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Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Rhinelander High School baseball team had as many errors as they did hits - five each - and were routed by Wausau West 11-1 in five innings in Wausau.


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Sugar Camp dog rescue owner seeks return of animals
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Stephanie Schneider makes some notes as her attorney Henry Schultz listen to testimony during Tuesday’s hearing.
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Stephanie Schneider makes some notes as her attorney Henry Schultz listen to testimony during Tuesday’s hearing.
Over two months after 39 dogs were seized from a Sugar Camp dog rescue, and with no charging decision made as of yet, the owner and co-founder has petitioned to have the dogs returned to her, despite a Department of Agriculture order last month suspending the organization's license to operate. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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News
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Bear that approached motorists to return to the wild
The young female black bear who displayed odd behavior and a lack of apprehension toward humans last December, and was taken into a local wildlife rehab facility, will be returned to the wild.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Area law enforcement trains to be prepared for special needs cases
Over the last few years, there has been increased awareness in the law enforcement community as to what personnel can do when dealing with individuals who may have special needs, such as those on the autism spectrum.

The Lakeland Times talked to representatives from the Oneida and Vilas County sheriff's offices as well as Minocqua police chief Dave Jaeger about some of things law enforcement agencies have done or are doing to train officers for these complicated situations. (subscriber access)


Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Hartford man sentenced to prison for Hazelhurst child sex crime
A 52-year-old Hartford man who was charged with three felonies after he used a website to arrange a meeting with a 14-year-old Hazelhurst girl at her home and then molested her Oct. 10, 2016 will spend eight years in prison. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Three Lakes electors approve funding for infrastructure projects
Nearly 100 people attended the Three Lakes annual town meeting April 28. The electors said goodbye to chairperson Stella Westfall and town supervisors Pat Volk and Dr. Bill Martineau, and welcomed new chairman Jeff Bruss and new supervisors Matt Olkowski and Jeff Boehm. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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A free-market movement for health care slowly gains steam
As the national and local debate over health care continues to fester, mainstream Republicans and Democrats are boxing each other within a small ring of policy parameters, meaning they are mainly sparring over how much to fund or regulate within the existing health care system, and arguing the finer points of how to lower health insurance premiums, if they can. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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City receives WEDC grant for parking lot project
A building on Stevens Street in Rhinelander that has been something of an eyesore could come down next month, it was announced at Wednesday's parking advisory board meeting. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Task force leader deems parks input sessions a success
The Rhinelander Parks Public Engagement Task Force held its last two in-person opportunities for the public to offer comments on city parks April 18 and 20 in the Rhinelander High School commons area. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Community
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The Hodag hosts the Green and Gold
While the Packer Tailgate Tour has come, and gone in Rhinelander, a small committee of five had been quietly scrambling behind the scenes since August of 2016, to ensure that the event would be well received in the community. Until the official announcement was made, the group was sworn to secrecy. Months of planning went into bringing the event to life in Rhinelander on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Community invited to observe National Day of Prayer May 4
The community is invited to observe the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 4 starting at noon in front of the Oneida County Courthouse in Rhinelander. The event will last approximately 30 minutes and will be held rain or shine, organizers said in a press release. This year marks the 66th annual National Day of Prayer.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Authors to participate in library's Free Comic Book Day celebration
The Rhinelander District Library will kick off its Free Comic Book Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, when Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D., author of Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award book finalist, "Dick Tracy and American Culture," discusses the history of newspaper comic strips and comic books in the United States. This illustrated presentation will include discussion of comic art in the Midwest and Wisconsin, according to a library press release.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Three Lakes Center for the Arts to focus on Mental Health Awareness Month
From May 1 to May 31, the Three Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA) will display an exhibit from "In A New Light," a therapeutic nature photography program at Northwest Passage. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Friends of NRA event April 29
The public is invited to attend the 15th annual Friends of NRA event Saturday, April 29 at the Hodag Banquet Center in Rhinelander.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Nicolet College hosts Northwoods Sustainability Fair
Many citizens, businesses and local organizations gathered Saturday at Nicolet College to share knowledge and educate themselves about environmental impacts, organic foods and the future of green energy.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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District offering course on rising health care costs
The School District of Rhinelander community education program is offering a presentation that will cover how health care coverage works in retirement, the potential costs of health care and its impact on your retirement.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Opinions
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Reader disgusted by littering
To the Editor:

As Earth Day approaches on April 22 I find myself amazed at the lack of respect some people have for our one and only planet. There are many things we have limited control over regarding how our actions effect the health of the earth, and then there are some things we absolutely can control!
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Democracy in Action
This past week, with a few exceptions, citizens in more than 1,200 towns marched to community centers and town halls to take part in a Wisconsin political tradition, the annual town electors meeting.
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Letter writer questions law enforcement's approach to Sanns Street incident
To the editor:

This letter is directed to Sheriff Grady Hartman.

From the department's Facebook page: It is the mission of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office to protect the lives and property of those who live, work, and play in Oneida County.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month
To the Editor:

This April, I invite our neighbors to take part in Parkinson's Awareness Month. Nearly one million Americans live with Parkinson's - which is more than Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and Muscular Dystrophy combined - and over 20,000 of our neighbors in Wisconsin have been diagnosed with the disease. If you don't already know someone living with Parkinson's today, there is a good chance that, someday, you will.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017
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Southern highways, northern poverty
We noticed a little item in our political digest this week about a proposed expansion of the I-94 East-West corridor in Milwaukee, specifically a call by the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin to widen the highway.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
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The time is right now
As we have written about in past editions, a wave of autism is sweeping the nation and the world. It is, in a word, an epidemic, and to call it anything less would be dishonest.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Treasurers issue open book reminder
To the Editor:

We would like to remind property taxpayers to talk with their assessor or attend their town/city Open Book meeting to review the assessment roll if they question the assessed value of their property. If you are not satisfied with the outcome at the Open Book meeting then you can appeal the assessment at the Board of Review, which is a panel of your local officials.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Sports
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Hodag baseball topples Tomahawk 13-1
The Hodag bats came to life with two outs and routed the Hatchets 13-1 in five innings Tuesday at Kahle Field.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Hodag softball splits home GNC contests
The Rhinelander High School softball team was hoping a big win over Northland Pines would snap the squad out of its early season offensive funk. But the Hodags suffered an 8-3 loss to Tomahawk Tuesday at Pioneer Park.



Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Lady Hodags rout Newman on the road
The Rhinelander High School girls' soccer team showed no let down after becoming the lone remaining unbeaten team in the Great Northern Conference. The Hodags attacked early and often Tuesday, routing Wausau Newman 10-0.



Thursday, April 27, 2017
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WIAA to provide concussion insurance for student-athletes
Every high school and junior high school student-athlete in Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association member schools will be covered by concussion insurance in 2017, the sanctioning body announced in a news release Tuesday.



Thursday, April 27, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, April 25
Baseball: Rhinelander 13, Tomahawk 1
Softball: Tomahawk 8, Rhinelander 3
Girls' soccer: Rhinelander 10, Wausau Newman 0
Boys' tennis: Rhinelander 7, Medford 0
Golf: Rhinelander 1st/7, GNC Meet No. 1


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Monday, April 24
Softball: Rhinelander 15, Northland Pines 0
Golf: Rhinelander 1st/3 Sheboygan Co. Christian Invite


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Errors, doubles lead West past Hodag softball 5-1
RHS junior pitcher Stephanie Kuester pitched effectively but got little run support in a 5-1 loss Friday at Wausau West.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Outdoors
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Wisconsin Wolf Summit II featured USDA wildlife biologist David Ruid
Wolf Summit II - Focus on Wisconsin was held last weekend at the Sugar Camp town hall and an overview of the summit was published in last weekend's Outdoor section. This summit was a follow-up to the summit held in Cumberland last September and showcased new presenters with a wealth of information on Wisconsin's wolf population. Due to the large amount of information presented at the summit, this is the first installment in a four-part series covering the speakers at the event. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Nicolet Bird Club of Three Lakes adopts Thunder Lake Wildlife Area
The Nicolet Bird Club of Three Lakes has joined forces with Department of Natural Resources staff to manage Thunder Lake Wildlife Area in Oneida County through the Adopt a Wildlife Area program.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Fish like a girl
The Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearings were held Monday, April 10. The hearings are held every April and are a chance for sportsmen and women to weigh in on any number of issues related to management of the state's fish and wildlife. There is an opportunity for any citizen to create a citizen resolution in an attempt to bring about change in the management of a species about which they are passionate, or to bring an issue to light to be voted on by all attendees in the county in which they bring forth the resolution. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Science on Tap: Michael Samuel presents CWD information
Michael Samuel recently retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, and last month, at Science on Tap, he talked with attendees about chronic wasting disease (CWD). Samuel said he started studying the disease in 2002 when it started to move into Wisconsin from western states. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Northwoods Wildlife Center cautions public regarding canine distemper in raccoons
Now that spring has arrived, The Northwoods Wildlife Center has been receiving many wildlife calls regarding raccoons that appear to be sick and exhibiting odd behavior.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Spring hearings bring sportsmen and women together
Each year the Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress hold their spring hearings in April. Monday was the night for sportsmen and women to gather in their counties and have their voices heard with regard to conservation efforts and fish and wildlife management actions across the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Wisconsin Wolf Summit II separates fact from fiction
Wolf Summit II - Focus on Wisconsin was held last weekend at the Sugar Camp Town Hall. The meeting was well attended by various stakeholders from across the state. Attendees came from as far away as Dane County to discuss the wolf in Wisconsin and how it fits into the overall landscape, including acceptable population levels as seen by different groups. Disease and the need for reforming the Endangered Species Act were also presented as well as public opinions on wolves in general. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Education
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Rhinelander HS DECA students to compete in California
Rhinelander High School will send seven DECA members to Anaheim, California Tuesday, April 25 for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). DECA is a marketing and business organization at the high school that focuses on career and leadership development, according to a district press release.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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McTeacher night
Crescent Elementary School staff participated in McTeacher Night at McDonald's Tuesday. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of its sales during the hours the teachers were serving to the school's Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) budget.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Local students participate in Concert Festival
Students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Concert Music Festival hosted at Three Lakes High School on Thursday, May 11. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, each school's concert ensemble groups will perform before a panel of adjudicators while students from other schools listen in as part of their own learning experience, according to a press release announcing the event.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Nicolet apprentices awarded Great Lakes scholarships
Two students in Nicolet College Apprenticeship programs recently each received $1,000 Tools of the Trade scholarships from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Prom court 2017
Pictured is the 2017 Rhinelander High School prom court: Megan Jones, Cara Dreifuerst, Maddie Meyer, Alayna Franson, Carly Seidl, and Molly Wagler. Missing is Kayla Fritz. Back row: Grant Gilbert, Jared Fabich, Owen White, Markus Johnson, Alec Kurtz, Jack Kovack and Colton Krueger.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Pelican students enjoy Career Week
Pelican second-grade students got a taste of the various careers available to them during Career Week (March 27-31). Parent volunteers from each of the second- grade classrooms spoke to students about the skills, and tools involved in their jobs and the reasons why they do the job they do.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Rhinelander High School students compete at HOSA state competition
The School District of Rhinelander sent a number of students to the state HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) competition this week, where over 1,100 students from all over the state competed in a variety of medical-based events.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
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