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Saturday, September 25, 2021
Rhinelander defeats Antigo 42-0 to win 87th Bell Game.


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Anti-mandate contingent pickets outside high school; local doctors implore district to implement 'all' mitigation measures
Just three weeks into the new school year, tension is building over the question of whether the wearing of masks should remain optional rather than mandatory for students in the School District of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 24, 2021
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News
Rhinelander- Oneida County Airport reports 'best summer since 2005'
The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport has become the air gateway to and from the Northwoods, and this summer only added to that reputation with a daily round trip flight to Chicago and three daily round trip flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Tribes file lawsuit to stop November wolf hunt
After a controversial February wolf harvest season lasting just over two days, six Native American tribes have come together in an attempt to stop November's wolf harvest season. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Gore files petition to appeal blood test ruling in OWI homicide case
The attorney for a Stevens Point man charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in connection with a fatal accident in Minocqua last summer has filed a petition with the Third District Court of Appeals in Wausau seeking permission to appeal Oneida County circuit judge Patrick O'Melia's Sept. 2 ruling on the admissibility of his client's blood test results. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Court: Prehn lawfully holding over as National Resources Board chairman
The Natural Resources Board (NRB) is made up of seven citizen stakeholders each appointed to a staggered three-year term. This year Gov. Tony Evers appointed Sandra Nass and Sharon Adams to the board. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 24, 2021
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GOP bill would require notification of gender identity, sexual orientation curriculum
Republicans say a GOP bill that would require schools to notify parents and guardians before providing any program related to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression and to allow parents to opt their children out of such programs is all about choice in education, but Democratic opponents say it is about hate instead. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Gableman warns county election clerks of subpoenas for noncompliance
Retired Supreme Court justice Michael Gableman, who is heading a review of the 2020 elections for Assembly Republicans, said this past week he is prepared to issue subpoenas to county election officials who don't comply with his directives. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 24, 2021
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One killed in Highway 51 crash
A man is dead following a two-car accident on U.S. Highway 51 in Hazelhurst Sept. 22.

According to the Oneida County sheriff's office, a 9-1-1 call was received at approximately 6:37 p.m. Wednesday reporting a two-vehicle accident on Highway 51 and County D in the Town of Hazelhurst.


Thursday, September 23, 2021
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Community
TEDx event Oct. 1 at Nicolet College to look at how rural communities thrive
How Rural Communities Thrive in the 21st Century will be the topic of a special TEDx event in the Nicolet College Theatre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Farmers market report: In praise of Brussels sprouts
There are not many vegetables that are sold on the stalk at the market. Sure there might be some loose leaf lettuce sold that way. Perhaps celery by the bunch. But I'm talking about something that has a stem over a foot tall loaded with its bounty. It's a plant that looks prehistoric, like it came from the Pleistocene Era. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Rhinelander High School to celebrate homecoming with special events
Rhinelander High School students and the community at large will celebrate homecoming during the week of Sept. 20-24.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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Library planning survey on space, activities
As the Rhinelander District Library Board of Trustees continues to study the possibility of building an addition to the present structure, the building committee is finalizing questions that will be asked in a survey to gauge what activities library users and potential users find most important. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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Autumn is in the air at the Hodag Farmers Market
Last Saturday's Hodag Farmers Market had a feel of autumn in the air. It wasn't too cool. I wouldn't even call it brisk. It was just a lovely middling day. Yes, I said middling as in not too warm and not too cool, much like Goldilocks' selections at the three bears house. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 17, 2021
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Nicolet College Outdoor Adventure program continues with fall offerings
The Outdoor Adventure program at Nicolet College is continuing this fall with opportunities for people to enjoy a number of outdoor autumnal adventures.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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Health officials encourage flu vaccine during COVID-19 pandemic
With flu season right around the corner, the Oneida County Health Department wants to convey to the public the importance of getting the influenza vaccine, especially during the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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Opinions
Don't let legislative leadership undermine public education in our state
This is a special time of year for children, families, and educators. I know, as an educator and as a parent, that the transition back to school can be a challenging time, and this year, of course, the challenges are far greater than ever before, and our educators and students are rising to them.

Friday, September 24, 2021
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National Recovery Month prompts presidential address
Every September, we celebrate National Recovery Month, and this year is no different. This September marks the 32nd annual observation of Recovery Month, a tradition that began in 1989 when the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration first recognized and named the event. But never have we observed a National Recovery Month with as much carnage behind it and a pandemic as the backdrop.

Friday, September 17, 2021
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WASB executive director calls for civility
To the Editor:

We've become increasingly alarmed at the recent reports of personal threats of violence and harassment directed at school board members across the state.

Civil disagreement and protest are cornerstones of our democracy but attempts to intimidate school board members and physically disrupt school board proceedings are not acceptable.


Friday, September 17, 2021
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More abuse of power; wake up voters
Earlier this year, we wrote about potential issues in Minocqua town government, which at the time we characterized as a clear abuse of power.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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Your Right to Know: Fee recovery is key to transparency
Many states, including Wisconsin, have public records laws. But that doesn't mean requesters always get the records they seek, or even that the laws are followed.

Friday, September 10, 2021
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Oneida County, town of Minocqua: Show us your papers, or else!
We have in this country witnessed over the past year and a half an explosive and largely uncontrolled growth of regulations of daily life, not just related to the pandemic but in all spheres of existence.

Friday, August 27, 2021
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Garrett: American K-12 education isn't nearly as good as we think it is
The performance of the United States' K-12 public school system is so poor that nothing less than a major overhaul, something akin to what the state of Maryland is undertaking, will fix its problems.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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Sports
RHS sports recap: Thursday, Sept. 23
Girls' swimming: Rhinelander 103, Medford 67
Boys' soccer: Medford 2, Rhinelander 0
Volleyball: Phillips 3, Rhinelander 0
Cross country: RHS boys 1st/6, girls 3rd/6, Three Lakes Invite


Friday, September 24, 2021
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Everest rallies in second half to retain Hammer
Everest scored twice in the second half as it rallied from behind to defeat Rhinelander 2-1 at Mike Webster Stadium.

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Medford sweeps Hodag volleyball
The Hodags were swept again in three sets at Medford Tuesday night in Great Northern Conference play. The loss dropped Rhinelander to 0-6 in the GNC, where it has yet to take a set.

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Hodags rest several runners in Antigo
The Hodags rested some of their top runners - especially on the boys' side - Tuesday in the Gartzke Flowage Invitational hosted by Antigo High School in the Town of Bryant.

Friday, September 24, 2021
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The history behind the Bell
Friday is the 87th playing of the Bell Game between Rhinelander and Antigo high schools.

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Photos: Subvarsity football
The James Williams Middle School eighth-grade football team and the Rhinelander High School JV2 football team were both in action Thursday, Sept. 16 at Mike Webster Stadium.



Friday, September 24, 2021
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WIAA receives COVID guideline update at September meeting
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control received reports on a number of membership-related items, including an update of COVID-19 guideline considerations at its September meeting last Friday.

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Outdoors
Fish Like a GIRL: Triclosan found to be a problem for aquatic life
Some things never go out of style. We hear a great deal about phosphorus loading in lakes and the issues caused by increased nitrogen. We talk about invasive species and the dangers of them being introduced into our favorite bodies of water. In the backs of our minds, we understand that everything we do on land effects what happens in the water - be that surface water or ground water. But I am unsure if we think about our everyday household items that we use and how those may have an effect. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 24, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live: Summer hangs on
It's interesting that in the days right before the autumn equinox summer seemed to try a comeback. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 24, 2021
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Natural Resources Board meeting canceled after DNR refuses to forward agenda items
Amid the contentious atmosphere with Natural Resources Board chairman Dr. Fredrick Prehn continuing to hold his seat, Secretary Preston Cole and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) made a statement this week that they will forward no agenda items to the Board and that no representatives from the DNR will attend the September meeting. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 17, 2021
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Groups file suit to block November wolf hunt
The subject of wolf management in the state of Wisconsin has been in the headlines a great deal since the animal was removed from the federal Endangered Species list in January of 2021. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 17, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live: Larding Up
If you've tried fall fishing on your lake, you know that it can be great. I like it because fall is the time when the lakes are least crowded. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 17, 2021
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DNR forms committee to complete five-year review of CWD plan
Wisconsin's Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) response plan is about to be reviewed. The plan was created in 2010 and will carry through to 2025, with a review to be conducted every five years. A committee with stakeholders from conservation, business and hunting organizations was recently formed to complete this review, according to a recent press release. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 10, 2021
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The Lake Where You Live: Freeing the fighter
I was about 10 years old, fishing with my dad on the Upper Michigan lake where my family took summer vacations. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 10, 2021
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Education
Nicolet College automotive student awarded industry scholarship
Nicolet College automotive technician student Tony Malek recently received a scholarship from the Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Association Foundation and Snap-On Tools that includes up to $750 a semester for tuition and a collection of Snap-on Tools valued at more than $4,000.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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Backpack Donation
Jeremy Rivard, a financial representative from Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial based in Appleton, recently presented the School District of Rhinelander with 14 backpacks packed with school supplies on behalf of the Modern Woodmen firm.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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Start date for Boys and Girls Club afterschool program pushed back to October
The tentative start date for the Boys & Girls Club Northwoods-Rhinelander has been pushed back to Oct. 4, 2021, according to an update posted on the School District of Rhinelander Facebook page.

Friday, September 3, 2021
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Rhinelander schools welcome new professional staff for 2021-2022 school year
On Tuesday, Aug. 17, the School District of Rhinelander, Rhinelander Partners in Education, and the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce worked together to host an orientation day for new school professional staff.

Friday, August 20, 2021
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Nicolet College surpasses $1 million mark in textbook savings for students
Nicolet College has passed the $1 million mark in textbook savings for students as the college continues to expand its efforts to offer free and high-quality instructional materials.

Friday, August 20, 2021
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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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