Hatchets Sports Recap - Tuesday Published on 09/22/2021 under Sports VOLLEYBALL

The Tomahawk Varsity Volleyball team came back to beat Northland Pines 3-2 on Tuesday night. The Hatchets won the first game 25-18, then lost the next two games 26-24 and 25-21. But the Hatchets came back to win the fourth and fifth games (25-15 and 17-15 respectively) to win the match.

The Hatchets will host a quad on Thursday against Lakeland, Newman, and Prentice. Opening round is at 5:00pm in the FIeldhouse.



In Other News

Tomahawk School District Launches Community Survey for Administrator Search
Published on 10/21/2021 under News The Tomahawk School District's search for their next District Administrator is underway, and the community is able to provide input via an online survey. At their meeting last week, the Tomahawk School Board laid out the timeline for this process working with a search firm. While the position is already posted, the search firm will simultaneously work with focus groups to identify district-specific desires for potential candidates. They'll be meeting with board members, school administrators and staff, and school stake holders. That process also includes an online community survey which is now live on the district search website. The survey includes 11 yes/no questions; some 1-10 ratings; and some short answer opportunities. The survey will remain open through November 19. The district is currently operating with an interim superintendent following the abrupt retirement of Terry Reynolds at the start of the school year. The interim hire of Joe Innis was made for the entire school year. They hope to interview finalists in January and name the next District administrator in February. That individual would take over July 1.
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State Building Commission Approves NCHC Behavioral Health Improvements; Bearskin Trail Bridge
Published on 10/21/2021 under News A trail bridge in Oneida County and a mental health facility at North Central Health Care in Wausau are among projects approved by the State Building Commission yesterday. Overall the bipartisan committee approved $124 million worth of projects with a focus on safety improvements and deferred maintenance.This includes building improvements on several UW-Campuses and fire door and elevator upgrades in several state buildings. A pair of local projects also made the list.North Central Health Care received approval for renovations and expansion of their mental health building. The facility currently serves clients from Marathon, Lincoln, and Langlade Counties. This will expand capacity to serve Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties as well. We'll have more on this project on the Friday morning show. Up in Oneida County, another approved project would replace the Pinewood trestle bridge on the Bearskin Trail in Harshaw.  The 50-foot-long bridge is one of 16 trestles along the trail which runs from Nokomis to Minocqua. The bridge was deemed structurally unsafe. In addition to summer trail usage, the replacement bridge, once complete will be able to accommodate snow grooming equipment and snowmobile activity during the winter months. Gov. Evers said in announcing these projects, "I am glad this bipartisan commission moved forward on these important projects as we work to bolster our state infrastructure." 
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Lincoln County Board Applying for Lake Monitoring Grant; Eyes AIS Coordinator
Published on 10/21/2021 under News Lincoln County has applied for a DNR grant that would fund an Aquatic Invasive Species program to protect area waterways. At their meeting Tuesday, the Lincoln County Board unanimously approved applying for a Lake Monitoring and Protection Network Grant. According to the resolution background, Land Services would use the grant to a hire a limited term employee to complete AIS services like outreach and education. This includes coordinating established DNR programs such as Clean Boats, Clean Waters; Landing Blitz; AIS Snapshot; and Drain Campaigns. A number of other Northwoods counties already have similar positions in place. The grant is non-competitive with all 72 counties eligible to receive funds. The base allocation for Lincoln County is just over $16,000. Lincoln County has more than 720 lakes along with 650 miles of rivers and streams.
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DNR: Watch For, Properly Dispose Gypsy Moth Egg Masses
Published on 10/21/2021 under News The DNR is asking the public for help this fall by looking for and disposing the egg masses from the invasive gypsy moth. The DNR says gypsy moth populations have increased in consecutive summers as the weather conditions have allowed more caterpillars to survive and become moths. Treating or removing masses in the fall prevents large numbers of eggs from hatching into hungry, leaf-eating caterpillars in the spring. The DNR described the eggs as tan-colored masses about the size of a nickel or quarter. They can be located on trees, buildings, firewood piles and birdhouses. Each mass will contain hundreds of eggs. The egg masses become more visible on trees as they lose their leaves. If you come across gypsy moth eggs, the DNR recommends spraying them with a horticultural oil, or you can gently scrape them into a container with soapy water. They recommend soaking the egg mass for several days in the soapy water before throwing them in the trash. The DNR has additional information on their website. -Photo provided by the DNR-
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Hatchets Sports Recap - Tuesday
Published on 10/20/2021 under Sports VOLLEYBALL The Tomahawk Hatchets Volleyball Team swept New London in the first round of the WIAA Tournament on Tuesday night. The scores were 25-19, 25-20, and 25-22. The Hatchets will travel to Waupaca to face the Comets on Thursday night in the Regional Semi-Final Match. The match begins at 7pm. You can hear all of the action on WJJQ. UNOFFICIAL STATS: Alyssa Zehner - 11 Kills and 1 BlockMeghan Scholz - 10 Kills and 2 BlocksClaire Albert - 9 Kills and 1 AceMacy Jankiewicz - 5 Kills and 3 Blocks Emerson Lange - 2 KillsMackenzie Scholz - 1 Block and 1 Ace
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Tomahawk Public Library Introduces Story Walk on Library Grounds
Published on 10/20/2021 under News The Tomahawk Public Library has launched a new program that will encourage kids to get outside and walk, while still enjoying a book. Overlooking the Wisconsin River, the Tomahawk Public Library already offers a scenic view. This past week, the staff kicked off a new story walk. For those unfamiliar, a story walk breaks down a children's book, placing the pages at various stations along a path. Kids and families can walk the path reading the books as they go. A number of Northwoods libraries have created their own story walks over the past year or so. Here in Tomahawk specifically, the path begins at the parking lot and heads down to the Riverwalk behind the library. Fittingly for autumn, the first book featured in the story walk is Fletcher and the Falling Leaves. The library was able to use their Natural Resources Education Fund to establish the Story Walk. They're hoping to leave it up through the month, weather permitting. They're also encouraging those who use the story walk to share their experience on the library's Facebook Page so they can gauge how many people are using the program.
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Lincoln County Board Receives Balanced 2022 Budget Proposal
Published on 10/20/2021 under News The Lincoln County Board was presented with a balanced budget at their meeting last night. Staying on their typical timeline, Finance Director Dan Leydet presented the supervisors with the budget proposal ahead of their November meeting when they typically approve the spending plan. Over the summer, the Finance Committee was tasked with offsetting a more than $800,000 shortfall from the initial budget proposal. As we've covered in recent months, they had brought that number down to a more manageable $190,000 heading into October. The committee made a number of changes to balance the budget, with several highlighted by Leydet. One of the most notable changes was another increase in sales tax revenue. Leydet was comfortable in increasing that projection by another $70,000 based on recent trends. He described the revenue as "hopping" with a double digit increase last year and another 14% this year. While they had anticipated using around $100,000 from the general fund, additional savings dropped that to $14,000. Leydet explained that a little bit of luck through insurance savings helped. He explained that a number of new hires either aren't using the county's insurance or are only utilizing a single plan rather than a family plan. A cost of living increase for county employees has fluctuated throughout the budget process; originally at 2%, reduced to 1%, the back to 1.5% in the latest version. At last night's meeting, several supervisors suggested bumping the increase back to the original 2%. That was met with mixed response from fellow supervisors. In the end, the Committee was able balance the budget with a levy that should lower the county's portion of the mil rate thanks to a 6% increase in equalized value. The Board will reconvene next month for a final vote on the budget.
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Lincoln County Board Could Explore Pinecrest Bed Reduction
Published on 10/20/2021 under News Pinecrest Nursing Home could see a reduction in beds based on a presentation at the Lincoln County Board Tuesday. Jarret Nickel, operations executive at North Central Health Care, which oversees Pine Crest addressed Lincoln County Supervisors last evening. While no decisions have been finalized, Nickel proposed shrinking the occupancy by 40 beds at the facility which provides long-term care, rehab, and a memory unit. Nickel first gave an overview of area population trends and projected facility usage. While the senior population will be on the rise in the coming years, Nickel noted alternative senior living such as home health and assisted living will keep Pine Crest occupancy near current levels. At this time, the occupancy has averaged around 90 beds, while the facility has 160 available. Nickel suggested reducing that count down to 120. In addition to efficiency and costs of maintaining the beds, Pinecrest also pays a state bed tax of $170 per bed per month. Reducing the bed count would save $82,000 from that fee alone. Nickel did caution that state regulations make it challenging to add beds once they have been eliminated. There was no voting action presented or taken at last night's meeting, but simply something for the supervisors to consider moving forward.
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Tribal Fishery Stocks 68,000 Walleye in Northern Lakes
Published on 10/20/2021 under News Tens of thousands of new walleye are swimming in Northern lakes thanks to the Sokaogan Chippewa. Earlier this month, Mole Lake Fisheries wrapped up another successful year of stocking walleye into local lakes. Mike Preul, Mole Lake Fisheries director says they harvested a record 68,000 walleye from their six rearing ponds this fall. Those fish have since been stocked into 16 lakes across Forest, Florence, and Langlade Counties. Preul says, "These are some of the biggest, best-quality walleye we've ever raised. Walleye averaged almost eight inches in length, with some up to 10 inches." The lakes for stocking were chosen due to struggling walleye populations. They hope that this boost will result in natural reproduction taking over and self-sustaining populations. According to the announcement, since 2014, Mole Lake Fisheries has stocked 450,000 large fingerling walleye into 45 different lakes in seven local counties. For additional information.
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Wisconsin Representative Introduces Bill Funding CWD Research, Management
Published on 10/20/2021 under News A Wisconsin Representative has introduced a bi-partisan bill in Washington that would invest in researching and managing Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD. The legislation was announced by Democratic Representative Ron Kind of Wisconsin and Republican Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson of Pennsylvania. It authorizes $70 million annually over the next six years to be split evenly between research and managing the spread of the neurological disease that affects deer, elk, moose, and caribou. CWD was first discovered in Wisconsin in 2002 and spread to most counties in the state. Nationwide CWD has been detected in 25 states. Kind, who is retiring at the end of his term says, "As an avid hunter, I know how important it is to maintain a healthy deer herd in Wisconsin so we can protect our outdoor traditions and economy. I'm proud to team up with my colleague Rep. Thompson and introduce this bipartisan bill that brings scientists, local officials, and hunters to the table to help manage and prevent the spread of CWD."
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