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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Rhinelander won nine events and vanquished five-time defending GNC champion Tomahawk 109-61 at the Heck Family Community Pool.


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'He was not just a statistic'
Earlier this month Dorothy Holtslander of St. Germain boarded a small airplane for a ride that she would have given anything in the world not to have had to take. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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News
Sauer won't run for third term on common council
Rhinelander alderman Steve Sauer is planning to end his stint on the Common Council in the spring of 2020. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Tiffany fundraising haul makes senator the frontrunner
State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) is the early frontrunner in the race to take Sean Duffy's place in Congress, based on the first fundraising numbers released in the seventh congressional district race. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Case against man accused of assaulting elderly patients unresolved
An 18-year-old Arbor Vitae man accused of sexually assaulting patients at a Minocqua residential facility where he was working as a nursing assistant will be back in court Dec. 10 to learn if he will stand trial. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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State tourism secretary designee Sara Meaney visits the Northwoods
The Sunrise Lodge is a hidden gem. It's a quaint and cozy resort nestled on the shores of Lac Vieux Desert near Land O' Lakes and its 24 cabins are spread throughout a charming parcel of forest near the source of the Wisconsin River. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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School board selects firm to manufacture sports dome
The School District of Rhinelander took another big step toward its goal of building what is to be known as the Hodag Sports Complex Monday when the school board accepted a $1.89 million dollar bid from a St. Louis firm to manufacture the air-supported dome that will be the centerpiece of the complex. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Council spars over unpaid legal bills, rejects Guild's recommendations
Nearly $200,000 in city legal bills remain unpaid after the Rhinelander Common Council on Monday rejected city administrator Daniel Guild's recommendations for payment and processing of the outstanding invoices. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Buza contests $3.5 million restitution order in false imprisonment case
The 71-year-old man convicted of holding a Minocqua Marshfield Clinic staff member hostage and threatening her life back in June 2018 is now contesting the restitution he's been ordered to pay, according to Oneida County Circuit Court records. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Community
Facts for women to know about breast cancer
About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Oneida County Health Department to host parent night Oct. 29
The Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) is offering a free night for parents/caregivers to learn how to help their teens navigate health care decision-making from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Rhinelander High School. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Senate passes package to combat Lyme disease
With Lyme disease continuing to affect Wisconsin residents, the state Senate has passed a package of laws aimed at reducing the impact of tick-borne illnesses. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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NAMI announces new support group
NAMI Northern Lakes, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is beginning a new service for family members of those dealing with mental illnesses. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Nicolet College Visit Day is Oct. 25
Nicolet will hold a College Visit Day on Friday, Oct. 25, for anyone interested in learning more about the college, its academic programs, and the careers students pursue after graduation. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Catena Three Lakes plans virtual walk through local cemetery
The last Catena Three Lakes event of the 2019 fall series will be held Oct. 30 at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Into the woods for trick-or-treat: YMCA of the Northwoods to host 'Not So Scary' Halloween Trail
Trick-or-treat takes to the forest as the YMCA of the Northwoods will once again host the "Not so Scary" Halloween Trail on the Stoney Pines Trail behind the Y from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Opinions
Reader reacts to Tiffany's call for Convention of the States
To the Editor:

Tom Tiffany's call for a Convention of the States may be one of the better things he's ever come up with. (subscriber accesss)


Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Our View
Perhaps it was the exception that proves the rule, but this past week the Oneida County Board of Supervisors made a wise decision - for once - when it rejected an outright prohibition on mining on county-owned lands. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Our view
As our reporting over the past several weeks makes clear to us, the area's Northwoods Transit Commission is doing everything it can to put private-sector transportation companies out of business. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Books on the Go/Senior Outreach program thanks thrift store for support
Books on the Go/Senior Outreach program wishes to thank the Seventh Day Adventists Community Services Thrift Shop and congregation for recognizing this Rhinelander District Library service.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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Eleven years
I am a high school climate activist in Ashland, and was the lead organizer of the Climate Strike there on Sept. 20. The following Letter to the Editor (titled "Eleven Years") answers the questions of why and how people should fight the climate crisis. Please consider it for publication.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Evers can do better on openness
Early in his administration, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers was asked to produce a letter he'd gotten from departing Gov. Scott Walker, during the transition. He initially refused, claiming it was a "purely personal" communication outside of the reach of the state's open records law.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Our view
Several weeks ago, we reported on new initiatives planned by Democrats to, well, confiscate every law-abiding citizens' guns, or at least every gun they can get their hands on. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Sports
Playoff Bound: Hodags defeat Ashland 16-12, qualify for WIAA Tourney
Drake Martin and Walker Hartman each rushed for touchdowns as the Hodags withstood a late Ashland comeback attempt to win 16-12 Friday night at Weikal Field. The win was the elusive third conference victory the Hodags sought to make the WIAA tournament for the first time since 2012.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Ellenbecker ready to 'get the old band back together' for Hodag wrestling
The course of the Rhinelander High School wresting program changed suddenly earlier this week. Fortunately for the Hodags, there was a wealth of experience waiting in the wings.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Course, competition storylines for GNC cross country meet
When it comes to today's Great Northern Conference cross country meet, much of the discussion will be about the big three teams competing for the conference title and the course that will decide their battle.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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JWMS swimmers take third at conference
The James Williams Middle School girls' swim team scored a handful of podium finishes and took third place overall in the 10-team Horace Mann Invite - which served as the Hodags' conference meet - last Saturday in Wausau.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Miljevich wins WVC middle school cross country race
Sophia Miljevich, a seventh-grader on the James Williams Middle School cross country team, was the first runner across the line in the girls' division of the Wisconsin Valley Conference middle school cross country meet held Tuesday at Standing Rocks Park near Stevens Point.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Photo: Late season ace
An area golfer will enter the offseason on a high note after recording a hole-in-one at Pinewood Country Club in Harshaw.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Piasecki out; Ellenbecker to return to RHS wrestling on interim basis
Paul Ellenbecker has been named interim head coach, the School District of Rhinelander announced in a press release issued Wednesday afternoon. He replaces Nathan Piasecki who has been let go by the district, according to activities director Brian Paulson.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Outdoors
The future of walleye fishing on the Minocqua chain to be discussed at public meeting
When the Minocqua chain will open up for walleye harvest has been one of the most pressing questions concerning local fishing as of late and a public input meeting planned for 6 p.m. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Last Gasp of Color
Fall colors are now past peak and fading fast, thanks to a recent cold and wet snap. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Natural Reaction
While duck hunting last weekend, I took winter head on - as in rowing straight into a pouring snow through the dark early morning across a lake. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Lake Where You Live
Leaves were falling like golden snow from a maple tree in our yard. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Drop-off sites established across the Northwoods for CWD testing
For many years northern Wisconsin had, for the most part, remained free of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), but it eventually made its way to the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Natural Reaction
Over the last couple weeks I have been getting a number of moose pictures and reports of moose sightings. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Fall color report: Peak season
The trees of the Northwoods are quickly reaching their peak color for the season. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Education
Local musician selected to State Honors Band
Elijah Evers, the son of Eric and Cori Evers of Harshaw, has been selected to the Wisconsin State Honors Band, the School District of Rhinelander announced this week in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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FBLA/DECA students to participate in Fall Fest
The Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Club will once again assist Hanson's Garden Village with its Fall Fest event, school officials have announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Students build 'Jimmy the JWMS Scary Staff Scarecrow' in service learning project
This year, homeroom advisors at James Williams Middle School are leading teams of homeroom students in a variety of service learning projects, including one that involves a scarecrow contest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Mass flu vaccine clinic offered at Rhinelander High School and James Williams Middle School
The Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) will offer mass flu vaccination clinics Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Rhinelander High School cafeteria and Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the James Williams Middle School choir room. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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RHS vocalists participate in Real Men Sing event
The gentlemen of the Rhinelander High School choir program had an opportunity last month to attend the Real Men Sing event hosted by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Rhinelander FBLA/DECA takes on Trick or Can food drive
The Rhinelander FBLA/DECA Chapter is once again participating in the statewide community service project, Trick or Can. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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RHS Students of the month
Pictured are the students and staff recognized at Rhinelander High School's Student of the Month presentation and breakfast Thursday, Sept. 26. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
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