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09 Oct News

Case Proceeds for Former Tavern League Secretary Accused of Theft

A former Tomahawk/Merrill Tavern League secretary accused of taking money from the organization appeared in court yesterday. 52 year old Deborah Smith of Tomahawk is facing a single count of theft in a business setting. At yesterday’s court appearance the judge ruled their is enough evidence to proceed with the case. Smith was accused of ...

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09 Oct News

Plea Reached in Alleged Prostitution Arrangement

A Rhinelander woman has been sentenced to 60 additional days of jail time after reaching a deal in a Oneida County Court. 46 year old Carrie Steinmetz was facing charges including human trafficking and child enticement. She was arrested earlier this year, along with 2 other men, accused of arranging to have a 16 year ...

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08 Oct News

Forest County Corrections Officers Arrested

Two Forest County corrections officers have been taken into custody after an investigation into theft and drugs. The state attorney general’s office says that Jeanie Pitts, and Melvin Donek are among those arrested this week. The two work at the Forest County Jail. Pitts’ husband was one of five others arrested. A multi-agency investigation led ...

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08 Oct News

Cougar Sighting Confirmed in Lincoln County

DNR Officials have confirmed a cougar sighting in the area over the summer. A Minnesota man contacted the DNR with a photograph of the large cat crossing his property in Lincoln County outside of Merrill. The photo was snapped during the daylight hours back in July with a trail cam. The photograph clearly shows the ...

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08 Oct News

Don Nelson to “Retire” from Tomahawk City Council

The Tomahawk City Council will lose one of their longest serving members. At the end of last night’s city council meeting, council president Don Nelson announced that he would be stepping down. He explained that he took a new job in the paper industry that will send him to central New York. Nelson called the ...

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08 Oct News

Lac du Flambeau Elect New President

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have chosen a new leader. The tribe held their general election for several tribal positions including president. Henry “Butch” St. Germaine Sr. received 450 votes, beating out Joseph G. Wildcat who received 404. Current tribal president Tom Maulson was defeated in the primary last month. In ...

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08 Oct News

Wednesday is International Walk to School Day

Students across the globe are being encouraged to walk to school today as part of International Walk to School Day. Many schools in north central Wisconsin are participating in the world-wide event where students forgo their normal rides to school to travel by foot. Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to ...

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08 Oct News

Tomahawk City Meetings Recap-October

The Tomahawk Board of Public Works hopes to make some progress on the ongoing flooding issues of properties on Kings Road and Bradley Farm Road by adding a storm sewer lateral until more work can be done on the project next spring. The storm sewer was including on the public works priority list for next ...

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07 Oct News

Einar Ingman Celebration

It was a birthday to remember for one area veteran, Einar Ingman of Tomahawk. Ingman is the lone surviving Medal of Honor recipient in Wisconsin from the Korean War. Yesterday morning community members, officials and fellow veterans filled the Buedingen center for a special celebration. Ingman was wounded in Korea while dispatching two machine gun ...

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07 Oct News

City of Tomahawk Looks at Chicken, Cat Ordinance

Certain animal owners in the city of Tomahawk may have some changes in store, with some pending amendments to the city’s animal ordinance. One change is for cat owners in the city, who may have to license their pet in a similar manner to dog owners. Currently all dogs more than 5 months old must ...

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