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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Snowshoers traversed the trails at Holiday Acres during the annual Snowshoe Hare Snowshoe Race Saturday, Jan. 12. (subscriber access)


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Oneida County stumpage revenue surpasse
The Oneida County forestry department didn't quite win the lottery, but they had cake anyway as county stumpage revenue hit a record and exceeded $2 million for the first time this past year. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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News
'Mission Wisconsin' aims to recruit veterans
Local government and economic officials, and representatives from two Minocqua area businesses, gathered at Nicolet College in Rhinelander Friday to hear state officials explain how they can be part of new initiatives designed to entice military members leaving the service to relocate to Wisconsin. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Moving the snow: For city crews, it's not the amount, it's the frequency
While the Rhinelander area may not have abundant snowcover at the moment, Rhinelander public works director Tim Kingman is quick to point out that it doesn't matter how much snow comes down, street department crews have to take care of it quickly. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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RPPA selling stuffed Odin dogs as fundraiser
The Rhinelander Professional Police Association is continuing its stuffed dog fundraiser with a set of mini stuffed animals in the likeness of new K-9 officer Odin. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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One killed in snowmobile accident in Schoepke
One person was killed in a snowmobile accident early Sunday morning in the town of Schoepke. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Woman suffers gunshot wound after domestic incident
A woman was transported to the emergency room of the Howard Young Medical Center for treatment Jan. 9 after suffering a gunshot wound, Minocqua Police report. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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LdF Gookomis Endaad partners with Vilas County to aid inmate reintroduction into community
With a goal of rehabilitating those impacted by addiction to opioids and alcohol, the Lac du Flambeau Gookomis Endaad has partnered with the Vilas County Jail to offer a comprehensive program providing a healthy re-entry into area communities. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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One killed in snowmobile accident in Schoepke (UPDATE)
One person was killed in a snowmobile accident early Sunday morning in the town of Schoepke.

According to the Oneida County sheriff's office, a call came in just after 1 a.m. on Sunday reporting a snowmobile crash on Old 26 Road in the town of Schoepke. According to sheriff's captain Tyler Young, the snowmobile left the trail and struck trees off the side of the trail. The operator, Richard John Krook, 37, of Pelican Lake, passed away at the scene from injuries sustained as a result of the accident. 


Sunday, January 13, 2019
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Community
Associated Bank donates to OCEDC to support Northwoods entrepreneurship
Associated Bank recently donated $4,000 to the Oneida County Economic Development Corporation to support entrepreneurial development in the region. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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WREA to host Wisconsin Retirement System Seminar
The Rhinelander Area Retired Educators' Association (WREA) will host a free seminar for participants of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the tiered classroom at Rhinelander High School, 665 Coolidge Avenue. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Free income tax assistance available
Trained and certified volunteers, through the AARP Tax Aide Program, will provide free 2018 Federal and State Income Tax and Wisconsin Homestead Credit preparation and electronic filing. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Third annual Women's March of the Northwoods set for Jan. 19
The third annual Women's March of the Northwoods will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan 19 in Minocqua, organizers announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Juday honored posthumously with Lifetime Philanthropy Award
Long-time Nicolet College Foundation donor E.T. "Tug" Juday has been honored with the Outstanding Lifetime Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeast Wisconsin Chapter. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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January is National Radon Action Month
One in 10 homes in Wisconsin have high radon levels, according to the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD). (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Ascension at Home achieves three-star rating in 'We Honor Veterans' program
Ascension at Home in both Arbor Vitae and Rhinelander have earned a level three star rating in the "We Honor Veterans" program. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Opinions
Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it
If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Wisconsin, this message is primarily for you. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Treasurers remind property owners to pay their tax bills
To the Editor:

Property taxpayers should have received their 2018 tax bills. If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact your county or your local treasurer. (subscriber access)


Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Tony Evers: Putting people last
There's a saying by David Greenberg about using "spin" in politics: Don't get spun, even about spin.

Thursday, January 10, 2019
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Democracy depends on open government
They say what's good for the goose is good for the gander, but when it comes to public records, the state Legislature doesn't seem to believe in this principle.(subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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2019: The year of the watchdog
According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dog is fast winding down and the Year of the Pig - good fortune and prosperity to all - will soon be upon us.

Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Local railroad club sends its regrets regarding open house
To the Editor:

The Rhinelander Railroad Club regrets that it was unable to host its annual end-of-the-year open house this year.


Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Food pantry official thanks local grocers
Once again the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry staff, committee and board extend a sincere thanks to all the volunteers who serve at the pantry in any capacity and all of you who support our efforts to help those less fortunate with your food and financial donations.



Monday, December 31, 2018
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Sports
Lady Hodags get past Antigo, move to 6-0 in GNC
Kenedy Van Zile led three Hodags in double digits as Rhinelander outlasted Antigo 55-42 at Sheldon Fieldhouse in the second half of a boys-girls doubleheader.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Hodag swimmers take third in Appleton
The Rhinelander High School boys' swim team racked up a number of top-five finishes and placed third overall Friday in the seven-team Appleton North/East Lightning Invite.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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RHS wrestlers place 7th at SPASH Duals
The majority of Rhinelander's wrestlers finished above .500 Saturday as the Hodags placed seventh out of 10 teams in the SPASH Duals in Stevens Point.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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RHS Nordic takes fifth at Lakewood
The Rhinelander High School Nordic ski team was able to break out its classic skis for the first time in race conditions this season Saturday at the Last Minute Why Not Classic race at McCauslin Brook Country Club in Lakewood.



Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Reserves for the road
The Hodags got a combined 31 points off the bench from Ross Skeen and Quinn Lamers, put the clamps on Antigo sharpshooter Sebastian Noskowiak and rolled to a 67-54 win over the Red Robins Friday night at Sheldon Fieldhouse.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Rhinelander Swim Club competes in Medford
The Rhinelander Swim Club started off 2019 by swimming in Medford Saturday, Jan. 5.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Hodag swimmers set two pool records, beat Antigo 116-34
The Hodags took down two Heck Pool records, and nearly set a third, as they beat Antigo 116-34 in a Great Northern Conference dual meet.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Outdoors
Perch and pike at the end of the Rainbow
Ed Choinski, founder of the Rainbow Flowage Ice Fishing Jamboree, calls out a winner during the awards ceremony at the Sloan Community Center in Lake
Ed Choinski, founder of the Rainbow Flowage Ice Fishing Jamboree, calls out a winner during the awards ceremony at the Sloan Community Center in Lake
A red sun rose over the Rainbow Flowage last Saturday like a tip-up flag on the horizon, and that's just the sight an army of anglers was hoping to see on the ice, as hundreds of fishermen turned out for the annual Rainbow Ice Fishing Jamboree. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Hunters help make CWD testing successful
Last winter, the first chronic wasting disease (CWD)-positive deer was found in the wild herd in the Northwoods. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Dog nearly drowns in large hole on Vilas County lake
A couple of hikers had a harrowing experience on Vilas County's Towanda Lake during their visit to the Northwoods over the holidays. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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2018 final deer season numbers are in
From the numbers provided on the Department of Natural Resources website, it appears the 2018 deer harvest was a bit better, overall, in most zones, compared to recent years. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Lake Association of Oneida Lake conducts lake study and planning
The Lake Association of Oneida Lake (LAOL) and consulting scientists from White Water Associates have implemented the Oneida Lake Stewardship Program. In this multi-year lake study and planning project, professional scientists, resource managers, and Oneida Lake volunteers are actively investigating Oneida Lake and its surroundings. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Fresh tracks to the future
On a recent evening I approached a lake I have been fishing for weeks and I was immediately struck by a set of footprints leading out across the otherwise blank page of ice. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge celebrates its 15th year
More than 150 kids and their families packed the Lakeland Union High School commons the evening of New Year's Day for the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Challenge awards banquet. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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Education
Challenge bowl
Four schools and a total of 24 teams went head-to-head during the annual Financial Investment Challenge Bowl Jan. 9 at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 12, 2019
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How to help your kids protect their digital footprint and reputation
As part of its monthly newsletter, Hodag Pride, the School District of Rhinelander shares tips on how to help students responsibly navigate the digital world. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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CAVOC is a winter wonderland
The Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom and the School District of Rhinelander's school forest in the town of Pelican offer numerous winter-related educational opportunities. (subscriber access)

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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RHS Students of the month
Rhinelander High School has announced its December Students of the Month.

Saturday, December 29, 2018
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JWMS Students of the Month
James Williams Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for November. (Subscriber access)

Saturday, December 29, 2018
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T
On Nov. 30, Crescent Elementary School took part in a schoolwide cheer celebrating students who demonstrate respectfulness, according to a school district press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 22, 2018
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NCES students send holiday greetings around the world
The first grade and fifth grade students at Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) recently participated in a holiday card exchange, the school announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Saturday, December 22, 2018
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