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06 Jul News

Hip Pocket Returns to Music on the River

It’s week 3 of Music on the River here in Tomahawk. Tonight the community will welcome Hip Pocket. The 10 piece band from central Wisconsin returns to play a variety of music including pop, oldies and R&B. Their catalog contains artists such as Neil Diamond, the Beatles, and Huey Lewis. Tonight’s show is part of ...

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06 Jul News

Merrill Teen Released from Hospital Following ATV Crash

Some additional details on a weekend ATV crash that injured a teen. Responders were called to Horn Lake Road at approximately 7 pm for an injured 14 year old. The Sheriff’s office says the operator struck several trees while operating the machine. They noted that he was wearing a helmet at the time. He was ...

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06 Jul News

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

Two people were injured following a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning in the Town of Merrill. At 8:17 AM the crash was reported on State Rd 17 near Schiller Rd. The crash occurred when a vehicle being driven by a 56 year old Merrill woman pulled out of Hinz Rd when it was struck from ...

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06 Jul News

Tomahawk City Council Upholds Committee Decision on Pet Limit Ordinance

The Tomahawk City Council upheld a decision by the Health and Safety Committee requiring a residence to comply with a city ordinance regarding the number of pets allowed. The Merrill Avenue homeowner has 8 dogs and 10 cats, well over the four pet limit. The homeowner had previously brought the issue to the Health and ...

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06 Jul News

Recap of July Tomahawk City Meetings

The Board of Public Works lead off the evening’s meetings, first addressing the flooding along the former railroad route off of South Tomahawk Ave. The issue dates back to the road reconstruction in 2003. The city will do some ditch work as a temporary fix, however they noted that some culvert work is the real ...

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05 Jul News

General Aid to Local Schools Continues to Decline

While general school aid was up statewide, locally that funding was cut yet again. The state released the general aid estimates on Friday, obscured by the holiday weekend. In it, the Department of Public Instruction says that the overall total was up $108 million dollars. That money went to the 206 districts seeing an increase ...

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05 Jul News

Wind Leads to Wausau Fireworks Postponement

The annual Fourth of July Fireworks celebration in Wausau was a dud. Last night officials made the decision to cancel the display shortly before they were set to begin. Safety officials determined that the wind direction last evening made for unsafe conditions. At around 9:15, they decided to postpone the fireworks rather than risk the ...

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05 Jul News

DNR Wraps Up 8th Annual AIS Landing Blitz

Several groups were busy over the Fourth of July holiday, ensuring that invasive species were not spread during one of the busiest boating weekends of the year. The DNR and UW-Extension teamed up for their 8th annual landing blitz campaign. Its an educational outreach that also serves as a reminder to check boats before leaving ...

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05 Jul News

Construction Work on Hwy 45 in Vilas, Oneida Counties

Road Crews will get right back into their construction work with another project beginning in our listening area. Beginning today, those crews will be working on US Highway 45 from Highway 32 in Oneida County, north through Vilas County to the state line. The lane closures are necessary for crews to install pavement marking. As ...

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05 Jul News

Tomahawk Council to Honor Dispatcher; Appoint Alderman; Consider Contributing to Truancy Ordinance

Contributing to Truancy The Tomahawk City Council starts their meeting tonight with a public hearing on a ordinance that could hold parents responsible for repeated absences from school. This evening is the second reading of an ordinance for ‘contributing to truancy.’ The school occasionally contacts the police department for these repeated instances. During last month’s ...

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