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24 Jul News

White Cane Day Collection in Tomahawk

The Tomahawk Lions Club will once again be holding a fundraiser to help those with sight impairment. The money raised is part of the White Cane Safety Conservation Day. The campaign, held in Tomahawk each July, donates money collected to sight conservation projects including eye screenings, eye glasses and the Lion’s Eye Foundation. The white ...

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24 Jul News

Area Reservoirs

The summer draw down of the area reservoirs is in full swing. After spending much of the spring with reservoirs completely full, officials began bringing the reservoirs down, starting out initially with the Willow. As of the most recent report, the Willow and Spirit are both around 3.5 feet below full. The Rainbow is about ...

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24 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report

The department received a report of a vehicle repeatedly speeding in an area, Monday afternoon. Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The 29 year old driver will be charged with OWI with a passenger under the age of 16, open intoxicants and child safety belt violations. Officers responded to a complaint of ...

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23 Jul News

Merrill Woman Reaches Plea Deal on Drug Charges

A Merrill woman arrested on drug charges earlier this year has reached a plea deal. Alyssa Olund was one of three people arrested back in March following a search warrant execution at a Merrill home. Officials say the located marijuana, hash oil, drug paraphernalia and an AK47 style assault rifle with an extended magazine. Olund ...

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23 Jul News

Case Proceeds for Drug Case in Tomahawk

A case will proceed against a Merrill man arrested on drug charges in Tomahawk last week. TJ Lee Myers was back in Lincoln County Court yesterday for his arraignment. The 27 year old is facing two counts of manufacturing/delivery of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. At yesterday’s hearing Judge Jay Tlusty ruled there is ...

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23 Jul News

Public Hearing on Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area Master Plan

The DNR continues to work on a master plan draft for the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife area, and will hold a public meeting this evening to provide information and listen to public input. The DNR has been working on the draft plan after a request from an ATV club to place a trail across a portion ...

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23 Jul News

Informational Meeting on Proposed Skanawan Gravel Pits

A pair of proposed gravel mines in the Town of Skanawan will be back on the docket this evening. This time the proposed mines will be part of a public informational meeting. The two mines were proposed earlier this year by County Materials and American Asphalt. They were 45 and 77 acres respectively. Nearby by ...

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22 Jul News

Former Merrill Teacher Charged for Relationship with Student

A former teacher in Merrill is accused of sexually assaulting a student. Twenty five year old Chase Tonar is facing 3 felony counts of sexual assault of a student by school staff and two misdemeanor counts of sex with a child 16 or older. Tonar was taken into custody early this month by Merrill police. ...

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22 Jul News

Former Deputy Pleads Not Guilty in Sexual Assault Case

A former sheriff’s deputy accused of a sexual relationship with a teenage girl was back in court yesterday afternoon. Zachary Dorr appeared in Marathon County Court where he entered a plea of not guilty. Dorr is facing 3 charges including: child enticement and 2nd degree sexual assault of a child. Dorr was arrested back in ...

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22 Jul News

The Jimmys Playing Music on the River

A fan (and Jeff in the Morning) favorite band will return to Music on the River this week. There’s just 2 weeks of concerts left, and tonight the Jimmy’s will take to the stage. The 8 piece band features horns, guitars and keyboards. They are highly decorated with numerous Wisconsin based music awards. Don’t be ...

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