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16 Jan News

Badger State Winter Games

Competitors came together in Wausau for the opening weekend of the 2017 Badger State Winter Games kickoff this past Saturday.  These winter sport competitions bring in families and individuals to compete year after year, with over 20 winter sports, from archery to table tennis, bowling, ski jumping, and everything in between.  The Badger State Winter […]

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13 Jan News

Tomahawk School Board Sends Referendum to April Ballot

While coming a few days later than originally planned, the Tomahawk School Board voted, at their rescheduled meeting last night, to proceed with a referendum this spring. The action came in a pair of connected resolutions. The board is asking voters to support a 4 year, 3 million dollar non-recurring referendum. There was minimal discussion […]

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13 Jan News

Tomahawk City Employees Receive First Aid, AED, CPR Certification

City of Tomahawk employees across several departments will be more prepared in the event of a medical emergency. At this week’s Health and Safety Committee meeting, Police Chief Al Elvins noted that First Aid and CPR/AED training were priorities in December. As a result, all Police Department employees (sworn and civilian), two thirds of the […]

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13 Jan News

Tomahawk Board Supports Legislation Allowing Schools to Set Start Date

The Tomahawk School Board, last night, supported potential legislation in Madison that would return control of school start dates to local districts. Currently, the state sets a restriction on how early a school year can start. District administrator Terry Reynolds explained to the board that some lawmakers are considering a bill that would remove that […]

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13 Jan News

Vintage Derby Kicks Off Snowmobile Week in Eagle River

  For the next ten days or so, the northwoods will become the snowmobile capital of the world. Snowmobile riders and enthusiasts will converge in Eagle River for a weeks worth of riding and competition. Of course, the Derby World Championships are coming up next weekend. But first those older sleds get a chance to […]

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13 Jan News

Sentencing Hearing for Tomahawk Man Found Guilty of Solicitation

A Tomahawk man who reached a plea deal on child solicitation charges is expected to be sentenced today. At a court hearing back in September, Josh Dewitt pleaded guilty to single counts of child pornography and soliciting a child for prostitution. In exchange, two other charges were dismissed but will be read in during today’s […]

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13 Jan News

AMVETS/NCO Club Nokomis Jamboree

The Lake Nokomis Highway N boat landing will be buzzing tomorrow as its time once again for the annual AMVETS and NCO Club Ice Fishing Tournament. This is now the ninth year for the ice fishing jamboree with proceeds going towards military and veteran organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Program. Prizes will be awarded […]

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12 Jan News

Nicolet Participating in Expanded Student Loan Counseling Program

In an effort to help students better understand and manage college debt, Nicolet College is participating in an experimental program that includes more frequent loan counseling. The program is proposed by the US Department of Education and includes 51 post secondary institutions from across the country. Nicolet was the lone Wisconsin school picked to participate. […]

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12 Jan News

Referendum Question on Agenda for Rescheduled Tomahawk School Board Meeting

With a deadline approaching next week, the Tomahawk School Board will meet this evening with their potential referendum on the agenda. The board was set to meet on Tuesday for their regular meeting when the heavy snows forced the meeting to be postponed. The main agenda topic was to formally approve a referendum question. The […]

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12 Jan News

Skanawan Non-Metallic Mine Applicants Request Permit Request Removed from Agenda

Another round of talks about a non-metallic mine in the town of Skanawan could end before they begin. The conditional use permit has been under discussion for more than a year now. Daigle’s Oak Hill LLC and County Materials proposed the 45 acre non-metallic mine off of County S in Skanawan. Many neighboring property owners […]

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