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01 Aug News

Local Health Groups Participating in World Breastfeeding Week

All week long, health agencies and support groups will be taking part in World Breastfeeding Week. According to the Oneida County Health Department, this year’s theme is sustainability. That sustainability includes, a low-cost way and healthy way to feed babies. More indirect sustainability includes no waste leading to a cleaner environment. The Oneida County Health ...

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31 Jul News

WJJQ Hosting Lincoln County DA Candidates on Morning Forums

While many eyes are focused on the November election, one Lincoln County race will likely be decided in early August. Lincoln County District Attorney Don Dunphy announced back in May that he would be retiring from the office at the end of the year. Two candidates submitted nomination papers, Sidney Brubacher and Galen Bayne-Allison. Both ...

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29 Jul News

Charges Filed in Fatal 2015 Highway Worker Accident

After more than a year, charges have been filed against an Antigo woman involved in an accident that left a Lincoln County highway worker dead. Last July, 85 year old Mary Robinson of Antigo was driving the vehicle that struck highway worker Marcus Wydeven. He was working with crews on Highway 17 at the time. ...

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29 Jul News

Tomahawk Woman Reaches Plea in Drug Case

A Tomahawk woman has reached a plea deal on her drug arrest from earlier this year. At that hearing yesterday afternoon, Jessica Teich pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of THC as a repeat offender. In exchange, three other charges were dismissed, but read in including maintaining a drug trafficking place. The 40 ...

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29 Jul News

Rhinelander Man Preliminary Hearing on Drug Charges

 A Rhinelander man arrested this spring on child pornography charges is scheduled to have his preliminary hearing today. Daniel E. Schellinger is facing 10 counts of possession of child pornography. The 34 year old was arrested May 5 following an investigation by the state department of justice. Investigators say they located 10 images of child ...

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29 Jul News

T-Bird Bridge Coming Down Tuesday/Wednesday

Motorists will only have a few more days to pass under an iconic Northwoods bridge. Crews have been working on constructing a new Bearskin Trail bridge to replace the former rail bridge passing over Highway 51 near Minocqua. That bridge was best known for its graffiti reading T-Bird Country. The Department of Transportation announced that ...

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29 Jul News

Merrill School Board Fills Two Vacancies

The Merrill School Board is back whole after a pair of vacancies the past several months. At its special board meeting Wednesday evening, the Merrill Area Public School Board elected two new board members. The district received letters of interest from 4 candidates: Maria Volpe, Chuck Bolder, Jon Smith and Kyle Carnes. Following interviews and ...

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29 Jul News

Oneida County Economic Development Committee Supporting Rhinelander DNR Forestry Bid

The Oneida County Economic Development Committee is stepping up their efforts for Rhinelander to become the future home of the DNR Forestry Headquarters, and they’re asking residents to do the same. Rhinelander was one of three communities suggested by the DNR as a potential relocation site in addition to Hayward and Wausau. The DNR is ...

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28 Jul News

Shooting Victim Identified, Additional Details on Armed Standoff

Additional details have been released in the officer involved shooting in Lincoln County earlier this week, including the victim’s name and what led to the initial traffic stop. Officials say that the man involved has been identified as 50 year old Scot Minard of Eagle River. The Antigo Police Department announced yesterday that the initial ...

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28 Jul News

N*Wish Participates in Homelessness Count

Coalitions across the state, including one in Northern Wisconsin are trying to get a count on homelessness this week. The count is known as the Wisconsin Statewide Point-In-Time Count. Participating in last night’s survey was the Northern Wisconsin Initiative to Stop Homelessness or N*Wish. The group was established in 2009 and serves Forest, Langlade, Oneida ...

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