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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
An early afternoon soaking Friday didn't deter people from picking bushels of potatoes during the annual "A Night on the Farm" event benefitting area food pantries. (Subscriber access)


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Northwoods Transit Connections adjusts 'on call' procedure
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A Northwoods Transit Connections bus travels through downtown Minocqua Sept. 5. NTC adjusted its operations at the recent transit commission meeting.
Dean Hall/Lakeland Times

A Northwoods Transit Connections bus travels through downtown Minocqua Sept. 5. NTC adjusted its operations at the recent transit commission meeting.
Growing pains.

That's the way Jim Altenburg, the director og Northwoods Transit Connections, describes the current situation with the organization, put together under the umbrella of the Oneida and Vilas Transit Commission. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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News
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Lake Tomahawk runaways found safe
Three young Lake Tomahawk girls are safe after apparently attempting to run away from home.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Pine Lake board rejects library budget, looks to replace rescue unit
The complicated subject of library funding was on the agenda Wednesday for the Pine Lake town board as the panel reviewed the library's proposed 2018 budget. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Home permits increase in Oneida County
On Sept. 20, the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee revealed the total amount of home permits issued has increased in the region during the same eight-month time frame of January to August, which was used for evaluation last year. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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City clerk presents 2018 budget proposal
The proposed budgets for the city clerk and parks, buildings and grounds departments were examined Thursday when the city of Rhinelander's finance, wage and salary committee held its third budget review meeting. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Early morning fire damages Rhinelander plant
A fire early Monday morning caused minor damage to a manufacturing plant on Rhinelander's west side.



Monday, September 25, 2017
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Byrka out as RHS swim coach after contract negotiations reach impasse
Lindsay Byrka is out as the head swim coach at Rhinelander High School, effectively immediately. She resigned Wednesday after talks with the School District of Rhinelander regarding her contract reached an impasse. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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More details emerge in toddler death case
The criminal complaint charging the father of a 20-month-old boy who died in April after allegedly suffering injuries while in the care of his stepmother alleges the child might be alive today if Dr. Trung T. Tran had not left him with Ellen Tran. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
October Alzheimer's family education programs announced
Each month, the Alzheimer's Association offers family education programs across Wisconsin. These classes are designed to assist anyone who has questions about Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Alzheimer's walk draws a crowd
In the late morning heat, a sea of purple-clad people gathered outside Rhinelander High School Saturday for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Drs. Foster & Smith Dog Park grand opening Sept. 30
After 10 long years, Rhinelander area canines will be able to enjoy a new play area starting Saturday.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Don't forget to make time for the flu shot this season
As flu season arrives along with busy fall activities, waiting in line for a flu shot can seem like a daunting task. However, waiting in that line might be well worth it. Flu season can run anywhere from October to May and usually peaks during December to February.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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'Beowulf' to kick off free animated film series Oct. 5 at Nicolet
Film animation has advanced light years since the days when Disney drew everything by hand.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
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'A Night on the Farm' event helps fight local hunger
The UW-Madison Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) and Trig's Foods, in cooperation with area food pantries, are hosting an event to provide for local food needs. "A Night on the Farm" will be held Friday, Sept. 22 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and include opportunities to pick potatoes for area food pantries.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Library closed Sept. 29 for inservice
The Rhinelander District Library will be closed Sept. 29 for a staff inservice. Library staff from the area are welcome to join RDL staff for the morning program featuring Badgerlink State Database instructor Kara Ripley and WVLS Sierra expert Inese Christman, according to a library press release.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Opinions
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Pastor offers suggestion to those donating to disaster relief efforts


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Reader: Republicans embrace socialism in Foxconn deal


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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When is a debate not a debate?
To the Editor:

When is a debate not a debate? This apparent paradox is particularly relevant to discussions of climate change. E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt, for instance, is planning a "debate" about the science of global warming.


Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Health care, tax reform: It's now or never
Republicans can argue about immigration and dreamers, they can argue about defense spending and Russia, they can argue about trade and marijuana (yes, they are fighting over that), but there are two issues they had better stop squabbling about and pass: a health care overhaul and tax reform.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Reader shares thoughts on jury duty
To the Editor:

I'd like to respond to the "Jurors serve justice and justice serves us all" letter to the editor.


Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Reader: McCabe has something better to offer Wisconsin
To the Editor:

As a sportsman and patriot, I support the Second Amendment and responsibly exercise my right.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Reader: Lyin' Tom's at it again
To the Editor:

At 9 a.m. on the 7th of September, a hearing was held in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on the proposal to repeal the "prove it first" Sulfide Mining Moratorium law.


Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Sports
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Football: Mosinee blanks Hodags 35-0
Justin Stubbe rushed for four touchdowns in the first half as the Indians cruised past the Hodags 35-0 Friday at Veterans Park in Mosinee.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Hodags' Franson competes in Griak Invite
While the rest of her team competed in Three Lakes on Thursday, Rhinelander High School senior Alayna Franson was on her way to the Twin Cities to test herself in one of the largest cross country races in the Midwest. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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RHS swim takes 3rd at Husky Invite
The Rhinelander High School girls' swim team scored a number of top-10 finishes and placed third Saturday in the Husky Invite at Eau Claire North High School.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Shoutouts & Callouts
Let's not forget those impacted the most by last week's parting of ways between the School District of Rhinelander and its head high school swim coach Lindsay Byrka - the kids. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Saturday, Sept. 23
Girls' tennis: Rhinelander 2nd/6, GNC Meet
Girls' swim: Rhinelander 3rd/9, Eau Claire North Invite
Cross country: Alayna Franson 129th, Roy Griak Invitational


Saturday, September 23, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Sept. 22
Football: Mosinee 35, Rhinelander 0

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Soccer: Hodags blast Antigo 10-0
The Hodags scored in the opening minute, and again in the second, as they went on to rout the last-place Red Robins 10-0 at Listle Field in Antigo.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Outdoors
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Pelican Lake turns on for Hodag Musky Challenge
Nearly 100 two-angler teams took to several area lakes this weekend in search of the fish of 10,000 casts, the elusive muskellunge, as part of the 36th annual Hodag Musky Challenge. Many anglers have fished the Hodag Musky Challenge several times, with a few fishing over 25 of the 36 years. This year Pelican Lake, which showed anglers little in the way of action last year, proved itself to be the star. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Pollinator workshop provides important information
Pollinators are an important part of our lives. Much of the food we eat would not exist without the insects who work diligently to pollinate them for us. Recently, the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department held a pollinator workshop to enhance awareness of the role pollinators play in our lives and what people can do to help the declining pollinator populations. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Natural Resources Board to meet in Minocqua
Each month the Natural Resources Board (NRB), the body which sets the policy for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), meets to discuss a variety of topics related to the state's natural resources and their management.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Fish like a girl
Ed Hammer, town of Newbold supervisor, was present at the regular meeting of the Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP) steering committee meeting to discuss his Lumberjack Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) application for the town. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Headwaters Chapter of Muskies, Inc. holds Paul's Pro Am
This year marked the 41st annual Paul's Pro Am Musky Tournament on the Eagle River Chain. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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River Series anglers take on Minocqua Chain for series championship
The Minocqua chain has built a reputation over the last few years for being a bass nursery. Anglers have waded through dozens of small fish for every tournament keeper they have been able to bring to the scales. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Online tools show hunters where baiting and feeding is banned
Before taking part in upcoming hunting seasons or placing feed for wildlife, hunters and wildlife watchers should be sure to check which counties currently prohibit wildlife baiting and feeding activities.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
District preparing for homecoming week
This year's theme for homecoming is "It's a Grand Affair."

Rhinelander High School has a busy schedule for the week of Monday, Sept. 25 - Saturday, Sept. 30.


Saturday, September 23, 2017
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'Eggs for Educators' event partners employers and teachers
On Thursday, Aug. 31, Northwoods Innovation hosted an "Eggs for Educators" event at Three Lakes High School.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Central Intermediate School seeks mentors for students
Central Intermediate School is looking for mentors from the community to work one-on-one with students.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for summer semester
Numerous students from the Rhinelander area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the summer 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:

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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RHS wins award for behavior
Rhinelander High School has been successfully building a school-wide framework aimed at closing achievement gaps and increasing the number of students who graduate from high school ready for college or for a career. National research shows that full implementation of this type of framework leads to improved student outcomes.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Nicolet Promise tuition assistance available to eligible recent high school graduates
Nicolet College is now accepting applications for its popular Nicolet Promise program and looking to build on the success of the program's first two years, which saw 57 recent high school graduates from the area enroll at Nicolet tuition-free.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Nicolet College Foundation accepting online scholarship applications
Students planning on attending Nicolet College in the spring semester of 2018 can now apply for scholarships from the Nicolet College Foundation to help cover the cost of tuition and books.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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