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02 May News

Several Grass Fires Reported in Lincoln County

Despite the rainfall last week, the area remains at risk of fire. Yesterday morning several grass fires were reported here in Lincoln County. Those fires occurred along Highway 51 between 11:30 and noon. Both the Merrill and Tomahawk Fire Departments responded, aided by the DNR to extinguish the fires before they could spread. Of the ...

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02 May News

Wausau Police Officer Shoots, Kills Knife-Wielding Suspect

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wausau police officer has shot and killed a man who authorities say was wielding a knife. The shooting happened Saturday night as police responded to a domestic incident at an apartment building in Wausau. Wausau Police Patrol Capt. Matt Barnes told reporters Sunday that police found probable cause to arrest ...

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02 May News

Prom Shooting Victim Released from Hospital

A bit of good news out of last weekend’s prom night shooting in Antigo as one of the students is out of the hospital. Collin Cooper was released from Aspirus Wausau Hospital Friday and is back home recovering with his family. The 18 year old was shot as he left the prom with his date. ...

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02 May News

Merrill History Hunt Deemed a Success

Some history sleuths cracked a mock case while learning a bit of history in southern Lincoln County. It was all part of the 2016 History Hunt put on by the Merrill Historical Society. Organizers say that 98 people on 23 teams participated in Saturday’s event. The amateur detectives scanned the Merrill and Gleason area for ...

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02 May News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A 23 year old Antigo man was injured after a one vehicle rollover last Monday in the Town of Pine River. A 911 caller reported the single vehicle crash on State Rd 64 near Cain Creek Rd. The driver refused medical transport and was treated on the scene. Several individuals were arrested on warrant charges ...

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29 Apr News

Tomahawk Chamber Names New Executive Director

The Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce has tabbed their newest Executive Director. The Board yesterday announced that Jesica Witte will be moving into the role next month. Witte currently serves as a marketing specialist for UW-Stevens Point. She may be more familiar to those in western Wisconsin as a former TV news reporter and anchor with ...

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29 Apr News

Nicolet College Hosts ‘Dining with Veterans’

Earlier this week, Nicolet College hosted an event celebrating a book written by student veterans. The idea was part of a special Dining with Veterans event, organized by Rhinelander native David Chrisinger. He has devoted a large part of his professional life helping veterans make the transition from service to the college classroom. He is ...

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29 Apr News

133rd Annual Arbor Day Celebration Across Wisconsin

Fresh off of Earth Day, Communities and Schools across the state today are celebrating Arbor Day. It puts a finishing touch on Gov. Scott Walker’s declaration of Forest Appreciation Week. In the proclamation, Walker said that “the demands on our forest resources necessitate an increased awareness of their economic, social, cultural, and ecological values.” DNR ...

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29 Apr News

Rx Drug Take Back Event Saturday

Its time once again for the semi-annual state Prescription Drug Take Back initiative. Tomorrow law enforcement agencies across the state will team with the Department of Justice to operate drop-off locations. Officials say this effort will continue to bring focus to the issue of prescription opiate abuse. Their goal is to provide a safe, convenient ...

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29 Apr News

THS April Students of the Month

Keegan Karlan-Phy. Ed. Lindsey Lampe-Business Isaac Weber-Math Justice Babcock-Science Austin Wiley-Academic Logan Skubal-Music Michael Schumitsch-Social Studies Ethan Peplinski-Guidance Troy VanStrydonk-Tech. Ed. Dawson Scholz-English Lizebeth Edwardsen-Foreign Language

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