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08 Aug News

Tomahawk Police Report-August 8

A Tomahawk man contacted police regarding a private vehicle sale, which was not paid for in full. Prior to the officers arrival the purchaser returned the car, however officers learned the 26 year old had an outstanding warrant through Oneida County. The man was taken into custody. Officers are investigating after a man on East ...

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07 Aug News

TAIV Members Seek Support for Transportation Vehicle

A Tomahawk volunteer group that provides rides is looking to upgrade their vehicle. The Tomahawk Area Interfaith Volunteers representatives were on hand at this week’s City Council meetings seeking the city’s word of support. They provide rides for the elderly or disabled, taking them to appointments such as a doctor or physical therapist. Their volunteers ...

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07 Aug News

Vilas County Fair Kicks Off Tonight

While many northwoods fairs were held last week, this weekend its Vilas County’s turn. The Vilas County Fair will literally start off with a bang this evening. The fair will open with the firing of a civil war cannon at 5pm. The fair will then continue through the weekend with a wide variety of activities ...

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07 Aug News

Panfish Plan Would Affect Some Northwoods Lakes

Several area lakes could be affected as the DNR seeks to improve the panfish population. The goal of the “panfish plan” is to improve the average size of panfish in lakes not achieving their potential. The proposed rules follow three years of angler surveys, focus groups, public meetings and spring hearings hosted by the Wisconsin ...

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07 Aug News

Bank Robbery in Hatley

Officials say an armed man robbed a small bank in Marathon County yesterday afternoon. The heist happened at around 3:00pm at the Banner Bank in Hatley, east of Wausau. The sheriff’s office says the man entered the bank wearing a snowmobile mask, armed with a hand gun. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. ...

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07 Aug News

Scammers Target Facebook Users

Scammers are constantly changing methods, and targeting social media is their latest tactic in trying to take advantage of people. Law enforcement in several northwoods communities have had complaints of these attempts using Facebook. The scammer gathers the names, photos and information of a legitimate Facebook user and uses it to target the victim’s friends ...

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07 Aug News

Rhinelander Names New Director of Pupil Services, Teachers participate in Tech Days

School districts across the Northwoods are gearing up for the upcoming year, which starts in less than a month. Some of those districts are still filling vacant positions, including Rhinelander where they have announced Maggie Peterson as the new Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. She comes from the Northland Pines school district where ...

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06 Aug News

Blue-Green Algae Bloom Shows up in Pelican Lake

The Oneida County Health Department is warning water enthusiasts after an Oneida County Lake has turned up a bloom of blue-green algae. The DNR has confirmed the increased presence of cyanobacteria, also know as pond scum or blue-green algae on Pelican Lake. Swimmers, boaters and recreational users are urged to avoid direct contact with or ...

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06 Aug News

Woman Injured in Oneida County ATV Crash

A woman was injured in an ATV accident in Oneida County earlier this week. Responders were called to Lake Nokomis Road just north of Tomahawk on Monday afternoon at just before 1:30. The call was for a single ATV crash on the road. The woman driving the machine was transported to an area hospital for ...

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06 Aug News

Tomahawk BPW Looks for Funding to Complete Storm Sewer Projects

The City of Tomahawk Board of Public Works will need to look into the budget to find money for some additional projects this year. The harsh winter left the department over budget by around $35,000 due to excessive snow removal. Now the city is looking into fixing a pair of issues with the storm sewer ...

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