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09 Nov News

Tomahawk School Board Gets 1st Look at Perceptions Survey

The Tomahawk School Board got a first look at the data from their recently completed Community Perceptions Survey. The survey was distributed to the community last month by outside and aptly named School Perceptions. The goal was to get a feel for the community on the potential for a referendum. Bill Foster with the firm […]

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09 Nov News

Lincoln County Board Appoints Saal, Approves Budget at November Meeting

Saal Rejoins County Board In addition to the election, one person received a spot on the Lincoln County Board via appointment. Frank Saal Jr. was named to fill the 5th district vacancy on the board, representing the city of Merrill. His appointment to the Board was then confirmed unanimously. The vacancy was opened with the […]

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09 Nov News

Rhinelander HS Hosts Texting and Driving Prevention Event

Several groups came together at Rhinelander High School yesterday to highlight the dangers of smartphone activity while driving. The High School held a special ‘It Can Wait’ presentation, put on by AT&T, AAA, the Department of Transportation and the State Patrol. Principal David Ditzler said, “It’s scary. Instead of focusing on the road, too many […]

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09 Nov News

Governor’s Cabinet Dispersed in Northwoods in Lead Up to Economic Development Summit

The governor and numerous members of his cabinet will be traveling to the Northwoods at the end of the week for the Northern Economic Development Summit. But first, those members will be fanned out across the region with localized topic specific sessions. Tomahawk will host a number of these events, starting off at 10:30 this […]

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08 Nov News

Election Day 2016

After months of campaigning, citizens finally have a chance to weigh in on Election Day 2016. While the presidential and senate races have taken most of the headlines, there are plenty of other lower profile races and decisions. At the top of the ticket, of course, its Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, along with several […]

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08 Nov News

Victim Identified in Vilas County Accident

Officials have now released the name of a man who died in a single vehicle accident in Vilas County last week. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says that the victim was 56 year old Michael Dempsey of Eagle River. He was the lone occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators […]

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08 Nov News

Tomahawk Rx Drug Take Back Shows Success

The Tomahawk Police Department doesn’t formally participate in the drug take back days because they have their own permanent drop-off, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t had great success in their efforts. Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins updated the city council on their year to date numbers at the November meeting. He noted that they […]

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08 Nov News

PCA Wraps Up Work, Reservoir to be Refilled by December

After a several month draw down, a Tomahawk area reservoir is expected to return to its normal levels in the coming weeks. Back in August, the Tomahawk PCA Mill announced their intentions to draw down a portion of the Wisconsin River Reservoir for work on the earthen embankment and the Grandmother Dam. Over the course […]

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04 Nov News

Fatal Crash in Vilas County

One person has died following a single vehicle crash yesterday morning near Eagle River. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says they were contacted about that truck accident on Sundstein Road in the Town of Lincoln at around 7:30am. Officials say the driver was navigating a corner, left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver […]

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04 Nov News

Rhinelander FBLA/DECA ‘Trick or Can’ Food Drive a Success

The student organizers of a Halloween themed food drive in Rhinelander are calling their inaugural event a success. As we told you last month, the Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA participated in a statewide event known as ‘Trick or Can.’ The students distributed bags in Mid-October, then returned last week to trick or treat food donations […]

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