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28 Jul News

Local June Unemployment Estimates

While most monthly county unemployment estimates were up in June, the Northwoods rates were more of a mixed bag. That June data come from Bureau of Labor Statistics and released by the Department of Workforce Development. In June, the overall state rate was up slightly to 4.9% Looking locally, Lincoln County’s rate was up slightly, ...

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28 Jul News

Marathon County Crow Tests Positive for West Nile

A bird found in North Central Wisconsin has tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to the Marathon County Health Department, that bird, a dead crow, was located near Wausau earlier this month. West Nile Virus is spread to birds and other animals through mosquito bites. The virus can also be transmitted to humans, but ...

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28 Jul News

Camping Fees Increasing at State Parks

Starting today campers at state parks, forests and recreation areas will have to pay a bit more. As part of the budget passed this month by legislature and signed by Governor Scott Walker, camping fees will increase. Camping rates will increase between $3 and $6 per night for residents and between $6 and $9 per ...

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28 Jul News

Local VFW Ladies Auxilary Member Receives National Award

A local member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars was recently recognized at their national convention. Victoria Newbauer, who also serves as president of the Department of Wisconsin Ladies Auxiliary, was named Outstanding Runner-Up Department President. Outgoing National President Ann Panteleakos judged the recipients based on their participation in the national ...

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28 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers were called to a 2 vehicle accident. The rear ending crash did not result in injuries. The driver will be warned for following too closely. The department received numerous complaints about a perpetual yard sale. Complaints included right of way violations and noise complaints. Officers will monitor the individual regarding sign placement and other ...

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27 Jul News

Tomahawk Superintendent Semi-Finalists Interview, HS Assistant Principal Resigning

The Tomahawk School District moves closer to filling one administrative position, while another one will be opening up. The Tomahawk School Board will have special meetings each of the next two evenings as they interview the six semi-finalists for the district’s Superintendent position. The district is currently utilizing an interim administrator following the resignation of ...

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27 Jul News

Man Arrested for 4th OWI Following Disturbance in Vehicle

A Plover man was arrested early yesterday morning here in Lincoln County. Deputies from Price and Lincoln Counties worked together after the pursuit brought the man across the county line. The 36 year old was being investigated for a domestic disturbance happening in the vehicle as it traveled on Highway 8. The Price County Sheriff’s ...

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27 Jul News

Eagle Dies Despite Rescue Efforts in Lincoln County

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s office attempted another eagle rescue this past week in Lincoln County. Its the third time an injured eagle has been discovered in Lincoln County in just over a month. Several callers reported that injured bird on the on-ramp at Highways 51 and 8. Deputies worked with a wildlife rehabilitation representative to ...

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27 Jul News

Bronstead Searl Post Recognized for Work with Children and Youth

The Tomahawk based American Legion Post has received a national and state recognition based on their work with local children. Joe Story was on hand at the State American Legion Convention in Appleton earlier this month to accept the Category 2 recipient for Best All Around Children and Youth Award. Story then presented the awards ...

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27 Jul News

Oneida County Compliance Checks for Illegal Tobacco Sales Down

The Oneida County Health Department says that illegal tobacco sales are down in their most recent compliance checks. The department is working with the Wisconsin WINS program and their intern Carly Trapp. Trapp is visiting local retailers to see if they are complying with sales laws and providing education for those who are not. At ...

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