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26 Jan News

Downtown Tomahawk to be Featured at National Main St. Conference

Downtown Tomahawk will be featured in a breakout session at a national conference later this year.  Milwaukee has been selected to host the 2016 ‘Main Street Now’ conference. Coming up in May, an estimated 1,500 Main Street directors, volunteers, architects, consultants and planners from across the country will attend this 3 day conference. According to ...

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26 Jan News

Lincoln County Drivers Struck 436 Deer Last Year

Deer strikes continue to be an issue here in North Central Wisconsin. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, drivers reported striking 436 deer in 2015. That’s up from 417 deer the previous year. Factoring in the handful of strikes handled in the cities of Tomahawk and Merrill along with unreported strikes, that number likely ...

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26 Jan News

Public Meeting on Wolf River Bridge Tonight

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking public input on a Langlade County Bridge project at a hearing tonight. According to the DOT, the Wolf River Bridge on Highway 52 is nearing the end of its service life and requires replacement. They have tentatively scheduled the work for 2018, however the DOT noted in ...

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26 Jan News

Tomahawk Middle School Forensics Advance 22

It was a clean sweep for the Tomahawk Middle School Forensics team last night. The squad competed in the Level 1 competition held in Edgar. According to Coach Renee Loka, all 22 students advanced to Level 2. Students include: Prose: Olivia Kiser, Natalie Reiter, Avery Hernandez, Annie Shrigley, Aubrey Fryar, Kate Derleth, and Sarah Scheely ...

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26 Jan News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers were contacted by a Wausau couple regarding a harassment situation involving a Tomahawk woman. The woman was contacted and told to cease the activity. A caller reported a 30 year old male with an open bond. The man was located at a Tomahawk establishment and taken into custody. A Timm Street resident reported items ...

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26 Jan News

Rib Mountain Treatment Facility Upgrades Planned

According to the DNR, the Rib Mountain Metro Sewerage District has requested approval to upgrade its existing waste water treatment facility. The DNR says the district’s current treatment facility has historically performed adequately and complied with discharge standards. The facility is, however, 30 years old and needs to be refurbished or upgraded to maintain reliability ...

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25 Jan News

Nicolet Promise Offers Student Tuition Opportunities

Upcoming Northwoods graduates attending Nicolet College will have the opportunity to have their tuition covered through the Nicolet Promise. For those that missed our forum on Friday, Nicolet President Richard Nelson talked to Jeff about the landmark program recently adopted by the school. Under the Nicolet Promise, the Nicolet Foundation will pick up the entire ...

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25 Jan News

Airport Projects Announced in Rhinelander, Merrill

Governor Scott Walker, over the weekend, announced a pair of projects at two local airports totaling nearly $2 million. The first project will take place at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport. The $1.6 million project includes extending the taxiway running parallel to the primary runway and repainting the airfield pavement. Both improvements are aimed at improving ...

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25 Jan News

Tomahawk Mayoral Forum to be Broadcast on WJJQ

Several local groups will provide an opportunity for Tomahawk residents to get to know the candidates in a crowded mayoral field. For the first time in recent memory, there will be a primary here in the city of Tomahawk. When the nomination period closed, 4 candidates had submitted the necessary paperwork to appear on the ...

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25 Jan News

Rec Deputy Finding Increase in Garbage Left on Ice

Local law enforcement groups are reminding winter recreation enthusiasts to clean up after themselves when they leave. With cold weather providing plenty of ice on local lakes, the Lincoln County Rec Deputy is finding them filled with anglers and ice shanties. Unfortunately with the increased use, he is also finding garbage on the ice nearby. ...

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