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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Nolan Francis won the 100-yard backstroke and was part of Rhinelander's winning 200 freestyle relay team, part of a banner night Friday for the Hodags in the WIAA D2 state meet.


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NCES assault case set for trial in September
A 65-year-old Tomahawk man accused of sexually assaulting a Rhinelander elementary school student in a school closet in November 2018 will stand trial in September. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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News
Two women killed in motor vehicle crash in Piehl
Two women were killed Monday evening when their vehicles collided on State Highway 45 in the eastern Oneida County town of Piehl.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Wisconsin reimburses lowest rate to defenders of poor in court system
Wisconsin offers the lowest private attorney reimbursement rate for public defense in its court system in the country, an "embarrassment" for the state, according to local law enforcement officials. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Suicide rates soar in Vilas County
Suicide rates are on the rise. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Oungst jury trial set for October
An Arbor Vitae man will stand trial on a murder charge this fall in Iron County Circuit Court. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Controversy flares over Black History Month
Controversies erupted in the state Legislature last week over Black History Month and religion, underscoring the new political terrain in Madison as Democrats flex their muscles after winning the governorship and all statewide nonfederal offices. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Community Response Team working to mitigate impact of DFS closure
The Community Response Team, organized last month following Petco Inc.'s announcement that it is shuttering its Rhinelander Drs. Foster and Smith operation, is continuing its work in support of the 289 soon-to-be former DFS employees and intends to offer assistance to those expected to be impacted by the upcoming closure of the Rhinelander Shopko store. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Maney named next district administrator at Three Lakes
The Three Lakes School Board has announced that Theresa "Teri" Maney has accepted a conditional offer to become the next district administrator of the Three Lakes School District. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Community
YMCA accepting nominations for teen character awards
The YMCA of the Northwoods invites the public to celebrate the values vital to our community's future by nominating a teen that you think is making a difference in the lives of others to receive a Teen Character Award. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Last Warm for Winter giveaway Feb. 23
Winter hasn't given up yet, and neither have the volunteers at Warm for Winter. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Ruby's Pantry to celebrate five years in Rhinelander
Ruby's Pantry, a monthly "pop up" pantry in communities across Wisconsin and Minnesota, will celebrate five years of operation in Rhinelander on Tuesday, Feb. 19, organizers announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Marshfield Clinic invites women to free breast health screening events in Rhinelander, Merrill
Marshfield Clinic's breast care navigators are inviting women to two free public events called "Women Empowering Women." (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Iron Mountain VA wins national Best Patient Experience Award
The VA's Veterans Health Administration has recognized Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center for providing its patients with outstanding healthcare experiences. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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RHS drama department announces spring production of 'The Secret Garden'
A literary classic will be brought to life this spring when the School District of Rhinelander Drama Department presents "The Secret Garden," Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday March 3. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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'Legacy Leadership: Excellence in Supervision' April 18 at Nicolet
Robert F. Kappelman will present "Legacy Leadership: Excellence in Supervision" at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 18 at Nicolet College Northwoods Center Rooms 207, 208, and 209. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Opinions
Writer offers advice to those who are nursing home bound
To the Editor:

I recently placed my mother into a nursing home. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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OUR VIEW
Socialists and communists have been spinning utopian fairy tales for well more than a century now, fairy tales that somehow end up as gruesome nightmares of economic and individual oppression. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Reader questions administrator's spending
To the Editor:

I have never worked in the public sector, i.e. government. For over 23 years I have had a career with an expense account.


Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Writer explains Super PACs
To the Editor:

Do you know what Super PACs are? (subscriber access)


Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Reader appalled by New York's Reproductive Health Act
To the Editor:

The line between good and evil has been crossed. (subscriber access)


Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Cole moves quickly to radicalize DNR
In late December, we warned that the selection of Preston Cole to run the state Department of Natural Resources was dangerous, not least because we believed Cole would attempt to remake the agency into one much like the DNR under former Gov. Jim Doyle - an agency whose bureaucrats and field staff pretty much terrorized citizens statewide.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Random Act of Kindness Week is Feb. 17
To the Editor:

I read a quote a few weeks ago and it was, "Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others."


Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Sports
Shoutouts & Callouts
It's difficult to put into words exactly the legacy the 2018-19 Rhinelander High School boys' swim team leaves behind, but coach Jenny Heck tried anyway moments after Rhinelander's best showing at the WIAA state meet in 25 years.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Perfect dozen: Lady Hodags win 12th straight game, finish 12-0 in GNC
Kenedy Van Zile led three Hodags in double digits and the Hodags closed out a perfect Great Northern Conference season with a 74-41 win over Antigo at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Hodag hoops knocks off Antigo 74-60
Ross Skeen led four Hodags in double-digits Friday night and the Hodags helped their case in a jumbled race for second place in the Great Northern Conference with a 74-60 win over Antigo Friday night at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Hodag gymnasts take second at conference
The Rhinelander High School gymnastics team had a solid day at the Great Northern Conference meet Saturday, but the Hodags were no match for Medford in the battle for the GNC Small crown.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Hodags Fox, Hartman stopped one match shy of state wrestling meet
The Hodags had eight sectional qualifiers, but none were able to move on from Saturday's Division 1 sectional round in Menomonie. Sophomores Tim Fox and Walker Hartman came the closest, but each finished third in their respective weight classes - one spot shy of qualifying for state.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Northern Edge looks to hang with WVU in sectional semis
The Rhinelander/Antigo girls' hockey team has only five wins on the season - one of them via a forfeit - yet it finds itself among the WIAA's Sweet 16.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Lady Hodags beat D.C. Everest, Tomahawk, lock up GNC
Rhinelander kept winning, and locked up sole possession of the GNC title, defeating D.C. Everest 68-48 in a non-conference game Wednesday night followed by a 75-20 win over Tomahawk Thursday night.

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Outdoors
2019 Lions Club Fisheree
The 43rd annual Lions Club Fisheree drew ice anglers of all ages to Rhinelander's Boom Lake Feb. 9 and 10. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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natural reaction
The Lakeland hockey teams aren't the only ones competing on the ice this season, and the basketball teams are not the only ones scoring buckets. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Natural Resources Board approves department questions for spring hearings
Each April the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) holds a spring hearing in each county in the state. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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GLIFWC study: Climate change and painted turtles
The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) recently assessed 60 species of fish and wildlife important to tribal members in an effort to determine how they might be impacted by a warming climate. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Payment for Positives Program presented to the Natural Resources Board
Ahead of the spring hearings in April, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC), represented by Larry Bonde, recently brought several questions to the Natural Resources Board for possible inclusion on the spring hearings questionnaire. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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the lake where you live
As you travel to different lakes, you might have seen signs at boat landings warning about mercury content in the fish. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
Among the tiny creatures that float in our lakes, the Daphnia (water fleas) are arguably the most important. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Education
School district tweaks schedule to make up snow days
Bitter cold, ice and heavy snow has pummeled the Northwoods over the last several weeks, forcing the School District of Rhinelander to cancel classes on several occasions. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Zones of Regulation a positive tool at the schools
Last fall, the School District of Rhinelander implemented a new system called Zones of Regulation to help students understand their emotions and regulate their behavior. (subscriber acccess)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Students of the month
Rhinelander High School has announced its Students of the Month for January 2019. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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RHS announces first semester honor roll
To achieve honor roll status, Rhinelander High School students must take 4 or more classes and earn a GPA of 3.50 or higher. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Future business leaders get an early start at regionals
On Saturday, Feb. 2, Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA members competed in Nekoosa for FBLA Regionals against approximately 600 members in the North/Central Wisconsin area. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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NCES hosts Technology Showcase event
On Jan. 17, Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) invited families to learn how their children were using technology. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Attendance is important
School is important; for learning academics, for social-emotional development, for preparing the next group of leaders and multiple other wholesome reasons.(subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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