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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
It has taken the better part of four seasons but former Rhinelander High School standout Mitchell Reinthaler has entrenched himself as one of the big men on campus for the St. Norbert College men's basketball team. (subscriber access)


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School board denies former swim coach's request for hearing
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education has denied former high school swim coach Lindsay Byrka's request for a hearing on the events that led to her decision to step down from her position with the girls' team. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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News
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Investigation into death of LdF man continues
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is still actively investigating the death of a 25-year-old Lac du Flambeau man whose body was found New Year's Day in rural Iron County. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Newbold board discusses zoning, ATV routes
The town of Newbold held its first meeting of the New Year Thursday, Jan. 11, touching on a variety of topics during the 80-minute session. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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RHS students compete in annual Financial Investment Challenge Bowl
Students from three Northwoods schools put their financial knowledge to the test Wednesday at the annual Financial Investment Challenge Bowl hosted by Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Highway 8 closed due to accident (UPDATE)
U.S. Highway 8 West in the area of Crescent Road was closed for about 4 hours Friday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident involving a semi-trailer truck and a full-size passenger truck.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Citizens Police Academy to return in March
The City of Rhinelander will be hold its 11th Citizen's Police Academy this spring, the police department announced Thursday.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Frederickson, Counter off mayoral ballot after challenge
Two of three candidates for mayor of Rhinelander are officially off the ballot for the spring election after the third candidate successfully challenged their candidacy papers.
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Friday, January 12, 2018
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Highway 8 accident
Crescent Fire Department, Crescent first reponders, Med. 1 and Oneida County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon at 6644 US Hwy. 8. No injuries were reported. (Kayla Breese/River News)

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Community
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Snowball Gala to benefit NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Lakes and Northern Lakes Center will host the third annual Snowball Gala at Holiday Acres Jan. 27.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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DaVita donates to Tri-County Council
DaVita Dialysis in Rhinelander recently donated $650 to the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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January is National Radon Action Month
One in 10 homes in Wisconsin have high radon levels, according to public health officials.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Northern Arts Council awards first emerging artist grant
A Rhinelander artist with a mind for the environment is the first beneficiary of the Northern Arts Council's emerging artist grant program. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Firefighters to compete in chili feed challenge
Normally, those who serve in professional and volunteer fire departments are in the business of keeping members of the public away from situations which can generate significant heat. This Saturday - in Tomahawk at least - this will temporarily change. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Big Bundle Up campaign exceeds goal
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce reports its 2017 Big Bundle Up campaign was a rousing success.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Derby this weekend
The Country Cat World Championship Snowmobile Derby has endured 55 years of the best snowmobile racers in the world competing for the title of "World Champion." Held in Eagle River, known as the "Snowmobile Capital of the World," this event is the largest winter sports event in the Midwest.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Opinions
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Wisconsin wetland protection is under discussion
To the Editor:

Currently, the state legislature is discussing two bills, AB457 and SB600, both of which would remove restrictions on wetland protection in Wisconsin. These bills would exempt nonfederal wetlands from permitting requirements.


Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Generosity and gratitude
To the Editor:

Generosity is defined as, "the quality of being kind and generous; or the quality or fact of being plentiful or large."


Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Reader: County board must protect wetlands
To the Editor:

I was pleased to read in the Northwoods River News (Dec. 28) about Bob Martini's call for Oneida County to protect our endangered wetlands by placing them under general zoning.


Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Trump, you're fired
To the Editor:

I am shocked at Trump's latest tweet referring to the location of the nuclear activativation button and its size in response to North Korea's leader.
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Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Your right to know: Lawmakers should keep promise on transparency
A week after Republicans in the state Legislature voted to gut the public records law in 2015, members of the Assembly sought to quell backlash over the plan.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Misunderstanding all they see
In The Beatles' classic song, Strawberry Fields Forever, John Lennon sings, "Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see."

If we didn't know better, we'd swear Lennon had just observed life among a gaggle of U.S. liberals. As a rule, liberals certainly live their lives with eyes - and minds - closed, and they usually don't haven't a clue about what they are trying to analyze.
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Thursday, January 4, 2018
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Bark! And a Happy New Year!
And so the new year is almost here, and 2018 is, we see, the Year of the Dog on the Chinese calendar, and that gives us some comfort, for in a dangerous time and in a dangerous world, a dog is a good companion to have, either by your side or in the stars.

Saturday, December 30, 2017
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Saturday, Jan. 13
Boys' hockey: Ashwaubenon 6, Rhinelander 0
Girls' hockey: Rhinelander/Antigo 2, Marquette, Mich. 0
Wrestling: Rhinelander 3rd/10, Stevens Point Invite


Saturday, January 13, 2018
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RHS sports recap: Friday, Jan. 12
Boys' basketball: Rhinelander 66, Antigo 44
Girls' basketball: Rhinelander 66, Antigo 53
Boys' swimming: Rhinelander 6th/7, Appleton North Invite


Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Four Hodag wrestlers make latest state rankings
There was some movement on Wednesday when the latest state wrestling rankings were released by Wisconsin Wrestling Online, but Rhinelander still has four grapplers ranked in Division 1.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Middle schoolers compete in Hodag Nordic Challenge
Twenty-two members of the Rhinelander middle school Nordic ski team took part in the Hodag Nordic Challenge this past weekend at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Photos: Wrestlers qualify for JV state
Two members of the Rhinelander High School wrestling team qualified for the Wisconsin Challenge Series state meet last Saturday during a qualifier event in Marshfield.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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RSC returns to action in Medford


Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Youth hockey scoreboard


Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Outdoors
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Fish like a girl
I have been the outdoors reporter for this newspaper for over two years. That means I have written well over 100 columns. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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NYDHC interviews: Youth hunters say experience not dependent on harvest
Over 200 youth hunters gathered at Lakeland Union High School Jan. 1 for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt banquet. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Lake Where You Live
The bottom of your lake has stories to tell. For many centuries, sediment has been collecting there, year after year, layer on layer. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Kids can learn to ice fish Jan. 20
Oneida County 4-H, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will host its annual "Ice Fishing is Fun!" event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, on Perch Lake (8 miles west of Rhinelander).

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Study measures effectiveness of shoreline restoration efforts
From 1940 to 2000, the Midwest experienced a 146 percent increase in house development. One of the highest relative growth rates has been in northern Wisconsin. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt banquet draws hundreds
Despite frigid temperatures outside, over 410 people packed the Lakeland Union High School commons area on Monday night for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge banquet.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Fish Like a Girl: Youth deer hunt banquet a great way to start the year
This past Monday was my third experience with the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge. I have to say, one of the best parts of my job is getting to interview youth hunters. They amaze me with their knowledge of their quarry, yet they still have the innocence to be in awe of everything around them. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Hodag Connections program expands the School District of Rhinelander's educational options
Are you looking for educational options or flexible scheduling? The School District of Rhinelander (SDR) has expanded its online, home-based, and alternative educational options through its Hodag Connections program.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Northland Pines School District makes AP District Honor Roll
The Northland Pines School District is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll, district officials announced in a press release.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
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RHS students of the month
Pictured are the November RHS Students of the Month, from left to right: Front row: Autumn Shafer, Physical Education; Gwyneth Lowry, Physical Education; Megan Hoffhein, English; Jaida Salaam, Math; Max Spaulding, Math. Back row: Jacob Sinclair, Tech. Ed.; Ryan Roberts, Science; Mr. Dornfeld, staff of the month; Elizabeth Glut, Fine Arts; and Emma Wendt, Business & Marketing.



Saturday, January 6, 2018
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tops at JWMS
James Williams Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for November. Grade level teaching teams chose two students this month who demonstrated the ability to follow the school's 4 Be's (Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Here) at an exceptional level.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Seniors share words of wisdom with JWMS students
A group of Rhinelander High School seniors about to enter the adult world met recently with a group of James Williams Middle School on the precipice of a different milestone - their high school years - to offer advice and recommendations for the younger students' last four years of secondary education. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 28, 2017
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Nicolet welding students learn career skills on their own terms under new program structure
Nicolet College has launched a newly-structured and highly-flexible welding program that allows students to progress through the entire curriculum at their own pace.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
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FBLA/DECA officer team attends emerging leaders conference in Wisconsin Dells
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA officer team had an opportunity recently to learn more about leadership.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
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