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Monday, May 20, 2019
Senior Mikayla Evenstad hit a go-ahead two-run single in the fourth and the Hodags held on to defeat Ashland 8-3 in a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal game Thursday at Pioneer Park.


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River News seeks clarification from school district regarding closed session
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education held a special meeting Monday evening to continue fine-tuning the district's five-year strategic plan and to address a personnel matter. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 17, 2019
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News
Country Fest septic waste to be treated at city plant
The city of Rhinelander and the organizers of the Hodag Country Festival are moving forward with a plan to screen and treat waste generated during the annual musical festival at the city's wastewater treatment plant. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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School committee examines eliminating weighted courses
Several School District of Rhinelander administrators told a Board of Education committee Monday that weighted courses - those thaat count more toward a student's grade point average - should be phased out beginning with the incoming class of 2023 as a way to level the playing field for all students. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Lake Tomahawk board approves motion regarding SPS 330 resolution
At its regular meeting on May 8, the Lake Tomahawk Town Board approved a motion to adopt a resolution regarding volunteer firefighters and the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS) 330, which structures fire department safety. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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City Council approves expanded agreement with outside law firm, RFP for new city attorney
The Rhinelander Common Council took steps Monday toward solidifying its future legal representation after the current city attorney, Carrie Miljevich, departs at the end of the month. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Swearingen to speak at Rhinelander Memorial Day Ceremony
The annual Rhinelander Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 in the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center (formerly Rhinelander High School Auditorium). (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Oneida County Highway Committee OKs chip and seal program
The Oneida County Highway Department will go one more season having its own employees do chip and seal work. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Defendant chooses bench trial in murder weapon-related burglary case
Oneida County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bloom will oversee a three-day bench trial in September for a man charged in connection with a 2017 burglary in Lake Tomahawk where a pistol later used to kill a Lac du Flambeau man was stolen. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Community
Health department completes another round of Street Smart classes at RHS
The Oneida County Health Department has completed another session of teaching its "Street Smart" curriculum to Rhinelander High School freshman, The "Street Smart" program was offered as part of freshman health classes this past April and May, program coordinator Maria Otterholt said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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UW-Madison professor to discuss tick, mosquito disease prevention at Nicolet College May 22
Ticks, mosquitoes and the many diseases they can transmit to humans will be the focus of a presentation Wednesday, May 22, at Nicolet College by a leading researcher from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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'An Interprofessional Approach to Understanding Autism' May 22
Three guest speakers will be featured at the "An Interprofessional Approach to Understanding Autism" event Wednesday, May 22 at Norwood Pines Supper Club in Minocqua. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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VA nurses honored for excellence
During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center presented three nurses within its VA health care system with the 2019 Administrator's Award for Excellence in Nursing. Two of the recipients serve veterans at the Rhinelander VA Outpatient Clinic. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Hodag chapter of Let's Go Fishing to hold fundraiser
The Hodag chapter of Let's Go Fishing will hold its season kick-off fundraising raffle May 17. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Library announces baking contest inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
The Rhinelander District Library will kick off its 2019 Adult and YA Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories," with a baking contest June 17. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Brat sale fundraiser to benefit PEP
The First United Methodist Church of Rhinelander is sponsoring a brat sale fundraiser for the personal Essentials Pantry (PEP) to be held at Trig's in Rhinelander on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Opinions
Treasurer's office recognizes Lottery and Gaming Credit Awareness Week
To the Editor:

The Oneida County Treasurer's office, in conjunction with the Wisconsin County Treasurers' Association, and supported by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, declared the week of May 13 - May 17, 2019, as Lottery and Gaming Credit Awareness Week. (subscriber access)


Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Our view
Oneida County's demand for an independent transit commission audit is welcome news, assuming the transit commission complies, or doesn't try to be sneaky and play games with such an audit. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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The elephant in the room
To the Editor:

As state legislators dive into the upcoming budget and the Joint Finance Committee ends their listening sessions across the state, there's one demographic that is the elephant in the room. (subscriber access)


Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Our view
It was all just a joke. It was all said in jest. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 9, 2019
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Reader shares thoughts on recent Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month campaign
To the Editor:

Our governor recently proclaimed April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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Your Right to Know: Body cam bill balances privacy, openness
When so much about politics is partisan, one might expect a topic like police body cameras to be contentious, particularly as it relates to public access to recordings. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
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Our view
Every day, most public servants go to work and do their jobs carrying out the public interest and protecting the public welfare without getting many thanks. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 2, 2019
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Sports
Penalty kick gives Ashland another win, GNC title over Hodags
Abby Koehler converted a penalty kick for the Oredockers in the 46th minute, which proved to be the only goal in a 1-0 victory for Ashland over the Hodags in GNC final round play at the RHS soccer field.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Hodags split doubleheader, finish .500 in GNC
The Hodags couldn't come up with a clutch hit in Game 1 and were upset 4-2 by Tomahawk in the first game of a doubleheader at Stafford Field, but rallied behind a gem from Josh Randolph in the nightcap to win 7-1, salvage a doubleheader split and finish an even 6-6 in league play.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Youth Sports Roundup
Soccer pics plus youth sports news and notes

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Hodag golfers take third in final GNC leg, fourth overall
The Rhinelander High School golf team matched its best rounds of the season Thursday but stayed put in the final Great Northern Conference standings.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Haverkampf's haul leads Hodags past Lakeland 6-2
Izzy Haverkampf scored four goals Tuesday night and the Hodags dispatched Lakeland 6-2 in the first game of Great Northern Conference final round play at the RHS soccer fields.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Hodag golfers finish third at Bass Lake
The Rhinelander High School golf team did something Tuesday it has not done all season. Each one of the Hodags' varsity players broke 100 as Rhinelander took third in the penultimate leg of the GNC tournament at Bass Lake Golf Club in Deerbrook.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Hodag netters end regular season with wins over D.C. Everest, Ashland
The Rhinelander High School boys' tennis team closed out the regular season with a pair of wins Tuesday, defeating D.C. Everest and Ashland in a home triangular at the RHS tennis courts.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Outdoors
Inaugural Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament to be held on Boom Lake
The inaugural Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament will be held on Boom Lake on Saturday, Aug. 17. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Natural Reaction
The faint band of blue that breaks the darkness of the morning's black eastern sky, when the planet leans just enough toward the sun to allow a bit of sight, is like a conductor's baton signaling to all birds to begin to sing. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Lake associations seek county support for I-LIDS technology
The boat launches of Vilas County are the frontline in the battle against Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Opportunities exist to help Wisconsin's bats
Brian Heeringa is a wildlife biologist for the Washburn Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and also a board member of the Midwest Bat Working Group. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
It's the sun that charges the food chain in our lakes by powering photosynthesis in algae, which form the base of the food chain. It's also the sun that triggers the seasonal cycles we'll be seeing in our lakes with increasing speed as May warms into June. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Walleyes for Tomorrow and GLIFWC survey Lake Minocqua
Last week a group consisting of members of Walleyes for Tomorrow (WFT), the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) got a first-hand look at the walleye population on Lake Minocqua. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Natural Reaction
To my surprise, the boat launch was empty when I arrived at Clear Lake early last Saturday morning, and it was so quiet. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Education
Central Intermediate School student excels in writing competitions
Budding writer Cassidy Lindner has had a busy year in Mrs. Bauknecht's fourth-grade class at Central School, according to a School District of Rhinelander press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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RASF scholarship awards ceremony May 19
The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation (RASF) will host this year's Rhinelander Community Scholarship Awards Ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center at Rhinelander High School. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Rhinelander student wins 2019 NATO of WI/UP Scholarship
The National Association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula (NATO of WI/UP) has named Sydney Brown as its $1,000 scholarship recipient. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Nativity Catholic announces third quarter honor roll
The following students have been named to the Nativity Catholic School third quarter honor roll. An * indicates a GPA of 4.0 or higher (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 11, 2019
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April Students of the Month
Rhinelander High School recently honored its students and staff for the month of April. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Kiwanis Honors
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander recently honored an outstanding Rhinelander High School senior. Mattia Beske participates in track, cross country and the State Group Choir for solo and ensemble. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Empowering student success at Pelican School
At Pelican Elementary School we are continually developing creative ways to help each and every one of our students succeed. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
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