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15 Apr News

Reservoirs within Foot of Full

As the start of the boating season begins, the area reservoirs are being measured in inches below full. According to data from Wisconsin Valley Improvement, 4 of the 5 reservoirs are within a foot of full. The loan exception is the Spirit which is being kept at around 6 feet down. The Rainbow is currently ...

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15 Apr News

Volunteer Day at Merrill Community Garden

With spring finally arriving, gardening season is right around the corner. That means Merrill’s new community garden is also set to open. The garden is the idea of Merrill Community Garden Group with support from the Lincoln County Health Department, UW-Extension and Live Sustainable. It will be located at the site of Pinecrest Nursing home, ...

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15 Apr News

Tomahawk Police Report

  Officers responded to an accident on Washington Avenue. No injuries were reported however damage was reported to a building and a tree on the property as well.   A Tomahawk teen reported harassment including aggressive driving while both he and the other teen were driving in their vehicles. Officers spoke with all parties involved ...

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14 Apr News

Utiltity Cut-Off Moratorium Ends Saturday

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is reminding utility customers that the winter disconnection moratorium comes to a close this weekend. Starting on Saturday, utility services may be disconnected if energy bills have not been paid or a payment plan arranged with the utility. To provide health and safety protections during Wisconsin’s cold winter months, ...

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14 Apr News

Mock Tornado Warning as Part of Severe Weather Awareness Week

In an effort to ensure Wisconsinites are prepared, emergency management teams across the state are recognizing Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. The ongoing awareness efforts will be capped by a pair of mock tornado warnings. Traditionally a single mock watch and warning is held during the afternoon hours. This year, for the first time, ...

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14 Apr News

Write-Ins, Coin Flip Decide Remaining Election Races

We can put the finishing touches on the recently completed election, as a few local races have now been confirmed. For a pair of Lincoln County Board seats, no candidates filed after the incumbents chose not to seek re-election. That means districts 8 and 13 came down to a write-in. In the end, Christopher Heller ...

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14 Apr News

Tomahawk FBLA Participates in State Tourism Conference

The Tomahawk High School FBLA students once again participated in a unique experience. Last month, the students were able to attend the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism; and they were once again the lone high school participating among professionals in the industry. As the name implies, the Governor was on hand to meet the students, ...

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13 Apr News

Update: Democrat Announces 7th House District Candidacy

As expected a Marathon County Democrat has thrown his hat into the ring for the area’s 7th House District. At a campaign event yesterday in Wausau, Phil Salamone formally entered the race to unseat Representative Sean Duffy. In the announcement, the former union representative said he will focus on working families, Social Security, affordable higher ...

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13 Apr News

Rhinelander Man Reaches Plea in Fatal Accident

A Rhinelander man has reached a plea deal in a fatal crash last fall in Oneida County. At a court appearance yesterday, Randall Lego pleaded no contest to a single count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. In exchange several charges including of homicide by vehicle with a prohibited alcohol content were dismissed. ...

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13 Apr News

Blackwell Firefighting Students Train in Florida

Some wildland firefighting students from the Northwoods recently got hands on experience down in Florida. The Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, based in Forest County, sent 2 crews to assist Ocala National Forest Fighters with controlled burns in March. Lee Jensen, Assistant Fire Management Officer said they were sent to a fire just about ...

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