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Friday, June 23, 2017
The Rhinelander High School softball team's high hopes never really got off the ground in a season derailed by injury and stunted by narrow defeats. (subscriber access)


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Welcenbach criminal diversion agreement approved
A diversion agreement has been approved resolving the criminal case against the former head of the Oneida County unit of the Northcentral Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG). (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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News
City News | County/State News | Court News
County board tables proposed withdrawal from ADRC partnership
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors covered a number of topics Tuesday in the course of a four-hour meeting at the Oneida County Courthouse, the most contentious of which was a request for the county to exit its partnership with the ADRC of the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Tran files motion for bond modification seeking to ease travel restriction
A 28-year-old Rhinelander woman who is accused of causing the death of her 20-month-old stepson filed a motion Monday to modify the conditions of her bond to allow her to leave the state to visit her family. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Vilas man sentenced to four years in prison in connection with Highway 70 burglary spree
One of two Lac du Flambeau men charged in connection with a string of burglaries to residences along State Highway 70 between Minocqua and Lac du Flambeau between Christmas 2015 and early February 2016 was sentenced June 15 to four years in prison and five years extended supervision. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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OC committee waives informality on bid specification for paving project
The Oneida County Buildings and Grounds Committee received bids this week for a project involving the paving of the parking lot at the Health and Aging facility. A low bid came in, but there was a minor glitch. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Paddle Paws event to benefit American Cancer Society
People can take to the water with or without their canine companions Saturday as part of the annual Paddle Paws event on Two Sisters Lake.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Errand Solutions coming to Northwoods
Errand Solutions does exactly as the name entails - they find solutions for individuals' errand needs. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Political Digest
Wisconsin District Attorneys Association endorses Marsy's Law

Marsy's Law for Wisconsin announced last week that the board of the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association has voted unanimously to support bipartisan legislation to ensure equal rights for crime victims by updating the state constitution. (subscriber access)


Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Jamerson to present program about Civilian Conservation Corps
Upper Peninsula based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Rhinelander District Library Friday, June 23.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Canned items available at Hodag Farmers Market
In 2009 our state passed Wisconsin Act 101. It was nicknamed "the Pickle bill." Previous to this bill only canned goods from a state-certified kitchen, or factory, were allowed at farmers markets.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Baby-sitting class offered in Oneida County
Parents can help their children become a responsible and self-reliant baby sitter by registering them in a "I'm Taking Care" baby-sitting class sponsored by Camp Fire Oneida County.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Camp 5 Museum Complex open for the season
Start making your plans! The Lumberjack Steam Train is again making trips to the Camp 5 Museum Complex in Laona. The 1916 Vulcan started its 101st year of work June 20 hauling passengers to the Camp 5 Museum Complex, according to a Camp 5 press release.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Enchanted Doll Club to hold June meeting
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its June meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, in the conference room of the Eagle River Airport. The airport is located at 1311 Airport Drive in Eagle River.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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USW donation
The Wisconsin Kids Snowmobile Race Association (WKSRA) recently received a $500 donation from United Steel Workers Union Local 2-0015.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Escape room now open in Rhinelander
A unique adventure game is now available in Rhinelander. People can test their puzzle skills and race the clock at The Key to Escape, an escape room located at 1015 Lincoln Street in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Opinions
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The Future of Wisconsin Education
Since becoming a legislator in 2013, one of my top legislative goals has been to help reform the way we deliver educational opportunity in our state. As a representative of a heavily rural district, I see firsthand how smaller, more sparse districts struggle to compete with their counterparts in more urban areas.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Proposed VA cuts target disabled, elderly vets
To the Editor:

We now know what some feared.

Just before this past Memorial Day, as part of Donald Trump's first budget, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, announced the expansion of the Veterans Choice Program allowing veterans, in certain situations, to be seen by private doctors.


Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Fully fund the property tax repeal
To the Editor:

I understand that legislative efforts to repeal Wisconsin's personal property tax are gaining momentum in the State Legislature. I'm writing to ask that you please make sure any repeal of the personal property include a full, 100 percent backfill for lost revenue to local governments.


Saturday, June 17, 2017
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The overwhelming success of Obamacare
President Donald Trump came to Wisconsin this week, and among the things he did while in the Badger state was to meet with some of the "victims" of Obamacare, which he called a catastrophe that must be reversed.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Citizens deserve answers, information in dog neglect case
The prosecution file is shut tightly on a recent decision by an Oneida County assistant district attorney not to charge the owner of a dog-rescue operation who was accused of serious animal neglect and abuse, but the assistant DA, Mary Sowinski, needs to open it and let the sunshine in.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Reader: Baldwin is looking out for Wisconsin
To the Editor: When it comes to Republicans, promises and assurances don't amount to much. Remember when Donald Trump promised that the Republican health care plan would provide health care for all?
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Balloons and lead balls
To the editor:

I have a suggestion for the Oneida County Board of Supervisors and the Rhinelander City Council. They should set a table in the front of their meeting room and on the table they should place a helium-filled balloon and a lead ball.


Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Sports
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Quade voted RHS baseball MVP
Junior Brad Quade was named the RHS baseball team's most valuable player during a banquet Monday at Hodag Park. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Babe Ruth Roundup
It took them nearly the entire game, but Laser Pros eventually crawled all the way back and rallied to defeat Merrill Red 14-13 in a wild Northwoods Babe Ruth Senior League contest Tuesday at Stafford Field.



Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Photo: Nase nets ace at Pinewood
Pinewood Country Club in Harshaw witnessed its first hole-in-one of the 2017 golf season Saturday, June 17.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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TORC invades Crandon for Rounds 5 and 6
The Off-Road Championship (TORC) presented by AMSOIL heads to Crandon International Raceway this weekend for the Big House Brawl, Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2017 national championship.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Team review: RHS golf
The Rhinelander High School golf team is making incremental progress in its quest to return to the championship form it showed when it took the Great Northern Conference by storm back in 2011. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Photos: 7-on-7 football
Rhinelander traveled to Tomahawk for round 2 of the Northwoods 7-on-7 Passing League Thursday, June 15.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Photo: Lessons from coach
Rhinelander High School tennis coach Bob Heideman instructs players on different ways to grip a tennis racquet during an instruction session Tuesday, June 13 at the RHS tennis courts.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Outdoors
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Roadside Pollinator Program going strong in Three Lakes
Interest in pollinators and creating pollinator gardens has increased in recent years as more evidence shows declining populations of many species of bees and butterflies pollinating the plants from which we harvest food. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Healing trail will be first of its kind in the country
Considerable research has been conducted regarding the healing powers of nature. In Japan, doctors write prescriptions giving a patient 15 minutes of time in the outdoors each day to help them heal from major afflictions. Other research points to a healing rate up to 30 percent quicker in individuals who spend time outdoors. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Wolf population estimate shows 6 percent increase for 2017
The Department of Natural Resources recently updated its wolf population estimates, which show populations around the state are still rising. With the rise in wolves has also come a rise in indemnification for attacks on livestock, pets and hunting dogs. In 2016, the DNR reported just over $200,000 was paid out due to depredation and injury to those animals by wolves. So far, only halfway through 2017, that number has already climbed over the $196,000 mark. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Anglers boat 30 fish during 37th annual Spring Muskie Classic
The 37th annual Spring Muskie Classic was held last weekend on the Eagle River Chain. It was hosted by the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies, Inc. Funds from the Spring Classic are used for projects on area lakes such as the new restroom on Eagle Lake at the landing as well as improvements to the launch ramp itself such as pouring of concrete pads at the ramp and the pier. The Headwaters Chapter also helped to make improvements at the Catfish Lake landing. The group prides itself on helping improve launch ramps and being stewards of the waters they love to fish in the Northwoods.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
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June is Invasive Species Awareness Month
Not only is June a glorious month to explore the richness of Oneida County's natural resources, work in the garden, and observe wildlife, but June is also Invasive Species Awareness Month. Anyone who spends time outside is affected by invasive species. Increasing public awareness and empowering citizens to take simple steps to help prevent the introduction and spread of terrestrial, aquatic and wetland invasive species is more critical than ever before.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Clean Boats Clean Waters training held at Crescent Lake
Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) is a program with which most anglers and boaters are familiar. The program includes volunteers and interns from UW-Oshkosh who man boat landings all over the state to talk to boaters about invasive species. Almost anyone who has launched a boat at a public landing in the last few years has, at some point, encountered a CBCW volunteer. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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Fish like a girl
Many people have heard of Snapshot Wisconsin. It is a form of citizen science where normal residents like you and me host trail cameras supplied by the DNR, and upload photos from those trail cameras to the DNR website. From there all of the photos go on to another website called Zooniverse. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Making the grade:  RHS honor roll students announced
The following students were named to the Rhinelander High School honor roll during the 2016-17 term.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Nicolet Quick Start features one-stop enrollment
Anyone looking to attend Nicolet College's fall semester can fast-track the enrollment process with one stop at the college's Quick Start event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, in the Red Oak Center on the Nicolet Campus.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Evening, weekend Jail Academy classes start July 18 at Nicolet College; registration deadline July 5
Nicolet College will offer a part-time Jail Academy starting July 18 for individuals seeking the training for a career in corrections.

Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays for 10 weeks on the Nicolet Campus.


Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Nicolet auto winners
High school students from Rhinelander, Tomahawk, and Eagle River swept the top three spots in the recent High School Automotive Individual Competition at Nicolet College. Taking top honors were Blayden Conrad, left, from Tomahawk, placing second; Duncan Seidel, center, from Rhinelander, taking first; and Jonathan Miller, right, from Eagle River, placing third. Eighteen students from five area high schools tested their skills in diagnostics, engine performance and repair, brakes, differentials, steering and suspension, and service information.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Local students take TrigStar exam
This spring semester, 16 students from Northland Pines High School (NPHS) and 37 students at Rhinelander High School (RHS) participated in the TrigStar exam. The exam is a local, state and national, timed mathematics exam using trigonometry and geometry as it relates to the field of land surveying, according to a press release announcing the students' accomplishment. Each student is given three, multi-stage questions and 60 minutes to complete the exam, worth 100 points and a little pocket money.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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Maker Faire, fleixible seating and summer food service at SDR
This is the last newsletter of the school year. The Hodag Pride is not published during the summer months. Look for the next newsletter in late August or early September. We hope everyone has a fun and safe summer!

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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You get a car
Lisa White was the lucky winner of this year's PBIS Car Giveaway at Rhinelander High School. She won a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer donated by Rhinelander GM, and refurbished by RHS students through support of the PBIS and local businesses. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, is a program that focuses on collecting and analyzing data on student behaviors, in order to encourage a school environment of respect and rapport, and to reinforce the positive behaviors demonstrated by students. After collecting, analyzing and supporting positive behaviors throughout the 2016-17 school year, the PBIS team chooses a student to receive a car. Each student eligible to win the car receives a key. The student whose key turns the car on wins the vehicle.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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