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24 Jun News

Lightening Awareness Week

In addition to the warm weather in the northwoods, summer also brings thunderstorms and with it, lightening. Safety organizations are teaming with FEMA and the National Weather Service in recognizing of Lightning Safety Awareness Week. According to the National Weather Service, between 20 and 50 Americans die each year from lightening strikes. While the south ...

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24 Jun News

Diesel Leaks from Detached Trailer on Hwy J in Oneida County

A trailer disconnected from a semi in Oneida County leaking diesel fuel. That incident happened yesterday morning at just before 6:00 in Minocqua. The tanker truck was traveling on Highway J near Highway 51, when it detached. An estimated 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the trailer. Firefighters, the Oneida County Haz-Mat team, and ...

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24 Jun News

Mistaken Identity in Iwo Jima Photo Affects Antigo Veteran

A northwoods veteran, known for being part of an iconic World War II photograph, is still considered a hero despite the announcement that he wasn’t captured in the image. Yesterday the Marines announced that it wasn’t Navy Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd Class John Bradley of Antigo in photo of six soldiers raising the American flag at ...

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24 Jun News

Capping Cancer on Main, Color Run, New Features at Relay for Life

It’s time once again for the annual Tomahawk Relay for Life event, and this year several new features will be visible as the event continues to evolve. Of course the most noticeable is the ‘Capping Cancer on Main.’ As we told you earlier this week, Tomahawk Main Street is lined with hats, strung along the ...

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24 Jun News

Nicolet Foundation Announces Three New Board Members

The Nicolet College Foundation has announced the three newest members of its board of directors. Those new members include Gretchen Hoover of Sugar Camp, Chris Rog of Rhinelander and Kathy Rankin of Tomahawk. Hoover is a retired attorney; Rog has recently retired as the former owner of Sand Creek Consultants; and Rankin serves as president ...

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23 Jun News

Nicolet Budget Set, Additional Courses for 2016-17

The Nicolet College Board of Trustees recently approved next year’s budget with a slight drop in expenditures while still providing some additional course offerings this year. The $36.5 million budget for 2016-17 represents a 5.36% reduction from the previous year. In that same news release, the school announced new academic offerings including an Alcohol and ...

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23 Jun News

Red Cross Honors Local Volunteers

Several northwoods residents were among those recently honored by the regional American Red Cross Chapter. The volunteers received recognition at a program last week in Wausau. Among the recipients was Carol Miller of Rhinelander, who earned the Exceptional Leadership Award. It is presented to an individual demonstrating exceptional guidance and support for other volunteers, staff ...

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23 Jun News

New Member of Wisconsin Wins Youth Tobacco Prevention

Oneida County will continue their efforts to prevent youth access to tobacco this summer. They recently announced that Elizabeth Mors will join the Wisconsin Wins project. That entails visiting tobacco license holders to find which are complying with state tobacco laws. Her efforts will cover a 6 county area. In addition to Oneida county, it ...

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23 Jun News

Update: 7 Year Old Credited with Fire Rescue

We now know some additional details on a fire in Rhinelander earlier this week. As we first we told you, a 7 year old was credited with saving two younger siblings from that blaze at a home on Brown Street Tuesday. Officials with the fire department say the boy grabbed his infant sister from her ...

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22 Jun News

Merrill Superintendent Promoted from Within

The Merrill Area Public School district has quickly filled their superintendent position, and it’s a familiar face taking over. The district announced that John Sample will take over the role. Sample has been the director of pupil services in Merrill the past 8 years. His contract is expected to be finalized and approved at a ...

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