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Thursday, November 20, 2014
While those who prefer to hunt deer are out enjoying the opening weekend of the gun season, bargain hunters can chase sales during the annual Downtown Rhinelander Inc. Holiday Open House Nov. 21-23. (Subscriber access)


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Petco to acquire Drs. Foster and Smith
Pet specialty retailer Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Rhinelander-based Drs. Foster and Smith. The deal was announced Wednesday in a press release. (River News file photo)
Pet specialty retailer Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Rhinelander-based Drs. Foster and Smith. The deal was announced Wednesday in a press release. (River News file photo)
Petco has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Rhinelander pet supply company Drs. Foster and Smith.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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News
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City to hold April referendum on Premier Resort Area Tax
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There will be an extra question on the April ballot for city of Rhinelander residents. In addition to making their choices for state and local elected positions, voters will also have to decide whether to support the implementation of a Premier Resort Area Tax. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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County fair organizers developing long-term strategy
Raymond Quicksilver has lived elsewhere, but he retired in Rhinelander, he said, to stay in a vibrant and emerging community. He wants to keep it that way. So on Tuesday evening, when the sun had already set and temperatures were in the single digits, Quicksilver spent a few hours in a local hotel banquet room along with 40 others, including concerned citizens and a handful of county board supervisors.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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City still waiting for mill rate figure
The Rhinelander City Council will need to hold a special meeting next week to approve the city's 2015 budget and tax levy. (Subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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BCPL approves $50,000 loan to town of Cassian and land purchase in Forest County
The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) on Tuesday approved a State Trust Fund Loan totaling $50,000 to the town of Cassian to purchase a tanker/pumper truck.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Rhinelander teen charged with sexual assault
A 17-year-old Rhinelander youth, charged with third-degree sexual assault, made his initial appearance Monday in Oneida County Circuit Court. Ryan S. Frahm appeared before Branch II Judge Michael Bloom to answer to the charge which, according to the criminal complaint, stems from an incident on Sept. 13. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Judge refuses to lower bond in incest case
A 46-year-old Rhinelander man charged with one count of incest remains in the Oneida County jail after an Oneida County Circuit Court judge refused to lower his $15,000 cash bond Tuesday afternoon. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Electric hike approved, natural gas prices lowered
State regulators have given verbal approval to a request by Wisconsin Public Service to change rates for electricity and natural gas.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Tomahawk to host traditional Venison Feed Nov. 21
The Northwoods is known for its beautiful forests, and every year in late November, scores of hunters make their way north to commune among the tall timbers and seek out that trophy buck.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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New business
The Rhinelander Area Ambassadors club welcomed a new business to downtown Rhinelander Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Best Embroideries at 22 W. Davenport St.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Fun for hunters and non-hunters alike this weekend
We're quickly approaching the holiday season here in the Northwoods, and while there's no official holiday being celebrated this weekend, the amount of activity that will be seen around the area will certainly give it a holiday-like feel.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Lake of the Torches donates $2,000 to help foster economic development in Vilas County
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino recently presented the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation with a $2,000 donation to help in the organization's efforts in promoting economic development throughout the county.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Two holiday concerts coming to Nicolet College Dec. 4, 14
Songs of the holidays will fill the Nicolet College Theatre in coming weeks as two special concerts will be held as part of the Nicolet Live! Performing Arts Series.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Community donates to food pantry
Multiple organizations and community members have made donations to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry recently.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Kids can attend Dear Camp while parents visit bazaars
While their parents visit Christmas bazaars, children can attend Dear Camp, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Rhinelander.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Opinions
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Writer appreciates band concert
To the editor: On Nov. 9, my husband and I, along with our son, went over to James Williams Middle School to hear a free concert. It was put on by the Rhinelander Community Band in honor of the veterans.

Monday, November 17, 2014
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Are corporations people? Well, duh
A buddy of mine recently posed a question about corporations and the people who compose them, work at them, and run them.

Friday, November 14, 2014
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Author objects to public funding of voucher schools
To the editor: When my wife and I bought our house we decided to buy a house on a private road. We knew that along with our neighbors we would be responsible for the upkeep and snow plowing costs for the road.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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Writer appreciates hospitality
To the editor: I am writing this letter to thank Rhinelander Mayor Dick Johns, the city of Rhinelander, Holiday Acres and the Optimist Club of Rhinelander for the great hospitality the Wisconsin North Upper Michigan (WINUM) District was shown the weekend of Nov 7 and 8, 2014 when we were privileged to hold our quarterly conference at Holiday Acres.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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Adopt, don't shop
To the editor: There's no such thing as a responsible breeder while there are animals in shelters and rescues. For every animal you buy, several will die in a shelter.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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Former player defends basketball coach
To the editor: I am writing this letter in defense of head girls basketball coach Ryan Clark. As a Rhinelander graduate and Hodag basketball alum, I have firsthand experience with having him as a coach.

Friday, November 7, 2014
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City should consider paper bags for yard waste cleanup
To the editor: This is the time of year to take care of leaves, branches and all other yard waste.

Friday, November 7, 2014
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Sports
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RHS boys' hoops, wrestling off and running
Numbers are up and energy is high for both the Rhinelander High School boys' basketball and wrestling teams, which started practice Monday. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Bykra named new RHS boys' swim coach
When the Rhinelander High School boys' swim team started practice this week, there was a distinct absence at the pool.

Long-time head coach Amber Laggis has stepped down, leaving the program in the hands of Lindsay Byrka, a well-known name to those familiar with the history of Rhinelander swimming. (subscriber access)


Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Girls' swim team caps off season with awards banquet
The Rhinelander High School girls' swim team gathered in the school commons Tuesday night to reflect on the 2014 season and recognize those who made remarkable contributions to the team. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Lack of practice time leads to postponement of games, scrimmage
Two Rhinelander High School sporting activities were postponed Tuesday and another, scheduled for Friday, has also been postponed because of the weather.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Alpine ski club winter fundraiser set for Dec. 7
The Rhinelander Area Alpine Ski Club will hold its winter fundraising dinner on Sunday, Dec. 7 at Holiday Acres Resort.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Photo: Back to the grind
Rhinelander High School boys' basketball coach Derek Lemmens addresses his team during practice Monday morning at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Monday, November 17, 2014
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Shoutouts & Callouts
The new NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup format had its share of detractors but, if you watched any of it, answer this question: Were you not entertained? (subscriber access)

Monday, November 17, 2014
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Outdoors
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Blackwell students clear brush, prevent wildfires, learn leadership
Michael Mason, a Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center student and wildland firefighter, did not spend Oct. 29 in the classroom.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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DNR offers tips for safe hunting season in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is one of the safest places in the world to hunt deer, and this is no accident, said recreational safety officials with the state Department of Natural Resources.

Friday, November 14, 2014
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Wilderness first aid tip: The skinny on shock
It is better to think of shock as a symptom rather than the problem itself. Shock is the result of one of three things: low volume, low flow, or low pressure. By addressing the problem, shock can be managed and avoided.

Friday, November 14, 2014
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The ice cometh: Why is it slippery?
One of my great winter joys has been ice skating on a lake or river rather than a rink. Nothing beats the first venture with blades onto brand new ice, often clear as glass. (Subscriber access)

Friday, November 14, 2014
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Fourth of July in November
Spending time out in Mother Nature's world generally supplies folks with numerous fond memories. Anglers and hunters, besides being notorious liars, are also notorious for their many unique and original practical jokes they play on their companions. (Subscriber access)

Friday, November 14, 2014
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Ced Vig's Wisconsin Woodsmoke
Bucks are looking for a fight

Friday, November 14, 2014
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Wisconsin Young Forest Partnership formed
Seeing a steady decline of young forest habitats and associated wildlife species in Wisconsin over several decades, a group of county, state and federal agencies, non-profit conservation organizations and forestry companies have formed a partnership to enhance young forest habitat.

Monday, November 10, 2014
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
School board approves wired networking, fundraising requests
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education cruised through a relatively short agenda Monday, approving three requests that passed through the Operations and Strategic Planning Committee earlier this month. (Subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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RHS drama club to perform 'Beauty and the Beast'
The Rhinelander High School/Northwoods Community Secondary School Drama Department is inviting the public to its production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Nov. 20-23 at the Rhinelander High School Auditorium.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School honored its October Students of the Month Oct. 30 with a Student of the Month breakfast.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Co-teaching at Crescent Elementary School
Co-teaching is when a general education teacher(s) and a special education teacher, or paraprofessional, share the responsibilities of planning lessons, delivering instruction and interventions, and assessing skills in a heterogeneous classroom.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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School district forest uses donation
Lumberjack Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. recently held an executive committee meeting in the great room of the School Forest Environmental Educational Center at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom (CAVOC), the School District of Rhinelander's School Forest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Diversity Club attends YPCL Conference
The 10th Annual Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership Conference (YPCL) was held Nov. 7-9 at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center near Wisconsin Dells.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA looks to raise money with cash raffle
With the huge amount of snowfall over the past few days, it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner and not Christmas.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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