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04 May News

Tourism Spending up in Lincoln County in 2014

Tourism spending was up in Lincoln County last year according to data released Friday from the state Department of Tourism. Overall spending in the county was up 4.19% in 2014. That increase brought the total spent locally to nearly $53 million. It’s the fourth consecutive year that Lincoln County has seen an increase in tourism ...

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04 May News

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Taylor County

A man died in a motorcycle accident early yesterday morning in Taylor County. The Sheriff’s Office received the call for the single vehicle accident at just after 2am. Officials say the 39 year old driver was traveling on Highway Q near Medford. They believe he went through a stop sign and into the ditch. The ...

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04 May News

Busy Weekend for Area Fire Departments

Last night’s rainfall will be a welcome sight for area firefighters who were kept busy all weekend long. In Lincoln County alone, the various fire departments tended to five separate grass fires over the weekend. It started Friday afternoon when a detached exhaust pipe sparked the grass along Highway 51 near Tomahawk. Other suspected causes ...

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04 May News

Merrill School District Hosting Listening Session

The Merrill School District will be hosting its second community listening session this evening. The district says tonight’s session is part of its strategic planning process while providing the public with an opportunity to ask questions, offer ideas and share concerns with board members. At a meeting held earlier this year, the board identified four ...

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04 May News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A 77 year old Wausau man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a traffic stop. The man was observed driving over the curb on State Road 17. When the deputy made contact with the man he detected the odor of an intoxicant. Following a field sobriety test, the man was taken into custody for a first ...

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01 May News

Small Grass Fire in Lincoln County

Traffic was slowed on Highway 51 in Lincoln County yesterday due to a grass fire. Crews were called to that fire at around 2pm. Firefighting efforts caused one of the southbound lanes of Highway 51 near Lincoln Drive north of Merrill to be closed for a short time. Firefighters put the fire out within a ...

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01 May News

Notes for Weekend Fishing Opener; Area Reservoir Levels

The countdown for the Wisconsin fishing opener is inside of 24 hours. The weekend opener has become a tradition across the state of Wisconsin, marking the season for several Wisconsin species, most notably the walleye. There are several rules changes that anglers must be aware of. Earlier this year the DNR adopted rules that set ...

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01 May News

Nicolet Nursing Receives Accreditation; Celebrates 25 Years of Program

The Nicolet College Nursing program has received its 3rd consecutive eight year accreditation. Last fall a three member team from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing spent several days on the Nicolet campus to see how well the program stacked up in nearly 50 criteria. That includes faculty qualifications, student support services, and student ...

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01 May News

Tomahawk Spring Fling and Artwalk

This weekend down town Tomahawk will be celebrating the end of winter and showing off some local artists. Starting this afternoon, Tomahawk Main Street will be hosting the Spring Fling and Art Walk. More than 20 artists ranging from photography and painting to custom jewelry or soap will participating. Each artist is featured at different ...

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01 May News

Tomahawk High School April Students of the Month

The Tomahawk High School recently recognized their April students of the month. Recipients include: Bobbi Steines in art; Isaiah Delisle in physical education; Michael Schumitsch, math; Baylee Dallman, foreign language; Dustin Krueger, Tech. Ed; Payton Hamm, health; Claire Kuehn, social studies; Cullen Wegner, music; Morgan Richards, business; Cantara Lawrence, science; Kim Shuman, FACE; Briana Juedes, ...

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