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Saturday, January 21, 2017
Northland Pines' Hadley Kruse answered the bell, hitting a go-ahead 3 with 1:36 remaining as the Eagles downed Rhinelander 58-54.


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Public safety committee meets with Hartman, Melms to discuss law enforcement oversight, open records issues
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Seeking more information about how internal disciplinary matters are handled at the Oneida County sheriff's office, the county's public safety committee had a wide-ranging discussion Thursday with sheriff Grady Hartman and civil service commission chairman Tim Melms on the subject of oversight over law enforcement personnel. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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News
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Oneida County officials, private parties accused of racketeering
In a massive lawsuit that has a little of everything - allegations of racketeering, official misconduct, fugitive flight, forgery, harassment, civil-rights violations, and even religious persecution - a former Harshaw resident is taking aim at current and former officials of the Oneida County sheriff's office, as well as county corporation counsel Brian Desmond and various private parties. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Newbold town board adds ATV/UTV referendum question to April ballot
The Newbold town board will pose the following question to residents on the April 4 ballot: "Should the Town of Newbold allow ATV/UTV traffic on town roads?" (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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At hearing, DeVos stands up for school choice
What with the Obama administration accusing the Russians of trying to steal the presidential election for Donald Trump, and Obama sending American troops to the Russian border in Poland, it is no surprise that some of Trump's cabinet picks for the domestic side of policy have not received a lot of attention. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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RASTA makes improvements to local ski trails
The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association (RASTA) continues to work with the Oneida County Forestry, Lands and Outdoor Recreation Department to make major ski trail improvements. Cross country skiers can look forward to increased skiing opportunities, as well as, improved skiing conditions this winter, according to a RASTA press release.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Oneida County approves $50,000 advance for transit commission
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors has approved an advance of $50,000 for the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission to offer relief in times of delayed assistance from federal or state sources. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Officers came to citizens' aid during snowstorm
The Jan. 10 snowstorm that dumped several inches of snow in the Rhinelander area created havoc for local motorists, many of whom ended up with their vehicles stuck in the ditch, but police officers and Good Samaritans came to the rescue. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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One killed in Highway 51 crash
One person was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 51 and County Highway H near Eagle River.

According to the Vilas County sheriff's office and the state patrol, the crash was reported at approximately 3:33 p.m. Tuesday via a 9-1-1 call.


Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Community
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Senator Tiffany, Representatives Felzkowski (Czaja), Swearingen, and Mursau announce joint listening sessions
State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) will be holding joint listening sessions for constituents Jan. 23, 24, and 25 with state Representatives Mary Felzkowski (Czaja) (R-Irma), Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), and Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz).

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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VA offers new CPAP clinic for veterans with sleep apnea
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich. recently established a new CPAP Clinic to offer veterans who suffer with sleep apnea help in adapting to their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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new confirmands
Six confirmation students from Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rhinelander had the opportunity to lead worship services on Sunday, Jan. 15. Students students did everything from greeting and ushering to the readings. From left, Kathryn Borski, Mariah McCue, Gabby Denis, Jeremiah Bellow, Alex Fortier and Ethan Snyder.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Sue Perry's life of service expands to help those suffering domestic abuse
Sue Perry has devoted her entire adult life to helping others.

For nearly 40 years she worked as a registered nurse, primarily in obstetrics, delivering or caring for an astounding 5,500 babies.

For the past decade she's helped organize annual health care mission trips to Mexico, providing care to more than 4,000 individuals, many of them orphans and those living in abject poverty.


Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Women's March of the Northwoods Jan. 21
A Women's March of the Northwoods will take place in Minocqua from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, to coincide with the Women's March on Washington. All who support women's rights and human rights are welcome to join, organizers said in a press release.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Explore careers in corrections Jan. 24 at Nicolet College
Anyone interested in starting a career in criminal justice is invited to attend the Careers in Corrections open house at Nicolet College from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Birchwoods Center 116.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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CoVantage Cares Foundation provides $76,000 to non-profit groups
The Board of Directors for CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced that checks totaling nearly $76,000 were recently presented to local non-profit groups that serve communities where CoVantage Credit Union has branches.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Opinions
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Inauguration Day
Friday, Donald Trump is being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, and we should take the time to pause and mark it together as fellow citizens of the greatest country on Earth.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Opinion pieces full of contradictions
To the editor: The two opinion pieces in last Thursday's paper are full of contradictions.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Response to Senator Tiffany and Rep. Jarchow
To the editor:

Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Adam Jarchow have sent a commentary to state newspapers claiming to be champions of the public good and labeling those who advocate for the environment as "dogmatic."


Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Good chief, bad policy
We've all seen the routine in movies where there is a friendly cop and a badgering cop, but in Minocqua this routine is called something else. Here, we don't say, 'Good cop, bad cop,' we call it 'good chief, bad policy.'

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Reader disagrees with Tiffany about prevailing wage reform
To the Editor:

Senator Tiffany's e-update arrived on Dec. 23 with the usual pleasantries, announcements and pictures.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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Wisconsin: Forward or backward?
To the editor:

It's a new year - time to evaluate events from the last several years. As I ponder the direction our state is moving, I am disturbed.


Saturday, January 7, 2017
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Natural resources policy needs bold change
Have you ever met someone who wants to destroy air and water? We haven't.
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Saturday, January 7, 2017
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Jan. 20
Boys' basketball: Rhinelander 70, Lakeland 57
Girls' basketball: Lakeland 76, Rhinelander 63
Boys' hockey: Medford 3, Rhinelander
Girls' hockey: Onalaska 7, Rhinelander/Antigo 0


Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Antigo upsets Hodag grapplers 45-29
The Hodags chances for a fourth straight GNC wrestling title suffered a significant blow Thursday night as the team won only four of 13 contested bouts in a 45-29 loss to Antigo at Sheldon Fieldhouse.



Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Swimming: Lakeland downs short-handed RHS 106-59
A condensed schedule and a lack of depth are beginning to wear on the Hodags, who fell to Great Northern Conference-leading Lakeland 106-59 Thursday at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Fortner's hat trick leads Kingsford past Hodags 4-1
The Rhinelander High School boys' hockey team's losing streak increased to five games Thursday night as Daunte Fortner recorded a hat trick and the Flivvers beat the Hodags 4-1 in Kingsford, Mich.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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RSC hosts Freezin' Season Invite
Three long-standing Rhinelander Swim Club records fell last Saturday as the club hosted its annual Freezin' Season Invitational at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Middle school skiers compete at Snekkevik
Twenty-one members of the Rhinelander middle school Nordic ski team took part in the Snekkevik Races Saturday, Jan. 14 in Rib Mountain.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Photos: JV hoops at Antigo
The Rhinelander High School junior varsity and JV2 boys' basketball teams took on Antigo Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Sheldon Fieldhouse in Antigo.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Outdoors
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Ag tags spark heated debate in Stella
In recent weeks, outcry from neighbors over a deer hunt involving crop damage tags has brought to light what many are calling a conflict of interest. The debate was sparked when a DNR employee was seen hunting on farmland in the town of Stella using crop damage tags issued by the department on land owned by another DNR employee. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Fish like a girl
In 2010, the Department of Natural Resources put together a 15-year CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) Response Plan outlining how the agency would handle CWD in the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Organizers excited by turnout at inaugural Arctic Warrior Race
The inaugural Arctic Warrior Race took place Jan. 14 on Little St. Germain Lake, headquartered out of the Black Bear Lodge. The event consisted of an 8K snowshoe race, a 1K Little Warrior race and an 8K obstacle course race. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Free lottery helps landowners learn about their property
Would you like to know more about the plants and animals that call your property home?

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Stella Fire Department to hold predator hunt Jan. 27
The Town of Stella Fire Department will hold a Predator Hunt Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The lake where you live
I've never understood why or how climate change became a partisan issue - left versus right. After all, whether climate is changing is a matter of science, of data, not political persuasion. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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4-H members learning about winter bird project session
The Oneida County 4-H program is sponsoring an experiential learning session on Saturday Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon focused on winter birds in Wisconsin. This session is open to youth in Kindergarten through second grade, which is considered 4-H Cloverbud age, according to a 4-H press release. Kathy Winkler, a certified long-time experienced 4-H project leader and retired teacher will lead the youth through activities related to learning about bird characteristics, drawing winter birds, and bird feeders.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Education
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School board approves funding for 2017 summer school programs
Summer is still several months away, however School District of Rhinelander officials are already planning this year's summer school programming.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Rhinelander High School teacher named Global Educator of the Year
Linda Goldsworthy of Three Lakes, a social studies teacher at Rhinelander High School, is the recipient of the second annual Global Educator of the Year Award.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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It is never too late to thank a veteran
Students in Mrs. Belanger's Pelican Kindergarten class, as well as Mrs. Rogers' third-grade class, have made flags for veterans going on the Honor Flight.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Crescent gives back
Crescent Elementary School students and families have been busy collecting pop tops.

Recently, they brought all the boxes filled with pop tops to Oak Leaf Recycling and were told they had collected 150 pounds of aluminum. A check was made out for $37.50 to The Ronald McDonald House in Marshfield as a donation on behalf of Crescent Elementary School. The Ronald McDonald House is a place where families can stay when their child is at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Pictured with the check is Benjamin Olson, a third-grader at Crescent. Ben was born prematurely and spent time in the NICU at St. Joseph's and his family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House until Ben was able to come home. To donate, drop off pop tops at the Crescent front office.


Saturday, January 14, 2017
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JWMS student honored by Wisconsin Outdoor News magazine
James Williams Middle School seventh-grader Bella Newlin was recently honored by the Wisconsin Outdoor News magazine's annual Youth Writing Contest.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Mindfulness in our schools
Mother Teresa once said, "Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more." This a true example of mindful thinking and the peaceful way she lived her life.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Central Holiday concert
While the weather and Rhinelander roads were frightful Tuesday afternoon, the sounds in the Rhinelander High School auditorium were delightful as fifth-grade Central Elementary School students performed their holiday concert. Songs included "Deck the Halls," "Old Fashioned Holiday" and others. Students played "Ukrainian Bell Carol" and "Fantasy on an Old French Carol" on recorders, and several students had instrumental and vocal solos. The concert was postponed due to the pertussis outbreak that closed Rhinelander schools for 17 days.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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