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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The Red Robins scored twice in the second half to rally from behind and defeat the Hodags 24-13 at Schofield Stadium in the 84th contest for Gene Shepard's Bell.


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Forward Rhinelander exploring ways to improve communication with city leaders
The citizen advocacy group Forward Rhinelander met Wednesday to discuss ways to improve communication with the city's elected officials. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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News
Grassroots campaign mobilizing to oppose Lynne mine
The group urging Oneida County residents to vote "no" on the Nov. 6 referendum concerning the leasing of county property in the town of Lynne for the purpose of "metallic mineral exploration, prospecting, bulk sampling and mining" held an informational meeting last Tuesday evening at Holiday Acres. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Friday afternoon crash
Rhinelander police and fire responded to a two-vehicle accident on Stevens Street in front of Hodag Lanes just after 2:15 p.m. Friday. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Man pleads not guilty to burglary charge tied to Iron County murder
One of four defendants has pled not guilty to charges associated with an alleged burglary where several guns were stolen, one of which the state believes was used in a murder in Iron County in December. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Local veterans have financial impact on Oneida County
The amount of disability and compensation paid to approximately 3,500 veterans of U.S. military service who call Oneida County home was just over $14.5 million in 2017. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Missing boater found dead in Lac Vieux Desert Lake (UPDATE)
An elderly man who went missing while boating on Lac Vieux Desert Lake in the town of Phelps has been found dead.

According to the Vilas County sheriff's office, a call came in at approximately 11:08 p.m. Friday reporting an elderly man had not returned from boating on the lake.


Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Several bikers injured in separate Lincoln County crashes
Eight bikers were injured in two separate incidents during this weekend's Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA.

According to the Lincoln County sheriff's office, the first accident occurred Friday evening in the town of Bradley.


Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Rulings bring reckless homicide trial into focus
With just over a month left before jury selection, Oneida County district attorney Mike Schiek and defense attorney Jonas Bednarek appeared before Judge Patrick O'Melia Wednesday to sort through an assortment of motions filed in preparation for the Ellen Tran reckless homicide trial. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Community
Backtrack to perform at Nicolet Sept. 28
Straight from New York City, the up-and-coming a cappella group Backtrack will bring their beatbox sound to the Nicolet College Theatre for a performance at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Memory Cafe meets Sept. 20
Ever wonder where that beautiful green lush lettuce comes from on sandwiches or salads at fine local restaurants in the middle of winter? (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Bell Tower becomes a Cycling Without Age affiliate
Bell Tower Residence assisted living center in Merrill has announced it is now a Cycling Without Age affiliate.  (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Brush, book, bed: Ascension Rhinelander pediatrics promotes oral hygiene through new program
Brush, Book, Bed is a program developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics to help parents develop healthy nighttime routines. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Health department recognizes National Suicide Prevention Week
Between 2007 and 2011, there were an average of 724 deaths per year, and in Wisconsin, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all ages. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Karaoke for Hospice contestants wanted
Ascension at Home will host Karaoke for Hospice Friday, Oct. 26, at the Quality Inn of Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Mass flu vaccine clinics for adults and children coming to James Williams Middle School and Rhinelander High School
The Oneida County Health Department will offer a flu vaccine clinic from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at James William Middle School cafeteria. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Opinions
To tell the truth
To the Editor:

As the press points out misleading/inaccurate statements President Trump makes in campaign speeches, tweets, and press conferences, Trump counters with, "Don't believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news.


Saturday, September 15, 2018
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The court jester and his treasonous friend
The ink wasn't even dry on our editorial last week about the decline of American journalism - its dishonesty, its hypocrisy, its bias, its absolutely brazen disregard for journalistic standards - when none other than The New York Times published an anonymous opinion piece that took journalism to a new low.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Reader pleads for return to civil discourse
To the Editor:

Last week we honored a great American hero, John McCain. In honoring him, we also honored his vision of our country (subscriber access)


Saturday, September 8, 2018
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I want my monthly dividend check
To the Editor:

I want my monthly dividend check. What check? The check that will be coming your way each month when the U.S. Congress passes Citizens' Climate Lobby's Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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Putting labor into Labor Day
As we begin the Labor Day holiday - and as families squeeze one more long weekend out of the summer - we should all pause to remember that Labor Day was created to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Reader: Voters need to clean house in November
To the Editor:

The time to step up to the plate is approaching.

The swamp is getting so overcrowded that there is no longer any room for human dignity.


Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Concerts on the Riverwalk series a success
To the Editor:

Another Concerts on the Riverwalk series has come and gone and what a summer it was! We had a full lineup of amazing bands and great audiences. What more can you ask for?


Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Sports
Hodag cross country battles the heat at Smiley
Mother Nature played a role in one of the warmer Smileys in recent memory. The race-time temperature soared near 80 degrees as the Hodags placed last in both the boys' and girls' Division 1 small races.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Hodag swimmers place 5th at Chi-Hi Invite
The Rhinelander High School girls' swim team was the defending Chippewa Falls Invite champion, but had a different strategy going into Saturday's meet. Shuffling the lineup around, the Hodags placed fifth in the 10-team meet this year, though they were less than 55 points out of second place.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Hodag volleyball drops two at home in GNC tourney
Home court did not help the Rhinelander High School volleyball team much on Saturday as it dropped a pair of matches to teams that entered the day winless on the season in Great Northern Conference play.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Hodags' depth sinks Medford 91-79
The Hodags ran off a string of five straight wins during the middle of the meet, building enough of a cushion to fend off the Raiders 91-79 at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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RHS tennis sweeps Lakeland to close out GNC duals
The Hodags scored maximum points Thursday night as they defeated Lakeland 7-0 in Minocqua to close out the GNC dual meet schedule.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Hodag harriers win middle school girls' race
The James Williams Middle School girls' cross country team scored a narrow victory Thursday, Sept. 6 in their home invitational at Rhinelander High School.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Racing season comes to an end at Eagle River Speedway
Sunday, Sept. 9 marked the last race of the season at Eagle River Speedway and there were some firsts at the Eagle River dirt track.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Outdoors
Archery season opens this weekend
This weekend is highly anticipated by both Northwoods residents and visitors alike. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Big Bear Down
Jim Griffiths shot this 512-pound bear last week in Oneida County. The impressive animal was harvested with a crossbow. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Wolf depredations continue
Two more incidents with hunting dogs and wolves have taken place recently in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 15, 2018
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SW Wisconsin Deer and Predator Study shows some probable effects of CWD on deer herd
In January, the Department of Natural Resources started its second adult deer capture season as part of the deer and predator study in southwest Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
While the long, hot summer days are gone, now is not the time to turn a blind eye to invasive species in our waterways. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Aquatic invasive species are still a concern in the fall
Rusty crayfish are bigger then native crayfish. They are also more aggressive, tending to stand and fight their ground when approached rather than scu
Rusty crayfish are bigger then native crayfish. They are also more aggressive, tending to stand and fight their ground when approached rather than scu
Few people think about aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the fall, but the truth is everyone on the water should still be aware these invasive can continue to spread even when the weather turns colder. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Crow found in Vilas County tests positive for West Nile virus
The Vilas County Public Health Department reported a dead crow found in the county Aug. 11, has tested positive for West Nile virus. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Education
Registration now open for fall and early winter community classes
Registration is now open for School District of Rhinelander community education classes for the fall and early winter session. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Nicolet announces dean's list for summer semester
Numerous students from the Rhinelander area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the summer semester of 2018. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Nicolet College announces spring 2018 graduates
Numerous students from the Rhinelander area graduated from Nicolet College in the Spring of 2018.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
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Nicolet College Foundation accepting scholarship applications
Students planning on attending Nicolet College in the spring semester of 2019 can apply for scholarships from the Nicolet College Foundation to help cover the cost of tuition and books.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
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Local principals gearing up for new school year
Get those pens and pencils ready, the 2018-'19 school term will begin Sept. 4 and local principals are anticipating a busy year of learning. (subscriber access)

Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Enrollment up in online classes at Nicolet College
The popularity of online classes continues to grow at Nicolet College, accounting for nearly a third of all credits earned in the 2017-18 academic year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Business teacher attends NGPF Summer Institute
Patrick Kubeny, a business teacher at Rhinelander High School, recently participated in Next Gen Personal Finance's (NGPF) Summer Institute as part of the June cohort. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, August 25, 2018
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