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17 Apr News

Mark Bucki Found Guilty

A Lincoln County jury has found Mark Bucki guilty in the death of his estranged wife. After less than a day of jury deliberation, Bucki, 50,was convicted on all three counts; first degree intentional homicide, strangulation and hiding a corpse. Bucki sat motionless in the courtroom as the verdict was read at just past noon. The ...

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17 Apr News

Pischer Begins as Director of Manitowish Waters Chamber

A familiar face to the northwoods is taking over the chamber of commerce in Manitowish Waters. After several years working with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Sara Pischer began work as the executive director of the Manitowish Waters Chamber this week. Pischer previously spent four plus years as the director of tourism for the Minocqua ...

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17 Apr News

Treehaven to Host Environthon

Middle and High Schoolers from across the state are set to meet today, focusing on environmental science. The event, known as the State Environthon, is being hosted at Treehaven in Tomahawk throughout the day. Organizers say that small grounds of students will be participating in four hands-on field challenges. They focus on aquatic ecology, forestry, ...

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16 Apr News

A Lincoln County jury has found Mark Bucki guilty in the death of his estranged wife

A Lincoln County jury has found Mark Bucki guilty in the death of his estranged wife. After less than a day of jury deliberation, Bucki, 50,was convicted on all three counts; first degree intentional homicide, strangulation and hiding a corpse. The homicide conviction carries a mandatory life sentence. The other two convictions carry up to ...

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16 Apr News

Bucki Trial Goes to Jury

A Merrill man on trial for the death of his wife now awaits a decision from the jury. The Mark Bucki intentional homicide trial had closing arguments yesterday afternoon. According to court records, the jury received the case at just before 4pm and deliberated until8:30 before adjourning for the evening. The jury deliberations are expected to resume at ...

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16 Apr News

Czaja Announces Re-Election Bid

Representative Mary Czaja has officially announced her intentions to seek re-election to the 35th assembly district. Czaja was is currently serving her first term in Madison. In her announcement she said, “I sincerely appreciate the encouragement and support I have received throughout my first term from friend neighbors and residents across the 35th district. Czaja ...

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16 Apr News

Tomahawk to Offer Recycling Incentive Contest

The city of Tomahawk has been a leader in recycling in the Northwoods, and now residents may have an incentive to continue. Eagle Waste has proposed a “Recycling Rewards Program” in the city of Tomahawk. That proposal was approved unanimously at last night’s Solid Waste and Recycling meeting. A randomly chosen resident each week would ...

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16 Apr News

City of Tomahawk Holds Off on Kings Road Contract

While still awaiting a resolution on the North 4th Street Special Assessment, the Tomahawk Board of Public Works laid over a decision to award the Kings Road project bid. Many concerned residents were in attendance at last night’s meeting expressing uncertainty at the special assessment and the project. The plan is to replace a portion ...

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16 Apr News

Tomahawk City Meetings April 15

The Board of Public Works approved the purchase of a used Pelican Sweeper from the city of Delavan. The purchase is expected to extend the life of the more expensive whirlwind sweeper. Asphalt bids for the King’s Road was held over until more information is known on the special assessment issue on North 4th Street from last ...

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16 Apr News

Lincoln County Holds Off on Two Fairgrounds Resolutions

The Lincoln County Board had two agenda items that would have used some of their insurance settlement money, neither was approved. The first resolution, which was ultimately laid over until next meeting, would have used $50,000 to fund a full-scale feasibility study at the fairgrounds. A grant request through the Economic Development Corporation to fund ...

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