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14 Nov News

Win the Window, Bellringers Start in Tomahawk

There is a bit of Holiday Spirit in the air in Tomahawk today. Two annual traditions are kicking off, the Win the Window and Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The “Win the Window” promotion is run by Tomahawk Main Street, designed to keep shoppers local. As in past years, shoppers make purchases or donations to ...

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14 Nov News

City of Tomahawk Meetings Summary

The Board of Public Works began their meeting by awarding a contract for sidewalk snow clearance for those who don’t abide by the city’s removal ordinance. WB Specialties of Merrill was the low bid at $35 per sidewalk. This will be on top of an escalating fine that starts off at $25. The Board approved ...

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13 Nov News

Winter Weather Awareness: Cold Brings Hypthermia and Frostbite Risks

With the heavy snow moved on and freezing air temperatures settling in, it can lead to another series of issues. This is Winter Weather Awareness Week across the state of Wisconsin. Earlier this week we looked at driving safety and safety around the home. Today’s focus is on the risks of being out in the ...

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13 Nov News

Woodruff Robbery Suspect Appears in Oneida County Court

A Minnesota man has now been charged in a weekend robbery in Woodruff. Byron Kendall Lewis of St. Paul appeared in Oneida County Court yesterday. The 43 year old is facing a single count of armed robbery as a repeat offender according to court records. On Sunday night at around 8pm Woodruff Police received a ...

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Lincoln County Board Fills 17th District Vacancy

The Lincoln County Board named its newest supervisor at their meeting yesterday morning. Kevin Koth was appointed and approved by the board to serve in the 17th district. Koth will take over the seat held by Don Nelson who resigned to take a job out of state. Lincoln County Clerk Chris Marlowe says that one ...

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13 Nov News

Weston Gets Broadband Expansion Grant

The village of Weston will receive a grant aimed at expanding high-speed internet service in two business parks. The 2015 Broadband Expansion Grant will come from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. Each year the PSC provides $500,000 for equipment and construction to extend or improve broadband in under-served areas of the state. Weston leaders ...

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12 Nov News

Tomahawk’s Bonnie Kahn to Coach Team USA Special Olympics

North Central Wisconsin will be well represented on the United States Special Olympics coaching staff next summer. For the sixth time, Tomahawk resident, coach and teacher Bonnie Kahn will represent the country as a coach for team USA. After trips as far as Greece and most recently South Korea, these games will be a bit ...

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12 Nov News

Fire in Prentice School, Contained to Art Room

Schools across the area were called off yesterday due to the weather and one school will be out a bit longer, but it isn’t because of the snow. There was a fire at the Prentice school complex yesterday morning. Firefighters from 3 departments assisted, and they were able to contain the fire to the Art ...

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12 Nov News

Wright Concedes Assembley Race in 85th District

The state awaits just one outstanding race result after a central Wisconsin candidate conceded a week after the election. Democrat Mandy Wright who served one term representing the Wausau area said yesterday she would not seek a recount. That decision allows David Heaton to win the 85th assembly seat. Wright was entitled to the recount ...

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12 Nov News

Lincoln, Oneida Counties to Vote on 2015 Budgets

Local officials have been busy the past months as they prepare for their upcoming budgets. Today both Oneida and Lincoln Counties will hold hearings and vote on the 2015 levies. This year Lincoln County’s proposed spending is down just over 2 and half percent from last year. The overall financing and expenditures comes in at ...

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