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Friday, October 20, 2017
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Administration committee deliberates Oneida budget
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Oneida County supervisors Dave Hintz and Bob Mott discuss electronic voting and adding a new position to the medical examiners office at Thursday’s Oneida County budget meeting.
Evan J. pretzer/lakeland times

Oneida County supervisors Dave Hintz and Bob Mott discuss electronic voting and adding a new position to the medical examiners office at Thursday’s Oneida County budget meeting.
In meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the Oneida County Administration Committee went through the 2018 budget for the region and deliberated on what to remove, and what to approve and send onward to the county board in November. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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News
Oneida County | Vilas County | Business
Substitute care in Vilas County remains a challenge
In 2014, the Vilas County board budgeted for 2015 $650,000 in the county social services budget for substitute care, which includes adoption and foster care. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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St. Germain sends draft ambulance agreement for review
The St. Germain Town Board on Thursday tabled for review a draft agreement for ambulance service with the town of Plum Lake. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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ATV ordinance to be discussed at Oct. 26 meeting
Newbold held a relatively light town board meeting on Oct. 13. Discussion and action at the meeting included approval of an aquatic invasive species prevention grant for Two Sisters Lake and approval of purchase of a new voter machine. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Hazelhurst sees final reading of sex offender ordinance
At last month's Hazelhurst Town Board meeting, the board heard the first reading of Ordinance 17-02, Sex Offender Residency Restrictions-Loitering. At this month's town board meeting, town chairman Tom Cushing provided the second and final reading of that ordinance. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Jarchow calls out Conservation Congress lobbying
The chairman of Wisconsin's Conservation Congress has been busy trying to dissuade legislators from supporting draft legislation to amend the state's wetland permitting laws, and state Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) called him out last week, saying he was engaged in inappropriate lobbying. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Short-term rentals now legal through Wisconsin
Homeowners who have been prevented by their municipalities from renting their homes on a short-term basis can now do so under certain conditions, under a late amendment to the state budget bill that Gov. Scott Walker did not veto. (subscriber access)
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Friday, October 13, 2017
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Opinions
Why Sports and politics do not mix
There's a famous Woody Allen joke: "Those who can't do teach, and those who can't teach teach gym."

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Getting in a tiff over TIFs
As we report in today's edition, the city of Eau Claire and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) have gotten themselves into a tif over TIFs, or tax incremental financing districts.

Friday, October 13, 2017
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War is not a spectator sport
On Oct. 15, 2010, a father who knew from painful personal sacrifice the terror and the loss of combat, wrote to his son, who was at that moment leading a Marine platoon enduring almost relentless combat: "I know you guys have taken some licks in the last few days. ... Robert you will likely lose one or more of your precious Marines if you haven't already.

Friday, October 13, 2017
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Keep them unknown: Mass shooters belong in dustbin of history
Another month, another mass shooting in America.

Last week, the familiar and devastatingly sad song and dance we're all too used to as a nation unfolded in Las Vegas.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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Hurricane relief: It's time to get out of the way
The hurricane devastation is severe. What should the federal government do?

Give us lots of money, say many.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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Democrats, don't blame the voters who are not racist
One of the great fringe benefits of working around American politics during the past 10 American presidencies has been the colorful characters I've gotten to meet.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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Outdoors
Features | Hunting | Fishing
Bobcat populations strong in Wisconsin
At last month's Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting, held at The Waters in Minocqua, one of the agenda items was an update on bobcat populations in the state. Bobcats have long been a favorite of hunters and trappers, but can prove elusive at best.

Friday, October 13, 2017
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A reminder to hunters regarding changes to the tagging of deer and turkey
As the archery and turkey seasons continue and the youth deer hunters will take to the field this weekend, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters about recently implemented changes involving the use of deer and turkey carcass tags.

Friday, October 13, 2017
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World Musky Hunt announces officers and board members for 2017-18
The World Musky hunt recently announced its officers and board members for the 2017-18 season. The "Hunt," as it is known, is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Each year the Hunt donates its proceeds to worthy organizations.

Friday, October 13, 2017
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Fish like a girl
Back in July I got involved in a program called Snapshot Wisconsin. This program is sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. Citizens across the state host DNR-supplied trail cameras on their own land. (subscriber access)

Friday, October 13, 2017
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traveling trails less traveled
And the winner is - Bittersweet Lake, which, between 1957 and 2012 I fished with clients, family and friends a whopping 351 times! (subscriber access)

Friday, October 13, 2017
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the lake where you live
A spawning fish can spread thousand or tens of thousands of eggs. One might think those numbers alone - multiplied by hundreds of spawners - would guarantee a strong species population year after year. (subscriber access)

Friday, October 13, 2017
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LT Sports
Sports | Lakeland Union High School | Mercer High School
Lakeland edges Mercer to win T-Bird Invite
Lakeland Union High School may have struggled to end the season on a high note during the Great Northern Conference schedule, but it had an opportunity to end the regular season with some positivity by hosting the T-Bird Volleyball Invite on Saturday. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Seniors lead LUHS to fifth straight swim win
Lakeland Union High School hosted its senior night for the final Great Northern Conference girls' swimming dual meet of the season on Thursday night. (

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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T-Birds end regular season with six-game unbeaten streak
Lakeland Union High School wrapped up its regular soccer season with two games before competing in the WIAA Division 3 Playoffs at New London this Thursday. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Gilson set to compete in Special Olympics North America Tennis Championships
One of the top athletes in the Northwoods is set to take her skills to the national stage.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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bring out the axe
It's the final week of the football season for Lakeland Union High School. It's the eighth in a row that won't include a playoff game, but there is still something to play for this week. (subscriber access)

Friday, October 13, 2017
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LUHS drops GNC finale to Tomahawk
Lakeland Union High School kicked off its 2017 Great Northern Conference volleyball campaign with a four-set win at Tomahawk back on Aug. 31. (subscriber access)

Friday, October 13, 2017
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Letters
Losing democracy and the power of the people
To the Editor:

It's going the way of the frog in the pot of slowly increasing heated water.

They say if you throw a frog in a pot of very hot water it will immediately jump out. But if you put it in a pot of water and slowly turn up the temperature, it will stay in the pot until it boils to death.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Kneeling during the raising of the flag
To the Editor:

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees the right to freedom of speech and expression in addressing the government for grievances.
(3 comments)


Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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More propaganda from Barnhill
To the Editor:

Barnhill and the Climate Alarmists are running from the "debate." (The Times, Sept. 29, 2017)


Friday, October 13, 2017
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Colorama Dinner thanks
To the Editor:

A note of much gratitude and many thanks to the Northwoods community for supporting the 58th annual Colorama Dinner that took place in September at Camp Manito-wish in Boulder Junction.


Friday, October 13, 2017
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'A slap in the face'
To the Editor:

Enough already! What exactly is happening in this country?

A movement I find very disturbing is this latest NFL protest by some athletes and teams to kneel before or during the National Anthem and protest our flag.


Friday, October 13, 2017
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Can't get an answer
To the Editor:

In trying to keep an open mind to the new mining bill proposal, and wanting to give its proponents a fair shake, I requested some basic information from Senator Tiffany on sulfide mines.
(2 comments)


Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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Community
Features | Area events calendar | Events/concerts
Calling Arctic Warrior obstacle sponsors
We are well on our way in the planning for the 2nd annual Arctic Warrior Obstacle and Snowshoe Races on Jan. 13, 2018.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Fish & Lure Auto Rally
It's almost here! The Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce will host the Inaugural Fish & Lure Fall Rally on Saturday, Oct. 21, beginning at the Presque Isle Community Center at noon.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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At Winchester Library
In tradition of the holidays in October, we here at the library will be carving pumpkins on Saturday, Oct. 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Law Dogs Lair Haunted House opens Oct. 21
The Law Dogs Lair Haunted House will be open starting Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Gaslight Square in downtown Minocqua.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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OC Veterans Council seeking members
The Oneida County Veterans Council in Rhinelander, consisting of reps from the American Legion, American Veterans (AmVets), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the County Veterans Service Office, is the organization that plans and executes the Rhinelander Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies and also takes care of the flags hanging throughout downtown Rhinelander.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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There's a ghost in your ice shanty!
Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 31 for a Spooktacular Halloween, including a haunted Shantytown and community trick-or-treating from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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