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River Out of Nowhere

(Photo Story) Recent storms dampened spirits, damaged structures and toppled trees. In this scene a river was cut out of nowhere at the end of the driveway at the Gina and Paul Hensel residence on Lake Nokomis Road. They even had waterfalls! We also talk about the damaged flowerbeds that Corrine Swan faced. Her beautifully landscaped yard is very visible along County Road D and has long brought smiles to passersby. See the Photo Album.

Tomahawk Leader 5-23-2017 issue; Contributed Photo

Big Car Show, Motorcycle Show

One the biggest and most anticipated car shows to take place in the Northwoods all summer long will get underway in historic downtown Tomahawk this Sunday, May 28. Over 300 classic and collector vehicles will be on display and thousands will be in attendance as Tomahawk Main Street hosts the 23rd annual Main Street Memories Car Show and Craft Fair over the Memorial Day weekend on a closed off portion of West Wisconsin Avenue. The weekend also will feature Saturdays' Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet, complete with bike games. The car show weekend also features music, raffles, a kids' coloring contest and Fantasy Corral Petting Zoo. Admission to the public is free. Look for pictures afterwards in our Photo Album and in the newspaper itself. Check the Community Calendar, too, for weekend and future activities. For more information, visit the Tomahawk Main Street website at or call the TMS office at 715-453-1090.

Tomahawk Leader 5-23-2017 issue
THS 'Humpty-Dumpty' play

Tomahawk High School drama students will perform the play "Humpty-Dumpty is Missing: Case of the Fallen Egg." Middle School students also have opened their greenhouse to the public. And, some high school seniors are holding an art display. There's lots of school news in this week's issue.

Tomahawk Leader 5-23-2017 issue
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. Included are lots of HELP WANTED ads:

**Kick up your heels at the 13th annual Barn Dance and Silent Auction Sunday, May 28 at the Lind Family Farm in the Town of Spirit.

**Mark your calendars for the Community-Wide Rummage Sale June 10, 2017. Plan your sale now and watch the Tomahawk Leader for more details.

**Parents, grandparents, employers: celebrate your graduate's diploma. Put a congratulations message in the Tomahawk Leader Graduation Section.

**Nicolet College seeks candidates for LTE Information and Access Services Specialist and LTE Medical Assistant Instructor.

**Time to get your tickets for the Tomahawk Community Awards Banquet, Saturday, June 17 at Inshalla Country Club.

**Get your ad in the popular Alive in the Northwoods 2017 magazine.

**Have a product or event you're trying to market. The Tomahawk Leader can help reach a regional or statewide audience.

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Tomahawk Leader 5-23-2017 issue
Scholtes county hwy. commissioner, Nowak resigns

Scholtes was selected out of three applicants interviewed for the open Lincoln County position. Seven applicants had applied. He was placed at Step 5 on the salary plan, earning $77,272. The resignation of District 4 Supervisor Corey Nowak, Merrill, was announced, noting he has moved from the district. Nick Scholtes was named Lincoln County highway commissioner at last week's Lincoln County Board meeting. Scholtes currently is the Vilas County highway commissioner. He previously was employed for five years in that capacity in Oneida County and spent 21 years in various positions within Oneida County.

Tomahawk Leader 5-23-2017 issue
Sport recap

**Lady Hatchets softball takes down Mosinee Indians again to secure second place in GNC. **Tomahawk baseball to face Medford in WIAA D2 regional. **Tomahawk girls' track finishes sixth, boys' seventh in CNC championship. **Golfers finish out regular season with impressive outings. **Hunter Van Ryen rewarded for big season on sleds. **Volkssporting walkers visiting area. **June Cleavage Open at Inshalla June 4. **Hatchets hold baseball camp.

Tomahawk Leader 5-23-2017 issue
Nature items:

**Gardening 'to do' list grows as planting season draws close.

**Musky anglers set to hit water for May 27 season opener.

**Look for updates to our Fishing Report and City Editor Jed Buelow's blog on our Message Board.

Tomahawk Leader 5-23-2017 issue

**Summaries of obituaries published in the May 23, 2017, Tomahawk Leader:

**Jack DuPlayee, 80, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, became a police officer in 1961, later chief of police, retired in 1997, married to Helen (Musil) DuPlayee for nearly 50 years, later married Therese (Nelson) (died 5-19-17; funeral services Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tomahawk; visitation 3-7 p.m.; memorials suggested to the church; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Robert G. King, 84, Tomahawk, born in Nebraska, 1951 graduate of New Plymouth High School, Idaho; married Inez McMahon, later married Patricia Farrington, later divorced, served in the U.S. Army and National Guard, printer/editor for many newspapers including Idaho Free Press and Chicago Tribune (died 5-17-17; Celebration of Life visitation Friday, May 26 from 5-7 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk).

**Jerry L. McMullen, 61, Tomahawk, born in Streator, Ill., moved to Tomahawk in 1980, worked at Owens-Illinois, Tomahawk Harley-Davidson, married Linda Weizenicker (died 5-17-17; Memorial Mass Monday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk; Krueger Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Bertie Scholz, 67, Tomahawk, employed as a custodian with Tomahawk School District, had worked in environmental service department at Sacred Heart Hospital and at Northern Wire (died 5-20-17; funeral service Tuesday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation began at 9 a.m.).

**John Ecclesiastes Liberty Pretasky, 45, New Orleans, La., born in La Crosse, known as "Johnny Feral" or "Fera", talented singer-songwriter, played with The Ferals band in Minneapolis 1990-2005, moved to New Orleans where he played with the rock band "American Disaster Party," had solo albums, traveled between West Coast, Midwest and New Orleans, also lived in Tripoli and returned for "deer camp" there and cared for Grandpa Pretasky, helped rebuild properties after Hurricane Katrina (died 4-11-17; second line parade and Viking funeral held April 30 in New Orleans, celebration of life May 20 in Tripoli).

**John "Jack" Walsh, 87, born in Chicago, 1947 graduate of St. Rita High School, served in U.S. Army, retired Chicago police officer, moved to Tomahawk after retirement 30 years ago (died in Chattanooga, Tenn.; memorial Mass June 2 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, in lieu of flowers contributions to the church; Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Tomahawk, handling arrangements).

**Michael J. Wirth, 71, Tomahawk, born in Milwaukee, 1965 high school graduate, served in U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam War, was an over-the-road trucker for a delivery service for many years (died 5-12-17; private Celebration of Life at a later date; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, handling arrangements).

**Milan Stojsavljevic, Milwaukee and Harshaw, married to Linda (died 5-10-17; service Monday, May 15 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Milwaukee; Schaff Funeral Home, West Allis, assisting in Milwaukee area and Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, assisting locally). (May 16, 2017, Tomahawk Leader).

Tomahawk Leader 5-23-2017 issue
Honoring our heroes; Memorial Day ceremonies

We have four-plus pages dedicated as a veterans' tribute in recognition of Memorial Day. Read about how a bronze marker for a veteran of both World War I and II was found, refurbished and returned to his gravesite. A sidebar also introduces Col Vern Kamin. Meet an Eagle Scout candidate who repainted the tank in Veterans Memorial Park and read about the tank's history. See the full page list of Tomahawk area veterans who served and, in some cases, lost their lives in World War I. Plus, a list of Tomahawk area men to died in service in the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War. Kathy's Kolumn also looks at women's roles in World War I and the 100th anniversary of United States involvement. We have the program for Tomahawk Elementary School's Red, White and Blue Day ceremony Thursday. And, there is a long list of Memorial Day ceremonies planned at area cemeteries. Some information is listed in the Community Calendar, but it's best to pick up a copy of the paper itself at area newsstands. You can also subscribe to our Online Edition right here!

Tomahawk Leader 5-23-2017 issue
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NEWS UPDATES & news briefs

Topics from both the May 23 and May 16 editions:

**The Liquor Store is sold; Fusion to open storefront in downtown. Meet the new owners and learn about their plans. (May 16, 2017 issue)

**Tomahawk Main Street names Michelle Hogan as new director. (May 23, 2017 issue)

**High School seniors plan annual class community service project before they graduate. (May 23, 2017 issue)

**The CCC legacy lives on. Henry "Hank" Sulima, Vero Beach, Fla., is looking for former CCC enrollees. (May 23, 2017 issue)

**Jail inmate AWOL. Sheriff's office looking for information. (May 23, 2017 issue)

**Two in custody following home invasion, kidnapping. (May 23, 2017 issue)

**Three taken into custody on drug charges following traffic stop. (May 23, 2017 issue)

**Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender group organizing. (May 23, 2017 issue)

**Homeless, at-risk veterans' week at Camp American Legion. (May 23, 2017 issue)

**Current Tomahawk High School Assistant Principal Ryan Huseby was officially named the new Tomahawk High School principal and Wendell Quesinberry, current principal at Lincoln Hills/Copper Lakes Schools, was named as Huseby's replacement by the Tomahawk School Board at its May meeting. The board also approved $170,000 in capital projects, renewed a contract with Taher Food Service and approved the negotiated agreement of 1.26 percent base wage increase with the TEA and NEST employees. (May 16, 2017 issue)

**THS National Honor Society members inducted. (May 16, 2017 issue)

**Savvy Senior column answers: Can I inherit my parent's debt? (May 16, 2017 issue)

**Harlem Wizards hoop it up for Kinship. (May 16, 2017 issue)

**Tell us about your event: The Tomahawk Leader is working on various special sections for the coming months. If your group or organization has an event planned that you'd like listed in these widely distributed supplements, contact the Leader office now and we'll help spread the news. Submit your announcement to: Tomahawk Leader, 315 W. Wisconsin Ave., P.O. Box 345, Tomahawk, WI 54487 or

Tomahawk Leader 5-23-2017 issue
Community Awards tickets

The 62nd annual Tomahawk Community Awards program Saturday, June 17. Honoring local leaders and volunteers for more than six decades, the event is co-sponsored by the newspaper and Inshalla Country Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 and the awards to follow. To be presented are the Distinguished Service Award, the most coveted of honors; Leadership Award; Employee/Employer of the Year; Outstanding Youth LEADER; and the Community Appreciation Award. Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for students. They are available at the Tomahawk Leader office and Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce. Call 715-453-2151 for information or email Traditionally, the names of the winners are kept secret until the night of the awards.

Barn Dance, Silent Auction May 28

The 13th annual Barn Dance and Silent Auction takes place Sunday, May 28 beginning at 7 p.m. until midnight at the Lind Family Farm, 18 miles west of Tomahawk and 12 miles east of Ogema on Hwy. 86, three-fourths mile north of County Road YY or 2-1/4 miles south of Hwy 86 at N1169 German Settlement Road in the Town of Spirit. DJ music is provided by Eric Gladson's That 1 Productions. There will be free pie, ice cream, coffee and lemonade. The annual event is sponsored by German Settlement History, Inc. for continued restoration of Yesterday House, historic artifacts, photos and papers from the German Settlement. For information, call 715-564-3340 or check

Additional information

Be sure to check our Business Directory, available by clicking on the Guide and Info link in the left column for business listings with places to stay, dine and shop. Our online Fishing Report has updates to help you wet your line. Look at the Message Board for comments. Our Community Calendar and School Calendar have information about events. And our Ad Center link helps you find display ad (many help wanted listings) and classified ad information.

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