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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Two of Rhinelander's four wrestling sectional qualifiers moved on to the WIAA state meet as 113-pounder Tim Fox and 220-pounder Ben Sinclair advanced with runner-up finishes in their weight classes.


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Oneida County to consider Second Amendment resolution
The Oneida County Board's public safety committee revisited a resolution Thursday declaring the county's support for Second Amendment rights with the intent to bring it to the full county board. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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News
County committee reviews traffic safety summary
The Oneida County Traffic Safety Committee reviewed a report Tuesday on crash statistics from 2019, as well as an overall traffic safety summary from the Division of State Patrol Bureau of Transportation Safety and Technical Services (BOTSTS). (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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High court won't hear Oneida County OWI case
The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced Friday it will not hear an appeal of a conviction stemming from a 2016 Oneida County OWI accident, leaving the defendant's conviction to stand. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Three Illinois men die in weekend snowmobile accidents
Two Illinois men died as the result of two separate snowmobile accidents in Vilas County on Saturday, Feb. 22, and another Illinois resident was killed in a third snowmobile accident in Iron County on Sunday, Feb. 23. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Elder abuse cases on the rise
The Northwoods population continues to age, but resources for elder care are inequitable, few and declining, the Vilas County Social Services Committee learned at its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Assembly passes tax cut, dairy legislation
The Wisconsin Assembly concluded its last regular floor session of the year last week with a full slate of votes, including a vote to send a $248 million tax cut to Gov. Tony Evers for his signature. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Primary boosts turnout in Rhinelander District 5; county also sees increase
This week's primary election prompted an upturn in voter turnout in both the City of Rhinelander and Oneida County, with Rhinelander aldermanic district 5 seeing an especially significant bump, local election officials report. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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School board determines only AP courses will be 'weighted'
The thorny question of whether Rhinelander High School should offer weighted classes to those students who are able to handle more rigorous coursework - and which courses should be given the "weighted" designation - advanced to the full school board Monday evening where it was resolved with a 5-3 vote to retain the weighted designation for Advanced Placement classes only. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Community
Relay for Life of the Northwoods daffodil sale benefits cancer patients and their families
Relay for Life of the Northwoods is bursting into spring with their annual Daffodil Days event, a colorful campaign which raises funds for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life to support groundbreaking cancer research, patient services and other cancer society programs. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Storm spotter class to be held in Rhinelander March 17
The National Weather Service will present a course on "Being a Storm Spotter, Thunderstorm Safety, Severe Weather Identification and Reporting Procedures" next month in Oneida County. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Cardiac rehabilitation emphasizes heart health with education and exercise
​Regaining strength and adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle after a heart event are important steps toward healing and long-term quality of life. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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An evening of music and poetry at 'In Progress'
The soft glow of incandescent aquamarine and amaranth dance to the tune of a single guitarist plucking his strings on stage, his ballad reverberating in the intimate space as the audience hangs on every last note. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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RHS Class of 1970 seeks classmates
The Rhinelander Union High School Class of 1970, is planning their 50th class reunion to be held in August. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Final Warm for Winter giveaway of the season Feb. 29
The final Warm for Winter giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29, at Friendly Village, 900 Boyce Drive in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Food pantry in final stages of remodeling project
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry (RAFP) has reached the final stages of a remodeling project that began last year with a kitchen upgrade and expanded from there. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Opinions
Capitalist liberty or socialist utopian equality
It is said that if you continue to sacrifice liberty to achieve individual equality, you will soon have little of either.1 (sbusbscriber access)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Assessing the character of political candidates
To the Editor:

We all have a good idea as to when a person has "people person" qualities.

The first people person I met in the early years of my life was the principal of the Rhinelander Junior High.


Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Our View
At a recent county public hearing to consider a hotel project planned for Hwy. 51 where once stood the Bay View Inn and a laundromat, the project's developer, Glenn Schiffmann, who was obviously exasperated, said what many in the room must have been thinking: There's just too much government. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Sunlight is the best disinfectant
To the Editor:

Why don't you feel as though the Trump tax cuts helped you? (subscriber access)
(2 comments)


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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Our View
The Republican and Democratic primaries for the seventh congressional district are Tuesday - the winners will face each other in May to determine who replaces Republican Sean Duffy as our representative in Congress - and in both parties the choice is straightforward and clear. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Our View
As on the Republican side, the Democratic primary for the seventh congressional district this coming Tuesday - the winners will face each other in May to determine who replaces Republican Sean Duffy as our representative in Congress -offers a clear choice. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Seek the wisdom of the children
To the Editor:

To quote John Denver: "It is here where we must begin to seek the wisdom of the children." (subscriber access)


Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Sports
Lady Hodags down Tomahawk 70-15, complete second perfect GNC season
Friday night's game was never in doubt as the Hodags used a 29-0 run in the first half to put Tomahawk to bed early, cruising to a 70-15 win at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Hodag hockey will look to use same recipe as underdog vs. Mosinee in sectional semis
Following a playoff upset Thursday night, the Rhinelander High School boys' hockey team will try to keep its Cinderella run in the WIAA Division 2 tournament alive tonight at Mosinee in the sectional final round.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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RHS swimmers record only 1 top-10, place 14th at WIAA D2 state meet
A storybook ending for the the RHS boys' swim team was not in the cards Friday night. Rhinelander failed to reach the podium with any of its nine entries and finished 14th overall in the WIAA Division 2 state meet in Madison.



Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Hodag hoops uses big runs to down Tomahawk 84-41
Drake Martin led four Hodag players in double figures with 15 points and the Hodags pulled away to an 84-41 victory over the Hatchets at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Hodag gymnasts finish second at GNC meet
The Rhinelander High School gymnastics team knew its fate was pretty much sealed, in terms of a Great Northern Conference championship, entering Saturday's GNC meet in Park Falls.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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RIA to hold Spring Learn to Skate session
Rhinelander Ice Association is offering a Spring Learn to Skate session. Skating will be held Tuesday and Friday evenings beginning March 3 and ending April 10 (no skating March 24 or 27 due to ice availability for the annual figure skating show).



Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Van Zile sets RHS all-time scoring mark as Lady Hodags edge Marshfield 50-47
Kenedy Van Zile hit a big 3 at the start of Thursday night's non-conference game against Marshfield and another one toward the end.

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Outdoors
Lead toxicity still an issue for raptors
Raptors such as bald eagles cannot metabolize lead and other substances, causing a variety of problems that can result in death.
Raptors such as bald eagles cannot metabolize lead and other substances, causing a variety of problems that can result in death.
According to Amanda Walsh of the Northwoods Wildlife Center, the local wildlife rehabilitation center has taken in six bald eagles since October 2019, all of whuch had some lead toxicity, and some of them had to be euthanized because the levels of lead in their systems were too high to be treated. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Fish Like A Girl
I hear so many people talking down about the "next generation," just as my parents did about my generation and their parents did before them. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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High school clay shooting event to be held in Harshaw this May
The Harshaw Sports Club and the Chequamegon High School S.E.a.L shooting team will once again hold a Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) youth clay event at the Sports Club on Rocky Run Road. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Natural Resources Board agrees to zero bag walleye limit on Minocqua Chain for one more year
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Meredith Penthorn brought an emergency rule to the Natural Resources Board (NRB) recently asking to close the Minocqua Chain to walleye harvest for one more year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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The Lake Where You Live
We all learned about erosion in grade school - how poor stewardship causes the losses of massive amounts of soil to the ravages of water and wind. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Woodland property stewards find opportunities to learn at the Wisconsin Coverts Workshop
Productive and healthy woodlands are important to the Northwoods. Many residents and visitors would like to know more about how to manage the lands under their control for the benefit of a variety of wildlife species, but may not know where to turn. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Fish Like A Girl
A big event every year for lake and river stewards is the Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention. The 2020 convention will be held April 1-3 at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point, organizers have announced. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Education
Rhinelander student and teacher receive Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards
A Rhinelander teacher and student are among 312 Wisconsin students, teachers and principals honored this year by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Rhinelander students show off artwork in public exhibition
Students from across the School District of Rhinelander (SDR) were invited to showcase their works of art to friends and family during the opening reception of ArtStart's community exhibition on Feb. 12. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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JWMS peace crane project raises $190 for NATH
James Williams Middle School (JWMS) students and Rhinelander Partners in Education (PIE) worked together on a community service learning project during the months of December and January. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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NCES students celebrate 100th day of school term
The kindergarten and first-grade students at Northwoods Community Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school on Feb. 10 by participating in a variety of reading, writing and math activities, school officials said in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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RHS mock trial team places second at Wausau regional tournament
The Rhinelander High School mock trial team placed second in a regional tournament held last Saturday at the Marathon County Courthouse. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Supporting STEM Scouts
The members of the local Steelworkers' Union #2-15 employed at Ahlstrom-Munksjo recently donated $500 to the STEM Scouts program in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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School Forest Advisory Committee receives award for promoting good forest stewardship
The School Forest Advisory Committee for the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom (CAVOC) in Rhinelander recently received the "Chairman's Special Achievement" award from Bob Hermes, President of the Lumberjack Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc., as part of their 2020 Sustainable Forestry Award program. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 8, 2020
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