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14 Jul News

Rhinelander Chamber Donates “Hodag Show” Collection to Humane Society

Last month the Rhinelander Chamber was able to use a Hodag to gather donations for the Oneida County Humane Society. The fundraiser took place at their inaugural Boom Lake Log Jam June 20-22. One of the featured events was the Gene Shepard Hodag show performed by Jerry Shidell. Attendees were able to donate a dollar ...

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11 Jul News

UPDATE: Brother and Sister Injured in Vilas County Tubing Accident

UPDATE: The DNR says there were no violations in the tubing accident that sent two children to the hospital last week. That accident occurred on Little Star Lake in Vilas County last Thursday. The 11 and 12 year-olds were being towed on a tube when they struck a nearby pontoon boat. They were each transported ...

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11 Jul News

Kids, Guides take to the Waters in Eagle River

Around 40 kids in the Eagle River Area were able to hit the waters and get some free fishing advice from area experts. The Eagle River Chamber teamed with the Eagle River Fishing Guides association to hold their annual guides/kids fishing day at the Vilas County Fairgrounds. This is the 34th year for the event. ...

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11 Jul News

Wisconsin Lottery Warns of Scam Using their Name

The Wisconsin Lottery is urging players to think twice before giving out personal information to anyone who contacts them and says they have won a lottery prize. The Lottery has heard from several players who recently have been contacted about supposedly winning a special 2nd Chance drawing or other similar drawings.  The caller has attempted ...

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11 Jul News

Balloon Glow, Chalkfest, Rib Fest in Wausau

All the action this weekend in central Wisconsin will be high in the sky and below your feet. Its time for the annual Balloon Glow and Chalkfest in Wausau. The balloon glow portion of the event actually began last night when the balloons took off from the Wausau airport to line the sky at dusk. ...

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11 Jul News

Tomahawk Police Report July 11 Edition

Officers were contacted regarding ongoing harassment between two individuals, occurring both in person and online. Officers spoke with the woman in question who was warned that any further incidents would result in police action. A Tomahawk woman reported prescription painkillers missing from her home and also turned over a syringe found on her property. Officers ...

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10 Jul News

Garage Fire in Prentice Overnight

Firefighters from Prentice battled a structure fire early this morning. Crews were initially called to the home on Green Tree Drive at around 3:30. They arrived to find a garage fully involved and the fire spreading to the attached home. Firefighters were able to put the fire out and save the home, but the garage ...

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10 Jul News

Nicolet Foundation Gives Record Number of Scholarships

While the fall semester is still a couple of months off, Nicolet College Foundation says a record number of students will receive scholarships this year. According to the foundation, they have awarded 308 scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Those scholarships range from $500 to as much as $6,000 for those recognized as community scholars. ...

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10 Jul News

37th Annual Hodag County Music Festival Starts Tonight

Tens of thousands of country music fans are converging in the Northwoods this weekend. Today marks the start of the 37th annual Hodag Music festival. Thousands of early birds took part in the “traditional chair line” yesterday. Those in attendance pick one of six lines, with the opportunity to place their chairs. Its a randomly ...

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10 Jul News

Ministry Good Sam. Hosting Afternoon Farmer’s Market

With the start of another Farmer’s Market, Lincoln County residents will have another opportunity for locally grown produce. Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill will begin hosting a weekly farmer’s market this afternoon. The Ministry Good Samaritan Farmers Market will compliment already established Farmers Markets in Merrill which are held in Normal Park every ...

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