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01 Apr News

Tomahawk Police Department Joins Project Lifesaver

The Tomahawk Police Department recently announced their participation in the Project Lifesaver Program. Project Lifesaver is an organization that helps law enforcement agencies in finding those with cognitive conditions who have a prevelance to wander. It is often used for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down Syndrome or dementia. Clients enrolled in the service will ...

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01 Apr News

Northern and Central Wisconsin Men Among Charged in Police Sting

Five men from northern and central Wisconsin were arrested in connection with a sting that targeted adults preying on children. The five were charged in Marathon County Court yesterday following weekend arrests. They ranged in age from 19 to 58. The men are facing a variety of different charges including: Use of a Computer to ...

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31 Mar News

Candidate Forums Wrap Up this Morning

On Monday morning we wrapped up our candidate forums by welcoming incumbent Mayor Bob Lee. He is running in tomorrow’s election against challenger Claranne Stocker. Both of their podcasts, along with municipal court candidates Merle “Jim” Sheridan and Ned Suebert, are available on our website WJJQ.com Just a reminder that tomorrow is the Wisconsin Spring elections. We’ll have a ...

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31 Mar News

Man Violates Probation…More from Sheriff’s Report

A Merrill man was caught violating his probation and arrested yesterday evening. The Department of Corrections became aware of a violation of a no-drink order with the help of an electronic monitoring bracelet. They sent Lincoln County deputies to the Vista Drive home in the Town of Merrill. The 52 year old man provided a ...

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31 Mar News

Snowmobile Trails come to a close

The warmer temperatures as well as the calendar are bringing an end to a successful snowmobile season. Deteriorating trail conditions forced Zones 2 and 3 of Lincoln County’s trail system to close on Friday morning. The remainder of trails in Zone 1 closed last night. Oneida County riders will get one extra day as their trails close ...

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31 Mar News

Zone 1 State DOT Frozen Road Declaration

The state Department of Transportation has announced the end of the Final zone of the Frozen Road Declaration. Effective at 12:01 this morning the road restrictions take effect in Zone 1, which is the area north of US Highway 8. The roads include 1,400 miles of state highways susceptible to damage from heavy trucks during the spring ...

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31 Mar News

Vilas County Group Applies for Broadband Expansion Grant

The Vilas County Development Corporation is seeking a grant to improve the broadband capabilities in Vilas County. The new Broadband Expansion Grant program that would provide reimbursement for equipment and construction expenses in under-served areas of the state. Barry McLeane, a Vilas County Development Corporation project manager says regarding broadband, “That lack of availability plays ...

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31 Mar News

Rhinelander CANtastic Collects 2,500 Cans for Food Pantry

The Rhinelander Food Pantry used a popular book trilogy as the theme to this year’s CANtastic Event which brought in thousands of canned food donations. This year’s theme was the Hunger Games and seven teams competed with structures built out of cans and based on the popular Suzanne Collins novels. The judges award was presented ...

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28 Mar News

Shooting In Tomahawk

Chief Al Elvins of the Tomahawk Police Department reported members of the P.D. we’re dispatched to the 300 block of Pine Ridge Lane last night just after ten o’clock. The officers arrived on scene and learned there was a person with a gunshot wound at the residence. Officers discovered that a 53 year old man ...

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28 Mar News

Tomahawk Council Approves Assisted Living Developer’s Agreement 4-3

The Tomahawk City Council narrowly approved moving along the process of an assisted living facility at the old hospital site in Tomahawk. The council had the developer’s agreement for the property in TIF district number three. Milestone Senior Living intends to take down the vacant hospital building and build a new assisted living facility. Alderperson ...

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