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Friday, August 14, 2020
Poll workers at the City of Rhinelander polling stations saw lower than normal in-person voting through 1 p.m. Tuesday. Aug. 11, 2020. (subscriber access)


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Alderperson appointed to act as council's 'ears and eyes' inside new ethics board
The Rhinelander Common Council on Monday chose one of its own to act as its "ears and eyes" inside the new city ethics board and directed staff to take additional steps as the search for a new city administrator continues. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 14, 2020
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News
Citing ongoing criticism, Mott resigns from Oneida Vilas Transit Commission
Controversy continues to beset the Oneida Vilas Transit Commission, as the Oneida County board chairman signaled this week that there are new but unnamed issues the county could potentially have to deal with concerning the transit operation, and supervisor Bob Mott submitted his letter of resignation from the commission. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 14, 2020
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SDR committee approves proposed dome manager position
The first School District of Rhinelander school board committee to hold a meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March met Monday to discuss two employee positions directly related to the air-supported dome under construction behind the high school. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Pine Lake arson case moves forward
A 41-year-old Rhinelander woman charged with arson in connection with a July 27 fire at an apartment complex in Pine Lake has been bound over for further proceedings following a preliminary hearing Aug. 11. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 14, 2020
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California women charged with perpetrating health care fraud scheme involving nursing homes
Two women from California have been charged with conspiring to commit health care fraud, the United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin announced late last month. The case involves nursing homes in Wisconsin, including Friendly Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 14, 2020
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City reports sanitary sewer leak
The City of Rhinelander experienced a sanitary sewer leak last week that has been corrected.

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Tourism official predicts industry won't recover until 2023
During the Aug. 3 meeting of the Oneida County Tourism Council, a member of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism reported that while some aspects of the industry are doing better than others in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, full industry recovery may be as many as three years away. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Council on Forestry looks at the future of wood products industry, logging in Wisconsin
Colin Buntrock, forest products team leader with the Department of Natural Resources forestry program, recently spoke to Council on Forestry regarding the Verso Mill closure in Wisconsin Rapids and how it will effect the wood products and logging industry within the state. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Community
United Way, YMCA partner on mask drive
The Northwoods United Way and the YMCA of the Northwoods are teaming up to lead a mask drive for youth and teens.

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Worshiping at a social distance: Trinity Lutheran Church offers drive-in Sunday service
Rhinelander's Trinity Lutheran Church featured its first drive-in style worship service on July 12. Instead of lining pews, members of the congregation gathered for worship at a social distance by staying in their cars and tuning into the radio to listen to the service. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Hodag Farmers Market report: A confession
I must confess I really disliked writing last week's article. Customers are the driving force in any kind of market and one would be unwise to say anything negative. I offer a resounding "Thank You" to everyone who patiently waited while the vendors set up their stalls. It was greatly appreciated. I am very relieved my article was helpful. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Sustaining art in the Northwoods
The natural beauty of the Northwoods which attracts and inspires artists from all walks of life is threatened by environmental degradation in the 21st century. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Hodag Ukulele Society welcomes participants
The embers of a red hot fire crackle in tune with the sweet-sounding chords of a ukulele strumming a folky ditty, the surrounding company harmonizing in turn. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Over $75,000 in grants awarded to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
While the current pandemic has presented numerous unexpected obstacles for local nonprofits, the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry (RAFP) received several grants this year that will be used to fulfill a variety of purposes, including COVID-19 relief. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Chamber's 'Buy Local' campaign ends with a challenge
Eight weeks ago the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) announced a new campaign urging the public to help support and revive local businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the campaign is wrapping up with a challenge to the community to continue to spend money at local businesses. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Opinions
Rethinking Tiffany
To the Editor:

In a Special Election on May 12, we sent Tom Tiffany to Washington to represent our Northwoods communities. Maybe he's not the right person for the job.


Friday, August 14, 2020
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Writer decries loss of 'cultural wellspring'
To the Editor:

As regular summer visitors to the Northwoods for over 50 years my family has always loved hearing WPR's Old Time Radio shows until this summer when hubris and political correctness destroyed yet another cultural wellspring.


Friday, August 14, 2020
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A plea for cooperation
To the Editor:

First of all I want to make it clear this letter is not from the Rhinelander school board. These are my thoughts as a citizen, who just happens to be a school board member.


Friday, August 14, 2020
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Mask mandate - The other side
To the Editor:

I am writing a dissenting opinion to the viewpoint that appeared in the paper to the resident who was disappointed in the sheriff's stance on the mask mandate.


Friday, August 14, 2020
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Earth Overshoot Day
To the Editor:

August 22 marks an unwelcome anniversary for all of us this year. Based on detailed calculations by the Global Footprint Network, August 22 is this year's Earth Overshoot Day (https://www.footprintnetwork.org/). That's the date when humanity has cumulatively exceeded this year's budget of what Nature has the capacity to renew in 2020. From August 22 onward, we're living in ecological debt, eating into our children's and grandchildren's future natural capital.


Friday, August 14, 2020
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Legislature, governor need to work together on pandemic
Gov. Tony Evers's second declared emergency order over the COVID-19 pandemic is clearly out of order, and the Legislature should act now to overturn it - if they haven't by the end of the week - and for multiple reasons.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Resident disappointed in sheriff's stance on mask mandate
To the Editor:

This is an open letter to Sheriff Grady Hartman. I'm upset that you are not supporting Gov. Evers' mandate for wearing a mask in public.


Friday, August 7, 2020
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Sports
Northwood Ladies League carries on cancer awareness night
The coronavirus pandemic did not stop the Northwood Golf Club ladies' league from holding its annual benefit for breast cancer awareness.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Dunbar doubles down at Eagle River Speedway
Marenisco, Michigan's Marcus Dunbar became the first driver in 2020 to capture feature wins in two divisions at Eagle River Speedway last Tuesday night.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Photos: Hodags at Small Town World Series
The Rhinelander 11U baseball team took on Hortonville in their first game at the Small Town Baseball World Series at the 70 West Fields in Minocqua Friday, July 24. Hortonville won 16-4.



Friday, August 7, 2020
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GNC makes fall sports schedule changes
The Great Northern Conference on Tuesday made a host of schedule changes to a number of its fall sports as it prepares for an abbreviated season in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Photo: Felch scores Pinewood ace
Pinewood Country Club witnessed its third hole-in-one of the season Saturday, July 25.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Aho hustles to Eagle River Speedway B-Mod feature win
Defending track champion Jesse Aho of Twin Lakes, Michigan squeezed his way in between leader Ty Springer and a lapped car on a lap 11 to restart to snatch the lead and go on to capture the B Mod feature at Eagle River Speedway last Tuesday night.



Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Shoutouts & Callouts
The WIAA last week presented an imperfect solution to an imperfect problem, trying to juggle participation in sports at a time when there are mixed plans as to what the school experience will look like this fall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, July 31, 2020
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Outdoors
Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament to benefit GO Program
As some readers may know, my husband, Rod Gaskill, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in July of 2018. This year will mark the second annual Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament to be held in Rhinelander on Boom Lake.

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Volunteer registration open for Aquatic Invasive Species Snapshot Day
The Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Team, in partnership with the River Alliance of Wisconsin, is inviting the public to participate in AIS Snapshot Day and search for invasive species in local lakes, rivers, and streams.

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Fading light
I used to make it a point, if at all possible, to be fishing on June 21, all the way to and past sunset, so as to enjoy completely the longest day of the year.

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Bonus antlerless deer harvest authorizations on sale this month
The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has approved the final 2020 deer season structure and antlerless harvest authorization levels.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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What are the frogs doing?
Ever since I was young, I have loved frogs. Of course, I have always been curious about all things nature and outdoors, but frogs are pretty interesting creatures. I use artificial frogs as bait when I am fishing, but who wouldn't? Bass love frogs, too.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Second annual Rod Gaskill Memorial Tournament set for Aug. 15
The second annual Rod Gaskill Memorial Tournament will be held on Boom Lake in Rhinelander on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Explore new experiences through Nicolet outdoor adventure classes
Anyone feeling cooped up and ready to get outside is invited to check out the full compliment of upcoming classes in the Outdoor Adventure Program at Nicolet College.

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Education
Nicolet College Northwoods Pride Festival Canceled
Saturday, June 27 would have been the 4th annual Northwoods Pride Festival at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, however, the event was canceled this year due to COVID-19.

Friday, July 10, 2020
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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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FBLA/DECA food drive a success
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA Club collected a grand total of 1,820 food items for the local Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of its recent Trick or Can food drive.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Nicolet College Visit Day Oct. 27
Anyone thinking about attending Nicolet can learn more about the college, its academic programs, and the careers graduates can pursue during College Visit Day, Friday, Oct. 27.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Crescent students visit pumpkin patch
First graders from Crescent Elementary School visited Helene's Hilltop Orchard Oct. 13. At the Merrill orchard, the students were reminded that pumpkins are a sign of the harvest season.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA to hold Trick or Can food drive
The Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Club is participating in a statewide community service project, Trick or Can. Members will be dropping off bags for community donations and flyers about the event this week and will be back around to pick up the non-perishable food items on Oct. 25.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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