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04 Nov News

CWD Monitoring Stepped Up in Vilas, Oneida and Forest Counties for Hunt

The DNR, this week, is once again promoting an increase their monitoring of Chronic Wasting Disease in 3 northwoods counties. The DNR will collect deer heads from hunters to test for chronic wasting disease in Oneida, Vilas and Forest Counties this fall. It comes on the heals of positive tests for two deer at an […]

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04 Nov News

Northwoods Unemployment Estimates Down

Unemployment estimates here in the northwoods were improved in September following a statewide trend. That data was recently released by the Department of Workforce Development. The September preliminary rates were down in all 72 counties when compared with the August figures. Looking at Lincoln County, the September unemployment estimate was 3.5 percent, improved from 4.3 […]

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04 Nov News

Area Reservoir Levels

Four of the five area reservoirs are at nearly identical levels at this time, according to data from Wisconsin Valley Improvement. Over the past week, the Rainbow and Willow have each dropped slightly, Nokomis is remained steady, while the Eau Plaine has actually come up a bit. As a result, all 4 are right around […]

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03 Nov News

Donations Lead to AED’s for Tomahawk Police, City Buildings

Several groups have teamed with the Tomahawk Police Department to make the community more prepared for cardiac emergencies. It had been a goal of Police Chief Al Elvins to equip their vehicles with AED units. Thanks to the generosity of the community, Elvins was presented with a check from Patty Tholl for nearly $12,000, enough […]

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03 Nov News

Oneida County Sheriff Detective Accused of Stealing Funds

A member of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested on suspicion of stealing money from the department. Following an outside investigation, 40 year old Detective Sergeant Sara Welcenbach has been charged with two counts of misconduct in public office. She is accused of taking approximately $2,500 utilized for undercover drug probes. Prior to […]

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03 Nov News

Tomahawk Gas Station Robbery Suspect Reaches Plea Deal

A Schofield man accused of robbing a Tomahawk gas station has reached a plea deal. 26 year old Nathan Fisher was back in Lincoln County Court where he pleaded no contest to a single count of robbery with the threat of force. Fisher was arrested back in July after entering Crossroads Mobil and making off […]

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03 Nov News

Hoeft, Duffy Debates Thursday and Friday

After months of back and forth, the candidates for a northwoods congressional seat will share the stage today. This evening marks the first of back to back debates between Incumbent Sean Duffy and challenger Mary Hoeft. The two are vying to represent the 7th congressional district which spans most of northern Wisconsin. The two have […]

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03 Nov News

Subway Promotion Helps “Feeding America”

Local Subway restaurants are joining franchises around the globe to celebrate National Sandwich Day by essentially providing 3 meals for the price of 1. It is what Subway is calling the Good Deed Feed. All day long a guest who buys a sub and drink will get a free sub of equal value. What separates […]

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03 Nov News

Tomahawk 1-Act Play Advances to State

  After a 2 year absence, the Tomahawk High School 1 act play has earned a return trip to state following yesterday’s performance. The troupe was in Ashwaubenon yesterday for their sectional performance of “They Eat Sunshine Not Zebras.” Director Michelle Balda says the group received a unanimous advance from all three judges. The State […]

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03 Nov News

Update:Tomahawk Man Arrested in Connection with Infant Death

A Tomahawk man, arrested in the death of his newborn child, made his first appearance in Lincoln County Court. As we told you yesterday, 20 year old Henry R. Hughes was arrested Tuesday following a months long investigation by Tomahawk Police. They were contacted about a hospitalized, weeks-old infant who later died. According to court […]

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