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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
A team of workers this week began the process of upgrading the AT&T cellphone hardware on the Courtney Street tower in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)


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PFAS found in Crescent Town Spring
The Town of Crescent and the Oneida County Health Department have announced the results of recent tests on the Crescent Town Spring located at 3171 S. River Road. (subscriber access)

Monday, August 19, 2019
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News
Town of Crescent, county health department announce Crescent spring test results
The Town of Crescent and the Oneida County Health Department have announced the results of recent tests on the Crescent Spring on S. River Road.

"The test results indicate significantly elevated levels of PFHxS (perfluorohexanesulfonic acid)," the town and health department announced in a joint press release.


Sunday, August 18, 2019
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City Council approves new sex offender ordinance
The Rhinelander Common Council voted unanimously Monday to enact a new activity/residency ordinance directed at convicted sex offenders. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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St. Germain man charged in connection with 2018 overdose death
A 59-year-old St. Germain man made his initial appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon on a charge of first-degree reckless homicide as well as an assortment of drug charges. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Lawmakers propose gun tax to compensate gun violence victims
Two state Democratic lawmakers are introducing legislation to impose a state tax on firearm manufacturers which would be used to create a fund for victims of gun violence, the lawmakers announced this past week. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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MacIver News Service sues Evers over access to press events
The MacIver Institute, a free-market non-profit organization, is suing Gov. Tony Evers for excluding its MacIver News Service journalists from press briefings and refusing to provide them with press material that is shared with other news outlets. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Frustrated alderman wants more information from city department heads
A Rhinelander alderman expressed concern Monday about the lack of reports coming out of the city's water and wastewater departments following the announcement last month that municipal well No. 7 had been taken offline due to the presence of PFAS contaminates. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Teacher accused of drug possession requests jury trial
A 33-year-old School District of Rhinelander fourth grade teacher facing three drug-related charges has asked the judge hearing the case to set the matter for a jury trial. (subscriber access)
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Community
School district announces new programs to ease stress on first day of school
With the new school year right around the corner, the School District of Rhinelander has announced plans to ease the transition for students beginning middle school and high school. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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10 things families can do to ensure smooth adjustment to school schedules
With the new school year starting, sleep may quickly become the first casualty of a busy, demanding schedule. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Presentation on climate activism Aug. 19 in Minocqua
Our Wisconsin Revolution (Northwoods Chapter) and Northwoods Climate Action Network will hold a public presentation and discussion on Monday, Aug. 19 concerning the recent surge of activism in response to the climate crisis. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Car wash for wild instincts
Students from Hodag Adventure Care, the School District of Rhinelander's child care program, are ready to wash cars and sell lemonade to help Wild Instincts.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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ArtStart announces monarch butterfly event
ArtStart will host a "Monarch Butterfly Migration to Mexico" event starting at 2 p.m., Sunday Aug. 25 at ArtStart in Rhinelander.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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'Cop on a Rooftop' event Friday
Special Olympics Wisconsin will host a "Cop on a Rooftop" event at Dunkin' Donuts, 1415 Lincoln Street in Rhinelander, from 6 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Wisconsin author to hold meet-and-greet session at local wine bar
Wisconsin author Joy Ann Ribar will discuss her new mystery novel, "Deep Dark Secrets," at Catalyst Wine Lounge in Rhinelander at 4 p.m. Aug. 17.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Opinions
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)


Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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OUR VIEW
Back in the day, when kids caught their parents doing something those parents had told them it was wrong for people to do, the parents had a ready answer:

"Don't do as we do," the thundering command would come. (subscriber access)


Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Reader speaks out on gun violence
To the Editor:

It's time for responsible gun owners to take responsibility for what is going on in our country.


Thursday, August 8, 2019
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To the Editor:

I am responding to Jeremy Vander Galien's anti-gay letter of July 6. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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Why we might lack a workforce
To the Editor:

While in college in 1973, during an economics class when Roe vs. Wade was passed, I remember the Economics professor made this statement: "Just wait 30, 40 or 50 years from now and see what this will do to our workforce." (subscriber access)
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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Sports
Hoger collects hit in Legion All-Star game
Hoger was productive in three innings last Sunday as he represented the Stripes team in the 48th annual Wisconsin American Legion All-Star Game at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Snowhawks slip up against Zimmy's All-Stars
The Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks battled both Zimmy's All-Stars and Mother Nature Monday night at Snowshoe Park. It was a 1-2 punch the Snowhawks could not overcome.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Photo: Miller scores 4-Cylinder victory
Rhinelander's Ryan Miller rang the bell Tuesday night, capturing a feature victory in the 4-Cylinder division at Eagle River Speedway. Miller, pictured, swept the night's festivities, winning the heat race at well.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini-Triathlon set for Aug. 24
Join mini-triathletes at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 as Health In Motion and local Rhinelander businesses play host to the W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini Triathlon.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Hoger collects hit in Legion All-Star game
Not many people can say that they recorded a hit at Miller Park. Rhinelander's Martin Hoger can - and he can say he stole a base, too. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Snowhawks slip up against Zimmy's All-Stars
The Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks battled both Zimmy's All-Stars and Mother Nature Monday night at Snowshoe Park. It was a 1-2 punch the Snowhawks could not overcome. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Miller scores 4-Cylinder victory
Rhinelander's Ryan Miller rang the bell Tuesday night, capturing a feature victory in the 4-Cylinder division at Eagle River Speedway. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Outdoors
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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Walleye size limit change on the Manitowish chain to be discussed at public meeting
Walleyes for Tomorrow (WFT) is initiating a proposed change for the walleye size limit regulations on the Manitowish chain of lakes and there will be a special meeting held on Aug. 14 to gauge public support of that change. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 10, 2019
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Building tradition
Boy Scout Troop 61, the largest troop out of Milwaukee, has built a tradition in the Northwoods and that construction reached a milestone this summer. (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Natural Reaction
There was recently a directed lake study done on Boulder Lake, conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). (subscriber access)

Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Education
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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Nicolet College announces dean's list for spring semester 2019
Numerous students from Rhinelander and the surrounding area earned a place on the Nicolet College dean's list for the spring semester of 2019.

Saturday, June 22, 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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