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11 Apr News

Boy Scouts Collecting for Food Drive

Local Boy Scouts will continue their annual “Scouting for Food Drive” this weekend. Earlier this week the Boy Scouts of Samoset Council distributed plastic bags to the front door of homes in the area. Coming up tomorrow, the scouts will be collecting the bags. They ask you place non-perishable food items in that bag by 9am tomorrow. ...

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10 Apr News

Tomahawk Police Department execute State Search Warrant

City of Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins announced on Thursday that the Tomahawk Police Department executed a State Search Warrant at a residence on E. Lincoln Avenue in the City of Tomahawk.  The search warrant was related to the manufacturing and possession of marijuana.  Seized in the search, were 44 plants, all in different stages ...

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10 Apr News

Recount this Morning in Lincoln County Board Race

Later today we’ll learn whether preliminary elections results were correct in a close county board race. There will be a recount here in Lincoln County for the District 22 County Board seat. Jolene Callahan challenged incumbent Graham Rankin in that race last week. In what was the closest race in the area, Rankin won by ...

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10 Apr News

DNR Says Fish Kill Possible on Some Northern Lakes

DNR biologists say the extended ice coverage in some Northern Lakes may result in fish kills. Winter fish kill is a natural process occurring when fish don’t have enough oxygen. In ice capped winters, most oxygen in the water comes from aquatic plants. However, when the ice and snow cover is thick, plants cannot get ...

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10 Apr News

Mark Bucki Trial Continues

The third day in the trial of a Merrill man accused of killing his wife continued yesterday. Mark Bucki is facing three charges including first degree intentional homicide. He has pleaded not guilty. Yesterday’s proceedings included new evidence along with additional testimony. The forensic doctor that performed the autopsy on Anita Bucki was one of ...

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10 Apr News

Roadway Construction on Highway 51 in Minocqua

With improving weather, road construction crews are already busy on the Highway 51 work in the Minocqua area. The third and final phase of the project includes major intersections reconstructions at Highways 51 & J and Highways 51 & 70. The project is slated for completion in July. According to the Department of Transportation update, ...

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10 Apr News

Area Students Participate in FBLA State Conference

Area students recently competed in the state FBLA leadership conference, with several students moving on to nationals. Rhinelander sent 30 students to the event earlier this week in Appleton. Three students earned spots in the National competition in Nashville later this year by earning a top two finish. Lukas Kreger earned a first place finish ...

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09 Apr News

Man Taken into Custody Following Chase in Rhinelander

A man was safely taken into custody after a car chase and a gun threat in Oneida County yesterday. The incident started yesterday morning in the 10 hour when an Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputy made contact with a male subject in a Rhinelander business parking lot. The contact was initiated regarding recent burglaries in Oneida ...

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09 Apr News

Removal of 180 Day School Requirement Sets Tomahawk Calendar

Governor Scott Walker signed a flurry of bills yesterday, one that will directly impact rural school districts including Tomahawk. Among the numerous bills signed into law by the governor yesterday was one that removes the 180 day instructional requirement for school districts. The requirement will now be based on instructional hours, which was seen as ...

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09 Apr News

April Tomahawk School Board Meeting

The Tomahawk School board began last night’s meeting by recognizing the newly elected board members, Cathy Meyer and Curtis Powell. While the two won’t officially begin their duty until next month, both were in attendance. Consent Agenda Items, all extra curricular coach approvals, were approved with no discussion. This includes: Carey Heikkinen-Musical Director/Accompanist; Mike Madaj-Children’s Technical ...

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