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Friday, March 22, 2019
The Hodags won four events overall and scored a host of top-five finishes in the Lakeland co-ed invite Tuesday evening at the LUHS fieldhouse.


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County fast tracks study of Petco facility purchase
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors voted 13-5 Tuesday to establish a study committee to explore buying the Rhinelander property where Petco is shutting down most of the former Drs. Foster and Smith pet supply company's operations. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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News
St. Germain man killed in snowmobile accident
A 62-year-old St. Germain resident was killed Wednesday evening after the snowmobile he was operating struck a vehicle on Found Lake Road in the town of St. Germain.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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School board fills two key administrative positions
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education on Monday approved the hiring of two individuals to fill key administrative positions. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Melting snow poses problems for drivers and homeowners
The five feet of snow which dropped on the Northwoods over the past month had to go somewhere once it melted, and right now a lot of it is ponding on streets and seeping into basements. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Man charged with lewd behavior in Oneida County jail
A 22-year-old Rhinelander man has been charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and felony bail jumping after he allegedly repeatedly exposed himself to his cellmate while the two were housed in the Oneida County jail. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Rhinelander man arrested in sex sting
A 26-year-old Rhinelander man is facing a felony charge of attempted sexual assault of a child under the age of 16 after he was confronted by a Wisconsin Department of Justice special agent in a local parking lot where he allegedly planned to meet a teenage girl to have sex and smoke marijuana. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Forward Rhinelander to honor second round of Top 10 Under 40
Nominations are now being accepted to honor this year's class of outstanding young adults in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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District eyes former Anytime Fitness site for learning center
The School District of Rhinelander operations and strategic planning committee has approved a proposal for the district to lease the former Anytime Fitness facility at 51 Brown Street to house its Hodag Connections Learning Center at a cost of $3,000 a month. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Community
Hodag Home and Lifestyle Show March 23
Anxious to gather ideas for spring and summer projects? The 31st annual Hodag Home and Lifestyle Show will be held this Saturday - the first Saturday of spring - from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rhinelander High School. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Northwoods Auto Techs Increase their support for the Food Pantry
Northwoods Auto Techs has announced it is once again offering to make a donation to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry for each service invoice written. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Trig's Stuff-A-Truck food drive wraps up
Trig's Grocery hosted its ninth annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive from Feb. 20 through March 12 benefitting local food pantries. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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First United Methodist to host The Table
The Table, a free community meal, will be held Saturday, March 31 at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 39 S. Pelham St., Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Chance Ensemble to present 'John Muir - University of the Wilderness' at Nicolet March 30
Take a walk in the woods with the words of John Muir and the music of the Chance Ensemble at the Nicolet College Theatre Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Wabeno Area Players to perform 'On Golden Pond'
The Wabeno Area Players are deep in rehearsals for their upcoming production of "On Golden Pond." (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Rhinelander District Library to hold marshmallow craft contest
Are you going a little stir-crazy this winter?

The Rhinelander Library has a humorous solution to your winter woes - a Peep-O-Rama Contest! (subscriber access)


Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Opinions
Our view
When Drs. Foster and Smith were in their heyday, the nation and the world clamored for their online pet supply products, everything from Fido's pharmaceuticals to grooming tools to pet stain removers. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Oneida County judge endorses Neubauer
To the Editor:

It is said that the role of a judge is to say what the law is, not what the judge wants the law to be. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Our View
This past week has been Sunshine Week around the nation, an annual celebration of open government, though in recent years it has become an annual lament about the state of transparency in our governments, from the local to the national levels. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Our View
We hear a lot about special interests these days, but, at least in Wisconsin, we don't hear nearly enough about one particular self interest - that collection of taxpayer-funded entities that engage in government-to-government lobbying. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Writer supports Neubauer for state Supreme Court
To the Editor:

The following questions are important to consider before voting for Wisconsin State Supreme Court on April 2.


Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Reader states stakes are high in Wisconsin Supreme Court race
To the Editor:

April 2 is a Big Day! All over Wisconsin, citizens will vote for our new Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice.


Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Readers call for amendment to curb campaign contributions
To the Editor:

As U.S. citizens, many of us sense that something has become radically wrong with our political system. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Sports
Northern Edge-Lakeland merger OK'ed by SDR board
A proposed merger of the Rhinelander/Antigo and Lakeland/Tomahawk girls' hockey co-ops has received the approval of the full Rhinelander school board and is now one step closer to becoming a reality for the 2019-20 season.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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New RHS girls' soccer coach Kotula brings back 'Midnight Madness' practice
Last season, the clock struck midnight on the RHS girls' soccer team's playoff run in the WIAA sectional final round. With a new head coach, it seemed only appropriate that the next chapter of Hodag soccer would begin at 12:01 a.m.



Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Hodag baseball has strong turnout for pitchers and catchers
Now that the WIAA had given baseball teams across the state a week prior to the official start of the season for pitcher instruction, everybody seems to be a pitcher or a catcher. That was certainly the case for the Rhinelander High School baseball team, which had a good chunk of its team present last week in preparation for the first official days of practice.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Team review: RHS boys' basketball
Coming off a 20-win season, and a surprising first-game exit in last year's WIAA tournament, the Hodags were hoping to continue their winning ways in the Great Northern Conference. Instead the team was plagued by inconsistent performance - particularly on defense - all season and struggled to a 10-14 overall mark.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Swimming: RHS record board gets facelift
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team had one final order of business following an incredible 2018-19 season. On Thursday all of the records the team set during the course of the season went up on the record board inside the Heck Family Community Pool.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Rocky's 2 wins men's pool league tourney
The Rhinelander Men's Pool League held their annual league tournament March 9-10. Twenty-seven of the league's 34 teams participated in the double-elimination tournament.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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RSC to play fall traveling soccer this year
In a special meeting held Thursday, regarding the competitive traveling program only, the Rhinelander Soccer Club board voted unanimously to use 2019 as a transitional year to move its traveling program from the spring to the fall.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Outdoors
natural reaction
Turkey season is right around the corner. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Last ice shanty removal deadline is Sunday
Ice anglers are reminded that the last deadline to remove permanent ice shanties from state waters is this Sunday, March 17, when shanties must be removed from waters north of Highway 64 and all other outlying waters by the end of the day. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
During the open-water season, more than 1,000 citizen volunteers monitor water clarity and other parameters on Wisconsin Lakes, most likely including yours. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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New DNR recreation warden for northern counties
A farm kid whose construction-foreman dad taught him the value of honest, hard work and his mom the skill of talking with just about anyone is the new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' recreation warden for several northern counties. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Vilas County CDAC proposes fewer doe tags in 2019
The Vilas County Deer Advisory Committee held a meeting Tuesday night in Boulder Junction to analyze the harvest results from the 2018 hunting season and to make preliminary estimates as to the deer quota they will recommend for 2019 and the amount of anterless tags which will be made available to achieve that quota. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Annual spring fish and wildlife hearings to include hot button items
Each year the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hold a spring fish and wildlife hearing in each county in the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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natural reaction
When the Harshaw Sports Club hosts the Northwoods Invitational, a high school interscholastic clay target shooting competition on May 17-18 they will have the most state of the art sporting clay course in the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Education
Rhinelander students compete at DECA State
From March 3-6, 17 Rhinelander High School students competed at the Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference in Lake Geneva. (ubscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Fryar presented DECA Advisor Award
On March 5, Rhinelander High School DECA Advisor Mischell Fryar was awarded the Red Apple Advisor Award at the Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC). (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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JWMS Students of the month
James Williams Middle School announced its students of the month for February. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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SDR to host 4-year-old kindergarten registration and screening
The School District of Rhinelander is hosting several 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Registration & Screening dates for the 2019-2020 School Year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 16, 2019
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School Board committee gets AGR report
The School District of Rhinelander instruction and accountability committee received the first of two reports on how well the district's two elementary schools receiving Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) funds to keep class sizes down and offer other means of keeping students from falling behind their peers performed the first half of the school year. (subscriber access)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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School district addresses 'Momo Challenge'
The Rhinelander School District took safety precautions following the recent resurgence of the "Momo Challenge." (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Snow days move last day of class for SDR students to June 7
Due to a high number of weather related school cancellations this winter, most students in the School District of Rhinelander will have an extra day of classes before summer vacation begins. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Its Sunshine Week. Which of the following local bodies do you feel has best stewarded openness in government over the last year?

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Rhinelander city government (council, mayor, administrator, etc.)

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School District of Rhinelander

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