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30 Mar News

Lincoln County Sheriff Report

A 29 year old Irma man was arrested following a vehicle crash last week. That accident happened on County Rd. H at Horseshoe Lake Drive in the Town of Birch last Tuesday. Deputies located the unoccupied vehicle, finding the driver at a nearby residence a short time later. Following a field sobriety test, the driver ...

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27 Mar News

DNR Proposes Daily Bag Limits of 3 Walleye in Ceded Territory

A proposal from the DNR will seek to maintain a 3 walleye daily bag limit on most lakes and rivers in Northern Wisconsin. The emergency rule regarding walleye fishing in the ‘ceded territory’ will be heard by the Natural Resources Board at their April 8 meeting. Traditionally the DNR would propose varying bag limits on ...

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27 Mar News

Lincoln County Health Department Promotes Hepatitis C Awareness Month

As part of Hepatitis C awareness month, the Lincoln County Health Department is encouraging baby boomers to get tested. In 2013, the CDC announced its recommendation for baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C, a viral illness that attacks the liver. Here in Lincoln County, the health department says hepatitis C infections have doubled ...

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27 Mar News

Update: Bond Set for Man Accused of Scalding Weston Toddler

Bond was set at a quarter of a million dollars for a man accused of scalding a toddler in Weston. Christopher Kolden made his initial appearance in Marathon County Court yesterday. According to court records, the 22 year old is facing a single count of felony child abuse, along with three counts of obstructing an ...

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27 Mar News

Tomahawk 8th Grader Competing for State Geography Bee

Tomahawk eighth grader Evan Ploeckelman knows the way to Madison, not just because he’s a geography bee champ, but also because he’s been there before. The middle-schooler will be competing against other semifinalists later today in the National Geographic State Bee in Madison. Students in 4th through 8th grade are eligible to compete, Ploeckelman has ...

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27 Mar News

February Tomahawk Students of the Month

The Tomahawk School district has recently announced their February Students of the month. They include: Dani Whiting- Science; Rachel Wiseman-health; Makayla Lallemont-FACE; Russell Collins-Art; Alica Kurth-business; Sarah Bartz-Social Studies; Cait Christenson-English;Katherine Reiter-Math; Aaron Schoone-Foreign Language; Nicholas Johnson-PE; Brianna Oenning-Music and Savanna Dransfield-Tech Ed.  

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26 Mar News

Cantastic Event Brings in ~5,000 Cans for Rhinelander Food Pantry

Earlier this month, nine groups or organizations brought people on a unique tour of world landmarks, replications all built from non-perishable food items. March once again brought teams together for the Rhinelander Food Pantry’s Cantastic event. This year’s theme was historic buildings and the structures ranged from the Twin Towers to the Lincoln Memorial. In ...

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26 Mar News

Wausau Elementary Student Grows 30 Pound Cabbage to Win Scholarship

A Wausau girl has cashed in on a cabbage the size of a small child. Riley Olbrantz was named as the winner of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program yesterday. Her cabbage, planted last April grew to an impressive 28.6 pounds. The contest is part of a program that seeks to create an interest ...

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26 Mar News

Weston Man Accused of Scalding Child

A child in Weston was hospitalized with burns to his face, a man accused of being responsible will be in court today. Last week the 16 month old was brought to a Wausau area hospital with burns on his face. The child eventually transferred to the UW-Madison. Officials determined that the burns were ‘consistent with ...

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26 Mar News

Avoid Cutting Oak Trees in Spring/Summer to Prevent Oak Wilt

DNR officials are recommending anyone with plans to prune their oak trees, to due so in the next week or so. The suggestions from state forestry officials are in an effort to prevent the spread of oak wilt, a fatal fungal disease. More than 3/4 of the state’s counties have had a positive test for ...

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