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10 Feb News

Ministry Expanding Oncology Services to Merrill

Changes to cancer treatment here in the Northwoods continue, this time with an expansion of services. In a release yesterday, Ministry Health Care announced that Dr. Douglas Reding will begin providing hematology and medical oncology services at Ministry Medical Group in Merrill. The addition is part of Ministry’s ongoing effort to expand cancer care services ...

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10 Feb News

Badger Exam Scores Disappoint; Focus on Improvement

Tomahawk School Administrators were reluctant to draw conclusions from recent test results, but agreed student achievement is the ultimate goal. Nathan Hanson, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, was tasked with discussing the data from the recently released ‘Badger Exams’ at last night’s board meeting. The standardized tests were taken for the first time this fall, ...

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10 Feb News

Tomahawk Woman Earns Second Straight Sled Dog Race Win

A Tomahawk musher won a midwestern dog sled race for the second consecutive weekend. Fresh off her championship in the Beargrease race in Minnesota, Martha Schouweiler brought her Otter Run ‘B’ team to the Apostle Islands race in Bayfield this past weekend. Martha completed the 62 mile race in just under six hours, besting her ...

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10 Feb News

DNR Holding Willow Flowage Master Plan Meeting Wednesday

The DNR is asking for additional comments on the Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area. It’s part of the ongoing Master Plan review which is required every 15 years. Several public comment periods and meetings were held last fall. Flowage property manager Tom Shockley says there are 4 remaining issues regarding management of the Willow that ...

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10 Feb News

February Tomahawk School Board Meeting

The Tomahawk School Board held their February meeting last night in the library. The lengthy meeting got underway with board president reading a chosen letter from a series received from 10th graders as part of a persuasive letter lesson. The board unanimously approved consent agenda items with minimal discussion. That included the retirement of Lisa ...

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09 Feb News

Road Re-Opened after Semi Rollover North of Tomahawk

Commuters from the Nokomis area were detoured for several hours after a semi rollover. That accident happened near the intersection of Highways 8 and L at just after 6am. Tomahawk EMS, Fire and sheriff’s Deputies all responded to the scene. Both 8 and L were detoured for nearly 3 hours of crews worked to clear ...

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09 Feb News

Tomahawk Hosting Uruguay Teacher

For much of February, the Tomahawk School District is hosting an educator from South America. Beginning this week, Maria Lucia Rondan will be participating in an exchange program.  Rondan comes from Uruguay and teaches elementary age children. The two week program allows participants to observe, share teaching practices, discuss school and culture and work on ...

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09 Feb News

UW-Extension Hosting Seeds and Soil Discussion

While the ground has several feet of frost, its never too early to think about your summer garden. Those planting discussions will get underway this evening at the Lincoln County UW-Extension with a presentation called ‘Soil and Seeds.’ The discussion will be lead by Dan Marzu with the UW-Ex. and permaculture enthusiast Rich Thwaits. They’ll ...

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09 Feb News

Community Blood Center Taking Steps to Avoid Zika Virus

A Northern blood center says they are implementing proactive measures to ensure the safety of their blood supply amid the Zika virus outbreak. The virus, in the news of late, is transmitted through a species of mosquito. Endemic areas include much of Central and South America. Dr. Todd Straus with The Community Blood Center noted, ...

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09 Feb News

DNR, Consulting Foresters Sign Green Tier Charter in Tomahawk

The Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Consulting Foresters officially signed a Green Tier charter at the recent Wisconsin Council on Forestry meeting right here in Tomahawk. According to the DNR, the agreement formalizes their relationship and lays the ground work for continued and enhanced environmental activities. Wisconsin Consulting Foresters is a nonprofit that ...

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