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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Rhinelander went 2-2 record and earned a third-place finish in the Rebel Invite at Stafford Field this weekend.


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New midday flight draws travelers to Rhinelander airport
The weather wasn't exactly summerlike when the first midday SkyWest flight arrived at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport from Minneapolis Friday, but the first of the airport's new seasonal summer flights was full of travelers anyway. (subscriber access)

Monday, June 17, 2019
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News
Panel approves school resource officer policy
With the 2018-'19 school year over and the 2019-'20 term just a few months away, the School District of Rhinelander operations and strategic planning committee spent some time June 10 discussing a policy proposal and several revisions. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Committee lowers speed limit on Nokomis highway
The Oneida County Highway Committee on Thursday approved a request to reduce the speed limit on a stretch of County Highway L in the town of Nokomis from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Court says records must be provided electronically, if requested
In a major open-records decision earlier this month, a state court of appeals has ruled public records which exist electronically must be provided in electronic format when a records' requester asks for them in that format. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission shares audit update with Vilas County ADRC
The process of obtaining and completing an independent audit of the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission is going along as well as can be expected, the Vilas County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Committee was updated last week. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Oneida County Solid Waste Department still looking for demolition site
The search will continue for a future solid waste demolition site in Oneida County.

At last week's Oneida County Forestry, Land, and Recreation Committee meeting, chairman Jack Sorensen reported the Oneida County Solid Waste Department is no longer seeking the committee's approval to use a parcel of land in the Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area. They are instead looking at other options.

The development is the result of a decade-old designation of the land as a silent trails area. (subscriber access)


Saturday, June 15, 2019
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State Patrol Law of the Month: Motorists reminded to properly secure trailers and cargo
It's that time of year when many travelers are pulling boats, campers and hauling a variety of items along highways. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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City Council pays bills submitted by outside law firm
The law firm of von Briesen & Roper is providing legal services to the city of Rhinelander while it is without a city attorney, but alderpersons remain at odds over the process used to engage the firm in investigatory work associated with recent personnel/work environment complaints. (subscriber access)

Friday, June 14, 2019
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Community
Havel named executive director of Habitat for Humanity Northwoods
Habitat for Humanity Northwoods has announced the appointment of Dave Havel to the position of executive director. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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RHS Class of '89 planning 30-year reunion
The Rhinelander High School Class of 1989 will hold its 30-year reunion on Friday, Aug. 9 at Big Daddy's starting at 5 p.m., organizers said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Oneida County residents eligible for senior farmers market vouchers
Eligible Oneida County residents age 60 and older are encouraged to receive vouchers worth $25 for use at local certified farmers markets to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Nicolet team heads to national 'Minds That Move Us' competition
A team of Nicolet College educators will vie for $100,000 in scholastic funding when they take to the stage at a "Shark Tank"-like competition as finalists at the Minds That Move Us Adult Career Pathways Festival in Miami, Fla. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Marshfield Clinic's Center for Community Heath Advancement to fund e-cigarette prevention
Reversing almost a decade of progress in youth tobacco prevention, e-cigarette use, commonly called vaping, is on the rise among Wisconsin's teens, public health officials say. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Concerts on the Riverwalk 2019 kicks off with new organizers
For 36 years, music lovers in Rhinelander have had Jan Leschke to thank for bringing them free live music each summer. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Nicolet College faculty share knowledge, advanced skills at international conference
Nicolet College was well represented at the 41st annual National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development international conference held recently. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Opinions
Holperin offers rebuttal to Stewardship program editorial
To the Editor:

In a recent editorial, the River News complained about all that is wrong with the state budget currently under review at the Capitol. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Writer urges support for Medicaid expansion
To the Editor:

Wisconsin has the chance to benefit in so many ways by expanding Medicaid. (subscriber access)


Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Our view
Gov. Tony Evers has called his budget proposal, which is now thankfully dead, a "people's budget," but it was anything but a blessing for hard-working Wisconsinites. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Our view
As we report in today's edition, there's a lot more at stake in the various challenges to laws passed in an Extraordinary Session of the Legislature last December, when lawmakers clipped the wings of the incoming governor and attorney general, than the legality of the session itself. (subscriber access)

Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Reader: Times are 'a-changin'
On August 20, 2018, a 15-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, skipped school. She felt compelled to make a difference about the issue that would determine her future: the climate crisis. The adults sure weren't doing enough.

Saturday, June 1, 2019
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Our view
In Great Britain, there is such a thing known as the Shadow Cabinet, technically the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet, wherein senior members of the out-of-power opposition party assume corresponding cabinet roles and scrutinize their peers who are actually in power. (subscriber access)

Thursday, May 30, 2019
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Reader: Son with Down Syndrome should not be excluded from hunting
To the Editor:

I was gifted with wonderful son who was born with Down Syndrome. He has passed hunter's safety with me, but has made a choice not to use firearms.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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Sports
Hodag hoops looking to pick up the pace in offeseason
Following the Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team's first sub-.500 season since 2010-11, the Hodags are hoping that picking up the pace will help an undersized squad be more successful next season.



Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Team Review: RHS softball
Good games were difficult to come by for the Hodags, who finished the season 2-17 and seemingly had every factor working against them this season.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Comer strikes out six, collects RBI in return as Rebels edge Minocqua 4-3
Class of 2018 graduate Brad Comer returned to the team, drove in a run and pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to help the Rebels edge Minocqua 4-3 in the Great Northern Legion Conference opener at Lakeland Union High School.

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Babe Ruth Roundup
Laser Pros International had three pitchers combine on a one-hitter and outdueled Eagle River Blue 3-1 in a battle of the league's two remaining unbeaten teams at Stafford Field.

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Photos: UWSP-Wausau hoops
The Rhinelander High School boys' basketball team kicked off play in the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau (formerly UW-Marathon County) League Tuesday, June 11.



Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Six Rhinelander athletes compete at state Special Olympics track meet
The School District of Rhinelander sent six athletes to the state Special Olympics Track and Field competition held June 7-8 in Stevens Point.

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Photo: Golf Camp
Northwood Golf Club held its annual junior golf camp this week.

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Outdoors
The mysterious ways of wolves
Over the centuries humans have established a fascinating bond with dogs. The two species don't share a language, yet have an uncanny ability to accurately understand each other's moods, mannerisms, and movements. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Natural Reaction
The trees were flush with fresh leaves at the Little Turtle Flowage outside of Mercer last Saturday, which resulted in a beautiful, gleaming green border surrounding the wetlands, but made for tough birding conditions. It's not that the birds were not there. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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NRB hears 2019-2029 bear management plan
Hunter interest in black bear hunting is still growing, even in a time when interest in other types of hunting is waning. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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A great day for fishing
A simple day fishing can do wonders for the spirit. It can set the soul of an angler as free as the fish they pursue. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Natural Reaction
A few days ago I was leaving the laundromat when, on the way to my car, a songbird darted out from a nearby bog and landed next to my feet. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Deer season antlerless quotas approved by board
Late last month the Natural Resource Board (NRB) was presented with information regarding antlerless deer quotas and recommendations from the County Deer Advisory Committees (CDACs). (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 8, 2019
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natural reaction: A fresh look at AIS
Last Wednesday, Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School (AV-W) hosted a lakes convention featuring some local researchers on aquatic invasive species (AIS). The gymnasium floor was filled with presentations on a variety of invasive species and the impact they have on both the Great Lakes and local waters. (subscriber access)

Saturday, June 1, 2019
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Education
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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Rhinelander High School seniors receive scholarships totaling over $230,000
On May 19, the Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with Rhinelander High School, hosted the annual Rhinelander Community Scholarship Awards in the John & Dori Brown Performing Arts Center at RHS. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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2019 Rhinelander High School scholarship recepients announced


Saturday, May 25, 2019
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