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07 Jul News

Tomahawk VFW Hosts Fall Ride Meeting

While the Tomahawk Fall Ride is still a few months off, the planning for the event is picking up steam. This year will mark the 35th year of the Fall Ride. With it comes a new organizer of the downtown festivities, as the Wurl Feind Ingman VFW post will be taking over the planning. In ...

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06 Jul News

Fatal Deer/Motorcycle Accident in Taylor County

One person has died after a motorcyclist struck a deer in Taylor County over the Fourth of July holiday. According to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, that accident occurred on Monday evening at approximately 8pm. They said the motorcyclist and a passenger were traveling on County M when they struck the deer and were thrown ...

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06 Jul News

Charges Pending for Suspects of April Cabin Burglary

Two individuals may now face charges following a several month long investigation into a northwoods burglary. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was initially contacted back in April by the owner of a season cabin north of Tomahawk. The owner stated that numerous items were taken including power tools. Deputies have now referred charges for a ...

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06 Jul News

Hip Pocket Returns to Music on the River

It’s week 3 of Music on the River here in Tomahawk. Tonight the community will welcome Hip Pocket. The 10 piece band from central Wisconsin returns to play a variety of music including pop, oldies and R&B. Their catalog contains artists such as Neil Diamond, the Beatles, and Huey Lewis. Tonight’s show is part of ...

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06 Jul News

Merrill Teen Released from Hospital Following ATV Crash

Some additional details on a weekend ATV crash that injured a teen. Responders were called to Horn Lake Road at approximately 7 pm for an injured 14 year old. The Sheriff’s office says the operator struck several trees while operating the machine. They noted that he was wearing a helmet at the time. He was ...

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06 Jul News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

Two people were injured following a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning in the Town of Merrill. At 8:17 AM the crash was reported on State Rd 17 near Schiller Rd. The crash occurred when a vehicle being driven by a 56 year old Merrill woman pulled out of Hinz Rd when it was struck from ...

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06 Jul News

Tomahawk City Council Upholds Committee Decision on Pet Limit Ordinance

The Tomahawk City Council upheld a decision by the Health and Safety Committee requiring a residence to comply with a city ordinance regarding the number of pets allowed. The Merrill Avenue homeowner has 8 dogs and 10 cats, well over the four pet limit. The homeowner had previously brought the issue to the Health and ...

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06 Jul News

Recap of July Tomahawk City Meetings

The Board of Public Works lead off the evening’s meetings, first addressing the flooding along the former railroad route off of South Tomahawk Ave. The issue dates back to the road reconstruction in 2003. The city will do some ditch work as a temporary fix, however they noted that some culvert work is the real ...

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05 Jul News

General Aid to Local Schools Continues to Decline

While general school aid was up statewide, locally that funding was cut yet again. The state released the general aid estimates on Friday, obscured by the holiday weekend. In it, the Department of Public Instruction says that the overall total was up $108 million dollars. That money went to the 206 districts seeing an increase ...

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05 Jul News

Wind Leads to Wausau Fireworks Postponement

The annual Fourth of July Fireworks celebration in Wausau was a dud. Last night officials made the decision to cancel the display shortly before they were set to begin. Safety officials determined that the wind direction last evening made for unsafe conditions. At around 9:15, they decided to postpone the fireworks rather than risk the ...

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