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19 Aug News

Push for Tomahawk Woman’s Consideration for Presidential Medal of Freedom

Last night the Lincoln County Board continued an effort to get a former Tomahawk resident a national recognition for her war efforts. Following a brief presentation, the board voted unanimously to request Laura Norenberg be considered for a Presidential Medal of Freedom. That presentation was made by Colonel David Baltes who has been a driving ...

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19 Aug News

County Board Approves Planning for Pinecrest Renovations

With an aging population, Pinecrest Nursing Home in Merrill will look to renovations of their facility. At last night’s County Board meeting, supervisors gave the green light for the Pinecrest Board to pursue the planning stages of the upgrades. Pinecrest Administrator Lisa Gervais was on hand to introduce the resolution and answer questions of the ...

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19 Aug News

Tomahawk Banks ‘Dress Down’ for Serenity Garden

It will be casual Wednesday at some Tomahawk banks and credit unions today in support of a local Girl Scout project. Organizers at Tomahawk Community Bank have organized a ‘dress down day.’ Their employees are asked to make a minimum donation in order to ‘dress down’ today, and issued a challenge to the other financial ...

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19 Aug News

Small DISH Reimbursement for Many Wisconsin Customers

Many DISH Network customers in Wisconsin will get a small one time reimbursement on an upcoming bill. The State Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced a $225,000 settlement this week. It involved a requirement that satellite and cable consumers must be made aware of the option to cancel their contract without penalty when ...

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19 Aug News

Merrill Man Charged with Child Enticement, Drug Offenses

A Merrill man is facing charges for alleged behavior with a minor and drug distribution. Antonio Morales-Sanchez was arrested last Friday at his Wausau business. According to the criminal complaint, he is accused of paying a 15 year old girl for a picture of her buttocks and also offering payment for sexual contact. At the ...

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19 Aug News

Lincoln County Board-August Recap

The Lincoln County Board began their meeting with service recognition including: 10 years for Elizabeth Countryman and Stacey Frisch at Pinecrest; 15 years for Deborah Gerdes-forestry, Mary Banser-social services, and Tina White-sheriff’s office; 20 years for Dan Heisel in the Sheriff’s office and 25 years Cindy Kimmons in the Clerk of Courts. The board also ...

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18 Aug News

Fire at Eagle River Garden Center

A Vilas County garden center was destroyed in a fire early yesterday morning. Crews were called to Horant’s Garden Center off of Highway 70 at around 3:00 yesterday morning. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the fire on the south end of the building was already fully involved. The building included greenhouses and an attached ...

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18 Aug News

Fire at Ponderosa Motel Displaces 26

Fire crews continue to investigate, while the community is offering support after a fire at a motel in Wausau yesterday. That fire occurred at the Ponderosa Motel on Grand Avenue. The motel served as a semi-permanent home for many staying there. The Red Cross says that all 26 people who lived there were displaced in ...

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18 Aug News

Ministry Introduces 5-2-1-0 Healthy Youth Program 5-2-1-0, Its not a phone number but a program aimed at youth health. This afternoon, Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander will by hosting Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0, Every Day. The nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program is designed to increase healthy eating and active living from birth to 18. As ...

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18 Aug News

Skanawan Gravel Mine Discussions Continue

Residents in the Town of Skanawan continue to oppose a gravel mine proposed early this year. Last night at the Town Board meeting, one of two mines initially proposed was back on the agenda. The mine, proposed by County Materials would be approximately 45 acres. A second request has withdrawn at this time. Residents around ...

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