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10 Oct News

Nicolet Using Grant for Nursing Students

A nearly half million dollar grant awarded to Nicolet College will help some students in the nursing program reach their degrees faster and more efficiently. The $462,000 grant comes from the department of labor, as part of a larger $20 million grant to the State Technical College system. The first component of the grant will ...

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10 Oct News

Wear Orange this Weekend for Youth Mentor Hunting Program

Those heading out into the woods this weekend are reminded to put on their blaze orange. The gun deer season informally kicks off with the youth hunt tomorrow. The hunt is designed to give those youth hunters an opportunity to hunt deer and gain valuable hunting experience. With the assistance of a mentor, those between ...

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10 Oct News

Heating Assistance Available from State

With cold weather arriving, one state agency is reminding residents of heating assistance available for low income households. October 1 marked the first day that the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance program began accepting applications. The State Energy Office estimates that nearly a quarter million households in Wisconsin will receive assistance in paying home heating bills. ...

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10 Oct News

Fire Prevention Week

This week organizations have been recognizing firefighters as the frontline for fire prevention as part of National Fire Prevention Week. That especially holds true here in Tomahawk with the volunteer fire department, which includes 34 members and 3 junior firefighters. Lead by Chief John Peeters and his 48 years of service, the Tomahawk Fire Department ...

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09 Oct News

Emerald Ash Borer in Oneida County

Oneida County has become the latest in the state to have an emerald ash borer quarantine. The insect was detected in the city of Rhinelander in a trap set by the US Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services. Brian Kuhn, a director in the Department says, “It’s disappointing, but not surprising, when EAB ...

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09 Oct News

Tomahawk Public Library Hosts Film Screening, Director

The newly remodeled Tomahawk Library will host an independent film screening followed by a Q&A with the author and director. The film is Secret Life, Secret Death. It details the true story of a young mother who fell into crime, in Gangland Chicago in the Roaring 20’s.  Later she ran a shady hotel in Wisconsin ...

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09 Oct News

Nicolet College Takes 8th Graders on “Heavy Metal Tour”

More than 500 middle school students from the Northwoods got a taste of Heavy Metal yesterday, but it was manufacturing not music on the agenda. The 8th graders attended the 3rd annual Heavy Metal Tour at Nicolet College. The program gives students and their parents an idea of the various local manufacturing opportunities by experiencing ...

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09 Oct News

Case Proceeds for Former Tavern League Secretary Accused of Theft

A former Tomahawk/Merrill Tavern League secretary accused of taking money from the organization appeared in court yesterday. 52 year old Deborah Smith of Tomahawk is facing a single count of theft in a business setting. At yesterday’s court appearance the judge ruled their is enough evidence to proceed with the case. Smith was accused of ...

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09 Oct News

Plea Reached in Alleged Prostitution Arrangement

A Rhinelander woman has been sentenced to 60 additional days of jail time after reaching a deal in a Oneida County Court. 46 year old Carrie Steinmetz was facing charges including human trafficking and child enticement. She was arrested earlier this year, along with 2 other men, accused of arranging to have a 16 year ...

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08 Oct News

Forest County Corrections Officers Arrested

Two Forest County corrections officers have been taken into custody after an investigation into theft and drugs. The state attorney general’s office says that Jeanie Pitts, and Melvin Donek are among those arrested this week. The two work at the Forest County Jail. Pitts’ husband was one of five others arrested. A multi-agency investigation led ...

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