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06 Oct News

Medal of Honor Recipient Einar Ingman Tribute Events Today

Today, the Tomahawk Community is honoring the state’s only surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War, Einar Ingman Jr. The events centered on a celebration of his service to the country, will also coincide with Ingman’s 85th birthday. This includes a one day renaming of the Tomahawk Post Office to Einar H. Ingman ...

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06 Oct News

Never Forgotten Honor Flight in Washington

Another group of veterans are heading to our nation’s capital this morning. Today marks the 18th installment of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. On this particular trip, there are two veterans from World War 2, 1 from Vietnam, and the remaining 93 from Korea. This includes 2 from Tomahawk, Mel Worm and Jim Witzeling. Several ...

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06 Oct News

Public Service Natural Gas Burn-off in Tomahawk

Wisconsin Public Service is doing some work on natural gas pipelines in the Tomahawk area this week. Starting today they will be purging and retiring the existing smaller distribution main, replacing it was a new main nearly twice the siz. As a result of this work they will do some flaring or burning of the ...

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06 Oct News

Merrill School Board Listening Sessions

The Merrill School Board is hoping to hear from the community by offering a pair of listening sessions, the first scheduled for tonight. Board president Jen Seliger says, “Regular board meetings are very formal and too often do not allow community members to raise concerns or ask questions.” She and the rest of the board ...

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03 Oct News

Court Appearance for Former Tomahawk Bus Employees; Little Rice FD Treasurer

Two individuals accused of taking money from the Tomahawk Bus Service will appear in Lincoln Court today. Shad and Kim Harper are facing charges in Lincoln County Court including theft of more than $10,000 and identity theft to obtain money. The two worked at Tomahawk Bus Service through June of last year. The owner says ...

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03 Oct News

Cranberry Fest in Eagle River

The Eagle River Community will be celebrating a successful cranberry harvest with their annual Cranberry Fest. This is a special anniversary, 35 years for the event held on the Vilas County Fairgrounds. Organizers say they are once again offering something for everyone. And they estimate that as many as 40,000 attend the celebration. Events are ...

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03 Oct News

Rhinelander Food Pantry Finishing Up Move

The Rhinelander Food Pantry is in the final stages of its relocation, and organizers plan to be set up for tomorrow opening. Volunteers have been working to get the new location on Coon Street ready for tomorrow’s regular distribution service. Executive director Guy Hansen previous said the new location will better accommodate users by improving ...

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03 Oct News

Trolly Mural Dedication Saturday in Merrill

The city of Merrill will have a ceremonial unveiling of a downtown mural this weekend. Merrill High School Art students worked on the project over the summer. Now the west wall of the Oddfellows building is graced with the large painting celebrating Merrill’s place in trolly history as one of the first communities to offer ...

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03 Oct News

Monthly Unemployment Estimates for Northwoods

Lincoln County continued its alternating trend of unemployment increases and decreases with the latest estimates. The department of workforce development recently released their latest figures from the month of August. All 72 counties in the state saw improvements from July to August bringing the overall state rate to 5.1% Lincoln County has alternated between increases ...

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03 Oct News

Tomahawk Homecoming Week Wraps Up with Busy Day

  It’ll be a busy day at the Tomahawk School complex as the High School wraps up Homecoming week. Today is Hatchet Spirit Day, and students should dress in blue and gold. The homecoming parade, following its normal route will pass through the community starting at 1:40 leading to the pep rally. The Hatchet football ...

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