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Monday, August 26, 2019
If the first two meets of the season are any indication, the offseason work and the new additions to the Rhinelander High School girls' swim team are likely to pay dividends this year.


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Oneida Vilas Transit Commission learns results of audit ordered by admin committee
A representative from Wipfli LLP attended the Aug. 19 (OVTC) Oneida Vilas Transit Commission meeting to present the results of Wipfli's recent audit of the organization, which operates a public bus system called Northwoods Transit Connections. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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News
City receives $146K in PRAT revenue in third payment of 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) recently announced the latest disbursement of Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT) receipts to the seven municipalities that have been authorized to charge the extra half cent on the dollar (0.05%) in sales tax on tourism-related items. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Sayner woman charged with stealing $25K from Minocqua business
A 48-year-old Sayner woman has been charged with theft in a business setting for allegedly stealing $25,260 from the Trig's South gas station in Minocqua over the course of one year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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'There's all kinds of ways to have a family'
For one Arbor Vitae family, it's another summer vacation - camping in handmade forts in the backyard, jumping into the chilly lake, playing with the dogs, collecting firewood to make the perfect s'mores and an out-of-town trip or two. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Oneida County AIS program receives committee support
Supporters of Oneida County's Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program got a boost of confidence from the Oneida County Conservation and UW-Extension Education Committee last week. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Iliopoulos trial set for Sept. 4
Just one day into the new school year former Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) janitor Stavros Iliopoulos will stand trial on felony charges including first-degree child sexual assault, false imprisonment and child enticement. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Oneida County Highway Department continues to mull capital improvement options
As Oneida County continues to look at capital improvements, one "big ticket" type item on the list of considerations will likely continue to be the future of the county's highway department property on Kemp Street in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Marker installed on gravestone of Lakeland area servicemember lost during World War II
On Dec. 25, 1943, Arbor Vitae native Dennis Joseph Paquette, serving in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II, celebrated his 26th birthday. It was also the last day of his life. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Community
School district welcomes new professional staff members for 2019-2020 school year
The School District of Rhinelander, Rhinelander Partners in Education, and the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce worked together to host an orientation session Aug. 21 for new professional staff. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Brat sale Aug. 30 to benefit PEP
A brat sale fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Aug. 30 at the Rhinelander Trig's store to benefit the Personal Essentials Pantry (PEP) located at First United Methodist Church of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor Training session completed in Wisconsin
In an effort to increase the duration of breastfeeding in tribal communities, 14 women from across the state recently participated in the Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor Training held in Green Bay. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Rhinelander VFW Post 3143 to hold Sept. 11 ceremony, flag retirement
Rhinelander VFW Post 3143 will hold a ceremony on Sept. 11 to honor police, fire, first responders and military as well as properly retire U.S. flags that have been collected.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Purple potatoes, and other unique tubers, available at the Hodag Farmers Market
A couple weeks ago many customers ventured down to the Hodag Farmers Market in search of small new potatoes. They are quite a treat boiled with fresh peas and mixed into a lovely white sauce.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Paranormal researcher to speak at Rhinelander library Aug. 26
Audiences should prepare themselves for a strange evening Monday, Aug. 26 when paranormal researcher Chad Lewis speaks at the Rhinelander District Library.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Park City Credit Union CEO named Leader of the Year
Invited to be a speaker at the CU Leadership Convention, Park City Credit Union CEO Val Mindak was taken aback when she was named 2019 Leader of the Year.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Opinions
Our View
The long anticipated audit of the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission is in, and, as expected, the company performing the audit, Wipfli, found no condemnations or misconduct that would result in blaring headlines. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Reader shares thoughts on Oneida County AIS coordinator position
Our family has owned lakefront property in Oneida County for nearly 65 years. It has been a summer home, a permanent residence, and now once again is a summer home. I am one of the 75 percent of non-resident lake property owners.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Reader believes downtown sidewalks are too cluttered
I recently walked downtown and was surprised that the downtown Brown Street sidewalk was cluttered with clothing racks, bulletin boards, tables, chairs and flower planters.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Reader offers thoughts on tactical firearms
To the Editor:

I have been in the military, on rifle teams, carried enforcement credentials, a lifetime hunter and owner of guns, and as a civilian could get along well with single shot firearms (admittedly, I do own some repeaters). (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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OUR VIEW
There is a palpable sense of frustration in the nation after two more mass shootings with more than 30 deaths, this time in Texas and Ohio. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Sleepless in Hazelhurst
I recently attended an Oneida County Board of Adjustment meeting where the board unanimously upheld the county supervisors' prior approval of an industrial gravel pit expansion in downtown Hazelhurst.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Reader offers reaction to conclusion of city investigations
To the editor:

Did I read correctly in the Saturday, July 27 River News that the complaints by city employees, which included: failure to be at work; failure to communicate; canceling/being tardy for/or scheduling meetings off regular hours; being instructed to not communicate with elected officials; were found to be just "accusations"? (subscriber access)
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Sports
Hodag football wins 21-0 in Kraemer's coaching debut
The Aaron Kraemer era of Rhinelander High School football began with a bang. Quinn Lamers found Jackson Labs for a 50-yard score on the Hodags offensive play and then rode a dominant defense to a 21-0 victory over Prescott Friday in the season opener at Laney Field.



Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Hodag netters sweep Columbus
The Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team got its Great Northern Conference title defense off on the right foot Thursday, easily cruising to a 7-0 sweep of Marshfield Columbus in Marshfield.

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Snowhawks take control against Shamrock
Coming off a loss, the Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks showed no signs of a letdown this week. Shamrock Pub and Eatery was the opponent this week at Snowshoe Park. The Snowhawks took control of the game early and posted a 19-12 victory.

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Local bowling leagues forming
The Northwoods USBC Association - the governing body for sanctioned bowling in Forest, Vilas, and eastern Oneida counties which oversees over 15 leagues across four houses - is getting ready to get another season under way.

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Mosinee picked first, Hodags sixth in GNC Media Poll
When it comes to the top of Great Northern Conference football in 2019, two things seems certain - Mosinee and Medford. Behind them, expect the highest level of parity the conference has seen in its 11 years of existence.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Hodag tennis goes 4-1 in Wausau Invite
The Hodags had winning records in six of the seven flights and went 4-1 overall in the two-day Wausau Invite that concluded Tuesday.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Notebook: Three more RHS teams start practice
A final group of RHS sports teams started practice Monday for the fall sports season.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Outdoors
Inaugural Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament draws a good crowd
Ten-year-old Ethan Hirman won a rod and reel for being the top finisher for an angler under 12 in the Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament. He fished
Ten-year-old Ethan Hirman won a rod and reel for being the top finisher for an angler under 12 in the Rod Gaskill Memorial Bass Tournament. He fished
Rod Gaskill was known by many as a tough competitor on bass tournament trails in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Natural Reaction
For the second time in just under a month a huge crowd filled the Manitowish Waters Town Hall last Tuesday night to talk about, what many perceive as rampant slow no wake violations on the Manitowish chain of lakes. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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American white pelican shot on Mill Lake near Land O' Lakes
A rare visitor to the Northwoods got a most tragic welcome last month. (subscriber access)
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Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Natural Reaction
Spiny water fleas have been found in Plum Lake in Vilas County. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Central Wisconsin River Series takes on Lake Mohawksin
Catching bass on Lake Mohawksin last weekend did not seem to be a problem for most teams in the Central Wisconsin River Series, with 30 of 42 teams bringing in a limit. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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In their element
Most visitors view the Northwoods and it's plethora of pristine lakes as the ideal setting for a temporary life of leisure. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Natural Reaction
It takes skill, knowledge, and the ability to read a body of water to win a bass tournament. It also helps to have a good partner in the boat. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Education
Nicolet College Quick Start runs through Aug. 30
Anyone looking to enroll at Nicolet College for fall semester can make swift work of the admissions process during Quick Start which runs weekdays in the Red Oak Center through Friday, Aug. 30.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Highly flexible accounting, administrative professional programs to debut this fall at Nicolet
Students looking to study in the accounting or administrative professional programs at Nicolet College will have significantly more flexibility in how they complete their coursework starting this fall. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 8, 2019
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Nicolet College announces 2018-19 graduates
Numerous students from Rhinelander and the surrounding area graduated from Nicolet College in the spring of 2019. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Nativity Catholic announces fourth quarter honor roll
The following students were named to the Nativity Catholic School fourth quarter honor roll. An * indicates a GPA of 4.0 or higher. (subscriber access)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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Pelican families are unique
As part of a school-wide effort to raise cultural awareness, families at Pelican Elementary School were asked to discuss with their children their unique cultural traditions and heritages at home.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its October Students of the Month.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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FBLA/DECA food drive a success
Rhinelander High School's FBLA/DECA Club collected a grand total of 1,820 food items for the local Rhinelander Food Pantry as part of its recent Trick or Can food drive.

Friday, November 10, 2017
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