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19 May News

Investigation into Body Found in Vilas County

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found along a snowmobile trail in Phelps. Chief Deputy Patrick Schmidt says that some people out for a walk Tuesday afternoon located the body in a wooded area near an apartment complex in the township. The body has now been identified as 47 year old Luann ...

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19 May News

Tomahawk Hosts Annual Community Awards Banquet

Five individuals and a group from the Tomahawk area were recognized over the weekend for their service to the community. More than 100 people attended the annual Community Awards Programs presented by the Tomahawk Leader and hosted at Inshalla Country Club. This year, the Distinguished Service Award was presented to Glady Fishbeck. She was nominated ...

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19 May News

Local Schools Compete in Solar Olympics

Several local schools had gold medal performances in the annual Solar Olympics. The sun filled afternoon at UW-Oshkosh was a perfect setting for the 20th annual event hosted by Wisconsin Public Service. Organizers say that 19 High School teams competed in a variety of events included a solar car race, an essay, solar photography, and ...

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19 May News

Workshop Focuses on Phone Program for Those with Hearing Loss

The Tomahawk American Legion is partnering with a state program to provide telephones to those with hearing loss. Coming up this evening, the Legion will host a workshop on the topic, working work with The Americans For Better Hearing Foundation and the the Wisconsin Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program. The mission is to reach out not ...

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19 May News

Three Lakes Man Plea for Providing Marijuana to Students

A Three Lakes wrestling coach accused of sexually assaulting a minor was sentenced to 2 months of jail as part of a plea deal. 58 year old Joseph Fitzpatrick had his plea and sentencing hearing yesterday in Oneida County Court. Fitzpatrick was facing 6 charges following his arrest last May. He was accused of providing ...

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18 May News

Freight Train Likely Cause of Grass Fires in Price County

When conditions are dry, nearly anything can spark a wildfire. Yesterday, firefighters in Price County dealt with a series of small grass fires believed to be caused by a passing train. Officials with the Price County Sheriff’s office says those grass fires occurred between Prentice and Brantwood starting at around 11 yesterday morning. They said ...

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18 May News

Minocqua No Frills’ Marathon Receives JEM Grant

Another Northwoods event will benefit from a Tourism grant from the state. The Minocqua Chamber of Commerce has announced that they have received a Joint Effort Marketing Grant for their No Frills Marathon. The $8,000 grant will go towards expanding the reach of their advertising for the race. The race itself is held in September, ...

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18 May News

Tomahawk Council Discusses DNR Forestry Headquarters, Public Works Dept. Structure

As expected, the Tomahawk City Council formally expressed interest in becoming the new headquarters for the DNR Forestry Department. The recent state budget required the DNR to explore moving the headquarters to North of Highway 10; They recently they reached out to communities asking them to show interest by the end of the month. At ...

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18 May News

Lincoln County Board Recap

It was an quiet meeting last night. The board approved, with no discussion, appointments and re-appointments to 8 county-related committees and boards. They recognized 3 county employees for service milestones, Amber Gorell-15 years in corrections; Kevin Kleinschmidt-25 years in forestry; and Michael Woller-35 years in Highway. After a 20 minute delay for errors in the ...

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18 May News

Error in County Board Minutes Nearly Delays ATV Route Opening

A usually simple and unrelated procedural vote nearly postponed the opening of a Lincoln County Road to ATV traffic. The issue came at last night’s otherwise brief County Board meeting when the board was to approve last month’s meeting minutes. Several supervisors pointed out errors in the record for committee nominations and elections. Normally the ...

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