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Sunday, January 24, 2021
The Rhinelander High School drama department featured "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center from Jan. 14-17, 2021.


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Tax hike referendum heads to Oneida County voters
On a 12-7 vote, Oneida County supervisors Tuesday sent to voters a referendum question asking them to raise property taxes by a half-million dollars a year for road and bridge construction. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 22, 2021
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News
Fire chief to retire; RPD captain position still vacant
The Rhinelander Police and Fire Commission is hoping to confer soon with the mayor and interim city administrator regarding an upcoming vacancy in the fire department administration and an existing vacancy in the police department administration. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Walker: Letter shows corporation counsel controlling records requests
A response to an open records request by The Lakeland Times from the Oneida County public health director has unmasked the county's almost automatic routing of records requests to its corporation counsel for review - and its almost automatic objections to records requests in its responses - exposing a policy many think is illegal and is obstructing the timely release of records. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Tomahawk man killed in Vilas snowmobile accident
A 40-year-old Tomahawk man was killed Tuesday evening after the snowmobile he was operating broke through the ice on Catfish Lake in Vilas County.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Lassig named city clerk after 20 years in fire and inspection
A familiar face in Rhinelander city government has moved from the fire and inspection department to City Hall as Theresa Lassig has been hired to replace former City Clerk Val Foley, who retired Jan. 8. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Oneida County to look at revising public records ordinance, policies
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to have the county's administration committee review the county's public records ordinance and policies and to make recommendations for revisions at the next board meeting, but whether those changes will be cosmetic or substantive remain in doubt after the county brought in an outside attorney to vigorously defend the most controversial section of the ordinance. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Three dogs poisoned near Lake Tomahawk
There was a report last weekend that three dogs had been poisoned near Gypsy Lake Road in Lake Tomahawk after eating what looked like a moldy loaf of bread. Within 10 minutes, it was clear the dogs were in failing health. One of the dogs died and the other two were in critical condition upon arrival at the veterinary office. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Chamber deems 'Buy Local' campaigns a success
Times have been tough for local businesses over the last several months, but the local Rhinelander Chamber Bucks program has given local businesses a boost. In 2020, nearly $43,000 in Rhinelander Chamber Bucks were sold - doubling the 2019 sales numbers, the Chamber reports.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Community
Health department to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to people 65 years and older
Beginning on Jan. 25, the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) will be working to provide COVID-19 vaccine to people who are 65 years and older, the agency announced in a press release issued Tuesday afternoon.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Habitat for Humanity announces online auction fundraiser
Habitat for Humanity Northwoods Wisconsin is hosting its inaugural online Facebook fundraiser "Bids for Builds."

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Drama students return to the spotlight with 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
At a time when many theaters across the country have gone dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center came alive last weekend as the Rhinelander High School drama department debuted their 2020-21 performance schedule with a vibrant rendition of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." (subscriber access)

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Nicolet College Foundation encourages future and current students to apply for scholarships
The Nicolet College Foundation will accept scholarship applications from Feb. 1 to March 1 for the 2021-22 academic year at Nicolet.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Practice makes perfect
Hudson Grant, 3, shows how well his ice skating skills have developed at a session Friday, Jan. 8 at the outdoor ice rink at Rhinelander's Pioneer Park.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Rhinelander District Library offering teens free book box subscriptions
In an effort to get books into the hands of youth while the Rhinelander District Library remains closed to the public for walk-in services, the library is offering teens free monthly subscription boxes. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Rhinelander Rotary to sponsor YMCA Teen Character Awards
Rhinelander Rotary is returning as the presenting sponsor of the YMCA Teen Character Awards, YMCA of the Northwoods officials announced last week.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Opinions
What's the plan?
Not my job, not my responsibility, no authority, didn't know. That is what we are hearing out of D.C. as to why the mob was able to violently storm the Capitol.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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The emperor has no clothes
Look Papa, the Emperor has no clothes. Anyone who has read that tale to their children or heard it themselves as children, remembers the essence of that story.

Trump consorted and encouraged the white supremacists and Nazi cults, and they took care of the job he wanted.


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Polio and COVID: History and comparison
There are some of us who can recall the infantile paralysis, also known as polio, of the 1900s into the 1950s.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Reader wants to know if Walker and Moore support democracy
After trying to read five impossibly long editorials on the 2020 Wisconsin Presidential election posted 12/31, 12/24, 12/22 and 12/18 by Richard Moore and Gregg Walker, I feel a briefer summary might be useful to readers.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Reader responds to Bob Dylan editorial
I read your Bob Dylan editorial on 12/18. I followed Dylan for years, starting in 1964.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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County treasurer issues tax bill reminder
Oneida County taxpayers should have received their 2020 tax bills. If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact the County or your local Treasurer. Oneida County Treasurer's office can be reached at (715) 369-6137.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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There's nothing conservative about Trump and Tiffany
"We are rounding the turn (on coronavirus). We are rounding the corner."

Donald Trump Oct 22, 2020.


Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Sports
Hodag hockey stays hot, blasts Medford 13-1
The Rhinelander High School boys' hockey team continued its recent offensive tear at home Tuesday night. Joe Schneider netted four more goals and the Hodags had eight different players score as they routed Medford 13-1 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Hodag Dome set to host GNC wrestling meet
The WIAA eased restrictions on how many teams can gather at one site, pushing the limit from four to six teams this week, and up to eight teams next week, allowing the Great Northern Conference to host its usual conference tournament. The event has been moved to Rhinelander's Hodag Dome to give the participants more of an opportunity to spread out when they're not on the mat.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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RHS/Pines skiers sweep the day at Christie Mountain
The Rhinelander/Northland Pines Alpine Ski team turned in a strong performance on Tuesday, taking first place in the team categories in both boys' and girls' skiing during the second Northern Conference race of the season held at Christie Mountain in Bruce.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Edge loses fifth in a row, falls to Storm
The Rhinelander/Antigo/Lakeland girls' hockey team faced some stiff competition when they met up with the Central Wisconsin Storm on Monday night at the Lakeland Ice Arena.

The Storm dominated the first two periods and won 9-1 to hand the Northern Edge their fifth straight loss.


Friday, January 22, 2021
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Hodag keglers edge Antigo to stay in D9 race
The Hodags averaged 205.3 pins per game and filled an astonishing 92% of their frames as they held off Antigo 5.5-3.5 in a District 9 meet at Nick's Hodag Lanes.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Cross country ski clinic to be held Feb. 13 at RHS
The School District of Rhinelander's community education program will hold its eighth annual cross country ski clinic in front of Rhinelander High School Saturday, Feb. 13.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Skeen hits big 3s as Hodags rally past Shawano in OT 54-51
Ross Skeen hit the game-tying 3 at the buzzer as the Hodags erased a 19-point second half deficit. He then made the go-ahead three midway through overtime as Rhinelander rallied past Shawano 54-51 Saturday night at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.



Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Outdoors
Nearly 100 stakeholders participate in virtual meeting on walleye management
Nearly 100 stakeholders from Oneida, Price and Vilas counties participated in a virtual public meeting last week regarding the state's walleye management plan. The gathering was the ninth in a series of public meetings regarding the walleye management plan. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 22, 2021
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County Land and Water Conservation Committeediscusses wake boat concerns
Traffic on many Northwoods lakes was quite heavy this past summer, with the pandemic prompting people to get outside and enjoy the outdoors with their families. Increased boat traffic often leads to an increase in discord among user groups. Recently, wake boats have been a source of controversy. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For Oneida, Price and Vilas counties virtual public meeting Jan. 12
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Oneida, Price and Vilas counties.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Oneida County Deer Advisory Committee sets three-year objective for deer herd
The Oneida Deer Advisory Committee (CDAC) met last week to set the objective for the deer herd for the next three years. This objective can be to maintain, increase or decrease the deer population within the county. The recommendation will be forwarded on to the Natural Resources Board and eventually to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 24, 2020
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Public hearing on Crescent lake district scheduled
The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Committee has been hearing about plans regarding the possible formation of a lake district for Crescent Lake, west of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 18, 2020
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Nicolet College set to launch outdoor adventure winter classes
An abundance of fresh air and quality outdoor experiences await individuals interested in taking part in any of the numerous offerings in Nicolet College's upcoming Outdoor Adventure winter program.

Friday, December 18, 2020
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Lake Where You Live
How vulnerable is your lake to invasion by an unwanted species - plant or animal? One measure of that is whether your lake association has a good program of inspecting boats at the landing and educating boaters about the problem of aquatic hitchhikers.

Friday, December 18, 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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