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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Rhinelander doesn't have time to wallow in defeat following its 12th straight loss in the rivalry game. The team needs to bounce back quickly as GNC championship contender Mosinee comes to town on Friday night.


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Sheriff to county: Increase taxes or cut programs
Hartman
Hartman
When Oneida County sheriff Grady Hartman presented his 2019 no-increase proposed budget to the county's public safety committee last week, he topped it off with a serious word of caution about the future: After more than a decade of no-increase budgets, the sheriff said, supervisors should be prepared to raise taxes or lose some programs, sooner rather than later. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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News
Finance committee reviews police, fire and airport budgets
After a two-week break, and with a new city administrator on board, the city of Rhinelander's finance, wage and salary committee reconvened Monday to continue hearing 2019 budget requests. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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City committee holds first meeting in two years of existence
If you click on the government tab on the city of Rhinelander website you'll find a listing for the bicycle/pedestrian committee under committees and commission. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Chagnon draws jail time in battery case
A convicted sex offender from Rhinelander who stabbed a fellow inmate with a pencil in April of this year was sentenced Tuesday morning to 90 days in jail to be served concurrently with a five-year prison sentence on a probation revocation. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Man pleads not guilty to homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle
A 51-year-old man charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle appeared in Vilas County Circuit Court Monday morning and entered not guilty pleas to all charges. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Three arrested in Tomahawk burglary investigation
Three men are in custody following a burglary investigation earlier this week in Tomahawk. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Fireside Supper Club transitioning to new ownership
Fireside Supper Club on County Highway K will be under new ownership as of Oct. 10. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Top 16 Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin announced
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group have announced the Top 16 products moving forward in the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Community
Ripco Credit Union Run Back to School 5K at CAVOC Sept. 22
The trails of CAVOC (Cedric A Vig Outdoor Classroom) will come alive with shoes on Saturday, Sept. 22 as the YMCA of the Northwoods and the School District of Rhinelander host the first annual Run Back to School 5K+ Run/Walk, presented by Ripco Credit Union. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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North by Northwoods music crawl this weekend in Three Lakes
Music lovers will converge on Three Lakes this weekend for the North by Northwoods 3 Lakes Music Crawl. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Birding author to visit library Sept. 24
Mark Parman, author of "Grouse Hunter's Almanac" will visit the Rhinelander District Library at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 for a book signing. (subscriber access)

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Warm for Winter returns Sept. 29
Volunteers have been busy organizing clothing, bedding and footwear of all types, getting set for the first Warm for Winter giveaway of the season from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29, at Friendly Village, 900 Boyce Dr. in Rhinelander.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Crawdad race winners
The town of Pelican Community Club has announced the winners of the crawdad races held as part of the club's annual picnic in August.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Find unique crafts at the Hodag Farmers' Market
As the Hodag Farmers' Market has always wanted to be known as a produce market not a craft market, I don't write about too many craft vendors.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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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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Opinions
Alderwoman responds to Forward Rhinelander article
To the Editor:

"Forward Rhinelander exploring ways to improve communication with city leaders Mayor, Sauer grilled over administrator search process."


Thursday, September 20, 2018
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'Look again'
To the Editor:

Representative Rob Swearingen assures me that he is a conservative who "balances" economic development with environmental "protections."


Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Climate change and 2018 elections
To the Editor:

2018 is carrying with it a tide of unsettling news brought on by issues of climate change.


Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Thank you Congressman Duffy
To the Editor:

The Democrat leader in the House, Nancy Pelosi, said that the benefits we see from tax reform are just "crumbs."


Thursday, September 20, 2018
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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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Sports
Rhinelander Northwoods mountain bikers run well again
The strong start to the Wisconsin High School Cycling League season for the Rhinelander Northwoods Composite mountain bike team continued Sunday with another strong showing in the Nordic Navigator race at Nordic Mountain in Wild Rose.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Amended date for swim club evaluation night
The Rhinelander Swim Club has revised dates in preparation for its upcoming winter 2018-19 season. The club will now host its evaluation night Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Heck Family Community Pool.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Shoutouts & Callouts
A good part of that bewilderment following a 29-29 tie between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota centered around a play that proved critical in sending the game to its bizarre ending - the Clay Matthews roughing the passer call that negated Jaire Alexander's game-clinching interception late in the fourth quarter.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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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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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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