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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Mother Nature dominated the Rhinelander Post 7 Rebel Invite over the weekend. The homesteading Rebels simply weathered the storm better than their competition.


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Chamber executive committee appoints new director
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce has a new leader.

Just three days after the previous director announced her resignation, the chamber's executive committee announced Tuesday morning it has promoted Lauren Sackett from event and program coordinator to executive director.

Sackett is the latest to hold a position that has seen considerable turnover over the last few years. She will be the chamber's third executive director in less than three years and sixth since 2011.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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News
DOT presents construction options for Rhinelander roundabout
The Department of Transportation presented proposals to Oneida County supervisors Thursday for traffic routing options during the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 47 in Rhinelander. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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State replies to father's motion to dismiss toddler death case
More than a year after the death of 20-month-old Avery Edwards, criminal charges against his father and stepmother remain unresolved as attorneys continue to trade written arguments as to how state statutes governing child abuse and neglect should be applied to the case. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Meier announces candidacy for 34th Assembly District
Chris Meier of Eagle River has announced his candidacy for State Representative in the 34th Assembly District, which includes portions of Vilas, Oneida, Florence, and Forest counties. The contest will be decided by voters in the No. 6, 2018 general election. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Oneida panel: Limit CAFOs to general use, manufacturing districts
Oneida County is working toward an ordinance to regulate large confined animal feedlot operations, or CAFOs, and as it does so the immediate question is where to allow them, and what the courts will accept. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Police continue to investigate reported assault of elderly woman (UPDATE 5 p.m. Monday, June 18)
The Oneida County sheriff's office is investigating a reported physical and sexual assault of an elderly woman in the town of Pelican.

According to chief deputy Dan Hess, the sheriff's office received a call June 10 reporting a male subject had entered a residence in the town of Pelican and physically and sexually assaulted the elderly female occupant.


Monday, June 18, 2018
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Steffen resigns as chamber director
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce is in need of a new leader.

Maggie Steffen, the chamber's executive director since Jan. 2, 2017, resigned June 11, according to a notice posted on her personal Facebook page Saturday.


Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Complaint details disturbance in Marshfield Clinic exam room
According to criminal complaints filed Wednesday afternoon charging an Eagle River couple with threatening a Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center health care provider with a hatchet and holding her against her will in an exam room, the couple's goal was to "smash" the health care worker's feet and hands "to show what pain is like." (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Community
Quilt raffle to benefit Class of '78 scholarship fund
A Hodag quilt will be raffled off next month to raise money for the Rhinelander High School Class of 1978 scholarship fund. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Music, juggling, bubbles and more: Library planning summer programs for kids
Award-winning Green Bay children's musician Randy Peterson will put on a high-energy children's musical program from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Monday, June 18 in the Rhinelander District Library meeting room. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Marshfield Clinic to host open house at Rhinelander center
Marshfield Clinic will host a free open house Tuesday, June 26 at the new primary care center in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Ascension Medical Group to host free allergy and sinus programs
Summer in Wisconsin is long-awaited and beautiful, but not always for those who suffer from allergies. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Prepare for summer boating by installing a marine carbon monoxide detector
The Oneida County Health Department wants to remind residents and visitors to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Concerts on the Riverwalk to resume June 20
Live music at the bandshell near the Riverwalk Centre is set to begin June 20 when the Rhinelander Area Community Band takes the stage at 7 p.m. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Build a picnic at the Hodag Farmers' Market
Saturdays have become busy days this time of year. Just last week there were three other events happening in downtown Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Opinions
Staying true to the true purpose of zoning
The zoning committees of various counties these days are involved in multiple hot-button issues, from confined agricultural feedstock operations, or CAFOs, to sulfide mining to - yes, still and forever - shoreland zoning.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Now is the time to stand up and be counted
To the Editor:

Our full county board will likely act on zoning rules regulating sulfide mining on June 19. (subscriber access)


Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Reader defines 'overburden'
To the Editor:

On June 6, 2018, I attended an Oneida County Planning and Development meeting at the Rhinelander High School. (subscriber access)


Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Reader questions health care billing practices
To the Editor:

I'm writing in out of concern about the billing from an area clinic.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Reader questions empty buses
To the Editor:

Recently I met three big buses on a one-mile stretch of Hwy. K. Upon turning onto Hwy. 47 I saw a fourth big bus turn onto Hwy. K and I couldn't see more than a few kids on each bus.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Reader shares Washington quote on profanity
To the Editor:

Back on Aug. 3, 1770, General George Washington wrote words on cursing in the Orderly Book of the Army.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
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No social license for sulfide mining
To the Editor:

Tom Tiffany, state Senator from Hazelhurst, decided last year to turn the Northwoods over to mining interests instead of protecting the already established tourism industry.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Sports
Young golfers learn about the game at camp
When presented with an unexpected challenge, golfers sometimes have to find a way to get creative to achieve their desired results. Some youngsters just learning what it's like to hit the links learned that lesson on Friday when Mother Nature intervened.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Photos: 7-on-7 football
The 2018 Northwoods Summer Passing League kicked off at River Valley Bank Field in Minocqua Thursday, June 14. The five-week league features four area high school, including Rhinelander, participating in 7-on-7 football.



Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Photos: Babe Ruth doubleheader


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Rhinelander ABC golf scramble to be held Aug. 4
The 37th annual Rhinelander Athletic Booster Club (ABC) golf scramble, co-sponsored by Rhinelander GM Auto Center and Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic, will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 at Rhinelander Country Club.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Franson, Sturzl take home top honors at girls' soccer banquet
Alayna Franson was recognized as the team's player of the year and offensive MVP while Anna Sturzl won the team's dedication award during a banquet Thursday at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom.



Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Photos: Summer Hoops
The Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team played Merrill Tuesday, June 12 as part of the UW-Marathon County Summer Basketball League in Wausau.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Local Special Olympians compete at state
Two groups of Rhinelander athletes competed in the Wisconsin Special Olympics Summer Games held June 6-8 in Stevens Point.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Outdoors
NWC releases rehabbed animals back to the wild
Recently Northwoods Wildlife Center released two more animals back to their natural environments. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin raffle tickets on sale now
The Musky Clubs Alliance is once again holding its annual raffle. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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United Steel Workers Local 15 donates to Let's Go Fishing
The United Steel Workers Local 15 from Expera recently donated $500 to Let's Go Fishing's Hodag Chapter. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Harshaw Sports Club nationally sanctioned shoot a success
The Harshaw Sports Club hosted the first nationally sanctioned youth clays tournament in northern Wisconsin last month. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
Last weekend I had the opportunity to fish Lake Winneconne for the first time. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Family Fishing Fun Day


Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Walleyes for Tomorrow banquet set for June 14
This year's Walleyes for Tomorrow banquet will be held Thursday, June 14 at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Education
Class of 2018 receives $352,200 in scholarships
The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with Rhinelander High School, hosted the annual Rhinelander Community Scholarship Awards May 20 in the John & Dori Brown Performing Arts Center at RHS. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Look how far we've come: RHS graduates visit their former elementary schools as district begins new tradition
The School District of Rhinelander started a new tradition this spring. On the day of graduation practice, members of the Class of 2018 took some time to walk the walls of their former schools dressed in their caps and gowns. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Strike a pose
The fifth-grade students at Central Intermediate School participated in a Living History Museum Wednesday. Students researched influential individuals and displayed the results of their research in written form and by posing as a wax figure of their chosen person. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Nicolet College offering flexible business management program
Like many working parents with young children, Pam Albrecht's life is a seemingly continuous swirl of activity. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 7, 2018
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Nicolet welding grad Alex Novak completes college before high school
Alex Novak graduated from college before he even finished high school. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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Rhinelander FICB team makes Final Four at state competition
Rhinelander High School qualified two teams to participate in the 2018 Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl (FICB) statewide finals in Milwaukee on May 23. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Crescent and Pelican first graders meet their pen pals
While they attend different schools for now, Pelican and Crescent Elementary School students will eventually come together when they reach the higher grades. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 2, 2018
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