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15 Dec News

Avoiding the Flu Over the Holidays

With family holiday gatherings right around the corner, health officials are offering some tips on how to avoid sharing the flu at these get-togethers. First and foremost, the CDC says that a flu shot remains one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family. Officials say its not too late to be vaccinated. ...

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15 Dec News

Merrill Fire Department Welcomes New Firefighter and Truck

The Merrill Fire Department welcomed the newest member to their department with a traditional badge pinning ceremony. The Department says that the badge pinning signifies an introduction and welcoming to new duties and a new department. Firefighter-Paramedic Scott Gomoll received that recognition last week. He comes from Illinois where he served 10 years with Cary ...

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15 Dec News

Rhinelander FBLA ‘Jeans for Teens’ Collection

A group of Rhinelander High School students will help families in need by collecting pants. Today marks the start of the Jeans for Teens collection run by the Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA. Organizers say they’re collecting gently used, wearable jeans to give to those staying at Frederick place in Rhinelander. With 17 percent of children ...

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15 Dec News

Tomahawk Schools Holiday Choral Concert Monday

The sounds of the season will fill the halls of the Tomahawk School District this evening. The Tomahawk Middle and High Schools will present their annual Winter Choral Concert tonight. Instructor Corey Colburn says the program will feature some lesser-known carols along with some older favorites. The performance will feature 140 singers ranging from 6th ...

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15 Dec News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

Some good news coming from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department regarding a teen reported as missing last week. Deputies sent out that missing person’s report for an 18 year old from the town of Harrison diagnosed with Aspergers. The teen had been gone for a day in his vehicle and his phone was found in ...

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12 Dec News

Tomahawk Approves 25% increase to Sewer Rates

Faced with the potential of major upgrades in the near future, the city of Tomahawk will raise sewer rates 25%. City officials presented and discussed the city’s waste water treatment system during a public hearing with the sewer and water utility commission. In it, they explained that much of the equipment generally runs on 20 ...

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12 Dec News

Tomahawk Police Participate in ‘Booze and Belts’ Campaign

The Tomahawk Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to decrease drunken driving and increase safety belt use. Its all part of the annual Booze and Belts campaign which kicks off today. Tomahawk Sgt. Steve Buckwalter says, “Deaths and injuries are especially tragic this time of year, so officers ...

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12 Dec News

Medford Woman Plans to Challenge State’s Fetal Protection Law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Medford woman says she plans to file a lawsuit challenging the state’s fetal protection law. The law allows officials to force pregnant women who are suspected of abusing drugs into treatment. Tamara Lertscher of Medford claims she was pregnant when she went to the Eau Claire Mayo Clinic to seek ...

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12 Dec News

Wurl-Feind-Ingman VFW Gives and Receives Donations at Meeting

There was plenty of generosity displayed at the most recent Tomahawk VFW meeting this week, with donations coming in and going out. The Wurl-Feind-Ingman VFW members recognized Bill and Linda Mark at that meeting Tuesday. They provided two chairlifts to increase the accessibility to both levels of the VFW hall for those with difficulties using ...

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11 Dec News

City of Tomahawk to Discuss Waste Water Increase

The city of Tomahawk voted early this month to raise waste water fees by around 2.5%.Tonight they’ll hold a public hearing to discuss increasing them even more. The first increase will in part cover the cost of a digester cover at the treatment facility that was recently replaced after nearly 60 years. With other maintenance ...

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