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14 Jan News

Tomahawk School Board Meeting

The School Board held their monthly meeting, which approved of the resignation of Alyssa Galvan as Middle School Volleyball Assistant Coach, and the hiring of Tracy Bartz as the Middle School Girls Basketball Assistant Coach. Administrative staff provided their monthly reports, and much of the conversation and questions from the Board centered on Nathan Hanson’s ...

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14 Jan News

Photo ID Required to Vote

Election season is just around the corner.  A primary election is scheduled for February 16, and the Spring Election/Presidential Preference election is April 5.  Eligible voters must be prepared and know that a photo ID must be presented at the polls in order to cast your vote.  The photo ID must include the elector’s photograph, ...

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14 Jan News

Youth Writing Contest

Lily Alsteen, from James Williams Middle School, was recently honored by the Wisconsin Outdoor News magazine’s annual Youth Writing Contest sponsored by Cabelas.  Alsteen took first place in the poetry division and won a plaque and a cash prize, according to the School District of Rhinelander press release.  This contest received entries from all over ...

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13 Jan News

Body Found

Merrill police officials report that a body was found at a home last night in Merrill.  The home is on the 500 block of Wisconsin Street.  The area is now taped off with caution tape, and no details are being released at this time. Officials continue their investigation.

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13 Jan News

Merrill Fire

The Merrill Fire Department was dispatched to a fire on 3rd Street in Merrill Tuesday night.  Heavy flames and smoke were reported.  Because of the volume of fire and extreme temperatures, several local fire departments were called on for assistance, including the Corning Fire Department, Russell Fire Department, Wausau Fire Department, Pine River Fire Department, ...

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13 Jan News

Semi/Pedestrian Accident

Logan Brummond was named as the victim in the fatal accident Monday.  Brummond, age 22, of Wausau, was outside his vehicle pulled over on I-39 near the Town of Knowlton when he was struck and killed by a semi, according to the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department.  An investigation is underway to determine why Brummond’s vehicle ...

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13 Jan News

Celebration for Merrill’s Clinic Opening

Today, at noon, Ministry Medical Group is having a blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony at their new location. Medical staff, leaders, nurses, and doctors will be in attendance. Previously located on the 4th floor of Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, the clinic is now located at 3430 East Main Street in Merrill, in the Pine ...

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13 Jan News

Jeans for Teens

Rhinelander High School’s FBLA/DECA organization sponsored a “Jeans for Teens” drive from December 16th through January 6th, and it was a huge success!  The drop off sites for pairs of jeans were Rhinelander’s Coffee Beans, the Public Library, and On-the-Go Laundry.  Their goal was to receive 300 pairs of jeans, but with the community’s support ...

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13 Jan News

Radon Testing

January is National Radon Action Month.  Radon is naturally present in the ground and can enter buildings through their foundations.  Radon is not an irritant and is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas.  The risk from radon in the air is lung cancer.  Fortunately, it is preventable by checking your home, whether it is old or ...

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13 Jan News

Dangerous Temperature Precautions

The Department of Health Services and ReadyWisconsin are teaming up to warn people to take preventative measures during this time of dangerously cold temperatures and frigid wind chills.  Frostbite can occur on exposed skin in less than 30 minutes.  Symptoms include loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance on the skin.  Hypothermia is ...

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