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Saturday, November 28, 2020
The Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team was back on the court for practice Monday in preparation for the upcoming season. The simple fact that the team was on the court was music to head coach Derek Lemmens' ears.


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Rhinelander receives over $178K in 4th PRAT distribution of the year
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced many area businesses to shut down last spring, it was assumed that the local tourism industry would take a hit along with the rest of the economy. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 27, 2020
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News
Board of Trustees eyes expansion of library building
The Rhinelander District Library Board of Trustees is moving forward with a plan to expand the physical dimensions of the library proper. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Council approves utility rate increases
City of Rhinelander utility customers can expect to fork over a few more dollars following Common Council action Nov. 9 to increase storm water and sewer rates. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Stevens Point man bound over in fatal OWI accident
A 36-year-old Stevens Point man facing felony charges in connection with a fatal traffic accident in Minocqua last summer was bound over for further proceedings following a preliminary hearing Nov. 13 in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Super rich find a home in the party that hates millionaires and billionaires
Over the past several decades, it has become a rallying cry for the Democratic Party: Make the millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 27, 2020
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2020 election results underscore nation's ongoing political realignment
With the process of certifying the results of the 2020 election underway, America remains just as divided as it was before election day, with voting patterns continuing to show a fundamental shift in political allegiances that gives neither major party a real advantage going forward. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 27, 2020
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WILL sues Dane County, city of Madison over ban on private gatherings
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) has filed an original action with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, asking the court to halt the recent ban on all private gatherings in homes and on all indoor sports activities by the health departments of Dane County and the city of Madison.

Thursday, November 26, 2020
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County defendants seek summary judgment in excessive force case
Oneida County, the town of Minocqua and two local police officers have asked a federal judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a Rhinelander man who died 11 days after officers arrested him outside his home following a misunderstanding involving a 911 call. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Community
Rhinelander Rotary Club announces onlinecentennial celebration sale
Rhinelander Rotary is holding an online fundraiser in celebration of its 100th anniversary as a club.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Blanket Drive announced
A Blanket Drive will be held by RE/MAX Property Bros. broker associate Mary Thompson through Nov. 30 to support the emergency shelter site Frederick Place in Rhinelander.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Rhinelander Revisited: Athletics shape Hodag identity
The Home of the Hodags is blessed with a stunning array of lakes, trails and parks which allow locals and tourists to enjoy a wide range of sports and outdoor activities. Historically, many locals have demonstrated athletic excellence and their efforts have strengthened the various recreation programs we enjoy to this day. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Ascension at Home offering free virtual grief support this holiday season
To help those grieving the loss of a loved one this holiday season, Ascension at Home - Woodruff is offering a free virtual presentation, "Handling the Holidays While Grieving," on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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The gift that keeps on giving: Kindness for Kids celebrating 26 years in Rhinelander community
The magic of the holidays truly comes alive when children gleefully open their gifts on Christmas morning; it is this holiday cheer one local organization strives to keep intact regardless of a family's financial means. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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The season of giving: Toys For Tots collects gifts for area youth in need
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program is collecting toys and monetary donations this holiday season in an effort to distribute gifts to local children in need. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Rhinelander Salvation Army bell ringing season to kick off Friday
The Salvation Army bell ringing season will start on Nov. 20 at Trig's and Walmart in Rhinelander, 2020 Red Kettle Coordinator Tom Jerow announced in a press release, and more ringers are needed.

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Opinions
The unholiest of all alliances
For years now, we have written about the perils of a global alliance between multinational corporations and internationalist movements of the left - a collection of socialists, environmentalists, developing country bureaucrats in the United Nations, and others.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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'In memory of Major Shari Hoyt'
To the Editor:

When St. Joseph's was sold, I was helping when pews were being removed, and saw a brass plate on the end of one of the pews which read: "In Memory of Major Shari Hoyt."


Thursday, November 26, 2020
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Tony Evers' best executive order yet
This past week, Gov. Tony Evers weighed in with a new executive order dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, and, we have to say, we like this order best of all.

What's not to like, for in his order, Evers ordered ... well, he ordered nothing at all.


Friday, November 20, 2020
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So much for openness and transparency
To the Editor:

If my memory serves me right, the current mayor and city council rode the horse of openness and transparency, to power. The old council was accused of being too secretive and of doing its business behind closed doors and at inconvenient times.


Friday, November 20, 2020
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Feeling like a million dollars
There's probably a lot of joy this week around the Oneida County Courthouse.

We can just see the buoyant bureaucrats now: Happy people, dancing and whistling and singing, "Boy, I feel like a million dollars!"


Friday, November 13, 2020
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DOC should be more open about COVID-19
In late October, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections finally disclosed the number of COVID-19 deaths among people incarcerated in state prisons. That's good news. But it's troubling that this disclosure, which revealed that at least five state inmates have died, came only after months of delaying, obfuscating and covering up.

Friday, November 13, 2020
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Home-based care is more important than ever
November is National Home Care and Hospice Month and National Hospice and Palliative Care Month - two observances increasingly important to our health care systems that care for our aging American population.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Sports
Team preview: Northern Edge girls' hockey
While most of last year's Northern Edge girls' hockey squad has returned for the 2020-21 campaign, with only 17 games currently on the schedule due to COVID-19 concerns, it will be difficult to match last year's 13-win total.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Team review: RHS boys' soccer
The Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team won only three games in the entire 2019 season. The 2020 Hodags matched that total by the end of the first week of the regular season and did not stop there.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Girls' tennis team conducts virtual banquet
The Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team handed out its postseason awards last week in a virtual banquet.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Team preview: RHS girls' basketball
Rhinelander does return a pair of starters and nine players who saw varsity minutes from a squad that went 19-6 and reached the WIAA sectional semifinals last year, but it's going to take a collective effort to come close to the success the team has had over the past two seasons.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Team review: RHS cross country
A pandemic-shortened 2020 season proved to be as much a test of depth as it was endurance for the Rhinelander High School cross country team.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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RHS volleyball team hands out awards
The Rhinelander High School volleyball team recently handed out its end-of-season awards in a small presentation for players.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Malia Francis named GNC swimmer of the year
Rhinelander High School junior Malia Francis added a postseason accolade Thursday when she was officially named the Great Northern Conference's girls' swimmer of the year.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Outdoors
Opening weekend brought hunters some nice bucks
With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full force, it is no surprise that many people are turning to the outdoors. With the continued uncertainty over when people will be freely gathering together again, returning to the office and returning to school in a more normal way, many more families have taken to the outdoors as an escape from the doldrums. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Podcasts can be a great way to pass some time
I have never been a "talk radio" kind of person. I might have listened to a little NPR here and there when a parent or grandparent happened to have it on, but for me, radio is for music. I enjoy driving down the road "jamming" to my tunes. That being said, it took me a long time to get into podcasts. But now that I have, I totally see what I am missing. My other half has been listening to/watching a podcast called Bass Talk Live for quite a while, and I get into listening to that with him, for obvious reasons (for those who do not know, I am an avid bass fishing tournament angler). I also try to catch Sporting Journal Radio (SJR) whenever I can, which is out of Minnesota.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Deer season outlook promising in Northwoods
Deer season is looking good in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge still on
The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge is\ underway, with youth from across the Northwoods age 10-17 registering their deer for the challenge. Deer must be harvested by youth in Forest, Iron, Lincoln, Oneida, Price or Vilas County. The animal must be harvested from the wild and tagged with a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) carcass tag issued to the entrant. Youth hunters must also be a permanent resident of Iron, Oneida or Vilas County. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Organizers announce cancellation of Tomahawk Venison Feed
Yet another annual event has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce has announced it has canceled its Venison Feed this year, in light of the pandemic. (subscriber access)


Friday, November 13, 2020
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County Deer Advisory Committees have openings for new members
County Deer Advisory Committees (CDACs) have become an integral part of setting deer population objectives for counties in the state, using tools such as antlerless deer quotas to achieve the results deemed best for the county based on information from Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists as well as stakeholders in the groups each committee member represents. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 13, 2020
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DNR asks hunters to help with CWD sampling again this year
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is an always-fatal nervous system disease in cervids such as white-tailed deer. While the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) began monitoring wild deer populations in 1999, the first positives were not found until 2002. More recently, the disease has been found in the Northwoods, with five deer now having tested positive within the current Lincoln/Oneida County surveillance area. The most recent positives came during last year's firearms season, according to DNR wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz. All of those positives, he said, have been in fairly close proximity in southwest Oneida and northwest Lincoln counties. (subscriber access)

Friday, October 2, 2020
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Education
Nicolet expands its Three for Free program, which offers college credits at no cost
In response to financial hardships students are facing due to COVID-19, Nicolet College is expanding its Three for Free program where qualifying students can get three college credits for free.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Nicolet College Virtual Visit event available until Nov. 23
Anyone considering attending Nicolet College is invited to explore the numerous opportunities available to start or advance in their careers during the virtual College Visit event that will run until Nov. 23.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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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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Nicolet College Visit Day Oct. 27
Anyone thinking about attending Nicolet can learn more about the college, its academic programs, and the careers graduates can pursue during College Visit Day, Friday, Oct. 27.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Crescent students visit pumpkin patch
First graders from Crescent Elementary School visited Helene's Hilltop Orchard Oct. 13. At the Merrill orchard, the students were reminded that pumpkins are a sign of the harvest season.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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