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15 May News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Resigns Amid Charges

A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy has resigned amid accusations of a relationship with a 15 year old girl. 34 year old Zachary Dorr is facing three felony charges including 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and exposing genitals to a child. The criminal complaint says that investigation began when other officers became ...

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15 May News

Local Police Participate in State Drug Take Back

  Although the National Drug Take Back is no longer being conducted, the Wisconsin Department of Justice will continue the program. This weekend, law enforcement agencies across the state will be collecting unused or unwanted prescription drugs at a variety of locations. This includes the Tomahawk Police Department. While they do have a permanent drop-off ...

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15 May News

Area Reservoir Levels

There were relatively few changes to area reservoir levels this past week as three of the five are completely full. The only movement was the Willow, which came up another 4 inches. Its currently at just under 2 feet below full. The Eau Plaine, Rainbow and Lake Nokomis have all remained full the past several ...

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14 May News

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

As home to a Harley-Davidson facility and the annual Fall Ride, Tomahawk can certainly call itself a motorcycle destination. Several groups are teaming up to make sure bikers are riding safely as part of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Department of Transportation says more than half-a-million Wisconsin residents have a motorcycle license or permit. ...

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14 May News

North Central Reading Recovery Program Celebrates 20 Years

The local chapter of a National Program credited with assisting more than 2 million 1st grade readers will be celebrating a milestone. The North Central Wisconsin Reading Recovery Consortium marks its 20th anniversary with a a special event this evening in Merrill. Reading Recovery is a short-term early intervention for lower-performing first graders who receive ...

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14 May News

Tomahawk Main Street Flower Program Seeks Donors, Volunteers

Before long downtown Tomahawk will once again be filled with splashes of fuchsia, purple and pink flowers; organizers are currently making sure the program continues to run smoothly. The Tomahawk Main Street Flower program is certainly a team effort as the plants are arranged by Cerny’s, hung by the city, maintained by the Tomahawk Area ...

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14 May News

Rhinelander City Administrator Takes Job in Lake Geneva

The Rhinelander community will be in the market for a new City Administrator. Current administrator Blaine Oborn has informed city leaders that he has accepted a position in Southern Wisconsin. Oborn has been with the city of Rhinelander for just under 4 years. His next stop will be Lake Geneva where he will take over ...

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14 May News

Lincoln County Public Property Forwards Fairgrounds Proposal to County Board

In what has been a several year process, Lincoln County could be nearing a solution to their fairgrounds dilemma. The fairgrounds have been without a grandstand for nearly 4 years after it was damaged in a storm and eventually take down. Since that time, the county board has held discussions on countless options such as ...

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13 May News

Northwoods Vineyard Church Brings in Food Distribution Truck

Tomahawk residents have once again benefited from the generosity of a local church. The seniors group of the Northwoods Vineyard Church held a food distribution event yesterday at SARA Park here in Tomahawk. A truck with thousands of pounds of food showed up and was displayed on tables set up in the ice arena. The ...

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13 May News

Tomahawk Senior Named National Merit Scholar

A Tomahawk High School Senior was recognized at the Tomahawk School Board Meeting for a first time achievement by a Tomahawk Student. High School Principal Scott Swenty introduced Catherine Reiter as THS’s first National Merit Scholarship Program finalist. Swenty explained the arduous task to be selected which starts with 1.5 million applicants nationwide. Those applicants ...

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