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Lincoln County Sheriff's reports

A 52-year-old Gleason woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a criminal traffic charge after deputies investigated a reckless driver. She was taken into custody for a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and cited for reckless driving. Tomahawk Firefighters along with deputi

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Rhinelander man arrested for 4th offense OWI

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 48-year-old Rhinelander man was arrested for his 4th OWI offense Saturday evening in Rhinelander. According to a press release from the Wisconsin State Patrol, it happened around 9:45 p.m. on Airport Road near Highway 8. Wisconsin State Patrol says Richard Whitford was

WSAW - 2018-03-18 16:02:00

Editor's Desk: Show up at your polling place

Early next month, voters will take to the polls to decide who represents them at the local government level in several races, as well as judicial races at the state supreme court and local circuit court level. There are contests for the cities, villages, and school districts on the April 3 ballot, a

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-19 11:00:00

First Home Show Of The Season Arrives In Rhinelander Saturday

The season is nearing when homeowners like to do some sprucing up and an event this coming weekend is designed to meet that desire. The Hodag Home and Lifestyle Show is the first home show of the year in the Northwoods, sponsored by the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce. Event and Program Coordin

WXPR.ORG - 2018-03-19 07:29:08

MAPS Announces Merrill Administrator Scholarship

Merrill Area Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. John Sample, announced today that current and former Merrill Area Public School (MAPS) administrators are contributing to the lucrative annual scholarship program at Merrill High School. The collective donation, funded solely by past and present Merril

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Merrill Warrant of the Week

The Merrill Police Department holds arrests warrants issued 11/13/2017 for Terrell Lee Smith, DOB 1/9/1994, last known address 207 N. 7th St., Wausau. The city recovered judgments of $124 for operating after suspension and $136.60 for driving too fast for conditions. The defendant is in default of p


Rhinelander Students Protest Gun Violence For 17 Minutes

17 minutes. That's how long more than 100 Rhinelander high school and 100 more James Williams Middle School students were outside in the cold demanding action to end gun violence in the nation's schools. The time was peaceful, though local law enforcement kept a distant presence. It's part of a nati


Chefs give students inside look at their field

On Friday, March 9 at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Chef Christopher Ray talked to high school students from Northwestern and Hayward about his career as a chef, as well as the merits of writing down goals and having a passion for a career. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintSave "Whatever you


Industrial hemp seminar set in Ladysmith

Rusk County Development and the Rusk County Farm Bureau will be hosting a seminar on the return of Hemp to Wisconsin, and the opportunity to grow Industrial Hemp. The seminar will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Ladysmith High School Auditorium. The session is open to anyone


Screaming Eagles keep 11-man football

After the Feb. 27 regular Chequamegon School Board meeting - full of emotional testimony and pleas to keep the Chequamegon High School varsity football team an 11-member squad instead of changing it to an eight-man team - the board of education met in a special meeting March 1, ultimately deciding t


$1 million malpractice award upheld against Memorial Health Center in Medford

MADISON - A state appeals court Thursday upheld a $1 million damage award to a Medford couple who sued a local health care provider for injuries suffered during a fall after a colonoscopy procedure. The District IV Court of Appeals rejected all arguments brought by attorneys for Memorial Health Cent


Children's book helps others cope with reality of cancer

CONRATH, Wis. (WEAU) -- After being diagnosed with stage four cancer, local resident Donna Ruhl decided to remain positive and create something to inspire others, including her own grandchildren. Ruhl was diagnosed a little over a year ago and instead of accepting her situation, she's helping her

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-18 02:58:00

Woman accused of stealing $64K from Medford restaurant

MEDFORD, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 42-year-old woman is facing criminal charges after she's accused of embezzling more than $64,000 from the Medford restaurant where she worked. Jaime Johnson will be charged with theft in a business setting and destroying data. An investigation began after management noticed


Q&A: Another StrongBodies success story

Ogema resident Michael Meier, 76, has been attending StrongBodies sessions over the last several years and credits the program with improving his strength and flexibility week to week. Ogema resident Michael Meier, 76, has been attending StrongBodies sessions over the last several years and credits


Woman gets 5 years in prison for meth conspiracy

An area woman, Ariana M. Barber, was sentenced March 5 in Sawyer County Circuit Court to five years in prison followed by 10 years of extended supervision for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine from Oct. 15, 2015, through Aug. 15, 2016. Barber, 36, 13328W Giiwedin Drive, LCO, was one of seven ind


Pegged Right: Gardening fever grows within

Is it too early to talk gardening? Here in the Northwoods, we have had standing-snow since October and it maintains a cover here in the "Lake Effect Snow Belt" around Glidden. I am guessing that it is still somewhere around four to six inches deep, besides the remaining snow drifts and the steep ban


Merrill Mayor Bill Bialecki to face Derek Woellner in April election

MERRILL - Merrill voters will face a choice for leader of their city next month as a relative newcomer mounts a challenge against a two-term mayor. Mayor Bill Bialecki, who has served for almost eight years, will face Merrill resident Derek Woellner in the April 3 election. Woellner is a digital des


Fire Destroys Home In Lake Tomahawk

A fire on South Bluebird Road in Lake Tomahawk Tuesday destroyed a home. WJFW-TV reports the cause of the fire isn't known, but the wooden frame structure with a metal roof was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Newbold and Hazelhurst fire departments also assisted at the scene. No injuries w