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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Rhinelander was blessed with an infusion of young talent this spring, which could help the process of building the team from the bottom up. (subscriber access)


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O'Melia: Tran case will move forward
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Ellen Tran enters the Branch I courtroom Friday morning for her preliminary hearing.
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Ellen Tran enters the Branch I courtroom Friday morning for her preliminary hearing.
The case against a 28-year-old Rhinelander woman charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the death of her 20-month-old stepson April 15 will move forward. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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News
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Vote on zoning ordinance postponed after architect challenges validity of public hearing
After more than a year of meetings, three public hearings and an additional three months of work on changes, the Oneida County Planning and Development Committee was prepared to host its final public hearing Wednesday on the county's shoreland zoning code. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Anthem will leave most of Wisconsin health-insurance market
Health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield announced this week it would leave the individual Obamacare marketplace in most of Wisconsin next year, citing the volatility of the state's insurance market and uncertainty about the regulatory future in Washington. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Police: LdF woman died from self-inflicted gunshot wound
Forest County authorities believe a 25-year-old woman found dead June 21 inside a Crandon residence died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to a department press release, at approximately 4 a.m. June 21 deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting "a disturbance that involved a gunshot" at 200 E. Cobb Blvd. in the city of Crandon.


Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Supreme Court: Government can't refuse to register offensive trademarks
In what is a major victory not only for the rock band The Slants but for others seeking to protect controversial trademarks - see the Washington Redskins - or to withstand calls to change their logos, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week that the government may not refuse to register allegedly or potentially derogatory trademark names. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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County board tables proposed withdrawal from ADRC partnership
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors covered a number of topics Tuesday in the course of a four-hour meeting at the Oneida County Courthouse, the most contentious of which was a request for the county to exit its partnership with the ADRC of the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Tran files motion for bond modification seeking to ease travel restriction
A 28-year-old Rhinelander woman who is accused of causing the death of her 20-month-old stepson filed a motion Monday to modify the conditions of her bond to allow her to leave the state to visit her family. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Vilas man sentenced to four years in prison in connection with Highway 70 burglary spree
One of two Lac du Flambeau men charged in connection with a string of burglaries to residences along State Highway 70 between Minocqua and Lac du Flambeau between Christmas 2015 and early February 2016 was sentenced June 15 to four years in prison and five years extended supervision. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Community
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Rhinelander Lions Club helps with disaster relief in Peru
After months of rains, flooding and mudslides the community of Cocachacra, Peru was suffering. Enter the Rhinelander Lions Club.

Prompted by club member Milagros Rappley, a native of Peru, the Rhinelander Lions Club reached out to help the residents of Cocachacra, a small village three hours away from Lima.


Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Dixie Six to perform Concert on the Riverwalk June 28
The Dixie Six will perform the next Concert on the Riverwalk at the bandshell next to Trig's in downtown Rhinelander Wednesday, June 28, 7 p.m.

"These talented Northwoods musicians evoke the sounds of dance halls and bordellos of last century, with tunes by Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings," concert series organizers said in a press release.


Saturday, June 24, 2017
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July Alzheimer's education classes announced
Each month, the Alzheimer's Association offers family education programs across Wisconsin. These classes are designed to assist anyone who has questions about Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Jamerson to present program about Civilian Conservation Corps
Upper Peninsula based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Rhinelander District Library Friday, June 23.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Canned items available at Hodag Farmers Market
In 2009 our state passed Wisconsin Act 101. It was nicknamed "the Pickle bill." Previous to this bill only canned goods from a state-certified kitchen, or factory, were allowed at farmers markets.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Baby-sitting class offered in Oneida County
Parents can help their children become a responsible and self-reliant baby sitter by registering them in a "I'm Taking Care" baby-sitting class sponsored by Camp Fire Oneida County.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Camp 5 Museum Complex open for the season
Start making your plans! The Lumberjack Steam Train is again making trips to the Camp 5 Museum Complex in Laona. The 1916 Vulcan started its 101st year of work June 20 hauling passengers to the Camp 5 Museum Complex, according to a Camp 5 press release.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Opinions
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An American trademark: Free speech
These days the First Amendment is on shakier ground than it has been in a long, long time.

The attack on free speech by the Left has been going on for years, of course. It started decades ago with the banning of displays of the Ten Commandments in classrooms and courthouses, and the banishing of manger scenes from the public square.


Saturday, June 24, 2017
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The Future of Wisconsin Education
Since becoming a legislator in 2013, one of my top legislative goals has been to help reform the way we deliver educational opportunity in our state. As a representative of a heavily rural district, I see firsthand how smaller, more sparse districts struggle to compete with their counterparts in more urban areas.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Proposed VA cuts target disabled, elderly vets
To the Editor:

We now know what some feared.

Just before this past Memorial Day, as part of Donald Trump's first budget, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, announced the expansion of the Veterans Choice Program allowing veterans, in certain situations, to be seen by private doctors.


Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Fully fund the property tax repeal
To the Editor:

I understand that legislative efforts to repeal Wisconsin's personal property tax are gaining momentum in the State Legislature. I'm writing to ask that you please make sure any repeal of the personal property include a full, 100 percent backfill for lost revenue to local governments.


Saturday, June 17, 2017
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The overwhelming success of Obamacare
President Donald Trump came to Wisconsin this week, and among the things he did while in the Badger state was to meet with some of the "victims" of Obamacare, which he called a catastrophe that must be reversed.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Citizens deserve answers, information in dog neglect case
The prosecution file is shut tightly on a recent decision by an Oneida County assistant district attorney not to charge the owner of a dog-rescue operation who was accused of serious animal neglect and abuse, but the assistant DA, Mary Sowinski, needs to open it and let the sunshine in.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Reader: Baldwin is looking out for Wisconsin
To the Editor: When it comes to Republicans, promises and assurances don't amount to much. Remember when Donald Trump promised that the Republican health care plan would provide health care for all?
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Sports
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WIAA approves basketball shot clock for 2019-20
STEVENS POINT (WIAA) - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control reviewed and approved a number of committee recommendations impacting winter sports Thursday.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Babe Ruth Roundup
Rhinelander jumped out to a big lead in Wednesday's Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League game at Lakeland only to need a big inning late to pull away for the win.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Snowhawks top Happy Daze in season opener
It was a soggy affair but the snowshoe baseball season opener Monday at Snowshoe Park ended in victory for Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Rebels rained out Thursday
The Rhinelander Post 7 Rebels' non-conference American Legion Baseball game at Clintonville Thursday was rained out. No make-up date has been announced.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Quade voted RHS baseball MVP
Junior Brad Quade was named the RHS baseball team's most valuable player during a banquet Monday at Hodag Park. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Babe Ruth Roundup
It took them nearly the entire game, but Laser Pros eventually crawled all the way back and rallied to defeat Merrill Red 14-13 in a wild Northwoods Babe Ruth Senior League contest Tuesday at Stafford Field.



Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Photo: Nase nets ace at Pinewood
Pinewood Country Club in Harshaw witnessed its first hole-in-one of the 2017 golf season Saturday, June 17.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Outdoors
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Nearly 100 anglers celebrate 40th anniversary of 'Dads and Kids Fishing Day'
Dads and kids gathered at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander June 16 to spend some quality time together and hopefully catch a few fish. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Upper Midwest Bass Challenge anglers take on finicky Boom Lake
Neither the post-spawn, post-front conditions or the wind and rain could keep over 70 anglers from the Upper Midwest Bass Challenge (UMBCS) from the water June 18 as they took on Boom Lake, perennially known as a finicky fishery at best. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Fish like a girl
A Recreational Opportunities Analysis (ROA) has been going on across the Northwoods with public input to help the Department of Natural Resources determine best fits for state lands and various recreational purposes. According to DNR Trails and Capital Development coordinator Cameron Bump, the department has heard from stakeholders regarding the way they use state lands and where opportunities may lie for the future. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Bass tournament for disabled veterans moves to Lake Tomahawk
The second annual Disabled Veterans tournament is set for July 23 on Lake Tomahawk. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Heavy rains fuel safety reminder for water conditions
Recent storms packing torrential downpours have fueled floods and strong fast currents, prompting the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to remind the public to think safety when planning water trips by first checking local conditions and to always wear a life jacket on the water.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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THE LAKE WHERE YOU LIVE
Fishing friends and I have a name for those slender, tube-shaped plants that spike up in clusters in shallow water along lakeshores. We call them pencil reeds. And we're wrong. They are really not reeds at all but rushes of various kinds, in many cases hardstem or softstem bulrushes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Wisconsin ruffed grouse survey results indicate an increase in breeding grouse
Roadside ruffed grouse surveys completed in spring 2017 showed statewide drumming activity increased 17 percent from 2016, based on data collected to monitor breeding grouse activity.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Making the grade:  RHS honor roll students announced
The following students were named to the Rhinelander High School honor roll during the 2016-17 term.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Nicolet Quick Start features one-stop enrollment
Anyone looking to attend Nicolet College's fall semester can fast-track the enrollment process with one stop at the college's Quick Start event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, in the Red Oak Center on the Nicolet Campus.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Evening, weekend Jail Academy classes start July 18 at Nicolet College; registration deadline July 5
Nicolet College will offer a part-time Jail Academy starting July 18 for individuals seeking the training for a career in corrections.

Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays for 10 weeks on the Nicolet Campus.


Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Nicolet auto winners
High school students from Rhinelander, Tomahawk, and Eagle River swept the top three spots in the recent High School Automotive Individual Competition at Nicolet College. Taking top honors were Blayden Conrad, left, from Tomahawk, placing second; Duncan Seidel, center, from Rhinelander, taking first; and Jonathan Miller, right, from Eagle River, placing third. Eighteen students from five area high schools tested their skills in diagnostics, engine performance and repair, brakes, differentials, steering and suspension, and service information.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Local students take TrigStar exam
This spring semester, 16 students from Northland Pines High School (NPHS) and 37 students at Rhinelander High School (RHS) participated in the TrigStar exam. The exam is a local, state and national, timed mathematics exam using trigonometry and geometry as it relates to the field of land surveying, according to a press release announcing the students' accomplishment. Each student is given three, multi-stage questions and 60 minutes to complete the exam, worth 100 points and a little pocket money.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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Maker Faire, fleixible seating and summer food service at SDR
This is the last newsletter of the school year. The Hodag Pride is not published during the summer months. Look for the next newsletter in late August or early September. We hope everyone has a fun and safe summer!

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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You get a car
Lisa White was the lucky winner of this year's PBIS Car Giveaway at Rhinelander High School. She won a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer donated by Rhinelander GM, and refurbished by RHS students through support of the PBIS and local businesses. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, is a program that focuses on collecting and analyzing data on student behaviors, in order to encourage a school environment of respect and rapport, and to reinforce the positive behaviors demonstrated by students. After collecting, analyzing and supporting positive behaviors throughout the 2016-17 school year, the PBIS team chooses a student to receive a car. Each student eligible to win the car receives a key. The student whose key turns the car on wins the vehicle.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
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