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Saturday, April 17, 2021
Despite its prevalence, sexual violence is often under-reported in our local communities. Sexual violence is defined as forcing or manipulating an individual into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one in five women experience sexual violence during her lifetime, while one-third of female victims experience sexual violence between the ages of 11 and 17. Even so, it's estimated that...


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Frederickson's campaign treasurer is walking quorum judge's son
The son of the lead appeals judge in a walking quorum complaint against Rhinelander mayor Chris Frederickson and four Rhinelander city council members served as Frederickson's campaign treasurer in 2018, The Lakeland Times has found, prompting Times publisher Gregg Walker to call for the review of the case by a higher court. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 16, 2021
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News
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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Kampf bound over in 2019 overdose death case
A Stevens Point man who once lived in the Rhinelander area was bound over for further proceedings following a preliminary hearing earlier this month on charges he provided the heroin that caused the death of a woman in Newbold in August 2019. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Prentice man sentenced to probation in lewd behavior case
A 61-year-old Prentice man will serve three years probation after pleading no contest Monday to one count of exposing his genitals to a minor. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Strenz sentenced to jail for theft in business setting
A 42-year-old Rhinelander man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for stealing cash from his employer over a seven-month period last year. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Political digest
State Sen. Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) has joined Rep. Treig Pronschinske (R-Mondovi) in authoring legislation that would make Wisconsin a Second Amendment sanctuary state, which she says would prevent the federal government from infringing on the rights of legal gun owners in Wisconsin.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Community
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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Applauding aspiring artists
In recognizing the artistic achievements of area youth, the GFWC Rhinelander Women's Club recently hosted the 25th annual Helen Mears Student Art Competition at ArtStart. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Community recycling program underway
Plastic has become a way of life in a society that uses plastic bottles, bags and packaging on a daily basis. But because only a small percentage of plastic is recycled or incinerated, U.S. landfills pile on inconceivable amounts of plastic waste that takes hundreds - if not thousands - of years to decompose. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Oneida County Extension announces April Lunch-n-Learn
Community development specialist Myles Alexander is continuing to offer informal midday leadership events. The series will continue on Thursday April 15, Alexander announced in a press release. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. The program kicks off at noon.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Opinions
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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And so it begins
And so it begins. On March 25, Georgia put in place laws designed to suppress the vote in the Republican-run state where voters chose two Democratic senators in 2020. Among other things, the law makes it a crime to give water or food to people waiting in line to vote.
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Friday, April 9, 2021
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On Tuesday, vote no to highway robbery
The robber barons of Oneida County have been busy of late, and on Tuesday they'll be extra busy, as they lie in wait to ambush the voters as they head to the polls on Election Day. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 2, 2021
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Sports
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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WIAA Conference Realignment Task Force conducts review of remanded plans
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Conference Realignment Task Force Committee reviewed and voted last Tuesday to not support the seven 11-player football-only plans that were remanded back to the committee by the Board of Control at its March 5 meeting.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Inshalla CC senior league seeks players
The Senior Golf League is now forming for the 2021 season at the Inshalla Country Club in Tomahawk. The league has a 2-man team format. You may sign-up as a team or as an individual.

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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