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02 Jun News

DNR: ‘Abandoned’ Fawns Likely Aren’t Abandoned

In the coming weeks, fawns across the state will be born, state wildlife officials are reminding people to enjoy the small deer from afar. Dianne Robinson, Department of Natural Resources wildlife expert who chairs the Keep Wildlife Wild program, says spring is when well-meaning people discover fawns alone, mistakenly believe they are in trouble and ...

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02 Jun News

THS Seniors Receive $120,000+ in Local Scholarships

Tomahawk High School Seniors will cross the stage this weekend, receiving their diplomas and moving towards the next step in life. For many, that means pursuing further education. At their recent senior awards night, many of those students were presented with scholarships. According to the guidance office, 56 students were recognized. Those students will be ...

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02 Jun News

Rhinelander Freshman Receives Car Through PBIS Program

While she can’t yet drive, a Rhinelander High School freshman received a car for her good behavior. Yesterday afternoon, Rhinelander students filled Mike Webster stadium for the giveaway of a 2006 Chevy HHR. Its part of Rhinelander High School’s PBIS program. PBIS stands for positive behavior intervention and supports. Over the course of the year, ...

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01 Jun News

Tomahawk Officer Rescues Autistic Boy from Wisconsin River

A Tomahawk police officer is credited with rescuing an autistic boy from the Wisconsin River over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Officer Tom Tollefson was dispatched to Kings Road near the Highway 51 bridge. The call said the 10 year old boy was in the water and refused to come out. According to a news ...

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01 Jun News

Tomahawk Man Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

A Tomahawk man is accused of breaking the arm of an infant he was caring for last week. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was contacted after the 7 month old was brought to the hospital with a broken arm and severe bruising. As a result of an investigation into those injuries, 34 year old Eric ...

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01 Jun News

Merrill Woman Accused of Suffocating Man Using Insanity Defense

A Merrill woman accused of attempting to suffocate an elderly man has changed to an insanity defense. At a court appearance yesterday, Stacey Hansen modified her plea to not guilty by reason of mental defect. The 46 year old was arrested back in November after emergency personnel were called to a home for an unresponsive ...

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01 Jun News

Boulder Jct. Announces Main Street Mural Project

  After years of discussion, a large mural will come to fruition in one northwoods community. The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce has announced the painting, which will go on the west side of the Badger Heating and Air building on Main Street. The mural will be painted by Joan Christgau. She has designed a ...

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01 Jun News

THS May Students of the Month

As we move into a new month, Tomahawk High School has once again recognized their students of the month. The May recipients are Katherine Vannatter-Art Caroline Kernan-Music Sienna Selmer-Foreign Language Angela Schoone-Health Brandon Vecchio-Social Studies Makayla Lallemont-Tech Ed Sierra Schultz-Physical Ed. Parker Johnson-Math Shawn Dirkx-Science Elena Wallenfang-English

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01 Jun News

Scammers Contacting WPS Customers with Cutoff Threats

  Scammers are once again targeting Wisconsin Public Service customers with the threat of disconnection. According to a WPS spokeswoman they received numerous calls from businesses yesterday. Lisa Prunty says that many of those targets were in the restaurant industry, although several day cares were also called. Prunty says the scammers threaten to cut off ...

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31 May News

Theft Investigation Leads to 5 Squatters

A theft investigation in Merrill lead to the discovery of numerous squatters and charges for five individuals. Earlier this month, the Sheriff’s Office worked with the Merrill Police on an investigation into burglaries at the Merrill Fairgrounds. More than $7,000 in tools and other items were taken from several buildings on the property. A person ...

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