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11 Sep News

Rhinelander School District Announces Habitat for Humanity Project

The School District of Rhinelander has announced a plan to build a Habit for Humanity home. This will be a collaborative effort between the High School’s Building Trades Program students and the local Habitat for Humanity (Northwoods affiliate), which presently supports Oneida and Vilas counties. Organizers say, “This will be an excellent opportunity for the ...

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10 Sep News

Elected Officials Holding Bipartisan Forum on Rural Education

Two elected officials from the area will reach across the aisle to hold a public forum tomorrow discussing public education, and rural schools in particular. Republican Senator Dale Schultz and Democratic Representative Mandy Wright will share a presentation about school funding. They are encouraging interested community members to attend, especially educators, parents and students. The ...

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10 Sep News

Public Approves Tomahawk School District Preliminary Budget

The Tomahawk School District held their annual meeting, where the public gets the opportunity to vote on several issues, including approving the preliminary budget for the upcoming year. Prior to the vote, District Administrator Sherri Baker went over the process used to determine the preliminary budget, emphasizing that many of the figures, especially on the ...

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10 Sep News

DNR Asks Hunters to Monitor Wildlife Sightings

With the start of the archery and crossbow season this weekend, the DNR is asking hunters to once again record their deer and wildlife observations. This is the sixth year for the Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey. The figures recorded are one aspect of a formula that helps the DNR get an estimate on the population ...

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10 Sep News

Scam Tips: Watch for Fraudulent Text Messages

Officials continue to educate the public on various efforts by scammers. The Better Business Bureau recently discussed a technique called cramming that sends false text messages that can lead to a monthly charge. The scam works first by sending a text claiming a gift card has been won with a link to a legitimate looking ...

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10 Sep News

Tomahawk School Board–September

In the regular school board meeting, the board approved consent agenda items including contracts for Amanda Hilgendorf-Paraprofessional and Kristine Wojner-elementary teacher Above pay contracts: Alyssa Zimmerman-content leader, Kim Gibeault- mentor, Peg McKenzie-PBIS Coach, and Nancy Herbison-Musical tech assistant; Resignations:Dawn Millard,Shonda Bartsch, Sara Miller-half time paraprofessionals, Tracy Bartz and Meghan Barker-softball coaches, Chris Kernan-student council advisor, ...

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09 Sep News

Flood Watch Issued for Much of Northwoods

For the second time in less than a week, heavy rains are forecast across the northwoods leading to a flood watch. Emergency teams are cautioning residents as many areas deal with saturated grounds and swollen rivers. The National Weather Service offers some useful facts on the risks of floods. It takes as little as 6 ...

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09 Sep News

Private Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Wausau

Danger was averted as a private plane made an emergency landing at the Wausau airport yesterday afternoon. The pilot reported black smoke in the cockpit of the single engine Cessna. At around 4:30 the plane landed at the downtown Wausau airport. The Wausau Fire Department along with other emergency workers stood by as the plane ...

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09 Sep News

Lake Mohawksin Hosts Bass Tournament Qualifier

This past weekend bass fisherman got to scout the Tomahawk area in the lead up to their series championship. Forty five 2 person teams were on Lake Mohawksin Saturday for the final Central Wisconsin River Series event. Organizers said the teams dealt with tough conditions from the heavy rains and storms late last week. In ...

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09 Sep News

DNR Hosting Wolf Trapping Workshops

With the wolf season quickly approaching, the DNR is teaming with several groups to offer trapping workshops across the state. Each course will cover a number of topics, including basic season framework, wolf ecology, trapper ethics, and hands-on trap set demonstrations. The Wisconsin Trappers Association and the US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services will also ...

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