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30 Dec News

Plan Ahead for Safe New Years Celebrations

Law enforcement agencies are reminding New Year’s revelers to celebrate responsibly this weekend. That includes designating a driver before heading out for any New Year’s gatherings. The Department of Transportation notes that there were two traffic fatalities over the New Year’s weekend last year. They note that some taverns and restaurants provide patrons with transportation […]

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30 Dec News

STAR Splash Returns this Weekend

While the format and cause have changed over the years, one thing remains the same here in Tomahawk; a group of residents will plunge into the icy waters of Lake Mohawksin on New Year’s Day. Sunday will be the 12th year for the fundraising leap into the icy waters. Now called the STAR Splash, the […]

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30 Dec News

Friends of Tomahawk Airport Names $10,000 Winner

Yesterday the Friends of the Tomahawk Airport handed out nearly $15,000 in their new calendar fundraiser. Earlier this year, FOTA announced they would be ending their familiar daily calendar drawing, instead having an annual big money drawing. They explained that the change would lessen expense and work load. Over the past few months, members sold […]

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30 Dec News

Newbold Opens Snowshoe, Hiking Trails for Winter

As the winter progresses, more outdoor recreation becomes available to outdoor enthusiasts. The latest to do so is the Town of Newbold, who will officially open their Newbold Outdoor Recreation Area snowshoe and hiking trail today. The 1.4 mile marked trail includes a mix of open and wooded areas to capture that Northern Wisconsin experience. […]

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30 Dec News

Oneida County Exploring Dismissing Detective Facing Misconduct Charges

Oneida County is moving towards dismissing a Sheriff’s detective who is accused of taking money utilized in undercover drug investigations. Last month, Sara Welcenbach was charged in Oneida County Court with two counts of misconduct in public office. She allegedly took $1,700 from a department fund set aside to use in drug investigations. Welcenbach has […]

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30 Dec News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers are investigating a hit and run in a business parking lot on North 4th Street. The reporting party was inside and did not see the collision. The officer noted damage to the woman’s front bumper. Late Tuesday night, officers were called to a West Leather Avenue home for a disturbance. The reporting party said […]

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29 Dec News

New Format Tomahawk Airport Calendar Drawing Later Today

Today one lucky winner will be $10,000 richer as part of a change in a long-running Tomahawk Airport fundraiser. Earlier this year the Friends of the Tomahawk Airport or FOTA announced that they would be ending their current daily calendar format. Instead they will be holding a single, year end drawing going forward. The drawing […]

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29 Dec News

OSHA Fines Marathon Wood Manufacturer for Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has handed down a $260,000 fine to a Marathon County wood products manufacturer. The investigation at Menzer Lumber & Supply was prompted after a worker lost a part of his finger in a workplace accident over the summer. Regional OSHA director Robert Bonack noted that workers at the lumber […]

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29 Dec News

Local Coordinator Selected for Operation Christmas Child Africa Trip

Earlier this season we told you about Operation Christmas Child, a collection effort that gathers toys, school supplies and clothes for those in need around the globe. Now one of the local coordinators has been selected to participate in an outreach trips to Africa. Maria Nakhla serves as the Central Wisconsin Area Coordinator of Operation […]

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29 Dec News

Flu Cases on the Rise in Wisconsin

Flu cases are on the rise, and health officials are urging people to take precautions including the simple step of getting a flu shot. So far in the flu season, their have been 95 influenza-associated hospitalizations statewide. That includes 8 children and 78 adults ages 50 or older. Karen McKeown with the Health Department says, […]

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