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06 Nov News

Honor Flight Receives Two Large Donations in Tomahawk

The cold and snow did not dampen the spirits of the United Steel Workers and Never Forgotten Honor Flight officials yesterday in Tomahawk. Honor Flight Board Members Mike Thompson and Jim Campbell stopped at Veterans’ Memorial Park yesterday afternoon to accept a check from the local 460 chapter from Harley Davidson. The union raised just ...

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06 Nov News

Merrill Woman Sentenced in Cancer Scam

A Merrill woman has been sentenced to jail time after she collected money while pretending to have lung cancer. Celina Winchell was convicted of theft and obstructing an officer. At yesterday’s sentencing she received 5 days in jail and a year of probation. Winchell’s father, Edmund, received a similar five day sentence back in September. ...

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06 Nov News

Search for Missing Lincoln County Man

  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a Town of Rock Falls man, missing for more than a week. Earlier this week, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a family member of 51-year-old Jeffrey S. Maruska. They said he not been seen or heard from him since Monday, ...

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06 Nov News

Wisconsin Capitol tree to come from Pelican Lake

The Christmas tree that will stand in the state capital this holiday season will once again come from the Northwoods. Yesterday Governor Scott Walker announced that the tree will come from Dennis and Kim Schoeneck’s farm in Pelican Lake. The 40 foot balsam fir will stand in the capital rotunda. In addition to the main ...

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06 Nov News

WPS Insurance to Hire 100 in Wausau

The Wausau office of WPS insurance are planning to hire 100 new employees, and that number could eventually double. The announce was made yesterday as part of a new program with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. WPS currently is a subcontractor for TriWest Healthcare Alliance of Phoenix for the Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) program in ...

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06 Nov News

Tomahawk Drama Receives Nod for State

A congratulations to the Tomahawk High School ‘one act play’ who are now state bound. The troupe earned the trip with their performance this week at sectionals in Oconto Falls. This year they are performing “The Ever After.” Popular characters including Jiminy Cricket, Snow White and Cinderella will hit the daytime talk show circuit to ...

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05 Nov News

Northwoods Voters Support BadgerCare Federal Funding

While Governor Scott Walker earned his 3rd election victory in 4 years, voters did show they disapproved of at least one decision he made regarding Badgercare. Nineteen Wisconsin counties, including Lincoln and Oneida, had an advisory referendum directing Gov. Scott Walker’s administration to accept federal money to expand BadgerCare, the state’s health insurance coverage for ...

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05 Nov News

Republican Duffy elected to 3rd term in US House

In the lone competitive race to the northwoods, Sean Duffy won another term in Washington. The republican represents the state’s seventh congressional district, which encompasses much of Northern Wisconsin. He handily defeated democrat Kelly Westlund of Ashland in yesterday’s election. Duffy was first elected in 2010 after democrat David Obey retired. Obey had represented the ...

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05 Nov News

Merrill Woman Sentenced to 7 Years for Fatal Crash

A Merrill woman learned her sentence for her role in a fatal crash in Lincoln County. Twenty Six year old Ashley Baumann has been sentenced to 7 years of prison. Baumann was convicted earlier this year on several charges, the most serious being two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. She was ...

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05 Nov News

Eagle River Chamber Names New Special Events Coordinator

The Eagle River Chamber of Commerce has announced their new Special Events Coordinator. Ashley Schwartz joined the staff at the chamber in her new position last week. Chamber Director Kim Emerson says Schwartz has already started putting new ideas into play for next year’s events. Schwartz is originally from Milwaukee but has lived in the ...

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