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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Rhinelander's woes, especially on the defensive end of the floor, continued Friday night as it allowed Northland Pines to shoot nearly 54% from the field and rally for a 75-71 win to open the Great Northern Conference season.


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Mayor releases DHS letter supporting closure of Well 8
Rhinelander mayor Chris Frederickson has released a letter from the state Department of Health Services supporting his late November decision to take municipal well 8 out of service due to per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination.

Monday, December 9, 2019
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News
Oneida County committee revisits PTO concerns
The Oneida County board's labor relations and employee services committee is once again discussing the county's paid time off (PTO) system of compensation. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Work begins on updating city zoning code
The consultant hired by the Rhinelander City Council to conduct a land development audit and update the city's zoning ordinances met with the city's planning commission last Tuesday to present a report on the project. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Public works committee supports Three Lakes sign request
The Oneida County board's public works committee on Thursday approved a request from the town of Three Lakes for use of county property for the placement of a town sign. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Camp American Legion to get a new snowplow
Camp American legion will soon have a new plow truck, a 2019 Ram 3/4 ton pickup. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Seed sowing party brings native plant benefits to the Northwoods
Pollinators are responsible for much of the food on our tables as well as in our grocery stores, especially specialty organic markets. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Council takes no action Monday in response to City Hall investigation
Daniel R. Guild remains the chief executive officer of the City of Rhinelander as the Rhinelander Common Council took no action Monday evening in response to the Oneida County sheriff's department's ongoing investigation of alleged misconduct in office and tampering with a public document.

Monday, December 9, 2019
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'We're halfway through it': Engineer offers status report on Stevens Street project
As orange season has given way to a deep blanket of snow, work on the City of Rhinelander's $18 million Stevens Street reconstruction project is on hold until the spring of 2020. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Community
Whisker Wonderland to raise funds for Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life/Bark for Life movement continues this week with Whisker Wonderland. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Park City receives dementia friendly certification
Like many regions across the country, the Northwoods is seeing an increase in its population of older adults, many of whom are active in the community. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Community Christmas Dinner to be served Dec. 25
The Rhinelander Lions Club and volunteers will host a free Community Christmas Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 25 at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 125 E. King St., Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Catch a sneak peek of the Lights of the Northwoods
Following tonight's Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade and tree lighting in downtown, area residents are invited to take a sneak peek at the third annual Lights of the Northwoods display at Hodag Park. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Santa Claus is coming to town: Christmas parade, tree lighting Dec. 7
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand Saturday evening, Dec. 7 for the annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony in downtown Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Salvation Army bell ringers needed
The Rhinelander and Minocqua Salvation Army chapters are in need of more bell ringers. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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CoVantage Cares Foundation pledges $150,000 in matching funds
CoVantage Cares Foundation has announced the kickoff of its annual two-week fundraising campaign. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Opinions
Reader ponders matters of conscience and faith
To the Editor:

This is the season to disengage the autopilot and take a hands-on approach with our conscience and faith. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Your Right to Know
You can walk into City Hall asking to see records without ever having to give your name. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Our View
Oneida County has a big decision to make, and taxpayers should look closely at what they choose to do. (subscriber access)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Lessons of service
Veterans serve our nation with honor. None of us did it for the money, the medals or the accolades. We are deployed to places where everyday citizens are oppressed, facing enemies that stand for tyranny and terror. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Fixing local government: Is it impossible?
To the Editor:

"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

In the midst of ongoing chaos at City Hall, I'd like to acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of support for my role in trying to move our city forward, while also taking on the much more difficult (and for now seemingly impossible) job of trying to keep our government within the law.
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Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Our View
Only days ago we opined in these pages about the terrible state of open government in the Northwoods, in Wisconsin, and indeed across the entire country. We wrote then that open government was in trouble, with a capital T, and we still believe it is. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Our View
We begin this week by quoting the words of the immortal Harold Hill in "The Music Man":

"Friend, either you're closing your eyes To a situation you do not wish to acknowledge, Or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated .... Well, ya got trouble, my friend, right here, I say, trouble right here in River City." (subscriber access)


Saturday, November 23, 2019
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Sports
Van Zile breaks RHS all-time scoring mark as Lady Hodags down Eagles
Kenedy Van Zile is now the most prolific scorer in Rhinelander High School girls' basketball history. The senior guard scored 32 points Friday night, and broke Becky Knutson's all-time record, as the Lady Hodags pulled away to a 79-38 win over Northland Pines.





Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Slow start costs Northern Edge in 3-1 loss to Arrowhead
Arrowhead scored three times in the first - including a pair of goals in the final 1 minute, 18 seconds of the period - which proved to be the difference as it defeated the Northern Edge 3-1 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.



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Hodag gymnasts take 2nd in season opener
The first meet of the season for the Rhinelander High School gymnastics team affirmed preseason thoughts about the Great Northern Conference Small division. The Hodags have a solid squad but they are looking up at a Medford team that is on a whole other level.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Hodag wrestlers finish 7th at Wausau West Duals
Rhinelander won its final match of the day, edging Sauk Prairie 42-34, to finish seventh in the eight-team multi-dual meet in Wausau.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Ashwaubenon roughs up Hodag hockey 7-1
Kole Altergott scored twice, and Teig Driessen added three assists, as the Jaguars defeated the Hodags 7-1 at the Cornerstone Community Center in Green Bay.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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RHS alumni swim meet to be held Dec. 28
The Rhinelander High School alumni swim meet will be held Saturday, Dec. 28 at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Hockey: No. 2 Northland Pines scores 7 in third, routs Hodags 12-2
The Eagles scored seven times in the final frame - including four by senior Harmon Marien - and routed the Hodags 12-2 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Outdoors
DNR reports drastic drop in deer harvest numbers
The preliminary harvest totals from Wisconsin's traditional nine-day gun deer hunt are in and they reveal the 2019 season was some tough hunting. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Natural Reaction
A couple weeks ago, I was watching out my window at work as the day got cloudier and windier with each passing hour. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Snowmobile update
With two major snowstorms hitting the Northwoods over the last week, snowmobilers are no doubt chomping at the bit to fire up their sleds and hit the trails. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
As I wrote this last Sunday, we had the better part of 2 feet of snow, much of it the heavy kind, on our lakes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Opening weekend harvest numbers down
The preliminary harvest totals from opening weekend of the gun deer season are in and the numbers are down from a year ago. This year in Wisconsin, 90,286 deer were harvested by gun and registered during the opening weekend in comparison to 123,090 deer taken during the 2018 opener. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Natural reaction
For opening day of deer hunting this year I returned to my hometown and my home marsh, which I have not hunted for years. Located just outside of Beaver Dam, Shaw Marsh is 900 acres of public wilderness surrounded by an ocean of farm fields. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Wild science
One of Wisconsin's great treasures is its abundance and diversity of wildlife. From bears and beavers to ducks and deer, the Dairy State has it all. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Education
Sounds of the season: School district announces holiday concert schedule
School District of Rhinelander students will be performing holiday vocal and instrumental concerts over the next two weeks. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Random Act of Kindness at Pelican School
School counselor Lacey Sikora was recently recognized by her peers for her outstanding work as a counselor at Pelican Elementary School. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Kiwanis honors
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander recognized two outstanding Rhinelander High School seniors at a recent meeting. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Nativity Catholic School announces first quarter honor roll
The following students were named to Nativity Catholic School's first quarter honor roll. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Rhinelander High School named a state finalist in national STEM contest
Approximately 100 Rhinelander High School students working on possible solutions to the community's water contamination problem are state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Kindness matters at Pelican
Mrs. Belanger's students have been learning all about the word kindness in morning meetings. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Crescent school students make cards and letters for veterans
Mrs. May's fifth-grade class at Crescent Elementary School recently made cards and letters for local veterans, family and staff members in honor of the veterans that have served, or those who continue to serve, our country. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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