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13 Aug News

Duffy, Westlund Advance to 7th District General Election; Other Area Primary Results

There were few surprises in yesterday’s partisan primary election results. This includes the expected showdown now set up between Scott Walker and Mary Burke in the Governor race after Burke handily defeated Brett Hulsey in the Democratic Primary. Back here in the Northwoods, the lone competitive race was both parties representative for the 7th congressional ...

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13 Aug News

Tomahawk School District Preliminary Budget

  The Tomahawk School Board approved the preliminary budget at last night’s meeting. Prior to the vote, District Administrator Sherri Baker went over the process used to determine the preliminary budget, emphasizing that many of the figures, especially on the revenue side are place holding estimates until enrollment and state aid have been finalized this ...

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13 Aug News

Tomahawk Teachers Look at Alternative Compensation

Teachers in the Tomahawk school district will be looking at a new compensation method that rewards advancement rather than longevity. Known as the Alternative Compensation Model, educators would receive stipends on top of their base pay for achievement such as additional education or leadership roles. The model has been worked on through out the year, ...

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13 Aug News

Bike/Pedestrian Trail System Open House in Tomahawk

Bicyclists and pedestrians will have a chance to weigh in today on the continued development of a trail system in the Tomahawk area. There will be an open house meeting this evening at City Hall by the Tomahawk Silent Sports Group. Its part of a larger goal of expanding the trails used by bikes, walkers, ...

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13 Aug News

Frozen Credit Card Scams Appearing in Price County

The Price County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of scam attempts involving a credit card. Sheriff Brian Schmidt says they have received numerous reports of this scam attempt. It uses an automated system posing as Master Card, saying the account has been frozen and asks for the account number to restore services. The Sheriff’s office ...

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13 Aug News

Lac du Flambeau Sign Foster Care Agreement

The Lac du Flambeau Tribe have signed an agreement aimed at increasing services to children and families, especially those in the foster care system. Tribal president Tom Maulson was on hand to sign the agreement in Lac du Flambeau yesterday with Eloise Anderson of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. The additional federal resources ...

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13 Aug News

August Tomahawk School Board Recap

The Tomahawk School board held their regular board meeting last night, beginning with consent agenda items, which included a pair of resignations: Cathy Schmidt, gifted and talented teacher and Sarah Kaminski a middle school teacher. Administrator Sherri Baker briefly touched on the June and July Financial report as the district transitions from one fiscal year ...

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12 Aug News

2014 August Partisan Primary Election Preview

Today voters will head to the polls to set up this fall’s ballot. The election today is the partisan primary across the state of Wisconsin, where voters choose candidates for most state races, congress, and just a few county positions. In the district 7 US Congressional seat, which takes up most of Northern Wisconsin, incumbent ...

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12 Aug News

Driver in Fatal SUV Rollover Didn’t Have License

Authorities say the driver of an SUV that crashed, killing two 12-year-old girls, didn’t have a driver’s license. The 16 year old girl appeared in juvenile court Monday, where she was placed on electronic monitoring. Prosecutors were granted 48 hours to file charges. At that same hearing, Judge Greg Huber recused himself because he knows ...

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12 Aug News

Printpack Opens New Facility in Rhinelander

Printpack showed off their brand new $80 million facility in Rhinelander yesterday morning. Among the hundreds participating in yesterday’s tour was Governor Scott Walker. He says, “Printpack’s investment in the Rhinelander community speaks volumes about the growing manufacturing sector in Wisconsin and employer confidence in the economy.” The building on the community’s southside is more ...

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