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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Area motorists had an opportunity Tuesday to try out the new roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highways 8 and State Highway 47 as it was partially opened for use.


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Oneida County capital improvement requests mushroom to $7.9 million
Oneida County departmental capital improvement requests for the 2020 budget year have swelled to nearly $8 million, putting pressure on the county's general fund at a time when supervisors are also trying to find new revenues or spending cuts to raise employee wages by about $800,000 a year. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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News
Oneida County AIS program receives committee support
Supporters of Oneida County's Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program got a boost of confidence from the Oneida County Conservation and UW-Extension Education Committee last week. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Iliopoulos trial set for Sept. 4
Just one day into the new school year former Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) janitor Stavros Iliopoulos will stand trial on felony charges including first-degree child sexual assault, false imprisonment and child enticement. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Oneida County Highway Department continues to mull capital improvement options
As Oneida County continues to look at capital improvements, one "big ticket" type item on the list of considerations will likely continue to be the future of the county's highway department property on Kemp Street in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Marker installed on gravestone of Lakeland area servicemember lost during World War II
On Dec. 25, 1943, Arbor Vitae native Dennis Joseph Paquette, serving in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II, celebrated his 26th birthday. It was also the last day of his life. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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City receives $77,000 in bills from law firm
The city of Rhinelander has received invoices totally approximately $77,000 for professional services rendered by the von Briesen & Roper law firm during the months of May and June as well as for services associated with the firm's investigation into four city personnel complaints. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Guild: Kingman personnel file 'inappropriately removed' from city files
The personnel file of former City of Rhinelander Director of Public Works Tim Kingman was "inappropriately removed" from city files, according to city administrator Daniel Guild. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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New judge assigned to Wolfe trial
Former longtime Marathon County Judge Gregory Grau has been assigned to oversee the first degree murder trial of a Lac du Flambeau man this November. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Community
Rhinelander VFW Post 3143 to hold Sept. 11 ceremony, flag retirement
Rhinelander VFW Post 3143 will hold a ceremony on Sept. 11 to honor police, fire, first responders and military as well as properly retire U.S. flags that have been collected.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Purple potatoes, and other unique tubers, available at the Hodag Farmers Market
A couple weeks ago many customers ventured down to the Hodag Farmers Market in search of small new potatoes. They are quite a treat boiled with fresh peas and mixed into a lovely white sauce.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Paranormal researcher to speak at Rhinelander library Aug. 26
Audiences should prepare themselves for a strange evening Monday, Aug. 26 when paranormal researcher Chad Lewis speaks at the Rhinelander District Library.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Park City Credit Union CEO named Leader of the Year
Invited to be a speaker at the CU Leadership Convention, Park City Credit Union CEO Val Mindak was taken aback when she was named 2019 Leader of the Year.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Nominations open for Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group are accepting nominations for the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest from now through Aug. 30.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Eleven consecutive years on Inc. 5000 list for Americollect
Americollect has been named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, marking the 11th year in a row it has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in America, the company announced in a press release.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Fire department urges residents to sign up for free smoke detectors
Between 2012 and 2016 the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that only 74 percent of American homes had smoke detectors present. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Opinions
Reader shares thoughts on Oneida County AIS coordinator position
Our family has owned lakefront property in Oneida County for nearly 65 years. It has been a summer home, a permanent residence, and now once again is a summer home. I am one of the 75 percent of non-resident lake property owners.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Reader believes downtown sidewalks are too cluttered
I recently walked downtown and was surprised that the downtown Brown Street sidewalk was cluttered with clothing racks, bulletin boards, tables, chairs and flower planters.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Reader offers thoughts on tactical firearms
To the Editor:

I have been in the military, on rifle teams, carried enforcement credentials, a lifetime hunter and owner of guns, and as a civilian could get along well with single shot firearms (admittedly, I do own some repeaters). (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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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)
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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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Sports
Mosinee picked first, Hodags sixth in GNC Media Poll
When it comes to the top of Great Northern Conference football in 2019, two things seems certain - Mosinee and Medford. Behind them, expect the highest level of parity the conference has seen in its 11 years of existence.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Hodag tennis goes 4-1 in Wausau Invite
The Hodags had winning records in six of the seven flights and went 4-1 overall in the two-day Wausau Invite that concluded Tuesday.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Mixed Couples Pool League to meet Sept. 15
Collection of the $40 sponsor fee for Mixed Couples Pool League will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15 at Brokers.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Men's pool league to meet Sept. 12
The organizational meeting for the 2019-2020 season of the Rhinelander Men's Pool League will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at Twin Pines.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Mosinee picked first, Hodags sixth in GNC Media Poll
When it comes to Great Northern Conference football in 2019, one thing seems certain - Mosinee and Medford should contend for the title. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Hodag tennis goes 4-1 in Wausau Invite
With only half of its lineup from last year back on the court, the Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team nearly got off to the same start it did a year ago. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Notebook: Three more RHS teams start practice
A final group of RHS sports teams started practice Monday for the fall sports season. (subscriber access)

Thursday, August 22, 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
Nicolet College Quick Start runs through Aug. 30
Anyone looking to enroll at Nicolet College for fall semester can make swift work of the admissions process during Quick Start which runs weekdays in the Red Oak Center through Friday, Aug. 30.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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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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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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