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Friday, January 18, 2019
Medford missed two contested shots in the lane down the stretch as the Hodags fended off the Raiders 54-53 Tuesday night at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.


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City Council opts for appointment over special election to fill vacant Dist. 3 seat
The city of Rhinelander Common Council will appoint someone to fill the District 3 aldermanic seat left open by the Dec. 7, 2018 resignation of longtime alderperson Sherrie Belliveau. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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News
Judge denies bond modification in NCES assault case
A judge on Tuesday denied a defense request for house arrest, or other bond modification, in the case of a 65-year-old Tomahawk man accused of sexually assaulting a Rhinelander elementary school student in a school closet in November 2018. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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City looking at expanding timeframe for Stevens Street project
The city of Rhinelander's $18 million Stevens Street reconstruction project is on track to begin this summer as planned, however the ongoing federal government shutdown is hindering city officials from determining whether the project timeframe can be shifted from two years to three years, the Common Council learned Monday. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Convicted sex offender to live in Eagle River
A convicted sex offender has been released from prison and is residing in Eagle River. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Rhinelander man charged with sexual assault, false imprisonment
A 39-year-old Rhinelander man is being held in the Oneida County jail on $20,000 cash bail after a woman reported he sexually assaulted her and prevented her from leaving his residence. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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CoVantage Cares Foundation provides $307,000
The Board of Directors for CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced that checks totaling nearly $307,000 have been presented to local non-profit groups that serve communities where CoVantage Credit Union has branches. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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'Mission Wisconsin' aims to recruit veterans
Local government and economic officials, and representatives from two Minocqua area businesses, gathered at Nicolet College in Rhinelander Friday to hear state officials explain how they can be part of new initiatives designed to entice military members leaving the service to relocate to Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Moving the snow: For city crews, it's not the amount, it's the frequency
While the Rhinelander area may not have abundant snowcover at the moment, Rhinelander public works director Tim Kingman is quick to point out that it doesn't matter how much snow comes down, street department crews have to take care of it quickly. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Community
Three Lakes ice fishing contest moved to January
The 66th annual Ice Fishing Derby and Raffles, sponsored by the Three Lakes Lions Club, will be held Saturday, Jan. 19. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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NATH to hold anniversary event Feb. 2
An anniversary event for Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc., which operates the Frederick Place homeless shelter in Rhinelander, will take place Saturday, Feb. 2 at The Taj Mahal Hodag Banquet Center in Rhinelander, organizers said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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NAMI Snowball Gala set for Jan. 26
NAMI Northern Lakes will present its fourth annual Snowball Gala at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Holiday Acres in Rhinelander, organizers announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Calvary to host Trivia Night
The community is invited to the fourth annual Trivia Night at Calvary Baptist Church (320 Lincoln Street) in Rhinelander at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Enchanted Doll Club to meet Jan. 24
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its first meeting of the new year at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River, club officials announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Associated Bank donates to OCEDC to support Northwoods entrepreneurship
Associated Bank recently donated $4,000 to the Oneida County Economic Development Corporation to support entrepreneurial development in the region. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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WREA to host Wisconsin Retirement System Seminar
The Rhinelander Area Retired Educators' Association (WREA) will host a free seminar for participants of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the tiered classroom at Rhinelander High School, 665 Coolidge Avenue. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Opinions
Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it
If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Wisconsin, this message is primarily for you. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Treasurers remind property owners to pay their tax bills
To the Editor:

Property taxpayers should have received their 2018 tax bills. If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact your county or your local treasurer. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Tony Evers: Putting people last
There's a saying by David Greenberg about using "spin" in politics: Don't get spun, even about spin.

Thursday, January 10, 2019
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Democracy depends on open government
They say what's good for the goose is good for the gander, but when it comes to public records, the state Legislature doesn't seem to believe in this principle.(subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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2019: The year of the watchdog
According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dog is fast winding down and the Year of the Pig - good fortune and prosperity to all - will soon be upon us.

Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Local railroad club sends its regrets regarding open house
To the Editor:

The Rhinelander Railroad Club regrets that it was unable to host its annual end-of-the-year open house this year.


Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Food pantry official thanks local grocers
Once again the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry staff, committee and board extend a sincere thanks to all the volunteers who serve at the pantry in any capacity and all of you who support our efforts to help those less fortunate with your food and financial donations.



Monday, December 31, 2018
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Sports
Hodag hockey knocks off Antigo, earns No. 3 seed for GNC tourney
Hunter Hicks' power play goal in the third period proved to be the difference Tuesday night as the Hodags defeated Antigo 3-2 at the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building. The win was Rhinelander's first over Antigo since a WIAA regional final victory over the Robins a decade ago.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Lady Hodags knock off WVC-leading SPASH 73-72
SPASH missed a 16-footer at the buzzer as the Hodags held off the Panthers 73-72 in a non-conference contest at the SPASH Fieldhouse.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Lakeland routs Northern Edge 6-0
Kate Vizanko scored three times in the first period and Lakeland/Tomahawk routed the Northern Edge 6-0 in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Springer sweeps again for RHS/NP Alpine team
Ty Springer won again as the Hodags placed third in boys' downhill. The Hodag girls finished in fifth place overall in skiing and both of Rhinelander's snowboarders cracked the top five overall at Christie Mountain in Bruce.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Photos: Local riders compete in Vintage Snowmobile Derby
The Vintage Snowmobile Wold Championships were held last weekend, Jan 11-13, at the World Championship Derby track in Eagle River. Thousands showed up over the three-day event to watch the best of the best race the machines of yesteryear.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Lady Hodags get past Antigo, move to 6-0 in GNC
Kenedy Van Zile led three Hodags in double digits as Rhinelander outlasted Antigo 55-42 at Sheldon Fieldhouse in the second half of a boys-girls doubleheader.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Hodag swimmers take third in Appleton
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team racked up a number of top-five finishes and placed third overall Friday in the seven-team Appleton North/East Lightning Invite.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Outdoors
Perch and pike at the end of the Rainbow
Ed Choinski, founder of the Rainbow Flowage Ice Fishing Jamboree, calls out a winner during the awards ceremony at the Sloan Community Center in Lake
Ed Choinski, founder of the Rainbow Flowage Ice Fishing Jamboree, calls out a winner during the awards ceremony at the Sloan Community Center in Lake
A red sun rose over the Rainbow Flowage last Saturday like a tip-up flag on the horizon, and that's just the sight an army of anglers was hoping to see on the ice, as hundreds of fishermen turned out for the annual Rainbow Ice Fishing Jamboree. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Hunters help make CWD testing successful
Last winter, the first chronic wasting disease (CWD)-positive deer was found in the wild herd in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Dog nearly drowns in large hole on Vilas County lake
A couple of hikers had a harrowing experience on Vilas County's Towanda Lake during their visit to the Northwoods over the holidays. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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2018 final deer season numbers are in
From the numbers provided on the Department of Natural Resources website, it appears the 2018 deer harvest was a bit better, overall, in most zones, compared to recent years. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Lake Association of Oneida Lake conducts lake study and planning
The Lake Association of Oneida Lake (LAOL) and consulting scientists from White Water Associates have implemented the Oneida Lake Stewardship Program. In this multi-year lake study and planning project, professional scientists, resource managers, and Oneida Lake volunteers are actively investigating Oneida Lake and its surroundings. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Fresh tracks to the future
On a recent evening I approached a lake I have been fishing for weeks and I was immediately struck by a set of footprints leading out across the otherwise blank page of ice. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge celebrates its 15th year
More than 150 kids and their families packed the Lakeland Union High School commons the evening of New Year's Day for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge awards banquet. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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Education
Challenge bowl
Four schools and a total of 24 teams went head-to-head during the annual Financial Investment Challenge Bowl Jan. 9 at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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How to help your kids protect their digital footprint and reputation
As part of its monthly newsletter, Hodag Pride, the School District of Rhinelander shares tips on how to help students responsibly navigate the digital world. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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CAVOC is a winter wonderland
The Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom and the School District of Rhinelander's school forest in the town of Pelican offer numerous winter-related educational opportunities. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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RHS Students of the month
Rhinelander High School has announced its December Students of the Month.

Saturday, December 29, 2018
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JWMS Students of the Month
James Williams Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for November. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, December 29, 2018
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T
On Nov. 30, Crescent Elementary School took part in a schoolwide cheer celebrating students who demonstrate respectfulness, according to a school district press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 22, 2018
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NCES students send holiday greetings around the world
The first grade and fifth grade students at Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) recently participated in a holiday card exchange, the school announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 22, 2018
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