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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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10 Aug News

Merrill MASH Blood Drive Collects Bloods, Honor Flight Contribution

In spite of a stormy day, last week’s MASH blood drive in Merrill was deemed a success. Last week, the Community Blood Center teamed with several local VFWs to host the collection effort with a MASH theme. Organizers announced that donors gave 166 units of blood. As part of the connection with the VFW, the ...

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10 Aug News

Tomahawk School Board August Recap

The Tomahawk School Board met last night for their regular August meeting. The board spent time on this month’s resignations praising the outgoing staff, with particular time on science teacher Sam Eddy. Other resignations include teachers Sara Knorr and Mara Johanson; Councilor Jennifer Aune; and Director of Pupil Services Mitch Hamm. Several of those positions ...

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09 Aug News

Election Rules Unchanged for Today’s Primary

With numerous court rulings in recent weeks regarding voting in Wisconsin, the election rules today actually remains the same as April. According to Michael Haas, interim administrator of the newly formed Wisconsin Election’s Commission, “You will need to show an acceptable photo ID to vote.” He says a voter who does not have an acceptable ...

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09 Aug News

Several Local Races on Primary Ballot

It’s election day once again here in the state of Wisconsin, as the parties are finalizing their candidates for the November general election. It is a partisan primary meaning the voters will only vote for one party’s candidates in spite of both being on paper ballots. Starting off at the top, the Democrats have a ...

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09 Aug News

Two County Races Likely Decided Today

In addition to finalizing the fall ballot, a pair of races will likely be decided today. Here in the Northwoods, there are a pair of competitive county level races with no opponents on the opposite side of the ballot. Here in Lincoln County Galen Bayne-Allison and Sidney Brubacher are both seeking to replace district attorney ...

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