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Monday, June 1, 2020
Though only a handful of starters who played a role on either of those squads were back, RHS baseball coach Joe Waksmonski was eager to see what this year's team could have done.


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County approves permit for Hodag Country Festival
An Oneida County committee approved Tuesday a large assembly permit for the annual Hodag Country Festival, giving organizers the green light to stage the iconic music festival, which starts July 9. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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News
Split decision: Fourth of July Parade canceled; fireworks approved
Independence Day celebrations in Rhinelander will look a little different this year after the Common Council voted 5-3 Tuesday evening to cancel the annual Fourth of July Parade but go ahead with the fireworks display at Hodag Park. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Eighth and ninth cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Oneida County
Two more Oneida County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, as of Wednesday afternoon. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Liebscher remanded to jail following alleged bond violation
The 54-year-old Sugar Camp man accused of fatally striking a motorcyclist on State Highway 17 last August and fleeing the scene has been charged with felony bail jumping following an arrest on Memorial Day for consuming intoxicants. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Wausau man pleads guilty to 2017 Tomahawk murder
A 35-year-old Wausau man charged with killing a Tomahawk man back in 2017 changed his plea Tuesday morning in Lincoln County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Federal lawsuit filed over local public health authority
A group of 17 Wisconsin residents have filed a federal lawsuit against various public health officials, maintaining that local stay-at-home orders have violated their constitutional rights. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Rules committee objects to mandatory meningitis vaccine
A joint legislative rules committee has objected to a part of a proposed rule that would mandate meningitis vaccinations for all seventh-grade students in the state, with a booster shot in the 12th grade, but, given Wisconsin's largely intact passive rule review system, the rule will likely still be promulgated. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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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.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Community
'We did a very important job over there'
Not only did many people at home not thank Vietnam veterans for what they did, but they weren't interested in knowing about it. Tom Maloney of Rhinelander experienced this firsthand. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Ripco Credit Union announces expansion/remodeling project
Faced with a space shortage and looking to the future, Ripco Credit Union is planning an expansion project at its Sutliff Avenue headquarters in Rhinelander.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Nicolet College honored with national Promising Places to Work diversity award
Citing its commitment to diversity and inclusive learning and work environments, Nicolet College has been selected as a 2020 Promising Places to Work award winner by two national organizations that support diversity efforts by community colleges across the country.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Curbside pickup at the Rhinelander District Library
The Rhinelander District Library building remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however contact-free curbside pickup is now available.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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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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Opinions
The models aren't the problem
This past week, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes made some curious and telling remarks at a task force meeting he was leading on climate change.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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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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Sports
Column: Despite loss of handshakes, sportsmanship will continue in prep sports
There will be many concessions necessary to resume athletic competition in the wake of COVID-19, and shaking hands is one that must cease - at least for now. However, let's view this change as an opportunity to find new ways to showcase sportsmanship in high school sports.



Friday, May 29, 2020
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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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Outdoors
Anglers found success on first weekend of musky season
Opening weekend of musky season proved to be fruitful for many anglers. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Mosquito control can have unintended consequences
Today more than ever people are worried about sickness. Mosquitos are known to have the potential to carry some illnesses such as West Nile and others. For that reason, more residents of the Northwoods are thinking about ways to keep their distance from those pests. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 29, 2020
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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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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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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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FBLA/DECA food drive a success
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA Club collected a grand total of 1,820 food items for the local Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of its recent Trick or Can food drive.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Nicolet College Visit Day Oct. 27
Anyone thinking about attending Nicolet can learn more about the college, its academic programs, and the careers graduates can pursue during College Visit Day, Friday, Oct. 27.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Crescent students visit pumpkin patch
First graders from Crescent Elementary School visited Helene's Hilltop Orchard Oct. 13. At the Merrill orchard, the students were reminded that pumpkins are a sign of the harvest season.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
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