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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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22 Jul News

Lincoln County Fair Kicks Off Fair Season in Northwoods

The Lincoln County Fair returns today featuring some returning attractions along with something big and new. Perhaps the biggest feature yet will be an Elephant Encounter starring two educational elephants Cora and Shannon. They’ll be at the fair with their trainers through the weekend starting with a pair of free shows at 5:30 and 7:30 ...

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22 Jul News

New Community Blood Center VP

The Community Blood Center has announced a new vice president of donor services. In her new position Kris Belanger will provide leadership, and direction to recruitment, collections, operations and planning, and marketing and communications. She comes from a similar position at Innovative Blood Resources based in St. Paul, MN. She also has experience working with ...

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21 Jul News

Man Kayaking Wisconsin River for Cancer Fundraiser

A local man will paddling the length of the state to help raise money for cancer research. Starting this coming weekend, Vince Lofquist will be leaving Conover on the Wisconsin River in his Kayak. His ultimate destination is Prairie du Chein where the Wisconsin River meets the Mississippi. While that trip would be a feat ...

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21 Jul News

Kwahamots Score 7th at State, Hosting Nationals Next Week

The Kwahamot Water Ski Team scored a seventh place finish in the state championships, and now begin preparations for the national event. The Tomahawk based water ski team participated in the Wisconsin Show Ski State Championships over the weekend on Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin Rapids. The Kwahamots featured one of the smaller teams in Division ...

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21 Jul News

Second Fatal Accident in Langlade County Over Weekend

A second fatal accident occurred in Langlade County over the weekend. The Langalde County Sheriff’s office says that crash happened late Sunday afternoon on Highway 45 about 15 miles north of Antigo. The victim has been identified as 57 year old Victor Rivera of Berlin. Initial investigations indicate that a pick up driven by Rivera ...

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