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Sunday, January 19, 2020
Huge Wiese pinned Brady Abb 36 seconds into the first period to give Rhinelander a 40-33 over Lakeland in the second annual Handrick Hammer match, in honor of former Rhinelander and Lakeland assistant wrestling coach Tom Handrick.


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School district mulling solutions to space shortage concerns
The School District of Rhinelander is clearing hurdles as it works toward its goal of opening the Hodag Sports Complex this fall. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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News
Lawmakers, realtors launch effort to preserve riparian rights
Conservative lawmakers in the state Legislature and a group spearheaded by the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) have launched an effort to preserve what they say is an endangered right of pier placement on the state's flowages, after a Supreme Court ruling denied such rights to property owners in 2018. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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St. Germain board to pose Second Amendment sanctuary question to voters via referendum
The St. Germain town board voted Monday to take the question of whether their community should be a "Second Amendment sanctuary" to the voters in the form of a referendum. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Lake Tomahawk board hears question about PFAS
Recent issues the city of Rhinelander has experienced regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination was the basis for a question posed to the Lake Tomahawk town board last week. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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School district may add multi-purpose room, new office at Crescent Elementary
School District of Rhinelander officials are considering adding a large multi-purpose room to Crescent Elementary School, along with other modifications, using $1 million set aside in this year's budget. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Rhinelander man changes plea in sexual assault case
A 22-year-old Rhinelander man facing five felony counts and two misdemeanors related to the alleged physical and sexual assault of an elderly town of Pelican woman in her home in June 2018 entered no contest pleas Tuesday afternoon to two amended charges. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Four to vie for three school board seats
The field is set for the April 7 general election to fill three seats on the School District of Rhinelander Board of Education. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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dog licensing helps humane society
Brady, adopted from the Oneida County Humane Society in 2015, gets his annual license, and he wants to remind Oneida County dog owners that when a dog is licensed, owners are not only following the law but are helping support the services of OCHS, allowing them to help more animals like him. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Community
Food pantry invites groups to register for CANtastic fundraiser
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry (RAFP) will hold its 10th annual CANtastic fundraiser Feb. 22 at the Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Want to become a Master Gardener? Applications available for volunteer program
The Oneida County UW-Extension will host Master Gardener Volunteer Training from Jan. 23 to April 16. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Rhinelander Turkey Trot raises money for local charities
Funds raised on Thanksgiving Day during the 2019 Turkey Trot in Rhinelander were presented to representatives of the Rhinelander Salvation Army on Friday, Jan. 10. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Walk to Respect Life Jan. 18 in Rhinelander
Rhinelander's Nativity of Our Lord Church, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly and area Respect Life organizations are sponsoring a multi-faith service, testimonials and Walk to Respect Life from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 to precede the National Walk for Life later in the week in Washington D.C. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Minocqua Aglow to meet Jan. 18
Pastor Cheryl Dixon Colburn will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 18 Minocqua Aglow meeting. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Enchanted Doll Club to meet Jan. 23
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Library. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Ripco Food Drive Challenge returns
Ripco Credit Union is again undertaking a Food Drive Challenge to help ensure that the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry will continue to be well-stocked with healthy food and positioned to help community members who depend on the food pantry's help in providing nutritious meals for their families. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Opinions
Our View
It was a sweet and important win for the average person and for accountability when, as we report in today's edition, cable giant CNN agreed last week to settle a defamation suit filed by Kentucky high school student Nick Sandmann, who counterpunched against the network for painting him as a racist. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Reader wants 'a fair election process'
To the Editor:

For some, the prospect of greater democracy is alarming. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Reader supports Zunker for Congress
To the Editor:

I am urging everyone in Wisconsin's 7th Congressional district to support Tricia Zunker for Congress. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Rog shares message with community
To the Editor:

It is bittersweet decision that I have opted not to run for re-election in District 5 in the City of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Our View
Remember the good old days when politicians talked about policy? (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Treasurers issue tax bill reminder
To the Editor:

Property taxpayers should have received their 2019 tax bills. Pay your local treasurer at this time! If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact your county or your local treasurer. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, January 7, 2020
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Pollution records must be open
Just shy of two years ago, this column explored the heightened importance of open government when public health is at risk. Multiple examples showed the government was not sharing timely information with the public, or even other branches of government, on issues such as clean drinking water and chronic wasting disease. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
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Sports
Short-handed Hodag swimmers get past Antigo 117-35
The Hodags won nine of the 11 events as they defeated the Red Robins for the second time in 10 days, this one a 117-35 victory at Antigo's McKenna Aquatic Center.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Photos: Bantams take 2nd at home tourney
The Rhinelander Ice Association's Bantam hockey team took second at its home tournament held Jan. 10-12 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.



Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Photo: RBA 8th graders win Crandon tournament
The Rhinelander Basketball Association's eighth-grade boys' basketball team took first place at a tournament in Crandon Saturday, Jan. 11.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Weather update: Jan. 17
The following RHS sporting events have been postponed for Friday, Jan. 17:

Girls' basketball vs. Marshfield - rescheduled for Feb. 20

Boys' basketball at Marshfield - rescheduled for Feb. 24

Girls' hockey vs. Chippewa Falls/Menomonie (at Antigo) - Rescheduled for Feb. 13


Friday, January 17, 2020
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Lakeland uses fast start to beat Rhinelander hockey 7-2
Lakeland scored four times in the first period and cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Hodags in a Great Northern Conference contest at the Lakeland Ice Arena.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Hodag skiers open season at Granite Peak
Rhinelander/Northland Pines kicked off the Northern Conference season Tuesday at Granite Peak in Wausau.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Hodag gymnasts finish strong on floor in dual meet loss to Rapids
Lilli Bishop and Bridget Koser went 1-2 for the Hodags on floor exercise, the highlight in a 119.7-107.4 loss to the Raiders at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Outdoors
Fish Like A Girl
Free Fishing Weekend is upon us, and what better time to Fish Like a Girl! Or a guy. Or a German shepard, for that matter. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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NRB hears bear, raccoon rule changes
Last month's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting brought approval of some rule change packages that have been in the works for several months. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Smart, sober driving is season-long lesson of International Snowmobile Safety Week
Snowmobilers enjoying Wisconsin's trails often hear conservation wardens stressing the importance of safety, staying sober and being smart, which also are among the top priorities promoted during International Snowmobile Safety Week, Jan. 18-26. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Kids Ice Fishing Day to be held Feb. 1
Northwoods Muskies Inc. will present Kids Ice Fishing Day at Mielke Bay on Big Arbor Vitae Lake from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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DNR seeks nominations for Hunter Ethics Award
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for its annual Wisconsin Hunter Ethics Award. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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The Lake Where You Live
How clear is your lake? Is it getting clearer or less so with time? What is its trophic state? How deep is it at the deepest point? What's the acreage? (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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16th annual NYDHC banquet a rewarding experience
The deer harvest was down this year across the state, and especially up north, but that didn't dampen the spirits of the 170 youth hunters who participated in this year's Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge (NYDHC). (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 11, 2020
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Education
Pelican fourth-grade students demonstrate math skills, show off art projects during Family Night
Despite wintry weather, Pelican Elementary School fourth-grade families held a Family Night event Jan. 9. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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FBLA/DECA collects 650 pairs of jeans
The Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Jeans for Teens drive has come to an end and over 650 pairs of jeans were collected, the club announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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Kiwanis Honors
The Kiwanis Club of Rhinelander honored two outstanding Rhinelander High School seniors at a recent weekly meeting. Drake Martin participates in football, basketball, and track and field. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
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AmeriGas Propane donates $250 to Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA Club
AmeriGas Propane recently donated $250 to the FBLA/DECA Club at Rhinelander High School, according to a School District of Rhinelander press release.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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RHS Student Council completes 'Angel Tree' project
The Rhinelander High School Student Council recently took part in an Angel Tree project. Students, staff and community members were encouraged to visit the RHS Activities Office and take an ornament off the Christmas tree located there.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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NCES holiday Concert
Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) students performed a holiday concert Dec. 20.

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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NCES Culture Club students visit Newswatch 12
Culture Club students from Northwoods Community Elementary School recently visited WJFW Newswatch 12. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 28, 2019
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