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28th Never Forgotten Honor Flight Heads to Washington DC
Published on 05/22/2017 under News Another group of northwoods veterans are traveling to our Nation's capitol today to visit the monuments built in their honor. Today marks the second Never Forgotten Honor Flight of the spring and the 28th mission overall. Ninety two veterans are scheduled to participate on today's trip including 87 from Vietnam and 5 from Korea. Traditionally the Never Forgotten Chapter, based in Wausau, takes 4 flights each year, two in the spring and two in the fall. Since the local flight began, they have brought more than 2,400 northwoods veterans to Washington DC. Their journey actually began last night with their traditional send off dinner. The veterans and their guardians took off earlier this morning for the day long trip. As always the public is invited to welcome the veterans home this evening at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee.
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Investigation into April Home Invasion in Tomahawk
Published on 05/22/2017 under News Two individuals from Milton are under investigation for an alleged home invasion, kidnapping and theft in Tomahawk last month. The Tomahawk Police Department says they were initially contacted about the incident overnight April 30 at a South Second St. apartment. Chief Al Elvins says that the two victims were located and returned safely. Elvins says that the motivation is believed to be an unpaid drug transaction. Investigators believe that a 41 year old male and 35 year old female from Milton traveled to Tomahawk to collect the debt. A request for a criminal complaint and arrest warrants have been sent to the District Attorney's Office for review.
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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Published on 05/22/2017 under News Two days of severe weather kept the communications center and sheriff's office busy. The majority of the calls Tuesday were in the southern part of the county, while most of the Wednesday calls were in the Tomahawk area. Deputies assisted with the numerous downed trees and power lines across the county. They said a garage was knocked down on County D near Tomahawk. No injuries have been reported from the storms in our area. A 41 year old Tomahawk woman was arrested following a two vehicle crash Wednesday evening. The crash was reported at Highway 8 and County Road A at just before 8pm. One of the drivers showed signs of impairment and was eventually taken in for a second offense of operating while intoxicated. The driver of the other vehicle was treated on the scene for minor injuries and refused medical transport. A 25 year old Merrill man was arrested late Thursday on drug charges after deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle in the Town of Scott. Deputies found the vehicle in a business parking lot on Brandenburg Avenue after hours. The Marathon County k9 unit was dispatched and hit on the vehicle. A subsequent search turned up marijuana. A 43 year old Tomahawk woman was arrested Saturday morning on a criminal traffic charge. The deputy initially stopped the vehicle on St. Paul St. in Merrill after observing it traveling less than 10 miles per hour on the city streets and 20mph on County Hwy JJ. The driver refused field sobriety tests and will be cited for a second offense of operating while intoxicated. The number of car deer crashes was down this past week with just 3 reported. A driver also reported striking a bear on Highway 51 near Tomahawk.
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Merrill Students Craft 'Freedom Pens' for Honor Flight Vets
Published on 05/22/2017 under News The veterans participating on today's Never Forgotten Honor Flight will have a special keepsake thanks to a group of northwoods middle school students. At a presentation earlier this month, local Honor Flight organizer James Campbell was presented with 100 hand-crafted pens to be distributed to the veterans on today's flight. Known as 'Freedom Pens,' they were made by students at Prairie Rivers Middle School in Merrill. The local program was lead by Technology Education instructor Pete McConnell, who utilized a $1,000 "Beyond Crayons and Computers" grant from the Merrill Area Community Foundation. Its part of a larger Freedom Pen program within the nationwide Honor Flight network. McConnell traveled to Sun Prairie to learn about their program and bring the process here to the Northwoods. The students began their work on the project in January, completing their freedom pens in time for today's flight.
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Tomahawk Boys & Girls Track & Field Teams compete in Regionals
Published on 05/22/2017 under Sports The Hatchet Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams are at Colby on Monday, May 22 for the WIAA Regional Meet. The action begins at 400 pm and the top four finishers advance to the Medford sectional meet on Thursday, May 25th.
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Tomahawk Golf Team Competes in WIAA Regional Meet
Published on 05/22/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Golf Team will compete in the Hayward WIAA Regional Golf Meet on Monday, May 22 at Hayward Golf Club. The 18 hole action begins at 9:00 am, and the top four teams and top four individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the Barron Sectional on Tuesday, May 30th.
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Tomahawk Softball Team Begins Regional Play
Published on 05/22/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Softball Team is a three seed in their sectional bracket, and the Hatchets will host Omro on Tuesday, May 23rd at Hatchet Field, with the opening pitch at 5:00 pm. The winner advances to the Regional Final on Friday, May 26th against Amherst, Northland Pines or Weyauwega-Fremont.
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