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Fatal Snowmobile Crash in Minocqua
Published on 01/22/2019 under News One person has died following an overnight snowmobile crash in Minocqua. According to the Minocqua Police Department, responders were called to South Stone Lake Road at around 2:30 this morning. When Officers arrived on the scene they found that the operator was traveling on an unmarked trail down the road. The preliminary investigation showed that the operator struck a metal gate that was closed on the roadway. The 25 year old was pronounced dead on the scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of family. The crash is currently under investigation.
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Eagle River Business Finishes Runner-Up in Makeover Constet
Published on 01/22/2019 under News A Northwoods business, named a finalist for a 'Main Street Makeover,' has finished a runner up. The annual contest was put on by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. As we told you last month, Arrow Gift Shop, in downtown Eagle River, was one of five businesses in the running for a $10,000 makeover this spring. The WEDC has now named Anthony's 511, a barbershop in Watertown, as the grand prize winner. The makeover is expected to take place over a two day period in April. As a runner-up, Arrow Gift Shop and the other finalists will still receive "outreach and technical assistance from WEDC community development staff and their local Main Street program to help them achieve their business goals." The WEDC says, a total of 20 applications were received from businesses from Wisconsin's 34 designated Main Street districts.
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"Volunteer Fair" in Rhinelander Aims to Pair Potential Volunteers with Organizations
Published on 01/22/2019 under News The generosity of the Northwoods is no secret with people donating their dollars and time to organizations in every community. Typically those people have some connection to the non-profit they work with. But what about those who want to help, and aren't sure where? Coming up today, the Rhinelander community will seek to assist those individuals with the unique idea of a "Volunteer Fair." Set up like a typical job fair or college fair, around two dozen organizations in need of volunteer help will be set up at the Trig's Riverwalk this morning and afternoon. Their goal is to form a long-lasting partnership between potential volunteers and those in need of help. They'll be set up at the Trig's Riverwalk on Courtney Street from 10am to 2pm today.
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Natural Resources Board Exploring Reduction of Bear Pemits, Length of Crossbow Season
Published on 01/22/2019 under News The length of the crossbow season and black bear harvest quotas are among the topics being discussed during the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meetings the next two days. According to the meeting agenda, the board will explore reducing the black bear harvest quotas in three of the state's four zones. The goal would be to reduce the overall harvest by approximately 700 bear. The largest decrease would be in zone A, here in Northern Wisconsin. The goal would be to reduce the harvest from 1250 down to 900. To achieve that goal, they would reduce the permits by 540 tags. The crossbow/deer topic is listed as "informational." They're studying ways to "equalize buck harvest success rates." This would be accomplished by reducing the success of the crossbow season, to levels near to the gun and bow seasons. According to the study, the only option the board has within the rules is to reduce the length of the season. The background information has 7 options to do so, including: reducing time at the start or end of the seasons; in the lead to or immediately after the gun season; or intermittent weekday or weekend closures. Other topics on the agenda include the migratory bird season framework, setting the public hearing questions for the spring meetings, and a donation to cover the cost of planting 100,000 tree seedlings on DNR lands. While the meetings are held in Madison Tuesday and Wednesday, the DNR does stream them on their website.
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Tomahawk Girls Basketball Team Loses to Athens
Published on 01/22/2019 under Sports The Hatchet Girls Basketball Team hosted Athens on Monday night in non-conference action at the Fieldhouse.  The Bluejays took a 26-11 half-time lead and went on to defeat Tomahawk 48-28. Sierra Graeber had 13 points and Jennifer DuPlayee added seven. Tomahawk will travel to Mosinee on Tuesday night.  The opening tip is at 7:15 pm.
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Wrestlers win the Markesan Invite
Published on 01/21/2019 under Sports On Saturday the Tomahawk Hatchet Wrestling Team finished in first place at the Markesan Invitational.  Tomahawk scored 208 points, with Nekoosa finishing second and Ripon third. Tomahawk had first place finishes from Luke Knight, Alex Bishop and Eri Decker. Lane Knight, Logan Bishop, Isaiah Scheffler, Wyatt Wenninger and Kade Wenninger finished in second pace and Blake Felser was third. Tomahawk will travel to Medford on Thursday night, with the opening match of the GNC Dual at 7:00 pm.
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Hatchet Boys Swimming Team Loses to Lakeland
Published on 01/18/2019 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Boys Swimming Team hosted Lakeland on Thursday night in a GNC Dual at the Tomahawk Swimming Pool.  The T-Birds defeated Tomahawk 91-70. Evan Ploeckelman took a pair of 2nd place finishes in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke, and James Zastrow dropped time in both of his events taking 2.67 seconds off of his 200 freestyle to a personal best 2:33.86 for 5th place in the event, and in the 100 yard breaststroke James swam a personal best 1:28.56 to take 3rd place. On Thursday, January 24th will travel to Medford for the final GNC dual meet of the season. Meet begins at 5:30 pm.
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