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Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Rhinelander High School boys' track team entered Monday's WIAA Division 2 regional at Lakeland simply looking to send as many athletes as possible to sectionals. The Hodags did that, and picked up a nice bonus along the way.


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Schiek won't prosecute alleged Rhinelander city council walking quorum
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In what he called a close case, Oneida County district attorney Michael Schiek said Tuesday a letter written by four Rhinelander city council members and the city's mayor to the city council president did not constitute a walking quorum and so he would not prosecute them for an open meetings violation. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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News
Male dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at Nicolet College
A male has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound following a shooting at the entrance to Nicolet Technical College Thursday afternoon, law enforcement reports.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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School board votes to affiliate with Rural Virtual Academy
With the 2018-19 school year winding down, the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted Monday to affiliate with the Rural Virtual Academy, an online charter school, on a trial basis. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Metz in Vilas County custody on vehicular homicide, related charges
A man accused of causing the death of a Manitowish Waters resident after driving on snowy roads with meth, Vicodin and other drugs in his system is being held in Vilas County Jail. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Local teacher pleads not guilty to drug charges
A Rhinelander elementary school teacher entered not guilty pleas Monday to three separate drug charges. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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City issues notification of sanitary sewer overflow
The City of Rhinelander experienced a sanitary sewer overflow on May 15, according to the water department. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Leadership Oneida County honors Jones and Heck
Two special awards were announced May 16 in conjunction with the Leadership Oneida County (LOC) class of 2018-19 graduation. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Teichmiller charged for open meetings violation
Oneida County district attorney Michael Schiek has filed a forfeiture action against Erv Teichmiller, the chairman of the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission, for an open meetings law violation. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Community
Vendors prepping for first Hodag Farmers Market of the year
It's that time of year again!

The Hodag Farmers Market will hold its first sale of the year this Saturday, May 25, at Rhinelander's Pioneer Park. (subscriber access)


Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Downtown flower basket project continues
If life is about balance, then the beautiful flower baskets seen all summer in Downtown Rhinelander are to balance the challenging snowbanks of winter. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Regional art exhibit on display at Nicolet College through June 29
Works created by emerging artists from across the Northwoods will be on display in the Nicolet College Art Gallery May 29 through June 29 during the annual Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) exhibit. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Wausau Homes names Nathan Schrock its Builder of the Year
Wausau Homes Rhinelander owner Nathan Shrock was recently named the 2018 Wausau Homes Builder of the Year. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church to host camping-themed Vacation Bible School
"Camp Out! Getting S'more of Jesus" is the theme for a summer Vacation Bible School to be hosted by Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Lakeland Kiwanis seeks exhibitors for Island Art Walk
The Lakeland Kiwanis Club has announced the Island Art Walk event will again be held at Torpy Park in Minocqua from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Leadership Oneida County partners with Headwaters, Inc. on Hodag Hutch project
As part of their community project, members of a group within the 2018-19 Leadership Oneida County class are partnering with Headwaters, Inc. in an effort to promote literacy, health, and wellness throughout Oneida County. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Opinions
Our view
In district attorney Michael Schiek's opinion, four members of the Rhinelander city council and mayor Chris Frederickson did not violate the open meetings law when they composed, signed, and circulated a letter to council president George Kirby questioning his leadership, suggesting he resign, and promising a forthcoming and uncomfortable conversation about it all. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Reader has questions about letter of support
To the Editor:

A letter was presented March 11 by five city employees expressing a lack of confidence in the city administrator. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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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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Sports
Hodag tennis advances top flights to sectionals
The Hodags advanced top singles player Jacob Weddle and No. 1 doubles team Connor Young and Logan Oestreich out of the subsectional round of the WIAA Division 2 tournament Monday in Minocqua.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Hodag golfers last at WIAA regionals
The Rhinelander High School golf team posted one of its best rounds of the season Tuesday, but it was not enough for any of the Hodags to advance out of the first round of the WIAA tournament.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Mosinee shuts down Hodags again in regional semis
Top-seeded Mosinee made short work of the RHS softball team in the second round of the WIAA tournament. The Indians had big innings in every frame Tuesday to defeat the Hodags 15-0 in a game called in three innings due to the mercy rule.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Hodags look to get bats going heading into postseason
With the playoffs set to start Thursday for the Rhinelander High School baseball team, the Hodags are hoping to get their bats going on a more consistent basis.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Rhinelander Special Olympians compete in track regionals
The School District of Rhinelander's Special Olympics team competed in a regional track and field meet at Merrill High School on Saturday, May 11.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Photo: Ascension donates to RIA
Ascension recently presented the Rhinelander Ice Association (RIA) with a check for $1,000 to support youth scholarships.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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WIAA Board approves first consideration of eight-player foobtall conference realignment
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control approved a first consideration of a conference alignment plan for eight-player football beginning in 2020 at its May meeting Friday, May 17.

Tuesday, May 21, 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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Its Sunshine Week. Which of the following local bodies do you feel has best stewarded openness in government over the last year?

  6%
Oneida County Board

  5%
Rhinelander city government (council, mayor, administrator, etc.)

  15%
School District of Rhinelander

  2%
All three bodies did equally well over the last year

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None of these three bodies did well enough to earn my vote

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