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Saturday, December 3, 2022
Max Ratty led the way with 13 points and the Hodags forced 29 turnovers to put the breaks on Crandon in a 60-37 non-conference win.


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Former police officer agrees to give up law enforcement certifications in resolution of 'false swearing' case
A criminal case involving a former Minocqua police officer's alleged failure to respond to an intoxicated individual's repeated pleas for help for a female acquaintance, who claims she was sexually assaulted as a result of the delay, was resolved Monday afternoon when Oneida County circuit judge Mike Bloom accepted a plea agreement that ensures the now former officer's career in law enforcement is over. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 2, 2022
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News
State agencies propose massive spending increases
They say the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes, but the sayers better get busy editing that one because there's one more certainty that comes to mind, at least in Wisconsin: Government spending will increase every year. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 2, 2022
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Convicted sex offender to be released to community Dec. 6
A convicted sex offender will be released to community supervision in the Rhinelander area later this month, the city police department announced Monday. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 2, 2022
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County rejects regulations for shipping containers
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors has torpedoed an attempt to impose countywide zoning regulations for shipping containers - there are none specific to containers now - with a proposed ordinance failing on a tie 8-8 vote, with four abstentions and one absent. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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School District of Rhinelander releases school accountability report card ratings
The School District of Rhinelander has received its latest "report card" from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The district received a report card rating of 66.8, which "meets expectations" according to the state's rating system, school officials announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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Defendant in drug death case back in jail on bail jumping charges
The 24-year-old St. Germain woman charged with first-degree reckless homicide-drug delivery (as party to the crime) in connection with the death of a Town of Pelican man last April is facing two new counts of felony bail jumping for allegedly continuing to contact her codefendant in the case. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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Stevens Point man enters no contest plea in Minocqua OWI homicide case
A 38-year-old Stevens Point man has entered a no contest plea to one count of homicide by use of a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood alcohol content, a Class D felony. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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State budget surplus swells to more than $6 billion
A new report from the Wisconsin Department of Administration estimates that the state will have a record surplus at the end of the fiscal year - along with a moderate increase in state revenues - and an all-time high in the state's Rainy Day, or Budget Stabilization, Fund, prompting a conservative group to renew its call to eliminate the state's income tax. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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Community
Rhinelander chamber continues bundle up program
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) is inviting residents to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the annual Big Bundle Up campaign. The Big Bundle Up used to be a state-run campaign. That program has ended but RACC wants the initiative to continue locally.

Friday, December 2, 2022
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Recovery and the holidays
Bemoaning the crass commercialization of Christmas seems a popular stand to take these days, but contrarian that I am I prefer a differing point of view. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 2, 2022
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Indigenous art class honored with prestigious award
Creating innovative and inclusive online classes at the college level is no easy task. But that didn't stop educators from Nicolet College, along with individuals from the area Native American community, from redesigning the college's Native American Art class which was recently honored with a prestigious national award.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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Rhinelander to celebrate mascot with Hodag Day at the Dome
The School District of Rhinelander, in collaboration with the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce Hodag Day in the Dome - a community-wide celebration of the Hodag, the best high school mascot in the nation!

Friday, November 25, 2022
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Health officials note increase in non-Covid respiratory viruses
The holidays are a time for reconnecting and visiting with family and friends. They are a time to spread cheer and joy to everyone in our lives. However, no one wants to spread respiratory viruses.

Friday, November 25, 2022
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Rhinelander Boys & Girls Club to open Dec. 5
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northwoods has announced its Rhinelander club site will open on Dec. 5.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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Rhinelander Historical Society announces December events
The Rhinelander Historical Society has two events planned for early in the month of December. Both are free and open to the public, organizers said in a press release.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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Opinions
Wisconsin taxpayers should be very, very scared
Last week we reported about new revenue projections that Wisconsin will have a record surplus at the end of the fiscal year, almost $6.6 billion.

Friday, December 2, 2022
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Giving thanks for our opponents
Each year we take this week to give thanks to both the small and big things in life, and, most of all, to give thinks for life itself, and to the future that lays before us. We give thanks not only for what we have, the people and things in our lives, but for the sources of good will and joy that populate our days even when our efforts fail and dreams fall short.

We do so as well this year.


Friday, November 25, 2022
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Reader contends county board vote on vaccine outreach was based on misinformation
To the Editor:

I was very disappointed with the majority of the members of the Oneida County Board at the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, when they voted to amend Resolution #97-2022 that provided money to the Oneida County Health Department for covid, flu, and children vaccine outreach. The Board voted to restrict covid vaccine outreach for children.
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Friday, November 25, 2022
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Just go, go, go!
In 1972, the esteemed political philosopher Dr. Seuss wrote a children's book in which unmitigated umbrage is directed at an implacable pooch in a purple jumpsuit named Marvin K. Mooney.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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An addiction
To the Editor:

It has been almost 17 years since George W. Bush stated, "America is addicted to oil" in his 2006 State of the Union address. I believe this is still true. We all rely on oil and gas extracted from underground in so many ways - transportation, heating, food production - just to name a few.


Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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The Covid vaccine veil is being pierced, and it's long overdue
Though it hasn't yet translated into votes during elections, the gig, as they say, is just about up for Covidian fascists who have used the pandemic as an excuse to plunder the American treasury for power and profit, and to strip us of our civil liberties along the way.

Friday, November 18, 2022
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The election's over. Let the electioneering begin
You would have thought that after the more than $16 billion in campaign spending, the $4 billion in internet advertising and the zillion speeches about the midterm congressional elections, the political class would give it a rest for a while. You would be wrong.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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Sports
Lady Hodags eager for break after busy start
The Rhinelander High School girls' basketball team wrapped up a whirlwind start to its season at .500 through six games. Now the team has a little time to get ready for the bulk of its schedule.

Friday, December 2, 2022
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RHS hockey opens season with wins
Sam Schneider scored with 2:36 left in overtime as the Hodags edged host Amery 5-4 last Friday in the first day of the Amery Invite. Rhinelander came back the following afternoon and drubbed the Webster co-op, 13-1.

Friday, December 2, 2022
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Winnicki named girls' swim MVP
Junior Abi Winnicki's strong season for the Rhinelander High School girls' swim team was honored Monday night as she took home the MVP award in the team's season-ending banquet at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom.

Friday, December 2, 2022
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Edge goes winless in opening tournament
The Northern Edge girls' hockey co-op was blown out by Fox Cities 8-0 and the Fond du Lac co-op 9-2 in the first two games of the Fond du Lac tournament before dropping the finale to the Stoughton co-op, 3-2.

Friday, December 2, 2022
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Photos: JV boys' basketball
The Rhinelander High School JV boys' basketball team controlled a non-conference contest Tuesday, Nov. 29, defeating Crandon on the road 61-11.

Friday, December 2, 2022
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Hodag Hockey Alumni Game to return Dec. 30


Friday, December 2, 2022
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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Nov. 29
Boys' basketball: Rhinelander 60, Crandon 37
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 68, Tomahawk 41
Boys' swimming: Lakeland at Rhinelander, ppd.


Wednesday, November 30, 2022
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Outdoors
2022 deer season sees fewer licenses sold, more deer harvested
This nine-day gun deer hunt is in the books and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released harvest and license sales numbers for the year. While license sales were down, harvest numbers were up by over 14% statewide. (subscriber access)

Friday, December 2, 2022
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Opening weekend brings cold temps, smaller deer
Many hunters were excited to have snow for the start of the 2022 gun deer season, but most did not expect, or look forward to, below zero temperatures and wind. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 24, 2022
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2022 gun deer season shows promise
Every year, approximately 60,000 hunters take to the woods for the opening weekend of the nine-day gun deer season. Hunters anticipate this day all year long, and this year seems to be shaping up to bring plenty of opportunity for many hunters. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 18, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
Late October and the first third of November have been unusually warm, so much so that I wish I hadn't sent the pontoon into storage around Oct. 1. Because I did I've missed out on a number of days that might have been great for fishing. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 18, 2022
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County deer advisory committees use public input to manage deer herds
County Deer Advisory Councils (CDAC) were created in 2014 to provide input and recommendations to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on deer management at the county level. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 18, 2022
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Feeding and baiting ban still in effect in Northwoods
A feeding and baiting ban for deer is still in effect in Oneida and Vilas counties due to deer being harvested and subsequently testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). (subscriber access)

Friday, November 18, 2022
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Carcass movement restrictions in place in Vilas and Oneida counties
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a term with which most hunters are familiar. The disease affects cervids such as white-tailed deer, elk and mule deer. It is an always-fatal neurological disease that can be spread directly through animal-to-animal contact or indirectly through the environment. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 18, 2022
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Education
November students of the month
The following Rhinelander High School students and staff were honored during a recently gathering in the school library.

Friday, November 25, 2022
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Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA students announce results of annual food drive
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry (RAFP) recently received 682 pounds (814 items) of food courtesy of the FBLA/DECA Trick or Can food drive.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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Nicolet College enrollment event Nov. 16
Anyone interested in enrolling at Nicolet College or simply wants more information about career training opportunities available at the college is invited to attend the Enrollment Pop-Up event Wednesday, Nov. 16, on campus.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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School District of Rhinelander drama department to present 'Shrek The Musical'
The School District of Rhinelander Drama Department has announced it will present "Shrek The Musical" on Thursday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 20 in the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center at Rhinelander High School.

Thursday, November 10, 2022
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RHS students announce holiday fruit sale
Rhinelander High School world language students are once again selling holiday fruit boxes to raise money for travel abroad, the School District of Rhinelander announced this week.

Thursday, November 10, 2022
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Students of the Month
Rhinelander High School recently honored its October Students and Staff of the Month.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
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FBLA/DECA announces food drive
This week, members of the Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA club will drop off bags for community food drive donations and will be back around to pick up nonperishable food items on Oct. 26.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
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