Tomahawk Defeats Lakeland in GNC Softball Published on 05/10/2017 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Varsity Softball Team defeated Lakeland 5-2 at Hatchet Field on Tuesday night.
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Winning Pitcher for the Hatchets was Rachel Dallman, going all 7 innings, 11 K's, 1 BB's, 3 hits.

Leading Hitters for Tomahawk were: Danielle Kurth 2-3, 2 Doubles, Whitney Osero 2-2, RBI, and Courtney Theiler 1-3, Double.

With the win, Tomahawk is now 9-2 overall and 5-2 in the Great Northern Conference.

Tomahawk will host Northland Pines on Thursday at 5:00 pm at Hatchet Field.


In Other News

Hatchet Regional Baseball Game Suspended Due to Weather
Published on 05/25/2018 under Sports The Hatchet Regional Baseball game was suspended due to lightning on Thursday at Lakeland. The Hatchets and T-Birds will resume their game on Friday.  The game is through 4 1/3 innings with Lakeland leading Tomahawk 8-2. The game resumes at 3:30 pm.
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Hatchet Track & Field Teams Finish Season at Sectionals
Published on 05/25/2018 under Sports The Tomahawk Hatchet Track and Field Team sent several events to the WIAA Sectional Meet at Colby High School on Thursday.  Cody Jablonski - 11th place in the 100 meter dash - 12.05 Wyatt Wenninger - 10th place in the 200 meter dash - 24.09 Zack Flowers - 7th in the triple jump - 41'3 1/4", 7th in the long jump - 20' 1 1/4", 9th in the high jump - 6' Girls 4x800 meter relay - Maddie McCormick, Meagan Berg, Arianna Schriener and Kaylie Svacina - 9th - 11:07 Boys 4x100 meter relay - Wyatt Wenninger, Cody Jablonski, Caleb Venzke and Kade Wenninger - 12th - 46.28
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Main Street Memories Car Show Back for 24th Year
Published on 05/25/2018 under News Here in Tomahawk, Memorial Day weekend brings the return of the Main Street Memories Car Show. The event has grown and evolved from its humble origins 24 years ago. The organizers once again anticipate around 300 cars entered into the show. Main Street Director Aimee Dickerall joined Jeff on the Morning Forum earlier this week to discuss the show. She says with that many entries, "there is a car for everyone." She also talked about how it's more than just viewing the cars, noting that the participants are passionate and have plenty of stories to tell about their cars. The Saturday motorcycle show has gone away, there are plenty of other reasons to stop downtown early. They have a Main Street Memories Cruise, with the 18 mile route following the Fall Ride Thunder Parade Route. Tomahawk resident Swede Jorgensen will also have his '55 Chevy museum open. Then on Sunday it's car time, but Dickerell says the Tomahawk show is "not just for gear heads" as they once again have plenty of family friendly activities including a petting zoo and crafters.
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Weekend Memorial Day Services Highlighted by Union Grove
Published on 05/25/2018 under News While the Memorial Day weekend is seen as the start of the summer season, its real meaning is to reflect on those who gave their lives while serving. While a majority of the Memorial Day ceremonies will be held Monday, a select few are scheduled for tomorrow. A growing Saturday ceremony is at the Union Grove Cemetery in Harshaw. That event began almost 20 years ago with a just a handful of people. Now the event includes more than 500 attendees. One of the newer features is a motorcycle procession named for Einar Ingman. That will leave from the Tomahawk Legion Post at shortly after 10am. The ceremony itself gets underway at 11:30 tomorrow at the Union Grove Cemetery on Lakewood Drive in Harshaw. Check out our community calendar for a full run down of local Memorial Day events.
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Merrill Elementary Principal Selected as Principal of Wisconsin Administrator Assoication
Published on 05/25/2018 under News A local principal has been selected to lead a state association for school administrators. The Merrill School District announced that Trisha Detert was recently appointed president of the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators for next school year. Detert is a currently principal at Washington Elementary. She has previously served as principal at Tomahawk Middle School, as well. The Association was created back in 1978, "designed to improve educational opportunities by ensuring the professional growth and competency of school administrators while coordinating their interests and needs." Merrill Superintendent John Sample says the selection exemplifies Detert's leadership qualities and professional trust she has established with her colleagues statewide. The opportunity will see Detert pulling a double duty as she'll continue to serve as principal in Merrill. She called it an honor to be selected as president of the organization.
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Safe Boating Includes Life Vests Use; Musky Opener; and Reservoir Levels
Published on 05/25/2018 under News Many residents and visitors alike will hit Northwoods waters this weekend, and the DNR is reminding boaters to use safe boating practices. That means operating safe and sober, and making sure your boat is properly equipped. That includes consistent life preserver use, one of the focuses of this year's National Safe Boating Week campaign. While many are familiar with the requirements that ski boats, fishing boats and pontoons must have enough life jackets for each person on board, April Dombrowski with the DNR also notes that the rule covers canoeists and kayakers. The DNR also recommends checking to ensure the life preservers you use are US Coast Guard approved. And if the boat is 16 feet or longer, it must include a throwable. Opener for Musky Season in Northern Zone This weekend marks the start of the musky opener for anglers here in the Northwoods. The DNR divides the musky season into northern and southern zones to account for differences in water temperature and spawning dates. While the musky waters south of Hwy 10 opened early this month, tomorrow marks the start of the season for those north of the Highway. Area Reservioirs The area reservoir levels have stabilized for the most part over the past week according to numbers from WVIC. The Eau Plaine and Rainbow are each about a half foot below full. Nokomis actually dropped a few inches, it's about a foot down. The Willow is steady at around 20 inches below full, and the Spirit is 2.5 feet down.
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Man Charged in March Fire in Woodruff
Published on 05/25/2018 under News A man from Northwestern Wisconsin has been charged in connection with a fire in Woodruff earlier this year. Clark Krueger of Weyerhaeuser made an initial appearance in Oneida County Court this week. The 38 year old was charged with arson after officials investigated a March 22nd fire at a rental home in Woodruff. According to court records, a charge of obstructing was also filed. At this week's hearing Judge Michael Bloom continued a $15,000 bond. The court calendar shows Krueger will be back in court June 8 for a preliminary hearing.
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Tomahawk Police Report
Published on 05/25/2018 under News A resident on Leather Avenue reported a break-in. It did not appear as though anything was missing, however the door jamb was damaged. Officers are following up. Officers are investigating after a driver went through a temporary road closure on Theiler Drive Thursday. Crews reported the man drove through a yard and knocked over signs. Officers responded to a hit and run incident. The driver was located a short time later and will be cited for the hit and run, as well as, OWI and operating without insurance. Officers were called to an altercation in which one individual allegedly spit on the other and threw a phone. As a result, the 59 year old was brought in for domestic disorderly conduct. And once again Tomahawk Police are participating in the Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign. There was an increase in the number of contacts for safety belts violations with either warnings or citations. That campaign runs through June 3.
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Tomahawk High School Drama/Forensics Awards
Published on 05/25/2018 under News Following their final children's play performance of the year, the Tomahawk Fine Arts Department held their drama and forensics awards for the school year. Forensics Awards 2018: G.M. Sheldon Award Recipients --Olivia Fellers, Parker Johnson, Makayla Lallemont, Grace Latzig, Macey Loka, Allison Meinheit Outstanding Freshman Speaker 2018--Allison Schmidt Outstanding Sophomore Speaker 2018--Annie Begotka, Joshua Gardner Outstanding Junior Speaker 2018--Evan Ploekelmann, Garret Hurst Outstanding Senior Speaker 2018--Olivia Fellers Outstanding Creative Teamwork Award--Grace Latzig, Delaney Langdon, Justin Skubal, William Russell Drama Awards: Outstanding Lead Performance -- "Gossip"--Grace Latzig Outstanding Supporting Performance -- "Gossip"--Natalie Reiter Outstanding Lead Performance -- "Hansel and Gretel"-- Olivia Fellers Outstanding Supporting Performance -- "Hansel and Gretel"-- Jimmy Rau Outstanding Crew Member  2018--Katie Lee Outstanding Senior 2018--Grace Latzig Outstanding Junior 2018--Kiana Callahan Outstanding Sophomore 2018--Grace Kummerfeldt Outstanding Freshman 2018--Aurora Peetz Most Improved Performer 2018--Kiana Callahan, Grace Kummerfeldt Outstanding Performer 2018--Justin Skubal
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LDF Police Confirm Recovered Body as Antonio Roche
Published on 05/24/2018 under News As expected, the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police confirmed a body recovered from a lake last week was that of a missing man. Antonio Roche went missing earlier this month. Searchers recovered his body from Pokegama Lake late last week. Police Chief Bob Brandenburg says, "It appears no suspicious circumstances exist at this time, but we will wait for the final determination by the Coroner before we announce cause of death." He added, "We are awaiting the results of toxicology tests, which are conducted as part of every autopsy." The announcement also included a message of condolence from Tribal President Joseph Wildcat Sr. He said, "Losing this young man tears at the tightly woven fabric of our community. Eventually we will heal. And with that healing will be a scar. A permanent representation and reminder of a life cut short."
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