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26 Jan News

Wabeno Man Facing Multiple Charges After Speeding Incident

A Wabeno man is facing multiple charges after an arrest last week while driving at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour. Lincoln County Deputies were alerted to that vehicle traveling south on Highway 51 near Tomahawk; a caller reported the vehicle traveling in excess of 90 milers per hour. Near Irma, that caller reported the ...

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26 Jan News

Rankin, Lincoln County Board Supervisor Passes Away

In a bit of unfortunate news to pass along, a Lincoln County Board member passed away late last week. Eighty one year old Graham Rankin died on Thursday evening. He was a long time Lincoln County resident working at PCA mill. He was first elected to the Lincoln County Board in 2002, serving in District ...

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26 Jan News

28 People Displaced after Medford Fire

More than two dozen people were displaced after a weekend fire in Medford. Crews were called to the Riverview Village Apartment complex in Medford at just past noon on Saturday. A neighbor near the apartments on Main St. reported seeing smoke. Officials believe the fire was accidental. The man in the unit where the fire ...

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26 Jan News

Two Snowmobilers Arrested in Lincoln County

Two snowmobilers are facing drug charges following a stop over the weekend. The two men, ages 23 and 39 of Illinois, were stopped early Saturday morning. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy observed one of the sleds traveling north on the Hiawatha without a working tail lamp. The deputy also reported that the sleds drove through ...

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26 Jan News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

Three people were taken into custody for operating while intoxicated this past week as a result of three separate crashes. A 20 year old Tomahawk man was arrested following a crash 3:30 Tuesday morning. A 36 year old woman was arrested after her vehicle entered the ditch early Friday morning. The third crash was on ...

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26 Jan News

Bubble Man in Nicolet

Geoffrey Akins has spent the past years touring the world because of his unique talent, and tonight he will share it with the Northwoods. Akins specializes in bubbles. He makes elaborate creations with the soap and water bubbles, ranging from caterpillars and volcanoes to making them dance. Nicolet Theatre Director Jim Nuttall says, ” What ...

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23 Jan News

32nd MS Snowmobile Ride and Fundraiser Kicks Off

Last weekend snowmobilers converged in the north woods for a world championship, this weekend riders are here for a more altruistic reason. Today marks the start of another MS Snowmobile tour. This will be the 32nd year for the Lac due Flambeau based ride which raises money for multiple sclerosis. Over the previous years participants ...

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23 Jan News

Winter Events Centered Around Merrill the Weekend

Lincoln County will be the place to be this weekend to celebrate some of the more unique activities a snow-filled winter can bring. A series of events coincide with the Merrill Winterfest. That starts tonight with a candlelight ski/walk at Council Grounds Park. On Saturday, the Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will ...

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23 Jan News

Rep. Swearingen, Sen. Tiffany Holding Listening Sessions

Northwoods residents will have another opportunity to talk with their elected officials. The past week, State Senator Tom Tiffany has been holding a series of listening sessions in the district. He says its great opportunity to hear what constituents from throughout the district have to say about legislative issues and the state budget. Today’s events ...

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23 Jan News

Ice Age Snowshoe Hike in Lincoln County Forest

  It looks to be a mild day this time around for the annual snowshoe hike here in Lincoln County. The Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will host a guided hike in the Underdown area of the Lincoln County forest. Organizers invite participants to enjoy the wonderful landscape created by the Great ...

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