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19 Sep News

Tomahawk Police Report–September 19

 Officers responded to an accident in a business parking lot earlier this week. There were no injuries reported and minor damage to the vehicles involved.   A resident reported a woman outside their residence, appearing to be intoxicated. The 35 year old Irma woman was located a short time later. Probation and parole was contacted ...

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18 Sep News

Merrill Woman Sentenced in Heroin Overdose

A Merrill woman has been sentenced to 4 years in prison in a heroin overdose case. In June, Kristine Woellner was convicted of three charges in Lincoln County Court including delivery of heroin and recklessly endangering safety. Woellner was arrested last fall after a Michigan woman was found in a gas station bathroom, overdosed on ...

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18 Sep News

Area Districts Make the Grade on State Report Cards

While the school year is just underway for students, its report card time for school districts in the state of Wisconsin. This is the second year the state Department of Public Instruction has issued district wide report cards. Districts are evaluated in 4 areas, achievement in reading and math, growth in those categories, closing achievement ...

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18 Sep News

Ground Breaking for New Lac du Flambeau Treatment Facility

The Lac du Flambeau are holding a groundbreaking ceremony this morning for a new community based residential facility, Healing and Wellness Center. The building will be known as Gookomis Endaad or “your grandmother’s house.” It will specialize in mental health and chemical dependency treatment, and incorporate cultural traditions and values into the recovery plan. The ...

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18 Sep News

Tomahawk Star Foundation Receives Donation

A Tomahawk group that is generally on the other end of donations, received a generous contribution from a Tomahawk industry. Recently the STAR Foundation was presented with a check for more than $1,000 from the Tomahawk PCA mill through a fundraiser. The Tomahawk STAR Foundation serves the Tomahawk area by acting as a community chest ...

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18 Sep News

Lincoln County Sheriff Seeks Information on Suspect

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a person wanted on a felony warrant. Forty one year old Cynthia Degner failed to appear in court in June for a plea and sentencing hearing following a 2013 operating while intoxicated offense. She has also been charged with a felony count of forgery and is ...

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17 Sep News

Lincoln County Board Votes to Open Most Highways to ATVs

With a close vote, the Lincoln County Board opened nearly all county highways for ATV use. The vote came with with plenty of debate and public comment. The discussion largely went back and forth between safety versus accessibility. Several board members noted that ATV manufacturers say the machines are not made for operation on road ...

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17 Sep News

Lincoln County Board Considers Relaxing Zoning Ordinances

With plenty of discussion and several changes to the original resolution, the Lincoln County Board approved a review of the county’s zoning rules. The initial resolution included revising the ordinances to comply with, but not exceed state mandates. That language was taken out in an amendment. The county will review the ordinances with a focus ...

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17 Sep News

Marathon County Sheriff Shoots Hand in Accident

A Marathon County Sheriff’s Captain is recovering after accidentally shooting himself at the police shooting range. Sheriff’s Department officials say Captain Greg Bean was cleaning his handgun when the accident happened yesterday in the town of Mosinee. Bean was taken to a nearby hospital with a wound to his hand. He was listed in good ...

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17 Sep News

Two Fall Ride Crash Victims Remain in Critical Condition

Just a brief update on the status of several crash victims from Fall Ride weekend. As of yesterday afternoon, two victims do still remain in critical condition, both in the intensive care unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the first has been identified as a 28 year old male ...

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