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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Rhinelander's 400-yard freestyle relay touched the wall in seventh place and then the longest five minutes of the Rhinelander High School girls' swim season began.


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Police and fire commission rejects sex offender appeal role
In August, the Rhinelander Common Council unanimously adopted an ordinance governing the residency and activities of convicted sex offenders. Later, the council decided the Rhinelander Police and Fire Commission (PFC) would be an appropriate panel to handle appeals under the ordinance. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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News
OC public works panel approves road plan, discusses culvert issue
The Oneida County public works committee on Thursday approved a five-year road plan compiled by highway commissioner Bruce Stefonek. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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DNR to close Pinewood Trestle for winter season
Concerns regarding the structural safety of the Pinewood Trestle on the Bearskin State Trail in Cassian have resulted in the Department of Natural Resources closing the trestle to snowmobile and groomer traffic for the winter season. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Theft case against former gas station manager stalled
A 41-year-old Pelican Lake man charged in August 2018 with one count of theft in a business setting (over $10,000) in connection with his employment as a gas station manager remains stalled as he tries to raise money to hire a new attorney. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Rhinelander man sentenced for 9th OWI
A Rhinelander man was sentenced late last month after pleading no contest to a charge of 9th operating while intoxicated (OWI) in Vilas County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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GOP gavels in, gavels out special sessions on guns
In a week of tense political standoffs, each of the state's major political parties scored wins as the GOP-majority Legislature convened and quickly adjourned special sessions without considering Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' gun-control legislation. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Obama-era Waters of the U.S. rule finally repealed
The Trump administration has finally followed through on its promise to repeal the Obama administration's controversial Waters of the U.S. rule, which dramatically expanded federal regulation of the nation's waters, but the fight is a long way from over as lawsuits are now being filed from the Left and the Right. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Sheriff's department investigating threat at JWMS
Parents of students at James Williams Middle School received a message Thursday evening regarding a threat made by a student that resulted in a law enforcement investigation, but detectives with the Oneida County Sheriff's Department have since determined that the student in question had "no means to carry out their threat," according to Capt. Tyler Young. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Community
Free memory screenings in Minocqua Nov. 15
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the Pastime Club will hold free memory screenings from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Minocqua Public Library.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Lakeland Memory Café to host senior scam discussion Nov. 21
The Lakeland Memory Café will host an event on "Identity Theft and Scams" at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at Peace Lutheran Church in Arbor Vitae.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Oneida County Veterans Day observance moved inside courthouse
The Oneida County Veterans Council has decided to move its Veterans Day ceremony from the Oneida County courthouse lawn to just inside the main doors of the courthouse. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Chamber welcomes new event and program coordinator
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Rachel Boehlen will serve as its event and program coordinator beginning Monday, Nov. 11. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Rhinelander District Library lavatory project complete
The Rhinelander District Library officially reopened its public bathrooms Tuesday morning following the recent completion of a renovation project. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Weiss to speak at Nov. 12 LWVNOW meeting
The November meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Oneida County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Northwoods, 100 W. Keenan Street, in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Tree of Love ceremony in Rhinelander Dec. 5
For 31 years, Ascension at Home has joined with the community to welcome the holidays with an evening of warm memories, fellowship and sharing at the beautiful Tree of Love ceremony. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Opinions
Reader calls out Tiffany over 'scary-sounding caricatures'
To the Editor:

I see that Tom Tiffany is trying to raise money to run for Congress by rattling off a series of scary-sounding caricatures of Democratic positions and then commending his candidacy by saying, "It doesn't have to be this way." (subscriber access)


Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Your Right to Know: Protect your right to open government
Wisconsin's tradition of government transparency rests on the state's open records and open meetings laws. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Our View
The Democratic Party has not functioned as a serious policy organization for a long time now, and this week's political stunt - otherwise known as Tony Evers' special session to address gun violence - only proves the point. (subscriber access)
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Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Our View
Once again, Oneida County district attorney Michael Schiek has delivered an open meetings decision that is impressive in its lack of clarity, a mangled mishmash of gobbledygook that is epic in its unintelligibility and abstruseness. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
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The last word or your last words?
You learn a lot about life when your job involves processing obituaries. Countless death announcements have reached my inbox over the course of nearly 20 years in the newspaper business. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Reader reflects on the history of mining in Oneida County
To the Editor:

I remember attending a hearing in the courthouse back in 1989. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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Reader responds to 'confiscation of freedom' editorial
To the Editor:

I would like to respond to your editorial about the confiscation of freedom. (subscriber access)


Saturday, October 26, 2019
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Sports
PHOTOS: Champions honored
The Rhinelander Northwoods Composite mountain bike team ended a successful 2019 season with a banquet Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom in Rhinelander.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Weddle, Henrichs named Hodags' fastest harriers
When the Rhinelander High School cross country team handed out its year-end awards on Tuesday, improvement and competition were two of the main themes.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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PHOTOS: RIA Faceoff Banquet
The Rhinelander Ice Association held its 10th annual Faceoff Banquet at Holiday Acres Resort Saturday, Nov. 2. The night consisted of a barbecue dinner, raffles and auctions.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Shinners, Arrowood swim at Suamico
Two Rhinelander Swim Club swimmers competed in their first meet of the season last Saturday and Sunday at the Howard-Suamico Fall Meet as part of the Northern Lakes Aquatic Club.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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PHOTO: JV volleyball awards
The Rhinelander High School JV and JV2 volleyball teams handed out awards for the 2019 season during a banquet in the RHS commons Sunday, Nov. 3.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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PHOTO: Gymnasts compete in Lake Hallie
The Northwoods USAG Level 4 gymnastics team - based out of Sugar Camp - competed Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Tumble in the Valley Invite at Ultimate Performance Gymnastics in Lake Hallie.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Hodag swim enters sectionals with high hopes
Rhinelander is in good position to do send plenty of swimmers to state this afternoon as it competes in a 14-team Division 2 sectional in Wisconsin Rapids.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Outdoors
DNR completes evaluation of crossbow use in Wisconsin
At the request of the Natural Resources Board (NRB) in March, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) began a comprehensive evaluation of crossbow use in Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Natural Reaction
With duck hunting, everything is about the set-up spot. Birds are not only paranoid but picky and have limitless choices on where to fly and land, and despite the allure of decoys, if ducks aren't flying in the area they won't see them. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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50-inch musky
Eric Steffen caught and released this 50-inch musky on an area lake. The mammoth fish weighed 38 pounds. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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first career deer
Kayla Cook shot her first deer Oct. 6 during the youth deer hunt. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
Most years I'm among the first, if not actually the first, to install a Birch Lake pier in spring. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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One more year of closure on the Minocqua chain proposed at public meeting
There was a full house on hand at the Woodruff Town Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 23 to hear results from a 2019 spring walleye population estimate conducted on Lake Minocqua and Lake Kawaguesaga by members of the Headwaters Basin chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow (WFT) and biologists from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC). (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
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Natural Reaction
The lakes are the crown jewels of the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
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Education
Crescent Elementary School receives Green Gift from Cellcom
Crescent Elementary School in Rhinelander has been selected to receive a 2019 Cellcom Green Gift in the amount of $900. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Central kindergarteners exchange letters with principal
Ms. Kasson's kindergarten class at Central Elementary School recently delivered a letter they wrote to Principal Paul Johnson. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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All-Conference Choir and Band event to be held Saturday in Tomahawk
Some members of the Rhinelander High School band and choir will be performing in the GNC All-Conference Choir and Band event this Saturday, Nov. 9, at Tomahawk High School. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Children's book author visits local elementary school
Noted children's book author Alane Adams visited the Northwoods Community Elementary School Sept. 27 to discuss writing and imagination. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
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Central fifth graders discuss human rights with Zambian guests
Students in Mrs. Lange's fifth grade class at Central Elementary School recently enjoyed a unique cultural exchange. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
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'Kindness is cool'
James Williams Middle School teacher John Santy recently nominated Sophia Parish for WJFW's Kindness is Cool award and she won. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
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