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12 Jan News

House Fire Name Released

Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a house fire over the weekend.  The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified Paul J. Myszka 111 as the victim.  A 911 call was received regarding the fire in the Township of Phelps just after 3 am Saturday.  Crews from several area fire departments ...

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12 Jan News

Retirement/Awards

Sheriff Jeff Jaeger has announced the retirement of Correction’s Sgt. Tom Seslar.  Sgt. Seslar officially retired on January 7, after serving for over 30 years.  In 1985, Seslar was hired by then Sheriff Ron Krueger.  He was among a group  that was hired solely for the purpose of performing functions of guarding prisoners.  Throughout the ...

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12 Jan News

National Coaching Award

A national award has been given to an outstanding area coach.  Each year the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association recognizes outstanding coaches and the state winners then become considered for National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High Schools.  22 coaches of the year are chosen nationally.  This year, three are from Wisconsin.  ...

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11 Jan News

Driver in Fatal OWI Court Appearance

The driver in a fatal Oneida County accident last fall is expected in court today. Twenty year old Randall Lego will have an adjourned initial appearance today. The accident happened November 21; the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office responded to a truck that struck a power pole on River Road. As a result of the accident, ...

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11 Jan News

Shannon Wolf Homicide Trial Begins

A trial will begin today for a man accused in a more than 10 year old homicide case. 41 year old Shannon Wolf is charged with a single count of first degree intentional homicide in the 2003 death of Kenneth Wells. Wells body was recovered from the Wisconsin River in Rhinelander several days after being ...

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11 Jan News

Ministry Merrill Clinic Opens in New Location

When the Ministry Merrill Clinic opens this morning, it will be at their new location. Last month, Ministry announced that they would be moving to a spot in the mall on East Main Street adjacent to the former Wal-mart building. In the announcement they said the new space, at more than 4,000 square feet will ...

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11 Jan News

Scholarship Event at THS

Seniors at Tomahawk High School will be getting an informational course on funding secondary education. The THS guidance office is offering a pair of financial aid and scholarship meetings today. The counselors noted that the difference between loans, grants, scholarships and the application process can become confusing. The first meeting today will be for seniors ...

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11 Jan News

Lincoln Hills

Lincoln Hills School, in Irma, is undergoing investigation, as the Wisconsin Department of Corrections has placed 16 staff members on paid leave.  State and Federal authorities are looking for evidence of use of excessive force.  2 of the 16 have resigned already.  Wisconsin Attorney General says the investigation of wrong-doing could take up to another ...

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08 Jan News

Man Burned in Merrill House Fire

A man was injured in a house fire yesterday in Merrill. That fire, at a Mill Street home, was phoned in yesterday afternoon at just before 1pm. Upon arrival fire crews found heavy smoke and fire in the back of the home. The Fire Department said they located a 77 year old resident in the ...

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08 Jan News

CWD Leads to Deer Feeding Ban in Vilas, Forest and Oneida Counties

Feeding deer in several northwoods counties will be limited due to the discovery of chronic wasting disease late last year. That deer was discovered on a game farm near Three Lakes in Oneida County in December. As a result, a ban on baiting or feeding will go into effect on Monday for not only Oneida, ...

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