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08 Sep News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report-September 8

A 53 year old Merrill man was arrested last Monday morning after Deputies responded to a disturbance at a Town of Corning residence. Just after 1AM a caller reported that the injured victim arrived at his residence seeking help. When Deputies arrived they learned an argument resulted in the suspect allegedly striking the victim in ...

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05 Sep News

Power Outages Continue in Northern Wisconsin

Power outages continue to be the story across Northern Wisconsin this morning as more than 25,000 people woke up without power. The first wave of storms began early yesterday morning, with a second heavier storm cell causing a majority of the outages, passed through in the late morning. At its peak, nearly 50,000 customers were ...

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05 Sep News

Lightening Suspected in Two Northwoods Fires

In addition to the heavy storms, firefighters were also kept busy with a pair of fires. The first occurred early yesterday morning in the town of Hackett in Price County. The Prentice Fire Department responded to the home on Worster Road at just before 1am. The residents of the home were able to safely evacuate ...

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05 Sep News

Prentice, Northwoods Community Elementary Chosen for Title I Schools of Recognition

While the school year just got underway this week, several northwoods schools were rewarded for past performance. Overall the state Department of Public Instruction announced 173 title 1 schools of recognition in 3 categories. The awards highlight schools that have demonstrated success in educating students from low-income families. To be eligible, schools must receive federal ...

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05 Sep News

Tomahawk Dumpster Days this Weekend

Tomahawk residents will once again be able to get rid of their unwanted items with the semi-annual Dumpster Days. This is the seventh year for the free citywide fall event sponsored by the Tomahawk Make a Difference Group. The group’s spring clean-up was canceled this year due to the late winter. City of Tomahawk residents ...

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05 Sep News

Tomahawk Firefighters’ Dance Returns after 25 Years

A long time Tomahawk tradition is returning this weekend after a 25 year hiatus. The Tomahawk Fire Department will bring back their Firefighters’ Dance. As the Tomahawk Fire School grew, the dance took a backseat and eventually went away. Without the Fire School this year, organizers decided it was an opportune time to resurrect the ...

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04 Sep News

Tomahawk Man Bound Over for Trial

A Tomahawk man arrested on drug charges last week has been bound over for trial. Eugene Castellano appeared in Lincoln County Court yesterday for a preliminary hearing. The 27 year old is facing charges including maintaining a drug trafficking place and 3 counts of manufacturing/delivery of amphetamines with escalators for repeat offender and intent to ...

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04 Sep News

STAR Foundation to Contribute to 5 Area Groups

Several Tomahawk groups received significant contributions to their organizations thanks to the Tomahawk STAR Foundation. Yesterday morning STAR Foundation leaders were at Tomahawk Community Bank to present 5 Tomahawk based organizations with $6,000 overall. Recipients include: TRUTH- Our Sisters House – $1,000.00 Home Community Education – $500.00 Tomahawk Dance Team- $ 1,000.00 Kinship – $1,500.00 ...

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04 Sep News

David R. Obey Civic Resource Center Dedicated

Politicians from both sides of the aisle joined together yesterday in Northern Wisconsin to dedicate a building to a long-time congressman. Officials ceremoniously unveiled the David R. Obey Civic Resource Center. The center is housed on the UW-Marathon Campus, where Obey began his college education. Obey and school leaders hope to inspire and assist students ...

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04 Sep News

Most Storm Related Power Outages Restored Overnight

Some overnight storms passed over the northwoods leaving thousands without power early this morning. Wisconsin Public Service quickly dispatched crews and had power restored to much of the northwoods by the 5am hour. The storms began at around 10pm last night and dumped as much as 2 inches of rain in some areas with lightening ...

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