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Saturday, February 23, 2019
The Rhinelander High School Nordic ski team concluded an improved 2019 season with a banquet Monday night at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom.


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River News asks DA to investigate alleged open meetings violation
The Northwoods River News and its publisher Gregg Walker filed a request with the Oneida County district attorney's office Friday asking for an "official investigation of a potential open meetings law violation by certain members of the Rhinelander Common Council." (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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News
Alderperson wants accountability for Guild's hours
When the city of Rhinelander hired Daniel Guild last September as its new city administrator the two sides formalized an employment contract that states Guild "will be allowed reasonable flexibility to establish his own work schedule, however, a regular presence at City Hall is expected." (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Judge to allow forensic consultant to testify at Mendez trial
Marathon County Circuit Judge Jill Falstad will allow Oneida County prosecutors to call a retired Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent turned independent forensic consultant to testify at the upcoming murder trial of a 70-year-old Minocqua man accused of bludgeoning his wife back in 1982. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Minocqua man facing felony theft by contractor charge in connection with St. Germain project
A Minocqua man has been charged in Vilas County Circuit Court with felony theft by contractor in connection with $97,000 in payments from the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce and nearly $50,000 in payments from a private couple. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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RHS mock trial team finishes 4th at regionals
A new era has begun for the Rhinelander High School mock trial program. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Jensen criticizes Oneida County's hiring practices
An Oneida County supervisor renewed this week his criticism of Oneida County's hiring practices - a policy of only hiring from within county government rather than posting open positions to the public, unless there is not an adequate pool among current employees to fill a position - and this time he was joined by a second supervisor who compared the process to the closed shops of labor unions. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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SkyWest extends third summer flight by 3 weeks
The director of the Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport announced Tuesday morning that the third round-trip flight to Minneapolis operated by SkyWest will now run from June 14 to Aug. 31. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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New policy on student activism passes first reading
Monday evening's School District of Rhinelander Board of Education meeting moved along relatively quickly until it came time for the first readings of three new policy proposals. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Community
Rhinelander Area Food Pantry announces spring challenge
Once again the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is challenging local residents to contribute to the annual RAFP Spring Challenge. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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'Prevent Type 2' diabetes program informational meeting Feb. 28 in Rhinelander
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) "Prevent Type 2" diabetes program is a new offering through Ascension St Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Forward Rhinelander to announce 'Best of Rhinelander' winners Feb. 27
After tallying hundreds of votes, Forward Rhinelander is excited to announce 2019's "Best of Rhinelander" winners. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Library to host Dr. Seuss birthday bash Feb. 25
The whole family is invited to the Rhinelander District Library on Monday to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' 115th birthday. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Local history discussion to be held at VFW
There will be an opportunity to share and learn more about Rhinelander's past on Saturday, Feb. 23 starting at 10 a.m. at the VFW Ray Rousseau Post 3143, located at 120 Park Street in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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NATH sponsoring Brewers Fun Bus
Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc. (NATH) will host its second annual Milwaukee Brewers Fun Bus, sponsored by Ripco Credit Union, to benefit the Frederick Place homeless shelter. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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RAFP announces date change for CANtastic build event
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry has changed the build date for the 2019 CANtastic installations to Saturday, March 2. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Opinions
OUR VIEW
A new cast of characters is running City Hall these days but, we fear, the same cavalier attitude toward the state's open meetings and open records laws remains deeply entrenched. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Writer supports Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court
To the Editor:

Mark the date. On Tuesday, April 2, we have the opportunity to vote for Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. The election will likely decide the balance of the court for the coming decade.


Thursday, February 21, 2019
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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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Sports
Spink, Mosinee dominate Hodag hoops in regular season finale
Rhinelander allowed Jordan Spink Spink to go off for 38 points, and allowed a season high in an 83-62 loss to the Indians to close out the regular season.

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Youth hockey roundup
RIA bantams split games last weekend

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Photos: Middle school basketball
The James Williams Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade girls' basketball teams took on Tomahawk Monday, Feb. 18.



Saturday, February 23, 2019
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RIA to offer spring learn to skate session
The Rhinelander Ice Association is offering a Learn to Skate session this spring.

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Playoff march begins for Lady Hodags
Rhinelander opens tournament play tomorrow night against a familiar foe as Mosinee comes to town for a regional semifinal game at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium. The sixth-seeded Indians knocked off 11-seeded Wausau East 65-50 Tuesday in a regional quarterfinal game in Mosinee.



Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Hodag gymnasts to go for broke at sectionals
The RHS gymnastics team enters tomorrow night's WIAA Division 2 sectional meet in Antigo with the same expectations as the last few years - to try to end the season on a high note from a team perspective and to try to get at least one gymnast to qualify for state as an individual.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Defense dooms Hodag hoops down stretch vs. Rapids
Wisconsin Rapids scored 43 second-half points and edged away from the RHS boys' basketball team to a 67-60 win in a seesaw battle Monday at the Lincoln High School Fieldhouse.



Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Outdoors
natural reaction
Hazen Audel survives for a living. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Ron Schultz presents 'Wolves of Winter Park'
Like fish stories, stories about wolves tend to involve some dramatic claims, usually involving the size, speed and sneakiness of the wolf. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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The Lake Where You Live
One way for the ice fishing and general ice enjoyment season to end is with an excess of snow. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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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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Education
James Williams Middle School students make 'kindness chain'
At the end of December, the eighth-grade students at James Williams Middle School (JWMS) began learning the importance of random acts of kindness. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Dairy Queen to host first ever fundraising Share Night Feb. 26
Dairy Queen of Rhinelander will host its first ever Dairy Queen Share Night from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 in cooperation with Rhinelander High School's France 2020 trip. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Nativity Catholic announces second quarter honor roll
Nativity Catholic School in Rhinelander recently announced its second quarter honor roll. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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JWMS January Students of the month
James Williams Middle School recently announced its January Students of the Month. Pictured, from left to right, are Morgan Whitaker (6th Grade), Camryn Huber (8th Grade), Emma Chiamulera (7th Grade), Owen Kurtz (7th Grade), Michael Bowman (8th Grade), and Iain Rumney (6th Grade). (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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RHS Students of the Month
Rhinelander High School recently announced its February Students of the Month. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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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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