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11 Dec News

WPS Warns of Thin Ice Near Dams

A few days after the DNR warned ice anglers about thin ice, Wisconsin Public service is doing the same near their hydro-electric facilities. Officials say Ice that forms near hydroelectric dams and adjacent reservoirs is often thin, unsafe and inconsistent. This is because of continually changing water flows beneath the ice that forms, and is ...

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11 Dec News

Woman Identified in Fatal Vilas County Fire

Officials have identified the woman who died in a fire earlier this week in Vilas County. Chief Deputy Mark Collins with the Vilas County sheriff’s office says that it was 84 year old Kathryn Bauer. She lived alone at the house in Conover. Firefighters were initially called to herhome off of Highway 45 at just ...

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11 Dec News

Special Love Lights Lighting Ceremony at Sacred Heart Hospital

The lobby at Sacred Heart Hospital will be specially lit this evening and through the holiday season. Tonight, the Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation will hold a special lighting ceremony for their Love Light program. The fundraiser reserves white lights in memory of loved ones, or blue lights in honor of relatives, family and friends. Organizers ...

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11 Dec News

Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest Road Study Comment Period Extended

A road system study at the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest is extending their public comment period through the end of the year. The road study is analyzing all of the forest system roads for their existing use and characteristics, need for management activities and public access, benefits, environmental risks and maintenance costs. Officials say the ...

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11 Dec News

FCC Vote on E-rate Could Mean Additional Money for School Internet

A vote in Washington today could help school broadband coverage in rural areas of Wisconsin. The Federal Communications Commission or FCC will decide whether to increase the federal E-rate program by $1.5 billion dollars. The E-rate program provides schools and libraries across the country with more affordable internet and telecommunications. Expansion and affordability of broadband ...

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10 Dec News

Snowmobile Trails set to Open in Vilas, Price Counties

The snowmobile season will get underway this weekend, with a couple of area trail systems planning to open. Some trails in the Price County area are slated to open tomorrow. Vilas County says they will be opening up their trail system at 4pm on Friday. We still await word in Oneida and Lincoln Counties which ...

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10 Dec News

Local Companies Receive Grants to Improve Idling Diesel Trucks

Several local truck carriers were amongst those receiving grants to help save money and improve air quality. The Wisconsin State Energy Office announced $1million dollars overall, distributed to 53 motor carriers to help fund diesel truck idling reduction technologies. The equipment provides an alternative source of power to heat, cool, or provide electricity to the ...

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10 Dec News

Natural Resources Board Topics Includes Ice Age Trail, Invasive Species, Deer and Wolf Seasons

The state’s Natural Resources Board will meet throughout the day with several agenda items that may affect the area. Among the changes being considered is an update to the state’s invasive species list. The DNR has proposed classifying 49 more organisms as prohibited, which means people can’t sell, possess or transport them and must destroy ...

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10 Dec News

Tomahawk School Board Meeting-December

The Tomahawk School Board began their meeting with consent agenda approvals. This includes hiring Sue Gerber-High School Secretary; resignations of Shannon Seymor paraprofessional and Paula Normal-MS volleyball. Above pay contracts to Jeff Genelin and Matt Peplinski MS girls basketball and Marion Kohl-boys swimming. Volunteer positions were approved for Hunter Vian and Eric Ravelo wrestling, Richard ...

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09 Dec News

Fatal House Fire in Vilas County

One person has died in an early morning fire in Vilas County yesterday. Firefighters were initially called to the home off of Highway 45 in Conover at just after 3am. The home was fully involved when crews arrived on the scene. The firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. A body was recovered from the ...

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