Tomahawk Hatchet Track & Field Teams Compete at Mosinee Invite Published on 04/19/2017 under Sports Tuesday night the Hatchet boys and girls track teams competed at the Mosinee Invitational. The Girls finished in 6th place out of 8 teams while the boys finished in 7th place.
The Lakeland boys were champions on the boys side and Edgar won the girls side.

Top finishers for the Hatchets were:
Hannah Schade- 2nd place in shot put and discus
Wyatt Wenninger- 2nd place in the 200 meter dash
Orion Spaulding- 5th place in the high jump
Tasha Carstensen-6th place in the long jump
Jordan Tomaszewski- 6th place in the discus
Lucas Tjugum- 6th place in the 1600 meter run
Mady Hanse- 6th place in the 200 meter dash
Tehya Street- 6th place in the 3200 meter run

Top Relay Finishes for the Hatchets were:
Girls 4X800 meter relay - 3rd place (Olivia Weber, Tehya Street, Arianna Schreiner, Meagan Berg)
Boys 4X100 & 4X200 meter relay- 3rd place (Anthony Ierulli, Justist Yach, Cody Jablonski, Wyatt Wenninger)
Boys 4X800 meter relay-4th place (Lucas Tjugum, Evan Ploeckelman, Zach Stefanich, Orion Spaulding)
Girls 4X400 meter relay- 4th place (Sierra graeber, Mady Hanse, Kaylie Svacina, Arianna Schreiner)

The Hatchets will compete again on Thursday, April 27 at the Northland Pines Invite, with action beginning at 4:30 pm.

In Other News

Oneida County Deer Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting
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Never Forgotten Honor Flight Makes 31st Journey to DC
Published on 04/23/2018 under News With spring returned, a local organization continues their mission of bringing veterans to Washington DC to visit memorials built in their honor. Organizers said 89 Northwoods veterans would take part in today's Never Forgotten Honor Flight. That includes 5 from World War 2, 34 from the Korean War, and 50 Vietnam Vets. As in the past, the flight is made possible through the generous donations of Northwoods residents. Occasionally the flight costs are covered completely by a single donation, and that is the case today. This flight was covered by collections at last year's Hodag Country Fest. Today's flight marks the 31st overall for the Northern Wisconsin Chapter. On those 31 flights, they will have taken more than 2,800 veterans to Washington. The public is invited to the Central Wisconsin Airport to welcome the veterans home tonight. Veterans who have not made the journey are encouraged to submit applications.
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Wrong Way Driver on Hwy 51 Arrested for OWI; Lincoln County Sheriff Report
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Clean Boats, Clean Waters Workshops Planned in Oneida County
Published on 04/23/2018 under News With spring finally arriving, we'll soon be hitting the Northwoods waterways. One group is making sure that boats don't spread invasive species. Volunteers across the state use the Clean Boats, Clean Waters campaign to check boats for aquatic invasive species and spread the word about the importance of eliminating those aquatic hitchhikers. The Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Departments AIS Team is hosting four CBCW workshops for both new and seasoned watercraft inspectors . The first workshop will be held in Rhinelander at the shelter near the Hodag Park boat landing this Thursday at 5pm. The workshops are free, but they do ask that attendees register, which you can do by call Oneida County Land & Water office at 715-369-7835. Future locations this summer include Three Lakes, Woodruff and Nokomis.
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THS Forensics Students Earn 8 Golds at State
Published on 04/23/2018 under News The Tomahawk High School Forensics team competed at the Wisconsin State Speech Festival, with students bring home a number of medals. The event was hosted by UW-Madison on Friday and Saturday. The Hatchets wound up with 8 Gold Medal perfect scores. Those went to: Grace Latzig, Justin Skubal, William Russell and Delaney Langdon in group interpretation; Annie Begotka in poetry; Olivia Fellers in Poetry, Garret Hurst in Poetry, and Joshua Gardner in Solo Acting. In addition to those winners, THS students also earned 16 silver medals and 5 bronze. That includes Reed Zedler, Emily Fondie, Marci Trapp, Abby Norman and Libby Peplinski with Bronze and silver medalists Allison Schmidt, William Russell, Grace Kummerfeldt, Semra Marquardt, Makayla Lallemont, Macey Loka, Allison Meinheit, Evan Ploekelmann, McKenna Roessler, Natalie Reiter, Sylvia Dhaseleer, Riley Clements, Parker Johnson, Emma Kane, Sydney Michalski, and Lauren Petersen. A congratulations go out to all of those students.
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Hatchet Softball & Baseball Teams Head South to Play First Game
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Tomahawk Staff, Students 'Walk In' for School Safety
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Sustainability Northwoods Hosting Earth Day Fair Sunday at Nicolet
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Merrill School District Adds Make up Date After Numerous Weather Cancellations
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Northwoods High School Students Compete at Nicolet College
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