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21 Nov News

DNR Offers Hunting Facts, Forecast and Safety Tips

Many Wisconsinites and visitors will be up at dawn tomorrow in search of a trophy buck. The state DNR continues to provide information, advice and safety tips to those heading out to the woods for the 2014 9-day gun-deer season. Tag sales continue to lag behind last year by a few thousand. Through Wednesday more ...

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21 Nov News

Fire Departments Reminding Hunters of Fire Dangers

Hunters who plan to participate in the upcoming hunting season should remember to pack a new smoke alarm and some extra smoke alarm batteries for their hunting getaway. Area fire department officials say “Fire safety is not just for homes, it’s for cottages, cabins and seasonal hunt camps too.” In addition to working smoke alarms, ...

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21 Nov News

New Jobs Created at Wausau Window

More than 100 new jobs will be coming to the Wausau area after an announcement yesterday by a long time manufacturer. In all, Wausau Window and Wall Systems says they plan to add 124 jobs over the next five years. According to president Jim Waldron, the jobs will come from their acquisition last year of ...

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21 Nov News

High School Drama Depts. Take to Stage in LaCrosse for State Festival

It’s a busy weekend for area high school drama departments. The Tomahawk Cast and Crew are over in LaCrosse for the Wisconsin State High School Theatre Festival. The one act play “The Ever After” made it out of regionals and then sectionals to qualify. They’ll take to the stage at 9:45 in the Weber Center ...

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21 Nov News

Tomahawk Police Report

A Minnesota woman was cited Monday morning after an officer observed her failing to stop her vehicle at an active railroad signal on Highway 86. A hit and run was reported following an accident on North 4th St. Officers are speaking with those involved. Officers were called to the school for an altercation involving two ...

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20 Nov News

Petco Announces Purchase Agreement with Foster and Smith

One of the country’s leading pet supply companies announced plans to purchase an online pet retailer based in the Northwoods. Petco entered into an agreement to acquire Drs. Foster and Smith, out of Rhinelander. Petco CEO Jim Myers says, “This move underscores our commitment to nurturing the complete health and well-being of animals and further ...

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20 Nov News

Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Last week the area received over a foot of snow, yet there were no major accidents in the area. A big reason is the often thankless job of the local snowplow drivers. Governor Scott Walker is making sure those individuals don’t go unnoticed, proclaiming today Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day across the state. Local leaders also ...

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20 Nov News

Hunters Travelling Should Leave Firewood at Home

Hunters traveling to their camps this weekend are reminded not to transport firewood from home. The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection says this simple tip can help avoid the spread of invasive pests including the gypsy moth and emerald ash borer. Officials noted that in some cases it may even be illegal. Hardwood ...

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20 Nov News

Merrill Chamber Recognizes ‘Rising Stars’ Women of Distinction

The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon recognizing area younger women excelling in their profession. Their Women of Distinction program highlights the successes and talents of women in all stages of life, while their Rising Star celebrates those under the age of 40. The nominees were announced as: Laura Boquist –a Shoreland Specialist ...

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20 Nov News

Rhinelander HS Drama to Perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Tonight the Rhinelander High School/Northwoods Community Secondary School Drama Department is starting a 4 day run of their performance of Beauty and the Beast. The Rhinelander production is based on the 1994 production, which in turn was based on the Disney classic. Kristin Larsen, the lead director, says ‘Beauty’ has been a production the drama ...

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