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Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Rhinelander District Library Board of Directors approved a $738,942 2018 budget Tuesday that includes a 1 percent pay raise for library employees. (Subscriber Access)


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Alone at mayoral forum, Young makes his case
Approximately 30 people gathered in the Rhinelander District Library meeting room Wednesday evening to watch city alderman Alex Young make his case for why he should be the next mayor of Rhinelander. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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News
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Transit commission forges foundation for future
After many months of issues, the government body which oversees operations at Northwoods Transit Connections took major steps at its Jan. 11 meeting to position itself on stronger fiscal and reputational ground in the years to come. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Rhinelander man charged with second-degree sexual assault, battery
A Rhinelander man is facing a second-degree sexual assault charge, a battery charge and several counts of bail jumping after a woman reported that he beat her until she complied with his demands for sex. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Former Arbor Vitae resident charged with felonies
A Wausau woman with ties to the Arbor Vitae area is facing up to 28 years in prison after Vilas County authorities charged her with four felonies Jan. 8. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Tran seeks dismissal of second felony count in toddler death case
Attorneys for a former Rhinelander physician charged with child neglect in connection with the death of his 20-month-old son have filed a supplemental brief arguing the felony count should be dismissed. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Wocelka loses spot on spring ballot
No primaries will be necessary for this spring's Rhinelander mayoral and City Council elections as one of the challengers for the District 4 aldermanic seat has been removed from the ballot for making a procedural error. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Police and fire commission hires new officers
After conducting interviews Tuesday morning in closed session, the city of Rhinelander police and fire commission voted to hire two Vilas County deputies to fill the vacancies in the Rhinelander Police Department. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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DOJ releases name of Forest County officer involved in Jan. 4 shooting
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has released the name of the Forest County officer who fatally shot a motorist Jan. 4.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Community
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City to host retirement ceremony for police dog
The public is invited to the official retirement ceremony for Rhinelander police officer Drago vom Heiliger Huegel, the department's K-9 officer.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Rhinelander police officers launch local political action committee
The Rhinelander Professional Police Association (RPPA) has formed a local political action committee.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Wisconsin point-in-time count set for Jan. 24 Homeless count to take place in Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas counties
On the evening of Jan. 24 into the morning hours of Jan. 25, the Northern Wisconsin Initiative to Stop Homelessness (N*WISH) Coalition will be joining homeless coalitions around the state in completing a local count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Donahue and Rojas join Ascension Rehabilitation
Two new rehabilitation associates have joined Ascenion North Region.

Gerad Donahue has joined the rehabilitation department at Ascenscion St. Mary's YMCA Clinic in Rhinelander as a physical therapist while Cara Rojas is now a member of the rehab department at Ascension Crandon Clinic and Sacred Heart Saint Mary's, according to a pair of Ascension press releases issued this week.


Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Five-week hospice education program begins Feb. 7
For many years, individuals who've chosen to pursue volunteering for hospice have been able to explore a wealth of information about the end-of-life in their training sessions.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Manitowoc Minute's Charlie Berens coming to RHS Feb. 9
Comedian, host, actor and Emmy-winning journalist Charlie Berens is bringing the Manitowoc Minute to Rhinelander.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Library seeks volunteers to store books during renovation project
The Demmer Library is seeking volunteer caretakers for library books for the duration of the upcoming renovation.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Opinions
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Reader shares thoughts on mining and water
To the Editor:

I remember back in the early 1980s when Exxon was proposing a mine southwest of Crandon near Mole Lake and there was a huge promotional campaign going on.


Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Autism numbers spike: The latest call to action
The new numbers on autism prevalence are alarming - according to a national survey of more than 30,000 families, 1 in 36 U.S. children have been diagnosed with autism - and they are yet another urgent call for our elected leaders to take action.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Wisconsin wetland protection is under discussion
To the Editor:

Currently, the state legislature is discussing two bills, AB457 and SB600, both of which would remove restrictions on wetland protection in Wisconsin. These bills would exempt nonfederal wetlands from permitting requirements.


Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Generosity and gratitude
To the Editor:

Generosity is defined as, "the quality of being kind and generous; or the quality or fact of being plentiful or large."


Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Reader: County board must protect wetlands
To the Editor:

I was pleased to read in the Northwoods River News (Dec. 28) about Bob Martini's call for Oneida County to protect our endangered wetlands by placing them under general zoning.


Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Trump, you're fired
To the Editor:

I am shocked at Trump's latest tweet referring to the location of the nuclear activativation button and its size in response to North Korea's leader.
(4 comments)


Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Your right to know: Lawmakers should keep promise on transparency
A week after Republicans in the state Legislature voted to gut the public records law in 2015, members of the Assembly sought to quell backlash over the plan.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Saturday, Jan. 20
Boys' hockey: Rhinelander 5, East/Merrill 1
Gymnastics: Rhinelander 10th/10, Rice Lake Invite
Nordic skiing: Rhinelander at Hinder Binder Invite


Saturday, January 20, 2018
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Jan. 19
Boys' basketball: Rhinelander 62, Mosinee 59
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 67, Mosinee 49
Boys' hockey: Rhinelander 5, Medford 0


Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Hodag gymnasts fall to Antigo in GNC crossover
Rhinelander was neither flawless or injury-free on Thursday night as it lost a Great Northern Conference crossover dual to the Robins 123.425-114.05 at Sheldon Fieldhouse.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Hodag swimmers nipped by Shawano 92-76
The Hawks won five of the 11 races, mostly in close fashion, and defeated the Hodags 92-76 in a GNC dual at the Shawano High School Pool.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Perfect 100
The script could not have been written more perfectly for Rhinelander High School senior Colton Krueger as he took to the mat Thursday night for his final home match.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Hockey scoreboard: Bantams 3rd at home tourney
The Rhinelander Ice Association's bantam hockey team placed third out of six teams in the A division of their home tournament, held Jan. 12-14 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Swim Club season reaches 'crescendo' at Freezin' Season Invite
The Rhinelander Swim Club hosted its Freezin' Season Invitational this past Saturday at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Outdoors
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Fish like a girl
Searching mindlessly through the internet during one of our recent cold snaps, I came across an initiative called Humane Backyards created by the Human Society of the United States. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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'Mining 101' seminar in Minocqua Jan. 24
A "Mining 101" educational seminar, sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and the Wisconsin Towns Association, will take place at Wednesday, Jan 24 at Reuland's Conference Center in Minocqua.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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NYDHC interviews: Youth hunters say experience not dependent on harvest
Over 200 youth hunters gathered at Lakeland Union High School Jan. 1 for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt banquet. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Fish like a girl
I have been the outdoors reporter for this newspaper for over two years. That means I have written well over 100 columns. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Lake Where You Live
The bottom of your lake has stories to tell. For many centuries, sediment has been collecting there, year after year, layer on layer. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Kids can learn to ice fish Jan. 20
Oneida County 4-H, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will host its annual "Ice Fishing is Fun!" event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, on Perch Lake (8 miles west of Rhinelander).

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Study measures effectiveness of shoreline restoration efforts
From 1940 to 2000, the Midwest experienced a 146 percent increase in house development. One of the highest relative growth rates has been in northern Wisconsin. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Hodag Connections program expands the School District of Rhinelander's educational options
Are you looking for educational options or flexible scheduling? The School District of Rhinelander (SDR) has expanded its online, home-based, and alternative educational options through its Hodag Connections program.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Northland Pines School District makes AP District Honor Roll
The Northland Pines School District is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll, district officials announced in a press release.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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RHS students of the month
Pictured are the November RHS Students of the Month, from left to right: Front row: Autumn Shafer, Physical Education; Gwyneth Lowry, Physical Education; Megan Hoffhein, English; Jaida Salaam, Math; Max Spaulding, Math. Back row: Jacob Sinclair, Tech. Ed.; Ryan Roberts, Science; Mr. Dornfeld, staff of the month; Elizabeth Glut, Fine Arts; and Emma Wendt, Business & Marketing.



Saturday, January 6, 2018
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tops at JWMS
James Williams Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for November. Grade level teaching teams chose two students this month who demonstrated the ability to follow the school's 4 Be's (Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Here) at an exceptional level.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Seniors share words of wisdom with JWMS students
A group of Rhinelander High School seniors about to enter the adult world met recently with a group of James Williams Middle School on the precipice of a different milestone - their high school years - to offer advice and recommendations for the younger students' last four years of secondary education. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 28, 2017
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Nicolet welding students learn career skills on their own terms under new program structure
Nicolet College has launched a newly-structured and highly-flexible welding program that allows students to progress through the entire curriculum at their own pace.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
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FBLA/DECA officer team attends emerging leaders conference in Wisconsin Dells
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA officer team had an opportunity recently to learn more about leadership.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
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