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08 Aug News

7th Annual Thrilla on the Grilla in Downtown Tomahawk

A Tomahawk rib throw down is scheduled for tomorrow. Once again the Tomahawk Lion’s Club will host the annual Thrilla on the Grilla. This is the 7th year for the competition held in downtown Tomahawk. Proceeds from the event will all go back to the community through local charities. This year the competition has grown ...

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08 Aug News

Marshfield Clinic to Participate in National Stroke Research

The Marshfield Clinic has announce their participation in a national stroke research program aimed at advancing treatment, prevention and recovery. The Clinic will work as the Regional Coordinating Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Stroke Trials Network (StrokeNet). The network includes 25 regional centers nationwide and more than 200 hospitals. The clinic noted that ...

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08 Aug News

State DPI Announces Sparsity Aid for Schools

The state continues to announce various forms of specialized aid provided to various schools. Recently the Department of Public Instruction announced their sparsity aid which will be distributed to several area school districts. Statewide, 133 school districts will share in more than $13.5 million dollars. Sparsity aid was originally created in 2007 as a recommendation ...

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08 Aug News

Smokey the Bear Turns 70 with Tomahawk Birthday Breakfast

While he doesn’t turn 70 until tomorrow, an iconic safety instructor his birthday celebrated in Tomahawk earlier today. Smokey the Bear was created back in 1944 making his debut on television August 9 of that year. Since that time he has taught children and adults safety tips and fire prevention nationwide. Most can recite his ...

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08 Aug News

Tomahawk Police Report-August 8

A Tomahawk man contacted police regarding a private vehicle sale, which was not paid for in full. Prior to the officers arrival the purchaser returned the car, however officers learned the 26 year old had an outstanding warrant through Oneida County. The man was taken into custody. Officers are investigating after a man on East ...

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07 Aug News

TAIV Members Seek Support for Transportation Vehicle

A Tomahawk volunteer group that provides rides is looking to upgrade their vehicle. The Tomahawk Area Interfaith Volunteers representatives were on hand at this week’s City Council meetings seeking the city’s word of support. They provide rides for the elderly or disabled, taking them to appointments such as a doctor or physical therapist. Their volunteers ...

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07 Aug News

Vilas County Fair Kicks Off Tonight

While many northwoods fairs were held last week, this weekend its Vilas County’s turn. The Vilas County Fair will literally start off with a bang this evening. The fair will open with the firing of a civil war cannon at 5pm. The fair will then continue through the weekend with a wide variety of activities ...

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07 Aug News

Panfish Plan Would Affect Some Northwoods Lakes

Several area lakes could be affected as the DNR seeks to improve the panfish population. The goal of the “panfish plan” is to improve the average size of panfish in lakes not achieving their potential. The proposed rules follow three years of angler surveys, focus groups, public meetings and spring hearings hosted by the Wisconsin ...

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07 Aug News

Bank Robbery in Hatley

Officials say an armed man robbed a small bank in Marathon County yesterday afternoon. The heist happened at around 3:00pm at the Banner Bank in Hatley, east of Wausau. The sheriff’s office says the man entered the bank wearing a snowmobile mask, armed with a hand gun. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. ...

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07 Aug News

Scammers Target Facebook Users

Scammers are constantly changing methods, and targeting social media is their latest tactic in trying to take advantage of people. Law enforcement in several northwoods communities have had complaints of these attempts using Facebook. The scammer gathers the names, photos and information of a legitimate Facebook user and uses it to target the victim’s friends ...

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