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19 Aug News

Nicolet Seeks Input from Indivudals 50+

Nicolet College is reaching out to those 50 and older to determine how to meet that age groups changing and emerging needs. As part of that outreach, they have launched a survey during the month of August. According to a news release, the survey includes questions on job skill training and career advancement for individuals ...

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19 Aug News

Update: Missing Minnesota Man Located in Vilas County

Following up on a story we told you about yesterday morning. A missing Minnesota man found in Vilas County has now died. That man has now been identified as Frank W. Mead. Mead was located Wednesday afternoon and brought to an area hospital for evaluation. Unfortunately Mead passed away yesterday morning. No further details were ...

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19 Aug News

Area Reservoir Levels

The local reservoir levels continue to fluctuate weekly according to WVIC data. The Eau Plaine is back up at a half foot below full, as is the Rainbow. Nokomis has dropped over the last several days, and it is now about 10 inches down. The Willow levels have been fairly steady at about 16 inches ...

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19 Aug News

Tomahawk Police Report

An individual reported items missing from his vehicle which had been parked on Lincoln Avenue Monday night. Items missing included small amounts of change, glasses, and a set Packer tickets. Officers are investigating. A citizen reported the use of marijuana at a Tomahawk residence. Officers confirmed and took a 19 year old into custody. Possession ...

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18 Aug News

State Sparsity Aid Announced for Small, Rural Schools

Several small, local school districts received some additional funding, but it won’t offset cuts to general aid announced earlier this year. Yesterday the Department of Public Instruction announced districts qualifying for sparsity aid. Qualifying districts must have fewer than 745 students and less than 10 pupils per square mile. Statewide 141 districts qualified and will ...

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18 Aug News

Marathon County Considering Wheel Tax

Just a few days after a vehicle registration fee was defeated in Lincoln County, a neighboring county will take up a wheel tax. When the Marathon County Board meets this evening, they’ll discuss a proposed $25 annual fee for each registered vehicle in the county. It comes as counties and municipalities across the state struggle ...

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18 Aug News

James Beck Cancer Center ‘Celebration of Life’

The James Beck Cancer Center in Rhinelander will once again be hosting their annual Celebration of Life. This is the 9th year for the celebration of those who have battled or are battling cancer. Organizers say the event will recognize those individuals for their strength and courage, while also recognizing the contributions of friends and ...

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18 Aug News

Update: Jackpot Winner at Wawui Bingo WJJQ Night

WJJQ brought a little extra luck to last night’s Wawui Bingo game last night. Dana Kidder of Tomahawk grabbed the blackout bingo jackpot last night. The progressive pot had climbed to just under $2,300 in 53 numbers. Kidder’s win came on WJJQ night at Bingo with Gregg Albert calling the lucky numbers for the win. ...

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17 Aug News

Lincoln County Board Rejects Vehicle Registration Fee, Approves #JustFixIt Resolution

The Lincoln County Board voted down a proposed vehicle registration fee, but did not rule out revisiting the topic going forward. Last night, the board actually addressed two topics related to road funding. It’s an issue nearly all communities across the state are dealing with; increasing costs with stagnant state aide. The past month, municipalities ...

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17 Aug News

Health Department Reminds Residents of Generator Safety After CO Issue in Madison

After more than 100 people were afflicted with carbon monoxide sickness in Southern Wisconsin, health officials statewide are reminding residents that gas powered generators need to remain outside. The campaign stems from a wedding in the Madison area earlier this month when 130 people were treated for carbon monoxide exposure. The source was identified as ...

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