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Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Hodags won 10 events and defeated Shawano 86-77 at the Heck Family Community Pool in a GNC dual.


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Council backs Kost's proposals for Northwood
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Dan Buckley addresses the City Council Monday prior to a vote on a recommendation to terminate his employment as golf pro at Northwood Golf Course.
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Dan Buckley addresses the City Council Monday prior to a vote on a recommendation to terminate his employment as golf pro at Northwood Golf Course.
With a 7-1 vote Monday evening, the Rhinelander City Council has officially moved the financially struggling Northwood Golf Course in a new direction. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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News
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Zoning committee approves substantial fee hikes
The economy has been picking up steam, and more zoning regulations have come down the pike in recent years, and in Oneida County those intersecting trends mean two things are almost as certain as death and taxes. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Walker signs mining bill into law
With the bill's co-authors in attendance, Gov. Scott Walker signed the "Mining for America" bill into law Monday at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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City explores funding options for more joint street/utility work
The city of Rhinelander is looking to tap some of the same funding sources that helped pay for the $9.8 million downtown streetscape project to fund other major renovation projects in the near future. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Minocqua to take closer look at PRAT possibilities
Members of the Minocqua Broadband and Business Development Committee will continue to gather information about the premier resort area tax (PRAT) and meet again with the Minocqua Town Board. (Subscriber Access)

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Oneida County joins Project Lifesaver
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has recently become a Project Lifesaver member agency.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Rhinelander man charged with possession of child pornography
A Rhinelander man has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Danial G. Smith, 44, was charged Dec. 6 with two counts of possession of child pornography, a Class D felony. (Subscriber Access)


Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Expera honored with 2017 New North Workplace Excellence Award
Expera Specialty Solutions, North America's largest specialty paper manufacturer, has received the 2017 New North Workplace Excellence Award presented by New North, Inc. (an economic development agency covering 18 Northeast Wisconsin counties) and Right Management, Inc. (a leading global career and talent strategy firm).

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Community
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Sitting with Santa
Numerous local children sat with Santa Saturday at Trig's in Rhinelander.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Demmer Library to hold 'Clear the Shelves' used book sales
The Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes has set dates for three "everything must go" pre-moving used book sales.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Expera Specialty Solutions makes annual contribution to Northwoods United Way
The Northwoods United Way, Inc and Expera Specialty Solutions-Rhinelander Mill have announced their continued partnership, along with a 2017 pledge donation to the United Way campaign.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Rhinelander library hosts Victorian Christmas Tea
The Rhinelander District Library hosted a Victorian Christmas Tea Monday complete with period costumes.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Community caroling
A large crowd gathered at the Oneida County Department on Aging Saturday to enjoy Christmas carols performed by the Rhinelander Area Community Band.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Christmas memories
The holidays are typically a joyous time, but for those who have lost loved ones, it can be difficult. For this reason, Carlson Funeral Home hosts an annual Christmas Memories service.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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YMCA announces snowman-making contest
Families, friends, youth groups and businesses are invited to participate in the annual YMCA of the Northwoods Snowman- Making Contest.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Opinions
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Reader objects to River News editorial
Your 7 December editorial, "On the brink of a golden era, or another disaster?" is another classic. It certainly alerts us to how disastrous this tax bill is.

While extolling the w


Thursday, December 14, 2017
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A new kind of tax reform
As I have followed the debates in Congress as our legislators try to come up with tax reforms that are fair and equitable, that stimulate the economy by adding jobs, and put more spending money back in people's pockets, it has occurred to me that such an opportunity already exists.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Reader has a transit program idea
Like a lot of programs, when the grassroots idea started out, it was for a good cause and is needed in the community. I'm sure when the Northwood Transit idea was tossed around this was the case.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Investors beware, climate change is happening
To the Editor:

Moody's Investors Service Inc. provides credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. The company offers risk measurement, economic and consumer credit analytics, enterprise risk management, valuation, and training and certification services.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Reader: Reject Trump's Christmas 'gift'
To the Editor:

President Trump promises Americans a wonderful gift for Christmas this year. Congressional Republicans are working at breakneck speed to reconcile the House and Senate bills to pass GOP tax-cut legislation.


Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Reader lists top Republican lies of 2017
To the Editor:

Here are the Top Ten Republican lies exposed in 2017 as their party controlled all levers of power. (10) We represent the majority of Americans.


Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Reader lists top Republican lies of 2017
To the Editor:

Here are the Top Ten Republican lies exposed in 2017 as their party controlled all levers of power. (10) We represent the majority of Americans.
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Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Sports
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Northern Edge knocks off Medford 8-0
The Edge racked up 70 shots and blasted Medford 8-0 in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Simek Recreation Center.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Hodag hockey powers past Medford 4-1
The Hodags scored three times on the man-advantage, including twice during a five-minute major power play in the third period, to defeat Medford 4-1 in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Simek Center.

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Hodag gymnasts vault past Mosinee in GNC opener
The Hodags outscored the Indians in all four events to take the dual meet 118.325-102.725 at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Bowling: Hodag boys defeat Hodag girls 8-1
The Rhinelander/Eagle River boys' squad downed the Rhinelander/Elcho girls' squad 8-1 Sunday as a quirk in the Wisconsin High School Bowling Club District 9 schedule pitted the two teams against each other during a match at Edgar Lanes.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Photo: Present power play
The Rhinelander High School boys' hockey team held its annual Kindness for Kids toy drive prior to a varsity game against Green Bay United at the Rhinelander Ice Arena Friday, Dec. 8.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Dec. 12
Boys' hockey: Rhinelander 4, Medford 1
Girls' hockey: Rhinelander/Antigo 8, Medford 0
Boys' swimming: Rhinelander 86, Shawano 77
Gymnastics: Rhinelander 118.325, Mosinee 102.725


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Hodag hockey routs Green Bay United, improves to 5-0
The Hodags erupted for four goals in the second period, and held a whopping 54-7 edge in the final shot count, as it routed Green Bay United 7-0 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Outdoors
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Fish like a GIRL
I suppose I am finally old enough to say things like "kids these days." As anglers we often marvel at how "easy" kids have it today in the sport of fishing. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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little hunters
Just days before the nine-day gun-deer hunt in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a provision that did away with the age requirement for mentored hunts. Previously, a youth had to be 10 years old in order to participate in a mentored hunt.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Snowmobile safety class to be held later this month
The Oneida County sheriff's office is sponsoring a Wisconsin DNR-certified snowmobile safety course in conjunction with the New-Tom Sno Fleas Snowmobile Club, Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Wolf ecology class provides pieces to the puzzle
In a recent column I talked a bit about the carnivore tracking class I attended, put on by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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BOW in the Snow set for February
This winter marks the 20th annual BOW in the Snow. The Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) winter workshop will be held at Treehaven Field Station in Tomahawk on Feb. 16-18, 2018.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Right place, right time
While preliminary opening weekend harvest numbers were up in the Northern Forest Zone, for many hunters it still depended on being at the right place at the right time. Overall, though, most sport shops and processors said hunters they have talked to felt fairly positive about the deer populations in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 2, 2017
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Fish like a girl
The first gun-deer season with the new mentored hunting rules in place has come and gone. No three-year-olds killed people with a 30-06. No one reported a kid wandering in the woods alone not knowing how to get back to the truck or hunting shack. The world did not come to an end. What did happen? (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 2, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Nicolet College Foundation awards record number of spring semester scholarships
A record 123 new scholarships were awarded to students to attend Nicolet College second semester, according to the executive director of the Nicolet College Foundation.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA to hold annual Jeans for Teens drive
The holiday season is fast approaching and sadly this year there are still many families left struggling to just get by. About 17 percent of children in the Northwoods live below the poverty level.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Community supports RHS Building Trades program
Rhinelander High School would like to thank the Local 2-15 Steel Workers Union and Eric Engstrom from the Samuels Group for their recent donations to the RHS Building Trades program.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Wabeno High School students to raise brook trout in the classroom
Earlier this month, over 100 brook trout eggs were delivered to Wabeno High School where students were awaiting their arrival.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Rhinelander High School to host Project SEARCH Information Night Dec. 13
Rhinelander High School will host a Howard Young Medical Center/Ascension Project SEARCH Information Night from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in RHS Room 133.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
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School holiday concert schedule
The holiday season is upon us and soon the sound of festive music will ring out from local schools as students perform holiday concerts for their parents and the community.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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Three Lakes voters approve $3 million school referendum
Three Lakes voters signaled their continuing support for their school district earlier this month, agreeing to allow the district to exceed the revenue limit by $3,092,787 in each of the next five years starting in the 2018-19 school year on a non-recurring basis for operating expenses. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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