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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Jacob DeMeyer and Tyler Blomdahl hit home runs in the sixth inning to break open what was a pitchers' duel up until that point and the Rebels knocked off Merrill Post 46 10-3 at Stafford Field in Day 2 of the tournament.


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BCPL seeks to buy nearly 1,000 acres in Oneida County
The staff of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands will seek approval Tuesday to purchase nearly a thousand acres of land in Oneida County from American Timberland.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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News
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Newbold drafts ordinance to accommodate ATV guidelines
Since April, when the Newbold Town Board voted against a proposal seeking to open all town roads to ATV traffic, many advocates of the cause have expressed their disapproval. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Man suspected of setting vehicle on fire apprehended
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has in custody a man suspected of setting a vehicle on fire Thursday.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Missing woman found early Friday morning in Vilas County
Authorities in Vilas County used a drone to help find a woman who had been reported missing Thursday evening.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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June traffic crashes claim 59 lives in Wisconsin
Preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) shows that 59 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes last month - three more compared to June of last year and five above the five-year average for the month of June. The safest month of June occurred in 2015 with 44 fatalities, and the deadliest June was in 1956 with 115 fatalities, according to a Department of Transportation press release.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Lawmakers launch DOT reform effort
Republican lawmakers unleashed an effort earlier this month to reform the way the state Department of Transportation does business, circulating a package of bills they say would fundamentally alter the way the DOT delivers, finances, and administers state highway projects. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Political Digest
Wisconsin among nine states with computer science standards

With the adoption of standards for computer science, Wisconsin is one of nine states to have established academic standards for the subject area, according to the state Department of Public Instruction, and, as part of the ongoing standards review and revision process, public comment is now open on new draft standards in music, science, and information and technology literacy. (subscriber access)


Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Lakeland Times sues DOJ over redacted records
The Lakeland Times has filed an open-records complaint against the Wisconsin Department of Justice after the law enforcement agency redacted the names of employees and law enforcement officers disciplined for various infractions.(subscriber access)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Community
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Public turns out for annual MASH Blood Drive
The Community Blood Center's eighth annual Hodag MASH Blood Drive had a steady flow of donors Wednesday at Pioneer Park. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Homeless count to take place in Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas counties
On the evening of July 26, 2017 into the morning hours of July 27, 2017 the Northern Wisconsin Initiative to Stop Homelessness (N*WISH) Continuum of Care will be joining homeless coalitions (or Continuums) around the state in completing a local count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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NATH donation
Several youth from the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Faith Explorers (Sunday School) group presented a check to the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH) last month. The youth put their own money into an offering each week before Faith Explorers and at the end of the year the youth decided where the money should go to. A total of $111 was raised. Presenting the check to Tammy Dye with NATH are some of the Faith Explorer students, from left, Josh Willoughby, Johanna Dellenbach, Isaiah Willoughby, Natalie Dellenbach and Haven Willoughby.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Health department warns public about heat exhaustion
Officials at the Oneida County Health Department wants to remind people that summer heat waves have been the biggest weather-related killers in Wisconsin for the past 50 years, far exceeding tornadoes, severe storms and floods combined. Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Hospital auxiliaries to host 'Spotlight on Fashion'
The auxiliaries of Eagle River Memorial Hospital and Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff have joined forces to produce their second annual fashion show, "Spotlight on Fashion."

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Children's vision problems can hinder success in school
Studies have consistently shown that vision and eye health have a direct impact on a child's ability to learn, as 80 percent of a child's early learning comes from vision. As the 2017-2018 school year approaches, parents are encouraged to take their children to a doctor of optometry for a comprehensive vision and eye health exam.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Area studios to participate in 2017 Northwoods Art Tour
A number of local artists will display their work as part of the 18th annual Northwoods Art Tour July 28-30.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Opinions
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The time to act on health care is now
There is apparently only one thing that is worse than having Democrats in complete control of the federal government, and that is having Republicans in control of it.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Democrats and Republicans must unite
To the editor:

Democrats are united in their belief that health care is a basic human right. Americans should not die because they can't afford insurance.


Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Reader responds to letter about Dems bad month
To the Editor:

A recent letter by Mr. Gullan listed a litany of points he apparently believes show that the Democrats are having a bad month.

If you check his claims you find:


Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Reader shares experience with Habitat for Humanity
To the Editor:

It happened at a time in my life when I was searching for a positive and rewarding hobby to fill a creative void.


Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Readers salute Fourth of July parade organizers
To the editor:

Thank you to Dale Schlieve and the volunteers that helped organize a fantastic Fourth of July parade. Also, thanks to the sponsors, the participants and the spectators. It was another great Rhinelander event.


Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Time to deep-six misinformation about Carlin Club
There's always two sides to every issue, at least, and a contested attempt by Carlin Club LLC to pump water out of its well adjacent to Carlin Lake is no different, with a lawsuit set to be heard in November.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Letter writer frustrated by DNR red tape
To the editor:

Tony Chambers' letter on the red tape and layers of bureaucracy within the DNR is spot on. Like Tony was with bobcat, I was getting impatient on otter. The state knew they had issues and those issues were negatively impacting the resource.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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Sports
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Rhinelander Prep wins Babe Ruth Tournament title
The Hodags scored five runs in the top of the second inning to take control and defeated Eagle River 16-1 Thursday in Merrill for the Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League tournament championship.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Comeback bid falls short for Laser Pros in Babe Ruth semis
Lakeland held on for a 5-3 win Wednesday in Tomahawk, bringing the season to an end for the Laser Pros.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Slumping Snowhawks drop third straight game
On Monday, Lake Tomahawk lost, again, falling to WPS Local 420, 23-16. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Local bowlers fare well in Badger State Games
A number of area bowlers competed in the Badger State Games held last month at Coral Lanes in Rothschild.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Photos: Rhinelander ABC promotes upcoming scramble
The Rhinelander Athletic Booster Club recently thanked the title sponsors for its upcoming golf scramble Saturday, Aug. 5 at Rhinelander Country Club.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Legion regional recap
Day 1: Shawano 10, Rhinelander 7
Day 2: Rhinelander 10, Merrill 3
Day 3: Rhinelander 15, Minocqua 1
Day 3: Rhinelander 5, Shawano 1
Day 4: Rhinelander vs. TBD, 8 p.m.


Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Hodag BMX Club on display during doubleheader weekend
The Hodag BMX Club and track have come a long way over the last decade or so and will put its progress on full display this Friday and Saturday when it hosts its biggest race weekend of the year. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Outdoors
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Anglers take on Lake Tomahawk for Northern Lakes Bassmasters Open
Saturday marked the 13th annual Northern Lakes Bassmasters Lake Tomahawk Open. While the sun was shining, making it a warm day on the water, the wind was also blowing, making certain places, especially on Lake Tomahawk itself, difficult to fish. Anglers had the ability to fish the entire Minocqua Chain, however. This meant many anglers made the run up to lakes Minocqua and Kawageusaga in search of some good largemouth. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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What's growing in the garden?
The community garden experienced a slow start with some plants due to the large amount of rain the area received early this year, but things are starting to look up. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Dropping a line
With typical July weather settling into the Northwoods, area residents have been looking for ways to escape the heat and humidity, with fishing from the dock at Pelican Rapids Boat Landing being one option this man chose.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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The lake where you live
The impact of landscape position

Just across the road from Birch Lake where I live lies Sand Lake, less than one quarter the size of Birch at 40 acres, much clearer and, unlike Birch, free of autumn algae blooms. (subscriber access)


Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Lions donate to Let's Go Fishing
The Rhinelander Lions presented Let's Go Fishing with a check for $500 this week as a donation. The Lions Club will be featured on the side of the Let's Go Fishing pontoon boat on Boom Lake. Pictured are Rod Ankrom of Let's Go Fishing, Let's Go Fishing Hodag Chapter president Mark Schroeder and Lions member Dick Garrow.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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'Doing the Right Thing' workshop covers surface water issues
The "Doing the Right Thing for our Lakes and Rivers" workshop, hosted last month by the Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association (VCLRA) and the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association (OCLRA), drew attendees from several counties. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Fish like a girl
Anyone who has read my column with regularity (thank you to both of you) knows I love to fish, and that love of fishing was fostered very early on. My dad took me hunting and fishing quite a bit when I was young. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
New trustee joins the Nicolet College Board, two others reappointed
The Nicolet College Board welcomed one new trustee and reappointed two others during the board's recent annual organizational meeting.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Nicolet College announces Spring 2017 graduates
Numerous students from the Rhinelander area graduated from Nicolet College this spring. Students, by community, along with the credential(s) earned include:

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for spring semester
Numerous students from the Rhinelander area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the spring semester of 2017. To qualify, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale. Students, by community, include:

Thursday, July 13, 2017
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District releases middle school honor roll
Second semester Honor Level of Excellence for James Williams Middle School

Monday, July 3, 2017
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Making the grade:  RHS honor roll students announced
The following students were named to the Rhinelander High School honor roll during the 2016-17 term.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Nicolet Quick Start features one-stop enrollment
Anyone looking to attend Nicolet College's fall semester can fast-track the enrollment process with one stop at the college's Quick Start event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, in the Red Oak Center on the Nicolet Campus.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Evening, weekend Jail Academy classes start July 18 at Nicolet College; registration deadline July 5
Nicolet College will offer a part-time Jail Academy starting July 18 for individuals seeking the training for a career in corrections.

Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays for 10 weeks on the Nicolet Campus.


Thursday, June 15, 2017
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