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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Kenedy Van Zile scored 34 points and the Rhinelander High School girls' basketball team ended Lakeland's two-and-a-half year dominance of the GNC with a 59-45 win over the T-Birds Friday at the Lakeland Union High School fieldhouse.


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Stepmom sentenced to 15 years incarceration in toddler homicide case
The former Newbold woman convicted of first-degree reckless homicide in the April 2017 death of her 20-month-old stepson was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years incarceration, less than half the maximum allowed by law.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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News
Duffy talks border security at town hall meeting
Just 30 days after he was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representative, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) was back in the state's 7th district Friday for a series of town hall meetings including a nearly hourlong discussion with constituents at the Oneida County Law Enforcement Center. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Whipsaw Bar and Grill seeing mixed winter success
One thing Green Golf Partners, the management firm the city of Rhinelander hired to run Northwood Golf Course, has changed this year as it looks to drum up revenue at the historically struggling course is the schedule for the food and beverage operation. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Broadband making tracks across Oneida County, reaching more and more remote locations
In just a handful of years, broadband wireless internet access has increased and reached all across Oneida County, thanks to the efforts of economic development and technological experts. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Forward Rhinelander seeks community picks for the 'Best of Rhinelander'
The civic advocacy group Forward Rhinelander is seeking the public's input on the best places in the Hodag City. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Oungst trial to be severed from co-defendant's case
A judge has agreed to sever the murder trial of Evan Oungst, accused in the execution-style murder of a Lac du Flambeau man last December, from another defendant facing the same charges. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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LUHS high in non-teacher employment, teachers' salaries
News analysis

When it comes to teacher pay and the number of non-teaching personnel on its staff compared to other Wisconsin school districts, Lakeland Union High School has some pretty high numbers - second in the state in the number of non-teachers compared to teachers, in fact - prompting criticism that the school spends too much on teacher pay and puts too little in the classroom. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Mendez defense challenges state's expert witness
A 69-year-old Minocqua man accused of murdering his wife back in 1982 is scheduled to be in Oneida County Circuit Court next week for a hearing on a defense motion to bar the testimony of a forensics consultant retained by the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Community
Christmas memories
For many, the holidays are a time of joy, but for families who have lost loved ones the season can be challenging and sorrowful. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Free community holiday concert at Nicolet Dec. 16
Nicolet College Theatre will ring with holiday cheer when the Rhinelander Male Chorus, Northwoods Choraliers, Lakeland Barbershop Chorus, and Hymns and Hyrs come together to celebrate the season in four-part harmony at 2 p.m. Dec. 16. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Ascension adds fixed wing aircraft
Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport (Spirit) has initiated airplane transport in addition to its interfacility critical care ambulance and medical helicopter transport program. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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New grants to rural hospitals address health care workforce shortages
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced the recipients of new grants totaling close to $300,000 over two years to assist rural hospitals in filling "high need, high demand" positions - those where the demand for specific professionals exceeds the supply of available workers. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Cookies for a cause: Holiday cookie sale to benefit 'Chef Stephanie'
Dozens of homemade holiday cookies will be available for purchase by the pound at the ArtStart building from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 as part of a fundraiser to benefit local chef Stephanie Kaether. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Community band to play Christmas carols Dec. 8
The Rhinelander Area Community Band will play Christmas carols at the Oneida Senior Center Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 1:30 p.m. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 6, 2018
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ECW supports nami and Tri-County Council
The ECW (Episcopal Church Women) of St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Rhinelander recently held a fundraising bazaar. Pictured, ECW member Ivy Windorff presents a check for $250 to NAMI Northern Lakes Board President Mick Fiocchi. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Opinions
Reader remembers those who served
To the Editor:

What a good article for the holidays: (Nov. 27, 2018 River News) honoring our veterans that are no longer with us, because they chose to join the forces in all wars, to defend us. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Wisconsin Republicans should be ashamed
To the Editor:

Wisconsin's Republican Party has just made crystal clear its basic political strategy: obstruct democracy and thwart the will of the people. (subscriber access)


Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Tony Evers, the Gov.-elect of ... what?
If you listen to the governor-elect these days, and to his Democratic allies, the calling of a special session to consider reforms the Legislature didn't get around to before the election is nothing short of a coup d'etat.

Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Reader sounds off on Lynne mining vote
To the Editor:

On Nov. 6, 62.6 percent of voters in our county advised our county government not to lease the Lynne site for a sulfide mine on our county forest. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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Maintaining election integrity and security
To the Editor:

Many of us may still have mid-term election fatigue, but we would like to bring to your attention that Republican state leaders are considering changing the date of the 2020 Presidential Primary during this lame duck session. (subscriber access)


Saturday, December 1, 2018
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The incarceration nation
As we report in today's edition, Congress is in a rare position this holiday season to pass a significant piece of bipartisan social legislation - the First Step Act, which would be a true first step in criminal justice reform.

Thursday, November 29, 2018
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Reader wonders if county board will listen to voters on mining issue
To the Editor:

This is an open letter to Oneida County supervisors. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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Sports
Fortier, Lakeland finally beat Hodags 74-59
In his seventh season at the helm of the Lakeland Union High School boys' basketball team, former Rhinelander High School boys' basketball coach Rich Fortier finally has a win over his old team.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Hodag hockey picks up wins over Marshfield, Ashwaubenon
The Rhinelander High School boys' hockey team found a way to win difficult back-to-back home contests over the weekend, defeating Marshfield 6-4 Friday night and Ashwaubenon 1-0 Saturday afternoon at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Hodag swimmers win home relay meet
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team was not in a sharing mood this year in the annual Hodag Relays. Rhinelander won four events, placed second in two others, and won the five-team event Saturday at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Hodags take third at Snowflake Invite
The Hodags had a solid day on beam Saturday, highlighted by a personal-best routine from senior Raven Sturtevant, as the team placed third in its own Snowflake Invitational Saturday at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Hodags 22nd in Battle on the Bay
A short-handed Rhinelander High School wrestling team placed 22nd out of 25 teams Saturday in the Battle on the Bay Invite hosted by Bay Port High School in Suamico.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Northern Edge falls to Viroqua 6-2
The Rhinelander/Antigo girls' hockey team could not overcome another slow start Friday night and fell to the Viroqua Blackhawks 6-2 in Viroqua.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Hodag swimmers down Antigo 98-36
Swimming with a crew of eight, the Hodags won 10 of the 11 events and defeated Antigo's crew of four swimmers 98-36 in a GNC dual at the McKenna Aquatic Center in Antigo.

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Outdoors
Northwoods Wildlife Center successfully releases another bald eagle
The Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) recently released another bald eagle back into the wild. The eagle was admitted on Aug. 23 of this year, according to Amanda Walsh, director of wildlife rehabilitation at NWC. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
According to the Department of Natural Resources website, "Fall 2016 marked the beginning of the largest and most comprehensive deer research project ever undertaken in Wisconsin: The Southwest Wisconsin CWD, Deer and Predator Study." (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
According to the Department of Natural Resources website, "Fall 2016 marked the beginning of the largest and most comprehensive deer research project ever undertaken in Wisconsin: The Southwest Wisconsin CWD, Deer and Predator Study." (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Early ice can bring great results
Early ice can be a great time to go fishing in northern Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The Lake Where You Live
One favorite part of my winter is a walk around my entire lake on the snow-covered ice. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Number of wildlife watchers increases 20 percent nationally
The number of wildlife watchers increased 20 percent nationally from 2011 to 2016, with birds being their overwhelming favorite and most often observed at backyard feeders, according to a recently released federal outdoor recreation survey. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) seems to be making its way north. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Education
RHS construction trades class builds house for Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity and the Rhinelander High School construction trades class have joined forces to build a home for a family in need. The 1,267 square-foot, three-bedroom home will eventually be located at the intersection of Crescent and Phillip streets in Rhinelander, according to Jeff Musson, architect and chairman of the Habitat for humanity Northwoods Wisconsin Affiliate. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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November Students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its November Students of the Month. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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EDUCATION PAGE SUBMISSIONS
The Northwoods River News and Diel Insurance are working together to produce a weekly Education page featuring articles and photos illustrating the varied activities taking place in local schools.

Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Miazga receives Distinguished Alumni Award from UW-Oshkosh
Jim Miazga of Rhinelander received a 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in ceremonies Oct. 19-20 at the UWO Alumni Welcome and Conference Center and on the field during halftime of the Titan homecoming football game. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Schools to host holiday concerts
Rhinelander students are preparing to perform holiday concerts this month. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Nicolet to hold Quick Start event Dec. 5
Nicolet College will hold a Quick Start event Wednesday, Dec. 5, for anyone looking to enroll at the college, which now features a growing number of highly-flexible academic programs. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Changing lives: Mentoring at Central Intermediate School
Every week, volunteers from the community show up at Central Intermediate School to build relationships with fourth- and fifth-grade students. These 20 or so volunteers are the foundation for our mentoring program at Central. These mentors have made the incredible commitment to mentor a child in our community by giving their time each week to meet with a student at Central and play a game, do a craft, teach a new skill, or just talk about life. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, November 24, 2018
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