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08 Apr News

33rd Annual WJJQ Home, Sport, and Travel Show

Set up is now underway at the Tomahawk School Fieldhouse in preparation for this weekend’s WJJQ Home, Sport and Travel Show. Now in its 33rd year, the annual event allows participating businesses and professionals to offer information, ideas, and products on a wide range of areas including home improvement, lawn and garden, and outdoor and ...

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08 Apr News

Poverty Action Day Event in Tomahawk Friday

Earlier this morning groups and individuals gathered in Tomahawk to discuss poverty. The Poverty Action Day event was organized by North Central Area Congregations Organized to Make an Impact better known as NAOMI. While NAOMI is largely based in Wausau, Kate Gaines says that this is part of a goal to expand their presence in ...

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08 Apr News

Local Unemployment Estimates Up for February

Local unemployment estimates were up again for the month of February. That’s according to data released by the Department of Workforce Development. It follows a state wide trend that showed all but one county increasing from January. Some counties have now surpassed the comparison from the same month of the previous year. That’s a number ...

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08 Apr News

Downtown Rhinelander Unveils Construction Slogan

A major construction project is now underway in Rhinelander, and business owners are taking a united approach to remind consumers that they remain open. Yesterday, Downtown Rhinelander Inc. unveiled a unified slogan to use throughout the project. The message is as simple as the slogan: “Downtown Rhinelander: Open For Business.” According to Promotion Committee Chair, ...

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08 Apr News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers responded to a three vehicle accident on the 4th Street bridge Monday afternoon. They determined that inattentive driving was the likely cause. No injuries were reported. A 19 year old will be cited after an officer observed her drive around the activated railroad crossing gates on South Tomahawk Avenue Tuesday morning. A business reported ...

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07 Apr News

Lincoln Hills Superintendent Resigns After 3 Months

The head of Lincoln Hills is stepping down within months of taking the job. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections announced yesterday that superintendent Wayne Olson resigned for family reasons. Olson took over as head of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake in January replacing John Ourada. It has been a tumultuous time for the state’s two ...

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07 Apr News

Animals Safe After Fire at Dairy Farm

No animals were harmed after a fire at a major area dairy farm yesterday afternoon. Crews were called to the Vander Geest Dairy farm south of Merrill at around 3:30 yesterday. Officials believe the fire started in a machine shop on the property. Of concern was a nearby diesel fuel tank. Crews were able to ...

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07 Apr News

Bearskin Trail Bridge Construction Likely to Start Monday

According to the Department of Trans portion, crews are expected to begin work on the Bearskin Trail Bridge in Hazelhurst next week. That bridge runs over Highway 51, and is perhaps better known as the ‘T-Bird Country’ bridge. Plans are to construct a new bridge, before removing the old one. The DOT says this will ...

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07 Apr News

Lincoln County to Consider ATV Traffic on County L

It appears as though Lincoln County could follow its neighbor to the north in opening up a busy county road to ATV traffic. At today’s meeting, the Lincoln County Highway Committee will consider a request to open up County Road L as an ATV route. That likely comes on the heels of a decision from ...

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07 Apr News

Incentive Program Designed to Bring Veterinarians to Shortage Areas

The state is offering a financial incentive in an effort to attract veterinarians to shortage areas, including here in the Northwoods. The State Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has announced participation in the USDA’s Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program. In the program, applicants commit to providing services for at least three years. In ...

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