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Sunday, April 30, 2017
With a dominating performance Monday, the School District of Rhinelander faculty proved last year's loss to the Rhinelander High School students in the school's annual basketball grudge match was merely a blip on the radar rather than a start of a new trend. (subscriber access)


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City committee discusses Pioneer Park Historical Complex administration and finances
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The city of Rhinelander is seeking a new coordinator for the Pioneer Park Historical Complex following the resignation of Aprelle Rawski.
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The city of Rhinelander is seeking a new coordinator for the Pioneer Park Historical Complex following the resignation of Aprelle Rawski.
Caught off guard by the resignation of the Pioneer Park Historical Complex, the city of Rhinelander parks, buildings and grounds committee spent a portion of its Monday meeting discussing the complex's organizational structure and finances.

Parks committee chairman Sherrie Belliveau, who is also on the PPHC advisory committee, kicked off the discussion by announcing that Aprelle Rawski had resigned as the coordinator. (subscriber access)


Saturday, April 29, 2017
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News
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DNR says it continues to consider deer feeding and baiting illegal
Earlier this month a Wisconsin court of appeals ruled that baiting and feeding deer is allowable even in chronic wasting disease zones so long as the intention is not to hunt, and, what's more, the burden of proving intent falls on the state.

But that decision by appeals court judge Thomas Hruz, which upheld a circuit court ruling that dismissed a baiting-and-feeding citation, didn't impress the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The agency says baiting and feeding deer in CWD-affected counties is still illegal and that it will continue to enforce the code. (subscriber access)


Saturday, April 29, 2017
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On his way: Work experience programs, therapy put Minocqua teen on path to self-reliance
On a warm, sunny day in the middle of summer, a young man in his late teens can be seen riding a scooter around Minocqua. He wears basketball shorts, a T-shirt, a side bag and travels along the sidewalks of U.S. Highway 51.

He stops at McDonald's where he works and St. Matthias Episcopal Church where he practices the organ. (subscriber access)


Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Nicolet College awarded $988,000 in grants
The Nicolet College Board of Trustees heard some good news at its April 17 meeting as school officials announced the college has received a total of $988,008 in grants in this year's higher education grant cycle. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Times releases expanded health care survey
In an effort to study the current health care needs of the Lakeland area, The Lakeland Times is releasing an expanded survey in conjunction with a previous survey released last month.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Times releases expanded health care survey
In an effort to study the current health care needs of the Lakeland area, The Lakeland Times is releasing an expanded survey in conjunction with a previous survey released last month.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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EPA denies petition to ban pesticide linked to autism
In March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition to ban the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos, challenging the science behind the proposed prohibition of a pesticide many consider crucial to U.S. agriculture. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Bear that approached motorists to return to the wild
The young female black bear who displayed odd behavior and a lack of apprehension toward humans last December, and was taken into a local wildlife rehab facility, will be returned to the wild.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Community
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Multi-county expo showcases programs for veterans
The National Guard Armory in Rhinelander hosted a seven-county veterans expo April 21. Organizer Tammy Walters said the event took months to plan but it was all worthwhile. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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McLaughlin joins ArtStart as program and operations director
ArtStart has announced that Ashley McLaughlin of Rhinelander has joined the organization as its new director of programming and operations.



Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Jayasingha joins Ministry Medical Group
Ministry Health Care, part of Ascension, has welcomed Eromi Jayasingha, MD, to Ministry Medical Group's palliative medicine department.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Local conservative groups to host rally
The Northwoods Patriots, Vilas County Republicans and Oneida County Republicans will host a free event Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Derby Track in Eagle River.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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The Hodag hosts the Green and Gold
While the Packer Tailgate Tour has come, and gone in Rhinelander, a small committee of five had been quietly scrambling behind the scenes since August of 2016, to ensure that the event would be well received in the community. Until the official announcement was made, the group was sworn to secrecy. Months of planning went into bringing the event to life in Rhinelander on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Community invited to observe National Day of Prayer May 4
The community is invited to observe the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 4 starting at noon in front of the Oneida County Courthouse in Rhinelander. The event will last approximately 30 minutes and will be held rain or shine, organizers said in a press release. This year marks the 66th annual National Day of Prayer.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Authors to participate in library's Free Comic Book Day celebration
The Rhinelander District Library will kick off its Free Comic Book Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, when Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D., author of Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award book finalist, "Dick Tracy and American Culture," discusses the history of newspaper comic strips and comic books in the United States. This illustrated presentation will include discussion of comic art in the Midwest and Wisconsin, according to a library press release.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Opinions
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When it comes to science, beware the scientists
As we report in today's edition, a major controversy has erupted around the Trump administration's decision to not ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which is widely used on fruits and vegetables and which has been linked to numerous neurodevelopmental problems in children, including higher incidences of autism.

The mainstream media and environmental organizations pretty much went berserk, especially given that the Obama administration had approved the ban and it was almost in place before the Trump EPA aborted it.


Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Reader impressed with community support of child abuse victim
To the editor:

I want to say I was very impressed and thankful to the people who came together for the candlelight vigil for baby Avery Edwards last Friday, April 21. Seeing the BACA (Bikers Against Chid Abuse) group from Merrill was wonderful. This national organization is ready to provide aid, comfort, safety and support for children.

Most of these people did not know baby Avery but they do know that child abuse is an insult to our community and society.


Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Help prevent prescription painkiller abuse in Wisconsin
Have you heard about the nation's prescription drug abuse epidemic? Did you know it affects thousands of people every day and kills hundreds of them every year in our state?

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Reader disgusted by littering
To the Editor:

As Earth Day approaches on April 22 I find myself amazed at the lack of respect some people have for our one and only planet. There are many things we have limited control over regarding how our actions effect the health of the earth, and then there are some things we absolutely can control!
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Democracy in Action
This past week, with a few exceptions, citizens in more than 1,200 towns marched to community centers and town halls to take part in a Wisconsin political tradition, the annual town electors meeting.
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Letter writer questions law enforcement's approach to Sanns Street incident
To the editor:

This letter is directed to Sheriff Grady Hartman.

From the department's Facebook page: It is the mission of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office to protect the lives and property of those who live, work, and play in Oneida County.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month
To the Editor:

This April, I invite our neighbors to take part in Parkinson's Awareness Month. Nearly one million Americans live with Parkinson's - which is more than Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and Muscular Dystrophy combined - and over 20,000 of our neighbors in Wisconsin have been diagnosed with the disease. If you don't already know someone living with Parkinson's today, there is a good chance that, someday, you will.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017
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Sports
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RHS sports recap: Saturday, April 29
Girls' soccer: Rhinelander 2-0, Marshfield Invite
Softball: Rhinelander 1-1, Denmark Invite


Saturday, April 29, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Friday, April 28
Boys' tennis: Rhinelander 4, Antigo 3
Softball: Rhinelander 15, Lakeland 0


Saturday, April 29, 2017
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RHS trap team takes aim at first meet
The Rhinelander High School trap team held its first competition last Sunday. Despite cool temperatures and off-and-on rain, the kids were excited to shoot some clays. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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WIAA membership approves 5 amendments at annual meeting
The membership of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association passed five amendments to its Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of Eligibility at the 2017 Annual Meeting Wednesday in Stevens Point.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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RBA 8th-grade girls compete at state
The Rhinelander Basketball Association's eighth-grade girls' basketball team participated in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in Stevens Point April 1 and 2.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Junior bowlers honored
Hodag Lanes recognized those who participated in the bowling center's Junior and Bumper leagues in the 2016-17 season during a banquet earlier this month.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Photos: Youth gymnasts compete
Two girls from the Northwoods area recently competed with Copper Country Gymnastics Team at the Splish Splash Invite in Waupaca.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Outdoors
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NYDHC named 2016 Statewide Conservation Organization of the Year
The Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge has been given the honor of receiving the 2016 Statewide Conservation Organization of the Year award. The award will be presented at the annual Conservation Congress statewide convention in Oshkosh in May.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Nathan Roberts speaks at Wolf Summit II - Focus on Wisconsin
DNR big game and furbearer expert Nathan Roberts was one of the presenters at the recent Wolf Summit II - Focus on Wisconsin. His focus was on wolf populations and how they were determined as well as the challenges with the current approach and what might be done differently in the future. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Fish like a girl
Throughout the year, the DNR holds a series of online chats entitled "Ask the Experts." One of the most recent chats was on citizen science. I am a lover of citizen science because it gives the average person a chance to get involved in science as it relates to the outdoors in the state of Wisconsin. According to citizen-based monitoring coordinator Eva Lewandowski, citizen science dates all the way back to experts such as Ben Franklin. The term "citizen science," though, did not come about until 10 years ago or so.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Northwoods Wildlife Center is having a baby shower
Spring has sprung and many of the hibernating mammals and reptiles are waking up from a very long winter nap. Raptors, song birds, ducks, loons, herons and geese are returning to the north and babies are on the way.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Over 200 march for science in Minocqua
Over 200 people marched for science on April 22, Earth Day, in Minocqua. The goal was to raise awareness of the role science plays in our health, environment, safety, economies, and governments. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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The lake where you live
There are water plants in our lakes classified as floating leaf - they have broad leaves which grow on stalks rooted in the lake bottom and lie flat on the surface. Then there's the small group of plants which have no stalks, and no roots as we usually imagine them. Mainly, these are duckweeds, and they simply float wherever wind, waves and currents take them. (subscriber access)



Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Wisconsin Wolf Summit II featured USDA wildlife biologist David Ruid
Wolf Summit II - Focus on Wisconsin was held last weekend at the Sugar Camp town hall and an overview of the summit was published in last weekend's Outdoor section. This summit was a follow-up to the summit held in Cumberland last September and showcased new presenters with a wealth of information on Wisconsin's wolf population. Due to the large amount of information presented at the summit, this is the first installment in a four-part series covering the speakers at the event. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Crescent students celebrate Earth Day
In observance of Earth Day, Mrs. Arnott's third-grade class at Crescent Elementary made plant pots out of newspaper. The students organized themselves into a virtual factory, with various individuals taking on the tasks of folding newspapers, rolling the pots, distributing tape, collecting the finished pots, and picking up scraps. The newspaper pots are ideal for starting seeds indoors, and can then be planted directly into the ground outside. Over 100 pots were constructed.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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U.S. News & World Report recognizes Northland Pines High School with Silver Badge
The Northland Pines School District announced this week that Northland Pines High School has earned a Silver Badge from U.S. News & World Report.

There are 507 high schools in the state of Wisconsin that U.S. News and World Report collected data on. Of these 507 schools, Northland Pines High School is ranked No. 60.


Saturday, April 29, 2017
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An ocean's worth of learning: Elcho students get hands-on look at LiveAquaria Aquaculture Coral and Aquatic Life Facility
When students from Elcho Elementary School stepped into the LiveAquaria Aquaculture Coral & Aquatic Life Facility in Rhinelander recently, they stepped into a kaleidoscope of color.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Rhinelander HS DECA students to compete in California
Rhinelander High School will send seven DECA members to Anaheim, California Tuesday, April 25 for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). DECA is a marketing and business organization at the high school that focuses on career and leadership development, according to a district press release.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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McTeacher night
Crescent Elementary School staff participated in McTeacher Night at McDonald's Tuesday. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of its sales during the hours the teachers were serving to the school's Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) budget.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Local students participate in Concert Festival
Students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Concert Music Festival hosted at Three Lakes High School on Thursday, May 11. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, each school's concert ensemble groups will perform before a panel of adjudicators while students from other schools listen in as part of their own learning experience, according to a press release announcing the event.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Nicolet apprentices awarded Great Lakes scholarships
Two students in Nicolet College Apprenticeship programs recently each received $1,000 Tools of the Trade scholarships from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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