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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Participants from this past weekend's 36th Annual Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA head south on U.S. Highway 51 Sunday morning. The weekend drew tens of thousands of visitors to several sites in Tomahawk and Oneida County. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


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Father arrested in toddler's death
A Newbold man whose wife is facing a first-degree reckless homicide charge in connection with the death of his 20-month-old son last April has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally neglecting a child and physical abuse/failure to prevent bodily harm to a child in connection with the child's death.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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News
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City Council agrees to help fund new holiday lights
Residents can expect downtown Rhinelander to sport a new look this holiday season as the City Council voted unanimously Sept. 11 to take a portion of the downtown streetscape budget earmarked for bike racks, trash receptacles and benches and use it to pay half of the cost of new holiday decorations for downtown streetlight poles. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Trump to consider reductions in J1 visa program
The Trump administration is considering implementing a reduction or elimination of visas for United States cultural work and exchange programs, specifically for five of the employment-based cultural exchange visas in the J1 visa program, the Wall Street Journal has reported. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Transparency Budget Act gains steam
Late-night and last-minute budget proposals receiving no public notice and no debate - often dealing with major policies - have long been a staple of the state's joint finance committee, but, if one lawmaker has his way, those days will soon be over. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Convicted sex offender to be released in Rhinelander
A 29-year-old former Rhinelander man who was sentenced to prison for the third-degree sexual assault of a then 15-year-old girl in 2011 is due to be released from prison on extended supervision Tuesday, according to a press release from the Rhinelander Police Department.

Monday, September 18, 2017
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One killed in Lincoln County crash (Updated)
A 57-year-old Wausau woman was killed Friday afternoon when her vehicle was struck by a pickup truck operated by an Irma teenager.

According to the Lincoln County sheriff's office, a call came in at approximately 3:14 p.m. Friday reporting a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road Q and Joe Snow Road in the town of Scott.


Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Two injured, one arrested in Bradley bike crash
Two men were injured Saturday in a motorcycle crash in the town of Bradley and one of them was arrested for operating while intoxicated (4th offense).

According to the Lincoln County sheriff's office, a call came in at approximately 12:52 a.m. Saturday reporting a two-motocycle crash at County Road L at Theisen Road in the town of Bradley.


Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Welcenbach seeks to amend federal lawsuit
Following the announcement Monday that the Oneida County Law Enforcement Grievance Committee had heeded the wishes of sheriff Grady Hartman and fired Sara Welcenbach for conduct unbecoming an officer and general ineffiency, the former Oneida County detective sergeant quickly filed a motion to amend her federal lawsuit against both Hartman and the county. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Community
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'God's work. Our hands.'
Members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rhinelander spent a portion of a recent weekend helping to build a wheelchair ramp for a community member.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Three Lakes Genealogical Society open house on Sept. 23
The Three Lakes Genealogical Society will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Edward U. Demmer Library in Three Lakes.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Crawdad winners
The town of Pelican Community Club held its annual picnic Aug. 20. The winners of the famous crawdad races were, from left to right, Lily Weyker (third place), Erica Guysick (first place), and Morgan Melton (second place).

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Dementia seminar Sept. 21 at Bell Tower
A one-day seminar, "Navigating through the Journey of Dementia with Amanda Bulgarelli" will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bell Tower Residence Assisted Living, 1500 O'Day Street in Merrill.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Memory Café features Wisconsin birds on Sept. 21
John Randolph, a member of the North Lakeland Discovery Center Bird Center, will present pictures of many Wisconsin birds including beautiful wood warblers and other birds that nest in the Northwoods on their way to Canada at the next Memory Café meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Peace Lutheran Church on Old 51 in Arbor Vitae.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Door County mystery author Patricia Skalka visits the Northwoods
The Rhinelander District Library has built a reputation as a creative hotspot, with regularly scheduled programming designed to expand the mind and give insights into the heads of some of the many authors, artists and scholars who live in the area, the state, and beyond. Sept. 11 was no different as author of the "Dave Cubiak Mystery Series" Patricia Skalka visited the library to speak on topics such as the writing process, what it takes to get a book published in this day and age and what emotional outlets her books provide.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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LEAN offers new grants in Vilas and Oneida counties
Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity and Nutrition) is a chronic disease prevention and management coalition dedicated to improving the health of residents in Oneida and Vilas counties through physical activity and nutrition.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Opinions
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Reader: McCabe has something better to offer Wisconsin
To the Editor:

As a sportsman and patriot, I support the Second Amendment and responsibly exercise my right.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Reader: Lyin' Tom's at it again
To the Editor:

At 9 a.m. on the 7th of September, a hearing was held in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on the proposal to repeal the "prove it first" Sulfide Mining Moratorium law.


Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Hoffmann offers more information on utility reconnection request
To the Editor:

I am Dennis Hoffmann, subject of your River News front page article in your Saturday Sept. 2, 2017 edition. Thank you for documenting my struggles and frustration in dealing with the city of Rhinelander bureaucracy. Please allow me to respond to and comment on your article to further explain and more thoroughly express my views on the main issues.


Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Jurors serve justice - justice serves us all
To the Editor: 

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has designated September as Juror Appreciation Month.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Reader: Tiffany is no friend of the Northwoods
To the Editor:

Political mischief is afoot in Wisconsin, especially in the person of state senator Tom Tiffany. Nicknamed Toxic Tom, Tiffany's raked in over a million dollars, 70 percent from out-of-state donors (wisdc.org).
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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The lessons of Harvey
To the Editor:

Having had one of the wettest years on record in the Northwoods has inspired more than just sympathy for the tragedy that Hurricane Harvey has caused in the Gulf Coast region, it has given me pause to think about it's relationship to global warming.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Trump makes the right move on Dreamers
President Donald Trump pulled the plug this week on the so-called Dreamers' program that gave deportation relief to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, ending the amnesty order created by President Obama.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Sports
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BREAKING: Byrka resigns as RHS girls' swim coach
Lindsay Byrka is out as the head girls' swim coach at Rhinelander High School, effectively immediately, resigning after talks with the School District of Rhinelander regarding her contract reached an impasse Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Sept. 19
Volleyball: Rhinelander 3, Northland Pines 2

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Hodag swimmers win Chi-Hi Sprints
A modified format played into the Rhinelander High School girls' swim team's hands Saturday as it won the 10-team Chippewa Falls Sprints at Chippewa Falls High School.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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RHS soccer unbeaten at Everest Invite
WESTON - Though the Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team has been out of the Wisconsin Valley Conference for eight years, the Hodags proved over the weekend they can still compete with some of the Valley's better teams.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Hodag harriers drop time at Smiley
WAUSAU - The Rhinelander High School cross country team found itself toward the back of the pack Saturday in the Bill Smiley Invitational at Tribute Golf Course.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Hodag tennis beats Medford 6-1
The Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team nearly pulled off the perfect outcome Friday as it tries to position itself for an eighth straight Great Northern Conference championship.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Hodag volleyball goes 0-2 at GNCs
MOSINEE - Familiar struggles continued to plague the Rhinelander High School volleyball team Saturday in the first Great Northern Conference tournament of the season.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Outdoors
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River Series anglers take on Minocqua Chain for series championship
The Minocqua chain has built a reputation over the last few years for being a bass nursery. Anglers have waded through dozens of small fish for every tournament keeper they have been able to bring to the scales. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Online tools show hunters where baiting and feeding is banned
Before taking part in upcoming hunting seasons or placing feed for wildlife, hunters and wildlife watchers should be sure to check which counties currently prohibit wildlife baiting and feeding activities.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Fish like a girl
I came in to the office recently to discover a book on my desk called "Heaven on the Headwaters." A quick glance through the book told me it was something I needed to read. I love the history of the Northwoods, and with several historical photos jumping from nearly each page of the book as I flipped through it, I knew how I would be spending my evening. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Deer advisory committees talk boundaries, objectives
Over the last two weeks, each county deer advisory committee (CDAC) in the state has met to discuss deer management units (DMUs) and deer population objectives for their respective counties. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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NHAL amendment proposal looking for public feedback
The master plan currently used for the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest (NHAL) was developed in 2005.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Fish like a girl
The Central Wisconsin River Series anglers will take to the Minocqua chain this weekend for the championship tournament. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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The Lake Where You Live
Your lake association, lake district or friends group helps take care of your lake. But who watches the bigger picture - the policies that determine what people can do on their properties and frontage, and the information that helps lake residents make good decisions? (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Central Intermediate School seeks mentors for students
Central Intermediate School is looking for mentors from the community to work one-on-one with students.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for summer semester
Numerous students from the Rhinelander area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the summer semester of 2017. To qualify, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale. Students, by community, include:

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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RHS wins award for behavior
Rhinelander High School has been successfully building a school-wide framework aimed at closing achievement gaps and increasing the number of students who graduate from high school ready for college or for a career. National research shows that full implementation of this type of framework leads to improved student outcomes.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Nicolet Promise tuition assistance available to eligible recent high school graduates
Nicolet College is now accepting applications for its popular Nicolet Promise program and looking to build on the success of the program's first two years, which saw 57 recent high school graduates from the area enroll at Nicolet tuition-free.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Nicolet College Foundation accepting online scholarship applications
Students planning on attending Nicolet College in the spring semester of 2018 can now apply for scholarships from the Nicolet College Foundation to help cover the cost of tuition and books.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Nicolet College selects Zach Farris as 2017-18 student ambassador
Citing his passion for education and strong desire to help others, Nicolet College has selected Zach Farris as the Student Ambassador for 2017-18.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
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Stuff the Bus
Community members filled a school bus with school supplies Tuesday as part of the second annual Stuff the Bus event, sponsored by the Northwoods United Way.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
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