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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Thanks to a couple of changes, the Rhinelander High School boys' hockey teams has more opportunities to get on the ice this summer than ever before. (subscriber access)


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City to gather resident input on parks
The city of Rhinelander will not resolve the lingering question of whether to add a second softball field to Pioneer Park until after it gathers input from city residents via a survey to be mailed out this month.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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News
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Man dies after falling into water while fishing (Updated)
An elderly man died Sunday evening after falling into the Rice Reservoir while fishing near the Bradley Dam in the township of Bradley, the Lincoln County sheriff's office reports.

According to the sheriff's office, a call came in at approximately 5:02 p.m. Sunday reporting a male party had been pulled from the water near the Bradley Dam and CPR was in progress.


Monday, June 27, 2016
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School board to hold retreat to study facilities needs
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education has formally rejected a proposal to create an ad hoc committee to study facility needs in the district, opting instead to bring building and district administrators together at a board retreat to gather information and discuss future classroom and grade configuration. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Standoff suspect's bond reduced
A 60-year-old Tripoli man accused of holding several law enforcement agencies at bay by threatening to blow up a residence on Clifford Road in the town of Lynne April 19 had his cash bond reduced and will be allowed to have contact with his wife following a bail hearing June 15. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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cyclist cited after crash
A 29-year-old Tomahawk man escaped injury late Monday afternoon when the motorcycle he was operating left U.S. Highway 8 at County Road N as an Oneida County sheriff's deputy was initiating a traffic stop. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Tiffany, Jarchow explain Homeowners' Bill of Rights
Northwoods Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) are launching a comprehensive initiative of property-rights' goals they call the Homeowners' Bill of Rights, which, among other things, would reform eminent domain laws, control property taxes, and guarantee property owners the right to fly an American flag. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Assembly candidate aims to renew voter faith in politics
Matt Michalsen, a 34th Assembly candidate, hosted a meet-and-greet fundraiser Friday, June 17 at Rocky Reef Brewing Co. in Woodruff. Michalsen met with constituents and explained his reasons and goals in running for assembly. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Beware of phone, internet scams
In recent months, word has spread among local businesses, banks and residents of an increase in phone and internet scams. However, the Minocqua Police Department, unfortunately, claims that reports of scams are a perpetual occurrence. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Community
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Rhinelander Lions Club announces 2016 Kiddie Parade
Those who want to participate in the Rhinelander Lions Club's annual Fourth of July Kiddie Parade should gather at the Oneida County Courthouse, starting 9 a.m., July 4. The Kiddie Parade will begin 10 a.m., ending at the Rhinelander City Hall.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Rhinelander business and community leaders to go 'behind bars' at MDA Lock-Up event
Business and community leaders from the Rhinelander area are being "locked up" at Rhinelander Café & Pub, located on 33 N. Brown St, Rhinelander, June 28 while they raise money for "bail" to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Brett and Frisk in concert on the Riverwalk Wednesday
One of the most popular musical acts in the Northwoods, Brett and Frisk, will perform as part of the Riverwalk Concert Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the bandshell near Trig's in downtown Rhinelander.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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American Red Cross honors local volunteers
The American Red Cross Chapter of North Central Wisconsin recently honored its volunteers. Every day, local volunteers are working often behind-the-scenes to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Moving music
Award-winning Green Bay children's musician Randy Peterson got youngsters moving with a variety of songs from "Reading Rockstar" and "You're in Trouble" Tuesday afternoon at the Rhinelander District Library. He added a dash of literature with "The Farmer and the Queen" from "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and taught the children to say hello in various languages.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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factivist of the year
The Rhinelander FACTivist of the Year award has been presented to Anna Joerns for her involvement and leadership in the Fact Movement, a youth-led movement designed to spread the truth about tobacco.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Stay 'warm for winter' on a summer Sunday
The Warm for Winter free clothing pantry usually held during the winter months will be open on a summer Sunday.

"Please come to Friendly Village, 900 Boyce Drive, Rhinelander, between 5 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 26," organizers said in a press release.


Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Opinions
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Baking globalism into the political doughnut
Once upon a political time, the world was really a kind of fairy tale, so simple and predictable, like getting up in the morning and brushing your teeth.

Or eating doughnuts. In the good old days, you were either a yeast doughnut fan or a cake doughnut fan, and that was that.


Saturday, June 25, 2016
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'Pinocchio Tom' strikes again
In front of (local TV) cameras, Tom Tiffany became Chicken Little with a Pinocchio nose when he attacked local lake associations with "Lake Associations infringement on private property" as an example of the need for his Homeowners Bill of Rights.
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Saturday, June 25, 2016
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What is the main purpose of our city parks?
I've reviewed the many activities listed for city parks throughout the state and they include playgrounds, picnic areas, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball fields and skating rinks.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Sheriff Hartman gets it wrong again
Oneida County sheriff Grady Hartman just never learns, that's what we learned this past week after attending the county's public safety committee meeting.

Even after losing a case in which he attempted to keep allegations of rape within his department sealed, even after he took bad advice to keep those records salted away, even after he squandered thousands of taxpayer dollars in a case that should never have been brought - even after all that, the sheriff hasn't learned a thing.


Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Time now to deal with radical Islamic terrorism
A terrorist has inflicted another horrible tragedy on the United States and its citizens, and, as usual, there's one more casualty than the number reported by the mainstream media.

That would be truth itself, which lies mortally wounded in the hail of proclamations fired off by the media, by liberal and Democratic politicians, and especially by President Barack Obama.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Our unelected parallel government
As we report in today's edition, a U.S. Senate panel held a hearing last week on the multiplying costs of unfunded federal mandates hoisted upon state and local governments by an array of federal agencies, such as the EPA.

Those costs are dramatic, and they undermine the ability of states to fund their own initiatives. That threatens their means to self-govern, and it erodes the states' legitimacy as anything other than a subservient arm of the federal government.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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Living on the Funny Cide of Life
Some years ago, I wrote about the great Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner who still holds the records for the fastest times in all three Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 11, 2016
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Sports
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Photos: Packers Tailgate Tour
The Green Bay Packers' annual Tailgate Tour wrapped up Tuesday with a couple of stops in central Wisconsin.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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WIAA mandates baseball pitch counts,
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control reviewed and approved committee recommendations for winter sports and a baseball pitch count restriction Thursday at its June meeting.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Rebels fend off Chequamegon rally, win 5-4
The Rebels led by as many as four runs and held off a late rally to defeat Chequamegon 5-4 in a Great Northern Legion Conference contest in Park Falls.



Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Babe Ruth Roundup
Rhinelander Gray faced its closest pursuer in the Northwoods Babe Ruth Senior League, Tomahawk, for the second time in five days Wednesday and padded its lead in the league standings.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Snowhawks take season opener 25-7
Snowshoe baseball is back with a bang. The Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks commenced their 55th season of the summertime staple Monday night. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 24, 2016
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Babe Ruth roundup
Facing a two-run deficit in the sixth inning Rhinelander White rallied to defeat Merrill Gray 6-5 Monday in a battle for first place in the Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League at Stafford Field.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
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RHS alumni baseball game set for July 2
The Hodag Diamond Club is sponsoring the RHS Baseball Alumni Game Saturday, July 2 at Stafford Field.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Outdoors
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Minocqua Chain proves tough for NABC anglers
The Cabela's North American Bass Circuit (NABC) started their season out on a fickle Minocqua Chain last weekend. They were greeted by a hazy and humid morning, and the conditions proved difficult for most for the day. The field eased off at 7 a.m. to what many could describe only as "a grinder" of a day. For many, the fish were in no mood to eat and a variety of tactics were needed to boat a limit of fish. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Invasive Species I.D. Day offers residents a chance to learn what is in their yard
Last Wednesday, invasive species specialists from Oneida County Land and Water Conservation hosted an Invasive Species I.D. Day. This is the second year that area land owners could bring suspected invasive species in to the county to have them identified at an event like this. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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NPHS fishing team headed to nationals
The Northland Pines High School Bass Fishing Team of Harmon Marien and Michael John competed in their first state tournament on the Holcombe Flowage on June 11 and 12. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Fish like a girl: SAF High School State Championship anglers do well on Minocqua chain
After a tough North American Bass Circuit tournament on Saturday, where teams ground it out to catch a limit, I was left hoping the high school anglers who were fishing in the Student Angler Federation (SAF) State Championship on Sunday would catch at least a few. Not only did they catch fish, but the winning weight was higher than the adults' tournament the previous day. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Lake where you live: With a 'broken wing'
We're privileged here on Birch Lake to have had, for the past three years, a nesting pair of hooded mergansers. I saw both in spring, the male with its showy crest, black with large white patches, the female with a much more understated ruddy crest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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DNR opens public comment period on scope of strategic analysis for wild rice management
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input as the agency begins a strategic analysis for wild rice management.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. Spring Classic up from last year
According to Bill Jacobs, president of the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc., the Spring Classic this year was up over 25 percent from last year. He attributed the increase to a stronger economy as well as more angler interest in the tournament. Several of the anglers commented on how well run the tournament was, which adds to the attraction of any event such as this one. One hundred thirty-one teams participated in the event with top prize being $12,400. Big fish for Day 1 was $1,250 and for Day 2 the prize was $1,260. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 18, 2016
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
New members join Nicolet College Foundation board of directors
The Nicolet College Foundation recently added three new members to its board of directors.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Nicolet College to launch evening welding classes this fall
Nicolet College welding classes will be offered evenings starting this fall for individuals looking to enter or move up in the field but were unable to take daytime classes due to other obligations.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Callaghan competes at National History Day Competition
Northland Pines High School student Annalise Callaghan recently advanced to a national competition in Washington D.C., this year's National History Day (NHD) Compet-ition. The 2016 theme was "Explora-tion, Encounter, Exchange."

Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Middle school students to focus on building STEM skills at Nicolet robotics camp
Creative and high-tech engineering will take center stage at the upcoming robotics camp at Nicolet College.

Open to students entering seventh- or eighth- grade in the fal, participants will expand their talents in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as they build a sophisticated robot, the college said in a press release.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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Rhinelander student attends semester school
Ashley Pierson of Rhinelander recently completed the spring semester of her sophomore year of high school at Coastal Studies for Girls in Freeport, Maine.

Coastal Studies for Girls is a Semester School for 10th-grade girls. The school features rigorous academic courses and an integrated marine science and leadership curriculum based on fieldwork and experiential place-based learning, the school said in a press release.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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Rhinelander High School students attend business program
Over 100 Wisconsin students will participate in this year's Business World program at St. Norbert College in De Pere June 19 - 22.

In its 35 years as a WMC Foundation initiative, Business World has educated more than 14,000 students from across the state, according to a press release announcing this year's session.


Saturday, June 18, 2016
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Nicolet Quick Start June 21 features one-stop enrollment for fall semester
Anyone looking to attend Nicolet College Fall Semester can fast-track the enrollment process with one stop at the college's Quick Start event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, in the University Transfer Center on the Nicolet Campus, the school said in a press release.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
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