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20 Jun News

UTV Fire Injures Two

Two people were injured following a utility terrain vehicle fire near Tomahawk over the weekend. Emergency responders were called to that fire in the Town of Harrison at just before 3:30 Saturday afternoon. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, a spare gas can in the UTV cargo box tipped over, spilling fuel onto the ...

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20 Jun News

Sheriff’s Office Reminding Residents of Fireworks Permits

With summer arriving, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents and visitors alike to follow the fireworks laws. Sheriff Jeff Jaeger says that if you plan on setting off fireworks that fly into the air or explode, you do need a permit. He says that the town chairperson in your jurisdiction is the only ...

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20 Jun News

Tomahawk Main St. Lined with Hats for Relay for Life

A quick drive through downtown Tomahawk will show one of the newest features of this year’s approaching Relay for Life. The streets have been lined with strings of hats. It’s a Tomahawk Main Street promotion known as Capping Cancer on Main. The Capping Cancer idea was first announced back in March. Since that time, organizers ...

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20 Jun News

Tomahawk Participating in Bike to Library Week

The start of summer kicks off a special week at the Tomahawk Public Library. First up, The Tomahawk Public Library is teaming up with Bike to the Library, the Wisconsin Bike Fed and UW-Madison Global Health Institute to offer “Bike to the Library Week.” Over 60 libraries across Wisconsin are participating in this event. If ...

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20 Jun News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A 28 year old Rhinelander man was injured and subsequently arrested in a single vehicle crash early Wednesday morning in the Town of Bradley. Just after midnight, a caller reported a vehicle had left the road and struck a tree on Roberts Rd. The driver displayed signs of intoxication and was cited for a first ...

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18 Jun News

Congressional Candidate Mary Hoeft Speaks in Tomahawk Monday

Mary Hoeft teaches a college course called “Finding your Political Voice.” This spring she decided to take her own advice. The long time Communications instructor at UW-Barron County announced earlier this year that she will seek the 7th district congressional seat currently held by Sean Duffy. She’ll be here in Tomahawk on Monday afternoon speaking ...

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17 Jun News

Two Injured in Vilas County Boating Accident

Two people were injured in a boating accident in Vilas County last evening. That accident happened at approximately 8:30 on Black Oak Lake in Land O Lakes. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says that a motorboat collided with a row boat. One of the two in the row boat was thrown to the water. The ...

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17 Jun News

Tomahawk Man Sentenced for Shooting Brother-in-Law

A Tomahawk man will serve a year in jail for shooting and wounding his brother in law 2 years ago. Charles Lawn was sentenced yesterday in Lincoln County Court. The 70 year old was arrested in March 2014, after shooting his brother in law in the shoulder. This past March he was found guilty of ...

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17 Jun News

Tomahawk Woman Receives Recognition for WWII Efforts

A Tomahawk woman has been posthumously recognized by the state for her efforts during the World Wars. Yesterday was a special Tomahawk Historical Society meeting as family members of Laura Norenberg were on hand to accept a state proclamation. During the World Wars, Norenberg sent letters, care packages and newspapers to local soldiers serving overseas. ...

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17 Jun News

Ribbon Cutting at Camp American Legion Paved Trail

A special hiking trail project for veterans will be dedicated at an event this morning in Lake Tomahawk. The trail is located on the grounds of the Camp American Legion property. It will be a paved asphalt trail that will allow wheelchair access for veterans. The trail will be known as Gary Wetzel Way. The ...

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