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24 Dec News

Snowmobilers Take Advantage of Holiday Riding

Riders wasted little time getting out onto area snowmobile trails. Oneida County opened their trails at 5 last evening, joining several other area counties including Iron, Price, Forest and Vilas who all opened previously. We still await the trail openings in Lincoln and Marathon Counties. Oneida County has more than 800 miles of trails. Some ...

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23 Dec News

Oneida County Snowmobile Trails Open Tuesday

Christmas will come a few days early for snowmobile riders in Oneida County. The Forestry, Land and Outdoor Recreation Department has announced that a majority of the trail system will officially open for the winter season at 5pm this evening. There are several trails that will remained closed including: portions of Minocqua Forest Riders trails ...

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23 Dec News

Three Arrested in Joint Drug Investigation in Merrill

Three Lincoln County individuals were arrested on drug charges following a multi-agency investigation. The Merrill Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, working with the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation executed a search warrant at a Merrill apartment last Friday. Officials say items recovered include: marijuana, methamphetamine, drug packaging and other paraphernalia. As a result ...

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23 Dec News

With Public Tips; Theft Suspects Identified, Arrested

With some help from the public, two individuals were arrested in connection with stolen credit cards used in Oneida County. Last week the Oneida County Sheriff’s office sought help on identifying the man and woman caught on a security camera using the stolen credit cards. Tips from the public helped identify Brieanna Persike and Andrew ...

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23 Dec News

Tomahawk Continues to Pursue Oneida Drive Sale

The Tomahawk City Council will meet this afternoon as the city continues to pursue the sale of a manufacturing building on the city’s north side. This is the second meeting in less than a week, as an ad-hoc committee met Thursday. As we told you earlier this month, the city has been negotiating with SDI ...

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23 Dec News

Gift Card: Go to Gift

Tis the season for gift cards. With Christmas just two days out, consumers continue to look towards gift cards as a simple and popular present. In fact, the National Retail Federation says that gift cards will top wish lists for the 8th consecutive year. That same survey estimates that consumers will spend $31 billion dollars ...

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22 Dec News

Remains Discovered, Believed to be Missing Lincoln County Man

Human remains were discovered in Lincoln County over the weekend, believed to be those of a missing man. Fifty one year old Jeffery Maruska was first reported as missing in early November. He hadn’t been seen since October 27. Searches ensued after his wallet, keys and other belongings were found in his home. On Saturday ...

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22 Dec News

Irma Men Accused of Duct Taping Toddler

Two Irma men are accused of duct taping a toddler to a door and awaiting charges as a result. A Lincoln County deputy investigating that child neglect complaint this past week in the town of Birch. A phone complaint stated that the three year old was duct taped by the hands and feet to a ...

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22 Dec News

Man Has Accident, Causes Vehicle Fire and Receives Traffic Citation

In a string of bad luck, a Tomahawk man had a vehicle crash, fire and citation. The 68 year old man was traveling on Clear Lake Road on Wednesday evening at around 10:30 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a pole. The man was uninjured in the accident and attempted to free the ...

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22 Dec News

Inmates in Altercation; Now Facing Charges

An inmate in the Lincoln County Jail is potentially facing additional charges after allegedly attacking several corrections officers. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident that occurred on Wednesday morning. Corrections officers were checking on the welfare of the 32 year old Merrill woman in a holding cell. That’s when they say she ...

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