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05 Sep News

Fire at Restaurant in Sayner

A bar and restaurant in Vilas County was destroyed in a fire over the weekend. Firefighters were called to Danny’s Roadhouse Saloon and Grill in Sayner overnight Saturday for reports of heavy smoke. Crews arrived to find the building fully engulfed. Fortunately the bar was closed at the time and no one was injured. Several ...

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05 Sep News

Labor Day Parade Car Show in Merrill

Labor Day marks a tradition for the city of Merrill, as the community will once again host their annual Labor Day Parade with plenty of other activities. The parade, which kicks off the festivities, begins in just a few hours. They’ll leave from South Genesee Street at 10am. The route will take participants through Merrill ...

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05 Sep News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A 20 year old Merrill man was arrested last Monday after an investigation into a domestic dispute in the Town of Merrill. The suspect had left the home after the alleged incident and was located by Merrill police. He is facing charges include battery, criminal damage to property, strangulation and intimidating a victim. He remains ...

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02 Sep News

Travel Tips for Labor Day Weekend

With Labor Day weekend upon us, many will hit the roadways for one last taste of summer. As a result, roads will be crowded and the Oneida County Emergency management is reminding drivers to be prepared. Oneida County Program Manager Dawn Robinson passed along some safe travel tips on this busy weekend. First up, try ...

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02 Sep News

WPS Foundation Announces Public Safety Grants

Several emergency response teams will share in grant money from the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. This week the Foundation announced $50,000 which will be distributed to more than 60 agencies within the state. The money is earmarked for equipment or professional development. Those receiving the grants from the Northern Region include: Pickerel Volunteer Fire, Rhineland ...

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02 Sep News

Fall Hunting Seasons Opening, DNR Fall Forecast E-Book Available

September not only marks the start of school, but also the start of the fall hunting seasons. Yesterday marked the openers for early teal, early Canada goose, and mourning dove. In a few weeks, turkey, deer archery and bear seasons open. The DNR has now released their 2016 forecast book which includes vast amount of ...

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02 Sep News

Nicolet Nursing Graduates Perfect on National Licensing

As a new school year kicks off, Nicolet College is also spending time celebrating an impressive accomplishment from their recent nursing graduates. This week the school announced that their class of 2016 posted a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt at the national licensing exam to become registered nurses. Dean of Health Lenore ...

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02 Sep News

Six Teens Arrested for More than Wausau Vehicle Break-Ins

The Wausau Police Department believe a group of teens were responsible for a string of vehicle break-ins that reached triple digits. Yesterday their chief said that the 6 juveniles arrested admitted to entering at least 100 vehicles. In fact, the news release says the teens admitted they entered so many vehicles they could not even ...

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02 Sep News

Retired Board Member Fills MAPS Science Vacancy

A former board member has stepped in to fill a vacant teaching position in Merrill. The Merrill School District announced yesterday that Jeff Hetfeld will fill a high school science position this year. Hetfeld retired from the school board back in May. In this unique situation, the board, at a special meeting this week had ...

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01 Sep News

Mayor Comments on Planned Harley Lay-Offs in Tomahawk

Tomahawk Mayor Steve Taskay says he is pursuing several avenues with the news that Harley-Davidson is planning lay-offs in Tomahawk in the coming months. News came yesterday morning that Harley Davidson intends to lay off 39 union employees from their Tomahawk operations, a plan later confirmed by officials from the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer. Yesterday afternoon, ...

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