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20 Jun News

Tomahawk Participating in Bike to Library Week

The start of summer kicks off a special week at the Tomahawk Public Library. First up, The Tomahawk Public Library is teaming up with Bike to the Library, the Wisconsin Bike Fed and UW-Madison Global Health Institute to offer “Bike to the Library Week.” Over 60 libraries across Wisconsin are participating in this event. If ...

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20 Jun News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

A 28 year old Rhinelander man was injured and subsequently arrested in a single vehicle crash early Wednesday morning in the Town of Bradley. Just after midnight, a caller reported a vehicle had left the road and struck a tree on Roberts Rd. The driver displayed signs of intoxication and was cited for a first ...

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18 Jun News

Congressional Candidate Mary Hoeft Speaks in Tomahawk Monday

Mary Hoeft teaches a college course called “Finding your Political Voice.” This spring she decided to take her own advice. The long time Communications instructor at UW-Barron County announced earlier this year that she will seek the 7th district congressional seat currently held by Sean Duffy. She’ll be here in Tomahawk on Monday afternoon speaking ...

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17 Jun News

Two Injured in Vilas County Boating Accident

Two people were injured in a boating accident in Vilas County last evening. That accident happened at approximately 8:30 on Black Oak Lake in Land O Lakes. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says that a motorboat collided with a row boat. One of the two in the row boat was thrown to the water. The ...

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17 Jun News

Tomahawk Man Sentenced for Shooting Brother-in-Law

A Tomahawk man will serve a year in jail for shooting and wounding his brother in law 2 years ago. Charles Lawn was sentenced yesterday in Lincoln County Court. The 70 year old was arrested in March 2014, after shooting his brother in law in the shoulder. This past March he was found guilty of ...

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17 Jun News

Tomahawk Woman Receives Recognition for WWII Efforts

A Tomahawk woman has been posthumously recognized by the state for her efforts during the World Wars. Yesterday was a special Tomahawk Historical Society meeting as family members of Laura Norenberg were on hand to accept a state proclamation. During the World Wars, Norenberg sent letters, care packages and newspapers to local soldiers serving overseas. ...

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17 Jun News

Ribbon Cutting at Camp American Legion Paved Trail

A special hiking trail project for veterans will be dedicated at an event this morning in Lake Tomahawk. The trail is located on the grounds of the Camp American Legion property. It will be a paved asphalt trail that will allow wheelchair access for veterans. The trail will be known as Gary Wetzel Way. The ...

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17 Jun News

State Wolf Population up 15%; Nears 900

A large scale population study shows that the Wisconsin wolf population is at its highest recorded levels. The DNR released the results of the expansive study yesterday at a public meeting in Wausau. In the end, they placed the wolf population estimate at just under 900 wolves. That’s an increase of 16% over the 2015 ...

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16 Jun News

Merrill Man Facing Meth Charges in Federal Court

A Merrill man is the latest to be arrested as part of a meth distribution ring in Central Wisconsin. The US Attorney’s office yesterday announced that Christopher Schmeltzer will face charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The 45 year old was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month. US Attorney John Vaudreuil says Schmeltzer ...

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16 Jun News

Sentencing Resumes for Tomahawk Man Convicted of Shooting, Wounding Relative

A sentencing hearing for a Tomahawk man who shot and wounded his brother-in-law will pick back up today. Seventy year old Charles Lawn is in the sentencing stage of his case. A jury found Lawn guilty of 4 charges including recklessly endangering safety. He was acquitted of the most serious charge, attempted homicide. The victim ...

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