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30 Jun News

Boaters Reminded to Follow Rules over Fourth

Law Enforcement agencies are reminding boaters to make sure their water crafts are ready for the upcoming holiday weekend. With the Fourth of July weekend right around the corner, the Lincoln County Rec. Deputy, along with the DNR, will be out patrolling on county waterways. The Rec. Deputy asks boaters to make sure their registration ...

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30 Jun News

Time Capsule Opening at Ministry Sacred Heart

A time capsule offers a unique look into the past. A time capsule was recently discovered here in Tomahawk at the former Sacred Heart Hospital site. The building is in the process of being torn down to construct an assisted living facility. In preparing to vacate, former owners of the building Meka Pennington and Marc ...

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30 Jun News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report June 30

Four people were cited, one arrested after a traffic stop last Monday in the Town of Bradley. Deputies were looking for a reported reckless driver and observed a matching vehicle. After stopping the vehicle, the deputy noticed the smell of marijuana and requested the Merrill k9. A search found no drugs, but open containers of ...

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27 Jun News

2014 Tomahawk Relay for Life, New Time and Location

A new location and time highlight the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Tomahawk this weekend. This year the walk will move its base of operation from the High School to Veteran’s Memorial Park. The new location will take advantage of the scenic river walk trail and access to down town Tomahawk offering ...

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27 Jun News

Operation Dry Water: Boat Safety Campaign

Law enforcement agencies across the state are taking part in an effort to make Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers safer. This weekend marks the annual Operation Dry Water campaign. Its a multi-agency, education and enforcement initiative launched by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators in 2009. The campaign puts thousands of law enforcement officers ...

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27 Jun News

Eagle River Chamber Names New Director

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a new executive director, a familiar face. The Board of Directors tabbed Kim Emerson for the position. She has worked with the chamber the past 13 years as their events coordinator. The board noted her experience and familiarity in naming her to the position. Board President ...

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27 Jun News

Area Safe Ride Provider Moves to New Central Location

The Stargazer Ride Service will celebrate their new centralized location with a grand opening, open house tomorrow. While it started as a limousine and bus service in 2007, the company expanded to become a safe ride provider for the Tomahawk and Minocqua areas. Last year they branched out again to provide service for both ambulatory ...

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27 Jun News

May Unemployment Rates Improve in Northwoods, State

Northwoods counties followed a statewide trend, showing improvement in the May job figures. The Department of Workforce Development released the May figures earlier this week. Overall the state’s preliminary rate in May was at 5.5% down 0.4% from April, thanks to improvements in 69 of the state’s 72 counties. While the Northwoods Counties are above ...

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27 Jun News

Tomahawk Police Report June 27

Last weekend a Stevens Point woman reported her child was bit by a dog on Deer Park Avenue. The dog was tied up at the time the child approached it. Vaccinations were verified and passed along to the victim. There was a hit and run reported. The vehicle was parked on West Wisconsin Avenue when ...

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26 Jun News

Area Fire Fighters Particpate in Specialized Training Involving Newer Vehicles

A group of firefighters from Lincoln County were able to participate in training at the Pine River Fire station. Butch Lysholm is known by emergency workers for his teaching of responses to vehicle crashes and fires. He works with Occupational Automotive Industry Related Education out of Minnesota. Last weekend more than 20 firefighters from Pine ...

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