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07 Aug News

Rhinelander Names New Director of Pupil Services, Teachers participate in Tech Days

School districts across the Northwoods are gearing up for the upcoming year, which starts in less than a month. Some of those districts are still filling vacant positions, including Rhinelander where they have announced Maggie Peterson as the new Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. She comes from the Northland Pines school district where ...

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06 Aug News

Blue-Green Algae Bloom Shows up in Pelican Lake

The Oneida County Health Department is warning water enthusiasts after an Oneida County Lake has turned up a bloom of blue-green algae. The DNR has confirmed the increased presence of cyanobacteria, also know as pond scum or blue-green algae on Pelican Lake. Swimmers, boaters and recreational users are urged to avoid direct contact with or ...

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06 Aug News

Woman Injured in Oneida County ATV Crash

A woman was injured in an ATV accident in Oneida County earlier this week. Responders were called to Lake Nokomis Road just north of Tomahawk on Monday afternoon at just before 1:30. The call was for a single ATV crash on the road. The woman driving the machine was transported to an area hospital for ...

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06 Aug News

Tomahawk BPW Looks for Funding to Complete Storm Sewer Projects

The City of Tomahawk Board of Public Works will need to look into the budget to find money for some additional projects this year. The harsh winter left the department over budget by around $35,000 due to excessive snow removal. Now the city is looking into fixing a pair of issues with the storm sewer ...

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06 Aug News

Alzheimer’s Discussion in Tomahawk Wednesday

Several Tomahawk groups will be joining together to discuss dementia and Alzheimer’s this afternoon. The presentation will provide a basic overview of dementia, how it affects the brain and how a person’s ability to function changes with the onset of dementia. Special emphasis will be placed on the person’s changing communication skills. The Tomahawk Police ...

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06 Aug News

City of Tomahawk August Meetings Recap

The board of public works had a crowded agenda, with a majority of the discussion focused on storm sewers. This includes ensuring that the development on Theiler Drive does not become an issue and additional talks on the issue at Bradley Farm and King’s Road. The Board approved MSA’s services in work on that storm ...

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06 Aug News

Wausau Teacher Resigns after Prostitution Sting

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — The Wausau School District says a teacher has resigned after he and seven other men were arrested in an online prostitution sting last month. District Superintendent Kathleen Williams says the teacher submitted a letter of resignation Tuesday. The man was not immediately identified. Williams says there was never any indication that ...

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06 Aug News

Marathon County Man Intoxicated at the Time of Fatal Crash

SCHOFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Police in Marathon County say a man whose body was recovered from a submerged SUV in June was legally drunk at the time of the apparent crash. The toxicology report was released Tuesday for 27-year-old Matthew Chaignot says he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 percent, or twice the legal limit ...

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05 Aug News

December Trial in Northwoods Animal Hospital Embezzlement

A judge has scheduled a two day trial later this year for an Arbor Vitae woman accused of stealing from the Northwoods Animal Hospital. Brenda Wigglesworth appeared in Oneida County Court yesterday. At that hearing Judge Patrick O’Melia scheduled a jury trial for December 18 and 19. The 47 year old Wigglesworth was arrested in ...

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05 Aug News

Oneida County Men Sentenced in Animal Poisoning

Two Oneida County men have been sentenced in US district court for violating the Bald Eagle Protection Act. Seventy eight year old Alvin Sowinski and his son 46 year old Paul Sowinski had previously been found guilty of using a intentionally using a pesticide on their family property near Sugar Camp. Investigators believe the men ...

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