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Friday, February 3, 2023
The Rhinelander High School boys' hockey team is still very much alive for a Great Northern Conference title thanks to back-to-back wins over an old nemesis on Monday and Tuesday.


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Council rejects appointment of former city administrator to tourism marketing panel
While several of the alderpersons insisted their vote had nothing to do with his performance as city administrator or any personal ill will, the Rhinelander Common Council was unanimous Jan. 23 in rejecting Mayor Kris Hanus's appointment of former administrator Zach Vruwink to the Rhinelander Tourism Marketing Committee (RTMC). (subscriber access)

Friday, February 3, 2023
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News
Former deputy set to stand trial in stalking, misconduct in office case
A five-day jury trial is scheduled to start Feb. 20 in the case of a former Oneida County sheriff's deputy facing 11 felony charges related to alleged incidents involving his then-estranged spouse. (subscriber access)

Friday, February 3, 2023
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In every branch of government, a fight over school choice
News analysis



Republicans hold strong majorities in the state Legislature - not to mention a veto-proof majority in the Senate - but they are not likely to see two of their most prized priorities enacted in the next legislative session, a flat tax and universal school choice. (subscriber access)


Friday, February 3, 2023
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Two more snowmobile deaths reported last weekend
After two operators died in snowmobile accidents on Thursday, Jan. 26, in Vilas and Oneida counties, two more deadly accidents were reported Friday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 29. (subscriber access)

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Tiffany rep visits with Minocqua labor/housing committee
Landis Holdorf, district director from U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany's office, visited with the Minocqua town board's ad hoc committee for labor and housing on Jan. 26. (subscriber access)

Friday, February 3, 2023
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St. Germain to draft ordinance regulating short-term rentals
During a town board meeting last Thursday, Jan. 27) supervisors in St. Germain agreed the time has come to regulate short-term vacation property rentals due to a growing number of complaints. (subscriber access)

Friday, February 3, 2023
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LWVNOW sponsoring presentation on treaties, tribal sovereignty and ceded territory
The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is sponsoring an upcoming presentation on the importance of treaties and treaty rights.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Ohlson Lane residents protest assessment for installation of city utilities
Their homes are located just steps from one of the City of Rhinelander's busiest commercial areas, but the residents of Ohlson Lane do not have city utilities. Most of them would prefer to keep it that way. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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Community
Taste of Chocolate underway in downtown Rhinelander
Do you love chocolate? Now is the perfect time to get some delicious locally made chocolate and support local businesses.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Oneida County Fair announces bingo fundraisers
Organizers of the Oneida County Fair have announced a series of bingo nights will be held these spring as a fundraiser for the fair.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Calvary to host Trivia Night Feb. 11
The community is invited to attend the eighth annual Trivia Night at Calvary Baptist Church (320 Lincoln Street) in Rhinelander at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for fall term
Numerous students from Rhinelander and the surrounding area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the fall term 2022. To qualify, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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RCF announces 2023 grant cycle will begin next month
The Rhinelander Community Foundation (RCF) will soon begin accepting grant applications from qualified organizations for its 2023 annual grant cycle.

Applications need to be submitted between Feb. 1-28, 2023, according to an RCF press release.


Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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YMCA to host 'Clash of the Paddles' at Hodag Dome
The YMCA of the Northwoods and the Rhinelander High School tennis team are partnering to host an indoor pickleball tournament on Saturday, March 25 at the Hodag Dome in Rhinelander.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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NWLT invites the public to participate in guided snowshoe hike
The public is invited to join Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) for a free guided snowshoe hike from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Tower Nibiiwan Conservation Area in the Town of Sugar Camp.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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Opinions
The real, radical tax reform no one talks about
And lo, all behold, from the mountaintops comes the Republican cavalry, waving the mighty flag of the flat tax, sliding their swords of salvation into the belly of the Democratic progressive income tax beast, and riding away triumphantly, in clouds of dust, toward their next election defeat.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Perform a random act of kindness
To the Editor:

Random Act of Kindness week starts Feb. 13. A simple action by a stranger can leave a lasting impact. Brighten someone's day by doing an unexpected act of kindness for them.


Friday, February 3, 2023
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Our View: Happening now! The Democratic Party presidential primary
The ongoing scandals about classified documents have raised a lot of questions and, so far, yielded few answers, but at this point there are at least a few things that are certain.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Let the voters decide
And now, here's a preview of coming attractions!

The kerfuffle over President Biden's handling of classified documents from his vice presidential days raises many legal and political issues. But here's one critical takeaway: Elections have consequences.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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Kudos to Felzkowski for objecting to land deal
Those who are long-time readers of this newspaper know that, through the years, we have followed and monitored a sustained effort by the state of Wisconsin - Democrat lawmakers and the DNR most of all - to depopulate the north and terminate the potential of any serious economic development in the region.

They have done so in three ways.


Friday, January 20, 2023
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NATH director says goodbye
To the Editor:

I am writing this letter to the community, our donors, volunteers, and friends to announce my resignation as the Executive Director for NATH - Frederick Place.


Friday, January 20, 2023
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Our View
As we continue our exploration of the internal workings of state agencies in Wisconsin, in this edition we highlight what we believe to be the egregious existence of administrative law hearings and administrative law judges who populate extra-judicial courts and render weighty decisions that have impacted the lives of thousands of citizens.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
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Sports
RHS sports recap: Thursday, Feb. 2
Boys' hockey: Rhinelander 5, Pacelli 2
Boys' basketball: Mosinee 74, Rhinelader 45
Alpine ski: RHS/NPHS boys 2nd/5, girls' 5th/5, NC Meet No. 4


Friday, February 3, 2023
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Lady Hodags score wins over Medford, Pines
The Hodags scored Great Northern Conference wins on back-to-back nights, defeating Medford at home 61-54 on Monday before traveling to Eagle River on Tuesday and earning a 65-46 win over Northland Pines.

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Hodag swimmers claim final double dual of GNC season
The Hodags cruised Monday night, winning 10 of 11 events overall as they swam past Lakeland 121-15 and Tomahawk 117-31 in a GNC double dual in Minocqua.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Hodag Hoops' second-half woes continue
Opponents running away from the Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team in the second half is starting to become a trend. It happened again Monday night in Medford as the GNC-leading Raiders ballooned a 10-point halftime lead to 33 and cruised to a 73-40 victory over the Hodags at Raider Hall.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Hodag gymnasts drop GNC Small dual to Lakeland
With only three gymnasts competing on Tuesday, the Rhinelander High School gymnastics team did not have enough depth to get past Lakeland, falling 100.3-59.05 in a Great Northern Conference Small Division dual in the Hodag Dome.

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PHOTOS: RIA Squirt teams fare well
The Rhinelander Ice Association's Squirt A and B hockey teams fared well in tournaments last weekend.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Hodag skiers take part in CXC Cup, Noquemanon Marathon
With no scholastic race on the calendar last weekend after the cancellation of the Nordic skiing portion of the Badger State Games, four Rhinelander skiers traveled to Brillion to take part in a CXC Youth and Junior Cup event at the new Ariens Nordic Center.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Outdoors
Deer season recap presented to Natural Resources Board
The January meeting of the state's Natural Resources Board (NRB) featured a presentation on the 2022 deer season. (subscriber access)

Friday, February 3, 2023
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DNR to host virtual listening session for proposed wolf management plan
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public listening session for the proposed wolf management plan on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as part of the public review and comment period, the agency announced in a press release.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Oneida County completes Great Lakes Stream Crossing Inventory
The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department has successfully completed a three-year project known as the Great Lakes Stream Crossing Inventory. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 27, 2023
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The Lake Where You Live
In my almost-daily exercise I get tired of walking the same route: Art Thomson Road, right onto to Birch Lake Road, then either left or right onto Sand Lake Road.

Birch Lake itself is an inviting place to walk once the ice is safe, and provided the snow isn't too deep.


Friday, January 27, 2023
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State's draft wolf plan open for public comment until Feb. 28
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released its draft wolf management plan. The 178-page document has come under scrutiny by many groups and individuals. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 20, 2023
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Fish Like A GIRL
"How can something possibly from the 1800s be sitting on my desk right now?" It was a question I posed to my sister in a text message.

Let me explain.


Friday, January 13, 2023
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The Lake Where You Live
Anglers often argue about how the presence of one fish species in a lake affects the others. In Wisconsin, for example, there are those who believe that in some lakes walleye populations are declining because of competition from largemouth bass. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 13, 2023
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Education
Nicolet College Foundation encourages future and current students to apply for scholarships
Anyone planning on attending Nicolet College during the 2023-2024 academic year is encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the Nicolet College Foundation to help cover college costs.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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DECA students deliver at districts
Sixteen Rhinelander High School students have advanced to state competition as a result of their performances against approximately 500 other students from this part of the state at DECA Districts Jan. 6 in Wisconsin Rapids.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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School District of Rhinelander announces child development screenings
On Wednesday. Feb. 1 the School District of Rhinelander will be hosting child development screenings for children ages 3 years, 0 months to 5 years, 11 months.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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Rhinelander Partners in Education launches 2023 Golden Apple Award program
To recognize innovation and professionalism in local educators, Rhinelander Partners in Education (PIE) has launched the 2023 Golden Apple Award program.

"The work our educators do in our community is critically important.


Tuesday, January 17, 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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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its October Students of the Month.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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FBLA/DECA food drive a success
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA Club collected a grand total of 1,820 food items for the local Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of its recent Trick or Can food drive.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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