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Monday, December 9, 2019
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Peoples State Bank donates $100,000 to sports complex project
A local business has stepped forward to make a major contribution to the School District of Rhinelander's indoor sports complex project. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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News
'We're halfway through it': Engineer offers status report on Stevens Street project
As orange season has given way to a deep blanket of snow, work on the City of Rhinelander's $18 million Stevens Street reconstruction project is on hold until the spring of 2020. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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'We're at Mother Nature's mercy': Recent snowstorms impact county highway departments
When the first two snowstorms of the 2019-2020 winter struck the Northwoods last week, power outages across the area left Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) crews working tirelessly to restore power to thousands of customers left sitting in the dark. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Woman charged with vehicular homicide in fatal UTV crash
A 49-year-old Wausau woman has been charged in Oneida County Circuit Court with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in connection with a fatal UTV crash in August 2018. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Former Arbor Vitae man convicted of child sexual assault
An Oneida County jury deliberated for approximately 2 1/2 hours Wednesday afternoon before convicting Brandon A. Darnick, 27, formally of Arbor Vitae, of first degree child sexual assault (sexual contact with a person under age 13) in connection with an incident involving a 2-year-old child nearly six years ago. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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OC admin committee struggles with funding possibilities
To borrow or not to borrow, that's the question facing Oneida County's administration committee, and they came to no conclusion at a meeting this past week, setting up another session next week. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Oneida Vilas Transit Commission adopts route changes
Passengers utilizing the Eagle Eye route provided by the Northwoods Transit Connections will see changes to the route come January. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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New charge filed against convicted sex offender
A man accused of failing to uphold the requirements of his status as a convicted sex offender has entered a not guilty plea to the charge. He is also facing new charges alleging contempt of court. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Community
Community Christmas Dinner to be served Dec. 25
The Rhinelander Lions Club and volunteers will host a free Community Christmas Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 25 at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 125 E. King St., Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Catch a sneak peek of the Lights of the Northwoods
Following tonight's Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade and tree lighting in downtown, area residents are invited to take a sneak peek at the third annual Lights of the Northwoods display at Hodag Park. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Santa Claus is coming to town: Christmas parade, tree lighting Dec. 7
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand Saturday evening, Dec. 7 for the annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony in downtown Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Salvation Army bell ringers needed
The Rhinelander and Minocqua Salvation Army chapters are in need of more bell ringers. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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CoVantage Cares Foundation pledges $150,000 in matching funds
CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced the kickoff of its annual two-week fundraising campaign. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Three Lakes Lions Club to host annual children's Christmas party Dec. 14
The Three Lakes Lions Club will host its annual children's Christmas Party Saturday, Dec. 14 at Bonnie's Lakeside starting at noon. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest open for 2020 entries
The 17th annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2020 competition until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Opinions
Your Right to Know
You can walk into City Hall asking to see records without ever having to give your name. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Our View
Oneida County has a big decision to make, and taxpayers should look closely at what they choose to do. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Lessons of service
Veterans serve our nation with honor. None of us did it for the money, the medals or the accolades. We are deployed to places where everyday citizens are oppressed, facing enemies that stand for tyranny and terror. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Fixing local government: Is it impossible?
To the Editor:

"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

In the midst of ongoing chaos at City Hall, I'd like to acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of support for my role in trying to move our city forward, while also taking on the much more difficult (and for now seemingly impossible) job of trying to keep our government within the law.
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Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Our View
Only days ago we opined in these pages about the terrible state of open government in the Northwoods, in Wisconsin, and indeed across the entire country. We wrote then that open government was in trouble, with a capital T, and we still believe it is. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Our View
We begin this week by quoting the words of the immortal Harold Hill in "The Music Man":

"Friend, either you're closing your eyes To a situation you do not wish to acknowledge, Or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated .... Well, ya got trouble, my friend, right here, I say, trouble right here in River City." (subscriber access)


Saturday, November 23, 2019
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A great Veterans Day
To the Editor:

Thank you to all the people who made this past Veterans Day very special. I attended the breakfast and ceremony at Lakeland High School and then headed to Rhinelander.


Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Sports
Hockey: No. 2 Northland Pines scores 7 in third, routs Hodags 12-2
The Eagles scored seven times in the final frame - including four by senior Harmon Marien - and routed the Hodags 12-2 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Hodag swimmers sweep Medford in 134-36 rout
The Hodags won all 11 events, and added 10 runner-up finishes, in a 134-36 victory over Medford in a Great Northern Conference dual at Raider Pool.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Scheuermann to step down as RHS volleyball coach
Brianna Scheuermann informed RHS activities director Brian Paulson earlier this week that she will be stepping down as RHS head volleyball coach after two years at the helm.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Rhinelander Swim Club competes in Chippewa Falls
The Rhinelander Swim Club traveled to Chippewa Falls Saturday, Nov. 23 to complete in its first Central Wisconsin Swim Conference meet of the 2019-20 season.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Photos: Middle school basketball
The James Williams Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade boys' basketball teams took on Tomahawk Tuesday, Dec. 3 in Tomahawk.



Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Hodag hockey clobbers Chequamegon co-op 12-2
Harlan Wojtusik scored five times, Jake Losch added a couple of tallies and the Hodags blasted the Chequamegon co-op 12-2 in Park Falls.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Team preview: RHS gymnastics
The Rhinelander High School gymnastics team will not have a lot of depth this season but their goal is to remain in the mix in the Great Northern Conference Small division.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Outdoors
DNR reports drastic drop in deer harvest numbers
The preliminary harvest totals from Wisconsin's traditional nine-day gun deer hunt are in and they reveal the 2019 season was some tough hunting. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Natural Reaction
A couple weeks ago, I was watching out my window at work as the day got cloudier and windier with each passing hour. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Snowmobile update
With two major snowstorms hitting the Northwoods over the last week, snowmobilers are no doubt chomping at the bit to fire up their sleds and hit the trails. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
As I wrote this last Sunday, we had the better part of 2 feet of snow, much of it the heavy kind, on our lakes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Opening weekend harvest numbers down
The preliminary harvest totals from opening weekend of the gun deer season are in and the numbers are down from a year ago. This year in Wisconsin, 90,286 deer were harvested by gun and registered during the opening weekend in comparison to 123,090 deer taken during the 2018 opener. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Natural reaction
For opening day of deer hunting this year I returned to my hometown and my home marsh, which I have not hunted for years. Located just outside of Beaver Dam, Shaw Marsh is 900 acres of public wilderness surrounded by an ocean of farm fields. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Wild science
One of Wisconsin's great treasures is its abundance and diversity of wildlife. From bears and beavers to ducks and deer, the Dairy State has it all. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Education
Sounds of the season: School district announces holiday concert schedule
School District of Rhinelander students will be performing holiday vocal and instrumental concerts over the next two weeks. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Random Act of Kindness at Pelican School
School counselor Lacey Sikora was recently recognized by her peers for her outstanding work as a counselor at Pelican Elementary School. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Kiwanis honors
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander recognized two outstanding Rhinelander High School seniors at a recent meeting. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Nativity Catholic School announces first quarter honor roll
The following students were named to Nativity Catholic School's first quarter honor roll. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Rhinelander High School named a state finalist in national STEM contest
Approximately 100 Rhinelander High School students working on possible solutions to the community's water contamination problem are state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Kindness matters at Pelican
Mrs. Belanger's students have been learning all about the word kindness in morning meetings. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Crescent school students make cards and letters for veterans
Mrs. May's fifth-grade class at Crescent Elementary School recently made cards and letters for local veterans, family and staff members in honor of the veterans that have served, or those who continue to serve, our country. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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