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19 Sep News

Scammers Target Tomahawk Phone Numbers Thursday

Numerous residents in the Tomahawk area were targeted in a scam attempt by telephone yesterday. The calls yesterday included a common tactic, with the scammers pretending to be from Mastercard. The caller says the card has been locked and then proceeds to give instructions to unlock the card. This is a scam attempt, in an ...

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19 Sep News

Case Proceeds Against Man Facing 10th OWI in Oneida County

An Oneida County judge has ruled their is enough evidence to proceed in the case of a man facing a 10th operating while intoxicated. Edward Luedke of Chippewa Falls was arrested on August 22 after a sheriff’s deputy observed his erratic driving. His BAC was nearly twice the legal limit. The 43 year old is ...

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19 Sep News

Turkey Broods Up in 2014

It was a good summer for turkey broods in the state of Wisconsin, helped by the northern areas of the state. The DNR has released their 2014 preliminary survey results for wild turkeys. The statewide observation rate was 22 percent above the long-term average. The average brood-size this year was 4.5 young per brood, up ...

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19 Sep News

Health Departments Encourage Flu Shots for Approaching Flu Season

Flu season is right around the corner and the Lincoln County Health Department is encouraging residents to protect themselves and others by getting their yearly flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone age six months and older should be vaccinated. Yet in Lincoln County last year, only around 35% ...

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19 Sep News

As Fall Approaches Reservoirs Remain Near Full

With plenty of late summer rainfall in Northern Wisconsin, the area reservoir levels continue to remain near full. According to the Wisconsin Valley Improvement, the Eau Plaine, Willow and Rainbow are all within 5 inches of being completely full. Nokomis has dropped slightly this week and is now around 9 inches down. Meanwhile they continue ...

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19 Sep News

Tomahawk Police Report–September 19

 Officers responded to an accident in a business parking lot earlier this week. There were no injuries reported and minor damage to the vehicles involved.   A resident reported a woman outside their residence, appearing to be intoxicated. The 35 year old Irma woman was located a short time later. Probation and parole was contacted ...

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18 Sep News

Merrill Woman Sentenced in Heroin Overdose

A Merrill woman has been sentenced to 4 years in prison in a heroin overdose case. In June, Kristine Woellner was convicted of three charges in Lincoln County Court including delivery of heroin and recklessly endangering safety. Woellner was arrested last fall after a Michigan woman was found in a gas station bathroom, overdosed on ...

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18 Sep News

Area Districts Make the Grade on State Report Cards

While the school year is just underway for students, its report card time for school districts in the state of Wisconsin. This is the second year the state Department of Public Instruction has issued district wide report cards. Districts are evaluated in 4 areas, achievement in reading and math, growth in those categories, closing achievement ...

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18 Sep News

Ground Breaking for New Lac du Flambeau Treatment Facility

The Lac du Flambeau are holding a groundbreaking ceremony this morning for a new community based residential facility, Healing and Wellness Center. The building will be known as Gookomis Endaad or “your grandmother’s house.” It will specialize in mental health and chemical dependency treatment, and incorporate cultural traditions and values into the recovery plan. The ...

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18 Sep News

Tomahawk Star Foundation Receives Donation

A Tomahawk group that is generally on the other end of donations, received a generous contribution from a Tomahawk industry. Recently the STAR Foundation was presented with a check for more than $1,000 from the Tomahawk PCA mill through a fundraiser. The Tomahawk STAR Foundation serves the Tomahawk area by acting as a community chest ...

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