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03 Apr News

Easter Events in Tomahawk Culminate with Free Community Dinner

As in years past, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tomahawk will again provide a free Community Easter Dinner. The meal will be served from 11 to 1 on Sunday. Organizers say they serve ham, along with sides and a dessert. For more information and arrangements for shut-in delivery, contact the church office. Of course area ...

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02 Apr News

Nicolet Names Nelson New President

After a several month search, Nicolet College has named their next school president. The Nicolet Board of Trustees says that Richard Nelson has officially accepted the position. Nelson currently serves as Provost at Paul Smith’s College in New York. Nelson says it is an honor to be selected and have an opportunity to serve the ...

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02 Apr News

Population Up in Wisconsin, Down Slightly in Northwoods

While the overall population in the state of Wisconsin increased, most counties in northern Wisconsin have less people. The US Census Bureau released their latest census estimates late last month. Overall most counties in the state saw relatively small changes, with increases in 37 counties, decreases in 35. As a whole, Wisconsin gained around 14,000 ...

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02 Apr News

Public Service Disconnection Moratorium Date Approaches

Wisconsin Public Service says they have an increase in customers behind on their utility bill as the disconnection moratorium date approaches. In a news release, WPS said that as of the February billing period more than 28,000 customers were at least 4 months behind on their utility bills. That’s an increase of 2,000 customers compared ...

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02 Apr News

Rhinelander HS Qualifies Two Teams for Financial Challenge Bowl

Rhinelander High School recently swept the top two spots at a regional, qualifying both teams for the Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl state finals. The event is part of a financial literacy program for high school students, teaching a wide range of topics that align with Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Personal Finance This is ...

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01 Apr News

Neighboring Communities Explore Options with Brokaw Financial Issues

Officials in two Marathon County towns are looking at their options if they end up incurring the $3 million debt of a neighboring village. The towns of Texas and Maine could take on the village of Brokaw’s assets and debt if it decides to dissolve. The paper mill left Brokaw in 2011. As a result ...

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01 Apr News

Senator Baldwin Stops at NTC, Bull Falls Brewery

As expected, US Senator Tammy Baldwin was in northern Wisconsin yesterday, making stops at North Central Technical College and Bull Falls Brewery. The junior senator from Wisconsin spoke with students and faculty before touring the school’s manufacturing program and addressing some of her efforts regarding education. That includes efforts to advance Wisconsin’s Technical College system ...

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01 Apr News

Avoid Drawing Bears in by Removing Food Sources

With spring in the air, many bears across Wisconsin are emerging from their dens. The DNR is urging homeowners to take precautions to avoid potential conflicts with hungry bears. Officials say black bears normally avoid human contact, but food sources including accessible garbage cans or bird feeder can draw bears in. Spring is an especially ...

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01 Apr News

PCA of Tomahawk Getting New Boiler

PCA here in Tomahawk will be starting up a new power boiler during the month of April.  As part of the process officials say there may be intermittent steam venting episodes associated with the boiler start-up activities. It is possible that the steam venting may be loud enough to be noticeable off site. PCA is ...

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01 Apr News

YMCA of the Northwoods Names CEO

The YMCA of the Northwoods has announced that they will lift the interim tag from their CEO. Laurie Schlitt previously accepted a two year interim contract in April of 2013. At their most recent meeting, the board unanimously approved her for the full-time position. When taking over two years ago, she stressed the importance of ...

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