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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Hodags dropped their first two matches of the season on Saturday, falling to D.C. Everest and Bay Port in a triangular held at Madison College's Goodman Sports Complex.


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Attorney outlines mining ordinance issues
The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee began a true slog through the marshes of its mining ordinance last week, as the outside attorney retained to help the committee outlined 13 substantive issues related to the rewrite. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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News
BREAKING: Kost resigns as city administrator
Rhinelander city administrator Keith Kost has resigned his post. (Subscriber access)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Wild deer tests positive for CWD
The first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Oneida County was identified in December 2015 after a deer housed on a game farm in Three Lakes was diagnosed. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Welsh charged with making terrorist threats
A 62-year-old Tripoli man sentenced to probation earlier this month in connection with a 2016 standoff with police is facing a new felony charge. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Meet the mayor
Members of the public had an opportunity Wednesday evening to get to know Rhinelander mayor Chris Frederickson as part of a meet-and-greet reception at ArtStart. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Northwoods Rail Transit Commission studies regional use
Sister studes conducted in 2013 and the present confirm the logging industry is the primary driver for railway use in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Walker, GOP target local control once again
Local control once again wore a bull's-eye on its back this week, as Gov. Scott Walker signed yet another bill to rein in the powers of municipalities, this time a law creating uniform employment standards across the state. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Former House speakers reap the perks of power
Current House speaker Paul Ryan might soon be done with Congress, but he might not be done with the nation's taxpayers, and the taxpayers might not be done with him, either. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Community
Families enjoy Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA
Families gathered at the YMCA of the Northwoods Saturday for the annual Healthy Kids Day event. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Crescent students raise money to buy water filters for Africans
In the Northwoods, most people take having access to clean water for granted but that's not the case in other corners of the world, as a group of second graders at Crescent Elementary School learned last week. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Newbold Outdoor Recreation/Rookery Run Disc Golf course set to be installed
After three years of fundraising, planning and work, the Newbold Outdoor Recreation Area/Rookery Run Disc Golf Course project now has sponsors for all 18 holes and the practice basket, town officials said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Learn about the benefits of strength training for seniors
The YMCA of the Northwoods in Rhinelander is holding its monthly Lunch and Brain Games on Wednesday, May 2 at noon. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Nicolet awarded nearly $1 million in state grants to expand opportunities for students
Nicolet College was recently awarded nearly $1 million in competitive state grants from the Wisconsin Technical College System. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Free advanced planning luncheon April 25
Nimsgern Funeral and Cremation Services will host a free advanced planning luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at the funeral home in Woodruff. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Young leaders honored at 2018 Teen Character Awards Banquet
The 2018 YMCA of the Northwoods Teen Character Awards Banquet was held Monday, April 16 at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Opinions
Reader helps clarify church sale story
To the Editor:

When the Thursday edition of the River News showed up in my mailbox on Thursday, I immediately called the paper to tell them their lead story was not correct. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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The 'costly issue' of well water contamination
To the Editor:

I read the article in the Lakeland Times (dated 4/17/18) regarding Mr. Steve Pletta (owner of Hoggie Doggie's Restaurant in Woodruff) and his concern of well water contamination from road salt application. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Reader frustrated over snow plowing
It seems as though city plow operators are determined to lower the life expectancy of elderly residents. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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County board supervisor thanks voters
To the Editor:

I would like to thank all of the voters of District 7 who elected me to another term on the Oneida County Board of Supervisors. (subscriber access)


Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Reader thanks plow truck drivers
To the Editor:

I would like to thank all our plow truck drivers. (subscriber access)


Saturday, April 21, 2018
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The missing piece of the puzzle
To the Editor:

Since the Florida school shooting, students throughout the country are becoming politically active and vocal about gun control, banning assault weapons and raising the age for buying a gun.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Baer: Rhinelander library is underfunded
To the Editor:

Have you been to your Rhinelander Library lately? No? You have been missing a lot.


Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Sports
Spring Sports Weather Tracker
The number of Rhinelander High School varsity spring sports contests canceled or postponed due to the winter weather.
(Updated: 4/25/2018, 1:30 p.m.)


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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RHS scoreboard: Tuesday, April 24
Baseball: Rhinelander 5, Peshtigo 4
Baseball: Rhinelander 8, Crivitz 2
Softball: Rhinelander 12, Peshtigo 8
Softball: Rhinelander 17, Crivitz 2, 5 innings
Girls' soccer: Rhinelander 10, Wausau Newman 0
Boys' tennis: Rhinelander 6, Lakeland 1
Track: RHS boys 5th, girls 5th, Lakeland Relays


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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RHS Nordic coach Reis gains experience through NENSA trip
Last month, Rhinelander High School Nordic Ski coach Charil Reis was part of a contingent of eight skiers and four coaches from the Midwest who were invited to take part in the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) U16 championships held at Gore Mountain in North Creek, N.Y.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Southern swing: RHS teams relish road trip to open season
The first official outdoor games of the spring for the Hodags will take place today as the RHS girls' soccer team plays D.C. Everest and Bay Port in a triangular at Madison Area Technical College.
On Tuesday, the RHS baseball and softball teams will finally have their opening day as they travel to Woodside Sports Complex in Mauston, north of Wisconsin Dells, for double duals with three other northern Wisconsin schools.


Saturday, April 21, 2018
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School district committee OKs study of potential softball field sites
A proposal that would see a pair of softball fields built at one of two locations near Rhinelander High School took a small step forward Monday when the School District of Rhinelander capital projects ad hoc committee gave the go ahead for a feasibility study and mapping of the potential sites.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Swim club competes at Midwest regionals
The Rhinelander Swim Club had 16 athletes participate in the 2018 Midwest Regional Swim Meet earlier this month at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. To be eligible to compete in this meet, the swimmers had to have qualifying times in each of their events.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Photos: Youth bowlers honored
The junior and bumper bowling leagues at Hodag Lanes recently held their year-end banquet.



Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Outdoors
Workshop provides information to contractors
Landscapers play an integral role in land management and can also help landowners protect their shorelines and the lakes they love. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Fish Like a girl
Each year the Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress hold their spring hearings on the second Monday of April, as I have been writing about for the last several weeks. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Oneida County Clean Boats Clean Waters workshops scheduled
With the growing concern over the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) to Wisconsin's inland lakes, many lake association members and other concerned citizens are looking for ways to get involved. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Anglers reminded to keep paper copy of license on boundary and outlying waters
Anglers who fish Wisconsin's boundary and outlying waters are reminded to carry a paper copy of their fishing license under law enforcement agreements with the neighboring states and federal agencies that share enforcement duties on these waters, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources chief warden Todd Schaller said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Bartelt happy to be back 'up north' as DNR warden
Those boating, fishing and recreating on the Minocqua Chain may see a new face of DNR law enforcement in the months to come. As of March, Department of Natural Resources warden Chris Bartelt has taken over the Lake Tomahawk area, including the Tomahawk/Minocqua Chain.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Impacts of road salt seen in surface water
Living in northern Wisconsin means cold winters and slippery roads. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Fish like a girl
Not all outdoor guides are created equal, as I discovered recently when I picked up one from the editors of Field and Stream. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Education
Nicolet My Way offers flexibility
Highly-flexible academic programs to assist students in earning a college credential while meeting job and family responsibilities is the goal at Nicolet College as more programs are converted to the Nicolet My Way format. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Integrating science and language arts at Pelican Elementary
During the months of February and March, first graders at Pelican Elementary School participated in an integrated science and language arts unit.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Trees for Tomorrow offers natural resources career workshop
Trees For Tomorrow, an accredited natural resources specialty school in Eagle River, is accepting applications from high school students interested in attending a week-long Natural Resources Careers Workshop this summer.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Gunnar Millot of Rhinelander selected as strengths coach at Nebraska
Gunnar Millot of Rhinelander is among 58 students selected to serve as new strengths coaches for the 2018-19 school year in the Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business. Millot is a sophomore marketing major in the College of Business.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Law Enforcement Recruit Academy application deadline April 30
Nicolet College will hold a Law Enforcement Recruit Academy June 4 to Oct. 12 for individuals interested in starting a career in law enforcement.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
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Nicolet selects 2018-19 student ambassadors
Nicolet College has presented its highest student honor to John Graetz and Brooke Berdan, naming each as a student ambassador for the 2018-19 academic year.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
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March students of the Month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its March Students of the Month.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
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