(Photo Story) A cougar (mountain lion) was 'captured' July 30 on a trail camera placed on private property east of Merrill. Read an in-depth story about this secretive animal and why it may be wandering about the Northwoods of Wisconsin in this week's Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands now or with an Online Edition subscription here. Photo from DNR website.Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014 issue; Trail cam from DNR website
Oneida Drive property put out for bid
The city of Tomahawk will be putting out to bid property and the facility where Harley-Davidson was once located on Oneida Drive. More recently, the 15,000-square-foot facility located just north of town off North Fourth Street was where the highly specialized welding company Universal Industries was located. Also reported was a potential city-owned parcel at 329 Bradley Farm Rd. that could be developed through a partnership with Nicolet Technical College in Rhinelander.Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014 issue
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Lincoln County is ATV friendly; map below
(Photo Story) The Tomahawk Leader published the recently approved Lincoln County map of county roads open to ATV travel in the Oct. 7 issue. Lincoln County currently has 256 of the 270 miles of county highway opened for ATV use. That is significantly more than any of the surrounding counties, notes Mike VanDeWeerd highway commissioner. Most of our neighboring counties have some roads open but they don't have this many miles at this time, he said. Look for stories about ATV/UTV rules of the road, wayside activity at Hwy. 8 and County Road A that will make it a hub for ATV and snowmobile activity, a list of all county roads open to ATVs (Note, L, Q, W and K south of Merrill are not open), why the Hiawatha Trail is not an ATV route, laws involving youth and a somewhat related story about Phil and Dorothy Rausch being honored. The Tomahawk Leader is available on newsstands or through an Online Edition subscription here. Tomahawk Leader 10-7-2014 issue
**Lincoln County Deer Advisory Council welcomes public input Oct. 20. Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014 issue
**The Tomahawk Chamber is accepting venison for the 49th annual free Venison Feed that will take place Friday, Nov. 21 in downtown Tomahawk. Venison needs to be cleaned and deboned, and can be dropped off at the chamber office weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Direct questions to 715-453-5334.
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**Arriving after publication; full obituaries will appear in the Oct. 21, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014 issue
**Dr. Claire Ann Winker (nee Matthews), Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, graduated from Holy Cross High School, married Mac Winker, moved to Texas where she pursued her Doctorate in Psychology at Texas Christian University, in 1978 they moved to Memphis, Tenn., where she formed her own company, Duende, started a consulting business in Memphis and developed Learning Can Be Fun for welfare recipients, turned to consulting and writing, co-authored Mac's book, "Ice Sculpturing in 12 Systematic Steps," couple purchased The Racquet Club of Memphis in 1992 and adopted St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as their official charity, raising over $10 million; sold the Club and ATP and WTA franchises in 2008 and built cottage in Tomahawk, she took up biking riding seriously, was working on a book, "We Are Starving Our Children" (died as a result of injuries sustained while biking on WomenTours in Punakha, Bhutan; funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 9:30 a.m.; funeral services also in Memphis Saturday, Nov. 8 with an 11 a.m. Mass at St. Louis Catholic Church at White Station and Shady Grove, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m.; in lieu of flowers or gifts, consider gift to charity in Claire's name: Winker/Ganz Chair for Tumor Cell Biology Research at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc., Attention: Richard C. Shadyac Jr., ALSAC Chief Executive Officer, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Art Winker Memorial Fund Harrison Ball Park, %Kathy Voermans, N10455 County Road D, Tomahawk, WI 54487; or Dr. Claire Ann Winker Memorial Fund, %Father John Anderson, St. Mary Catholic Church, 320 E. Washington Ave., Tomahawk, WI 54487.
**David E. Krueger, 67, formerly of Tomahawk, born in Merrill, recently married to his companion of 16 years, Linda Welker, veteran of U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam, worked for Owens-Illinois/PCA Tomahawk Mill for almost 30 years before moving to Ohio in 1998, former member of Tomahawk Fire Department (died 10-16-14; funeral service noon Wednesday, Oct. 22 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation will begin at 10 a.m.; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).
**Ernest "Ernie" Lau, 90, Town of Woodboro, born in Stratford, married Elizabeth Hein, employed 31 years at Falk Corporation, Milwaukee, following retirement, they moved to Town of Woodboro in 1985, served in U.S. Army (died 10-13-14; funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Rhinelander, visitation begins at 9 a.m., Carlson Funeral Home, Rhinelander, assisting).
**Susan C. Jaeschke (nee Suprna), 58, Tomahawk, grew up in Milwaukee area, 1974 graduate of Bay View High School, lived in Cudahy before moving to Tomahawk in 2000, worked as a bank supervisor at St. Francis Bank in Cudahy and later in the bookkeeping department at Tomahawk Community Bank (died 10-14-14 under hospice care; private memorial services Saturday, Oct. 18 at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk).
**James Lester "Jim" Chase, 76, Hardenville, Mo, died in Arkansas, born in Westboro, married Katherine Bieniek, worked many years at PCA, after retirement moved to Ozarks (died 10-12-14; no local services planned; arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO).
**Ethel D. Schreibe (nee DeMere), 97, Rhinelander, born in Alberta, Canada, married Paul Scheibe, he died in 1987, later meet her companion, Joseph Kraus; moved to Unites States in early teens living in Waukesha, Oak Creek and Brookfield areas before moving to Rhinelander three years ago, employed as a clerical worker at Briggs and Stratton in Milwaukee for many years (died 10-11-14; private memorial service at Grace Lodge in Rhinelander at a later date; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory of Tomahawk, handling arrangements).
**Summaries of obituaries in the Oct. 14, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:
**Marlyn Coffman (nee Stelter), 86, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, married Kenneth Coffman, for 45 years, Marlyn and Ken, along with sister, Lorna, and her husband, Bob, owned Mug & Jug in Tomahawk (died 10-7-14; funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at United Methodist Church, Tomahawk, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m.; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).
**Marie Farrand (nee Ruplinger), 91, long-time Tomahawk resident, born in Marathon, married Melroy Farrand, homemaker (died 10-8-14; memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 9 a.m.)
**Winfred "Winnie" Cernoch, 89, Antigo, born in Deerbrook, married Agnes Zalewski, graduate of Class of 1942 at Antigo High School, worked at Grandview Orchard, Fairview Dairy and Frost Veneer in Antigo, worked for United States Postal Service in Antigo as clerk and mail carrier for 27 years, retiring in 1986, son lives in Tomahawk (died 10-6-14; funeral services Thursday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home, Antigo).
Longtime Tomahawk Common Council president Don Nelson announced at the Oct. 2 meeting he would be leaving Tomahawk at the end of the month to take a job in New York. Choking back emotion, Nelson, who represents District 3 in the city, told fellow council members he was leaving to take a job that had been offered to him by a company involved in the logging industry. His term on the city council is scheduled to expire in 2017. Nelson also holds elective office on the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors. That entity has placed an ad seeking a replacement, with a Nov. 3 application deadline.Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014 issue
Tribute to Ingman; Stamp, envelope, bio package available
**See coverage of the Oct. 6 Einar Ingman event in the Oct. 14, 2014, newspaper. There also are pictures posted to the Photo Album.Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014, 10-7-2014 issues
**The Sept. 30 Tomahawk Leader has an extensive tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Einar H. Ingman Jr. in anticipation of the Monday, Oct. 6 celebration of his 85th birthday. Dignitaries, military friends, elected officials, family and the public attended a 10:30 a.m. celebration at the William Buedingen Center, Hwy. 86, Tomahawk. Part of the program included the unveiling of a pictorial postal cancellation in his honor. Pick up a copy of the Sept. 30 Tomahawk Leader for a wonderful community celebration of his life, his sacrifices and his 85th birthday. Additionally, another Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam veteran Gary Wetzel, was in Tomahawk Oct. 6 to congratulate Einar. His story is equally touching. See a link below for that personal account of bravery. The Sept. 30 Leader is available, too, with a subscription to our Online Edition. Watch for coverage of the Ingman celebration in the Oct. 14 Tomahawk Leader.
**The Tomahawk Leader has created a stamp, envelope and biographical insert for Sgt. Einar Ingman, our Medal of Honor hero. The package (which also includes a special cancellation through the Tomahawk Post Office) is now available for $5 at the Tomahawk Leader office (see the pdf below). Proceeds from sales will support the Never Forgotten Honor Flight that takes veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor. Every $500 pays the way for another veteran, so we'd welcome additional donations for that cause. If you'd like the package, send $2 for postage and handling (for up to 4 sets) and $5 for each order to: Tomahawk Leader, P.O. Box 345, Tomahawk, WI 54487 or place a credit card order at 715-453-2151.
**The Tomahawk co-ed cross country teams won the Northland Pines Invitational titles last Tuesday. Dani Whiting was the champ in the girls' 5k race, and Troy VanStrydonk was runner-up in the boys' 5k race. Saturday at Edgewater Country Club, the Hatchet co-eds hosted 15 other teams for the Hatchet Invite. The girls were fifth, while the boys were ninth. Whiting was second in the girls' 4k event, and VanStrydonk placed 20th to lead the Hatchet boys.Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014 issue
**The Hatchet varsity football team trounced Rib Lake/Prentice Friday at Hatchet field behind a four-touchdown, 252-yard rushing performance by senior Jake Borchardt. The Hatchets' offense generated more than 400 yards and limited the Hawks to 164 yards. Tomahawk improved to 4-4 for the season.
**The girls' volleyball team defeated Lakeland 3-0 last Tuesday at the field house. Anna Nyberg led the Hatchets with 21 kills. Becca Doughty had 38 assists. The Lady Hatchet spikers trekked to Wausau Thursday to play state-ranked Newman Catholic and were bumped 3-2. The locals won the first two sets but dropped the next three. Nyberg had 13 kills.
**The girls' swim team swamped Lakeland at Minocqua Thursday by a score of 100-70. Tomahawk won seven of 11 events. Lauren Hilt set a new school record for the 200-yard freestyle (2:01). Several other girls set new PRs at the GNC dual meet with the Thunderbirds.
**John DuPlayee and Troy Evans were honored at the Hatchet Athletic Hall of Fame banquet Oct. 4 as the 2014 inductees.
**Tomahawk's Flying Monkeys (3-on-3 kids hockey team) were the event champions at the Greenheck Fieldhouse in Schofield recently, as they beat the Little Hornets from Green Bay 12-4. Team members include Aaron Wanta, Ben Carey, Ty Marlowe, Eli Kassler and coaches Dale Wanta and Chris Marlowe.
**Student reporter Brianna Tracey talks about the close-knit swim team.
NEW NEWS and News Tidbits
**Look for more about these stories in the Oct. 14, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014 issue
**Free Health Fair Saturday.
**Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Where to go from here: After you've chosen to walk, run, crawl away, you've shown bravery, strength and you are free! Also HAVEN offers help for domestic abuse; Oct. 16 event to focus on lost lives, firearm protocols.
**Nicolet College board seeks public input on presidential search.
**Tomahawk authors Dennis and Wendy Mannering share positive thinking in their book, "Attitudes Are Contagious. Are Yours Worth Catching?"
**Northland CPAs announce branch office in Tomahawk.
**Avoid the winter doldrums: Fit Factory opens new Studio Fit.
**Houstons win the $220 recycling prize.
**THS hosting district one-act competition.
**Bell Tower is hosting "Careliving Dementia" symposium.
**Clinic offers free session on "Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Teens"
**THS juniors will overall Homecoming competitions.
**Merrill Transit Authority seeks items for historical exhibit.
**Lincoln County adult flu clinics.
**Tax deed notice.
**New look for "The Great Cat Nap," local author reading a Merrill library; e-book release.
**Van Sleet to share story of adoption loss, reunion.
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AD CENTER link with Display, Classified Ads
Be sure to check our AD CENTER, along the left-hand column, for our CLASSIFIEDS and certain DISPLAY ads. This week's posted listings include lots of HELP WANTED ads:Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014 issue
**Career opportunity with family-owned business in Tomahawk for Install and Service Technician.
**Auction for the Elaine Drew Estate in Merrill, Oct. 23. See the ad from Wausau Auctioneers Sales Corp.
**Applications are being accepted for Lincoln County Correctional Officers.
**The Lincoln County Highway Department is accepting quotations for roof repair and replacement at the Merrill Highway Shop.
**Limited-Time offer of specially designed Einar Ingman stamp, postmark, envelope and bio insert through the Tomahawk Leader. Orders support the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
**Seasonal production jobs open at $14 an hour; contact Bear Staffing to schedule an interview.
**Somo Township volunteers to do fall cemetery cleanup. All decorations and flower arrangements must be removed by Oct. 21.
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Links to information
Looking for things to do? Check our Community Calendar for an in-depth listing of area events. And, do some extra site-seeing with our online Town Square business directory to find places to stay, dine and shop. We also feature a 15-day forecast on our Weather link; front page Map; snowmobile Trail Report; and online Fishing Report, plus our School Calendars include student activities, sporting events and information about ACT testing and college visitation dates.
Win in Football Contest, pdf below
Here's your chance to out-wit Typo the Office Cat in our weekly Football Contest and win prizes. Look for the Week Two entry form in the Sept. 30 Tomahawk Leader (see pdf below). Search for the ads throughout the Tomahawk Leader Second Section/Extra and make your predictions. Typo has listed his guesses. Enter for your chance to win. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Friday. Emailed entries need to be sent before midnight Friday. Good luck!Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014 issue
2013 Year in Review, pdf below
Click on the pdf for the Tomahawk Leader 2013 Year in Review. Week by week story highlights from an interesting year.
Click here for direct links to web sites related to stories in this week's Leader:
Never Forgotten Honor Flight
Philippine Orphan blog
Tomahawk Area Directory of Voluntary Organizations
Tomahawk Fire and Rescue School