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31 May News

Update: Name Released in Fatal ATV Accident

Officials have now released the name of a man involved in a fatal ATV crash over the weekend in Lincoln County. The crash happened on Newwood Road in the Town of Tomahawk Saturday afternoon. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the driver was thrown from the ATV after striking a culvert. They have now identified ...

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31 May News

Hmong, Lao Veteran Memorial Planned in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A memorial is being dedicated in Wausau to honor Hmong and Lao veterans who supported the United States during the Vietnam War. The granite and bronze memorial weighs more than 20 tons and depicts two Hmong soldiers supporting a U.S. airman. The names of local veterans will be etched in stone. ...

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31 May News

Nearly 4 Tons of Food Collected in Tomahawk for Stamp Out Hunger

It was another successful food drive for the local postal workers. Two weekends ago, the US Post Office held their 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Residents were able to simply place non-perishable food items in their mail box for the carriers to collect. The numbers are in and the greater Tomahawk community contributed ...

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31 May News

Bearskin Bridge Closure

Coming up this evening, construction crews will have the first of two planned closures for the Bearskin Trail Bridge. According to the DOT, crews will be closing Highway 51 overnight as they set the girders for the new bridge. That project, which began earlier this year is replacing the former rail line bridge known as ...

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31 May News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A crash last Monday afternoon lead to the arrest of a Tomahawk woman. Deputies were initially called for a reckless driver on Highway 51. A second call reported that the vehicle left the roadway striking a culvert. As a result of the investigation, the 69 year old driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated. A ...

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30 May News

Home Total Loss Following Fire in Marathon County

A home in Northern Marathon County is a total loss after a fire early yesterday morning. At just before 2am, Crews were called to a house fire in the Town of Berlin, between Wausau and Merrill. According to the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, the home was fully engulfed when responders arrived on the scene. Local ...

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30 May News

Practice Food Safety for Memorial Day Cookouts

Once today’s Memorial Day ceremonies wrap up, many will gather for cookouts. Officials with the Health Department are reminding everyone about safe food handling practices to avoid foodborne illness. A few tips from the Department of Health Services: Wash hands, utensils and surfaces often with hot soapy water. Keep raw meat, poultry, eggs, and seafood ...

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30 May News

Main Street Memories Car Show

Despite some intermittent rain showers, thousands of people gathered in downtown Tomahawk yesterday for a walk down memory lane through the automotive world. The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend means the Main Street Memories Car show here in Tomahawk. Yesterday was the 22nd year for the event and it continues to grow. While some owners ...

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30 May News

Local Memorial Day Ceremonies

Of course the real reason for this holiday weekend is to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. First up, for those flying flags this morning, it should be done at half staff until noon. Several communities are hosting ceremonies in addition to the cemetery services. That includes here in Tomahawk with The annual ceremony ...

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27 May News

Local Eating Assistance Product Receives Statewide Innovation Award

A Northwoods company has received a statewide recognition for a product allowing those with disabilities to more easily eat handheld foods. E-Z Eat Enterprises in Eagle River was one of nine Wisconsin companies receiving the Governor’s New Product award presented by the Wisconsin society of professional engineers. The design by Ron Smith helped his sister ...

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