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06 Jun News

Oneida County Health Dept. Hosting Child Safety Seat Checks

Child transportation safety will be the highlight of a special event in Rhinelander today. Certified car seat technicians will be on hand to provide free car seat inspections at the Rhinelander Fire Department this afternoon. The event is run by the Oneida County Health Department. Dawn Klink with the Health Department says that while car ...

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06 Jun News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

One person was injured, another cited following an accident Tuesday in the town of Merrill. That accident was reported at just before 2pm at the County JJ and Hillside Drive. A woman was transported to Ministry Good Sam for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Deputies say a Merrill man will be cited. A Wausau man ...

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03 Jun News

Local Unemployment Estimates Down for April

Local county unemployment estimates were down for the second consecutive month in April. That data was released by the Department of Workforce Development late last week. The numbers mirrored a statewide trend that saw the estimate decline in all but three counties when compared to March. Here in Lincoln County the unemployment estimate was down ...

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03 Jun News

Garage Fire in Nokomis

A garage is a complete loss after a fire yesterday morning north of Tomahawk. That fire was reported at a property on County Y in Nokomis at just before 5am. Officials say the detached garage was fully engulfed upon arrival; the roof was beginning to collapse as well. The firefighters were able to quickly extinguish ...

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03 Jun News

Tomahawk High School Graduation Sunday

Twelve plus years of hard work will be realized this weekend for the Tomahawk High School Class of 2016. Coming up on Sunday Tomahawk High School will host their graduation ceremony. This year the district says that 107 students will be receiving their diplomas. The commencement will get underway in the Fieldhouse starting at 1 ...

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03 Jun News

DNR Free Fun Weekend

The state is opening up their trails, parks and waterways this weekend for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy recreation at no cost. The first weekend in June means another DNR “Free Fun” weekend. Its a time when, with few exceptions, admission stickers are waived for state parks and forests, trail passes are waived and no fishing ...

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03 Jun News

Tomahawk Police Report

A report of a reckless driver on over the weekend lead to a 53 year old male being arrested for operating while intoxicated. The driver registered at twice the legal limit to operate a vehicle. A vehicle owner reported that his unoccupied car was involved in a property accident. The car was not placed in ...

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03 Jun News

Tomahawk High School Achieves Advance Placement Recognition

Tomahawk High School was recently recognized for their achievements on Advanced Placement testing. Based on a standard criteria, THS was named a Pacesetter school by the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council. The benchmark for level 3 was having ten percent of the school population take exams with 60% receiving a score of 3 or higher. ...

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02 Jun News

Polashek Withdraws from 12th District Senate Race, Endorses Van Stippen

Yesterday, a state senate candidate announced he was suspending his campaign. In a statement, Dave Polashek says he will no longer seek the 12th state senate seat. The former Oconto Falls school administrator announced last fall that he would run as a Democrat. The 12th district includes portions of 10 northern and north eastern counties. ...

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02 Jun News

Hodag Claws to be Repaired Today

The iconic Rhinelander Hodag statue will be getting a pedicure in time for the summer. According to the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce, the claws on the large statue will be repaired over the next few days. Several of the claws were vandalized back in December. The two men responsible have deferred prosecution on criminal damage ...

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