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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Harlan Wojtusik and Leo Losch scored two goals six seconds apart for Rhinelander, which proved to be the difference in a 5-3 victory over the Jets Saturday at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.


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Sheriff's department ICAC unit works to shield children from online predators
For as much good as the internet has brought modern society - from the rapid dissemination of information to video calls that allow grandparents on one side of the country to see their grandchildren on the other - it is also a tool used by those intent on luring children into dangerous situations. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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News
Airport will have extra flights this summer
The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport commission received word Monday morning that the midday round trip flight to Minneapolis will return this summer, along with a bonus fourth flight on Saturday evenings. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Open government vs. open government
Many people will likely remember (or still indulge in) Mad Magazine's Spy vs. Spy, two almost identical Cold War creatures, except that one was dressed in all white and the other in all black, who spent most of their time trying to outwit the other, usually with absurd consequences. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Woodruff man charged with child sex crime picks up new charges
A 36-year-old Woodruff man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl has picked up two more misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged incident at the Oneida County Jail in December. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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One dead in Arbor Vitae snowmobile accident
A 21-year-old woman was killed early Sunday morning in a snowmobile accident in the town of Arbor Vitae, the Vilas County Sheriff's Department has reported. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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St. Germain board pares down referenda questions for April election
Following a special meeting Wednesday, the St. Germain town board decided to reverse course and pose only two referenda questions to voters this April. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Cabinet secretaries gather for roundtable at Nicolet
Just over 12 hours after Gov. Tony Evers gave his second State of the State address in Madison several of his cabinet members met Thursday morning with regional economic, education, financial and social agency leaders at Nicolet College in Rhinelander to discuss ways to boost the economy of northern Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Sports complex projects sent out for bids
The Hodag Sports Complex cleared another major hurdle Tuesday when the major contracts for its construction, to include an air-supported dome, were sent out for bids. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Community
Ruth Hofstetter turns 100
Ruth Hofstetter of Rhinelander turned 100 on Jan. 18. 2020. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Bell Tower Centenarian
Elaine Hinke, a resident of Bell Tower Residence Assisted Living in Merrill, celebrated her 101st birthday on Jan. 24, 2020. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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'Concert for Recovery' Jan. 25 in Rhinelander
Marshfield Clinic Health System's AmeriCorps Recovery Corps invites the public to a "fun, family-friendly, sober concert" featuring musician Bryce Luebke from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Nicolet College Theater, Lakeside Center, Nicolet College, 5351 College Drive in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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American Cancer Society seeks teams for upcoming Relay For Life of the Northwoods
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is asking community members to be part of the world's largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer by participating in the annual Relay For Life of the Northwoods in Eagle River to be held Saturday, May 16 at the World Snowmobile Derby Complex. (subscriber access )

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Salvation Army's 2019 Red Kettle totals are in
Another Salvation Army bell ringing season has come to an end and, although it had its challenges, organizers are grateful for the community's continuing support. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Seeking strange stories
Certain professions tend to attract offbeat personalities, the square-peg-in-round-hole eccentrics, if you will. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Warm for Winter giveaway Jan. 25
Another Warm for Winter event is set for Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Friendly Village, 900 Boyce Drive in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Opinions
Why do you live up here in the Northwoods?
To the Editor:

Years ago, when I moved up here to retire, my brother said to me, "Janie, people do not move up north to retire, they move down south." (subscriber access)
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Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Our View
For those who wanted Oneida County to borrow up to $2 million from the state Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) to fund some pretty important capital improvement projects, Tuesday was a bitter blow to their big-government dreams.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Our View
It was a sweet and important win for the average person and for accountability when, as we report in today's edition, cable giant CNN agreed last week to settle a defamation suit filed by Kentucky high school student Nick Sandmann, who counterpunched against the network for painting him as a racist. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Reader wants 'a fair election process'
To the Editor:

For some, the prospect of greater democracy is alarming. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Reader supports Zunker for Congress
To the Editor:

I am urging everyone in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional district to support Tricia Zunker for Congress. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Rog shares message with community
To the Editor:

It is bittersweet decision that I have opted not to run for re-election in District 5 in the City of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Our View
Remember the good old days when politicians talked about policy? (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Sports
Lady Hodags steamroll Northland Pines 75-39
Cynthia Beavers led the charge for the RHS girls' basketball team with 23 points, Rebecca Lawrence added 21 and the Hodags blitzed the Eagles 75-39 at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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RHS wrestlers finish sixth at Lumberjack Invite
The Hodags had nine wrestlers place in the top six of their respective weight classes in the 16-team Wausau East Lumberjack Invite Saturday in Wausau, which put the team in sixth place overall.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Nordic skiers rack up Badger State Games medals
A smaller field, a strong ski setup and some fast performances led to a number of medals for the Hodag skiers at Nine Mile Forest in Wausau.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Northern Edge routs Beaver Dam, Badger in invite
The Edge dominated in a pair of games against Beaver Dam and the Badger (Baraboo co-op) Lightning, winning both by 11-1 margins.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Eagles hit 17 3s, stun Rhinelander 74-72 on late bucket
Northland Pines hit 17 3-pointers and got a Ryan Muench putback with 2.5 seconds remaining as the Eagles defeated Rhinelander for the third straight time with a 74-72 decision at the Northland Pines High School Fieldhouse.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Shafer returns for Hodag gymnasts in 8th-place finish at Rice Lake
The Rhinelander High School gymnastics team's score dropped a little bit on Saturday, but the team got a shot in the arm that should help for the remainder of the season.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Community Impact Night Wednesday to benefit Special Olympics
Rhinelander Special Olympics 2-05 invites the community to dine at Pizza Ranch (275 S. Eisenhower Parkway) from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 as part of a Pizza Ranch Community Impact night.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Outdoors
Hodag Sports Club Banquet Feb. 4
The annual Hodag Sports Club Banquet, considered by many to be the social event of the year, is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Quality Inn in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Fish Like A Girl
As I come back to the paper for my first full week, I cannot help but think about how much has changed, but, at the same time, how much has stayed the same.

"Are we there yet?" (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 25, 2020
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DNR wildlife research programs span from beaver to bear
Recently, Department of Natural Resources wildlife research team leader Dave McFarland gave a Science on Tap presentation entitled, "From Beaver to Bear - Wisconsin DNR's Wildlife Research Program in the Northwoods." (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Oneida County sponsoring snowmobile safety course starting Jan. 27
The Oneida County sheriff's office is sponsoring a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources certified snowmobile safety course from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27; Tuesday, Jan. 28; and Thursday, Jan. 30. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Lake Where You Live
In the Jurassic Park movies, scientists brought back dinosaurs from fossilized DNA millions of years old. Gretchen Gerrish does something a little bit similar in her research work. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Fish Like A Girl
Free Fishing Weekend is upon us, and what better time to Fish Like a Girl! Or a guy. Or a German shepard, for that matter. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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NRB hears bear, raccoon rule changes
Last month's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting brought approval of some rule change packages that have been in the works for several months. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Education
80 Trays Around the World:  Rhinelander students explore international cuisine
Students across the School District of Rhinelander enjoyed some unique lunch offerings this week as part of the "80 Trays Around the World" campaign which offers students an opportunity to sample cuisine from around the world. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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JWMS students of the month
James Williams Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for December 2019. Every month staff chose students from every grade level who have demonstrated the ability to follow the school's five core values - respect, kindness, responsibility, effort, and honesty - at an exceptional level. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Pelican fourth-grade students demonstrate math skills, show off art projects during Family Night
Despite wintry weather, Pelican Elementary School fourth-grade families held a Family Night event Jan. 9. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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FBLA/DECA collects 650 pairs of jeans
The Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Jeans for Teens drive has come to an end and over 650 pairs of jeans were collected, the club announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Kiwanis Honors
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander honored two outstanding Rhinelander High School seniors at a recent weekly meeting. Drake Martin participates in football, basketball, and track and field. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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AmeriGas Propane donates $250 to Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Club
AmeriGas Propane recently donated $250 to the FBLA/DECA Club at Rhinelander High School, according to a School District of Rhinelander press release.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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RHS Student Council completes 'Angel Tree' project
The Rhinelander High School Student Council recently took part in an Angel Tree project. Students, staff and community members were encouraged to visit the RHS Activities Office and take an ornament off the Christmas tree located there.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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