Nicolet College 'Three for Free' and 'Nicolet Promise' Programs Returning
Published on 12/02/2021 under News With the spring semester right around the corner, Nicolet College announced that they'll be bringing back two popular programs that make a college education more affordable. The school announced the return of both their Three for Free and Nicolet Promise programs. The Three for Free program was created amid the pandemic to cover the tuition costs of three credits for students affected by the pandemic such as those who lost employment. Three for Free will be available for the upcoming spring term which opens January 5. As for the Nicolet Promise, the program covers the entire cost of tuition for qualifying students once financial aide is removed. The Nicolet Promise launched in 2016. The next cycle will be available for the fall semester. Katie Ourada, Nicolet admissions manager says, "While we are hopeful we are beginning to turn the corner on the pandemic, we're finding that many students are still struggling to pay for college." She notes, "These programs have helped many students in the past and we are delighted to still have funds available to help more students moving forward." For more information, eligibility, and applications you can contact the college at (715) 365-4493 or visit the following links: Three for Free Nicolet Promise
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City of Tomahawk Committee Meeting Recap
Published on 12/02/2021 under News From the pandemic to summer storms, we've seen numerous emergency situations over the past year. Tomahawk city officials are looking to reconvene their dormant disaster preparedness committee to review the city's response plan. The topic emerged out of Tuesday's health and safety committee. During the monthly fire department report, the committee members expanded the conversation to the city's preparedness in the event of an emergency. The unplanned conversation briefly touched on a number of topics such as types of emergencies that may affect the city to ways officials could communicate with residents in the case of an emergency. The city does actually have a disaster preparedness committee, though no one at the meeting could recall the last time the committee met. Four of the five seats on the committee are assigned for the mayor, the police chief, the fire chief and the city council president. The fifth seat is an appointed at-large member. While Lincoln County has an emergency response team and committee, the health and safety committee members participating in last night's discussion recommended the city's disaster preparedness team reconvene in the new year to review or update the response plan as necessary. That conversation will likely include the Lincoln County Emergency Management Director and touching base with the city of Merrill. _____ It was an otherwise typical night of committee meetings for the city with minimal action taken. The Health and Safety Committee briefly went over their year to date city celebrations budget. With the two largest events, Powwow Days and the Fall Ride, complete, that budget could have a small surplus. When that is the case, the public works department will use the funds for event related costs such as replacing city barricades. The Finance Committee met multiple times in November to prepare the budget. With that work largely complete, the committee met briefly to approve checks and hear updates on ongoing agenda items. With the council considering a Transportation Utility, the city will be holding some public informational meetings. Clerk Amanda Bartz said those would likely take place after the holidays. The only action item on the agenda was transferring funds between two of the city's TIF districts.
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Six Firearm Accidents, One Fatal During Gun/Deer Season
Published on 12/02/2021 under News Five people were injured and one killed in firearm accidents during the recently completed 9-day hunting season. The DNR provided that update during their gun/deer season summary earlier this week. The numbers are in line with recent seasons. There were three incidents opening weekend, none in our listening area. The DNR reported three additional incidents over the remainder of week. That included the previously reported fatal accident in Iron County involving a 65 year old hunter. Another hunting accident happened in Marathon County last Friday. According to the DNR summary, the 65 year old hunter was sitting in his stand. He said he was loading a pistol when his finger slipped off the hammer. The gun fired unintentionally and the man was struck in the ankle. In all, four of the six firearm incidents during the hunting season were self-inflicted. Injured parties ranged from 10 years old to 65 years old.
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NATH Hosting Stuff-A-Truck at Frederick Place Thursday
Published on 12/02/2021 under News A Northwoods temporary housing shelter is hosting a stuff-a-truck event this afternoon to resupply their household items ahead of the holiday season. The Northwoods Alliance for temporary housing, or NATH, is holding the event this afternoon outside of Frederick Place in Rhinelander. They're going to place the pickup truck outside of their shelter to both fill the truck and raise awareness of their needs. While people focus on their own gift giving during the holiday season, shelters like Frederick Place can be overlooked. In addition to providing supplies for current residents, they can also support residents as they transition out of the shelter. While general donations, including financial are welcome, today's event is focused on restocking household items and cleaning supplies. This includes garbage bags, ziplock bags, kleenex, paper towels, toilet paper, stamps, and sidewalk salt. Rhinelander GM/Rhinelander Toyota will be supplying the truck for today's event. It'll be parked outside of Frederick Place from noon to 6pm.
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Hatchets Sports Recap - Tuesday
Published on 11/24/2021 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchets Boys Basketball Teams opened their season in Chequamegon on Tuesday night. The JV Hatchets earned a 32-16 victory. The Varsity Hatchets lost 68-36.  The next game for the Hatchets will be Friday, December 3rd, as they host Northland Pines at the Fieldhouse. You can hear the Varsity game on WJJQ. 
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Hatchets Sports Recap - Weekend
Published on 10/25/2021 under Sports FOOTBALL The Tomahawk Hatchets Football season came to an end on Friday night with a 54-12 loss to Wittenberg-Birnamwood in the first round of the WIAA Tournament.  The Chargers used more than 580 yards of offense to propel themselves to the blowout win.  The Tomahawk Hatchets finish the season with a 4-7 record. They made their first postseason appearance since 2015.  STATS: RB Logan Bishop - 7 Carries, 42 YardsWR Jake Kaminski - 3 Catches, 42 Yards, 1 TDDB Addison Peissig - 1 INT CROSS COUNTRY On Saturday, Tomahawk traveled to Colby High School, the site of WIAA Division 2 Sectional Cross- Country Meet. Ideal conditions greeted the 16 teams as they competed to earn the right to advance to Wisconsin Rapids next weekend for the State Championships.  In the opening event of the day, the Tomahawk boys had one of their best scoring split efforts of the year as they placed 5th overall with 156 points. For the Hatchets, they were led by sophomore Owen Dickrell with his 23rd place finish in a time of 18:17. Sophomore Presley Gutbrod, freshman Sam Zastrow and senior Arden Ziert all crossed together in 18:30 (placing 32,33, and 34 respectively), with a PR for Zastrow. In the final event of the sectional, sophomore Rachael Reilly led her team and punched her individual ticket to the State Meet in Rapids next weekend with her 7th place overall finish in a seasonal best time of 20:21 for the 5K distance.  Her teammates put together a valiant effort, but couldn't overcome state-ranked teams from Medford and West Salem. Placing for the Hatchets was senior Macey Mann (15th-20:28 SB), freshman Alli Palmer (18th-21:12 PR), seniors Kate Reilly (35th-21:56), Ava Dragosh (40th-22:19 PR) and Emily Lacina (44th-22:22). Junior Serena Reinke had her 2nd fastest time of the year as she placed 46th in 22:35. There were 86 finishers in the girl's race.  With Rachael Reilly's individual Tomahawk continued their rich tradition in being represented at the state meet for the 27th time in the last 30 years (28 qualifying teams and 16 individual qualifiers).  The boys finished their season with a W-94 L-25 (Pct. 790) record and the girls concluded with a W-107 L-8 (Pct. 930). 
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Hatchets Sports Recap - Thursday
Published on 10/22/2021 under Sports VOLLEYBALL The Tomahawk Hatchets Volleyball Team lost to Waupaca in the Regional Semi-Finals of the WIAA Tournament on Thursday night, to conclude their season. Waupaca won 3-1.  SCORES: SET 1 - Waupaca 25-20SET 2 - Tomahawk 25-22SET 3 - Waupaca 25-20SET 4 - Waupaca 25-16 STATS: Meghan Scholz  - 20 Kills and 8 AcesAlyssa Zehner - 8 Kills, 1 Ace, and 1 BlockClaire Albert - 3 KillsEmerson Lange - 1 Kill and 2 AcesSamantha Gebauer - 1 AceMacy Jankiewicz - 1 block Tomahawk finishes the season with a record of 22-10. Waupaca moves on to play Mosinee in the Regional Final on Saturday Night.
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