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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
For the second week in a row the Rhinelander High School football team let a chance to get into the WIAA playoffs slip through its grasp.


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Prelim set in fatal hit-and-run case; bond modified to allow defendant to enter restaurants
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 30 in the case of a 53-year-old Sugar Camp man accused of striking a motorcyclist on State Highway 17 Aug. 28 and leaving the scene. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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News
Council set to discuss Guild recommendations for payment of legal bills
Rhinelander city administrator Daniel Guild has presented the common council with a resolution outlining action that could be taken to clear the city's mounting stack of legal bills. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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UW Extension survives round 1 of budget process
The Oneida County administration committee trimmed the proposed budget of the UW-Extension only slightly last week, asking the Extension to cut $1,756 from its 2020 request and at least delaying a move to Nicolet College that a majority of supervisors viewed as an additional cost next year. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Rhinelander man receives DEJ in child sexual assault case
An 18-year-old Rhinelander man charged with attempting to have intercourse with a child under the age of 13 accepted a plea agreement Oct. 7 and received a delayed entry of judgment on the charge. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Commission reviews Hodag Park master plan
Merrill may be known as the "city of parks" but the city of Rhinelander is making it known that its public recreational facilities are a priority as well. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Spooner man accused of sexually assaulting teen at local water park stands mute at arraignment
Daniel Scribner, 49, of Spooner stood mute in Oneida County Circuit Court Monday when asked to enter a plea to a single count of second degree sexual assault of a child. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Federal budget deficit continues to mushroom
During his three years in office, President Donald Trump has moved aggressively to cut taxes and government regulations, but so far he has been unable or unwilling to rein in the federal budget deficit, which was $984 billion in fiscal year 2019, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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No members of general public rode transit's public route to Winter Park
When the Wisconsin Department of Transportation gave the Northwoods Transit Commission its blessing for a pilot program to give the LUHS Nordic ski team daily transportation to and from Winter Park and the high school in 2017, there was an important caveat. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Community
Rhinelander Rotary to host fall tailgate party event
The Rhinelander Rotary Club will hold its fall "Tailgate Party Gala" at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Bates, Tornes to read selections at Rhinelander District Library
Local authors John Bates and Elizabeth Tornes will read from a selection of their prose and poetry centered around four themes - elders, trees, birds, and water at the Rhinelander District Library Nov. 4. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Three Lakes Drama Club announces fall production
The Three Lakes High School Drama Club will bring its fall production, "Oz," a short play by Don Zolidis, to the stage later this month. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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'Powerful Tools for Caregivers' workshop series begins Oct. 21
Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or intermittent basis. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Bryan Pierce honored with lifetime achievement award
Gathering Waters: Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts, honored Bryan Pierce of Eagle River with the 2019 Harold "Bud" Jordahl Lifetime Achievement Award at the Land Conservation Leadership Awards Celebration Sept. 26 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Trishaw rides available at Bell Tower Residence Oct. 17
The public is invited to Bell Tower Residence Assisted Living at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the facility's new trishaw bike. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Learn about Medicare options at Security Health Plan seminars in northern Wisconsin
Medicare beneficiaries and people who will soon be eligible for Medicare are invited to learn more Medicare Advantage plans offered by Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Opinions
Our view
As our reporting over the past several weeks makes clear to us, the area's Northwoods Transit Commission is doing everything it can to put private-sector transportation companies out of business. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Books on the Go/Senior Outreach program thanks thrift store for support
Books on the Go/Senior Outreach program wishes to thank the Seventh Day Adventists Community Services Thrift Shop and congregation for recognizing this Rhinelander District Library service.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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Eleven years
I am a high school climate activist in Ashland, and was the lead organizer of the Climate Strike there on Sept. 20. The following Letter to the Editor (titled "Eleven Years") answers the questions of why and how people should fight the climate crisis. Please consider it for publication.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Evers can do better on openness
Early in his administration, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers was asked to produce a letter he'd gotten from departing Gov. Scott Walker, during the transition. He initially refused, claiming it was a "purely personal" communication outside of the reach of the state's open records law.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Our view
Several weeks ago, we reported on new initiatives planned by Democrats to, well, confiscate every law-abiding citizens' guns, or at least every gun they can get their hands on. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Reader supports Human Dignity Bill
To the Editor:

Kudos to State Senator Andre Jacque and Representative Janel Brandtjen for sponsoring the Human Dignity Bill which aims to stop the sale, trafficking and experimentation of the body parts of aborted children. (subscriber access)


Saturday, September 28, 2019
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The politics of accountability
In comments made at this week's Rhinelander city council meeting, Oneida County Economic Development Corporation executive director Stacey Johnson offered up a full-throated defense of city council member and former Oneida County detective sergeant Ryan Rossing, who has been enmeshed in issues surrounding honesty and secrecy, including litigation about an alleged walking quorum stemming from a complaint by this newspaper. (subscriber access)
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
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Sports
A golden opportunity
Roughly 30 swimmers were on hand in Rhinelander Saturday morning to listen to former Olympian Josh Davis, who competed for Team USA in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and won three gold medals as part of relay teams in the 1996 games in Atlanta.



Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Hodag harriers place fifth in Tomahawk
The Hodags placed fifth in both the boys' and girls' divisions of the 12-team Hatchet Invite in Tomahawk, which served a couple of purposes for Rhinelander down the road.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Hodag volleyball shows fight in GNC tournament
Rhinelander took a set from Antigo, and nearly stole a set from GNC-champion Mosinee, during the event at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua. Rhinelander also suffered a three-set loss to Medford in the competition.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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RHS boys' soccer team hosting Go Pink game tonight vs. Merrill
In conjuction with its Go Pink game for cancer awareness, the Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team is taking orders for T-shirts, hoodies, and other apparel with a special "Hodag Strong" cancer awareness logo.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Football: Merrill 27, Rhinelander 21, OT
Eddie Collinsworth scored from a yard out in overtime as Merrill stunned the Hodags 27-21 Friday at Mike Webster Stadium.



Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Hodag swimmers nearly perfect in 138-30 rout of Mosinee
First-place Rhinelander dominated last-place Mosinee in a Great Northern Conference swim dual on Thursday and was nearly perfect in the process. Rhinelander swept the top two spots in every race and cruised to a 138-30 win over Mosinee at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Hodag BMX Club hands out 2019 awards
The Hodag BMX Club held its year-end awards banquet at Hodag Lanes in Rhinelander Friday, Oct. 4.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Outdoors
Drop-off sites established across the Northwoods for CWD testing
For many years northern Wisconsin had, for the most part, remained free of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), but it eventually made its way to the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Natural Reaction
Over the last couple weeks I have been getting a number of moose pictures and reports of moose sightings. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Fall color report: Peak season
The trees of the Northwoods are quickly reaching their peak color for the season. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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THE LAKE WHERE YOU LIVE
Seepage lakes in the Northwoods (those fed primarily by rain with no stream in or out) are especially high right now. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Finding value in waste
The Project North Festival, held in Rhinelander last weekend, was a progressive celebration of music, art, and the environment. It was a cutting-edge event that featured a wide array of bands, artistic displays, and advocates for environmental sustainability, and in fact, the festival itself was an advocate for environmentally sound practices. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Fall color report
The forests of the Northwoods are beginning to be flooded with fall colors.

Thanks to information from travelwisconsin.com, here's an update on the progress of the leaves this year.


Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Natural reaction
If there's one thing I've noticed about the duck season, as it progresses and the temperatures get colder and colder, the amount of boats at the launch in the morning diminish greatly. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Education
RHS vocalists participate in Real Men Sing event
The gentlemen of the Rhinelander High School choir program had an opportunity last month to attend the Real Men Sing event hosted by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA takes on Trick or Can food drive
The Rhinelander FBLA/DECA Chapter is once again participating in the statewide community service project, Trick or Can. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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RHS Students of the month
Pictured are the students and staff recognized at Rhinelander High School's Student of the Month presentation and breakfast Thursday, Sept. 26. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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4K off to a great start
For the first time ever, 4K classes started the same day as the other students in the School District of Rhinelander - Sept. 3. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Nicolet receives $350,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to apply more learning toward degrees and other credentials
Nicolet College has been awarded a $350,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to build clearer pathways to degrees and other credentials for adults, especially for people of color and Native learners, the college announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Become a mentor in Rhinelander schools
The School District of Rhinelander is looking for mentors from the community to work one-on-one with students. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation seeks donors for local scholarships
The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation is a local organization comprised of a volunteer board whose mission is to raise money for and contribute scholarships to Rhinelander students, many that might not otherwise receive financial support from other sources to attend higher education. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 28, 2019
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