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09 Jan News

Gov. Walker Seeking Candidates for Langlade Cty Sheriff Vacancy

The Governor is formally seeking interested parties to fill the vacant Langlade County Sheriff position. Sheriff William Greening unexpectedly announced his resignation last month, with two years remaining on his term. Greening wrapped up his duties last week. Chief Deputy John Schunke has taken over the position in an interim role. According to the Governor […]

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09 Jan News

Five Tomahawk HS Vocalists Invited to Sing in Dorian Vocal Festival

Five Tomahawk High School vocalists have been invited to sing in the largest high school select vocal festival in the country. Next weekend, seniors Emma Kummerfeldt, Kirstyn Gullo, Emily Steindl and Logan Tracey, along with junior Allison Meinheit will travel to Decorah, Iowa. According to instructor Corey Colburn, the Hatchet five will join more than […]

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09 Jan News

Our Sister’s House Looks to Successful Second Year

The Tomahawk temporary housing shelter looks to continue their efforts in 2017, after a successful first year. Our Sister’s House actually opened in October of 2015. According to an outreach letter from director Tina Elvins, Our Sister’s House provided 42 residents with temporary housing in their first year. She says 71% found a safe living […]

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09 Jan News

Lincoln County Sheriff Report

A 52 year old Merrill man was arrested Friday morning on criminal trespass charges in the Town of Merrill. The resident told deputies the man had entered her home without permission. He had previously been warned by deputies to stay away from the home. The man was brought to the jail where he remains awaiting […]

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06 Jan News

DNR Restores Fishing to Grandmother Flowage after Temporary Closure

After several months of waiting during dam repairs, the DNR has given the OK for anglers to head back out to the Grandmother Flowage. In early September, the flowage was drawn down 14 feet for the repair work, leaving fish in the concentrated pool vulnerable to over-harvest. Local hearings were held, where the attendees supported […]

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06 Jan News

Unopposed School Board Races in Merrill, Tomahawk this Spring

The candidates for spring offices continue to come in, and local school board races will be unopposed. The deadline for those candidates to submit their nominations papers and signatures was on Tuesday. Yesterday we told you about the lone competitive city council race in the City of Tomahawk. We now heard from the school district […]

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06 Jan News

Winter Months Mean Slow Period for Blood Donations

Health officials are hoping that the holiday giving spirit carries over to the new year, as they face a blood shortage. The winter months can often be a slow time for blood drives. Contributors deal with hectic holiday schedules and often times poor weather conditions, both of which can impact donations. In fact, in a […]

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06 Jan News

Three Merrill Students Place in State Art Competition

Students from Merrill High School populated the finalist list for a statewide art competition. In fact, 3 Merrill students placed in the top 10 of 2016-17 Student Art Exhibit and Awards The contest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, the Wisconsin Art Education Association, and Liberty Mutual. This year the students were […]

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06 Jan News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers checked on a report of suspicious vehicles parked on an unoccupied dead end street. They followed foot prints to a cabin on an island where they found a small gathering. Several underage individuals were found to be consuming alcohol at the party and were cited. Officers were called for a dispute between neighbors regarding […]

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05 Jan News

One Competitive Tomahawk City Council Race for April

As we move on from the recent November election, the spring 2017 elections aren’t too far off. Tuesday marked the deadline for candidates to turn in their nomination papers to appear on the ballot. Here in the city of Tomahawk there will be just one competitive city council race. That race will be in district […]

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