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23 Jan News

Van Strydonk Claims Second Snowmobile Derby World Championship

It was a special Sunday for T and N Racing of Tomahawk earning a pair of top five finishes in the Snowmobile Derby including a World Championship. Tomahawk’s own Nick Van Strydonk claimed his second world title in the event held in Eagle River this past weekend. Van Strydonk, and his #13 Polaris, held off […]

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23 Jan News

Local Responders Practice Open Water Rescues

Temperatures were mild as emergency responders were able to complete some open water training work in the Tomahawk area this weekend. Crews were set up near the open waters of Lake Nokomis off the County L bridge to work on those icy water rescues. The Nokomis Fire Department hosted the event, joined by neighboring communities […]

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23 Jan News

Two Local Elementary Schools Nominated for National Blue Ribbon Award

A pair of local elementary schools are among those nominated for the National Blue Ribbon program. Overall State Superintendent Tony Evers announced eight Wisconsin schools recommended for the honor, which recognizes overall academic excellence or progress in improving student achievement. Among the nominees are Phillips Elementary in Phillips and Mountain Bay Elementary in the DC […]

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23 Jan News

Second Plea Hearing Scheduled for Driver of Fatal Highway Worker Accident

A second plea hearing has been scheduled for an elderly woman who fatally struck a Lincoln County Highway worker in 2015. 85 year old Mary Robinson of Antigo is facing a single count of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle. A previous plea was denied in December as the court was not satisfied that […]

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23 Jan News

Rhinelander Man Reaches Plea, Sentenced for Child Sexual Assault

A Rhinelander man received 2 years in prison for second degree sexual assault of a child. Ryan Sisco had an adjourned plea and sentencing hearing late last week in Oneida County Court. The 23 year old pleaded no contest to single counts of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child and a exposing genitals to […]

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23 Jan News

Fire Department Reminds Residents of Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries

After several recent false alarms, a local fire department is reminding residents to regularly replace alarm batteries. The Tomahawk Fire Department was called out to a pair of carbon monoxide detector alarms over the weekend. Fortunately in these instances there was no carbon monoxide detected. It did, however, prompt the Department to remind the public […]

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23 Jan News

Car Catches Fire After Tire Falls Off; Lincoln County Sheriff Report

A Merrill man avoided injury after an accident and vehicle fire over the weekend. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, that incident happened along Highway 64 on Friday afternoon. The driver, a 66 year old Merrill man, told deputies that his front tire fell off his vehicle while he was driving. As a result, […]

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20 Jan News

Nicolet Training for Corrections Officers

Nicolet College is starting a new program to train people who want to become corrections officers in county jails.  Northwoods county jails are taking in-state inmates from other, overcrowded jails.  Criminal justice specialist, Tim Gerdmann, indicates that anyone that is interested in starting a career in crimainal justice, who is unemployed, or underemployed, should attend […]

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20 Jan News

Northwoods Transit Connections

More than 2,000 rides were given to people by Northwoods Transit Connections, the Oneida and Vilas county bus service, last month.  They have grown from 2 buses to 5 and are still trying to keep up with the demand.  Transit manager, Jim Altenburg, says they are getting 200 to 300 phone calls per day.  Northwoods […]

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20 Jan News

Rhinelander Teacher Named Global Educator of the Year

Linda Goldsworthy, a social studies teacher at Rhinelander High School, is the recipient of the second annual Global Educator of the Year Award.  Linda was nominated for helping her students learn about the interconnectedness of the world.  In the nominating statement, it was stated that, “Linda teaches events and issues through multiple, usually conflicting, views.  […]

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