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17 Nov News

Tomahawk Considers Premier Resort Tax, Advisory Referendum Planned

City of Tomahawk residents will likely get a chance to weigh in next spring on a potential Premier Resort Area Tax. At last night’s meeting, the city’s finance committee approved going forward with an advisory referendum. A premier resort area tax is a small tax on tourist related items sold, leased or rented through tourist […]

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17 Nov News

Tomahawk Schools Welcome ‘Educators for a Day’

Communities across the country are celebrating those that make a quality education possible for students of all ages. This week is American Education Week. Schools here in the northwoods have been having numerous activities highlighting teachers as well as other school staff. Tomahawk is no different, perhaps the most prominent event comes today. The school […]

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17 Nov News

Oneida County Tobacco Checks Improved from 2015

After a series of summer tobacco compliance checks, Oneida County reports an improvement from last year. According to the Oneida County Health Department, 44 random compliance checks were conducted at tobacco license holding retailers. Officials say that 5 establishments sold tobacco to a minor. According to the health department, that 11% rate is down from […]

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17 Nov News

Gun deer licenses Down from 2015 totals

License sales for Wisconsin’s 2016 gun deer hunts are trailing last year’s totals with two days to go until the season opener. The latest figures from the state Department of Natural Resources show the agency had sold 398,000 gun licenses as of Wednesday. That compares to 432,000 licenses sold as the same day last year. […]

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17 Nov News

Minor Rule Changes for Upcoming Gun Deer Hunt

Each year the DNR fine tunes the gun deer hunt, and now is a good time to brush up on changes for the upcoming year. Perhaps the most visible change is that hunters will no longer wear a back tag. The requirement was previously repealed by the legislature. Another ‘uniform’ change coming from the legislature, […]

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17 Nov News

Three Lakes Music Named School of Month

A Northwoods school music program was recently recognized for an award that covers Wisconsin and Michigan’s UP. Heid Music named the Three Lakes music program as their November School of the Month. The Three Lakes program is overseen by director Mark Pieplow and includes 6th through 12th grades. Among their various classes, they have more […]

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16 Nov News

Merrill Firefighter/Paramedic Receives Firemark Award for Community Service

A long time Merrill Firefighter and Paramedic was recognized for his commitment to the community. Last night, Jon Leiskau was presented with the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Community Service. The award is presented annually to firefighters across the country who represent their communities and demonstrate a firefighter’s “selfless spirit.” As for Leiskau, he has […]

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16 Nov News

Tomahawk CDA Sells Two Hometown Drive Lots to Developer

The city of Tomahawk could see some additional growth near the Shopko shopping plaza in the near future. At a meeting held earlier this week, the Tomahawk Community Development Authority accepted an offer to sell two of their lots along Hometown Drive. The sale would be to Landmark Leasing LLC for future development. Much of […]

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16 Nov News

4 Year Old Antigo Boy Recovering After Accidental Shooting

A young Antigo boy is in stable condition after accidentally shooting himself at his family home late last week. The Antigo Police Department says they were called to the home last Thursday evening in the 6pm hour. As a result of the incident, 4 year old Micah Zahringer suffered traumatic injuries to his head. He […]

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16 Nov News

Plea Deal for Harshaw Man Accused of Child Solicitation

A Harshaw man accused of seeking photos of a young girl through social media has reached a plea deal. Nineteen year old Mark Moore was in Oneida County Court yesterday for that hearing. Moore was accused of seeking the photos last fall through a Facebook account he set up for the girl. He was initially […]

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