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Thursday, December 2, 2021
Prior to the start of the season, Rhinelander High School boys' hockey coach M.J. Laggis said any sort of injury would challenge his team's depth this year. Right off the bat the Hodags were dealt several blows, including one suffered by one of its top players.


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Expert offers new take on DNA evidence as former custodian pushes for new trial
Just over two years after Stavros Iliopoulos was convicted of forcing a child into a janitor's closet at Northwoods Community Elementary School and committing a sexual assault, his appellate attorney is arguing the former custodian's trial attorney provided "ineffective assistance of counsel" and the jury might have come to a different decision if the defense attorney had secured an expert to review the state's DNA findings. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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News
SDR's Burke champions connecting schools with businesses through Inspire Rhinelander
The traditional education model has high school seniors taking one of three paths upon graduation: enrollment in a university or technical college, military service or a move directly into the workforce. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Democrats push climate change package of 22 bills
State Democratic lawmakers have introduced a far-reaching package of bills aimed at combatting climate change, including the creation of model academic standards related to climate change and establishment of a Wisconsin Climate Corps, which would sponsor projects relating to climate resilience, environmental justice, and more. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Site plan approved for downtown Rhinelander art park
Following a spirited discussion regarding the possible inclusion of a modified shipping container in the plan, the City of Rhinelander planning commission on Nov. 16 formally approved a proposal from ArtStart for the creation of an ArtPark. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Former alderman announces intent to run for mayor
Former alderman Steve Sauer has announced plans to run for mayor of the City of Rhinelander this spring. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 26, 2021
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Swank to donate land to the city for silent sports use
Two years after donating $500,000 to the Hodag School Foundation, kicking off a project that led to the construction of the $8.2 million sports complex that includes the Hodag Dome, Dr. Lee Swank is set to transfer approximately 416.3 acres of land to the City of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 26, 2021
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Library trustees seek legal review on project manager RFP
The search for a person to manage whatever construction project the Rhinelander District Library undertakes in regard to expanding the library building is one step closer to officially getting underway following a board of trustees meeting Nov. 16. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 26, 2021
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Former SDR teacher speaks out at school board meeting, urges focus on 'common ground'
Citizen engagement at school board meetings is on the rise across the country and Rhinelander is no exception. (subscriber access)
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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Community
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces grant to conserve Pelican River Forest
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced the distribution of $4.95 million in grant funds, through Walmart's Acres for America program, to seven land conservation projects aimed at permanently protecting more than 200,000 acres of vital wildlife habitat.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Snowmobile safety course offered in December
The Oneida County sheriff's office and the School District of Rhinelander Community Education Program are co-sponsoring a Wisconsin DNR certified snowmobile safety course in December.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Compassus Trees of Love ceremonies to be held in Rhinelander, Arbor Vitae
For the 34th year, Compassus (formerly known as Ascension at Home) will light Trees of Love to acknowledge the pain of loss many feel during the holidays.

Friday, November 26, 2021
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SeniorCorps Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers needed!
Older residents looking to use their skills and experience to benefit the community can join the SeniorCorps Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Friday, November 26, 2021
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December programming at the Demmer Memorial Library
The Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes announced its December programming in a press release issued Nov. 22. Read on for details.

Friday, November 26, 2021
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Associated Bank announces $20,000 gift to the YMCA of the Northwoods Building for the Future Campaign
As the YMCA of the Northwoods continues its fundraising efforts, support continues to grow, thanks to a generous gift from Associated Bank.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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Nicolet College named a finalist for distinguished Aspen Prize
Citing its strong and broad-based commitment to deliver quality college education, the Aspen Institute has named Nicolet College a national finalist for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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Opinions
Peace, prosperity, and happiness to all
The alumni associations of some woke universities are participating this week in a webinar that seeks to re-evaluate the Thanksgiving holiday, suggesting it might better be called a national Day of Mourning.

Friday, November 26, 2021
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Supply disruptions are hitting home-based medical care
The days of scrambling to secure toilet paper are over. But the pandemic is continuing to wreak havoc on supply chains.
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Friday, November 26, 2021
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Resist now, or forever hold your imprisonment
Sometimes, tyranny seems to strike like lightning in a storm, suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere. After all, the skies had been sunny - well, only a little cloudy - just hours before.

Friday, November 19, 2021
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School District of Rhinelander celebrates American Education Week
To the Editor:

November 15-19 is American Education Week! This is a time to celebrate public education and honor those who are making a difference.


Friday, November 19, 2021
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Bus company responds to letter writer
To the Editor:

This is in response to Carolyn Cheslock's letter to the editor (Nov. 12, River News). We are sorry you did not get the answers you were looking for from the people you asked. We are responding because someone shared your letter with us and wanted to get you some answers.


Friday, November 19, 2021
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Writer recounts Oneida County's mining history
To the Editor:

In 2009, an obscure "mining interest" called Tamerlane, approached Oneida County, seeking to acquire the rights to a known mineral deposit on county forest lands on the western side of the county, called the Lynne Deposit.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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Making scents of deer hunting
I learned a new word the other day referring to the desire of hardcore deer hunters to be in their stand as the fall breeding season heats up.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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Sports
RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Nov. 30
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 66, Tomahawk 11
Boys' swimming: Rhinelander 131, Lakeland 28


Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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RHS girls split games at TK Memorial tourney
The Rhinelander High School girls' basketball team split its final two tune-ups before the Great Northern Conference opener over the weekend, defeating Stanley-Boyd 61-46 on Friday and falling to Hudson 73-48 Saturday in the Tom Kislow Memorial basketball tournament hosted by D.C. Everest High School.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Team preview: RHS wrestling
The Rhinelander High School wrestling team is happy to put the 2020-21 season in the rearview mirror.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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RHS swimmers fare well in opening pentathlon
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team figures to be fast again this year. Last Tuesday the Hodags began to show off that speed in preparation for the Great Northern Conference season.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Edge backs out of Fondy tourney, citing 'health issues'
The Northern Edge girls' hockey co-op was unable to start its competition schedule this weekend, and has also postponed tonight's game against Wisconsin Valley Union.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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RHS sports recap: Saturday, Nov. 27
Boys' hockey: River Falls 7, Rhinelander 6, OT
Girls' basketball: Hudson 73, Rhinelander 48


Sunday, November 28, 2021
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Nov. 26
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 61, Stanley-Boyd 46
Boys' hockey: Amery 6, Rhinelander 0


Saturday, November 27, 2021
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Outdoors
Deer season opener feast or famine in the Northwoods
As to be expected, hunter success in the Northwoods on opening day was very area-dependent. While many hunters heard very few shots on opening day, deer were more abundant in other areas. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 26, 2021
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Deer season 2021 looks promising for hunters
This weekend marks the beginning of the 2021 gun deer season in Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 19, 2021
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Fish Like a GIRL
The University of Madison Extension Horticulture recently released a webinar about community gardens. Having spent some time with the Master Gardeners in Rhinelander, and having an interest in gardening in general, I was interested to find what tips the webinar might include. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 19, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live
You probably have your pier out by now. I took ours out on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7, a day later than I've ever removed it before, it was among the last to come out of Birch Lake.

Friday, November 19, 2021
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DNR social media post causes confusion
Last week a 2017 social media post from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) resurfaced on Facebook. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 12, 2021
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Hunters struggle to find ammo ahead of nine-day gun deer hunt
The struggle to find ammunition has been going on for the last couple of years and is continuing as the annual gun deer hunt approaches. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 12, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live
There's a long standing debate about how angling harvest effects fish populations. A key to settling that debate is being able to measure how many fish are harvested, both by sport fishermen and, where relevant, tribal members exercising treaty rights to harvest fish. (subscriber access)

Friday, November 12, 2021
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Education
Rhinelander FBLA/DECA club collects 905 items in food drive
The Rhinelander FBLA/DECA has announced a grand total of 905 food items were collected for the Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of the group's Trick or Can food drive. Close to 23 FBLA/DECA members participated over the course of the three-hour pickup time on October 27, according to a School District of Rhinelander press release.

Friday, November 26, 2021
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SDR drama students to present Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' Nov. 18 - 21
The School District of Rhinelander Drama Department is busy preparing to debut its fall production, Roald Dahl's "Matilda The Musical."

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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Rhinelander High School announces students and staff of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its "Students and Staff of the Month" for October during a morning presentation.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
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District lifts mask requirement at Crescent
All schools in the School District of Rhinelander are back to "mask optional" status following a temporary three-week mask mandate for students and staff at Crescent Elementary School. (subscriber access)

Friday, October 22, 2021
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA announces 'Trick or Can' food drive, Fall Fest
The Rhinelander High School chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is once again participating in the statewide community project Trick Or Can.

Friday, October 8, 2021
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for summer term
Numerous students from Rhinelander and the surrounding area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the summer term 2021. To qualify, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale.

Friday, October 8, 2021
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Students of the Month
Rhinelander High School recently announced their "Students of the Month" for September during a morning presentation.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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