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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Rhinelander sophomore Malia Francis was nearly flawless on Friday night, winning a pair of Division 2 state titles during the WIAA state girls' swim meet at the UW-Natatorium.


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Council votes to establish consulting relationship with economic development firm, pursue WEDC grant for downtown project
The Rhinelander Common Council is moving forward in establishing a consulting relationship with the Madison firm Redevelopment Resources that could lead to the firm managing the city tax incremental financing districts and providing assistance as the council continues to evaluate a request from Advanced Barrier Extrusions (ABX) for $1 million in public sector money to complete an expansion project. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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News
Florence County votes to become Second Amendment sanctuary
The Florence County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to become a Second Amendment sanctuary county, becoming the first county in Wisconsin to join a movement that in the past year has begun to grow rapidly across the country. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Oneida Vilas Transit Commission to consider new route for 2020
The Oneida Vilas Transit Commission last week discussed the two new proposed routes for 2020. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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St. Germain native shot, killed in Alaska
A St. Germain soldier is dead after his roommate fatally shot him with an AR-15 rifle in Anchorage, Alaska. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Vilas County Board of Adjustment stays the course in Carlin water case
It took nearly five and a half hours - including a two-and-a- half hour closed session - but the Vilas County Board of Adjustment last week voted 4-0 to uphold the interpretation of portions of the county zoning ordinance as it pertains to plans for hauling water from the Carlin Club well in Presque Isle. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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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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Community
Peoples State Bank collects more than 7,500 items in military care package drive
Peoples State Bank customers, employees, and the general public donated more than 7,500 items, and over $1,345 in cash, as part of the bank's annual military care package donation drive, bank officials announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Rhinelander memory care clinic recognized at Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute's annual event
A Rhinelander memory care clinic was recognized as a featured clinic at the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute (WAI) annual event, held Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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YMCA of the Northwoods hosts indoor farmers market
The YMCA of the Northwoods in Rhinelander is hosting an indoor farmers market on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon through the fall and winter. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Bringing the art to healing: Tewinkle's work featured at Woodruff clinic
The sterile white walls and unfamiliar smells of a clinic or hospital, paired with the unease of being sick, can cause discomfort to any patient, but for the chronically ill, it is often a way of life. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Caring for the family caregiver: Ways to manage your health and well-being while supporting others
(BPT) - Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness is something millions of Americans do every day. Whether it is a parent, spouse, extended family member or friend, the stress of caring for another adult can take a toll. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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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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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
Winnicki, medley relay reach podium as Hodags place 5th at state meet
Rhinelander had two other podium finishes to go along with Malia Francis' state titles in the 100-yard butterfly and backstroke as the Hodags placed fifth overall in the 38-team Division 2 state field at the UW-Natatorium.



Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Lady Hodags show rust at scrimmage
The Hodags struggled from the field, and with ball security, as they unofficially dropped three out of four sessions in a scrimmage at JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Team review: RHS cross country
Though the Rhinelander High School cross country team has had a couple of standout athletes during coach M.J. Laggis' tenure, team results have eluded the Hodags in a tough Great Northern Conference.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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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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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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