Close

Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

News  // All posts in News

29 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report July 29

Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the upstairs of a downtown building. Contact was made with the individual who said he was homeless and stayed there. He was given a ride to the annex and warned about entering the building. The owner of the property was also contacted regarding the situation. A ...

Read more...

29 Jul News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report July 28

A 38 year old Tomahawk man was arrested early Friday morning on a warrant charge. Deputies went to a home in the 6000 block of State Rd 107 just before 3:00 AM on a welfare check. In checking one of the residents at the home they discovered he was wanted by the Merrill Police Department ...

Read more...

28 Jul News

Man Drowns on Minocqua Lake

A man drowned in Lake Shishebogama in Oneida County over the weekend. The Minocqua Police Department says they were called to a residence on West Minch Road at 11:00 Saturday Night for a man who appeared to be struggling in the lake. Prior to emergency personnel arriving on scene, family members had pulled the man ...

Read more...

28 Jul News

Marathon County Man Sentenced in Securities Fraud

A man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for actions from his Marathon County title company. In addition to the prison time, Jay Fischer was also sentenced 18 years of extended supervision for a mortgage and securities fraud scheme. Attorney General JB Van Hollen says that Fischer defrauded 10 homeowners and 4 real ...

Read more...

28 Jul News

Woman Dies in Wisconsin Rapids after Being Hit by Train

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Rapids police say an elderly woman has died after being hit by a train. A police lieutenant says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene in Wood County on Sunday. He says the woman attempted to cross the tracks while walking west and was struck by a southbound ...

Read more...

28 Jul News

Lincoln County Deputies Seek Help in Hit and Run

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the help of the public in a hit and run that occurred near Merrill. Deputies say there was a crash at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the Town of Merrill on Hillside Drive just west of Highway K. A small silver colored westbound car sideswiped another vehicle ...

Read more...

28 Jul News

Lincoln County Postponed Taxes due Thursday; Extended Office Hours

A reminder from the Lincoln County treasurer, taxpayers that postponed real estate taxes in Lincoln County must pay by Thursday. Jan Lemmer says that postponed taxes not paid on time will be subject to interest of 1% per month retroactive to February. The office is normally open from 8am to 4:30 pm, however the office ...

Read more...

Fatal Three Vehicle Accident Near Arbor Vitae

67 Year old Barbara C. Hilleque of Minocqua died in a three vehicle accident in Vilas County yesterday morning. The crash happened on Highway 51 just north of Arbor Vitae at a little after 10:00am. Officials from the Wisconsin State Patrol say that two northbound vehicles struck each other, sending a car driven by a ...

Read more...

Three Injured in Lake Tomahawk Boating Accident

Several people were injured in a two boat accident in Woodruff last evening. That incident happened at just past 5:00pm on Lake Tomahawk near Indian Shores. The Woodruff Police Department says 8 occupants were in a ski boat when it struck a fishing boat with two occupants. Signs indicated that the fishing boat was anchored ...

Read more...

DNR to Dedicate Bike Trail in Manitowish Waters

The DNR continues to expand the bicycle trail system in Northern Wisconsin, and tomorrow will hold a dedication of trail in Manitowish Waters. The ribbon cutting will celebrate the completion of an 8-mile stretch of trail connecting Manitowish Waters and Boulder Junction. Its part of a larger approximately 45 mile long trail that runs almost ...

Read more...