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04 May News

Names Released in Officer Involved Shooting in Wausau

Officials have released the names of those involved in an officer involved shooting in Wausau last weekend. The Wausau Police Department identified the officer as James Martin. They say he has been with the department since January of 2015. Police also identified the man who was fatally shot as 42-year-old Oswald Mattner. The Department says ...

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04 May News

Local Schools Participate in National Bike to School Day

Students in the area joined children across the country in using pedal power to get to and from school today. Today marks the 5th National Bike to School Day. Its an event sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to School. As part of the program, many school districts participate with educational programs as ...

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04 May News

Good Outlook for Upcoming Fishing Opener

Early survey work has the DNR predicting a great bite for the fishing opener, now just 3 days away. Justine Hasz, fisheries director for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said spring survey work on lakes and rivers around Wisconsin indicates healthy fish populations and great opportunities for anglers based on the walleye, bass, northern ...

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04 May News

Tomahawk City Meetings-May Recap

Last night the City of Tomahawk held their regular May meeting, starting with Board of Public Works. The first item on the agenda, has the board rethinking the department structure with the openings of both the Public Works Director and Street Superintendent positions. Members implied that they’ll consider consolidating the positions into one. They’ll address ...

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04 May News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Corrections Officers

The Lincoln County Sheriff is recognizing his Corrections Officers as part of National Corrections Officer’s week. The position is one familiar to Sheriff Jeff Jaeger, who noted that its a position he formally held. He says, “It is a very stressful, challenging and often times thankless job that our people to do very well.” He ...

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03 May News

Death Investigated in Marathon County Jail

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death in their jail. According to a press release, the 54 year old woman was found unresponsive at around 11:30 yesterday. Resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful and the woman died. She has been identified as Deborah D. Stewart. The release noted that the office is working with the ...

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03 May News

Two Merrill Administrators on Leave Resign

Two Merrill School District Administrators have submitted their resignations. Last month, both District Administrator Wally Leipart and assistant superintendent Michelle Jahnke were placed on administrative leave. No reason has been provided as to why the pair were initially placed on leave. The board has held several meetings in closed session since that initial announcement. Yesterday ...

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03 May News

Northwoods Schools Receive ‘Fab Lab’ Grants

Three northwoods schools will share in funding set aside for fabrication labs in Wisconsin schools. The classrooms and curriculum known as Fab Labs provide students with a hands on education on 21st century manufacturing. That includes a lot of technology-driven work. One of the first schools in the area with a fab lab was Three ...

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03 May News

Tomahawk Public Works Director Retirement Plans

City of Tomahawk Public Works Director Mike Tolvstad will be retiring at the end of the summer. Tolvstad submitted his retirement to the City late last week. The topic will be addressed at tonight’s Board of Public Works meeting. Tolvstad has worked with the City for eight years after coming from North Fond du Lac. ...

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03 May News

Sheriff’s Office: Clean Up Camp Sites

With a warm up in store and camping season right around the corner, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is reminding campers to clean up their sites. The Forestry Department is already busy preparing parks for the seasonal visitors, however they are already finding debris including in one recent instance, a mattress. The Sheriff’s Office says ...

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