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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
For a program that has been long on struggles and short on success, the 2019 season for the Rhinelander High School football team could only be described one way - special.


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Firm gathers public, staff input as superintendent search ramps up
The firm leading the search for the School District of Rhinelander's next superintendent has been gathering input from the school board, teachers and the general public through phone calls and online surveys. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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News
All Rhinelander public schools meet or exceed expectations, per DPI report cards
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released its annual school report cards earlier this week and the School District of Rhinelander once again achieved a "meets expectations" grade as a district, as did all of its individual public schools. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Probable cause found in case involving sex offender
A convicted sex offender currently residing in Minocqua who allegedly failed to keep up his state-ordered registry status has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Oneida County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Nicolet Promise tuition assistance now available to eligible high school grads
Nicolet College is now accepting applications for its Nicolet Promise program which so far has paved the way for more than 50 students to attend college tuition-free. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Snowmobile trail to be rerouted around closed trestle
Portions of Goodnow Road and Lakewood Road in Harshaw will be used as a reroute for the Bearskin State Trail snowmobile route while the route over the Pinewood Trestle is closed, according to town officials. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Censure resolution withdrawn after city attorney raises concerns
Alderperson Dawn Rog was the subject of intense criticism during the public comment portion of Monday's Rhinelander Common Council meeting but the longtime city representative avoided a censure vote after new city attorney Steve Sorenson explained the city does not have a provision for the censure of a council member. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Liebscher enters not guilty plea in fatal hit-and-run case
A Sugar Camp man accused of striking a motorcyclist on State Highway 17 in Sugar Camp Aug. 28, and leaving the scene, entered not guilty pleas Monday afternoon to homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and hit and run resulting in death.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Man accused of failing to tell police he's a registered sex offender
A man who recently moved to the Vilas County area has been charged with failing to update his address on the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Community
RPD to participate in 'Shop with a Cop' program
The Rhinelander Police Department will once again participate in the Shop with a Cop Program. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Winter parking rules go into effect Dec. 1
The Rhinelander Police Department is reminding city residents and visitors of the winter parking regulations that will go into effect on Dec. 1. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Report explores how states can act to save more lives, support patients and families facing lung cancer
Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer of women and men in the United States. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline marks one year of service
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the United Way of Wisconsin have announced that 5,594 people contacted the Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline during its first year of operation. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Healthy communities designation encourages local health improvement efforts
The Healthy Communities Designation program seeks to recognize communities throughout the state for their efforts to improve the health of their residents. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Rhinelander Area Community Band to perform free concert at Nicolet College Nov. 24
Not every community can boast of its own band, but Rhinelander can. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Church to host Harvest Dinner fundraiser Nov. 16
The community is invited to the annual Harvest Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Opinions
860 million words and a hiccup
I lost count of the number of times my name was mentioned during Monday's Rhinelander City Council meeting. It might have been a dozen, give or take. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Reader reacts to editorial on district attorney's open meetings decision
To the Editor:

The first paragraph of the "Our View on Page 4 of the 11/2/2019 Northwoods River News defined district attorney Michael Schiek's open meetings decision with "a mangled mishmash of gobbledy-gook" "that's epic in its unintelligibility and abstruseness." (subscriber access)


Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Our View
Oneida County approved a 2020 budget this week that, when it comes to the property tax levy, was pretty benign. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Reader calls out Tiffany over 'scary-sounding caricatures'
To the Editor:

I see that Tom Tiffany is trying to raise money to run for Congress by rattling off a series of scary-sounding caricatures of Democratic positions and then commending his candidacy by saying, "It doesn't have to be this way." (subscriber access)


Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Your Right to Know: Protect your right to open government
Wisconsin's tradition of government transparency rests on the state's open records and open meetings laws. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Our View
The Democratic Party has not functioned as a serious policy organization for a long time now, and this week's political stunt - otherwise known as Tony Evers' special session to address gun violence - only proves the point. (subscriber access)
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Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Our View
Once again, Oneida County district attorney Michael Schiek has delivered an open meetings decision that is impressive in its lack of clarity, a mangled mishmash of gobbledygook that is epic in its unintelligibility and abstruseness. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
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Sports
Francis wins fly, back titles, Hodags place fifth at state swim meet
Hodag sophomore Malia Francis swam her way to state titles in dominating performances in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100 backstroke at the WIAA Division 2 state meet at the UW Natatorium, helping the Hodags to finish fifth overall in a 38-team D2 field.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Ostermann, Wiese named RHS boys' soccer MVPs
It seemed appropriate that following a 2019 season that saw roughly a third of the Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team's games end in a tie that there would be a tie for the team's top award.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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PHOTOS: Eighth grade hoops
The James Williams Middle School eighth-grade A and B boys' basketball teams took on John Muir Middle School at the JWMS gymnasium Tuesday, Nov. 12.



Saturday, November 16, 2019
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PHOTOS: Swim club opens season
The Rhinelander Swim Club competed in its first event of the season Saturday, Nov. 3 as it took part in the Lakeland Sprint Invite.



Saturday, November 16, 2019
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PHOTOS: RBA girls' tournament
The Rhinelander Basketball Association held a seventh- and eighth-grade girls' basketball tournament Saturday, Nov. 9.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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SDR Special Olympians compete in state bowling
The School District of Rhinelander's Special Olympics team participated in the 2019 State Bowling Meet Saturday, Nov. 9 at Dale's Weston Lanes.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Hodag boys' hockey team collecting toys Dec. 13
The Rhinelander High School boys' hockey team will host its annual Kindness for Kids toy drive event in conjunction with its game against Amery at the Rhinelander Ice Arena Friday, Dec. 13.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Outdoors
Northwoods Wildlife Center accepting deer heart donations
Hunters who harvest a deer this year can show a little heart and donate their deer heart to the Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC). (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Natural Reaction
In the fall of 2018 the departments of natural resources in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan began collecting samples of ruffed grouse from hunters in an effort to gauge the influence of West Nile virus (WNV) on the grouse population of the upper Midwest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Get ready for gun deer season with 'Off the Record' podcast episodes
With gun deer season beginning later this month, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources invites hunters to listen to the "Wild Wisconsin - Off the Record" podcast to help get prepared. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Climate Crisis: 2019 Year in Review
A presentation and discussion of major events, scientific reports, and political developments concerning the climate crisis will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Minocqua Public Library. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
Has your lake frozen yet? In my travels early this week I noticed that some lakes had iced in, others not (mostly the larger ones). (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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DNR completes evaluation of crossbow use in Wisconsin
At the request of the Natural Resources Board (NRB) in March, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) began a comprehensive evaluation of crossbow use in Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Natural Reaction
With duck hunting, everything is about the set-up spot. Birds are not only paranoid but picky and have limitless choices on where to fly and land, and despite the allure of decoys, if ducks aren't flying in the area they won't see them. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Education
Pelican School raises funds to send another veteran on Honor Flight
Pelican Elementary School has done it again. The students, staff, and Pelican families raised enough money through popcorn sales to surprise another local veteran with a trip of a lifetime on "The Never Forgotten Honor Flight," school officials announced this week. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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School District of Rhinelander drama department preparing for fall musical
The School District of Rhinelander Drama Department will present "Disney Newsies - The Musical," Thursday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 24. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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RHS students attend GNC Band and Choir Honors Festival
Several Rhinelander High School students attended the 11th Annual GNC All Conference Honors Band and Choir Festival at Tomahawk High School Nov 9, school officials said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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FBLA/DECA students participate in Fall Fest
Rhinelander High School students once again assisted in hosting Fall Fest at Hanson's Garden Village. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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Crescent Elementary School receives Green Gift from Cellcom
Crescent Elementary School in Rhinelander has been selected to receive a 2019 Cellcom Green Gift in the amount of $900. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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Central kindergarteners exchange letters with principal
Ms. Kasson's kindergarten class at Central Elementary School recently delivered a letter they wrote to Principal Paul Johnson. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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All-Conference Choir and Band event to be held Saturday in Tomahawk
Some members of the Rhinelander High School band and choir will be performing in the GNC All-Conference Choir and Band event this Saturday, Nov. 9, at Tomahawk High School. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 9, 2019
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