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Saturday, October 20, 2018
The Rhinelander High School volleyball team closed the 2018 season with another loss, but the way the team fought against top-seeded Merrill on Tuesday provided a bit of optimism heading into the offseason.


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15 selected to hear toddler death case
Fifteen Oneida County residents have been selected to hear the case of a former Newbold woman accused of causing the death of her 20-month-old stepson back in April 2017. (subscriber access)

Friday, October 19, 2018
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News
RHS, JWMS students embrace new flex schedule
Schools across the country are experimenting with scheduling as they look for ways to keep all students engaged and assist those who might need to spend a little more time on a particular topic. The result is flex scheduling, which School District of Rhinelander officials say has made an immediate impact on how middle and high school students view their education. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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School district hires outside communications firm to assist in referendum messaging
The School District of Rhinelander has hired an outside communications specialist to "help with sharing referendum information with the news media and community." (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Nicolet College first in state to offer flexible EMS training to fit around busy lives
Nicolet College has launched a new and flexible training format for Emergency Medical Responders and Technicians that's designed to make it more convenient for individuals to learn the life-saving skills that are in high demand throughout the Northwoods.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thayer Street Accident
Just after 4 p.m. Monday the Rhinelander Police Department received a report of a two-vehicle accident on Thayer Street near West Timber Drive.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Town of Little Rice purchases versatile rescue boat
The Town of Little Rice took its time when searching for the right fire and rescue boat for responding to emergencies on and around bodies of water such as the Willow Flowage. (subscriber access)

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Charter NEX partners with Wild Instincts
Employees of the Charter NEX Films plant in Rhinelander volunteered at the Wild Instincts animal rehabilitation campus earlier this month.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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WEDC accepting applications for Entrepreneurship Support Program
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is accepting applications from nonprofit and community-based organizations for a grant program designed to advance the statewide climate for entrepreneurship.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Community
RHS drama department to present 'Mamma Mia'
The Rhinelander High School drama department's fall production will be the international musical hit, "Mamma Mia."

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Three Lakes goes all out for Pumpkin Fest
When it comes to celebrating the autumn season, the town of Three Lakes doesn't hold back, as evidenced by the five hundred caramel apples and 1,080 cinnamon rolls that were prepared for last Saturday's 26th annual Pumpkin Fest.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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New pastor installed at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Rhinelander
Reverend Topher Mehlhoff is the new pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Rhinelander.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Calvary invites kids to Trunk or Treat
The community is invited to the parking lot of Calvary Baptist Church (320 Lincoln Street) in Rhinelander for Trunk or Treat from 2 to 4 p.m. (or until the candy is gone) Saturday, Oct. 27.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Vendor spaces still available for Nativity bazaar
Vendor spaces are available for the annual Nativity of Our Lord Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17. For more information, contact the parish office at 715-369-3141.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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One last farmers' market
This Saturday will be the last market in the park for the year. There are three dates that are important to members of the Hodag Farmers' Market: the first day of market, the weekend of the Oneida County Fair, and the last day of market.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Dall to lead senior group on nature hike
The Y Golden Adventurers will enjoy a nature hike at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 on the McNaughton Trail. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Opinions
We're all Native Americans now
So much for diversity.

As it turns out, most Americans can now claim themselves to be Native American.


Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Retired teacher: Evers will hurt local schools
To the Editor:

As a retired teacher who taught at Rhinelander High School for 32 years, I am always interested when elected officials release their school funding proposals. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Reader commends city parks department
To the Editor:

Every summer from May to October on Tuesday and Thursday I walk my dog through Hodag Park. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Reader compares Flambeau and Lynne mining sites
To the Editor:

In November, we will be voting on a referendum question on whether or not our county government should lease the county forest for a mine at the Lynne site. (subscriber access)


Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Put your trust in Leah Vukmir
To the Editor:

I have known Leah Vukmir for seven years. She is a woman who will fight fiercely for the rights of every citizen as written in the Wisconsin State Constitution and the Constitution of the United Sates of America. (subscriber access)


Saturday, October 13, 2018
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A considerate Rep. Duffy
To the Editor:

For nearly 8 years, Sean Duffy has assumed the role of U.S. Representative for northern Wisconsin's 7th District. (subscriber access)


Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Leah Vukmir understands the Wisconsin Way
To the Editor:

Our Wisconsin U.S. Senators are elected to represent all citizens in Wisconsin. (subscriber access)


Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Sports
Hodag soccer hopes playoff road will lead back to home field
The Hodags are the No. 3 seed in their Division 3 half sectional and will open the playoffs this afternoon against sixth-seeded Clintonville at the RHS soccer fields.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Hodag swimmers rout Colby/Abby, finish 6-1 in conference duals
The Hodags swept the top two spots in six events, and won 10 events overall, as they defeated Colby/Abbotsford 115-55 Monday at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Roberts named RHS girls' tennis MVP
Emma Roberts took home the RHS girls' tennis team's MVP award, as voted by her teammates, during the team's season-ending awards banquet Sunday at Holiday Acres Resort.



Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Flory 4th, Hodag teams 5th at GNC cross country meet
Rhinelander's Bridger Flory finished fourth Saturday, highlighting the day for the RHS cross country team as it placed fifth in both the boys' and girls' divisions as the host school for the 2018 conference race.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Swimming: Hodags tamed by Tomahawk
Tomahawk won every race, and added a pair of 1-2 finishes, as they defeated the Hodags 106-64 at Hatchet Pool.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Hodag soccer closes regular season with 2-1 win over Medford
Martin Hoger and Matthew Von Oepen hooked up for a pair of goals and the Hodags defeated Medford 2-1 at Raider Field to finish in sole possession of third place in the Great Northern Conference.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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JWMS swim team takes 5th at conference
The James Williams Middle School girls' swim team concluded its season with its conference swim meet Saturday, Oct. 6 in Wausau.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Outdoors
Emergency rule regarding deer carcass transportation suspended


Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
I covered last week's Oneida County Forestry meeting and finally heard a question asked that I, and many other sportsmen and women, have been wondering about for a long time. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Invasive Species Poster Contest now open
This year's Invasive Species Poster Contest is open for entries. Each year posters drawn by children from across the Northwoods are displayed in the Oneida County Courthouse near the Zoning and Land and Water Conservation Department offices. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Muskellunge study looks at age and growth rates
At last month's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting, Department of Natural Resources fisheries research team leader Greg Sass presented information to the board regarding the current Muskellunge And Growth Project. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Natural Resources Board shortens grouse season with an emergency rule
At last month's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting, the board was presented with an emergency rule to shorten the grouse hunting season. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Fish LIke A Girl
The Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP) is a non-profit group dedicated to helping stop the spread of terrestrial invasives. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Fall Color Report
Rain and cold temperatures have made short work of the color in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Education
Nicolet My Way featured at national higher education conference
Nicolet College staff members were recently invited to present to a national audience on the college's innovative and highly flexible Nicolet My Way education model designed to help students meet job and family responsibilities while earning a college credential. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Nicolet My Way featured at national higher education conference
Nicolet College staff members were recently invited to present to a national audience on the college's innovative and highly flexible Nicolet My Way education model designed to help students meet job and family responsibilities while earning a college credential. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Rhinelander's Maney receives WASCD  instructional leader award
Theresa "Teri" Maney, the School District of Rhinelander's director of instruction, received the instructional leader of the year award at the annual Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WASCD) Fall Conference Oct. 4 in Appleton. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Students of the Month
The Rhinelander High School Students of the Month for September are pictured at left. Front row: Morgan Johnson, English; Victoria Parshall, Fine Arts; Olivia Monk, Physical Education; Zoe Lewallen, Business & Marketing, and Dante Suhm, Tech. Ed. Back row: Aden Bergman, Physical Education; Josh Francisco, Fine Arts; Mr. Knott, Staff of the Month, and Ben Kubisiak, Science. Missing from the photo is Zach Volinek, Math. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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London, Guatemala study abroad information session Oct. 18 at Nicolet
The art of London and the Spanish language and culture of Guatemala will be the topics of two study abroad classes offered in 2019 through Nicolet College's University Transfer Liberal Arts program. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Nicolet College Academic Success Center open for fall semester
Nicolet College's Academic Success Center on the Rhinelander campus is open for fall semester. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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RHS choral students participate in 'Real Men Sing'
The gentlemen of the Rhinelander High School choir program boarded a bus to Milwaukee last week to take part in the Real Men Sing event hosted by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 6, 2018
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