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30 Dec News

Tomahawk Police Report

Officers are investigating a hit and run in a business parking lot on North 4th Street. The reporting party was inside and did not see the collision. The officer noted damage to the woman’s front bumper. Late Tuesday night, officers were called to a West Leather Avenue home for a disturbance. The reporting party said […]

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29 Dec News

New Format Tomahawk Airport Calendar Drawing Later Today

Today one lucky winner will be $10,000 richer as part of a change in a long-running Tomahawk Airport fundraiser. Earlier this year the Friends of the Tomahawk Airport or FOTA announced that they would be ending their current daily calendar format. Instead they will be holding a single, year end drawing going forward. The drawing […]

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29 Dec News

OSHA Fines Marathon Wood Manufacturer for Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has handed down a $260,000 fine to a Marathon County wood products manufacturer. The investigation at Menzer Lumber & Supply was prompted after a worker lost a part of his finger in a workplace accident over the summer. Regional OSHA director Robert Bonack noted that workers at the lumber […]

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29 Dec News

Local Coordinator Selected for Operation Christmas Child Africa Trip

Earlier this season we told you about Operation Christmas Child, a collection effort that gathers toys, school supplies and clothes for those in need around the globe. Now one of the local coordinators has been selected to participate in an outreach trips to Africa. Maria Nakhla serves as the Central Wisconsin Area Coordinator of Operation […]

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29 Dec News

Flu Cases on the Rise in Wisconsin

Flu cases are on the rise, and health officials are urging people to take precautions including the simple step of getting a flu shot. So far in the flu season, their have been 95 influenza-associated hospitalizations statewide. That includes 8 children and 78 adults ages 50 or older. Karen McKeown with the Health Department says, […]

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29 Dec News

Update: Snowmobile Crash Victim Identified

Officials have now identified the individual killed in a snowmobile crash in Vilas County earlier this week. The DNR identified the man as David Orme of East Moline, Illinois. He was 63 years old. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Department said Orme was traveling in a group when he missed a turn, left the trail, and […]

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29 Dec News

Update on Ongoing DNR Hunter Survey

The DNR says they have nearly 7,000 hunting trips recorded in their ongoing Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey. In the first three months of the current survey, 2,626 bucks, 8,502 does, 4,745 fawns, and 745 unknowns were reported. The DNR says the survey allows hunters to share their enthusiasm for wildlife and assist with DNR data […]

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29 Dec News

Local Underage Tobacco Sales Down Slightly, State Levels Up

While the recent illegal tobacco sales in Lincoln County were down slightly, they remain above the state levels, which appear to be on the rise. As we told you earlier this week, the Lincoln County illegal sales rate came in at 10 percent, down from 14 percent last year. When looking at the local numbers, […]

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28 Dec News

Fatal Snowmobile Accident in Vilas County Monday

An Illinois man has died in a snowmobile crash in Vilas County this week. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says they were contacted about the accident at just before 8:30 Monday evening. The crash occurred in Arbor Vitae on Trail 6 along Vandercook Road. Officials say the 63 year old victim was riding with a […]

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28 Dec News

Rhinelander Finds New Chamber Executive Director

With the start of the new year comes a new leader for the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce. A search committee has selected Maggie Steffen as the next executive director of the Rhinelander Chamber. The Rhinelander native previously served in a similar role with the former Downtown Rhinelander Inc. Group. The statement also notes her 16 […]

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