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Storm damage

(Photo Story) The Nokomis, Harshaw and Lake Alice areas were hit hardest by storms causing power outages and downed trees Thursday morning. This yard was among those particularly impacted. Some power was not restored until the following evening, leaving people without air conditioning and even fans during a hot spell. Look for more pictures in the Photo Album.

Tomahawk Leader 7-26-2016 issue; Contributed Photo
Pine Crest expansion

A 40-room, $9.5 million addition to the Lincoln County-owned Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill is an investment that needs to be done to keep the facility financially sound and can be accomplished without costing taxpayers a cent, proponents have said. But the wary among some County Board members wanted to be assured privatization wasn't at least an option to consider. There's supervisor and public reaction in the July 26 Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands now and through an Online Edition subscription. The driving force behind the expansion project is the need to get and keep the census up, which the board was told hinges on the availability of private rooms. The existing facility isn't able to create single beds, and that's what the public demands. Former Pine Crest administrator and part-time accountant Tim Meehean said the expansion is "not a magic bullet," but "this is going to keep us competitive." Currently the 128,000-square-foot facility has 13 private rooms out of 180 total. Plans are to add two 15,000-square-foot, 20-bed additions to the site footprint. One extension would be a special care wing. The other would be for short-term rehabilitation services. While bonding may not affect taxpayers, Lincoln County does foot a Pine Crest operational levy, expected to go from $546,800 in 2016 to $686,750 in 2017.

Tomahawk Leader 7-26-2016 issue
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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:

**Picture Perfect Exteriors: small repairs to whole exterior remodels.

**Don't miss a golden opportunity to join the team at McDonald's.

**Remember those treasured columns by Tomahawk Leader nature columnist Allan Bell? We are revisiting them.

**Music on the River concludes Wednesday, July 27 with Johnny & the Motones.

**Department of Corrections-Copper Lake/Lincoln Hills School seeks youth counselor/juvenile correctional officers. There will be a recruitment event at Veterans Memorial Park Thursday, July 28.

**Nicolet College has part-time employment opportunities for Theatre Technician/Carpenter, and Adjunct Instructors in English, Psychology, Mathematics, Sociology, and Computers &Technology Continuing Ed.

**Golden LivingCenter-Golden Age has openings for Full Time Day Shift RN or LPN.

**Golden LivingCenter-Riverview has openings for full time, part time and casual PM Nursing positions; Casual Day Shift-Nursing positions; part time and casual night shift Nursing Positions; and CNA-full time, part time and casual positions.

Look for classifieds online, too.

Tomahawk Leader 7-26-2016 issue
Nature items:

**Don't miss Allan Bell's Birch Bark Nature Notes revisited. This week it involves a canoe trip down the Tomahawk River.

**More than just fresh vegetables are being cultivated at the Garden of Giving located next to the Grace Lutheran Church. The garden is giving back and helping out the community in many more ways than just fresh produce.

**Registration is underway for the Sept. 15 Great Lakes Wolf Summit.

**Tomahawk Outdoor Report tells of some of the wild flowers now blooming and to be on the look out for.

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

Tomahawk Leader 7-26-2016 issue

**Summaries of obituaries to be published in the Aug. 2 Tomahawk Leader:

**Celebration of life for Nancy Lee Landers, 78, married to Warren John Landers, worked at Lincoln Hills School and retired from the Tomahawk DNR office (died 12-25-15; celebration Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 203 S. 4th St., Tomahawk).

**Summaries of obituaries published in the July 26, 2016, Tomahawk Leader:

**Word has arrived of the death of Pastor Terry Carney on Saturday, July 23 in Minnesota. Private families services take place Tuesday, July 26 in Minnesota, with a memorial service planned in Tomahawk at a later date. There's a tribute to him in the July 26 Tomahawk Leader.

**Robert "Bob" M. Smith, 79, Tomahawk, born in Milwaukee, married Mary Olszewski, couple lived in Waukesha area, retiring in Tomahawk in 2000 (died 7-9-16; memorial mass at later date in Waukesha area; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Marline A. Snyder (nee Karl), 80, Tomahawk, born in Madison, married Truman Snyder, worked in business office of Riverview Terrace Nursing Home for more than 20 years (died 7-21-16; private observance; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Dolores "Dee" Thompson (nee Barr), 89, Tomahawk, born in Chippewa Falls, married Maurice "Tommy" Thompson, couple moved to Tomahawk in 1952, she was a homemaker and worked at CNA at Golden Age Nursing Home for 10 years (died 7-17-16; funeral service Monday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 9 a.m.; memorials to American Heart Association or American Cancer Association; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Carol J. Joslin (nee Obey), 86, Nokomis, born in Tomahawk, married Ross Joslin, cook at St. Mary Catholic School for 24 years (died 7-20-16; Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 23 at noon at St. Mary Catholic Church, visitation begins at 10 a.m.; memorials to Nokomis Food Pantry; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

Tomahawk Leader 7-26-2016 issue
Shots fired, suspect killed NEWS UPDATE:

UPDATE ON SHOTS FIRED-SUSPECT KILLED, AS OF 9:08 A.M. TUESDAY, JULY 26: The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office assisted the Antigo Police Department with a high speed pursuit after the officer was shot at during a traffic stop in the City of Antigo. The chase went into Lincoln County and the suspect vehicle was eventually stopped on Hillview Rd in the Township of Pine River with the use of a tire deflation device. The suspect remained armed during an hour stand off and was eventually shot and killed by law enforcement. More details on the case will be released as they become available. As of 1:11 p.m. Tuesday, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said no new information is expected today.

BREAKING NEWS AT OF TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 26: There are news reports of an incident involving shots being fired in the Merrill area off Hwy. 64. No specifics are available at this time as the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office addresses the issue. Assistance has been sought from Marathon County, including a SWAT team, according to WSAW-TV. The public is asked to stay away from the Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 64 area just east of Merrill.

Fall Ride Guide

The Tomahawk Leader publishes the official Fall Ride pocket guide in anticipation of this year's big event, Sept. 15-18. Don't miss the opportunity to include your business. We print 20,000 copies of this popular guide that fits in one's pocket. To find out more, contact us at 715-453-2151 or The deadline is approaching quickly, so we encourage you to act quickly!

Tomahawk Leader 7-19-2016 issue
New news & news briefs

**Some of the stories/ad information we have in the July 26, 2016, issue include:

**Pastor Terry Carney, who served Prince of Peace Christian Church for 27 years, retiring in 2013, has lost his long-time battle with cancer. We not that a memorial service will take place in Tomahawk at a later date and have reprinted a feature we did on him as a tribute.

**Headwaters Corvette Club makes its annual stop at Tomahawk's iconic Dog N Suds. Look for a feature story and photos in the July 26 Tomahawk Leader. Some pictures also are posted in the Photo Album.

**There's a letter in response to Larry Tobin's column about Lincoln Hills School. Check the Message Board for "Enough" (Lincoln Hills School) and post your thoughts.

**The ninth annual Music on the River concert series ends Wednesday, July 27, with Johnny and the MoTones.

**Four area artists will be among more than 30 who will open their studios for tours and demonstrations during the Northwoods Art Tour July 29-31.

**Chef Bill Jelinek is 2016 "Chopped" champ.

**How accidents can happen with Pokemon Go. What some other places have done to address smartphone abuses.

**Postponed Taxes due by July 31.

**Chocolate Chip Cookie Cherry Cheesecake Pie recipe.

**Help provide school supplies to Kinship kids.

**We've started the popular "Hey, That's Me" candid photo series. Look for yourself in specified pictures in the Tomahawk Leader Second Section/Extra, point yourself out and become eligible for a gift basket.

Tomahawk Leader 7-26-2016 issue
MASH theme for Fall Ride downtown events

**An exciting new theme is coming to this year's 35th annual Tomahawk Fall Ride (sponsored by Dairyland Cycle Insurance in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association) as the downtown street dances will feature a MASH theme. Wurl-Feind-Ingman Post 2687 Tomahawk VFW has taken over the Friday and Saturday night downtown street dances during the four-day motorcycle rally that annually brings tens of thousands of motorcyclists and enthusiasts alike to Tomahawk, and dubbed this year the Year of the Veteran. As part of new festivities, the VFW will be featuring a MASH theme to help draw people to the downtown in support of the nation's veterans. Tomahawk Mayor Steve Taskay, for example, has volunteered to serve as a very colorful figure from the 1970s television hit, Corporal Klinger.

**Those who would like to help the VFW and/or serve as a MASH character should contact Haskin at 715-453-3153. She's on a state/nation-wide search for look-alikes. For more on the VFW and other projects the organization is involved with, contact Post 2687 VFW Commander Gerry Dvorak at 715-453-9954.

**The VFW encourages downtown businesses to participate in a window-decorating contest based on a military or MASH theme. Contact Pat Haskin at 714-453-3153 to register.

**The Tomahawk Fall Ride sponsored by Dairyland Cycle Insurance for MDA takes place Sept. 15-18.

Sport recap

**The Tomahawk Titans finished out the week with a win over the Spirit Twins 8-1. Jon Nyberg threw a complete game, allowing one run on five hits while striking out four and walking two. The Titans finish out the season strong as they travel to Whittlesey Saturday, July 30.

**This week's Tomahawk Leader features photos and results from the Kwahamot Water Ski Team's participation at the 50th Wisconsin State Show Ski Championships held in Wisconsin Rapids.

**The Don Lintereur Memorial Run is Saturday, Aug. 6 with registration underway for the half marathon, 10K/5K and one mile fun run. Register at or contact Shirley Derleth at

**A Tomahawk High School falls sports meeting is Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m.

**Tomahawk Youth Hockey is hosting a Kickball tourney Saturday, Aug. 13 at SARA Park. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 5. For information, visit

**Summer fun runs every Monday and Thursday leaving from Veterans Memorial Park at 6:30 p.m.

Tomahawk Leader 7-26-2016 issue
Alive in the Northwoods

(PHOTO STORY) The June 28 Tomahawk Leader contains the 2016 Alive in the Northwoods magazine published by the Tomahawk Leader. It's filled with information about area businesses, events and an extensive Community Calendar. Be sure to pick up your copy and save it for visitors. A copy comes with an Online Edition subscription, too. A digital copy is in the pdf immediately below.

Tomahawk Leader 6-28-2016 issue
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