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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
It's hard to say what the Rhinelander High School softball team would have accomplished this season but, in the eyes of coach D.J. DeMeyer, there was nowhere to go but up.


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Teichmiller silent on inquiries about tax-exempt holding company
Former Vilas County supervisor Erv Teichmiller has failed to answer questions posed to him by The Lakeland Times - questions raised by the newspaper about the federal annual information returns of a nonprofit holding company Teichmiller has headed. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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News
Breaking: Oneida County Public Safety Committee approves permit for 2020 Hodag Country Fest
The Oneida County Public Safety Committee voted 4-1 Tuesday afternoon to issue a large assembly permit to organizers of the 2020 Hodag Country Festival.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Eighth case of COVID-19 confirmed in Oneida County
Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) has received notification an eighth person in Oneida County has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). The individual is in their 30's and has no history of travel and no known contact with someone who has previously tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was tested at one of the Wisconsin National Guard Community Testing events and has been self-isolating. County health officials are working to determine how the individual may have become infected and are contacting others with whom the person with the positive result had close contact with.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Closures extended at most state campgrounds
As of Saturday, May 23, all Wisconsin state parks have resumed normal operation, including being open seven days per week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The same cannot be said for campgrounds, however. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Rhinelander man facing child pornography charge, several other felonies, following ICAC investigation
A 30-year-old Rhinelander man has been charged with seven felonies, including possession of child pornography and soliciting an intimate representation of a minor, following an internet crimes against children (ICAC) investigation conducted by the Oneida County sheriff's office and the state Department of Justice. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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School board discusses sports complex naming rights
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education is debating how best to recognize all of the donors who have contributed over $2 million toward the $8.5 million Hodag Sports Complex being constructed between the high school and Mike Webster Stadium. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Some localities try to stay locked down, but legal confusion reigns
When the Supreme Court declared the state's Safer at Home order "unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable," some thought - and many had hoped - that the lockdown was over across the state, but it turns out that some local governments had other ideas. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Verdoorn to serve as interim director of OCEDC
The Oneida County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC), one of the many entities providing assistance and information to small businesses as they weather the COVID-19 pandemic, has a new executive director. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Community
Generosity abounds across community during time of crisis
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created all sorts of challenges for everyone over the last two months, many in the Rhinelander community have responded with selfless altruism, doing what they can to help others. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Art Fest Online includes virtual escape room designed by local teen
Since Art Fest Online kicked off last week, the organizers' goal of "getting you off the couch and into creativity" has permeated many circles. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Rhinelander Revisited:  An examination of how status factored into founding fathers' success
In unearthing the history of the Hodag city, a few names come up time and time again - the Browns, Arthur Taylor, Dr. Daniels, Gene Shepard. But this begs the question: what great feats did these men accomplish to be remembered as they are? (subscriber access)

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Community spotlight: Rhinelander Lions Club
Rhinelander is blessed with multiple service organizations, each working diligently to serve the community in ways both large and small. One of those groups which has occupied a major, though unpretentious, role in our community is the Rhinelander Lions Club. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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Art Fest Online kicks off today 
While the internet has been a saving grace for many in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic-related social distancing requirements, some of us may be finding ourselves spending extra time just watching a screen. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 15, 2020
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Rhinelander Revisited: Shifting industries provided impetus for early investors
In last week's installment of Rhinelander Revisited, we revisited some of the push and pull factors which led to the establishment of Rhinelander as a village in 1882. We left off on the first leg of the Brown family's quest to becoming founding members of this infant logging community. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 15, 2020
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Project North Festival postponed to 2021
Another Northwoods festival has been postponed due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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Opinions
Lawsuits test limits of political speech
Donald Trump says it's just not fair.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Celebrating the Rhinelander High School Class of 2020
To the Editor:

The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation and Rhinelander High School held a virtual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, via YouTube, to recognize the hard work and perseverance of the Rhinelander High School Class of 2020.


Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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The Northwoods is open for business
This weekend, as is customary for Memorial Day weekend, a steady stream of visitors and second-homeowners will be pouring in to the area.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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For Congress: Tiffany will give northern region a strong voice
In the strongest terms we can, we endorse Tom Tiffany for Congress in next Tuesday's election, and urge voters to cast their vote for a representative who we believe will give the Lakeland area and northern Wisconsin a strong voice in Congress - a much more spirited and forceful voice than that of any representative in recent memory.
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Friday, May 8, 2020
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'We need someone to work for us'
To the Editor:

At a time when we are all trying to keep from infecting others with the coronavirus, we certainly don't want to be sending the cause of a lot of our local problems to infect our national government.


Friday, May 8, 2020
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Zunker - 'The problem we already have'
To the Editor:

In the May 12, 2020 Special Election for 7th District Congress vote for Republican Tom Tiffany.


Friday, May 8, 2020
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It's time to try something new
To the Editor:

For 10 years, Tom Tiffany has been front and center making decisions for those of us who live in the Northwoods.


Friday, May 8, 2020
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Sports
Martin, Losch receive ABC student-athlete scholarships
The ABC recently announced the winners of its $1,000 student-athlete scholarships. Drake Martin and Madi Losch were this year winners. The scholarships were presented during the Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation and Rhinelander High School scholarship award ceremony, which was conducted in a virtual setting May 17.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Eagle River Speedway juggles schedule, eyes June 23 opener
Eagle River Speedway promoters Pat and Patti Zdroik have been forced to push their season opening race back to Tuesday, June 23 at the D-shaped, third-mile clay oval located in Eagle River.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Heideman retiring again as RHS tennis coach
Heideman informed the School District of Rhinelander last week that he will be hanging up the racket and the clipboard effective at the end of the month, marking the end of career that saw him as the head coach of either the RHS boys' or girls' tennis team, or both simultaneously, for 36 consecutive years.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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WIAA board approves extension of physical exam period
STEVENS POINT - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control approved an extension of the alternate year physical examination period required for interscholastic participation and discussed options to modify operational revenues and expenses at its May meeting May 15.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Column: Trying to read the crystal ball for re-opening high school sports, activities
Along with leaders of youth-level sports and the NCAA, the NFHS and its member state associations are exploring all options for conducting sports this fall. And while we all want answers, the truth is that there are more questions than answers at this point.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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WFCA suspends All-Star Games
The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has suspended activities related to its all-star football games, the high school coaching association announced on Tuesday. The games had been planned for July 18 at UW-Oshkosh.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Play ball? Proposed plan would give RHS spring sports one-week competition window in July
Last month, when the WIAA canceled the 2020 spring high school sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it left open the option for teams to reconvene in July - provided social distancing restrictions have been lifted by then - for up to 30 days for practices, scrimmages and games.

What that could look like for a few local high schools began to take shape late last week.


Friday, May 15, 2020
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Outdoors
Ticks the season
With its doors open for several months now, the Woodruff-based Tick-Borne Illness Center of Excellence is primed and ready as it enters its first tick season.

"May is Tick Awareness Month and we do have them coming in (already)," office manager Kathy McCaughn noted. (subscriber access)


Friday, May 22, 2020
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Everything I ever wanted to know about dragonflies, but was afraid to ask
As many who read the Outdoors section of this newspaper are aware, the Lakes and Rivers Convention, originally slated to take place at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Stevens Point, was turned into an online event. It was still very widely attended, and there were so many great sessions that it was hard to decide what to attend.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Preventing tick bites is important year-round
A recent presentation entitled "Wisconsin Ticks," highlighted three tick species in Wisconsin. The webinar was presented by PJ Liesch, the director of the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Laboratory. While there are more than three types of ticks, there are three of special significance to humans in the state, he said. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 22, 2020
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The Lake Where You Live: OUR LAKES NEED A 'SMOKEY'
Imagine that for preaching forest fire prevention each state or county was on its own. They had to craft their own messages, create their own materials, handle distribution, and more, all at significant cost.

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Women's Legacy Foundation: Millions raised for tick-borne illness center through philanthropy
The establishment of the Tick-Borne Illness Center of Excellence in Woodruff was a community effort - with one group forging a powerful road to meet the $3.5 million fundraising goal: The Women's Legacy Council. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Springtime is tick time in the Northwoods
Wisconsinites are all too familiar with ticks, as they come out in full force every spring and stick around for months. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 15, 2020
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Oneida CDAC sets antlerless quota for 2020 deer hunt
In April, all County Deer Advisory Committees (CDACs) held preliminary meetings to make recommendations regarding antlerless deer quotas for their counties in the 2020 deer season. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 8, 2020
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Education
Rhinelander High School seniors receive scholarships totaling $196,990
The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation (RASF), along with Rhinelander High School, held its annual scholarship awards ceremony Sunday, May 17.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Nicolet registration underway as college moves forward in virtual world
While the Nicolet campus is physically quiet due to COVID-19 Safer at Home guidance, the college is humming along in the virtual world as students finish up spring term classes online and enroll in upcoming offerings for summer and fall terms, school officials said in a press release.

Friday, May 8, 2020
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Artist-in-residence works with Rhinelander students on tree election project
The School District of Rhinelander, in partnership with ArtStart and Nicolet College, recently hosted its second artist-in-residence as part of the Culture Tap program launched in fall 2019. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 28, 2020
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RHS featured in 'The Most Important Class You Never Had' documentary
Rhinelander High School (RHS) was recently featured in a 37-minute documentary following the stories of eight remarkable high school teachers and classrooms from around the nation. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 28, 2020
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Elementary students learn about birds of prey during visit to CAVOC
On March 12 first graders from Northwoods Community, Crescent, Pelican, and Central Elementary Schools visited the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom (CAVOC), to learn how birds use their body parts to survive in the wild. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 28, 2020
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Pelican families are unique
As part of a school-wide effort to raise cultural awareness, families at Pelican Elementary School were asked to discuss with their children their unique cultural traditions and heritages at home.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its October Students of the Month.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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