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The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Monday, March 27, 2023
After an injury-riddled 2022 season, RHS softball coach D.J. DeMeyer hopes that the law of averages cuts the Hodags a break this year.


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Mayor, city administrator to meet the public at town hall meeting
Residents of Rhinelander are invited to a town hall meeting with Mayor Kris Hanus and new city administrator Patrick Reagan scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at the Rhinelander District Library (106 North Stevens St.) (subscriber access)

Friday, March 24, 2023
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News
Bombshell: DNR sat on resolutions opposing Pelican River Forest purchase
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff did not inform the Natural Resources Board about resolutions of opposition to the Pelican River Forest easement purchase submitted by two Oneida County towns prior to the board's vote in October to approve funding for the project, though the agency had received the resolutions in timely fashion and had them in hand almost a week before the board's vote. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 24, 2023
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City lodging representative still needed to round out tourism marketing committee
The new-look Rhinelander Tourism Marketing Committee (RTMC) held its first meeting of the year on Monday morning but the panel remains short a member as the city lodging representative position is still unfilled. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Minocqua ad hoc committee to pursue bringing Holtz Builders solution to town board
Minocqua's ad hoc committee on labor and housing has decided to move forward with putting together a presentation to go with its final report for the town board showcasing one solution that would potentially address housing needs for seasonal workers in the area. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 24, 2023
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As election day looms, Republicans fight over abortion
With the April 4 spring election just around the corner - and with abortion effectively on the ballot, camouflaged only slightly as the Supreme Court race - Republicans in the legislature slugged it out this week, with one group of GOP lawmakers trying to carve out more exceptions to the state's abortion ban and another refusing to consider any changes to the 1849 law. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Lake Tomahawk residents share concerns about Lily Street flooding
Residents who live near Lake Tomahawk's Lily and Bradley streets attended the town board's March 8 meeting to voice concerns regarding flooding and drainage issues. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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On road issue, Lac du Flambeau town supervisor negotiates on his own
The Lac du Flambeau town board and Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians reached an agreement last week leading to the temporary reopening of four roads the tribe closed off on Jan. 31 because easements on portions of those roads designated as tribal land had expired a decade ago. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Fremont man charged in Oneida County ICAC case
A $5,000 cash bond was set Thursday in the case of a 43-year-old Fremont man charged with using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Community
Community Service Fair March 31 at Nicolet
All members of the public are invited to attend the upcoming Community Service Fair at Nicolet College Friday, March 31, with the event featuring information and presentations by numerous area non-profit organizations set on building a stronger Northwoods.

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Northwoods Recovery: Be sure to pack your sobriety
Editor's note: This is the latest in a series of columns on recovery in the Northwoods.

Vacation is no excuse for taking a break from recovery. When leaving on vacation, be sure to pack your sobriety. (subscriber access)


Friday, March 24, 2023
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Friends of Town Line Lake Park promise major announcement at March 30 membership meeting
The Friends of Town Line Lake Park group has announced its first membership meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at the Crescent Town Hall.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Nicolet students advance to international business and entrepreneurship competition
All five Nicolet College students competing in the recent DECA State Career Development Conference will advance to the international competition in Orlando, Fla., in April thanks to their strong showing at the state level.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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School District of Rhinelander to host Stewards of Children® class
The School District of Rhinelander Community Education Program is offering a class for adults that highlights child sexual abuse prevention.

Friday, March 17, 2023
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Sugar Camp student wins state speaking contest
Amid stiff competition at the 66th annual State Conservation and Environmental Awareness Speaking contest, Sugar Camp fifth-grade student Adisyn Schoeneck outshined her competitors and took home the first place trophy.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
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Free tax assistance available
Free income tax assistance is available for Northwoods residents through April 7. This service is provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation and is available to people with low to moderate income; with special attention to those over the age of 60.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
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Opinions
River News: Our View
Over the past few week, as the controversy grows over the DNR's attempted land grab here in Oneida County, we have heard compelling arguments about why the legislature's Joint Finance Committee should terminate the proposed Pelican River Forest easement purchase.

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Opees awards honor and chastise
For the 17th consecutive year, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council has named its annual Openness in Government Awards, or Opees, in honor of national Sunshine Week, March 12-18. Five winners and one loser were selected from among an uncommonly large number of nominations.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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In support of Judge Protasiewicz
To the Editor:

I am writing to share why I think Janet Protasiewicz should be elected to serve a 10-year term on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Status quo vs. progress in Monico
To the Editor:

Growing up, we would travel north to our place on Squash Lake by way of Monico on U.S. Highway 45.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Northwoods Volunteer Quilters group thanks supporters
To the Editor:

On behalf of the Northwoods Volunteer Quilters, I would like to thank the following community organizations that have recently supported us financially; Nicolet Bank, Ripco Credit Union, Rhinelander Lions, Northern Grounds Coffee Shop and the Community United Church of Christ Thrift Shop in St. Germain.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Reader supports Burns
To the Editor:

Judge Mary Burns was appointed Interim Judge of the Oneida County Circuit Court, Branch 1, to fill the position vacated by Judge Patrick O'Melia who retired August 1, 2022.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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River News: Our View
Perhaps it's just a coincidence, but it's mighty curious to us that, as property rights and environmental battles escalate here in the Northwoods, two of the biggest controversies that have erupted here recently have occurred within the land and water conservation departments of two separate counties.

Friday, March 17, 2023
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Sports
RHS sports recap: Friday, March 24
Softball: Rhinelander 7, Clintonville 4
Softball: Marshfield 10, Rhinelander 0


Saturday, March 25, 2023
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RHS sports recap: Thursday, March 23
Softball: Rhinelander 16, Boyceville 1, 6 inn.
Track: RHS boys 3rd/13, girls 4th/12, Ashland Indoor


Friday, March 24, 2023
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Spring practice notebook
Coach Nathan Bates took the Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team to the WIAA state tournament last fall. The Hodag girls' soccer team began practice Monday with aspirations of getting him back to Milwaukee this June.

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Team review: RHS boys' swimming
It was a dream season for the Hodags, who topped off their first straight Great Northern Conference and WIAA sectional championships with the biggest prize of them all.

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Photo: Wrestling state qualifiers
Four members of the Rhinelander Wrestling Club have qualified for the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation's Kids Folkstyle state tournament this weekend in Madison.

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Middle School bowlers close season with a win
The Rhinelander/Elcho middle school club bowling team closed out its 2022-23 season with a victory on Sunday, sweeping Antigo's No. 3 team in a nine-game baker series at Jim & Lee's Lincoln Lanes in Merrill.

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Eagle River Speedway honors 2022 track champs
Track champions in seven different classes were honored as Eagle River Speedway hosted its 2022 awards banquet at Chef Rene's in Eagle River this past Saturday night.

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Outdoors
Late winter snowfall could affect deer herd numbers
The Winter Severity Index is one of the metrics used by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and County Deer Advisory Committees (CDACs) to determine the likely health of the deer herd. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Learn to Hunt Food program brings new hunters into the field
In recent years, as supply chains were hampered if not crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in sustainable living has grown. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 24, 2023
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The Lake Where You Live
Over halfway through March the snow banks are supposed to be receding. They're not. The ice and hard-packed snow are supposed to melt off the town roads. It's happening, but only in spots where the sun can reach. The snow and ice burden on our lakes is supposed to be receding. It isn't. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Fish Like a GIRL
Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to talk with the Lakeland Gardeners about bees and gardens. They were such a fun group - and if you cannot be out gardening, what better way to pass the time than to talk with other gardeners? (subscriber access)

Friday, March 17, 2023
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Oneida County seeks input on Outdoor Recreation Plan
The Oneida County forestry department is in the process of updating the county's outdoor recreation plan for 2024-2028 and is looking for the public's help. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 17, 2023
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The Lake Where You Live
Looking out my office window on a Monday around noon I see on the ground at least six of the "three to five" inches of snow predicted yesterday. And it's still coming down.

Friday, March 17, 2023
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Final details set for musky seminar March 25 and April 1 at Nicolet College
The many tactics to catch one of the most prized gamefish in northern Wisconsin will be the focus when the Outdoor Adventure program at Nicolet College holds its musky seminar March 25 and April 1.

Friday, March 10, 2023
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Education
Students showcase creativity, technical skill at Global Game Jam
In partnership with the 2023 Global Game Jam, the School District of Rhinelander Community Education Program, ArtStart, and Nicolet College recently hosted a "Game Design and Development Lab" for middle and high school students. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 24, 2023
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'Mad Money' simulation offers lesson in managing personal finances
The annual "Mad Money" simulation has become a rite of passage for Rhinelander High School sophomores. It's an opportunity for teenage students to begin to understand what awaits them in terms of managing their personal finances. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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Student Spotlight: Dietary aide Jaiden Haff
This article is the latest in a series in association with Rhinelander Partners in Education. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 17, 2023
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February students of the month
The Rhinelander High School students and staff of the month were honored during a ceremony Thursday, March. 2.

Friday, March 10, 2023
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FCCLA students advance to state
The Rhinelander High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter recently competed in regionals in Stevens Point. The following five members advanced to the state competition:

Friday, March 10, 2023
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Nicolet College surpasses $1.5 million mark in textbook savings for students
The trend of students getting free college textbooks and other no-cost learning materials continues to grow at Nicolet with the total students have saved now over $1.5 million.

Friday, March 10, 2023
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Nicolet College Foundation encourages future and current students to apply for scholarships
Anyone planning on attending Nicolet College during the 2023-2024 academic year is encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the Nicolet College Foundation to help cover college costs.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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