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Thursday, September 29, 2022
The Indians scored three touchdowns in a 1-minute, 26-second span between the second and third quarters and raced by Rhinelander 50-8 on homecoming night at Mike Webster Stadium.


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School board amends policy on controversial issues in the classroom
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education has updated the district's policy on controversial issues in the classroom. The vote took place on Sept. 19, one week after the district's operations and strategic planning committee recommended forwarding the revised language to the full board. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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News
Local man sentenced to 25 years in federal prison
A 36-year-old Rhinelander man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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With pick for Oneida County judge, Evers appoints a party loyalist
When Gov. Tony Evers appointed Rhinelander attorney Mary Roth Burns to replace retiring judge Patrick O'Melia, the governor called her a "respected attorney" loaded with legal experience. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Evers: Let public decide abortion issue through direct referendum
Democrats are banking that the abortion issue will carry them to victory in November, and last week Gov. Tony Evers attempted to paint the GOP into a corner, calling a special session of the legislature to allow voters to decide the issue for themselves. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Economic Development Summit Oct. 12 at Nicolet
The public is invited to join a day of lively discussion and presentations at the 2022 Northwoods Economic Development Summit at the Nicolet College Lakeside Center (Theatre and Commons) Oct. 12. Registration opens at 8 a.m., with opening remarks staring at 8:45.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Kampf sentenced to prison in overdose death case
Just over three years after he delivered the heroin that took the life of 25-year-old Shauna Sarkauskas, Dalton Kampf was sentenced Tuesday to six years confinement to be followed by six years extended supervision. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2022
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Bangstad threatens to sue Oneida County on First Amendment claim
Minocqua Brewing Company owner Kirk Bangstad last week threatened to sue Oneida County unless the county dropped then pending zoning ordinance violations against him, saying the county was violating Bangstad's First Amendment rights. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2022
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Two charged with reckless homicide in April drug death
A 24-year-old St. Germain woman and a 23-year-old Green Bay man have been charged with first-degree reckless homicide-drug delivery (as party to the crime) in connection with the death of a 29-year-old Town of Pelican man last April. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 23, 2022
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Community
Fort Wilderness brothers write 'FortLore' book
Ron and Tom Robertson, sons of Fort Wildness founders Truman and Jan Robertson of Rhinelander, have authored a book entitled, "FortLore: Whimsical Tales and Lives Changed at Fort Wilderness."

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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YMCA announces 'Not so Scary' Halloween Trail hours
The YMCA of the Northwoods will once again host the "Not so Scary" Halloween Trail on the Stoney Pines Trail behind the Y building in Rhinelander.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Fall blood drives scheduled in Rhinelander, Three Lakes
The American Red Cross is asking the public to consider starting the fall season off with a lifesaving blood or platelet donation.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Rhinelander Walk to End Alzheimer's event projected to raise close to $90,000
Nearly 300 walkers from across the area participated in this year's Rhinelander Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 17 held inside the Hodag Dome.

Friday, September 23, 2022
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Oneida County Health Department announces flu and new bivalent COVID vaccination clinics
The Oneida County Health Department, in partnership with AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, is hosting seasonal influenza and new bivalent COVID-19 booster clinics on Sept. 23 and 24 at Grace Four Square Church.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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St. Germain Evangelical Free Church to open Rhinelander campus
St. Germain Evangelical Free Church is launching a second campus in Rhinelander.

"Seeing the growth in attendance and the distance people come to attend church, this became an important project to serve more of the Northwoods community," church officials said in a press release.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Nicolet College TEDx presentation Sept. 30 looks at Northwoods life
The intertwined history, background, experiences, and identities of Northwoods residents will be in the spotlight when Nicolet College presents its second annual TEDx event Friday, Sept. 30.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Opinions
Readers responds to letter from West Virginia
To the Editor:

Regarding the letter from Kelly Sparks of West Virginia. Why is she telling us in Wisconsin who we should vote for? If Mandela Barnes is such a great candidate perhaps he should run for office in West Virginia!


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Types of government
To the Editor:

In an elective class I took, we learned about types of government. I learned that democracy is a form of government in which the power belongs to the people. In the U.S. system, citizens vote, and representatives stand for those citizens.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Vote for candidates who understand the planet is in peril
To the Editor:

A recently published United Nations report has warned that earth is moving toward more severe weather extremes. Heat, flooding, wildfires and drought, driven by climate change, are now common occurrences and happening worldwide.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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To solve the inflation crisis, solve the workforce crisis
We've reported multiple times recently about the labor shortage that is delivering staggering blows to our local economy, as well as about how pervasive the problem is, surging and damaging not only the infrastructure of the private sector but splashing and thrashing around in the labor pools of our hospitals and law enforcement.

Friday, September 23, 2022
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The dangerous radicalism of the Democratic Party
Whatever one thinks of the Republican Party - and we have our beefs with it all the time - nothing we see on the horizon suggests that we should not all pray for a red wave in November, given the terrifying policies of the Democratic Party.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Joe Biden, savior of the Republican Party
Show me a bully, I'll show you a crybaby. Few events have demonstrated the accuracy of that observation like the caterwauling on the right in response to President Biden's recent speech warning voters against "semi-fascist MAGA Republicans."

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Let your vote reflect your hopes, not your fears
To the Editor:

As a retired Wisconsin U.A.W political action director (CAP/PAC Coordinator) I've been closely following the Wisconsin U.S. Senate race and feel obligated to address the issue. Mandela Barnes' father is a retired UAW local 1866 member who worked third shift at the Delphi manufacturing plant to provide for his family.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Sports
RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Sept. 27
Volleyball: Medford 3, Rhinelander 0
Girls' swimming: Rhinelander 136, Mosinee 27
Girls' tennis: Wisconsin Rapids 4, Rhinelander 3


Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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Hodag volleyball gets back into win column at Phillips Invite
The Rhinelander High School volleyball team snapped an 11-game losing streak Saturday, winning its final three matches and placing fifth in the eight-team Phillips Invite.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Hodag runners near the front in Three Lakes
Conditions were favorable for a breakout race and the Rhinelander High School cross country team delivered Thursday in the Three Lakes Invite.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Hodag soccer stymied by GNC-leading Medford
Zach Rudolph scored three times Thursday and Medford defeated Rhinelander 3-0 in Great Northern Conference play at Mike Webster Stadium.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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YMCA announces Clash of the Paddles winners
The YMCA of the Northwoods has announced the winners of the Clash of the Paddles pickleball tournament that took place Saturday, Sept. 17 at Pioneer Park and the Hodag Dome.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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RHS sports recap: Saturday, Sept. 24
Volleyball: Rhinelander 3-2, Phillips Invite
Girls' tennis: Rhinelander at GNC Meet, ppd.


Sunday, September 25, 2022
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Sept. 23
Football: Mosinee 50, Rhinelander 8

Saturday, September 24, 2022
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Outdoors
Fish Like a GIRL
Every season comes to an end and it seems my garden has already signaled the end of its season. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2022
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DNR seeking hunter education volunteer instructors
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking volunteers with a passion for teaching hunting or shooting and a desire to pass on safe hunting skills, including the safe handling of firearms, to become certified hunter education instructors in Wisconsin.

Friday, September 16, 2022
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Mike Engleson talks about challenges with recreational water use
Mike Engleson, executive director of Wisconsin Lakes, spoke at July's Six County Lakes and Rivers Conference, regarding the impact of recreational use of water in the state. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2022
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Fall is a concern for ticks
Wood ticks are very active from May through July and then seem to go somewhat "dormant" in early fall. Before winter, however, adult ticks become active again, preparing for winter. So while residents and visitors alike may have let their guard down a bit, now is the time to start thinking about tick safety again. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 9, 2022
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The Lake Where You Live
Bap!

An acorn strikes the office roof as I sit at my desk. (subscriber access)


Friday, September 9, 2022
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Anglers fish through the rain at Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament
The weather did not cooperate last weekend for the fourth annual Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament on Boom Lake, with rain most of the morning. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 2, 2022
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Fish Like a GIRL: 'North Country Notebook' brings back memories
Another recent library find, coupled with our fourth annual tournament in memory of my late husband Rod, conjured some incredible fishing memories. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 2, 2022
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Education
Referendum informational meeting Sept. 27
The first of four community presentations about the upcoming School District of Rhinelander operational referendum will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. this morning at the Hodag Dome.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Flexible start dates of Oct. 3, Nov. 7 coming up at Nicolet College
While some fall classes have already started at Nicolet, the college still has numerous start dates coming up in numerous academic programs that are now being offered in the highly-flexible competency-based education format, also known as CBE.

Friday, September 23, 2022
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RHS announces homecoming theme, schedule
Rhinelander High School is celebrating homecoming this week and the theme is "A Night Out Of This World."

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Auditions to be held for 'Shrek, the Musical' Sept. 6-8
All incoming 6th-12th grade students are invited to audition for "Shrek, the Musical" - the School District of Rhinelander's fall performance.

Friday, August 19, 2022
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Nicolet offers free services to prepare for college classes
Anyone thinking about starting or returning to college and is looking to brush up on their academic skills before they enroll is invited to contact the Academic Success program at Nicolet College for free services to prepare individuals for college classes.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Pelican families are unique
As part of a school-wide effort to raise cultural awareness, families at Pelican Elementary School were asked to discuss with their children their unique cultural traditions and heritages at home.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its October Students of the Month.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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