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11 Jun News

Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day

With summer right around the corner, several groups are making sure that Wisconsinites are prepared for the warmer weather. Today organizations such as Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin Dept. of Health, the National Weather Service and local emergency groups are getting the word out about Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day. Officials say that heat is the ...

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11 Jun News

Czaja Re-writing Educator Licensing Provision

After getting push back, a northwoods legislator says she will re-write a budget provision that allows those without a teaching degree to teach. Representative Mary Czaja says that she will re-write the provision to require those teachers in non-core subjects to at least possess a high school diploma. Those individuals would also be limited to ...

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11 Jun News

October Trial for Supsect in 2003 Rhinelander Homicide

An October trial was set for a man accused of a Rhinelander homicide from more than 10 years ago. Shannon Wolf, charged in February, is facing a single count of first degree intentional homicide as party to a crime . The charges relate to the death of Kenneth Wells in June of 2003. His remains ...

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11 Jun News

Man Sentenced in Oneida County for 10th OWI

A Chippewa Falls man facing his tenth OWI in Oneida County Court was sentenced to four years in prison and 6 years extended supervision. Edward Luedke was arrested last August after a sheriff’s deputy observed his erratic driving. His BAC was nearly twice the legal limit at the time of his arrest. In a plea ...

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10 Jun News

Move Prompts Tomahawk School Board Resignation

Last night was likely the final regular meeting for several at the Tomahawk School Board meeting. First, long time board member Mark Schlegal submitted his letter of resignation to the board. A residence change has taken Schlegal outside of the district. Schlegel has been on the Tomahawk School Board since 2007. A replacement will likely ...

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10 Jun News

Man Who Caused High School Football Delay Reaches Plea

A Medford man accused of causing a school lockdown last fall has reached a plea deal. Nineteen year old Harrison Davis was arrested last August after police responded to gunshots being fired in a home near the school. While no one was injured, a HS football game was delayed and nearby residents were asked to ...

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10 Jun News

Sexual Abuse Case Against Former Tomahawk Coach Proceeds

A former volunteer track coach in Tomahawk pleaded not guilty to charges related to an alleged sexual relationship with a high school student. Colton Chase has his preliminary hearing in Lincoln County Court yesterday. The 23 year old was arrested last week by Tomahawk Police following an investigation. He is facing 3 counts of sexual ...

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10 Jun News

Inuguaral Nicolet Dental Hygiene Class Graduates

The first class of Dental Hygiene students at Nicolet College set the bar high for future classes by posting a 100 percent pass rate on two required licensing exams. While it was a small inaugural class of just 5 students, each received their two-year associate degree diplomas from Nicolet this spring after passing the Dental ...

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10 Jun News

Car Seat Check in Rhinelander

Several Northwoods Groups will team together to make sure children are traveling safely in vehicles. The Oneida County Health department, in collaboration with Safe Kids, and the Ministry Medical Group Northern Region,will conduct free car seat inspections this afternoon in Rhinelander. Organizers say that results from previous checks have shown 4 out of 5 car ...

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10 Jun News

Tomahawk School Board

The lengthy Tomahawk School Board meeting began with approval of consent agenda items. That included Cynthia Lehman, brought on as a Middle School Special Education teacher. She has 3 years of previous experience. Debra Eichman was approved as a MS and HS guidance counselor and brings 15 years of prior experience. Maria Huntington was approved ...

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