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08 Jun News

Vilas County Drowning Victim Identified

Officials have now identified the Illinois man who drowned in Vilas County over the weekend. Emergency crews were called to Arrowhead Lake in Arbor Vitae Friday night at just before 11pm. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says that two men were in a boat which capsized. Each of the men was thrown into the water. ...

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08 Jun News

Man Arrested for Striking Woman with Guitar

A man is facing charges in Lincoln County after allegedly striking a woman with a guitar last week. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was initially called to a home in the Town of Merrill for a disturbance. When deputies arrived they learned an intoxicated man allegedly caused damage throughout the household and also struck the ...

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08 Jun News

Tomahawk Scores AP Pacesetter Distinction

Another Northwoods School is being recognized for their achievement on Advanced Placement exams. The Tomahawk School district has announced that students have earned the district an AP Pacesetter School distinction from the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council. This is the second consecutive year that Tomahawk has earned the honor. Principal Scott Swenty noted the award ...

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08 Jun News

City of Merrill Accepts County Fairgrounds Offers at Friday Meeting

When we left off Friday the city of Merrill was in a special meeting to once again discuss an offer made by the Lincoln County Board regarding the fairgrounds. At that meeting, council members voted 5-3 to accept the County Board’s offer made in May. That offer has the county turning over the fairgrounds property, ...

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08 Jun News

Lincoln County Sheriffs Report

Several individuals were arrested on outstanding warrants throughout the week. A 51 year old Tomahawk man was arrested at his home, a 25 year old Tomahawk man was arrested at his home for failing to appear. A 19 year old Weston man was taken in for a warrant after he was stopped by the rec ...

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05 Jun News

Former Tomahawk Volunteer Coach Charged With Sexual Contact of Student

A Tomahawk man, who served as a volunteer track coach, was arrested early this week after alleged sexual contact with a high school student. 23 year old Colton Chase made his initial appearance in Lincoln County Court on Tuesday. He is charged with 3 counts of sexual abuse of a child by a person who ...

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05 Jun News

St. Germain Woman Sentenced for False Tax Returns

A northern Wisconsin woman has been sentenced to just over a year in prison for filing a false tax return. US District Judge Barbara Crabb sentenced 58 year old Cornelia Mutter of Saint Germain to 1 year and 1 day of prison. She pleaded guilty back in March to filing that false information on her ...

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05 Jun News

DNR Offers Free Fishing, Trail Passes, Admission Stickers This Weekend

Wisconsin residents and visitors alike will get a chance to enjoy the state’s outdoor activities, many for free this weekend. The DNR is once again offering their ‘Free Fun Weekend.’ This means the state waives admission stickers for state parks and forests, trail passes for bike and ATV trails and no fishing licenses are needed ...

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05 Jun News

Tomahawk Kids Fishing Contest; Area Reservoir Levels

The weekend coincides with the Tomahawk Free Kids Fishing Contest hosted by Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited. That event will take place tomorrow at Veterans’ Memorial Park with early registration getting underway at 8 and the fishing contest running from 9am-3pm. They’ll have prizes for various age groups and fish species. In addition, they’ll have door prize ...

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05 Jun News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers were contacted regarding a tenant/landlord dispute. While some of the issues were civil matters, an alleged theft of property occurred. Officers are investigating. Officers were called to a home after the reporting party heard loud yelling during a possible altercation. Officers spoke with both women involved. A 40 year old woman was taken into ...

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