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Sunday, May 26, 2019
The dream the Rhinelander High School track team's sprinters formed prior to the start of the season was fulfilled Thursday. The Hodags are moving on to state in a pair of relays following a pair of top-four finishes at a WIAA Division 2 sectional meet at Veterans Park in Mosinee.


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City leaders discuss how to move 'beyond the drama'
After months of tension and near-constant accusations, city of Rhinelander officials took steps Tuesday toward a more productive future. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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News
School board to hear sports facility proposal
The Hodag Schools Foundation (HSF) is ready to present a proposal to the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education as to how to use a $500,000 donation from Dr. Lee Swank and family to fund indoor sports facility improvements. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Northwoods Transit Commission audit issues come to a head
Questions and concerns surrounding a required independent audit resurfaced at the Northwoods Transit Commission's May 17 meeting as commissioners discussed a letter issued by the Oneida County Corporation Counsel's office. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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GOP lawmakers agree on $500-million education boost
Republican leaders in the state Senate and Assembly have endorsed a $500 million increase in K-12 school funding over the next two years, lawmakers announced this week. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Male dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound near Nicolet College entrance (UPDATE)
An 83-year-old man died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the entrance to Nicolet Technical College Thursday afternoon, the Oneida County sheriff's office has reported.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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School board votes to affiliate with Rural Virtual Academy
With the 2018-19 school year winding down, the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted Monday to affiliate with the Rural Virtual Academy, an online charter school, on a trial basis. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Metz in Vilas County custody on vehicular homicide, related charges
A man accused of causing the death of a Manitowish Waters resident after driving on snowy roads with meth, Vicodin and other drugs in his system is being held in Vilas County Jail. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Local teacher pleads not guilty to drug charges
A Rhinelander elementary school teacher entered not guilty pleas Monday to three separate drug charges. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Community
Board of Health applications due June 5
The Oneida County Board of Heath is accepting applications from interested Oneida County residents. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month
Did you know May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month? (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Vendors prepping for first Hodag Farmers Market of the year
It's that time of year again!

The Hodag Farmers Market will hold its first sale of the year this Saturday, May 25, at Rhinelander's Pioneer Park. (subscriber access)


Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Downtown flower basket project continues
If life is about balance, then the beautiful flower baskets seen all summer in Downtown Rhinelander are to balance the challenging snowbanks of winter. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Regional art exhibit on display at Nicolet College through June 29
Works created by emerging artists from across the Northwoods will be on display in the Nicolet College Art Gallery May 29 through June 29 during the annual Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) exhibit. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Wausau Homes names Nathan Schrock its Builder of the Year
Wausau Homes Rhinelander owner Nathan Shrock was recently named the 2018 Wausau Homes Builder of the Year. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church to host camping-themed Vacation Bible School
"Camp Out! Getting S'more of Jesus" is the theme for a summer Vacation Bible School to be hosted by Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Opinions
RASF president reflects on scholarship ceremony
To the Editor:

On May 19, the annual Rhinelander Area Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held. (subscriber access)


Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Our view
In district attorney Michael Schiek's opinion, four members of the Rhinelander city council and mayor Chris Frederickson did not violate the open meetings law when they composed, signed, and circulated a letter to council president George Kirby questioning his leadership, suggesting he resign, and promising a forthcoming and uncomfortable conversation about it all. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Reader has questions about letter of support
To the Editor:

A letter was presented March 11 by five city employees expressing a lack of confidence in the city administrator. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Treasurer's office recognizes Lottery and Gaming Credit Awareness Week
To the Editor:

The Oneida County Treasurer's office, in conjunction with the Wisconsin County Treasurers' Association, and supported by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, declared the week of May 13 - May 17, 2019, as Lottery and Gaming Credit Awareness Week. (subscriber access)


Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Our view
Oneida County's demand for an independent transit commission audit is welcome news, assuming the transit commission complies, or doesn't try to be sneaky and play games with such an audit. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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The elephant in the room
To the Editor:

As state legislators dive into the upcoming budget and the Joint Finance Committee ends their listening sessions across the state, there's one demographic that is the elephant in the room. (subscriber access)


Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Our view
It was all just a joke. It was all said in jest. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 9, 2019
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Sports
Rhinelander shuts down Mosinee 3-1 in postseason pitchers' duel
The Hodags took advantage of some shoddy Mosinee defense in the first inning, scoring three runs, and held on behind command pitching performances from Bryce Schickert and Josh Randolph to defeat the Indians 3-1 at City Park in Mosinee in a WIAA regional quarterfinal contest.

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Hodags close regular season with a 3-1 win over Pines
Payton Van Zile and Emma Hjelle scored on shots outside the 18-yard box in the first half and the Hodags defeated the Eagles 3-1 to close the regular season in Eagle River.

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Hodag netters fall at sectionals
The tournament runs for the Rhinelander High School boys' tennis team's three sectional qualifiers met a similar ending Wednesday morning in Kohler.

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Hodag tennis advances top flights to sectionals
The Hodags advanced top singles player Jacob Weddle and No. 1 doubles team Connor Young and Logan Oestreich out of the subsectional round of the WIAA Division 2 tournament Monday in Minocqua.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Hodag golfers last at WIAA regionals
The Rhinelander High School golf team posted one of its best rounds of the season Tuesday, but it was not enough for any of the Hodags to advance out of the first round of the WIAA tournament.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Mosinee shuts down Hodags again in regional semis
Top-seeded Mosinee made short work of the RHS softball team in the second round of the WIAA tournament. The Indians had big innings in every frame Tuesday to defeat the Hodags 15-0 in a game called in three innings due to the mercy rule.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Hodags look to get bats going heading into postseason
With the playoffs set to start Thursday for the Rhinelander High School baseball team, the Hodags are hoping to get their bats going on a more consistent basis.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Outdoors
Northwoods Invitational a hit in Harshaw
High school clay target shooting is popular. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Natural Reaction
Unlike the slow grandeur of the sunsets they scatter through, bats are a fleeting beauty. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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UW-Madison students get northern exposure at Kemp Station
No one is having a more wild time at camp this summer than the University of Wisconsin-Madison students currently staying at Kemp Station south of Woodruff. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Inaugural Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament to be held on Boom Lake
The inaugural Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament will be held on Boom Lake on Saturday, Aug. 17. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Natural Reaction
The faint band of blue that breaks the darkness of the morning's black eastern sky, when the planet leans just enough toward the sun to allow a bit of sight, is like a conductor's baton signaling to all birds to begin to sing. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Lake associations seek county support for I-LIDS technology
The boat launches of Vilas County are the frontline in the battle against Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Opportunities exist to help Wisconsin's bats
Brian Heeringa is a wildlife biologist for the Washburn Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and also a board member of the Midwest Bat Working Group. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Education
Rhinelander High School seniors receive scholarships totaling over $230,000
On May 19, the Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with Rhinelander High School, hosted the annual Rhinelander Community Scholarship Awards in the John & Dori Brown Performing Arts Center at RHS. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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2019 Rhinelander High School scholarship recepients announced


Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Nicolet Players bring scenes from 'The Crucible' to Rhinelander High School
On May 16, director Jim Nuttall and several actors from the recent Nicolet Players production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" visited Rhinelander High School to perform a selection of scenes for approximately 200 students. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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BiG winner
Rhinelander High School student Jackson Klitzka won a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer, donated by Rhinelander GM and refurbished by RHS students, Wednesday during the 7th annual PBIS Car Giveaway. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Central Intermediate School student excels in writing competitions
Budding writer Cassidy Lindner has had a busy year in Mrs. Bauknecht's fourth-grade class at Central School, according to a School District of Rhinelander press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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RASF scholarship awards ceremony May 19
The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation (RASF) will host this year's Rhinelander Community Scholarship Awards Ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center at Rhinelander High School. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Rhinelander student wins 2019 NATO of WI/UP Scholarship
The National Association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula (NATO of WI/UP) has named Sydney Brown as its $1,000 scholarship recipient. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 11, 2019
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