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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Rebecca scored 34 points, including a pair of late free throws when the Hodags needed them most, as Rhinelander knocked off GNC co-leader Medford 41-38 at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium. A night earlier the Hodags dispatched last place Tomahawk 70-30 on the road.


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Hartman: County open records provision not legal
Based on open records complaints received from The Lakeland Times, Oneida County sheriff Grady Hartman said this week he agrees with the newspaper that a provision of the county code requiring records custodians to seek corporation counsel review of records requests is illegal.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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News
OC corrections officer resigns in wake of arrest
According to a press release issued by sheriff's captain Terri Hook Thursday evening, Jacob Petitt has resigned his position as a corrections officer with the Oneida County sheriff's office.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Aspirus, Ascension health systems ink deal
Aspirus Health and the Ascension Medical Group announced in a press release Tuesday an agreement has been signed to transfer from Ascension to Aspirus ownership of seven hospitals, 21 physician clinics and air and ground medical transport services in north and central Wisconsin.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Council tables operating agreement after OCHS objects to changes
The Rhinelander Common Council on Monday tabled a proposed operating agreement with the Oneida County Humane Society (OCHS) after two OCHS board members and the director of the local humane society facility raised concerns.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Acting on its own, forestry department banned contractor for life
When the Oneida County forestry committee took action in December 2020 to ban contractor Bob Rynders from doing any work on county forest property, the action was not only extraordinary but taken without giving Rynders any notice the committee would be discussing such a ban. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Brookings: U.S. population growth in the doldrums
U.S. population growth was almost nonexistent over the past decade, new Census Bureau statistics show. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 15, 2021
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In first year, Hagedorn voted with liberals more than with Rebecca Bradley
Conservatives seem astonished state Supreme Court justice Brian Hagedorn has bailed on them in a string of high-profile high court decisions, the latest being his dismissal of President Donald Trump's challenge to Wisconsin's election results without even hearing the case, but what is most surprising is his votes shouldn't be all that surprising. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Lake Tomahawk has a new fire chief
The town of Lake Tomahawk has a new fire chief.

Mike Carlin, a 7-year veteran of the department, took over as chief on Jan. 1.

He succeeds Doug Rehm, the town's fire chief for the past 17 years, who will continue with the department in a different capacity. (subscriber access)


Friday, January 15, 2021
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Community
ADRC accepting applications for citizen member vacancy
The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Oneida County Committee is accepting applications from interested Oneida County residents for one citizen member vacancy. The ADRC Committee is appointed by the Oneida County Board of Supervisors and is the policy-making body for the ADRC of Oneida County, according to a press release announcing the vacancy.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Rhinelander Lions Club serves 500 meals during annual Community Christmas Dinner
In a year where many community celebrations were kept to a minimum, the annual Rhinelander Lions Club Community Christmas Dinner hosted on Christmas Day at GFA Catering proved successful, even with some COVID-related alterations. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 8, 2021
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Rhinelander Family Video store closing
Family Video is closing its 315 S. Courtney St. location.

Friday, January 8, 2021
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RCF looks back on 2020, ahead to 2021
The Rhinelander Community Foundation (RCF) submitted this "year in review" summarizing the group's activities in 2020.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Rondele Ranch donates $11,000 to Rhinelander Salvation Army
At a time when many in our community are facing financial difficulties as the result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a number of local organizations and individuals have stepped up to help their neighbors in need. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Update on FoodShare renewals and six-month reports
In a continued effort to help protect the health and safety of members during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will be postponing FoodShare renewals and eliminating FoodShare six-month reports that were due in December 2020, January 2021, and February 2021.

Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Nicolet College presidential transition feedback requested
Members of the general public are invited to provide input on the selection of the next president of Nicolet College, the school's board of trustees announced in a press release.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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Opinions
Polio and COVID: History and comparison
There are some of us who can recall the infantile paralysis, also known as polio, of the 1900s into the 1950s.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Reader wants to know if Walker and Moore support democracy
After trying to read five impossibly long editorials on the 2020 Wisconsin Presidential election posted 12/31, 12/24, 12/22 and 12/18 by Richard Moore and Gregg Walker, I feel a briefer summary might be useful to readers.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Reader responds to Bob Dylan editorial
I read your Bob Dylan editorial on 12/18. I followed Dylan for years, starting in 1964.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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County treasurer issues tax bill reminder
Oneida County taxpayers should have received their 2020 tax bills. If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact the County or your local Treasurer. Oneida County Treasurer's office can be reached at (715) 369-6137.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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There's nothing conservative about Trump and Tiffany
"We are rounding the turn (on coronavirus). We are rounding the corner."

Donald Trump Oct 22, 2020.


Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Public urged to provide input on library plans
Dear members of the Rhinelander Library District (that's all of us!):

As a member of the Building Committee, I want to augment the article regarding the library expansion that appeared in the Dec. 22 edition of the River News.


Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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The Administrative Man
There's a lot of talk about state Supreme Court justice Brian Hagedorn these days, so much so that he has had to hold interviews to explain his inexplicable votes in 2020, in which he hunkered down with the court's die-hard liberals, giving the left a de facto majority on the court. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Sports
RHS swimmers down Lakeland, finish undefeated in GNC
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team put a bow on a perfect 8-0 season in Great Northern Conference dual meet competition Tuesday night, winning six of 11 events in a 104-59 victory over Lakeland in Minocqua.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Hodags explode for seven goals in second period, rout Antigo 10-2
Joe Schneider had a six-point night, Harlan Wojtusik chipped in five points and the Hodags blasted Antigo 10-2 in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Hodag Nordic takes 3rd at Lakeland Invite
After a few false starts and postponements, the Rhinelander High School Nordic ski team was finally able to take part in its first competition of the 2020-21 season on Tuesday.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Edge loses two following COVID break
Games Monday and Tuesday night ended up in the loss column for the Rhinelander/Antigo/Lakeland girls' hockey co-op, but the Northern Edge was simply glad to get back on the ice. The Edge lost a pair of home games, 6-0 Monday in Rhinelander to Northland Pines and 9-1 Tuesday in Minocqua to Hayward.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Hodag hockey's GNC hopes take a blow with 5-2 loss to Lakeland
The Rhinelander High School boys' hockey team began Thursday night looking to keep pace in the Great Northern Conference race. Instead, the Hodags now find themselves with a tough road to hoe as they look up to the GNC front runners.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Hodag wrestlers split GNC matches, retain Handrick Hammer
The Rhinelander High School wrestling team won its first match of the season Thursday night, and it was the one that meant the most to the team. The Hodags reeled off five straight bout wins down the stretch to defeat Lakeland 36-27 in the third edition of the Handrick Hammer dual in Minocqua.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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RHS swim routs Medford, now 7-0 in GNC
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team took one more step toward its third consecutive undefeated season within the Great Northern Conference Thursday night. The Hodags won all 11 events and cruised to a 135-28 victory at Medford.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Outdoors
County Land and Water Conservation Committeediscusses wake boat concerns
Traffic on many Northwoods lakes was quite heavy this past summer, with the pandemic prompting people to get outside and enjoy the outdoors with their families. Increased boat traffic often leads to an increase in discord among user groups. Recently, wake boats have been a source of controversy. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For Oneida, Price and Vilas counties virtual public meeting Jan. 12
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Oneida, Price and Vilas counties.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Oneida County Deer Advisory Committee sets three-year objective for deer herd
The Oneida Deer Advisory Committee (CDAC) met last week to set the objective for the deer herd for the next three years. This objective can be to maintain, increase or decrease the deer population within the county. The recommendation will be forwarded on to the Natural Resources Board and eventually to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 24, 2020
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Public hearing on Crescent lake district scheduled
The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Committee has been hearing about plans regarding the possible formation of a lake district for Crescent Lake, west of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 18, 2020
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Nicolet College set to launch outdoor adventure winter classes
An abundance of fresh air and quality outdoor experiences await individuals interested in taking part in any of the numerous offerings in Nicolet College's upcoming Outdoor Adventure winter program.

Friday, December 18, 2020
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Lake Where You Live
How vulnerable is your lake to invasion by an unwanted species - plant or animal? One measure of that is whether your lake association has a good program of inspecting boats at the landing and educating boaters about the problem of aquatic hitchhikers.

Friday, December 18, 2020
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The Lake Where You Live
How are the ice conditions on your lake? Here on Birch Lake, the weather gods have conspired to create a huge window to the world underwater.

Friday, December 11, 2020
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Education
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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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA to hold Trick or Can food drive
The Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Club is participating in a statewide community service project, Trick or Can. Members will be dropping off bags for community donations and flyers about the event this week and will be back around to pick up the non-perishable food items on Oct. 25.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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RHS building trades class seeks partner for next project
Rhinelander High School is seeking an individual, family or other group that will contract with the school to have a 10 x 16 utility shed constructed by the high school building trades program during the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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