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07 Nov News

Regulators Approve WPS Request for Fixed Rate Electric Fee Increase

Yesterday state regulators approved a request to increase monthly fixed rate fees for electric customers in the area, but reduce usage fees. Wisconsin Public Service Corporation had asked the state Public Service Commission for permission to raise monthly fixed rates from $10.44 to $25, and reduce hourly usage fees by two to three cents. The ...

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07 Nov News

Northerwoods Salvation Army Kettle Ringing Gets Underway

A familiar sound is starting will start to fill area businesses signaling the start of the holidays. Several Salvation Army bell ringing campaigns kick off this weekend with special weekend times. That includes Rhinelander and Wausau. Its all part of the national Red Kettle campaign, where collection efforts raised more than $135 million dollars nationally ...

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07 Nov News

GNC Band and Choir Members Gather at Lakeland HS for All-Conference Event

Some of the top high school musicians in the area will be in Minocqua tomorrow. Lakeland Union High School is hosting the 6th annual Great Northern Conference All-Conference Music Festival. Each of the participating schools will be sending some of their top performers in choir and band. Tomahawk choir instructor Corey Colburn says 13 THS ...

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07 Nov News

Tomahawk Police Report

A Tomahawk bank contacted police regarding a counterfeit bill turned in with a business deposit. The denomination of the bill was $5. A Tomahawk man came to the police department and turned himself in for striking a woman. Officers contacted the woman and confirmed the incident. As a result the man was taken into custody ...

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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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