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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Three Rhinelander golfers - Ben Opsal, Josh Willis and Kass Schoppe - were among eight to make it out of a 40-player Wisconsin State Amateur qualifying event Thursday at Timber Ridge Golf Club.


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Oneida County can be a bank if it wants to
Oneida County can legally get into the banking business if it wants to, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea, the county's finance director told the administration committee last week. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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News
Law Enforcement Center issues adding up
Though it is only about to celebrate its 19th birthday, the Oneida County Law Enforcement Center has suffered numerous symptoms of old age. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Anti-mining speaker once convicted of fire bomb possession
A speaker for anti-mining forces at this month's public hearing on a proposed Oneida County metallic mining ordinance turns out to be not only a vocal activist but a convicted one. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Rhinelander woman accused of threatening to kill, eat social worker
A Rhinelander woman was taken into custody this week after allegedly threatening to kill and eat the social worker handling a Social Services case involving her children. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Elder financial abuse case against Boulder Junction business owner moves forward
A Boulder Junction woman will be seen in Vilas County Circuit Court in early July in an elder financial abuse case. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Sackett to lead Rhinelander Chamber
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee moved quickly this week to name a new executive director in the wake of Maggie Steffen's June 11 resignation. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Cold case murder trial tentatively set for April 2019
A 69-year-old Minocqua man accused of killing his wife back in 1982 is tentatively scheduled to stand trial in April 2019, 37 years after Barbara Mendez was found dead in the credit union office where she was employed. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Council president weighs in on mayor's COTW proposal
City Council president George Kirby has not been swayed by mayor Chris Frederickson's arguments in support of changing the city's finance, wage and salary committee from a five-person standing committee to a Committee of the Whole (COTW) to include the entire City Council. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Community
ArtStart announces its second School of the Arts Legacy Program
Artists from all over the state will come together next month for what organizers describe as an "inspiring and adventurous extended weekend arts retreat" Sept. 27-30 on the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Treehaven campus outside of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Vander Bloemen looking to hit $500,000 raised for Alzheimer's disease research
Brett Vander Bloemen, Senior Partner at North Star Resource Group in Minneapolis and a native of Rhinelander, will host the fifth annual Liz Vander Bloemen Charitable Golf Event on Monday, July 16. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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A's, B's and O's are missing: Red Cross campaign calls for new blood donors to fill the missing types
As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign to recruit new blood donors - and those who have not given recently - to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Hodag Run for Your Life a blend of fun and exercise
Marathon runners and weekend joggers alike will want to participate in the 12th annual Hodag Run for Your Life June 23 at Hodag Park. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Northwoods musician to perform at Nicolet June 26
Local headliner Scott Kirby and a group of musician friends will entertain crowds during a summertime event Tuesday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Nicolet College Theatre. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Magnuson to discuss lake ice and the north in Rhinelander
John Magnuson, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present a limnology program "What does lake seasonality tell us about climate change and variability" at 6 p.m. June 25 at the Rhinelander District Library. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) comes to Nicolet College
The Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) exhibit at the Nicolet College Art Gallery features work from up and coming artists and will be on display until Saturday, June 23. Artists are also invited to participate in a one-day workshop on Saturday, June 23 that features a lecture, demonstration, and educational critique. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Opinions
Anti-mining forces march over the cliff of credibility
It has often been said that if you lie down with dogs, you will get upon with fleas.

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Reader: County board repeating its mistakes
To the Editor:

On the 19th of June, the Oneida County Board decided to preemptively allow sulfide mines in areas of our county, zoned 1-A Forestry and General Use, so that a mining company could avoid having to rezone the area.


Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Staying true to the true purpose of zoning
The zoning committees of various counties these days are involved in multiple hot-button issues, from confined agricultural feedstock operations, or CAFOs, to sulfide mining to - yes, still and forever - shoreland zoning.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Now is the time to stand up and be counted
To the Editor:

Our full county board will likely act on zoning rules regulating sulfide mining on June 19. (subscriber access)


Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Reader defines 'overburden'
To the Editor:

On June 6, 2018, I attended an Oneida County Planning and Development meeting at the Rhinelander High School. (subscriber access)


Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Reader questions health care billing practices
To the Editor:

I'm writing in out of concern about the billing from an area clinic.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Reader questions empty buses
To the Editor:

Recently I met three big buses on a one-mile stretch of Hwy. K. Upon turning onto Hwy. 47 I saw a fourth big bus turn onto Hwy. K and I couldn't see more than a few kids on each bus.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Sports
Legion: Rebels shutout Mosinee, become lone GNLC unbeaten
Martin Hoger pitched 4 2/3 innings of shutout baseball in his varsity debut and the Rebels scored in every inning except the fourth as they knocked off Mosinee 7-0 at Stafford Field.

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Northwoods Fastpitch drops a pair ahead of Pines tourney
The Northwoods Fastpitch 14U squad - a co-op of players from the Rhinelander, Lakeland and Eagle River areas - took the field for a doubleheader against Hurley at Northland Pines High School last Thursday.

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Rhinelander Swim Club competes at Badger State Games
Rhinelander Swim Club competed at Badger State Games June 9 and 10. The club had its largest attendance recorded to represent them at Badger State Games in Wausau for 2018.

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Photo: JV soccer awards
The Rhinelander High School junior varsity girls' soccer team handed out its year-end awards during a banquet at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom Thursday, June 14.

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Shoutouts & Callouts
Phil Mickelson's odd whack last Saturday at the U.S. Open has sparked a debate in the golf world as to what was going on in Phil's head when he broke one of the game's basic tenets - play the ball as it lies. Did the frustration of watching another chance to win the U.S. Open, the only major he has not conquered, get the best of Lefty or was it a shrewd move on a Shinnecock Hills course that went from difficult to virtually unplayable during a Saturday slaughter?

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Team review: RHS softball
The Rhinelander High School softball team was a difficult squad to figure out during the 2018 season. Consider this - the same team that beat this spring's WIAA Division 3 state runner-up also lost to a team that had not won a conference game in three seasons.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Babe Ruth Roundup
After a slow start in the field Monday night, Rhinelander Green's bats came alive as it remained perfect in Northwoods Babe Ruth Senior League play. The Hodags scored seven times in the first two innings and defeated Tomahawk 8-4 at Stafford Field.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Outdoors
Seedlings transplanted for courthouse pollinator garden
Last fall the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department held a seed planting party at the courthouse. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
As a tournament angler, I am big on catch and release fishing. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Charlie Baker Memorial Musky Tournament set for June 23, 24
The 30th annual Charlie Baker Memorial Musky Tournament will take place June 23, 24 on the Moens Lake Chain in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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The Lake Where You Live
After mayflies hatched here on Birch Lake a little less than two weeks ago, I wondered: Why does this happen? (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Walleyes for Tomorrow banquet successful
The annual Walleyes for Tomorrow banquet was held Thursday, June 14, at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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NWC releases rehabbed animals back to the wild
Recently Northwoods Wildlife Center released two more animals back to their natural environments. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin raffle tickets on sale now
The Musky Clubs Alliance is once again holding its annual raffle. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Education
Rhinelander High School students shine in Solar Olympics
High school students from across Wisconsin showed off their knowledge of solar energy at Wisconsin Public Service's (WPS) Solar Olympics competition recently in Stevens Point. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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RHS teacher Mischell Fryar earns Jostens 'National Yearbook of Excellence Program' award
The National Yearbook of Excellence Program winners were announced recently and Mischell Fryar, Yearbook adviser and teacher at Rhinelander High School, was honored. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Explore IT careers, flexible training options at IT Works event June 27
With many information technology jobs starting around $20 an hour and high demand for those with the right skills, Nicolet College will hold an IT Works event Wednesday, June 27, for anyone interested in learning about the training necessary for a career in IT. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Class of 2018 receives $352,200 in scholarships
The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with Rhinelander High School, hosted the annual Rhinelander Community Scholarship Awards May 20 in the John & Dori Brown Performing Arts Center at RHS. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Look how far we've come: RHS graduates visit their former elementary schools as district begins new tradition
The School District of Rhinelander started a new tradition this spring. On the day of graduation practice, members of the Class of 2018 took some time to walk the walls of their former schools dressed in their caps and gowns. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Strike a pose
The fifth-grade students at Central Intermediate School participated in a Living History Museum Wednesday. Students researched influential individuals and displayed the results of their research in written form and by posing as a wax figure of their chosen person. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Nicolet College offering flexible business management program
Like many working parents with young children, Pam Albrecht's life is a seemingly continuous swirl of activity. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 7, 2018
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