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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
A well-known Rhinelander eatery located in an historic building was damaged by fire Tuesday evening.At approximately 6 p.m. the Rhinelander Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Dinky Diner (230 Thayer Street).


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Bangstad defamation trial set for late October
A trial date of October 23 has been set for Lakeland Times publisher Gregg Walker's libel and defamation lawsuit against Minocqua Brewing Company (MBC) owner Kirk Bangstad. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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News
School board approves new hires in response to literacy testing data
In response to testing data showing a decrease in reading growth at the early elementary level, the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted unanimously to hire additional elementary school staff members. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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La Follette resigns; Evers appoints Godlewski as secretary of state
Wisconsin secretary of state Doug La Follette stepped down abruptly last week, bringing to an end a long run in Wisconsin politics both for himself and his family name, and Gov. Tony Evers immediately appointed former state treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski to fill out the term. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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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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Community
Nicolet College Foundation launches Alumni Giving Week April 3-9
In an effort to build relationships with Nicolet College alumni, the Nicolet College Foundation will hold its first annual Alumni Giving Week April 3-9.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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Oneida County Tavern League announces St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl winners
The Oneida County Tavern League has announced the winners of the annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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Snowmobile trails closed for season
The Oneida County Snowmobile Trail System, including all state-funded and club-funded trails, is closed for the season as of Monday, March 27, the county forestry department reports.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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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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Opinions
Hate speech, censorship and disinformation
To the Editor:

In this "Brave New World" of deceit, division, propaganda and lies, disinformation is potentially destructive; yet, most would agree, hate speech (however it is perceived) is almost always worse.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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Keep the momentum going in Crescent
To the Editor:

If you live in the Town if Crescent, hopefully you know Joel Knutson, our incumbent town board chair.

He is up for reelection.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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Keep Burns on the bench
To the Editor:

We are writing in support to keep Judge Mary Burns on the Oneida County Circuit Court.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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'Cold Justice' investigator endorses Schiek in Oneida County judge race
To the Editor:

Hello Citizens of Oneida County,

I wanted to take this opportunity to endorse Michael Schiek for Branch I Judge in Oneida County. Though I do not live in your county, I had the opportunity to come to your county in 2018 and work with District Attorney Schiek on the 1982 cold case involving the death of Barbara Mendez. I lead the Cold Justice Team which travels the country assisting agencies with cold cases.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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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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Sports
Track: Hodag boys take third, girls fourth in Ashland
The Hodags scored a number of top six finishes as they finished third in the boys' division and fourth in the girls' division of the 13-team Oredocker Invite in Ashland.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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Team review: RHS boys' hockey
The Rhinelander High School boys' hockey season ended a couple of rounds short of the team's ultimate goal, a trip to the WIAA state tournament, but it certainly wasn't for a lack of trying.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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Team review: RHS gymnastics
The low numbers that hindered the Rhinelander High School gymnastics team last season continued for first-year head coach Kristina Aschenbrenner in the 2022-23 season.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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Photos: Women's Pool League crowns champions
The Rhinelander Women's Pool League concluded its 2022-23 season with its finals matches Wednesday, March 22 at Woodpecker. Brokers 2 defeated Moonlighting 2 in the championship match. Rocky's defeated Fisher's Resort in the third-place match.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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Hodag BMX to hold bowl-a-thon fundraiser Saturday
The Hodag BMX Club invites the community to attend its seventh annual Hodag BMX Bowl-a-thon from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Hodag Lanes.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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MSA Sprint Car special set for July 29 in Eagle River
Eagle River Speedway and officials from the Midwest Sprint Association (MSA) recently announced the winged sprint car series will make its first ever appearance at the third-mile, clay oval in northern Wisconsin on Saturday, July 29.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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Photo: Golf event donation
Event organizers for the Let's Tee Off Against Breast Cancer charity golf scramble recently accepted a donation of $5,795 from Marthaler Chevrolet of Minocqua.

Tuesday, March 28, 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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Pelican families are unique
As part of a school-wide effort to raise cultural awareness, families at Pelican Elementary School were asked to discuss with their children their unique cultural traditions and heritages at home.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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