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Sunday, August 7, 2022
If not for the helmets, one could have easily confused Tuesday's opening day of Rhinelander High School football practice for the start of track and field practice.


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Paper mill announces plan to reduce its carbon footprint
Ahlstrom-Munksjö, the Finnish company that owns the Rhinelander paper mill, is investing in new technology and converting the existing boilers at its Rhinelander and Mosinee plants to reduce its carbon emissions and landfill waste, the company announced Monday. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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News
Local man killed in garage explosion
The Oneida County sheriff's office has released the name of the 34-year-old Town of Crescent man who was killed Monday evening in a fireworks-related accident. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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In governor's election, a race to the outside
According to polls, the race for the Republican nomination for governor is a dead heat with just a few days to go before the primary, and as the candidates sprint toward the finish line, they are both trying to use the outside lane to win. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Newbold town chairman serving final term
At the end of the July 28 Newbold town board meeting, town chairman Dave Kroll announced the current term he is serving will be his last. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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WILL calls for Legislature to act on open records
After the state Supreme Court recently overturned decades of precedent in open records case law, ruling that a denied records requester must prevail in a court ruling to win any attorneys' fees and court costs, a conservative legal group is calling upon the state Legislature to pass legislation to overturn the court ruling. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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OVTC increases pay for Headwaters split-shift routes in order to secure drivers
The Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission (OVTC) increased hourly wages for drivers on two split-shift routes Northwoods Transit is contracted with Headwaters, Inc. for, in hopes of finding permanent candidates to fill open positions during a driver shortage. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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In U.S. Senate race, Johnson tries to keep the focus on Biden
In a campaign that could be critical to which party controls the U.S. Senate next year, incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is trying to keep voters focused on Joe Biden's policies, particularly the economy and inflation, while his opponents are zeroing in on abortion and, to counter the GOP's inflation narrative, the need for unions and a higher minimum wage. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Lt. Governor's race is a wide open affair
The election for lieutenant governor in Wisconsin is wide open with the departure of the current officeholder, Mandela Barnes, to run for the U.S. Senate, and it features a head-to-head battle in the Democratic contest and a crowded field of hopefuls for the Republican nomination. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Community
Project North accepting applications for vendors
The Project North Eco Village will take place on Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17, outdoors in the heart of downtown Rhinelander, as part of the Project North festival.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition seeks participation in public opinion poll
The Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC), in collaboration with UW-Stout, is completing a public opinion poll throughout the northern region.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Area theater troupe to present 'A Day at the Old Schoolhouse'
Have you ever wondered what rural schools were like in the early 1900s? For starters, you'd have to imagine eight grades of students, sharing one teacher, in only one classroom. On Saturday, Aug. 13, with shows, at 2 and 6 p.m., the Wabeno Area Players will take audiences back in time for a glimpse at the one-room schoolhouse, with an original readers' theater production of, "A Day at the Old School House."

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Auditions for Nicolet Players' 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' Aug. 21 and 22
Roles for comedic singers and spellers are ripe for the taking when the Nicolet Players holds auditions Aug. 21 and 22 for the comedic musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
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Nicolet College info booth coming to community events across the Northwoods
With fall term just around the corner, Nicolet College staff will be visiting communities throughout the Northwoods in the coming weeks to provide information to individuals interested in earning a college education.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
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Graceful Wakes and Hodag Water Shows team up for benefit ski show
Graceful Wakes and members of various water ski teams who have skied at national and world events will be teaming up with members of the Hodag Water Shows to put on a spectacular one-hour show starting at 6 p.m. Friday, July 29.

Friday, July 29, 2022
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Crescent fleshes out AmeriCorps position description
Earlier this month, Crescent town supervisor Kyla Waksmonski announced that the town's application for an AmeriCorps position, which would be funded for just under a year from September 2022 through August 2023, had been approved. The position will be administered through the Marshfield Clinic Health System. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 29, 2022
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Opinions
Primary election endorsements: Jarchow and Tiffany
For attorney general: Adam Jarchow

The Republican primary contest for attorney general features two major candidates who sharply contrast with each other, Fond du Lac district attorney Eric Toney and former lawmaker and attorney Adam Jarchow.


Friday, August 5, 2022
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Reader takes issue with criticism of district attorney
To the Editor:

I take serious issue with the point of your publication's July 22 news article ("Woman alleging sexual assault obtains 10-year order of protection") and its related "Our View" editorial ("The justice system is asking the wrong question in sexual assault cases"): that Oneida County District Attorney Michael Schiek ("District attorney declined to prosecute alleged attacker") is to be criticized for deciding not to bring charges in the case of an alleged criminal sexual assault in a trailer at last year's (2021) Hodag Festival, where the issue seems to have been the question of consent.


Friday, July 29, 2022
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A civics lesson
To the Editor:

Summer is coming to an end. School will start soon. For adults, our first class will be civics, and there will be a quiz - the Wisconsin Aug. 9 primary election.


Friday, July 29, 2022
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The road to freedom from gas prices
To the Editor:

My grandmother raised her children in The Great Depression of the 1930's. She would say: "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without."


Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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Reader agrees with pastors' opinion of Pride Fest
To the Editor:

I am in agreement with the letter from the two Rhinelander pastors regarding Pride Fest. I wish I had been courageous enough to speak out sooner.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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Take the blinders off
Stephen Ayres was drawn to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021 by Donald Trump's outrageously false claims that the presidential election had been stolen.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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The justice system is asking the wrong question in sexual assault cases
Readers should come to their own conclusions about the story we describe in today's edition about an alleged sexual assault at the 2021 Hodag Festival (not this year's festival but last year's), but for us it raises one particularly important question: Just what does it take in this county - and indeed in this country - to actually prosecute an alleged sexual assault?

Friday, July 22, 2022
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Sports
Green & White Day set for Saturday
The Rhinelander High School football team will once again culminate its first week of practice for the upcoming season with its Green & White Day Saturday morning at Mike Webster Stadium.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Rain doesn't damper NWGC Ladies cancer awareness night
Rain and storms were not going to stop the Northwood Golf Club Ladies League on their most important night of the year - especially considering the night held even more significance this year.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Zimmy's All-Stars take down Snowhawks
Zimmy's All-Stars handed the Snowhawks their second loss with a 17-13 win Monday night.



Friday, August 5, 2022
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Photos: Hodag Hoops Camp Winners
Hodag Hoops Camp has announced the winners of tournaments held during the four-day event that took place July 25-28 in the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Hodag Lanes announces league meeting dates
Organizational meetings for bowling leagues at Nick's Hodag Lanes in Rhinelander will take place over the next few weeks, the bowling center announced on Facebook.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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New look ABC scramble set for Friday
This year's edition will take place Friday at Northwood Golf Club in Rhinelander and serves as one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the ABC, which supports Rhinelander High School and area youth sports programs through monetary grants.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
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Hodag Hoops camp draws strong turnout
Last week was dedicated to the future of the Rhinelander High School basketball program as the annual Hodag Hoops Camp took place inside the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
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Outdoors
Fish Like a GIRL
Most do not know, but a near tragedy reared its ugly head on June 20, 2022. My boyfriend Chet had a massive heart attack. I got him to the hospital in Marshfield just before his heart stopped the first time. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Upper Midwest Bass Challenge Series Central Division anglers take on a tough Willow Flowage
The Upper Midwest Bass Challenge Series (UMBCS) Central Division made its third stop of the year July 17 on the Willow Flowage. In all, there were 28 boats in the field, with each boat carrying a team of two anglers. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
As if life weren't difficult enough for loons, they now face a kind of black plague - swarms of black flies that assail them on their nests. Have you seen this phenomenon on your lake? (subscriber access)

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Warm weather may bring about blue green algae blooms
As water temperatures warm with July's warmer air temperatures, many lakes in the Northwoods can become a breeding ground for blue green algae blooms, or Cyanobacteria blooms. Knowing what to look for can go a long way toward keeping people and pets safe from its toxic effects. No matter if blooms are present or not, it does not necessarily mean the water is completely safe. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 15, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
Perhaps 20 years ago while vacationing at Jung's Cottages here on Birch Lake, my wife and I saw a loon on the property, up on land next to the water, looking lethargic.

Friday, July 15, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live: Fast forward
A little over three months ago we were celebrating daylight saving time and the emergence from the tunnel of winter's long nights. A bit more than a month later we were installing our piers and looking out on what seemed an infinity of life on a lake freed from the grip of ice. Just a couple of weeks ago we marked the longest daylight of the year, the June 21 summer solstice. On that day each year I like to be out in a boat, fishing until it's almost too dark to see. The sun sets at 8:44, and there is fishable light until nearly ten o'clock. The irony is that just after the first official day of summer we start the long slide of shortening days toward autumn, and then winter.

Friday, July 8, 2022
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UMBCS teams take on Boom Lake
Last Sunday, the Upper Midwest Bass Challenge Series (UMBCS) was on Boom Lake for their second stop of the year for the Central Division. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2022
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Education
Nicolet offers free services to prepare for college classes
Anyone thinking about starting or returning to college and is looking to brush up on their academic skills before they enroll is invited to contact the Academic Success program at Nicolet College for free services to prepare individuals for college classes.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Rhinelander High School announces honor roll
Below is the honor roll for the second semester of the 2021-22 school year.

Friday, July 15, 2022
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4K Read Across America Challenge
On March 1, 2022, Mrs. Coleman's 4K students and families were challenged to read as many books as they could to create a colorful paper chain.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
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RHS students take part in Trig Star competition
This spring, mathematics students at Rhinelander High School participated in the Trig-Star mathematics exam, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors (NSPS), the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) and the Northern Lakes Chapter (NLC) of the WSLS.

Friday, June 10, 2022
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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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