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27 Feb News

Tomahawk Kinship Polar Plunge this Weekend

Its time once again for members of the Tomahawk Community to brave the icy waters of Lake Mohawksin for a good cause. The annual Tomahawk Kinship Polar Plunge will take place tomorrow afternoon at the SARA Park beach. This is the 12th year for the event which raises money for the Tomahawk Kinship organization, which ...

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27 Feb News

Two Tomahawk Based Ice Fishing Tourneys

Team Slayer Tourney Benefits Kippenberg Creek Kids Organization A fishing tournament based in Tomahawk this weekend will benefit terminal kids. Tomorrow is the 13th annual Team Slayer Ice Tournament. The event offers a way to raise money for the Kippenberg Creek Kids. Kippenberg Creek Kids is a non-profit organization that provides hunting trips, fishing trips, ...

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27 Feb News

Northwoods Counties Seek to Grow Deer Herd

Counties in the Northwoods will seek to grow their deer herd in the coming years following recommendations from the County Deer Advisory Councils in the area. Earlier this week, the natural resources board approved the objectives from each county in the state. They will be reviewed on a recurring three year basis, and are the ...

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27 Feb News

Phone Scammers Pretend to be IRS

People across the country are busy preparing their taxes, unfortunately scammers are preparing schemes to target them. Officials are warning residents to be aware of a scam where the perpetrator calls, claiming to be from the IRS. The scammer claims a large amount of money is owed to the IRS and wants to confirm information ...

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27 Feb News

Tomahawk High School February Students of the Month

With February coming to a close, Tomahawk High School has announced their February students of the month. Winners include: Dani Whiting-science Sarah Bartz-Social Studies Rachel Wiseman-Health Cait Christinson-English Makayla Lallemont-FACE Katherine Reiter-Math William Russell-Art Aaron Schoone-Foreign Language Alicia Kurth-Business Nicholas Johnson-Phys. Ed. Briana Oening-Music Savanna Dransfield-Tech Ed. A congratulations go out to those students.

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26 Feb News

Tiffany Comments on Right to Work Passage

As expected, the state senate passed right-to-work legislation last night mostly along a party-line vote. Among those voting in favor of the bill was our area senator Tom Tiffany who released a statement explaining his vote. He likened the issue as freedom of association, a right guaranteed by the first amendment of the constitution. He ...

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26 Feb News

Former Rhinelander Teacher Sentenced for Probation Violation

A former northwoods teacher has been sentenced to prison time after violations of his probation. Joshua Juergens was a teacher at Rhinelander High School when he was arrested in September 2013. Police located a marijuana grow and stolen laptop from the school. He was fired from his teaching position and eventually received a month in ...

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26 Feb News

Tomahawk STAR Foundation Distributes Money

Three Tomahawk based organizations will share in a large grantfrom the Tomahawk STAR Foundation. The STAR Foundation board members awarded $4,000 in all. The Salvation Army Back Pack program was the largest recipient at $2,500. The Music on the River series will receive $1,000. Finally the Tomahawk Chamber was awarded $500. The Tomahawk STAR Foundation ...

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26 Feb News

DNR to Examine Granite Peak Request for Ski Expansion

The DNR announced yesterday they will conduct a master plan amendment review as they consider a request to expand the down hill ski area in the Rib Mountain State Park. Last year Charles Skinner who operates Granite Peak submitted a request to lease an additional 150 acres to build additional ski runs and chairlifts. The ...

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25 Feb News

6 Community Groups in Merrill Moving to Good Sam Campus

Six Merrill-based community assistance agencies will have a new home on the Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center Campus. Those programs on the move include: the Merrill Area United Way, the Community Food Pantry, the Salvation Army, Comunidad Hispania, St. Vincent de Paul Outreach and North Central Community Action. The six offices were located at the ...

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