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February 17, 2018

Sweetest day: Taste of Chocolate returns Feb. 9
Submitted photoChocolate lovers will have many sweet treats to choose from Friday evening as Downtown Rhinelander businesses host the 11th annual Taste of Chocolate event.
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Chocolate lovers will have many sweet treats to choose from Friday evening as Downtown Rhinelander businesses host the 11th annual Taste of Chocolate event.
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Chocolate lovers will have many treats to choose from Friday evening as Downtown Rhinelander businesses host the 11th annual Taste of Chocolate event from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


FBLA/DECA planning day of elegance with prom expo, dress resale
The Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA group is planning a day of elegance Feb. 24 that will include a prom expo and dress resale.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Authorities investigate suspicious note at RHS
Law enforcement officials investigated a suspicious note found at Rhinelander High School Friday morning, but determined students were not in danger, the School District of Rhinelander announced in a press release late Friday.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

UPDATE: Police say money was the motive in alleged murder-for-hire plot
A 27-year-old Rhinelander woman has been arrested on suspicion of solicitation to commit the first-degree intentional homicide of her husband, according to a press release from the Rhinelander Police Department.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Panel upholds city clerk's decision on mayoral ballot
The Wisconsin Election Commission has upheld Rhinelander city clerk Val Foley's decision to keep mayoral candidate Christopher Frederickson's name off the spring ballot.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mardi Gras Music
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lights of the Northwoods donates to The Friends of the Rhinelander Parks
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Council votes to hire Green Golf Partners to operate Northwood
The full Rhinelander City Council on Monday approved the hiring of Green Golf Partners (GGP) to manage Northwood Golf Course, with the final contract to be approved at a special meeting once it is finalized.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rhinelander woman wins Golden Ticket at Taste of Chocolate
Chocolate lovers packed CT's Deli Friday night after the 11th annual Taste of Chocolate event in anticipation of the announcement of the winner of the $1,000 Golden Ticket.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

State upholds clerk's decision on mayoral ballot
The Wisconsin Election Commission has upheld Rhinelander city clerk Val Foley's decision to keep mayoral candidate Christopher Frederickson's name off the spring ballot.

Frederickson was deemed ineligible to be on the ballot after his opponent, alderman Alex Young, filed a formal complaint alleging technical errors made 56 of the 75 signatures collected in support of Frederickson's candidacy invalid, leaving him with less than the required 50 valid signatures.

According to state law, nomination papers are to be dated after signatures are collected, however in the case of some of Frederickson's paperwork the pages were dated before the signatures were collected.

Another mayoral candidate, Scott Counter, made the same error and Young challenged those papers as well. After reviewing the challenges, city clerk Val Foley removed both men's names from the ballot, leaving Young as the only official candidate.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

RPD no longer buying fuel from Oneida County
Towards the end of the county's public works committee meeting last Thursday, state patrol superintendent Ben Rich revealed the highway department will stop selling fuel to the Rhinelander Police Department.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Crowds brave cold for 'Taste of Chocolate'
Sweets and bargains were in good supply Friday evening during the 11th annual Taste of Chocolate event in downtown Rhinelander.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Kiwanis Winter Escapes set for March 3
Tickets are on sale now for the Rhinelander Kiwanis Club's 31st annual Winter Escapes Extravaganza fundraiser.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Long-time River News delivery driver dies
A newspaper is made up of more than just the people who write the stories, take the photos, design the advertisements and answer the telephone.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

City denies conflict of interest in handling of Green Golf Partners contract
When the city of Rhinelander's golf advisory and finance, wage and salary committees voted Tuesday to accept a proposal submitted by Green Golf Partners (GGP) to manage Northwood Golf Course they selected a firm that was already familiar to anyone who has been following the recent history of the beleagured city-owned course.(subscriber access)
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

City to seek funding for $16.5 million Stevens Street project
City of Rhinelander officials are hoping that lightning will strike twice and they will be able to secure state and federal funding to pay for the majority of a major infrastructure project that could start as soon as 2019.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 10, 2018

CANtastic organizers seeking build teams
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry and the Rouman Cinema are sponsoring the eighth annual CANtastic event to be held this spring.

This year's theme is "Toon' In To Hunger."

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Finance committee sends capital borrowing requests to council
The city of Rhinelander finance, wage and salary committee on Tuesday finalized a list of items representing just under $1 million in biennial capital borrowing for a final vote by the City Council on Monday.(subscriber access)
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Minocqua man charged in cold case murder
Oneida County sheriff's investigators believe they have solved one of the Northwoods most notorious cold cases bringing to an end a mystery that has endured for more than 30 years.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Nicolet College slashes textbook costs in many classes
For many college students, there's no way around it.

Textbooks are expensive.

Students commonly shell out hundreds of dollars each and every semester for the required books.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

City panels select firm for golf course management
The city of Rhinelander took another step toward getting itself out of the golf business Tuesday when two of its committees accepted the proposal of Indianapolis-based Green Golf Partners to take over management of Northwood Golf Course.(subscriber access)
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

City planning $2.75 million in street work this summer
The city of Rhinelander's public works and finance committees approved a plan Tuesday to borrow $2.75 million to repair 15.86 miles of city streets this summer.(subscriber access)
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

WisDOT opts for roundabout for intersection of highways 8 and 47
Motorists, prepare yourselves. Rhinelander is getting a roundabout.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced Tuesday it has decided to build a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 47 in Rhinelander.(subscriber access)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Vendors can register for Hodag Home Show
Vendors can sign up now for the 30th annual Hodag Home and Lifestyle Show to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at Rhinelander High School.(subscriber access)
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Appointment committee accepting applications for Nicolet Board of Trustees
The Nicolet College District Board Appointment Committee is accepting applications to fill three seats on the college's nine-member Board of Trustees.
Thursday, February 8, 2018

WisDOT opts for roundabout for intersection of highways 8 and 47
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced Tuesday it has selected the roundabout option for the upcoming reconstruction of the intersection of U.S. Highway 8 and State Highway 47 in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Community celebrates seven years of Frederick Place
The Rhinelander community celebrated a special milestone Saturday, the seventh anniversary of the day the Frederick Place homeless shelter first opened its doors. Over 150 people attended an Anniversary Gala and Dance Saturday at the Taj Mahal in Rhinelander.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Local public health official offers advice on avoiding the flu
Public health officials across the U.S. have said this year's flu season is the worst in recent memory and, more ominously, it has yet to reach its peak. According to local health officials, Northwoods residents are battling the flu along with the rest of the nation.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Parks panel votes to borrow $25K for Hodag Park project
In a show of good faith, the city of Rhinelander parks, buildings and grounds committee voted Monday to earmark a $25,000 chunk of the city's next capital borrowing budget for improvements at Hodag Park. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 3, 2018

State Supreme Court candidate stops in Rhinelander
Attorney Tim Burns, one of three candidates seeking to replace Justice Michael Gableman on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, made a campaign stop Jan. 26 at Tula's in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Forward Rhinelander hears from Wausau planner
Forward Rhinelander, a civic advocacy group focused on community and economic development, invited Wausau economic development manager Christian Schock to its meeting Thursday at the ArtStart arts and cultural center. (subscriber access)
Saturday, February 3, 2018


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