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12 Aug News

Electronics Drop Off in Merrill Supports Local Organizations

People can get rid of their electronics in Merrill this weekend for a small fee that will in turn fund some good causes. The Merrill Kiwanis club is working with the Good News Project of Wausau to hold the Electronic Recycling event the next two days. The groups will be set up at the Merrill ...

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12 Aug News

Update: Vilas County Crash Victims Identified

Officials have now released the names of the victims in a Vilas County crash earlier this week. That accident happened Tuesday night at just before 7pm on County M in Boulder Junction. Both drivers were pronounced dead following the crash. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims as 83 year-old John Burlingame of ...

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11 Aug News

City Bow Hunt in Rhinelander

A northwoods community has once again approved deer hunting within its city boundaries. This week, the Rhinelander City Council approved a special bow hunt for the fall. Many northwoods cities hold similar deer seasons, as the animals can cause issues on roadways, home gardens and become a general nuisance. Rhinelander has previously held similar hunts. ...

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11 Aug News

Merrill Names New Director of Pupil Services

With local schools set to return to class at the end of the month, local districts continue to fill vacancies. Yesterday the Merrill School District announced that it has selected Karen Baker to serve as its next Director of Pupil Services and Special Education. Baker most recently worked in the same role in the Antigo ...

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11 Aug News

Northwoods Man Wins DNR Turkey Stamp Contest

A northwoods artist has been selected as the winner of a DNR contest and as a result will be featured on one of next year’s hunting stamps. Last week, the DNR announced the 3 winners of their annual turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests. Caleb Metrich of Lake Tomahawk had has art selected as ...

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11 Aug News

Nicolet Learning in Retirement Returns

Its not only area youth getting ready to head back to the classroom. Nicolet College is now accepting enrollment for the Learning in Retirement series. Organizers say their Learning in Retirement series gives retirees the opportunity to learn new things, meet new people and add an extra level of enjoyment. Brenda Peltier, the 50-plus community ...

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11 Aug News

Arraignment for Child Sexual Abuse Case in Lincoln County

The case will continue against a Weston man facing child sexual abuse charges in Lincoln County. Peter Buntrock waived his preliminary hearing yesterday morning, with his arraignment hearing following. The 46 year old is facing 6 felonies including second degree sexual assault of a child. Buntrock was arrested last month at a Lincoln County home. ...

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10 Aug News

Partisan Primary Election Results

Yesterday was the partisan primary across the state of Wisconsin, featuring several lopsided results. Starting at the top of the ballot in this region with the 7th district congressional seat. Incumbent Sean Duffy cruised past Donald Raihala with 89% of the vote. On the Democratic Side, Mary Hoeft earned 75% of the vote over Joel ...

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10 Aug News

Two Dead in Vilas County Head-On Collision

Two people died in two vehicle crash in Vilas County last evening. According to the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened on Highway M in Boulder Junction at just before 7pm. Investigators say that one of the vehicles crossed over the center line causing a head-on collision. Both of the vehicles had a single ...

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10 Aug News

Update: Merrill Band Teacher Placed on Leave Amid Investigation

A student’s family sought a restraining order against a Merrill teacher, who has been placed on administrative leave. Earlier this week, the Merrill School District suspended band instructor Kevin Short. Now court records show that the mother of a 16 year old student filed a civil suit and a restraining order against Short. That was ...

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