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Saturday, August 19, 2017
There are a number of holes the Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team has to fill in 2017, but coach Dan Millot said there's reason to be optimistic as the Hodags seek their sixth Great Northern Conference title in eight years and a deeper run in this year's WIAA tournament. (subscriber access)


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River News files open records lawsuit against city of Rhinelander
The Northwoods River News filed a public records lawsuit Thursday against the city of Rhinelander asserting the city wrongfully redacted and withheld records the newspaper requested relating to complaints and disciplinary actions against certain city employees. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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News
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Kondzela promoted to patrol sergeant
The Rhinelander Police and Fire Commission announced this week it has selected Christie Kondzela to fill a patrol sergeant vacancy within the Rhinelander Police Department. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Tiffany co-sponsors legislation to eliminate moratorium on metallic mining
State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and State Representative Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) introduced a bill Thursday to eliminate the moratorium on nonferrous metallic mining in Wisconsin.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Times files open meetings complaint against Boulder Junction
After consulting with the newspaper's open-records attorney, The Lakeland Times has filed another open-meetings complaint against the Boulder Junction Town Board, this time for using a variation of a walking quorum in which town board members - facilitated by the town clerk - used email communications to conduct town business. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Council votes 6-1 to light alley for one year
The Rhinelander City Council spent little time Monday paying a number of bills related to now-completed streetscape project, and approving a request from the golf course advisory committee to hire an outside consultant to evaluate Northwood Golf Course at a cost of $10,000, but the proposal with the lowest price tag - $230 to light the alley between 28 and 38 North Brown Street - prompted a long debate. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Pine Lake FD responds to boiler explosion
The Pine Lake Fire Department, Oneida County sheriff's office and Oneida County Medic 1 responded to a boiler explosion at 3980 Lakeshore Drive Monday evening.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Oneida board votes to integrate ADRC, Department on Aging
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors followed in Vilas County's footsteps and pulled a trigger Tuesday, authorizing the Oneida County Department on Aging to give the state notice that it intends to submit an application to operate an integrated Aging and Disability Resource Center. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Cassian board discusses liability issues related to bike route signage
One of the items on the agenda for the Cassian town board's monthly meeting Monday was whether to allow bike trail signage on a portion of Ole Lake Road.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Celebration of Life
Judy Walton, patient and family counselor at the James Beck Cancer Center, speaks during the annual Celebration of Life ceremony Thursday. See Tuesday's edition for a complete recap of the event.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Rotary visitors
Rotary District Governor Tina Hall and Assistant District Governor John Morris from Rotary District 6220 visited the Rhinelander Rotary Club Monday Aug. 14.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets in Rhinelander
Has someone you love taken their own life? Are you troubled with questions like what brought this on and why my family?

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Northern Lakes Center hires coordinator
Linda Jacobson of Tomahawk was recently hired by NAMI Northern Lakes as the coordinator for the new peer-run drop-in center, located at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rhinelander.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Eclipse glasses no longer available at library
It would appear Northwoods residents are very anxious to watch the upcoming eclipse.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Plenty of maple syrup available at the Hodag Farmers Market
Subsistence farmers and homesteaders are a rare breed of people who look at all renewable resources to provide extra income to pay the bills.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Woman's Club picnic
The Rhinelander GFWC Woman's Club held its annual membership kick-off picnic Aug. 8 at Pioneer Park. There were 54 women in attendance, seven of whom were new members.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Opinions
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Where's the Benjamins?
As we report in today's edition, our sister newspaper The Lakeland Times has filed yet another open-meetings complaint against the town board of Boulder Junction.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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High school activities bring communities together
Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that's exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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What would they say? What would you say?
To the Editor:

What would the men who died on the Normandy beaches say about a Commander-in-Chief who would not immediately condemn Nazism in the United States?
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Reader: Our capitalist way of life is working against us
To the Editor:

When it started, the idea was to improve and enhance the everyday life of Americans. Innovation was combined with quality products to make life easier.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Reader puzzled over hospital construction issue
To the Editor:

Why does Marshfield Clinic so desperately want to build a second hospital only minutes from an already existing one, to be a fifth hospital in an area that already has four hospitals within 30 to 90 min distance of each other?


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Public beware: Sorensen wants to control your property
It's amazing the lengths to which big-government politicians will go to keep control of people's lives.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
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My faith calls on me to stand with immigrant youth
To the Editor:

From the earliest days of my religious education as a Catholic and formation as a Holy Cross Sister, my faith has taught and called me to welcome the stranger, stand with the vulnerable, and love my neighbor.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Sports
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Winnicki leads Hodags at Colby Pent
A mix of new and familiar faces stood out for the Rhinelander High School girls' swim team Wednesday in the season-opening Colby/Abbotsford Pentathlon.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Team preview: RHS cross country
Last season Alayna Franson turned in a strong performance at the WIAA state cross country meet. This year the Rhinelander High School cross country team would like for her to have some company in Wisconsin Rapids. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Tennis: Hodags fend off rain, sweep Columbus
The Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team began its quest for an eighth straight Great Northern Conference title in near perfect fashion Thursday, sweeping a pair of matches from Marshfield Columbus, 7-0, 7-0, at the Boson Tennis Courts in Marshfield.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Snowhawks pelt short-handed D&R Bombers
Lake Tomahawk continued its winning way, down D&R Bombers 19-9 Monday night at Snowshoe Park. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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TNT Speedway to reopen tonight
Dirt track stock car racing returns to TNT Speedway, south of Three Lakes Saturday evening.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Rhinelander Men's Pool League to meet Sept. 21
The organizational meeting for the 2016-2017 season of the Rhinelander Men's Pool League will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Hodag Banquet Center (Taj Mahall).



Saturday, August 19, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Aug. 18
Football: Prescott 27, Rhinelander 13
Girls' tennis: Rhinelander 3-0 Hodag Quad
Girls' swimming: Rhinelander 4th/6 SPASH Relays


Friday, August 18, 2017
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Outdoors
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Trout Lake Research Station open house highlights fieldwork
Trout Lake Research Station near Boulder Junction recently held its seventh annual open house, at which time the public is invited to come and look at the different types of research taking place and to meet the staff and graduate students who are conducting the research.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Fish like a girl
As an avid bass angler, I do not often pay close attention to other species of fish, other than how bass relate to them or they to bass. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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What's going on in the garden?
Photos by Beckie Gaskill/lakeland times

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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The Lake Where You Live
A poster in my doctor's office shows a boy looking down at his hands, which are infested with all sorts of big, ugly, wormlike green, purple and pink creatures. And the poster says, in essence: "If germs were bigger, would you wash your hands more often?"

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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41st annual World Musky Hunt to be held Aug. 24-26 in Lake Tomahawk
Over 50 past hunters and 21 contestants will gather in Lake Tomahawk next weekend for the 4lst annual World Musky Hunt.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Stevens Point brothers win River Series Mohawksin qualifier
The rain held off in Tomahawk for most of the day Sunday as the Central Wisconsin River Series anglers fished Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Workers look for new invasives on AIS Snapshot Day
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Snapshot Day started a few years ago as Bridge AIS Snapshot Day. The idea was to take a close look at bridges over rivers in the county to check for new or undocumented invasive species. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
District reminds parents to register children for 4-year-old kindergarten
The School District of Rhinelander is encouraging all parents to register their four-year-old children for 4K Classes.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Local school supply lists now available on TeacherLists
Local parents have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their school's supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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RHS science teacher chosen by Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2017 Cohort of Teaching Fellows
Rhinelander High School science teacher Sean Moore has been chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative as a member of its 2017 Cohort of Teaching Fellows.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Kost to conduct research abroad through Fulbright program
Thirteen students and alumni of the University of Minnesota have been awarded grants to study and teach abroad during the 2017-18 academic year by the Fulbright U. S. Student Program.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Nicolet College academic success centers open Aug. 28 for fall semester
Nicolet College's Academic Success Centers in Minocqua and Lac du Flambeau will open Aug. 28 for fall semester, offering free instructional services to people preparing to attend college, building academic skills for the workplace, earning a GED or HSED, learning basic computer skills, or learning to speak English.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Nicolet College's business management degree now features all-online option
Students enrolling in Nicolet College's business management program now have the option of completing the associate degree entirely online.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Nicolet College launches new culinary management degree
Students interested in the culinary arts continue to have more career options at Nicolet as the college recently launched its new culinary management associate degree.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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