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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Logan Freund passed for three touchdowns, ran for another and the Hodag defense stifled the Cardinals' ground attack in a 27-8 win to open the season at Mike Webster Stadium.


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County board sends land issue back to committee
Caught between the town of Minocqua and a private citizen, both whom are seeking ownership of a small tax-foreclosed parcel located off Cedar Falls Road, the Oneida County Board of Supervisors voted Aug. 16 to send the matter back to the land records committee for further consideration. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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News
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DNR seeks public's help in deer shooting investigation
The Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public's help in solving a case involving the illegal shooting of three deer along State Highway 47 between Walter Drive and Forest Trail in the town of Woodruff.

"They were shot in the head with a small caliber rifle from the roadway," conservation warden Tim Ebert said.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Board approves courthouse Wi-Fi project, new ITS position
The historic Oneida County Courthouse is about to get a little more high-tech.

The county board of supervisors Aug. 16 authorized the installation of a Wi-Fi network throughout the courthouse. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Three Lakes board starts discussion on 2017 budget
The town of Three Lakes held a pair of sparsely attended meetings Aug. 16, one to get a jump on the town's 2017 budget and the other a regular board meeting.

Three Lakes town board meetings are normally standing-room only affairs, but warm weather and sparse agendas resulted in only a handful of people in attendance for both of the board's Aug. 16 meetings. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Woman charged with disorderly conduct rejects court's jurisdiction
A 44-year-old Tomahawk woman charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly disrupted a probate proceeding in front of Judge Patrick O'Melia June 1 continues to insist that state courts do not have jurisdiction over her and that the charges are not legal. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Two-car accident
Emergency personnel were called to a two-car accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 45 outside of Monico at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday. The accident snarled traffic for about 20 minutes as the scene was being cleaned up, but no serious injuries were reported. Oneida County paramedics, Monico Volunteer Fire Department, Oneida County sheriff's office and the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the scene while Fire District Alpha provided traffic control.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Political Digest
Representatives propose Olympic victory tax repeal

Assembly speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) announced last week they will introduce legislation to make Olympic medals and their associated prize money tax free in Wisconsin.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Rhinelander may copy La Crosse holiday lights display
A local woman's appreciation for the La Crosse Rotary Lights display has led to discussions at City Hall about possibly installing a similar display in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Community
Community News | Entertainment | Area Events Calendar
Lillis shares inspiring story at Celebration of Life
Nancy Lillis has been on both sides of the battle against cancer, first as an employee of the James Beck Cancer Center in Rhinelander for 13 years and then as a patient.

Lillis shared her unique story Thursday evening at the ninth annual Celebration of Life held on the lawn of the James Beck Cancer Center. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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New president looks to invigorate senior center
With a massive overhaul of the Lakeland Retirement Foundation recently completed, a new name will grace the presidential marquee. Dr. Carl Koch has been with the program for two years and has been a key component in pushing the senior center to the modern age of geriatric care. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Y holds annual Fall Plant Sale
Fall is in the air and the YMCA of the Northwoods Active Older Adult department is getting ready for its annual fall plant sale. Beautiful mums in 8" pots can be ordered for $10 and come in yellow, rust or purple. A luscious fall aster plant in an 8" pot is also $10. A gorgeous fall arrangement in a 12" pot made up of ornamental kale, grasses and flowering plants can be purchased for $18.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Expera treats public safety workers to 'thank you' meal
Members of the Rhinelander police and fire departments, and Oneida County sheriff's office employees, were treated to lunch Thursday at the Rhinelander Police Department. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Hodag presidential campaign ramping up with call for endorsements
On a recent rainy day, we had a family show up in the chamber office saying "We're here, now what?" They had come to the Rhinelander area with visions of boating and fishing and hiking in mind.

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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celebration of life
Breast cancer survivor Nancy Lillis is greeted after sharing her story at the ninth annual Celebration of Life Thursday at the James Beck Cancer Center in Rhinelander. A full story on the event will be published in Tuesday's edition.

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Library to host program on bees
Bees, and their insect cousins, are most active and aggressive in the months of August and September. Ever wonder why? Rhinelander District Library officials have announced Paul Mueller of the Oneida County Beekeepers Association will give a presentation on bees at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Opinions
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Take heart, conservatives, take heart
The great muckraking journalist I.F. Stone once compiled a book of his columns from the 1960s, known as "In a Time of Torment."

It mostly certainly was a time of torment, and perhaps that was an understatement. Using masterful prose, Stone laid out a Leftist's view of America, from "the Cuban missile crisis, the Kennedy assassination, the violent white reaction to civil rights legislation and the rise of black power, Vietnam and the student riots."


Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Step in and reform
The Oneida County sheriff not long ago told the county's law enforcement committee he didn't really want them meddling in internal department affairs: Just trust us and let us do our jobs, and everything will be fine, he basically told the committee.

Of course, what's fine and what's not is in the eye of the beholder, and sheriff Grady Hartman apparently practices what he preaches because, when it comes to investigating possible misconduct by his officers, he just takes their word that they didn't do it.


Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Reader refutes Moore commentary
To the editor:

Well, he's done it again. Richard Moore has written an entire article based on conspiracy theories, with practically no grounding in facts [Saturday: "The Executioner's Song"].


Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Reader shares thoughts on 'downtown' violations
To the editor:

I was interested in the "citations" issued to city residents recently, who violated the ordinance concerning "eyesores" that appear in our neighborhoods. I believe that number of violations to be 43.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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The executioner's song
In Cass McCombs's The Executioner's Song, the executioner sings about how much he loves his job:

"I love my job almost as much as I do you. It's a good job, I may not get paid as much but I more than make up With an enormous sense of self-worth."
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Saturday, August 13, 2016
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Their last hurrah
Tuesday's primary elections in Wisconsin were a drab affair compared to our national drama in politics, and that says a lot about the state.

If the national political fabric is blood red and blow-hard blue, Wisconsin's primary colors can best be described as 50 shades of black, that is, it lacks all color 50 times over.


Thursday, August 11, 2016
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Reader says it's time for Tiffany to go
To the editor:

District 12 State Senator Tom Tiffany's newly proposed legislation would prevent local governments from using eminent domain power to build public parks and trails. Yet Tom supports legislation granting energy conglomerate Enbridge the right to take private land to install an oil pipeline using eminent domain. World-class hypocrisy here?


Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Aug. 23
Volleyball: Rhinelander 3-0, Hodag Invite
Girls' tennis: Rhinelander 6, Medford 1
Cross Country: RHS boys 3rd/5, Girls 5th/5, Ted Voigt Invite


Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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RHS sports recap: Monday, Aug. 22
Girls' swim: Rhinelander 114, Wausau West 53
Girls' swim: Rhinelander 110, Lakeland 59


Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Team preview: RHS volleyball
The Rhinelander High School volleyball team is not the same squad coach Kathy Wawrzynowicz led to the Great Northern Conference title in 2012. The longtime coach said 2016 will be a building year for her club. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Team preview: RHS boys' soccer
Every year it seems the Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team has to fill major holes in its lineup. Yet every year the Hodags are in contention for, if not winning, the Great Northern Conference title. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Shoutouts & Callouts
When it comes to NFL investigations, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers right now are merely pawns in a high-stakes game. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Youth basketball registration now open
Registration for the Rhinelander Basketball Association's competitive traveling teams is now open.



Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Women's golf scramble set for Sept. 8 in St. Germain
Northwoods Girls Golf Inc. is hosting the Annual St. Germain Woman's Fall Golf Classic, a 4-woman scramble, on Thursday, Sept. 8 at St. Germain Golf Course.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Outdoors
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Deer decisions
Spring hearings are held in April of each year to allow residents of each county in the state the opportunity to draft their own resolutions to be voted on by those who attend the hearing. If those voters pass a resolution, it is then taken up by the appropriate committee. In the case of proposed resolutions regarding deer and elk, the resolutions are passed to the Deer and Elk Advisory Committee for further review. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Get ready for the 2016 hunting season
As most hunters know, rules and regulations change from year to year. It can be confusing at times, but browsing through the book of regulations at the start of the hunting season can help clear up many hunters' questions. There is also another tool hunters can use to get answers to specific questions, directly from DNR experts. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Fish like a girl: Detailed topographical maps are free from Nat Geo
I am a map fanatic. There are no two ways about it. I spend a great deal of my off-the-water time in the winter looking at lake maps. I collect lake maps like some people collect knickknacks. I was one of those kids who had a world map posted on the wall of my bedroom so I could plan my exotic adventures to distant lands. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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How old is your lake?
How old is your lake? This can be a difficult question to answer. Not everything ages at the same rate, and lakes are no exception. There is no easy equation such as the oversimplification we use with dogs (human years multiplied by seven gives us a dog's "age"). (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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The lake where you live: Wild celery
Did you know that celery might be growing in your lake? It doesn't grow (as best I can tell) here on Birch Lake at Harshaw, but it does in many lakes all over Wisconsin.

Of course this isn't the celery you dice into potato salad, the kind whose stalks you can fill peanut butter and dot with raisins. (subscriber access)


Saturday, August 20, 2016
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2016 hunting dates
Deer

• Archery and Crossbow: Sept. 17-Jan. 8, 2017

• Gun hunt for hunters with disability (check regulations for areas): Oct. 1-9

• Youth deer hunt: Oct. 8-9

• Gun deer season: Nov. 19-27


Saturday, August 20, 2016
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New lake groupings highlight 2016 Fishing Hot Spots Hodag Musky Challenge Sept. 23-25
Heading into its 35th year, registration for the 2016 Fishing Hot Spots Hodag Musky Challenge is open. Anglers from around Wisconsin and the Midwest will cast their lines for the chance to take home part of a multi-thousand dollar cash purse and the title of 2016 Fishing Hot Spots Hodag Musky Challenge Champion.

Saturday, August 13, 2016
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
School board revises graduation requirements
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education wasted little time Monday evening approving revisions to the district's graduation requirements.

Superintendent Kelli Jacobi told the board the district has occasionally adjusted the requirements in the past and it was time to do so again. (subscriber access)


Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Arts Day workshops, celebration Sept. 24 at Nicolet College
Arts Day is coming to Nicolet College Saturday, Sept. 24 to celebrate the opening of the college's new Art Gallery with the event featuring numerous creative workshops and the opening reception for the Northern National Art Competition in the evening.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Nicolet instructor Kilgus named Advanced Placement exam evaluator for sixth year
Nicolet College Spanish and English instructor Ocie Kilgus recently participated in her sixth year as a Spanish exam evaluator for the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, which gives high school students the opportunity to get a jump-start on college along with providing them with other significant academic benefits.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
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'Hodags Take Downtown' all-alumni party set for Aug. 19
Hundreds of Hodag alumni - spanning nine decades and living in at least 16 states - are headed home for the annual Hodags Take Downtown all-alumni party.

The event will be held on Friday, Aug. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. at Pat's Tavern (70 South Brown Street) in downtown Rhinelander.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Nicolet to offer evening nursing assistant classes in Eagle River, Laona; tuition assistance for income-eligible students
Nicolet College will offer new evening nursing assistant classes this fall in Eagle River and Laona that will have tuition assistance for students who meet certain income eligibility requirements.

"These classes are perfect for individuals looking to start a rewarding career in health occupations," Lenore Blemke, Nicolet College Dean of Health Occupations, said in a press release.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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Let's get to work project celebrates success
The Wisconsin Let's Get to Work project was a five-year, national systems change grant charged with improving, developing and implementing policies and practices that raise community expectations and overall employment outcomes for high school youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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James Williams Middle School announces honor roll
James Williams Middle School this week announced its Honor Level of Achievement (3.0-3.499 GPA) and Honor Level of Excellence (3.5 or higher) students for second semester.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
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