attending a meeting of the Oneida County Board of Supervisors.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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2021 property taxes are due
To the Editor:

Property taxpayers should have received their 2021 tax bills. Pay your local treasurer at this time! If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact your county or your local treasurer. Remember, state law states you must pay your taxes and pay them on time even if you did not receive a tax bill.


Friday, January 21, 2022
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Your Right to Know: How to obtain public records: A primer
Every time an elected official sends an email, it becomes a public record. When an employee at a government agency makes a purchase, that transaction is the public's business. Whenever a permit or license is issued by a government authority, this is information you should be able to obtain.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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School choice options are changing in Rhinelander and across the country
If you're reading this, chances are you're a parent, or have friends or neighbors who are. Baby Boomer, Gen X, or Millennial- the K-12 school scene has changed so much since we were kids.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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What people want in 2022; what Democrats don't
The new year is but a week old but already the 2022 elections are front and center in what is destined to be a frenzied year of politics. Some initial observations.

This is the year when the idea of nonpartisan elections is likely to finally bite the dust. On the state level, technically nonpartisan Supreme Court elections have been openly partisan for years, but that partisanship hadn't overtly infected local nonpartisan races, at least not to the saturation point. (subscriber access)


Friday, January 7, 2022
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Standing up for vulnerable children in the Northwoods
One of the great ironies of the modern political age is how everything has seemingly been stood on its head.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
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Moore fails in 'investigating' county board candidate
To the Editor:

I am writing in response to the thinly veiled attack on myself and other candidates running for Oneida County Board of Supervisors by Richard Moore, investigative reporter.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
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Sports
RHS sports recap: Friday, Jan. 21
Boys' basketball: Stevens Point 53, Rhinelander 28
Girls' basketball: Stevens Point 64, Rhinelander 39


Saturday, January 22, 2022
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RHS sports recap: Thursday, Jan. 20
Boys' swimming: Rhinelander 137, Antigo 17
Wrestling: Tomahawk 54, Rhinelander 30
Gymnastics: Antigo 122.875, Rhinelander 106.825


Friday, January 21, 2022
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Hodag hockey powers past Medford
The Hodags went 5-for-7 on the power play - including three goals on a major power play in the third period - as they defeated Medford 9-0 at the Simek Center.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Edge falls to Northland Pines 2-1
The Northern Edge girls' hockey team could not get past the Northland Pines co-op Monday night, but it was a much different outcome than when the two teams played at the start of the season.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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RHS/Pines Alpine begins season with wins
Despite some hiccups, the Rhinelander/Northland Pines Alpine ski and snowboard team had a successful day Tuesday in its first race of the 2022 season.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Hodag bowlers stay in District 9 race with win over Marshfield
The Hodags fended off Marshfield 5-4 on Sunday at 5-Star Lanes in Plover. The win moved Rhinelander to 5-2 in the district's Division 1 standings, only a game behind Stevens Point and D.C. Everest.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Middle school Nordic team races twice
The Rhinelander middle school Nordic ski team competed twice late last week, taking part in the Lakeland Invite Thursday, Jan. 13 at Minocqua Winter Park and the Hinderbinder Saturday, Jan. 15 in Westboro.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Outdoors
Anglers hit the ice for a good cause
Over 400 ice anglers gathered on Lake Nokomis Saturday, Jan. 8 for a great cause - the NCO Club and AM Vets Post 724 ice fishing tournament. This was the 14th annual event for the group, and the lake was dotted with ice shacks, snowmobiles and UTVs with all of their occupants hoping to bring the longest fish to the scales in several different categories. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Fish Like a GIRL
Like most anglers, I enjoy looking back on how things were done in the world of fishing years ago. I still have some "old" balsam wood crank baits and some soft plastics that date back to the 1980s, which does not seem like 40 years ago. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 21, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
"The Northwoods experience is that unique culture derived from the flora and fauna, that unique geography of the Northern Highlands, that creates the environment that attracts so many." -Thomas D. Hovel (subscriber access)

Friday, January 21, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
The ocean is a desert with its life underground and a perfect disguise above...-America "A Horse With No Name." (subscriber access)

Friday, January 14, 2022
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DNR, Walleyes for Tomorrow discuss use of Walleye Wagon for Minocqua Chain
The Minocqua Chain is in its sixth year of a 10-year experiment with the goal of reviving natural walleye reproduction and recruitment. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 14, 2022
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Eighteenth Northwoods Youth Deer Hunting Challenge
The 18th annual Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge banquet took place Sunday, Jan. 2, at Lakeland Union High School.

Friday, January 7, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
It's a little difficult to think about loons at this time of year, when our lakes are covered by a foot of ice and temperatures regularly drop into single digits or below zero. But you can be pretty sure the loons that haunted your lake last summer are in another place, doing fine. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 7, 2022
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Education
Rhinelander Partners in Education launches 2022 Golden Apple Award program
To recognize innovation and professionalism in local educators, Rhinelander PIE has launched the 2022 Golden Apple Award program.

Friday, January 14, 2022
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Rhinelander High School announces 'Students and Staff of the Month'
Rhinelander High School recently announced the "Students and Staff of the Month" for December. The following students and staff were recognized during a morning presentation.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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GFWC Rhinelander Womans Club to present program on addictions and habits Jan. 11
Erick Muhlebeck of Koller Behavioral Health will speak about addictions and habits at the next meeting of the GFWC Rhinelander Woman's Club.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
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Nicolet College to continue two popular financial assistance programs for students
With spring term classes at Nicolet starting Jan. 5, the college is again offering two popular tuition assistance programs designed to help students cover the cost of earning a college education.

Friday, December 10, 2021
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Students and Staff of the Month
Rhinelander High School announced its "Students and Staff of the Month" for November during a recent morning presentation.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA club collects 905 items in food drive
The Rhinelander FBLA/DECA has announced a grand total of 905 food items were collected for the Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of the group's Trick or Can food drive. Close to 23 FBLA/DECA members participated over the course of the three-hour pickup time on October 27, according to a School District of Rhinelander press release.

Friday, November 26, 2021
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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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