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Monday, May 16, 2022
The City of Rhinelander and the Rhinelander Community Foundation held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to kick off construction of a multi-use stage at Hodag Park. (subscriber access)


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School committee approves language for November referendum
The School District of Rhinelander's operations and strategic planning committee has approved a referendum question to be posed to district voters in November. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 13, 2022
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News
Council signals approval of Trig's annexation request
The Rhinelander City Council expressed support Monday for the annexation of three Town of Pelican parcels along Old 8 Road into the city limits, per a request made by T.A. Solberg Co. Inc. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Assistant fire chief position posted internally
The City of Rhinelander is officially seeking candidates for the assistant fire chief position. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Wisconsin freight rail restarted
The Fox Valley & Lake Superior Rail System (FOXY) has restarted the railroad they bought from the Canadian National Railway (CN) in March of 2021. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Wausau man sentenced to 28 days in jail for incident involving 14-year-old
A 25-year-old Wausau man was sentenced last week to 28 days conditional jail time after pleading no contest to "underage sexual activity."

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Former publisher remembered for dedication to community
A born salesman and proud Hodag, Jay Anderle Sr. left an indelible mark on his hometown, both as publisher of the Rhinelander Daily News in the early 2000s and through his tireless civic engagement for many years afterward. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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Forestry committee approves permanent pier for Townline Lake
A permanent pier will be placed at Townline Lake off of County Highway K in Rhinelander following action by the Oneida County forestry, land and recreation committee last Wednesday. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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Hodag Park stage groundbreaking set for May 11
Improvements to Rhinelander's Hodag Park are set to begin, starting with the addition of a multi-use stage. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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Community
Chamber announces Hodag Heritage Festival schedule of events
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the schedule for the upcoming Hodag Heritage Festival to be held May 16-21.

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Local mystery writer to discuss new book
Local mystery writer Victoria Houston will discuss her new book, "Wolf Hollow" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at the Nicolet College Theatre.

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Ruby's Pantry donation increasing
Effective May 1, the cash donation at Ruby's Pantry in Rhinelander will increase from $22 to $25. Due to the rapidly rising costs involved in transporting the food, a price increase became necessary, pantry organizers said in a press release. To help the registration process to flow more quickly, guests are encouraged to bring exact change.

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Nicolet receives $1 million in grants
In keeping with its commitment to continually improve higher education in the Northwoods, Nicolet College recently applied for and received nearly $1 million in grants from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) to advance instruction and services in numerous academic areas.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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City announces yard waste cleanup schedule
It's time for spring cleaning and the City of Rhinelander can help get rid of your brush and yard waste.

Friday, May 6, 2022
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New rankings show healthiest and least healthy counties in Wisconsin
Oneida County ranks 25th out of Wisconsin's 72 counties regarding overall health outcomes, according to new County Health Rankings data from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Friday, May 6, 2022
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Oneida County to lift seasonal road limits on May 9
Oneida County Highway Department announces that seasonal weight restrictions will be lifted on Monday, May 9 at noon for most Oneida County Trunk Highways.

Friday, May 6, 2022
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Opinions
Tony Evers: The gas tax man and his gas tax scam
One would think, if one were a sensible person, that in a time of economic pain, our political leaders would be searching for ways to ease that pain.

Friday, May 6, 2022
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The value - and urgency - of voting in America
Most Americans are spectators in today's most critical struggle for democratic values - being battled at every hour of every day in Ukraine. But in another vital struggle for democracy, a third of Americans are spectators.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
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End the Gableman/Vos fishing expedition
To the Editor:

The end of April. That's when the Gableman/Vos investigation into stealing votes in Wisconsin was to end. Now, apparently after Vos was publicly threatened by Trump, the saga continues.


Tuesday, May 3, 2022
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Holewinski must prove his leadership
The loud political cheer everyone heard in Oneida County this month was for the overwhelming election of supervisor Scott Holewinski as county board chairman.

As with others, we offer our congratulations.
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Friday, April 29, 2022
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Thanks for a successful tax season
To the Editor:

I would like to thank all the volunteers, sites, and site personnel that helped make this tax season a success.


Friday, April 29, 2022
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The perils of rogue power
Everywhere these days there are attempts to carry out rogue power, from the top to the bottom, people attempting to kill democracy in the name of democracy.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
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The disappearing work ethic
I was having a conversation recently with a crop farmer who remarked that she was enjoying the calm before the storm.

It was early April and in just a few days she and her husband would be busy with fieldwork and planting at least through July, she said. It's just the way it is when you have to battle Mother Nature to earn a living. 


Tuesday, April 26, 2022
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Sports
RHS sports recap: Saturday, May 14
Girls' soccer: Holmen 4, Rhinelander 0

Sunday, May 15, 2022
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RHS sports recap: Friday, May 13
Baseball: Rhinelander 10, Northland Pines 5
Girls' soccer: Onalaska 1, Rhinelander 0
Boys' tennis: Rhinelander 6, Medford 1
Golf: Rhinelander 5th/7, GNC Meet No. 5


Saturday, May 14, 2022
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RHS sports recap: Thursday, May 12
Girls' soccer: Rhinelander 13, Antigo 1
Track: Hodag Invite, ccd.
Golf: GNC Meet No. 5, ccd.


Friday, May 13, 2022
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Hodag tennis beats Antigo, pushes GNC lead to 30 points
The Hodags put more distance between themselves and the rest of the GNC Tuesday, rallying for a pair of three-set wins in singles play to defeat Antigo 6-1 at the RHS tennis courts.



Friday, May 13, 2022
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Gechas shoots 76, Hodags 3rd again at home
Rhinelander fared well again Tuesday on its home course, shooting 341 and scoring yet another third-place finish in the fourth leg of the Great Northern Conference tournament at Northwood Golf Club.

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Track: Hodag boys bounce back, win Hatchet Invite
The Hodag boys won six events and defeated Northland Pines by 14 points to win the Hatchet Invite in Tomahawk.

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Hodags baseball bounces back vs. Pines
The Rhinelander High School baseball team bounced back from a doubleheader loss to Medford on Saturday and took care of the upstart Northland Pines Eagles 8-3 Tuesday afternoon in Eagle River.

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Outdoors
Opening fishing weekend brought mixed results
Winter seemed to linger longer than normal this year, with many anglers wondering whether their favorite fishing lake would even be free of ice by opening weekend. Rain and warmer temps did finally arrive, though, and many lakes were fishable by opening weekend. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 13, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
Mergansers are among the first ducks to make the migration back to our lakes in spring. There are common mergansers, the males with greenhead and red-orange bill, and the females with the showy cinnamon-colored head and crest. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 13, 2022
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'Fight the Bite' this tick season
Tick season is here and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) are reminding the public to Fight the Bite by protecting themselves from bites that may lead to Lyme disease or other illnesses spread by ticks.

Friday, May 13, 2022
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Anglers eager for open water as fishing season arrives
The fishing season opener is this weekend, with many anglers anxious to get out and try their luck on some open water. As of this writing, things are looking good for open water come opening day. Most of the smaller lakes, those 200-300 acres are opening up and even Lake Minocqua looks as if it is ready to break up and allow for some angling action this weekend. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 6, 2022
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Fish Like a Girl: What does 'farming the woods' mean?
I have recently become interested in topics such as permaculture, homesteading and self-sufficiency. I suppose a lot of people have an eye on that after seeing how easily our supply chains were disrupted during the pandemic and how long it is still taking them to heal. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 6, 2022
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WHIP annual meeting held in Tomahawk
The Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP) is one of 14 Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) in Wisconsin. The partnership focuses on fighting terrestrial invasive species in Vilas, Oneida and Lincoln counties. With Lincoln County being the most recent addition, the annual meeting was held in Tomahawk, at the Town of Bradley Town Hall, for the first time last week. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 6, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live: The Wait
Twice since we have lived on Birch Lake full-time, the winter has dragged on and the ice has persisted up to, or beyond, the opening day of fishing. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 6, 2022
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Education
Rhinelander students raising money to buy water filters for Africa
Third graders in the School District of Rhinelander are working to better the world by starting a war - a penny war!

Friday, May 6, 2022
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Students of the Month
Rhinelander High School honored its students and staff of the month of April during a recent presentation in the RHS Library.

Friday, May 6, 2022
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RHS students have epic learning experience in Spain
Rhinelander High School students Noelle St. Pierre, Laela Sizemore and Aubrey Younker recently enjoyed an epic learning opportunity - a visit to Spain from March 11-18.

Friday, April 29, 2022
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Nicolet's Digital Marketing certificate designed to meet needs of businesses
Nicolet College has launched a new Digital Marketing certificate that's a desirable credential by itself and also serves as a potent value-added skill set for just about anyone currently working in a business setting. That's according to Nicolet College Dean of Business and Entrepreneurship Ellen Mathein.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
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Rhinelander Partners in Education surprises Golden Apple Award nominees
On Thursday, April 14, Rhinelander Partners in Education surprised the 45 local educators who have been nominated for this year's Golden Apple Awards.

Educators were nominated by students, parents, coworkers and community members for high levels of professionalism and innovation in education, according to a PIE press release.


Friday, April 22, 2022
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Nicolet celebrates achievements during National Community College Month
Nicolet College has joined the 1,100 other community colleges across the country to celebrate April as National Community College Month, highlighting the vital role these institutions play in advancing personal growth and building stronger communities.

Friday, April 22, 2022
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Central Elementary Wax Museum
On April 6, fifth-grade students at Central Elementary School participated in a Wax Museum as the finale of their Leaders of Social Change ELA Module.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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