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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Ross Skeen scored a game-high 18 points and the Hodags used a 35-0 run between the first and second halves to defeat Wausau West 60-38 in a non-conference game at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.


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Oneida County again votes not to borrow for capital projects
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors once again debated whether to borrow money to pay for needed capital improvement projects (CIP), and this week the board again rejected the idea, choosing instead to avail itself of ready cash already sitting in its general fund. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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News
Wisconsin lawmakers approve firefighting foam restrictions
MADISON (AP) - Wisconsin Republicans signed off Tuesday on a bill that would impose new restrictions on firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals in the hopes of reducing soil and water contamination, despite Democrats' complaints that the proposal would accomplish next to nothing. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Sayner woman draws jail time in embezzlement case
A 49-year-old Sayner woman who admitted to stealing $25,000 from the Trig's South Gas Station in Minocqua over the course of a year received a withheld sentence, three years of probation and four months in jail, after pleading no contest Tuesday morning to a reduced charge. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Superintendent finalists to meet public, staff Jan. 28
The School District of Rhinelander's board of education has reached the homestretch of its search for a successor to superintendent Kelli Jacobi, who is set to retire at the end of the current school year. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Oneida Vilas Transit Commission tables lease decision
The Oneida Vilas Transit Commission (OVTC) voted earlier this month to table further discussion on the possibility of leasing or purchasing a new facility in Eagle River. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Three contested races for Oneida County Board of Supervisors
There will be three contested races for the 21-member Oneida County Board of Supervisors this spring, according to the Oneida County Clerk's office. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Three arrested in Eagle River meth raid
The Eagle River Police Department, with assistance from the Northcentral Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG) and the state Department of Justice Clandestine Lab Unit executed a search warrant at 916 E. Pine Street at approximately 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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7th Congressional District candidates to debate on WPR
Primary candidates for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District will debate live on The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) in the coming weeks. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Community
Salvation Army's 2019 Red Kettle totals are in
Another Salvation Army bell ringing season has come to an end and, although it had its challenges, organizers are grateful for the community's continuing support. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Seeking strange stories
Certain professions tend to attract offbeat personalities, the square-peg-in-round-hole eccentrics, if you will. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Warm for Winter giveaway Jan. 25
Another Warm for Winter event is set for Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Friendly Village, 900 Boyce Drive in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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NAMI to host fifth annual Snowball Gala Jan. 25
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and NAMI Northern Lakes Drop-in Center (NLC) will host the fifth annual Snowball Gala Jan. 25 at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Local churches to sponsor presentation of documentary film at ArtStart Jan. 26
What does segregation feel like?

That question is the focus of "Invisible Lines," a documentary film from 88Nine Radio Milwaukee to be shown Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at ArtStart, 68 S. Stevens St. in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)


Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Friendship House annual fundraiser to benefit veterans set for Jan.22
The Friendship House Family Restaurant in Rhinelander will host its annual fundraiser to benefit veterans from open to close (5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Jan. 22. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Library offers Sensory Storytime
The Rhinelander District Library is presenting a winter session of Sensory Storytime. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Opinions
Our View
For those who wanted Oneida County to borrow up to $2 million from the state Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) to fund some pretty important capital improvement projects, Tuesday was a bitter blow to their big-government dreams.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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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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Sports
Hodag hockey falls to Antigo, drops to 6th in GNC
A pair of unanswered goals midway through the third period proved to be the difference as the Hodags fell to the Red Robins 5-3 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena, dropping to sixth in the GNC standings in the process.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Two late goals cost Hodag hockey East/Merrill tourney
Medford scored twice in the final 1 minute, 50 seconds of regulation - including Austin Waldhardt's winner on a breakaway with 28.7 seconds remaining - and the Raiders stunned the Hodags 5-4 Saturday in the championship game of the four-team tournament at the Smith Center in Merrill.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Several RHS events called due to weekend snow
The weather system that produced snow over the area late Friday and into Saturday forced the cancellation of several Rhinelander sporting events.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Hodag swimmers take third at Lightning Invite
Though still depleted from a recent round of illness, the Rhinelander High School boys' swim team swam to a third-place finish Friday night at the Appleton North Lightning Invite.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Photo: Derby 3-peat
Blaine Stephenson of Hutchinson, Minn. won his third straight World Championship race at the 57th World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River Sunday.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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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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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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