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Friday, April 19, 2019
The Hodags cruised in every match and defeated Wausau Newman 7-0 in a Great Northern Conference dual in Rhinelander.


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OC board kills Petco study committee
In a sweeping and dramatic reversal Tuesday, the Oneida County Board of Supervisors abruptly ended its consideration of buying the Petco facility in Rhinelander, both rejecting funds to carry out a structural assessment and disbanding the committee it established to study the feasibility of a purchase. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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News
District will not renew charter contract for NCES
The School District of Rhinelander Board of Education learned Monday that changes to state laws governing charter schools have made it prohibitive for the Northwoods Community Elementary School to continue as a charter school under the district's control. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Witnesses recall April 28, 1982 as Mendez murder trial continues
Six witnesses testified Tuesday in the murder of trial of Robin "Bob" Mendez. All of the witnesses had contact with either the defendant, his wife, Barbara, or both of them on April 28, 1982, the day Barbara was bludgeoned to death at the former Park City Credit Union in Minocqua. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Rhinelander man charged in 2018 assault outside tavern
A 27-year-old Rhinelander man has been charged with sexually assaulting a nearly unconscious woman outside a local establishment nearly a year ago. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Man accused of sending inappropriate text messages to minor
A 29-year-old Rhinelander man is facing a felony charge of exposing a child to harmful descriptions after he allegedly sent a series of inappropriate text messages to a teenage relative. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Grow North annual meeting May 23
The housing shortage in the Northwoods will be a topic of discussion when Grow North holds its annual meeting May 23 at the Nicolet College Northwoods Center. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Administrative Professionals Day event April 24 at Nicolet
Administrative professionals and those working in similar positions are invited to attend Nicolet College's Administrative Professional Day Event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, in Tamarack Center rooms 202 and 204. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Heck Capital Advisors embraces autism awareness Month
The Heck Capital Advisors building at 15 E. Anderson Street in Rhinelander has been illuminated in blue during the month of April in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Community
Mayor declares April 24 Federation Day in Rhinelander
Mayor Chris Frederickson has signed an official proclamation declaring April 24 Federation Day in the City of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest winners announced
The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Rhinelander Woman's Club has announced the winning artwork of the annual Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest for middle school students. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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LPAA to present The Jersey Tenors May 3
The Jersey Tenors are on tour in the Midwest and will appear in Minocqua on Friday, May 3 at the Lakeland Union High School Theatre under the sponsorship of the Lakeland Performing Arts Association as part of its current series of performances. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Wabeno Players to hold auditions for musical 'Working' on April 22, 23
The Wabeno Players will hold open auditions for the musical "Working' at 6 p.m. April 22 and 23. The auditions will be held at Madonna Hall (1793 elm Ave., Wabeno, WI 54566). (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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St. Matthias to host annual Sing-Along Messiah April 28
St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Minocqua will host its annual Sing-Along Messiah from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Brokers Bar supports NATH-Frederick Place
NATH-Frederick Place recently received a donation from Brokers Bar. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Rhinelander Lions support NATH-Frederick Place
NATH-Frederick Place recently received a donation from the Rhinelander Lions Club. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Opinions
Our view
Well, the Petco fiasco is behind us, and we have a lot more to say about that topic another time, but what caught our eye in Tuesday's county board debate were remarks by supervisor Bob Mott, when he talked about why the county needed to keep the Petco study committee going. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Reader supports city employees
I don't feel I am seeing the transparency we were promised during the mayoral campaign and it is so disillusioning.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW: Don't purge records of expunged cases
Wisconsin legislators are looking to reform current law governing the expungement of criminal records.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Open Book meetings start this month
We would like to remind property taxpayers to talk with their assessor or attend their Town/City Open Book meeting to review the assessment roll if they question the assessed value of their property.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Our view
People and pundits everywhere are still scratching their heads over last Tuesday's state Supreme Court race, and there are probably as many theories as there are pundits about what conservative judge Brian Hagedorn's apparent upset victory over liberal judge Lisa Neubauer means. (subscriber access)

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Reader shares thoughts on football program
To the Editor:

Having only lived in Rhinelander for only a few short years, I am a little baffled by the condition that the football program is in over the past 20-30 years. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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OUR VIEW
A television commercial for cold medicine keeps coming to mind as we ponder the state of Rhinelander city government. (subscriber access)
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Friday, April 5, 2019
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Sports
Weather tracker
The number of Rhinelander High School varsity spring sporting events canceled, postponed or relocated due to the winter weather. (Updated 4/18)

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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WIAA board approves football-only conferences
STEVENS POINT - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control passed a statewide football-only conference realignment proposal and supported a raise in ticket prices for sectional and state tournaments at its April meeting Tuesday.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Drake, Riopel and Schmidt to be inducted into Hodag HOF
Three Rhinelander High School alumni who had distinguished prep sports careers will be inducted into the Rhinelander Athletic Booster Club's Hodag Hall of Fame next month.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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RHS soccer teams to hold bowling fundraiser May 17
A bowling fundraiser to benefit the Rhinelander High School boys' and girls' soccer teams will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Hodag Lanes in Rhinelander.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Shoutouts & Callouts
A couple of short years ago, Tiger Woods was written off as done. Finished.

The doubters, myself included, were wrong - dead wrong.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Youth 3-on-3 league a throwback to days of pickup hockey
The winter hockey season finally came to an end last Monday night, with the Rhinelander Ice Arena holding the final night of its spring 3-on-3 program.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Photos: Rhinelander youth wrestling tournament
The Rhinelander Wrestling Club held its annual Rhinelander Wrestling Invitational youth wrestling tournament at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium Saturday, April 6.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Outdoors
WFT and GLIFWC to do walleye count on Lake Minocqua
Walleye on the Minocqua chain of lakes are a treasure to all who fish them, and never has that been more apparent than over the last four years when an unprecedented collaboration of conservation groups, tribes, and government has been conducting a massive effort to strengthen their population. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Natural reaction: Seeing eye to eye with severe storms
Spring storms will soon be hovering above the Northwoods, and thankfully, there will be plenty of trained, local eyes on the skies watching for signs of severe weather. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Annual DNR spring hearings and WCC meetings held Monday
The annual spring fish and wildlife public hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) county meetings were held all across the state Monday night. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Hibernation study shows human impact
As winter comes to a close, several species of animals are waking up from hibernation. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Natural Reaction
The extensive interview I conducted with Leon "Buckshot" Anderson for a feature story published recently in the Lakeland Times, was like an awesome history class. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Planning continues on Torch Lake campground expansion
The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation, and Land committee received some good news at its meeting Tuesday concerning the future of the sewage system at Torch Lake Campground. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Minocqua Chamber welcomes Central Wisconsin River Series
The Central Wisconsin River Series will once again be holding its two-day championship bass tournament on the Lake Minocqua Chain. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Education
Intense learning for Hodags during 2019 Spring Break in Spain
Yes, 27 students from the Spanish Club of Rhinelander High School (RHS) visited the land of Cervantes, España. Led by trip leader Señora Mara Krueger and assisted by chaperones Taylor Kloehn, Linda Goldsworthy, Denise Zalewski and Kelli Jacobi. These students had the time of their lives on a tour of Toledo, Granada, Ronda, Seville, Córdoba and Madrid.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Rhinelander teacher Lori Linsmeyer receives Herb Kohl Foundation Award
A $6,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2019 Teacher Fellowship was presented to Lori Linsmeyer, teacher at Crescent Elementary School in Rhinelander, at a recognition luncheon hosted by Herb Kohl, Wisconsin philanthropist and businessman.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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RHS junior class planning 'Spring in Tokyo' prom
The members of the Rhinelander High School Junior prom court are busy planning prom that will take place Saturday, April 27. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and will last until 11 p.m., with the Grand March at 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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James Williams Middle School announces National History Day state qualifiers
Alex Johnson holds the Golden Ticket to the National History Day state competition in the Paper Category.
Alex Johnson holds the Golden Ticket to the National History Day state competition in the Paper Category.
For the sixth year in a row, James Williams Middle School has qualified student historians for a trip to the state National History Day competition. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Kubisiak recognized for excellence
Ben Kubisiak of Rhinelander was presented with a Herb Kohl Excellence Award and $10,000 Scholarship at the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Recognition Luncheon on Sunday, March 31. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
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March students of the Month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its March Students and Staff of the Month. (subscriber access)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
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NCES students compare Wisconsin and Florida weather
The first-grade class at Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) recently completed a special project with their weather buddies with a kindergarten class in Deland, Florida. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 30, 2019
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