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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
First-year RHS boys' tennis coach Matt Nichols has a very good problem on his hands - 32 of them, actually. That's how many athletes are registered for the team this year. Nearly all of them have been taking advantage of the team's voluntary contact days, which started following spring break and concludes this week.


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Country Fest receives county OK
The three area large group gatherings that traditionally draw crowds to Oneida County, including the Hodag Country Festival, had their permits approved Thursday morning by the public safety committee on 4-1 votes. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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News
Airport submits 'wish list' for funding to FAA and BOA
The Oneida County board's administration committee has forwarded a resolution to the Oneida County board that amounts to a letter of support for the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Mullen wants bail jumping charge dismissed
An attorney representing a 56-year-old Harshaw man charged with five counts of felony child sexual assault and one count of felony bail jumping has asked the court to dismiss the bail jumping case on the grounds the complaint is "defective".

Jeffery Lee Mullen was charged with bail jumping on April 7 after the Oneida County sheriff's office received a call reporting that Mullen was allowing children to be at his residence in the Town of Cassian. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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State Supreme Court lets outdated registrations stay on rolls
Despite a state law requiring names of outdated voter registrations to be removed, the Wisconsin Supreme Court earlier this month determined that tens of thousands of missing voters can stay registered to vote. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Cultivating career readiness
To prepare students for life after high school, the School District of Rhinelander provides a myriad of academic and career planning resources which afford students the opportunity to explore their interests and skills while participating in workplace learning experiences. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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City alderpersons express support for new skate park
A group determined to see a new skate park built in Rhinelander is gaining momentum for its cause as the Rhinelander Common Council on Monday expressed support for the project. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Rhinelander man draws probation in 2020 ICAC case
A 31-year-old Rhinelander man charged with seven felonies, including possession of child pornography and soliciting an intimate representation of a minor, received a withheld sentence April 8. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 16, 2021
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2020 road stream crossing results discussed at virtual meeting
Late last month, the Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department held a virtual meeting regarding road stream crossings within the county. The grant to do the work was applied for in 2019 and was bought on by the flooding in northwestern counties in 2018. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Community
RHS National Honor Society to host benefit car wash
The Rhinelander High School National Honor Society (NHS) will hold a car wash at Truck Center of Rhinelander this Friday, April 23, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., according to a school district press release.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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RHS to offer Fab Lab community hours
The Rhinelander High School Fab Lab has reopened its doors for community hours from now through the remainder of the school year and into the summer, school officials announced in a press release.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Students build business experience at FBLA State
Six Rhinelander High School students participated in this year's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Virtual Leadership Conference on April 12 and two have qualified to move on to the national competition, according to a School District of Rhinelander press release.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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For the Match
John Federle executes a smash to win a pickleball match Wednesday, April 14 at the Hodag Dome as Jane Banning looks on. The dome will be the site of a pickleball fundraiser Saturday to benefit the RHS boys' and girls' tennis teams.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Library set to reopen Monday for limited inside use
After being closed to in-person use for several months, due to concerns of the rise locally in positive COVID-19 diagnoses, the Rhinelander District Library will reopen its doors on April 19, library director Virginia Roberts told the library's board of trustees Tuesday. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Pukall Lumber donates materials to Northwoods Habitat for Humanity Restore
Pukall Lumber Company in Arbor Vitae recently donated a significant amount of building materials to the Northwoods Habitat for Humanity Restore in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is underway
Gov. Tony Evers has declared April 12-16 Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin, and ReadyWisconsin wants everyone to take time to talk about weather safety with their families. ReadyWisconsin, the National Weather Service (NWS), Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, and Wisconsin Emergency Alert System Committee also encourage everyone in the state to participate in statewide tornado drills on April 15.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Opinions
What is a trillion?
I have been curious of what we, the average American thinks about when we hear the word: trillion. So, I began asking people how they define a trillion. Guess what? No one could give me a good answer. So, let me help you and me understand what is a trillion.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Who should vote?
Who would have thought that in 2021 we would be having a conversation about who should be allowed to vote? In an article published April 6 in the National Review, Kevin Williamson writes "The fact is that voters got us into this mess. Maybe the answer isn't more voters." Echoing Williamson's interest in reducing the number of prospective voters, Arizona state representative John Kavanagh has said of voting that "[q]uantity is important, but we need to look at the quality of votes as well."

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Wisconsin No. 2 in wolf numbers
Why does Wisconsin have the second highest wolf population in the lower 48? The only state with more wolves is Minnesota. One key issue in appropriate wolf management is managing for suitable areas where wolves should live.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Faith communities care about climate change
To the Editor:

"There is No Planet B." This banner message hangs outside my church.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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In support of free speech
To the Editor:

I would just like to write to express my opinion on how pleased I am with this local paper. I believe that you do a good job reporting on stories that may not always be popular. For example, I know there are heated opinions on the COVID vaccine.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Gun owners must rise up
To the Editor:

Gun owners of America, arise. You have only your guns and freedom to lose. You must become active and perhaps nasty. In Wisconsin, contact Sen. Baldwin. She is a left wing radical posing as a motherly and caring politician. She is up for re-election in 2022. Phone, write, e-mail, etc. frequently and tell her she will be on the streets of Madison, and not in D.C.. in 2022 if she votes for these bills and/or any other gun control bills.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Felzkowski should stop digging
As a lawmaker, state Sen. Mary Felzkowski of our 12th Senate district should by all means know enough to obey not merely the laws of human beings but of the universe, you know, such as the Law of Holes. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Sports
Racing back to normal
After cancelling its 2020 racing season due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hodag BMX Club is set to return this year with a full racing calendar that will include one-to-two race nights a week from May through September, as well as a tripleheader race weekend in July.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Knights hit the ice with an eye on development
The Northern Wisconsin Knights are taking the rink at the Rhinelander Ice Arena with a novel concept - a true emphasis on skill development over competition at the youth level.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Team review: RHS Nordic skiing
The 2020-21 season was anything but ordinary for the Hodags, or really anybody in the Wisconsin Nordic Ski League. Events were canceled or postponed either due to weather or the COVID-19 virus. The WNSL state competitions, usually held in February, were pushed back into March due to a bitter cold snap that dropped temperatures to levels too dangerous to race.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Middle school bowlers wrap up short season
The Rhinelander middle school bowling team's fast and furious 2021 season hit the finish line this past Sunday at Dale's Weston Lanes.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Photos: Figure skating weekend
The Rhinelander Figure Skating Club hosted a testing session and the Hodag Classic Competition April 10 and 11 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena. The club was unable to hold either event last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Hodags Skeen, Lawrence eager for All-Star experience
Neither Ross Skeen nor Rebecca Lawrence were exactly prepared for the news when the learned they would have the opportunity to suit up one more time in their high school basketball careers.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Team review: Rhinelander/Elcho/Three Lakes bowling
Though the Rhinelander/Elcho/Three Lakes club bowling team did not return to state as a team, there were plenty of highlights for the team during the 2020-21 season.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Outdoors
Tribal spring harvest season underway
In accordance with treaty rights, the Ojibwe spring spearing season has begun in the Northwoods. The spring tribal harvest season runs from mid- to late-April through May. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 16, 2021
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DNR seeking public comment on fall 2021 wolf harvest season and future of wolf management
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public input on the next 10 years of wolf management in Wisconsin. The DNR simultaneously requests public comment on the fall 2021 wolf harvest season through the same online input tool.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live
How does it feel when fishing with live bait to reel in a bass or walleye with a hook planted too deep to remove safely?

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Oneida County CDAC sets preliminary recommendations for 2021 antlerless tags
On March 25 the Oneida County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) met to formulate a preliminary recommendation regarding the antlerless quota for the county. During the group's January meeting, following a lengthy debate, the CDAC voted to increase the deer herd numbers across the county with the understanding that numbers are not consistent across the landscape. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Impacts of motorized watercraft the subject of Water Week discussion
Tim Asplund, chief of the water quality monitoring section of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), spoke at Wisconsin Water Week earlier this month about boating impacts on lakes. Asplund started with the DNR in 1994, and spent a good deal of time researching those impacts. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 26, 2021
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Avoiding bear conflicts in the spring
As the weather warms, bears will be coming out of hibernation, looking for food and water after their long winter. This can lead to conflicts with humans. Bears generally avoid humans, but if they find food nearby, they will quickly learn to associate humans with food, which is where conflicts start to arise. (subscriber access)

Friday, March 26, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live
The sun felt warm as I stepped out the back door into full sunlight and walked down the slope past the house toward the lake. The warmth vanished as I made my way down the 57 stairs to have a look at the ice.

Friday, March 26, 2021
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Education
Nicolet College selects 2021-22 student ambassadors
Nicolet College has presented its highest student honor to Lisa Hunt and Andrea Olds, naming each as a student ambassador for the 2021-22 academic year.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Virtual College Visit Month set for April at Nicolet College
Anyone considering attending Nicolet College will have the month of April to explore the numerous opportunities and services available that lead to becoming a college graduate.

Friday, March 26, 2021
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RHS students collect coins for charity
Two Rhinelander High School business classes took part in a recent Penny War challenge.

Friday, March 26, 2021
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RHS announces March students and staff of the month
The following Rhinelander High School students and staff have been named students and staff of the month for March. The group was honored in a video presentation created by the nominating teachers and received a certificate of recognition, according to a district press release.

Friday, March 26, 2021
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Rhinelander students headed to FBLA state competition
Six Rhinelander students are headed to FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) state competition following their performances in a virtual regional competition in January.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
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Be the Buffalo and face life's storms
Everyday we are all faced with challenges, both personal and professional. In directly taking these obstacles on, we learn what the Buffalo knows instinctively. Buffaloes charge forward into a storm. When we address our challenges directly, the perceived obstacles are often less than we imagined. We don't always get to choose whether or not we have storms. The only choices we have is how and when we respond to the storms.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
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Rhinelander High School announces first semester honor roll
The following students achieved honor roll status for the first semester of the 2020-2021 term at Rhineland-er High School.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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