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24 Jul News

Phillips, Police Chief Reach Retirement Agreement

The city of Phillips and their police chief have reached an agreement to him to retire early next year. David Sonntag had been on paid administrative leave since March. He was accused by the Mayor, Charles Peterson of several incidents. Accusations included improper mileage reimbursements, pulling over a driver in his personal vehicle, and improper ...

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23 Jul News

Near Drowning Incident on Vilas County Lake

Two people were hospitalized after what was described as a “near drowning incident” in Vilas County yesterday. According to the Vilas County Sheriff’s office, they received a report of 2 adult females attempting to rescue three children that had been swimming on Star Lake at just after 12:30. Two of the children were rescued without ...

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23 Jul News

Nicolet College Receives ~$2 Million Fast Forward Grant

Nicolet Receives Fast Forward Grant The state has awarded Nicolet College nearly $2 million to help train workers for in-demand fields. The Wisconsin Fast Forward grant is part of the larger $28 million Blueprint for Prosperity initiative that will help Wisconsin technical colleges train nearly 5,000 workers. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced that grant at ...

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23 Jul News

Downed Power Line Leads to Small Grass Fire

Yesterday’s gusty winds in the Northwoods lead to a downed power line, and ultimately a small fire in Oneida County. Fire crews responded to that grass fire on Hat Rapids Road near Highway 17 south of Rhinelander. The call came in at around 11am. Officials say the gusty wind toppled a tree which fell on ...

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23 Jul News

New Tomahawk Pharmacy Nears Opening

The finishing touches are nearly complete on a new pharmacy in Tomahawk. The appropriately named Tomahawk Pharmacy will be located at the former village square building on North Fourth Street. Crews worked for several months to convert the former restaurant into a pharmacy. The new business will also be a homecoming of sorts. Tomahawk native ...

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23 Jul News

Copper Box to Play Music on the River

Just two weeks remain in this year’s Music on the River concert series here in Tomahawk. Tonight the community welcomes Copperbox. The four piece Fox Valley Band plays a variety of blues and rock. They’ve won a series of Wisconsin Music Awards including Band of the Year and the People’s Choice award. They are lead ...

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22 Jul News

Kwahamots Place 4th at State Show Ski Championships

With a move up a division this year, the Kwahamots water ski team brought home a 4th place finish in the Wisconsin State Show Ski Championships this past weekend. The Tomahawk team competed in Wisconsin Rapids along with 23 other teams, including 9 in Division 2. Last year the Kwahamots took home the Division 3 ...

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22 Jul News

Treasurer of Eagle River Jaycees Pleads in Theft Case

The treasurer of the Eagle River Jaycees reached a plea deal after being accused of stealing money from the group. Michelle Albaugh was found guilty in Vilas County Court yesterday after pleading no contest to theft in a business setting of more than $5,000. In exchange a count of identity theft to obtain money was ...

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22 Jul News

Pedestrian Injured in Minocqua Accident

A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in Oneida County yesterday. According to the Minocqua Police Department, they were called to the pedestrian/vehicle traffic crash on Highway 51 approximately 500 feet north of the North Loop in Minocqua. The pedestrian, a 50 year old Forest, WI woman was transported to Howard Young ...

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22 Jul News

Use Caution with Hot, Humid Temperatures

With our first stretch of high temperatures and humidity in Wisconsin, its important to take precautions to avoid heat related illnesses. Several counties in north western Wisconsin are in heat advisories through this evening. While the counties in this area are outside of that zone, the heat index may still top out in the upper ...

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