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09 Oct News

Emerald Ash Borer in Oneida County

Oneida County has become the latest in the state to have an emerald ash borer quarantine. The insect was detected in the city of Rhinelander in a trap set by the US Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services. Brian Kuhn, a director in the Department says, “It’s disappointing, but not surprising, when EAB ...

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09 Oct News

Tomahawk Public Library Hosts Film Screening, Director

The newly remodeled Tomahawk Library will host an independent film screening followed by a Q&A with the author and director. The film is Secret Life, Secret Death. It details the true story of a young mother who fell into crime, in Gangland Chicago in the Roaring 20’s.  Later she ran a shady hotel in Wisconsin ...

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09 Oct News

Nicolet College Takes 8th Graders on “Heavy Metal Tour”

More than 500 middle school students from the Northwoods got a taste of Heavy Metal yesterday, but it was manufacturing not music on the agenda. The 8th graders attended the 3rd annual Heavy Metal Tour at Nicolet College. The program gives students and their parents an idea of the various local manufacturing opportunities by experiencing ...

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09 Oct News

Case Proceeds for Former Tavern League Secretary Accused of Theft

A former Tomahawk/Merrill Tavern League secretary accused of taking money from the organization appeared in court yesterday. 52 year old Deborah Smith of Tomahawk is facing a single count of theft in a business setting. At yesterday’s court appearance the judge ruled their is enough evidence to proceed with the case. Smith was accused of ...

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09 Oct News

Plea Reached in Alleged Prostitution Arrangement

A Rhinelander woman has been sentenced to 60 additional days of jail time after reaching a deal in a Oneida County Court. 46 year old Carrie Steinmetz was facing charges including human trafficking and child enticement. She was arrested earlier this year, along with 2 other men, accused of arranging to have a 16 year ...

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08 Oct News

Forest County Corrections Officers Arrested

Two Forest County corrections officers have been taken into custody after an investigation into theft and drugs. The state attorney general’s office says that Jeanie Pitts, and Melvin Donek are among those arrested this week. The two work at the Forest County Jail. Pitts’ husband was one of five others arrested. A multi-agency investigation led ...

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08 Oct News

Cougar Sighting Confirmed in Lincoln County

DNR Officials have confirmed a cougar sighting in the area over the summer. A Minnesota man contacted the DNR with a photograph of the large cat crossing his property in Lincoln County outside of Merrill. The photo was snapped during the daylight hours back in July with a trail cam. The photograph clearly shows the ...

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08 Oct News

Don Nelson to “Retire” from Tomahawk City Council

The Tomahawk City Council will lose one of their longest serving members. At the end of last night’s city council meeting, council president Don Nelson announced that he would be stepping down. He explained that he took a new job in the paper industry that will send him to central New York. Nelson called the ...

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08 Oct News

Lac du Flambeau Elect New President

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have chosen a new leader. The tribe held their general election for several tribal positions including president. Henry “Butch” St. Germaine Sr. received 450 votes, beating out Joseph G. Wildcat who received 404. Current tribal president Tom Maulson was defeated in the primary last month. In ...

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08 Oct News

Wednesday is International Walk to School Day

Students across the globe are being encouraged to walk to school today as part of International Walk to School Day. Many schools in north central Wisconsin are participating in the world-wide event where students forgo their normal rides to school to travel by foot. Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to ...

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