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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Jonus Sabani scored twice and the Hodags blitzed the Raiders for four goals in the opening 20 minutes, which proved to be the difference in a 4-0 victory in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal game at the RHS soccer fields.


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SDR mill rate set to drop in 2018
Thanks to an increase in state aid included in the 2017-19 biennial budget, along with a 1.65-percent increase in equalized value in the area, property owners in the School District of Rhinelander will see a reduction in the portion of their property taxes allocated to the district.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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News
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Final 2018 city budget achieves modest surplus
The city of Rhinelander finance, wage and salary committee wrapped up work on the proposed 2018 city budget this week, arriving at a spending plan with just over $21,000 in surplus revenue and avoiding a late round of budget cuts. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Rhinelander police respond to concerns about release of sex offenders
The recent release of two convicted sex offenders in the Rhinelander area has raised some concerns for residents.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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RHS mock trial program to continue after Vick-Martini agrees to come out of retirement
Rhinelander's celebrated mock trial program will continue as veteran coach Kathy Vick-Martini has agreed to come out of retirement and an attorney coach is also onboard, school district officials confirm.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Woodboro town board discusses nuisance ordinance
The Woodboro town board held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of enacting a nuisance ordinance. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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County board will pursue Enterprise land purchase
After viewing property appraisals in closed session, and after a short but spirited discussion in open session, the Oneida County Board of Supervisors is proceeding with its effort to purchase two separate properties totaling 231 acres for the county forest. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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What Trump's health care actions mean for Wisconsin
President Donald Trump last week made good on threats to take executive action to repeal the Affordable Care Act, signing an executive order that will loosen marketplace requirements for those buying and selling insurance and ending billions of dollars in subsidies to big insurance companies. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Eagle River man charged with homicide in September shooting
An Eagle River man accused of killing a 20-year-old Conover man after firing a gun he thought was unloaded has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a weapon (restricted controlled substance) and homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Community
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
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YMCA introduces Kidz Moves
The YMCA of the Northwoods wants to hook kids into healthy habits with Kidz Moves.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Wisconsin Well Woman Program can help eligible women schedule a mammogram
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Wisconsin Well Woman Program can help eligible women who need help paying for a breast cancer screening, called a mammogram.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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First person diagnosed with West Nile Virus in Vilas County
Vilas County Public Health Department, along with state health officials, are advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as this year's first confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Vilas County resident has been reported.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Sign up now for Rhinelander Christmas Parade
Everyone who celebrates Christmas has a favorite movie from the holiday season. Maybe it's "The Grinch" or "Elf" or "Home Alone" or "It's a Wonderful Life." This year, the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) is offering the public an opportunity to show off their imagination, creativity and favorite holiday movie at the annual Christmas Parade.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Newbold disc golf course to open in 2018
The Newbold Outdoor Recreation Committee has decided to open the Newbold Rookery Run Disc Golf Course in 2018.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Trinity Christmas Bazaar Nov. 4
The "lefse ladies" at Trinity Lutheran Church, 235 N Stevens Street, Rhinelander, are at work again getting ready for the annual Trinity Christmas Bazaar.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Opinions
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Thanks to Trump, health care reform is on the way
If you were listening only to the mainstream media and political liberals last week, you might be convinced the sky is falling.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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LWVNOW director calls for local non-partisan candidates
To the Editor:

Ever thought of serving on a school board or in local government - town or city or at the county level? The spring election for these levels of public office will take place April 3, 2018 with a spring primary, if needed, on Feb. 20, 2018.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Getting in a tiff over TIFs
As we report in today's edition, the city of Eau Claire and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) have gotten themselves into a tiff over TIFs, or tax incremental financing districts.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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Decoding 'double-speak'
To the Editor: "Double-speak" is using words as if they mean the opposite of their true meaning. Your Sept. 28 issue was so filled with it that I feel compelled to comment.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
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Get money out of politics
To the Editor: A year and one month before an election the attack ads begin. Supposedly, Tammy Baldwin is against tax reform. The ad almost appears sane when one pays no attention or does not think critically when watching it.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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It could be you
To the Editor: Your son and daughter went to Hodag Country Festival to listen to some great music and have fun. When the police appeared at your door, you figured they'd been picked up for DUI or maybe had been in an accident.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Gunfight at the Not OK Corral
There's trouble brewing at the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, and, if what we hear on the street turns out to be true, next year's sheriff's election might take the brew to an outright boil.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
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Sports
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Hodags swimmers finish second in East triangular
The Rhinelander High School girls' swim team took second in a triangular meet hosted by Wausau East Thursday at Horace Mann Middle School.



Saturday, October 21, 2017
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JV runners finish season at GNC meet
The final junior varsity race of the season for the Rhinelander High School cross country team was held last Saturday during the Great Northern Conference meet at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Youth Sports Notes


Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Skaters wanted for Rhinelander Noon Time Hockey
Rhinelander Ice Arena is starting a new non-check hockey program for adults every Tuesday and Thursday from noon until 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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RHS sports recap: Thursday, Oct. 19
Boys' soccer: Rhinelander 4, Medford 0
Girls' swim: Rhinelander 2nd/3 Wausau East Triangular


Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Hodag spikers swept by Pines in playoff opener
Rhinelander was unable to recover from a sluggish start and was swept in three sets by Northland Pines in a Division 2 regional quarterfinal matchup.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Cross country: Hodags look to finish strong at sectionals
The season will come to an end for the majority of the Rhinelander High School cross country team on Saturday, but the Hodags are hoping not everyone will be done running for the year. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Outdoors
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League of Women Voters leads AIS discussion
Over 30 people gathered at the Oneida County Senior Center last Tuesday night to hear about aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the Northwoods. The program was hosted by the League of Women Voters. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Consumptive versus non-consumptive use of public lands
There has been some debate recently about consumptive versus non-consumptive use of public lands. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Wojtusik and Hahn dominate Three Lakes Fall Classic
The Three Lakes Chain proved to be tough opponent last weekend during the Three Lakes Fall Classic. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Big Bass
The Upper Midwest Bass Challenge (UMBCS) is comprised of two team trails, the Lakes Division and the River Division. At the close of the year, anglers from both trails go head-to-head in the Tournament of Champions, held this year on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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Fish like a Girl
Back in July I got involved in a program called Snapshot Wisconsin. This program is sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. Citizens across the state host DNR-supplied trail cameras on their own land. (Subscriber Access)

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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A reminder to hunters regarding changes to the tagging of deer and turkey
As the archery and turkey seasons continue and the youth deer hunters will take to the field this weekend, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters about recently implemented changes involving the use of deer and turkey carcass tags.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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NRB hears wolf woes from the Northwoods
At last week's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting, both Laurie Groskopf from Wisconsin Wolf Facts and Mike Brust, president of Wisconsin Bowhunters Association, were present to discuss wolf issues and to provide the board with information they may not have had about problems with wolves in the northern half of the state. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Education
Nicolet College | School District | Area schools (other)
Nicolet College Visit Day Oct. 27
Anyone thinking about attending Nicolet can learn more about the college, its academic programs, and the careers graduates can pursue during College Visit Day, Friday, Oct. 27.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Crescent students visit pumpkin patch
First graders from Crescent Elementary School visited Helene's Hilltop Orchard Oct. 13. At the Merrill orchard, the students were reminded that pumpkins are a sign of the harvest season.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA to hold Trick or Can food drive
The Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Club is participating in a statewide community service project, Trick or Can. Members will be dropping off bags for community donations and flyers about the event this week and will be back around to pick up the non-perishable food items on Oct. 25.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
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RHS building trades class seeks partner for next project
Rhinelander High School is seeking an individual, family or other group that will contract with the school to have a 10 x 16 utility shed constructed by the high school building trades program during the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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AmeriGas Propane donates $750 to School District of Rhinelander programs
AmeriGas Propane recently donated a total of $750 to three different programs at the School District of Rhinelander: $250 for the FBLA/DECA club at RHS, $250 for the RHS Dance Team, and $250 for the Hodags Care program.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
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Students learn about manufacturing jobs during Heavy Metal Tour
Students from across the Northwoods toured Nicolet Area Technical College, and many local manufacturing businesses, Wednesday during the sixth annual Heavy Metal Tour. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 7, 2017
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School clubs help those affected by hurricanes
​​Days​ ​after​ ​Hurricane​ ​Irma​ ​slammed​ ​Florida's​ ​coast Rhinelander High School​ ​FBLA/DECA​ ​member​ ​Brittany​ ​Curby​ ​emailed​ ​advisor​ ​Ms.​ ​Fryar​ ​asking​ ​if the​ ​club​ ​could​ ​do​ ​something​ ​to​ ​help​ ​the​ ​victims.​

Saturday, October 7, 2017
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