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09 Sep News

Tomahawk Kinship Receives $4,000 Award from AT&T

Tomahawk Kinship was on the receiving end of a generous donation from AT&T yesterday to help support their program. Yesterday executive director Patti Hilgendorf accepted the $4,000 Innovation and Investment award which will go towards their Kins Klub program. The Kins Klub goal is to engage youth in community service and leadership development opportunities such ...

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09 Sep News

Wisconsin Elementary Teacher of the Year from Rothschild

In a surprise ceremony at her school, Pamela Gresser, a fifth-grade teacher at Rothschild Elementary School in the D.C. Everest Area School District, was named Wisconsin’s Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2016 17 school year. State Superintendent Tony Evers made the announcement during an all-school assembly. He says, “Wisconsin needs talented individuals to teach ...

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09 Sep News

Rapids Hosting World Water Ski Show Championships

Last month some of the top athletes in the world converged in Rio for the Olympics…This weekend some of the top waterskiers are here in Wisconsin for the World Water Ski Show Tournament. Wisconsin Rapids has been selected to host the 3rd bi-annual World Championships. Of course, they will host teams at Red Sands beach ...

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09 Sep News

Former Merrill Teacher Reaches Plea Deal in Sexual Assault

A former teacher in Merrill, accused of sexually assaulting a student, has reached a plea deal in Lincoln County Court. Twenty five year old Chase Tonar was initially facing 5 charges including 3 felony counts of sexual assault of a student by school staff. As part of yesterday’s agreement, Tonar pleaded no contest to a ...

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09 Sep News

Dumpster Days Clean Up Returns to Tomahawk Saturday

It’s time once again for Tomahawk residents to do some fall cleaning. The Tomahawk Make a Difference Group returns with their annual Dumpster Days tomorrow morning. The event has continued to grow and now includes Electronic Recycling; and Sensitive Materials Shred Day.  The Dumpster Day portion is open to city residents while the other two ...

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09 Sep News

Tomahawk Police Report

While investigating a separate complaint, a 34 year old Wausau man was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and a probation violation. A Tomahawk man self-reported a motorcycle accident earlier this week. The man said he dumped the bike due to loose gravel on South Tomahawk Avenue near Anna Street. The man was not injured. ...

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09 Sep News

Flora and Fauna Survey at Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom

Volunteers and nature enthusiasts will converge on the Rhinelander School District’s Cedric A. Vig Outdoor classroom to discover and document the biological diversity on the campus this weekend. Organizers which include members of the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest, UWSP and the Rhinelander School district are calling the program their BioBlitz. Nicole Shutt, a biological services ...

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08 Sep News

Two Injured in Unintentional Shooting in Nokomis

A Tomahawk man is facing charges after an unintentional shooting incident early yesterday morning left two injured. According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, they received a report at just before 1am that a male had accidentally shot himself with a handgun at his North Road home in the Town of Nokomis. That man, was ...

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08 Sep News

Oneida County Sheriff Offering Reward for Info on Hoax Shooting Call

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward for information on shooting report that turned out to be a hoax. As we told you earlier this week, the Oneida County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to a home on County L in the Town of Nokomis Monday morning. Their dispatch says the call had been ...

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08 Sep News

DNR Wild Rice Outlook as Season Begins

The state’s wild rice outlook for this fall is a mixed bag, although majority of the production is down this year according to the Department of Natural Resources. According to the DNR wild rice abundance outlook, the 2016 crop field reports say the crop is “well below average to poor” throughout much of the state. ...

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