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24 Apr News

Martinson Extradition Complete, Makes Initial Court Appearnce this Afternoon

A Rhinelander teen charged in the deaths of her mother and step-father will make her first appearance in Oneida County Court this afternoon. Ashlee Martinson had been held in Indiana since her March 8 arrest. She has been charged with 2 counts of first degree intentional homicide and 3 counts of false imprisonment. The 17 ...

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24 Apr News

Wisconsin Claims Top Five Safest Midwest Cities, Wausau #1

A new study analyzing FBI crime statistics data shows the Wausau Metro area as the safest in the midwest and 6th safest nationwide. The Wausau ranking was good for 5th nationwide. The latest figures, from the year 2013, have the greater Wausau area with 93 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The data includes rapes, robbery, ...

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24 Apr News

Herb Kohl Scholarship/Fellowship Luncheon Features 3 from Tomahawk

The Tomahawk School District will be well represented at the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation luncheon tomorrow. The ceremony in Green Bay will recognize from this area: 6 student excellence scholarships, 3 student initiative scholarships and 6 teacher fellowship recipients. Those winners were officially announced last month and include Tomahawk High School senior Heidi Massa, who ...

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24 Apr News

Tomahawk Music on the River Concert Performers

The Tomahawk Music on the River series of summer concerts have officially released their summer line-ups. The six free concerts kick off on June 24 on WJJQ Community Appreciation night. Copper Box, a runner-up for the People’s Choice Award at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards ceremony earlier this month, will take the stage. Then ...

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24 Apr News

Empty Bowls Food Pantry Fundraiser

Several Groups will come together for a good cause and some good food next week. The Rhinelander Food Pantry will be the beneficiary of the ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser coming up on Tuesday. The event will feature a bowl of soup and a side of bread prepared by the Nicolet Culinary Arts students. Local potters will ...

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23 Apr News

American Pickers Coming to Northwoods

Confirming previous rumors, the popular antique archeology series ‘American Pickers’ will be making a stop in Northern Wisconsin this spring. The production company for the History Channel show confirmed the filming with a call for leads on a variety of antiques. Stars of the show Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, along with their team will ...

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23 Apr News

Skanawan Gravel Mine Proposal Leads to Lenghty Committee Meeting

A five and a half hour meeting earlier this month wasn’t enough to reach a committee level decision on conditional use permits for a pair of gravel pits in the town of Skanawan. Around 30 people were in attendance at that April Lincoln County Land Services meeting which did include a site visit. Nearly the ...

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23 Apr News

Joint Finance Restores DNR Funding to Pick Up Dead Deer

It appears as though Wisconsin roadsides won’t be littered with dead deer after all. Yesterday, the Joint Finance Committee rejected the Governor’s proposal to stop the DNR from picking up deer carcasses from vehicle strikes. That would have left any pick up duty to local governments. The DNR picked up around 23,000 dead deer last ...

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23 Apr News

Road Work Near Tomahawk

The City of Tomahawk has announced a work project this morning that may slow traffic for a brief time on Highway CC. Crews will be working to repair water service on CC just west of North Fourth Street. During some of the work traffic will be reduced to a single lane. With these flagging operations ...

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23 Apr News

Man Charged with Sexual Assault in Merrill, Judge Recuses Himself

A Merrill man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl nearly three years ago. Forty six year old David R. Hayes was expected to make his initial appearance in Lincoln County Court yesterday. That hearing, however, was postponed when Judge Jay Tlusty recused himself from the case. Hayes is charged with 2nd degree sexual ...

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