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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Rhinelander High School girls' basketball coach Ryan Clark believes this year's team has the potential to be better than last year's squad that won 14 games overall and finished second in the Great Northern Conference.


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City panel debates health insurance issues
Like municipalities across the country, the city of Rhinelander is constantly looking for ways to reduce health insurance costs. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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News
2019 tax levy, county budget head to Oneida board
Next year's Oneida County budget heads to the full county board this morning for discussion and decision, with a proposed 2019 property tax increase of 1.9 percent, or $313,663. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Merrill woman killed in Highway 8 crash
A 52-year-old woman was killed late Friday evening in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 8 near Rhinelander.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the operator of a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville traveling westbound on Highway 8 lost control of her vehicle at approximately 10:15 p.m. Friday, crossed the center line and traveled into the path of an eastbound semi-tractor trailer.


Saturday, November 10, 2018
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DOJ seeks to shield wrongdoers from public exposure
The Lakeland Times is heading to court next week in an effort to force the state Department of Justice to release names of employees disciplined for misconduct that the department continues to shield from public access. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Oneida, Vilas midterm voter turnout mirrored the rest of the state, country
Election officials across Wisconsin and the U.S. reported huge crowds Tuesday for the fall midterm election and the Northwoods was included in the rush to the polls. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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City sets Jan. 23 deadline for Stevens Street bids
Although the status of one potential piece of the funding for the proposed Stevens Street reconstruction project is unknown, the city of Rhinelander's public works committee learned Monday that the project bids should be ready for review in February. 9subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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How to succeed in business:  RHS students participate in entrepreneurship simulation
Approximately 140 Rhinelander High School marketing, accounting and money management students took time out from their regular classes Wednesday to take part in the Mini Business World simulation at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Parks committee hears report on historical complex
The Pioneer Park Historical Complex has been shuttered for the winter following a "really wonderful" season, coordinator Kerry Bloedorn told the city of Rhinelander's parks, buildings and grounds committee at its Oct. 29 meeting. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 8, 2018
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Community
Salvation Army bell ringing kicks off Nov. 16
The 2018 Salvation Army Bell Ringing season will begin Friday, Nov. 16, at Shopko and Trig's in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Food pantry looks to social media for support
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is participating in a challenge grant sponsored by SeedMoney.org, a Maine-based 501c3 nonprofit organization that is helping food pantry gardens to thrive by offering access to crowdfunding. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Bake sale to benefit adoptable pets Nov. 17
The Oneida County Humane Society is seeking donations of homemade treats for its annual bake sale to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander. (subscriber accesws0

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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American Cancer Society to hold Great American Smokeout Nov. 15
The American Cancer Society will mark the 43rd annual Great American Smokeout® Thursday, Nov. 15. It's an opportunity for everyone to take action and commit to healthy, smoke-free lives - not just for a day, but year-round. 9subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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How to stay healthy for the holidays
This season, when you are celebrating the holidays with your loved ones, the last thing you will want is to be sick with the flu. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Soup for Shelter and Jingle Your Way to the Holidays fundraisers on tap this weekend
A pair of benefit fundraisers are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 8, 2018
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Rhinelander Historical Museum to host piano recital Nov. 11
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of world leaders signing the Armistice ending World War I, the Rhinelander Historical Society will present Robert Schubert, violinist, and Mara Prausa, pianist, in recital at the museum, 9 S. Pelham Street on Sunday, Nov. 11 starting at 4 p.m. (subscriber access)

Thursday, November 8, 2018
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Opinions
Why the names matter
As we report in today's edition, oral arguments will be heard next week in Dane County circuit court in our case to win release of the names of state Department of Justice workers disciplined for misconduct. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Charities are facing a crisis, but there's help
To the Editor:

For centuries, people have been donating to charity, supporting the causes and organizations most important to them. (subscriber access)


Thursday, November 8, 2018
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Racine case shows folly of official secrecy
Secrecy in government, compounded by court-ordered secrecy, gives rise to speculation and rumor. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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On election day, tax proposals deserve special scrutiny
As voters trek to the polls next week, there are no lack of issues and interests upon which to base a person's vote, not least voters' feeling about whether the state and country are headed in the right direction. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Republicans are wrong on health care
To the Editor:

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, is insurance-based health care legislation designed to improve Americans' access to medical care at lower costs. (subscriber access)


Thursday, November 1, 2018
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Don't believe the mining hype
To the Editor:

Potential mining jobs at Lynne: Don't believe the hype. (subscriber access)


Thursday, November 1, 2018
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PATH provides nonpartisan information on health care
To the Editor:

Access to affordable health care and prescription medicine is one of the most important issues in the upcoming state elections. (subscriber access)


Thursday, November 1, 2018
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Sports
Millot to retire as RHS soccer coach
After more than two decades on the sidelines at Rhinelander High School, coach Dan Millot is hanging up his whistle. The long-time boys' and girls' soccer coach announced that he is stepping away from the programs Monday evening.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Winnicki 7th in 500, 16th in butterfly at state
Winnicki finished seventh in the state in the 500-yard freestyle Friday night at the UW-Natatorium in Madison. She set a personal-best time of 5 minutes, 18.84 seconds in the event - finishing one spot and 2.74 seconds off the podium.



Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Team review: RHS cross country
With a young roster chock-full of freshmen and sophomores, RHS cross country coach M.J. Laggis sees the nucleus from something special in the future.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Rhinelander Little League to hold annual meeting Nov. 26
Rhinelander Little League baseball and softball will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at Hodag Lanes.



Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Flory, Henrichs win RHS fastest harrier awards
Two of Rhinelander's top runners throughout the 2018 season were honored Thursday night during the RHS cross country team banquet at Hodag Lanes.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Photo: 'Fish' tales
Rhinelander Nordic ski families had an opportunity to listen to one of the country's top coaches Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Photos: RIA Faceoff Banquet draws a crowd
The Rhinelander Ice Association held its ninth annual Faceoff Banquet at Holiday Acres Resort Saturday, Nov. 3.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Outdoors
CWD sampling opportunities available for deer season
Targeted chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance will occur in two separate areas near Rhinelander this fall, the Department of Natural Resources reports. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
Hunting season is fast approaching, as evidenced by a visit to any local sporting good shop. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Feeding and baiting ban continues in the Northwoods
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has made its way into the Northwoods, affecting hunters and animal watchers alike. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Lake Where You Live
In our lakes, algae form the bottom of the food chain, but it's really the sun that drives the whole process, from the algae all the way to the bass, walleye or musky we catch. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Newbold TIS committee holds public information meeting
The Town of Newbold received a grant from Lumberjack RC&D in 2018 to complete a survey of invasive species along town roads. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
This week I was fortunate to be asked to sit in on a meeting with some of the folks from Oneida Country Land and Water, zoning, forestry, the DNR, Lumberjack RC&D, lake associations and other interested parties, to offer input on the next 10-year Oneida County Land and Water Resource Management Plan. This week I was fortunate to be asked to sit in on a meeting with some of the folks from Oneida Country Land and Water, zoning, forestry, the DNR, Lumberjack RC&D, lake associations and other interested parties, to offer input on the next 10-year Oneida County Land and Water Resource Management Plan. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Fish Like A Girl
With chronic wasting disease (CWD) spreading across the state, and it becoming a hot-button item issue around the Midwest, there are many attempts being made to help better understand how the disease is moving and figuring out ways to help minimize its spread. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 27, 2018
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Education
Rhinelander High School students perform at Madison music conference
Rhinelander High School music students Adam Bloom and Elijah Evers performed recently at the 2018 Wisconsin State Music Conference in Madison. 9subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Rhinelander teachers and counselor present at meeting of art educators
The School District of Rhinelander not only represented but also presented at the annual Wisconsin Art Educator Association (WAEA) conference this year. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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NCES students visit state landmarks
Northwoods Community Elementary School third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students recently took a fall field trip to some unique Wisconsin landmarks (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Bake-off teaches middle school students about character
James Williams Middle School students learned a lessson recently about character and the importance of giving back to the community. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Celebrating afterschool activities
Families gathered at the YMCA of the Northwoods Thursday Oct. 25 to enjoy dinner, activities, games and socialization as part of the annual Lights on Afterschool celebration, which supports safe, stimulating after-school programs. (subscriber access)

Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Understanding the school referendum
On Nov. 6, voters in over 82 Wisconsin school districts will be asking for debt and revenue limit increases. (subscriber access)



Saturday, October 27, 2018
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A fall adventure: NCES students visit Merrill orchard
The 4-year-old and 5-year- old kindergarteners, first and second graders from Northwoods Community Elementary School visited Helene's Hilltop Orchard Oct. 17. (subscriber access)

Saturday, October 27, 2018
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