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Friday, February 22, 2019
Northern Edge goalie Alicia Turunen dazzled Tuesday night with a 51-save performance, but did not get the help she needed as Rhinelander/Antigo was blanked by Wisconsin Valley Union 4-0 in the WIAA sectional semifinals at Ice Hawks Arena.


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Court denies appeal in murder case
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The third district Court of Appeals in Wausau has rejected convicted double murderer Ashlee Martinson's bid for a new sentencing hearing. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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News
Jensen criticizes Oneida County's hiring practices
An Oneida County supervisor renewed this week his criticism of Oneida County's hiring practices - a policy of only hiring from within county government rather than posting open positions to the public, unless there is not an adequate pool among current employees to fill a position - and this time he was joined by a second supervisor who compared the process to the closed shops of labor unions. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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SkyWest extends third summer flight by 3 weeks
The director of the Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport announced Tuesday morning that the third round-trip flight to Minneapolis operated by SkyWest will now run from June 14 to Aug. 31. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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New policy on student activism passes first reading
Monday evening's School District of Rhinelander Board of Education meeting moved along relatively quickly until it came time for the first readings of three new policy proposals. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Minocqua man accused of having sexual contact with 3-year-old
A 43-year-old Minocqua man is facing an incest charge after his three-year-old child reported sexual touching that caused pain. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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School board renews NCES charter for five years
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to renew the charter contract to operate the Northwoods Community Elementary School for another five years. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Rhinelander man charged with child sexual assault bound over for trial
A 60-year-old Rhinelander man facing a total of eight charges - seven of them felonies - related to the alleged sexual abuse of a child has been bound over for further proceedings. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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LWVNOW to host discussion on the Electoral College system
The March meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) will take place at 1:30 p.m. March 12 in the Torpy Room of the Minocqua Public Library, 415 Menominee Street, Minocqua. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Community
Forward Rhinelander to announce 'Best of Rhinelander' winners Feb. 27
After tallying hundreds of votes, Forward Rhinelander is excited to announce 2019's "Best of Rhinelander" winners. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Library to host Dr. Seuss birthday bash Feb. 25
The whole family is invited to the Rhinelander District Library on Monday to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' 115th birthday. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Local history discussion to be held at VFW
There will be an opportunity to share and learn more about Rhinelander's past on Saturday, Feb. 23 starting at 10 a.m. at the VFW Ray Rousseau Post 3143, located at 120 Park Street in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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NATH sponsoring Brewers Fun Bus
Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc. (NATH) will host its second annual Milwaukee Brewers Fun Bus, sponsored by Ripco Credit Union, to benefit the Frederick Place homeless shelter. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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RAFP announces date change for CANtastic build event
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry has changed the build date for the 2019 CANtastic installations to Saturday, March 2. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Veterans Benefits Expo April 26
A multi-county Veterans Benefits Expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 at the Army National Guard Armory, 1136 Adams Way in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Trig's kicks off ninth annual Stuff-A-Truck to benefit local pantries
Trig's Grocery is kicking off its ninth annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive from Feb. 20 through March 12, benefitting local food pantries in seven communities. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Opinions
Writer supports Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court
To the Editor:

Mark the date. On Tuesday, April 2, we have the opportunity to vote for Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. The election will likely decide the balance of the court for the coming decade.


Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Writer offers advice to those who are nursing home bound
To the Editor:

I recently placed my mother into a nursing home. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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OUR VIEW
Socialists and communists have been spinning utopian fairy tales for well more than a century now, fairy tales that somehow end up as gruesome nightmares of economic and individual oppression. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Reader questions administrator's spending
To the Editor:

I have never worked in the public sector, i.e. government. For over 23 years I have had a career with an expense account.


Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Writer explains Super PACs
To the Editor:

Do you know what Super PACs are? (subscriber access)


Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Reader appalled by New York's Reproductive Health Act
To the Editor:

The line between good and evil has been crossed. (subscriber access)


Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Cole moves quickly to radicalize DNR
In late December, we warned that the selection of Preston Cole to run the state Department of Natural Resources was dangerous, not least because we believed Cole would attempt to remake the agency into one much like the DNR under former Gov. Jim Doyle - an agency whose bureaucrats and field staff pretty much terrorized citizens statewide.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Sports
Playoff march begins for Lady Hodags
Rhinelander opens tournament play tomorrow night against a familiar foe as Mosinee comes to town for a regional semifinal game at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium. The sixth-seeded Indians knocked off 11-seeded Wausau East 65-50 Tuesday in a regional quarterfinal game in Mosinee.



Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Hodag gymnasts to go for broke at sectionals
The RHS gymnastics team enters tomorrow night's WIAA Division 2 sectional meet in Antigo with the same expectations as the last few years - to try to end the season on a high note from a team perspective and to try to get at least one gymnast to qualify for state as an individual.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Defense dooms Hodag hoops down stretch vs. Rapids
Wisconsin Rapids scored 43 second-half points and edged away from the RHS boys' basketball team to a 67-60 win in a seesaw battle Monday at the Lincoln High School Fieldhouse.



Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Ty Springer finishes seventh at state ski meet
Ty Springer had an impressive run for the Rhinelander/Northland Pines Alpine ski team at the WIARA state meet.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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YMCA youth T-Ball program to begin in March
The YMCA of the Northwoods is preparing for the Winter 2 session of indoor co-ed youth T-Ball.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Alexis Kriesel cashes in for Hodags at district bowling tournament
A strong opening game helped Rhinelander/Elcho club bowler Alexis Kriesel earn some scholarship money over the weekend at the Wisconsin High School Bowling Club District 9 singles tournament.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Shoutouts & Callouts
It's difficult to put into words exactly the legacy the 2018-19 Rhinelander High School boys' swim team leaves behind, but coach Jenny Heck tried anyway moments after Rhinelander's best showing at the WIAA state meet in 25 years.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Outdoors
2019 Lions Club Fisheree
The 43rd annual Lions Club Fisheree drew ice anglers of all ages to Rhinelander's Boom Lake Feb. 9 and 10. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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natural reaction
The Lakeland hockey teams aren't the only ones competing on the ice this season, and the basketball teams are not the only ones scoring buckets. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Natural Resources Board approves department questions for spring hearings
Each April the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) holds a spring hearing in each county in the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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GLIFWC study: Climate change and painted turtles
The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) recently assessed 60 species of fish and wildlife important to tribal members in an effort to determine how they might be impacted by a warming climate. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Payment for Positives Program presented to the Natural Resources Board
Ahead of the spring hearings in April, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC), represented by Larry Bonde, recently brought several questions to the Natural Resources Board for possible inclusion on the spring hearings questionnaire. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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the lake where you live
As you travel to different lakes, you might have seen signs at boat landings warning about mercury content in the fish. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
Among the tiny creatures that float in our lakes, the Daphnia (water fleas) are arguably the most important. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Education
School district tweaks schedule to make up snow days
Bitter cold, ice and heavy snow has pummeled the Northwoods over the last several weeks, forcing the School District of Rhinelander to cancel classes on several occasions. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Zones of Regulation a positive tool at the schools
Last fall, the School District of Rhinelander implemented a new system called Zones of Regulation to help students understand their emotions and regulate their behavior. (subscriber acccess)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School has announced its Students of the Month for January 2019. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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RHS announces first semester honor roll
To achieve honor roll status, Rhinelander High School students must take 4 or more classes and earn a GPA of 3.50 or higher. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Future business leaders get an early start at regionals
On Saturday, Feb. 2, Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA members competed in Nekoosa for FBLA Regionals against approximately 600 members in the North/Central Wisconsin area. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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NCES hosts Technology Showcase event
On Jan. 17, Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) invited families to learn how their children were using technology. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Attendance is important
School is important; for learning academics, for social-emotional development, for preparing the next group of leaders and multiple other wholesome reasons.(subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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