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10 Jul News

Marshfield Clinic To Return State Grant for Abandoned Rural Dental Education Project

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marshfield Clinic plans to return a $10 million state grant meant to help build a rural dental education facility. The clinic got the grant in 2010 to build the facility in Marshfield but now officials say its no longer needed. That’s because the clinic has addressed rural training needs in other ...

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10 Jul News

Wisconsin State Parks Calendar Seeking Photo Entries

The DNR is reminding state park goers to bring their cameras along for a chance to be featured in an annual calendar. This is the sixth year the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks has sponsored the photography competition. Each year they feature photographs from Wisconsin state parks, forest trails or recreation areas. The photos don’t ...

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10 Jul News

Tomahawk Bingo Winner Claims Nearly $3,000

Fifty four was the lucky number for one longtime Tomahawk resident. Wawui Ltd. has announced that at last night’s bingo game Joanne Powell covered her card on the 54th number called. By doing so she took home the progressive pot that had climbed to just under $3,000. Organizers congratulated Powell on her win and welcomed ...

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09 Jul News

Tree Causes Tomahawk Power Outages Tuesday Night

Several thousand people in the Tomahawk area were without power yesterday evening. Officials from Wisconsin Public Service say that the outage was caused by a tree downed on a power line. This happened at just after 5pm. It affected approximately 2,300 customers in the Tomahawk and Tripoli areas. Crews worked quickly to restore power, and ...

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09 Jul News

Hurd Windows and Doors Purchased by California Company

A local window and door manufacturer is being purchased by a wood products firm in California. Sierra Pacific Industries announced the purchase of Hurd Windows and Doors and Superseal Windows and Doors yesterday. Of course Hurd operates plants in both Merrill and Medford. Sierra Pacific, based in Anderson, California says they are the country’s second-largest ...

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09 Jul News

Music on the River Takes Nostalgic Trip to 50′s

This week Music on the River has their “way back machine” set to the 1950′s. That’s because the Tomahawk community will welcome the Del Rays to Veteran’s Memorial Park. This season’s fourth act, the Oshkosh based Del Rays perform classics from the 50′s and 60′s such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley and Jerry Lee ...

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09 Jul News

Tomahawk School District Examining Alternative Compensation Model

The Tomahawk School District is examining an alternative compensation model proposal for teachers. The idea was laid out to the Tomahawk School Board last night by several teacher representatives from the “team of 9.” The group has been holding ongoing meetings to come up with the model. Elementary teacher Nate Mickelson laid out the process ...

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09 Jul News

July Tomahawk School Board Recap

The Tomahawk School Board held their regular July meeting last night and began by approving their consent agenda items. This includes a 4th grade position for Danielle Adams who served as a long term sub with the district last year. Above pay contracts were approved for Amanda Duncan-Health AODA coordinator, Brian Perrodin-reading specialist, Sara Knorr-student ...

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08 Jul News

Northwoods School Districts’ General Aid Estimates Decline

For the second consecutive year, Northwoods schools will see large cuts in general aid from the state. Each July the Department of Public Instruction releases its general aid estimates. While there was an overall increase of 2.1 percent from last year, it was not distributed uniformly. In fact many northwoods schools saw as much as ...

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08 Jul News

Rhinelander High School Groups Benefit from Hodag Country Fest Fundraisers

While early-birds have already arrived in Rhinelander for the Hodag Country Music Festival, the area will be filled with country music fans this weekend. There’s no question that the annual event benefits businesses not only in Rhinelander but in surrounding areas. It also provides an excellent opportunity for group fundraisers. One specific group benefiting is ...

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