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17 Nov News

Three Lakes Music Named School of Month

A Northwoods school music program was recently recognized for an award that covers Wisconsin and Michigan’s UP. Heid Music named the Three Lakes music program as their November School of the Month. The Three Lakes program is overseen by director Mark Pieplow and includes 6th through 12th grades. Among their various classes, they have more […]

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16 Nov News

Merrill Firefighter/Paramedic Receives Firemark Award for Community Service

A long time Merrill Firefighter and Paramedic was recognized for his commitment to the community. Last night, Jon Leiskau was presented with the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Community Service. The award is presented annually to firefighters across the country who represent their communities and demonstrate a firefighter’s “selfless spirit.” As for Leiskau, he has […]

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16 Nov News

Tomahawk CDA Sells Two Hometown Drive Lots to Developer

The city of Tomahawk could see some additional growth near the Shopko shopping plaza in the near future. At a meeting held earlier this week, the Tomahawk Community Development Authority accepted an offer to sell two of their lots along Hometown Drive. The sale would be to Landmark Leasing LLC for future development. Much of […]

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16 Nov News

4 Year Old Antigo Boy Recovering After Accidental Shooting

A young Antigo boy is in stable condition after accidentally shooting himself at his family home late last week. The Antigo Police Department says they were called to the home last Thursday evening in the 6pm hour. As a result of the incident, 4 year old Micah Zahringer suffered traumatic injuries to his head. He […]

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16 Nov News

Plea Deal for Harshaw Man Accused of Child Solicitation

A Harshaw man accused of seeking photos of a young girl through social media has reached a plea deal. Nineteen year old Mark Moore was in Oneida County Court yesterday for that hearing. Moore was accused of seeking the photos last fall through a Facebook account he set up for the girl. He was initially […]

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16 Nov News

Sen. Tiffany Renews Calls for Wolf De-Listing

Following last week’s elections, a local State Senator has returned his focus towards delisting the wolf from the endangered species classification. Tom Tiffany, along with Representative Adam Jarchow have penned another letter with that call. The two would like to see the wolf declassified in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. That would allow states to […]

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15 Nov News

Weinbrenner Shoe Co. Recognized for Employment of Disabled Workers

  As part of the Governor’s Cabinet on the Road Tour, Workforce Development representatives stopped at a Merrill business to highlight their vocational rehabilitation program known as DVR. DWD assistant deputy secretary Dave Anderson visited Weinbrenner Shoe Company as part of the northwoods leg of that tour. The stop was designed to highlight Weinbrenner’s efforts […]

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15 Nov News

Update: Expera Celebrates Planned Expansion to Former Printpack Building

At a small ceremony yesterday morning, Expera Coated Products announced some additional plans as they expand to a currently vacant manufacturing facility. As we’ve previously noted, Expera worked with Oneida County and the Northeast Wisconsin Development Corporation to secure a $15 million leasing agreement. Rhinelander Mill Manger Jeff Verdoorn says, “Expera Coated Products will be […]

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15 Nov News

Fatal Accident in Taylor County

One person has died following a crash yesterday morning in Taylor County. The Sheriff’s Office says that crash happened near Medford at just before 7:30. The initial investigation showed that a semi-truck was traveling north on Highway 13. The semi stopped to make a left turn, when it was struck from behind by a pick […]

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15 Nov News

Rec Deputy Gives Safe Hunting Advice on Lincoln County Land

With the gun deer season just five days away, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is reminding hunters of some common rules to follow on county land. The Rec Deputy says that hunters are not allowed to have permanent tree stands on county land and that climbing pegs on the trees are also banned. If you […]

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