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Friday, January 17, 2020
The Hodags held the Hatchets without a field goal over the final 8 minutes, 54 seconds and pulled away to a 52-36 win Tuesday night at Hatchet Fieldhouse.


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City Council hires assistant city attorney, environmental remediation consultant
The Rhinelander Common Council kicked off 2020 by approving two new hires during its Monday meeting. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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News
Lake Tomahawk board hears question about PFAS
Recent issues the city of Rhinelander has experienced regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination was the basis for a question posed to the Lake Tomahawk town board last week. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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School district may add multi-purpose room, new office at Crescent Elementary
School District of Rhinelander officials are considering adding a large multi-purpose room to Crescent Elementary School, along with other modifications, using $1 million set aside in this year's budget. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Rhinelander man changes plea in sexual assault case
A 22-year-old Rhinelander man facing five felony counts and two misdemeanors related to the alleged physical and sexual assault of an elderly town of Pelican woman in her home in June 2018 entered no contest pleas Tuesday afternoon to two amended charges. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Four to vie for three school board seats
The field is set for the April 7 general election to fill three seats on the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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dog licensing helps humane society
Brady, adopted from the Oneida County Humane Society in 2015, gets his annual license, and he wants to remind Oneida County dog owners that when a dog is licensed, owners are not only following the law but are helping support the services of OCHS, allowing them to help more animals like him. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Supreme Court refuses to take voter purge case
In a week of fast-moving developments, the state Supreme Court declined to bypass the state appeals court and take up the contested potential removal of more than 200,000 people from the state's voter rolls, giving Democrats at least a temporary victory in their bid to keep those voters on the books for the 2020 presidential contest. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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CNN settles defamation lawsuit with Kentucky high school student
CNN has settled a lawsuit with a Kentucky high school student who had sued the cable giant for defamation, alleging that CNN engaged in a "vicious attack" on the student which falsely accused him and his Covington, Kentucky, classmates 􏰄􏰄of instigating a threatening confrontation with Native Americans who were in the middle of prayer following an Indigenous Peoples March at the National Mall a year ago. (subscriber

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Community
Rhinelander Turkey Trot raises money for local charities
Funds raised on Thanksgiving Day during the 2019 Turkey Trot in Rhinelander were presented to representatives of the Rhinelander Salvation Army on Friday, Jan. 10. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Walk to Respect Life Jan. 18 in Rhinelander
Rhinelander's Nativity of Our Lord Church, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly and area Respect Life organizations are sponsoring a multi-faith service, testimonials and Walk to Respect Life from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 to precede the National Walk for Life later in the week in Washington D.C. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Minocqua Aglow to meet Jan. 18
Pastor Cheryl Dixon Colburn will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 18 Minocqua Aglow meeting. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Enchanted Doll Club to meet Jan. 23
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Library. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Ripco Food Drive Challenge returns
Ripco Credit Union is again undertaking a Food Drive Challenge to help ensure that the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry will continue to be well-stocked with healthy food and positioned to help community members who depend on the food pantry's help in providing nutritious meals for their families. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Demmer Library announces Girls in STEM series
The Demmer Library in Three Lakes is inviting families, and especially girls ages 10-18, to join them in a new programming series based on females in STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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ADRC of Oneida County committee accepting applications
The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Oneida County Committee is accepting applications from interested Oneida County residents for one citizen vacancy, the panel has announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Opinions
Our View
It was a sweet and important win for the average person and for accountability when, as we report in today's edition, cable giant CNN agreed last week to settle a defamation suit filed by Kentucky high school student Nick Sandmann, who counterpunched against the network for painting him as a racist. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Reader wants 'a fair election process'
To the Editor:

For some, the prospect of greater democracy is alarming. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Reader supports Zunker for Congress
To the Editor:

I am urging everyone in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional district to support Tricia Zunker for Congress. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Rog shares message with community
To the Editor:

It is bittersweet decision that I have opted not to run for re-election in District 5 in the City of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Our View
Remember the good old days when politicians talked about policy? (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Treasurers issue tax bill reminder
To the Editor:

Property taxpayers should have received their 2019 tax bills. Pay your local treasurer at this time! If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact your county or your local treasurer. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
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Pollution records must be open
Just shy of two years ago, this column explored the heightened importance of open government when public health is at risk. Multiple examples showed the government was not sharing timely information with the public, or even other branches of government, on issues such as clean drinking water and chronic wasting disease. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
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Sports
Lakeland uses fast start to beat Rhinelander hockey 7-2
Lakeland scored four times in the first period and cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Hodags in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Lakeland Ice Arena.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Hodag skiers open season at Granite Peak
Rhinelander/Northland Pines kicked off the Northern Conference season Tuesday at Granite Peak in Wausau.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Hodag gymnasts finish strong on floor in dual meet loss to Rapids
Lilli Bishop and Bridget Koser went 1-2 for the Hodags on floor exercise, the highlight in a 119.7-107.4 loss to the Raiders at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Girls' hockey: Edge races past Raiders 8-1
Getting back on the winning track, the Northern Edge soundly defeated the Medford Raiders 8-1 Tuesday in Rhinelander. The Northern Edge used a variety of scoring, goal keeping and a power plays to get the win.



Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Hodag bowlers split home matches
Home lanes treated the Rhinelander area club bowling teams well this week. The problem was the lanes were equally friendly to the opposition as both the Hodag boys' and girls' squads spilt matches in a Wisconsin High School Bowling Club District 9 meet Sunday at Hodag Lanes.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Antigo edges Hodag Hoops 53-47
Nevin Cornelius scored a game-high 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 as Antigo inched away in the second half to defeat the Hodags 53-47 at Sheldon Fieldhouse.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Wrestling: Hodags' Fox, Hartman win titles at Bluejay Challenge
Tim Fox and Walker Hartman won individual titles, the Hodags had four top three finishers overall and the team took seventh overall in the 19-team Bluejay Challenge at Merrill High School.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Outdoors
16th annual NYDHC banquet a rewarding experience
The deer harvest was down this year across the state, and especially up north, but that didn't dampen the spirits of the 170 youth hunters who participated in this year's Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge (NYDHC). (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Natural Reaction
I was on the ice a few weeks ago and conditions were as expected. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 11, 2020
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The Lake Where You Live
It has been an odd winter. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Ice fishing report
The trickiest part of the ice fishing season thus far has been the ice itself. Almost since it formed on area lakes it's been under a thick blanket of heavy, insulating snow which has resulted in stressed out, inconsistent ice. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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Natural Reaction
In 2014, County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) were established as a way to better involve the public in deer management, and they were given great responsibility. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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DNR announces new chief conservation warden
A 22-year veteran of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Conservation Warden Service has been named the next chief warden, succeeding chief Todd Schaller, who will retire from the top law enforcement position after more than 30 years of public service.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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The Lake Where You Live
When you see your lake ice over two weeks earlier than in recent years (as we did here on Birch Lake), and when you recall a winter where ice anglers had to get extensions on their augers to drill through to water, it's hard to imagine climate change having much effect on local ice conditions.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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Education
AmeriGas Propane donates $250 to Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Club
AmeriGas Propane recently donated $250 to the FBLA/DECA Club at Rhinelander High School, according to a School District of Rhinelander press release.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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RHS Student Council completes 'Angel Tree' project
The Rhinelander High School Student Council recently took part in an Angel Tree project. Students, staff and community members were encouraged to visit the RHS Activities Office and take an ornament off the Christmas tree located there.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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NCES holiday Concert
Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) students performed a holiday concert Dec. 20.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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NCES Culture Club students visit Newswatch 12
Culture Club students from Northwoods Community Elementary School recently visited WJFW Newswatch 12. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 28, 2019
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rhs building trades class makes progress
Students in the Rhinelander High School building trades class, under the direction of instructor Chad Dorshorst, have been working hard out at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom (CAVOC). (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 28, 2019
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RHS Students of the month
Rhinelander High School has announced its December Students of the Month. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 28, 2019
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kiwanis honors
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander recently honored two outstanding RHS seniors. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 28, 2019
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