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22 Apr News

Third Democrat Declares for 7th District House Seat

Another candidate has entered the race for the 7th district House of Representatives. At an event yesterday in Wausau, Joel Lewis declared his candidacy. He currently serves on the Marathon County board. Lewis becomes the third candidate to declare on the Democratic side. Phil Salamone of Rothschild and Ethel Quisler of Wausau have also declared, ...

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22 Apr News

Sustainablilty Northwoods Celebrating Earth Day with Fair

Today is Earth Day and celebrations are planned all around, one northwoods event is back for its 6th straight year. Sustainability Northwoods will once again be celebrating Earth Day with a Sustainability Fair. This year’s theme is “Food For Thought … and Action.” Organizers say the Fair will emphasize local food production and consumption. They ...

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22 Apr News

DNR Unveils Wild Fire Tracker as Part of Prevention Week

The DNR this week has unveiled a wildfire occurrence map providing up to date information online. The announcement comes as part of ‘Wild Fire Prevention Week.’ DNR prevention specialist Catherine Koele says, “Wildfire Prevention Week could not have landed on the calendar at a better time for us this year.” As of Tuesday, 231 wildfires ...

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22 Apr News

Tomahawk Police Report

Following a traffic stop for speeding the driver was warned for several violations and cited for operating without a valid license. A 25 year old woman was taken into custody for violating a harassment injunction. The woman was transported and turned over to Marathon County Deputies. A 51 year old male reported an altercation between ...

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21 Apr News

Additional Details on Tuesday Standoff; Man in Custody

Officials have released additional details on an Oneida County standoff this week. On Tuesday, Deputies were called to a home in the Town of Lynne. The initial call reported a male with a gunshot wound and threats of explosives. Deputies say that the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute between 60 year old Kenneth Welsh ...

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21 Apr News

Random Drug Search At Tomahawk Schools Turns Up Empty

Yesterday morning, the Tomahawk School District, in cooperation with the Police Department, conducted a drug search on the premises. According to a news release, there were no drugs found inside the building or the facility parking lots. Law enforcement utilized three drug dogs during the search of hallways, lockers, storage areas and parking lots. The ...

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21 Apr News

No Decision on Merrill Administrators

The Merrill School Board met yesterday to discuss two administrators placed on paid leave. No decisions were made at last nights meeting, which was conducted in closed session and included the district’s attorney. On Tuesday, Superintendent Wally Leipart and Director of Curriculum Michelle Jahnke were placed on paid leave. No reason has been provided as ...

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21 Apr News

Lincoln, Vilas County Deer Advisory Councils Meet Thursday

All this week advisory councils across the state are meeting to finalize deer herd recommendations. The County Deer Advisory Councils are utilizing the results of preliminary meetings in March along with Feedback collected over the first half of this month. Last night, the Oneida County CDAC met, tonight both Lincoln County and Vilas County will ...

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21 Apr News

Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department Awards

Earlier this week the Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department held its annual awards dinner. This year two men were chosen as Co-Members of the Year. Those recipients were Paul Scheffler and Greg Panzer. Also recognized at the evening festivities was Bob Lekfield for 40 years of service and Emeritus Status. Other milestones reached this past year ...

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21 Apr News

Campanile Center Names New Executive Director

The Campanile Center for the Arts has announced a new Executive Director. Their Board of Directors says that Valerie Ward actually took over the role on April 11. Ward had previously relocated to the Northwoods from the east coast several years ago. The board noted that she brings a lifetime of experience in the arts ...

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