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Friday, August 1, 2014
Department of Natural Resources staff will be on hand to field questions and take comments about a proposed all-terrain vehicle route at the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area Tuesday, Aug. 19.


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City panel still mulling accident fee proposal
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The city of Rhinelander Protection of Persons and Property Committee is still struggling with whether to charge a fee to drivers involved in car accidents within the city limits. (Subscriber access)

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Sex offender to be released in Oneida County
The Rhinelander Police Department is advising the public that a registered sex offender will be returning to the community.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Panel approves increasing inspection fees, creating commercial zoning fees
Fees levied by the Rhinelander Inspection Department are on their way up.

The city's Protection of Persons and Property Committee agreed Tuesday to raise the fees while also restructuring some of the charges so that they are now zoning fees. (Subscriber access)


Friday, August 1, 2014
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Ex-jailer violated work rules, records show
A former Oneida County corrections officer with a history of misconduct was effectively forced out of his job after an internal investigation found he again violated multiple jail policies, newly released records show. (Subscriber access)

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Sowinskis to be sentenced Monday
A federal judge next week will decide the fate of two Sugar Camp men who admitted to illegal possession of American bald eagles. (Subscriber access)

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Tomahawk man sees child porn, pot charges reinstated
A Tomahawk man who saw three felony cases dismissed "with prejudice" in 2012 was back in Oneida County Circuit Court Monday facing the same charges. (Subscriber access)

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Man charged with child abuse has case delayed
A Rhinelander man facing a felony child abuse charge stemming from an incident where he allegedly hit a child in the head with a golf club was scheduled to make an appearance Tuesday in Oneida County Circuit Court but will have to wait a little longer before he can see a judge. (Subscriber access)

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Political Digest
The political digest offers timely reporting of the latest news breaking at the state and local levels. Updated with special emphasis on the day's important political issues and events.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Community
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Golden Harvest now open at new location
Golden Harvest market has resolved its space problems by moving into a beautiful new building which opened Monday at the corner of County Highway G and U.S. Highway 8.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Rhinelander Historical Society Museum is a time capsule of city's past
Step into the Rhinelander Historical Society Museum and you'll take a trip back in time to the city's early days.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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1812 Overture
The Rhinelander Area Community Band put on a special performance Wednesday evening at the Riverwalk bandshell in Rhinelander.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Book sale to be held during Redikulus Dae
A Children's New Books Sale to benefit the Food for the Mind Program at the area food pantries will be held during Redikulus Dae from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 on Brown Street in downtown Rhinelander.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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They've got talent
Local children showed off a wide variety of talent Wednesday at the Rhinelander District Library talent show.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Preventing type 2 diabetes with lifestyle choices
Can diabetes be prevented? While nothing is for certain, making a few lifestyle changes can reduce your risk.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Ministry Medical Group audiology offers comprehensive hearing services
Hearing health is important as it is vital to communication. Ministry Medical Group's audiology departments offer complete, comprehensive hearing services.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Opinions
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Guest Editorial: What you won't see on Gov. Walker's electronic billboards
Here are some specifics (details or information) you won't see or hear on Governor Walker's electronic billboards or in his TV ads!

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Who does Swearingen represent?
To the editor: This is a letter that questions who Rob Swearingen actually represents.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Sowinski case demonstrates America's growing police state
A fellow writing the other week suggested that the stories The Times published about Paul and Alvin Sowinski focused more on the actions of law enforcement than on the conduct of the Sowinskis themselves.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Is Kwik Trip the best we can do?
To the editor: I have a problem with the possible sale of the Oneida County Highway property west of town.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Standing up for Sorensen
To the Editor: Is it just me, or is there something wrong with what is presently occurring in Oneida County?
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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Property taxes due July 31
To the editor: The second installment of the 2013 Oneida County property tax bills is due by July 31, 2014. Due to limited parking and long waiting lines, mailing tax payments is recommended.

Monday, July 14, 2014
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Highway department site a good one for Kwik Trip
To the editor: A few years ago, the Community Resource Agent at the University of Wisconsin Extension-Oneida County joined the Rhinelander city administrator and a Rhinelander alderman at a regional conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
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Friday, July 11, 2014
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Sports
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A long, lonely road to recovery
At first glance, she looks like the old Sydnei Smith. There's no limp and no hesitation. She walks with confidence. She handles the ball and hoists shots like she always did. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Rhinelander Little League 10Us begin state tournament play Saturday
The Rhinelander Little League 10U All-Stars have spent the last two weeks preparing for the Wisconsin state tournament. Now the time has come to play ball.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Tennis teams working to improve over summer
The Rhinelander High School boys' and girls' tennis programs have been hard at work this summer, perfecting their games in anticipation of another battle for Great Northern Conference bragging rights. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Grid Iron Club to host Hodag Family Day practice Aug. 9
The Hodag Grid Iron Club is hosting Hodag Family Day on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Mike Webster Stadium. Activities will begin with a practice for the Rhinelander High School football team from 8 to 10 a.m.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Hodag Hoops Camp winners
The Rhinelander Basketball Association and the Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team concluded their annual Hodag Hoops Camp on Thursday.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Gems take third in Merrill
The Northwoods Gems 14U softball team, sponsored by Sowinski Farms, took third place in the Merrill Fastpitch Classic last weekend.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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There's only so many hours: Athletes juggle multiple sports during summer
In today's climate of year-round sports, the three months between school years look a lot less like summer vacation and more like a free-for-all.

Between contact days, special camps and summer leagues, there are more than enough activities to keep student-athletes busy over the course of their break. For those involved in more than one sport that steady schedule can sometimes seem more overwhelming than productive. (subscriber access)


Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Outdoors
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The first signs of fall - and something 'Nutty' in the garden
Have you sighted in your bow yet? Or maybe you're going to opt for a crossbow this year - something that's legal for all archers this fall, though one must buy the specific license. (Subscriber access)

Friday, August 1, 2014
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RMEF to host annual banquet Aug. 9 in Rhinelander
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation North Country Chapter will host its fourth annual banquet Saturday, Aug. 9, 5 p.m., at the Quality Inn, 668, Kemp St., Rhinelander.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Explore the Northwoods, learn new skills in Nicolet College Outdoor Adventure classes
The Outdoor Adventure Series is in full swing at Nicolet College with many upcoming opportunities for individuals to explore new places and learn new outdoor skills.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Cieslica boats 45-incher
For years, James Cieslica, of Plato Center, Ill., has enjoyed time spent at his aunt and uncle Nancy and Frank Wackerlin's cabin on a Vilas County lake.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Operation Deer Watch provides opportunity to take part in deer management
In an ongoing annual effort to involve the public in deer management, the Department of Natural Resources will launch Operation Deer Watch.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Permit numbers remain stable for 2014 fall turkey hunt
Fall turkey permit availability in 2014 will be equal to the number offered during the 2013 fall season.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Ced Vig's Wisconsin Woodsmoke
In praise of August

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Nicolet College to hold Returning to Learning event Aug. 6 in Minocqua
Anyone who has been out of a classroom for a while and is interested in attending college is invited to attend Nicolet College's Returning to Learning event Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Minocqua Public Library, 415 Menominee Street.

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Diel, Martini join Nicolet board
Two new trustees joined the Nicolet College Board recently as they were sworn in at the board's annual organizational meeting on the Nicolet College Campus.

Friday, July 25, 2014
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Nicolet College Board seeks new trustee
The Nicolet College Board of Trustees is looking to fill a vacant seat on the nine-member board.

Friday, July 25, 2014
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District ready to meet with Hodag Schools Foundation, other community groups regarding stadium facelift
The School District of Rhinelander Capital Projects Ad Hoc Committee took another step toward making its dream of a facelift for Mike Webster Stadium a reality Monday when it met to discuss proposed improvements to the stadium. (Subscriber access)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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New stadium lights, Chromebooks approved by school board
Mike Webster Stadium will soon be seen in a whole new light after the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education on Monday approved the installation of new light fixtures. (Subscriber access)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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IT job growth projected to rise; Nicolet College to hold career training info sessions
With solid job growth projected for information technology in the Northwoods and across the state in coming years, Nicolet College is holding a series of information sessions for people interested in training for a career in this field.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Teacher found guilty of disorderly conduct will keep job
A Rhinelander High School math teacher sentenced to five days in jail and two years probation Friday after entering a no contest plea to one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct with a domestic abuse enhancer will continue to teach.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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