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Monday, July 22, 2019
Rhinelander Green scored twice in the bottom of the inning and stunned its intra-city counterparts, Laser Pros International, 4-3 in the Senior League championship game at Stafford Field.


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County dept. heads weigh in on fiscal future
When Oneida County established a funding opportunities committee to try and find an additional $800,000 a year for wage increases - and to ponder the county's fiscal future in general - the mammoth task of finding new revenues and/or cutting spending fell not merely on the shoulders of county board supervisors but on those of department heads as well. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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News
SDR expected to see increase in state aid
School District of Rhinelander superintendent Kelli Jacobi had two pieces of positive news to share with the Board of Education Monday evening - Rhinelander High School's graduation rate has reached 97 percent and the district is expected to see an estimated 32 percent increase in state aid for the upcoming school year under the 2019-21 biannual budget signed by Gov. Tony Evers July 3. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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OCEDC: Shopko, Petco properties still available
Two large commercial properties in the Rhinelander remain vacant months after their respective occupants ceased operation, despite efforts by the Oneida County Economic Development Corporation to lure new occupants. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Moren trial in doubt as defendant is still waiting for new attorney
The September jury trial of a 22-year-old Rhinelander man charged with five felony counts related to an alleged physical and sexual assault of an elderly town of Pelican woman in June 2018 is in doubt as the defendant continues to wait for attorney to be appointed to represent him. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Grants, donations helping kids in foster care
Many Northwoods children of all ages have been in need of out of home foster care in recent years, an ongoing trend counties continue to deal with. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Political Digest
Shilling: Health coverage for pre-existing conditions in jeopardy

Wisconsin Republicans are refusing to ensure coverage protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions at the state level, a Democratic state lawmaker charged this week.


Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Tractor Supply Co. to replace OfficeMax
The Rhinelander OfficeMax store will be closing in late September and a rural lifestyle retail store will move into its Lincoln Street location, spokespersons for Office Depot, Inc. and Tractor Supply Co. have confirmed to the River News. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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School board selects firm to design sports facilities
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education is moving at a swift pace as it organizes the team that will be tasked with accomplishing the district's goal of building an air-supported dome for indoor practices, competition and community use. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Community
RCF awards over $22,000 in grants to community organizations
The Rhinelander Community Foundation (RCF) held its inaugural grant awards celebration at Tilly's July 9, awarding more than $22,000 to community organizations. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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New VA urgent care benefit in Minocqua
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (OGJVAMC) and other VA medical centers across the nation implemented the MISSION Act on June 6. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Great Library Worm Race to be crawled July 30
A Northwoods tradition unlike any other will continue at 1 p.m. July 30 when the 31st annual Great Library Worm Race is crawled on "Wiggly Field" outside the Rhinelander District Library. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Hodag Farmers Market report: Summer berries
The morning dawned warm and clear while the temperature slowly rose to the high 70s. I grabbed two foraging buckets (just ice cream buckets, nothing fancy) and headed to the field to see what was ready to harvest. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Local businesses announces 'Stuff the Bus' challenge
Three local banks will be collection spots for the Northwoods United Way's annual "Stuff the Bus" event. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Kiwanis Club donates iPad
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander recently donated an iPad and software to Hayden French of Eagle River as part of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan project Focus on Autism. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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South Beach Chamber Ensemble to perform in Minocqua
The South Beach Chamber Ensemble will perform at St. Matthias' Episcopal Church in Minocqua at 7 p.m. July 26. (subscriber access)

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Opinions
Our View
No, we haven't gone crazy - readers will notice that there is an asterisk on the headline. The asterisk is: As a general rule, that's a terribly bad idea. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Kudos to the contributors
To the Editor:

Once again the beauty of our downtown is greatly enhanced by the additon of the hanging flower baskets. It required the efforts of many to produce these beautiful baskets, but without the monetary contributions of many people, organizations and businesses, it could not happen. (subscriber access)


Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Property tax payments due July 31
To the Editor:

The second installment of the 2018 Oneida County property tax bills is due by July 31, 2019. Due to limited parking and long waiting lines, mailing tax payments is recommended.


Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Letter writer laments state's 'digital divide'
To the Editor:

Wireless 5G, so what? During recent legislation in Madison pertaining to Wireless 5G and all the details of 5G, I say "so what?" (subscriber access)


Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Our View
In signing the new state budget, Gov. Tony Evers vetoed out grants totaling $250,000 over the next biennium for the Lakeland STAR School/Academy. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 13, 2019
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One Immigrant's Story
To the Editor:

Last month, members of First Congregational United Church of Christ met one of "those people" who President Trump wants us to despise.
(3 comments)


Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Reader shares thoughts on parking lot issue
To the Editor:

I was just reading about the Rhinelander Common Council meeting's discussion about turning the Lindey/Kabel lot on the west side of Stevens Street into city parking. (subscriber access)
(1 comments)


Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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Sports
Aho fends off Dunbar in B Modified tussle at Eagle River Speedway
Twin Lakes, Mich. driver Jesse Aho survived a 20-round dogfight with fellow Michigan racer Marcus Dunbar to capture the B mod feature at Eagle River Speedway Tuesday.

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Snowhawks top Fritz's Bar before storms
The Snowhawks played Fritz's Bar at Snowshoe Park with the Snowhawks taking the win 14-3 in five innings. Lightning halted play before the top of the sixth started.

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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PHOTO: 10U Little League wrap up district play
The Rhinelander Little League 10U All-Star team's run in the Wisconsin District 5 tournament came to an end Wednesday with a 6-5 loss to Appleton National at Doepke Park in Wausau.

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Photos: Football camp wraps up
Rhinelander High School football team camp concluded Thursday in front of Mike Webster Stadium. The four-day camp was for incoming and returning high school players.

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Babe Ruth Roundup
The Hodag city's two Senior League's squads were set to battle for the title Wednesday night after winning semifinal contests Monday night, however they won in completely different fashions.

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Rebels road to state runs through Antigo, but Pulaski comes first
Good pitching and solid defense is the game plan for the Rebels as they kick off the regional tournament tomorrow night taking on Pulaski at Kretz Bros. Park in Antigo.

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Big innings cost Hodag Little Leaguers vs. Kaukauna
WAUSAU - Big innings came back to bite the Rhinelander 10U Little League All-Star team Tuesday night as Kaukauna scored early and late in a 14-3 win over the Hodags to begin the second week of District 5 tournament play at Doepke Park.

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Outdoors
Natural Reaction
I've been fishing and duck hunting out of a kayak for the last five years and though, at times, it's been tough paddling through questionable conditions, it's been wonderful. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Impetus behind grouse population declines still unsure
Grouse hunting has historically been a popular sporting opportunity in the state of Wisconsin, and all across the upper Midwest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
I've written about the fishes in our lakes that we rarely if ever see, either because they're small and secretive or because they simply don't pay attention to what anglers offer. Here are a few more. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Bier announced as DNR deputy secretary
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston Cole recently announced Beth Bier will serve as DNR deputy secretary beginning Aug. 5, filling the role for Elizabeth Kluesner, who will be relocating with her family out of state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Natural Reaction
Look in any tackle shop or sporting goods department and you'll find aisles of the latest and greatest fishing lures. (subscriber aces)

Saturday, July 13, 2019
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Walleye wisdom
Vilas County fishing guides Erv Keller and Mike Errington were in Boulder Junction on Sunday night talking about one of the Northwoods' most beloved summer attractions: walleye fishing. (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 13, 2019
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Siblings haul in muskie during holiday visit to Two Sisters Lake
Two Sisters Lake, Oneida County, Newbold Township Friday, July 5, 2019 (subscriber access)

Saturday, July 13, 2019
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Education
Nativity Catholic announces fourth quarter honor roll
The following students were named to the Nativity Catholic School fourth quarter honor roll. An * indicates a GPA of 4.0 or higher. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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Nicolet College announces dean's list for spring semester 2019
Numerous students from Rhinelander and the surrounding area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the spring semester of 2019.

Saturday, June 22, 2019
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Crescent Elementary School students learn about citizenship
During the month of May, Crescent Elementary School focused on the character trait of "Citizenship", school officials said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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District announces Rhinelander elementary school tour schedule
With the new grade configuration at Rhinelander elementary schools for the 2019-2020 school year, the School District of Rhinelander is offering opportunities for families to visit and tour their new school, district officials said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 8, 2019
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RHS France 2020 group to raffle off Elton John concert tickets
Sir Elton John was scheduled to perform in Milwaukee on Feb. 19, and two local residents had planned to attend.

Saturday, June 1, 2019
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Students learn about solar system through planetarium visit
Northwoods Community Elementary School students enjoyed a lesson on the solar system at the planetarium located in the Wausau West High School May 21.

Saturday, June 1, 2019
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Top welders
Rhinelander High School students Jed Dart and Nick Cates recently competed in a welding competition at Nicolet Area Technical College.

Saturday, June 1, 2019
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