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01 Oct News

Tomahawk Library Set to Re-Open

After a one month hiatus for renovations, the Tomahawk Public Library is set to re-open this morning. Crews have been working steady over the past month with re-painting and laying down new carpet in the facility. It is no small feat having to move the thousands of library materials. Once the renovation teams put the ...

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30 Sep News

Lincoln County 911 Celebrates 20 Years

The Lincoln County Emergency 911 call center is marking its 20th anniversary. On this date in 1994, then Sheriff Harvey Woodward placed a ceremonial 911 call launching the county service. Prior to that date, the service was limited to the 453 exchange and handled out of the Tomahawk Police Department. The process actually began in ...

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30 Sep News

Tomahawk Man Facing 3rd OWI

A Tomahawk man is facing a third operating while intoxicated offense after an accident over the weekend. That accident happened on North 4th Street on Saturday afternoon at just before 2pm. The 27 year old driver was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital after refusal to submit a sobriety test. Appearing in court yesterday via video, ...

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30 Sep News

Successful Drug Take Back Event in Tomahawk

The Tomahawk Police Department had another successful drug take back this past weekend. The department reports that the Saturday collection resulted in 20,000 dosage units, approximately 27 pounds of prescription medication being collected. That brings the overall total to nearly 60 pounds this year. In addition to the drug take back events, the Tomahawk Police ...

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30 Sep News

Little Rice Flowage Draw Down Meeting

The DNR is considering a temporary, partial draw down of the Little Rice Flowage near Crandon and will hold a meeting to discuss their plans. The draw down of that flowage in Forest County will facilitate dam repairs necessary to meet the requirements of the operations plan. DNR officials also say this would maximize a ...

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30 Sep News

Tomahawk Police Report-September 30

A Tomahawk business reported cash taken from the till totaling approximately $200. The owner identified the time and a possible suspect and is following up. A Tomahawk teen will be cited after 4 wheeler driving complaints. The call noted the 4 wheeler speeding and doing wheelies near the public library. The operator received a careless ...

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29 Sep News

Motorcyclist Injured in Weekend Crash in Lincoln County

A motorcyclist was injured Friday night in Lincoln County after he lost control of his bike. The man was traveling on County Road Y near Nokomis Drive at just before 9:30 Friday evening. The investigation showed the man was traveling north when he ran across some loose gravel causing his bike to slide out. The ...

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29 Sep News

Lincoln County Participates in World Heart Day

The Lincoln County Health Department is encouraging residents to take action today to improve their heart health on World Heart Day. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke account for roughly a third of deaths in Wisconsin and cost the Medicaid system over $350 million each ...

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29 Sep News

Merrill Man Arrested in Bar Altercation

A Merrill man was arrested after an altercation at a Merrill area tavern Saturday. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigated after receiving a report of the incident in the Town of Merrill. The victim told investigators that the owner of the tavern accused him of groping a female bartender. The victim denied the accusation, and ...

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29 Sep News

Fatal 2 Vehicle Accident Friday Near Tomahawk

Unfortunately we began the weekend with a fatal 2 vehicle accident Friday morning near Tomahawk. At just before 11am the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash involving a passenger car and a truck towing a trailer on Highway 51 near County Highway L. The initial investigation shows the car, traveling north, crossed over ...

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