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Sunday, December 15, 2019
Medford, the defending Great Northern Conference champion, won six of 10 contested bouts and defeated Rhinelander 51-30 in the conference opener for both teams Thursday night at Raider Hall.


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Kingman files federal lawsuit against city, mayor, four aldermen
Former Rhinelander public works director Tim Kingman filed a lawsuit this week in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin alleging his employment with Rhinelander was "wrongfully terminated" and he was "wrongfully retaliated against" after he spoke out about alleged workplace "harassment, intimidation, stifling of speech" and filed an age discrimination complaint with the State of Wisconsin Equal Rights Division.

Friday, December 13, 2019
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News
Alderman responds to controversy surrounding alleged secret closed session recording
Rhinelander alderman Lee Emmer has issued a statement to the River News in response to the release by a Wausau media outlet of an audio recording purported to have been made during a closed session of the Rhinelander Common Council in September. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Traffic stop results in sex offender registration violation charge
A man looking to relocate to the Oneida County area has been arrested and charged with violation of state sex offender registration regulations after he failed to update his address. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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RHS 2021 commencement could move to Friday of Memorial Day weekend
Parents of members of the Rhinelander High School Class of 2021 are being asked for their preference as to when the 2021 commencement ceremony will be held. The school district is looking at either Friday evening or Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Another round
The Rhinelander area was hit with another 5 inches of snow Thursday, forcing area residents to dig out once again. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Council takes no action related to City Hall investigation
The fallout from the execution of two search warrants at Rhinelander City Hall Nov. 21 continues but city administrator Daniel R. Guild, referred to in police affidavits filed in connection with the search warrants as a "person of interest" with respect to an investigation involving alleged misconduct in public office and tampering with a public document, remains the city's chief executive officer with the full breadth of authority that comes with the position. (subscriber access)
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Lawyers spar over walking quorum lawsuit
Attorneys for Lakeland Times general manager Heather Holmes and for the Rhinelander mayor, city council, and four council members have exchanged salvos over Holmes's lawsuit alleging a walking quorum violation of the state's open meetings law by the defendants, with the defendants seeking dismissal and Holmes's attorneys vigorously opposing the motion. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Hodag Sports Complex site plan left off Common Council agenda
While the Rhinelander Common Council tackled a number of topics when it met Monday evening at City Hall, one item left off the agenda for the council's only December meeting was the site plan and conditional use permit (CUP) to build the Hodag Sports Complex next to Rhinelander High School. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Community
Chamber announces Christmas Parade float winners
Businesses and non-profits alike came together on Saturday, Dec. 7 to participate in the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Department of Health Services investigating outbreak of adenovirus infections on college campuses
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is investigating multiple cases of adenovirus (add-e-no-virus) infection on college campuses around the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Study: Diversity in populations could influence care of infections like blastomycosis
People diagnosed with fungal infections like blastomycosis and who have certain racial and ethnic backgrounds may need more aggressive treatment and closer monitoring. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Women of Steel Local 2-15 'lives united' by collecting for cold weather
Northwoods United Way executive director Nancy Sattler recently accepted a contribution from the USW Women of Steel Local 2-15. The gift was presented by members Kay Bloom and Lindy Roberts, both of whom are members of Women of Steel Ahlstrom Munksjo. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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'Waiting for Christmas' at Calvary
Calvary Baptist Church, 320 Lincoln Street in Rhinelander, invites the community to the musical "Waiting for Christmas" on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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RACB to play Christmas carols Dec. 14
Can't get enough holiday music? (subscriber access)



Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Whisker Wonderland to raise funds for Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life/Bark for Life movement continues this week with Whisker Wonderland. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Opinions
A thank you letter to Deputy Brian
To the Editor:

I want to commend a member of the Oneida County Sheriff's Department.


Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Stand up for the U.S., stand up for the North
The Trump administration reached a deal with House Democrats this week over a new trade agreement to replace the dreaded NAFTA, and, assuming the deal holds up and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is ratified, it deserves two cheers. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Reader ponders matters of conscience and faith
To the Editor:

This is the season to disengage the autopilot and take a hands-on approach with our conscience and faith. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Your Right to Know
You can walk into City Hall asking to see records without ever having to give your name. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Our View
Oneida County has a big decision to make, and taxpayers should look closely at what they choose to do. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Lessons of service
Veterans serve our nation with honor. None of us did it for the money, the medals or the accolades. We are deployed to places where everyday citizens are oppressed, facing enemies that stand for tyranny and terror. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Fixing local government: Is it impossible?
To the Editor:

"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

In the midst of ongoing chaos at City Hall, I'd like to acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of support for my role in trying to move our city forward, while also taking on the much more difficult (and for now seemingly impossible) job of trying to keep our government within the law.
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Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Sports
Team preview: RHS Nordic skiing
With the Hodags ready to begin their 2019-20 racing season Tuesday in the Lakeland Invite at Minocqua Winter Park, the squad has its sights set on a new team goal - a top-seven finish at the season-ending state meet.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Photos: Freezing' Season Invitational
The Rhinelander Swim Club hosted its annual Freezin' Season Invitational Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Heck Family Community Pool.



Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Candlelight Ski set for Dec. 28
The Northwoods Nordic Ski Club is sponsoring its annual Candlelight Ski from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Soccer Club to hold annual meeting Sunday
The Rhinelander Soccer Club is having its annual meeting on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 130 S. Stevens Street, Rhinelander. The meeting, open to public, will be from 5 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Hodag hockey uses big third period to beat Medford 7-3
Conor Pequet recorded a hat trick, including a momentum-changing goal in the final moments of the second period, as the Hodags scored five unanswered goals to defeat Medford 7-3 in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Simek Center.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Hodags' Francis earns swim, swimmer of the year honors from WISCA
Malia Francis' phenomenal sophomore season was recently recognized by the Wisconsin Swim Coaches Association. The Rhinelander swimmer was selected to receive WISCA's Division 2 swimmer and swim of the year awards based on her championship performances in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100 backstroke in last month's WIAA state meet in Madison.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Hodag bowlers struggle in Wittenberg
Coach Mike Bourcier can't quite put his finger on why, but Resch Lanes in Wittenberg has always been a bit of a house of horrors for the Rhinelander area high school club bowling teams.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Outdoors
The Lake Where You Live
If you're a lake-loving grandparent like me, your mission in life includes getting the grandkids hooked on lake life. One way to do that is through books. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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A legendary love of deer hunting
Kay Nicklaus learned early on in her marriage to husband Ronald how powerful an influence deer hunting can be. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Natural Reaction
With a fast approaching winter that's already brought plenty of snow, bugs are probably the last thing on peoples' minds. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Northwoods Youth Deer Hunting Challenge banquet set for Jan. 1
The annual banquet for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunting Challenge (NYDHC) has been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 in the commons area of the Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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DNR reports drastic drop in deer harvest numbers
The preliminary harvest totals from Wisconsin's traditional nine-day gun deer hunt are in and they reveal the 2019 season was some tough hunting. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Natural Reaction
A couple weeks ago, I was watching out my window at work as the day got cloudier and windier with each passing hour. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Snowmobile update
With two major snowstorms hitting the Northwoods over the last week, snowmobilers are no doubt chomping at the bit to fire up their sleds and hit the trails. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Education
Kindness continues at Pelican Elementary School
As the holidays approach, students in the School District of Rhinelander are learning they can make a difference for strangers near and far. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Sounds of the season: School district announces holiday concert schedule
School District of Rhinelander students will be performing holiday vocal and instrumental concerts over the next two weeks. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Random Act of Kindness at Pelican School
School counselor Lacey Sikora was recently recognized by her peers for her outstanding work as a counselor at Pelican Elementary School. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Kiwanis honors
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander recognized two outstanding Rhinelander High School seniors at a recent meeting. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Nativity Catholic School announces first quarter honor roll
The following students were named to Nativity Catholic School's first quarter honor roll. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Rhinelander High School named a state finalist in national STEM contest
Approximately 100 Rhinelander High School students working on possible solutions to the community's water contamination problem are state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Kindness matters at Pelican
Mrs. Belanger's students have been learning all about the word kindness in morning meetings. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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