The Northwoods River News (2024)

Team review: RHS baseball

The Hodags won only one game and finished last in the Great Northern Conference. The losses were a mix of lopsided defeats and games like the one in Ashland that appeared to be within reach, had the team come up with a clutch hit, a key defensive play, or simply …

JEREMY MAYO Sports Editor
July 9, 2024

Babe Ruth Roundup

Rhinelander fell behind early last Tuesday night and could not recover in a 12-2 loss to first-place Crandon in Northwoods Babe Ruth Senior League play at Stafford Field.

July 9, 2024

Police department marks 20th anniversary of officer’s sacrifice

On the Fourth of July, the Rhinelander Police Department’s Facebook page featured just one post. The brief message commemorated the 20th anniversary of the death of Sgt. Stephen G. Martin.

HEATHER SCHAEFER Editor
July 9, 2024

Rebels rally to split with Minocqua

Tyler Chariton smacked a single to left with one out in the seventh to cap a four-run rally as the Rebels stunned the 89ers in dramatic fashion 6-5 at Stafford Field. The win allowed Rhinelander to salvage a split of their home-and-home series with the 89ers after losing the opener …

JEREMY MAYO Sports Editor
July 9, 2024

Fireworks in Lake Tomahawk on the Fourth of July

The Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks beat the Chicago All-Stars for the second straight year, a traditional matchup on the Fourth of July.

TREVOR GREENE Reporter
July 9, 2024

Project North organizers announce submission deadlines

Project North, a collaborative music, art, and sustainability festival, will return to downtown Rhinelander on Sept. 20-21.

July 9, 2024

Rhinelander’s very own Hodag was in a patriotic mood Thursday, July 4, 2024 as it rode on top of a van with an American flag during the city’s Independence Day Parade.

July 9, 2024

School district receives state tech ed grant

The School District of Rhinelander is celebrating a substantial boost to its ongoing effort to modernize technical education facilities and equipment at James Williams Middle School and Rhinelander High School.

HEATHER SCHAEFER Editor
July 9, 2024

Celebrating Smokey’s enduring message

Smokey Bear celebrated his 80th birthday last Tuesday evening with a visit to the home of another legend of the woodlands — the Rhinelander Hodag.

HEATHER SCHAEFER Editor
July 9, 2024

Teens make court appearances in death of Lincoln Hills employee

A second teenager has been charged in connection with the death of a Lincoln Hills youth counselor following an assault at the detention center on June 24.

July 9, 2024

Waterway below Eagle River bridge temporarily closed for vehicle retrieval

The waterway below the Bridge Street bridge in Eagle River was temporarily closed to marine traffic Friday morning so that a vehicle could be retrieved from the water, according to the Eagle River Police Department.

July 9, 2024

St. Germain board approves disc golf course — with conditions

After mulling the idea for several weeks, the St. Germain Town Board voted during its Thursday, June 27 meeting to allow the use of a parcel of town-owned property for the development of a disc golf course — as long as certain conditions are met.

FRED WILLISTON Special to the Lakeland Times
July 9, 2024

Michael Francis Vanney

Mike Vanney, age 70, died July 1, 2024 surrounded by loved ones, after a struggle with colon cancer followed by leukemia.

July 9, 2024

Robert F. Seidel

Robert F. Seidel, age 74, of Rhinelander, died on July 1, 2024 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. He was born on December 21, 1949, in Rhinelander, the son of Reynold and Edna (Greunke) Seidel.

July 9, 2024

Helen Irene Sigurdson

Helen Irene Sigurdson, age 95, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2024 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born January 14, 1929, in Eau Claire, to Arne and Elfrieda Rindal.

July 9, 2024

Debora Jean (Huber) Labodda

Debora Jean (Huber) Labodda, age 67, of Rhinelander, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

July 9, 2024

County treasurer issues property tax reminder

To the Editor: The second installment of the 2023 Oneida & Vilas County property tax bills is due by July 31, 2024.

July 9, 2024

These are the good times

To the Editor: Have we all failed to notice that these are the good times? Yes, we have!

July 9, 2024

Your Right to Know

The bill moved with lightning speed. It was introduced last December, passed the state Senate in January and the Assembly in February, and was signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers in March. 2023 Wisconsin Act 253 allows police and corrections officials to charge some requesters of video and audio …

July 9, 2024

Babe Ruth Roundup: Preppers rally past Lakeland 11-6

Rhinelander found itself on the ropes early Monday night against a Lakeland team it had routed on the road a week prior, but got the offense going late to remain in the hunt for first place in the Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League standings.

July 5, 2024

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