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Friday, November 24, 2017
After four years atop the Great Northern Conference, the Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team was knocked off its perch last season and enters the 2017-18 season eager to reclaim its throne. (subscriber access)


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Oneida zoning panel warns condo association to follow CUP
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A dispute between Oneida County and Minocqua Lake Condo over pier configuration, berthing spaces and property encroachment has been resolved with a promise by the condominium association to adhere to its conditional use permit.
Dean Hall/Lakeland Times

A dispute between Oneida County and Minocqua Lake Condo over pier configuration, berthing spaces and property encroachment has been resolved with a promise by the condominium association to adhere to its conditional use permit.
A dispute between Oneida County and Minocqua Lake Condo over pier configuration, berthing spaces, and property encroachment has been resolved with a promise by the condominium association to adhere to its conditional use permit. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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News
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Woodruff woman found dead in UP
A 65-year-old Woodruff woman has been found dead in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Gogebic County officials report.

According to a press release issued by under sheriff Ross C. Solberg, Gogebic officials received a call at approximately 7:26 a.m. Wednesday requesting their help in locating a 65-year-old female from Woodruff.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Hartman seeks solution to salary discrepancy
During a meeting Nov. 16, the Oneida County Public Safety Committee was presented with issues pertaining to staffing in the county police service by sheriff Grady Hartman. Specifically, some employees are making more than other officers on the job. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Police department issues winter parking reminder
The Rhinelander Police Department is reminding city residents of the winter parking regulations which will go into effect on Dec. 1.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Peoples State Bank helps Military Support Group send care packages to troops deployed overseas
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Peoples State Bank has completed a collection drive for the Military Support Group, a local organization that ships packages to U.S. troops serving overseas. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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It's a wonderful Thanksgiving: Rouman Cinema employees deliver holiday meals
Rouman Cinema is continuing its Thanksgiving tradition of helping those in need.

Employees, family and friends of Rouman Cinema personally delivered Thanksgiving meal baskets to 69 families in Rhinelander and throughout Oneida County on Sunday, Nov. 19.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Cost of Thanksgiving dinner less than $5 a person
You can be thankful for an affordable dinner this Thanksgiving, according to Wisconsin Farm Bureau's annual informal survey.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Standoff suspect makes first court appearance
A 21-year-old Rhinelander man is facing one felony charge and five misdemeanors following an extended standoff with law enforcement Thursday in the town of Crescent. (UPDATED)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
CoVantage Cares Foundation announces 'Giving Tuesday' campaign
CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced it will kick off a two-week fund-raising campaign beginning Tuesday, Nov. 28, which has become known nationally as "Giving Tuesday."

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Award-winning soprano Desiree Wattelet and Friends to ring in the holidays at the Nicolet Theatre
Wisconsin native and accomplished operatic and concert talent Desiree Wattelet will bring her unique musical style to the Nicolet College Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Home for the Holidays: Desiree Wattelet and Friends concert features the young soprano along with a talented ensemble of classical, folk and jazz musicians, according to a Nicolet press release.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Minocqua Dance to present 'A Nutcracker Wonderland' holiday performance of ballet and jazz
The Minocqua Dance troupe is preparing for a special holiday performance.

"The performance is primarily based on the traditional story, with a few wintery wonders," organizers said in a press release.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Camp Fire announces baby-sitting classes
Interested in preparing your child for baby-sitting?

The Camp Fire Oneida County Council will help them become responsible and self-reliant babysitters through the I'm Taking Care Babysitting class.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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thrift store donates to OCHS
The Rhinelander Seventh Day Adventist Thrift Shop at 18 Rives St. in Rhinelander recently donated $1,000 to the Oneida County Humane Society. The Humane Society animal shelter is a no-kill facility.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Warm for Winter set for Nov. 25
The upcoming busy Thanksgiving weekend will include the next Warm for Winter, a free clothing pantry, in Rhinelander from 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Friendly Village, 900 Boyce Dr. in Rhinelander.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Dunkin Donuts to give free coffee to Black Friday shoppers
Several Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Wisconsin will give away 500 free medium hot cups of coffee, beginning at 8 a.m., Black Friday, Nov. 24, to ring in the holiday season, no purchase necessary, the company announced in a press release.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Opinions
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Reader assails Swearingen on drinking age proposal
To the Editor:

Rep. Rob Swearingen's "co"-proposal to lower the drinking age to 19 is so irresponsible and self-serving that I can't believe he had the audacity to submit it!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Reader concerned about pension
To the Editor:

Imagine working your whole life working for an employer that offers a pension. You spend years contributing to that pension and planning for your retirement.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Reader concerned about future of coral reefs
To the Editor:

Coral reefs in our oceans seem far from our Northwoods. In as short as 20 years, those coral beds will be dead. They are dying from warming ocean temperatures faster than expected.
(1 comments)


Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Reader has tax reform idea
To the Editor:

Now that the idea of tax reform has been dropped, we're seeing a big push to squander a trillion dollars in cutting taxes for the wealthy, even though the government can't afford to do the things it should be doing for ordinary people.
(1 comments)


Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Hail Mary ... for the Democrats
Twice this week - at least twice this week - Democrats criticizing the state's $3-billion deal with Foxconn referred to the whole thing as Gov. Scott Walker's Hail Mary re-election scheme.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Reader: Global warming is a threat to national security
To the Editor:

November 11 is Veterans' Day, a time to reflect on those who have served this country. But it also is a time to look to the future concerning our national security and learn from what our military is telling us.


Friday, November 10, 2017
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Support our veterans
To the Editor:

This Saturday is Veterans Day when we honor all of those who have served and are still serving.


Friday, November 10, 2017
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Nov. 21
Boys' hockey: Rhinelander 3, Chequamegon/Phillips 2
Girls' hockey: Lakeland/Tomahawk 4, Rhinelander/Antigo 3
Girls' basketball: Marshfield 61, Rhinelander 25


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Team preview: RHS wrestling
With an experienced senior class, and a number of freshmen who could make an immediate impact, the RHS wrestling is optimistic that it will be right back in the conference hunt this year. (subscriber access)



Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Team review: RHS boys' soccer
The Hodags went 16-4-2, won their fourth consecutive Great Northern Conference title and advanced to the sectional semifinal round of the WIAA tournament for the first time since 2008. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Gosselin feels at home as U.S. national sled hockey team coach
MADISON - Grafton resident Guy Gosselin has been a part of several important teams. Now he is preparing to lead the U.S. into the 2018 Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in March. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Figure skating club to present fall show Friday and Saturday
The Rhinelander Figure Skating Club and Rhinelander Ice Arena will present "A Holiday Celebration on Ice" at RIA Friday Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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White team pulls away in OT to take Hodag hoops intrasquad practice
Brad Comer hit three free throws with no time left in regulation and the White team rallied to defeat the Green team 61-51 in overtime in the Hodags' annual Green/White intrasquad practice. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Team preview: RHS girls' basketball
Ryan Clark's Rhinelander High School girls' basketball teams have all fit a similar template over the last few seasons. After graduating the top scorer and top rebounder from last year's team, the Hodags may need to break that mold to be successful this season. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Outdoors
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2017 deer season comes with some changes
Droves of hunters in blaze orange will take to the woods this weekend looking to fill a freezer or take down a wall-mounter.

Those ready to make the annual fall pilgrimage should be aware of some changes to the hunting season structure this year. (subscriber access)


Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Another year, another hunt
For 13-year-old JJ Albee, this will be his third year of the gun-deer hunt. He hunts on family land with his dad. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 18, 2017
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2017 deer season structure
Only Vilas, Iron and Ashland counties remain buck only. Other counties in the Northwoods had a limited number of antlerless tags on sale earlier this year.



Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Don't forget to register for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge
The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge runs through Dec. 15. Area youth, hunting in Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Lincoln, Price and Iron counties, ages 10-17, are eligible to enter.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Courthouse pollinator garden part of Bayer grant
The plight of the pollinators is becoming more widely known and pollinator gardens are cropping up across the landscape. But still more can be done to help this critically important part of the ecosystem. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Fish like a girl
The thought of having small children in the woods with weapons strikes fear into the hearts of some. For others, the ability to bring their younger children out in the woods for a chance to harvest an animal of their own is exciting. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Deer baiting/feeding still banned in northern counties
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and law enforcement officials are reminding hunters and wildlife observers in three northern Wisconsin counties - Forest, Vilas and Oneida - that deer baiting and feeding activities remain prohibited.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Pelican student wins 'Everybody Deserves Shelter' essay contest
Macy Myers, a third-grade student at Pelican Elementary School, was selected earlier this month as one of five winners in the first youth NATH (Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing) essay contest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 18, 2017
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RHS students attend HOSA future health professionals conference
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, 14 Rhinelander High School students attended the HOSA future health professionals Fall Leadership Conference, held on the campus of UW-Stevens Point.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Nicolet College's basic heavy equipment operator program graduates 12
Moving large amounts of earth takes special skill.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
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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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Pelican students enjoy lesson on Rhinelander
"It'll be fun," said Nicholas Mathewson, a second grader, awaiting his first destination on a field trip around Rhinelander.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
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