|Middle School plant sale
(Photo Story) Tomahawk Middle School students who run the school's greenhouse are planning a public plant sale Monday through Friday, May 21-25 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. "The kids get great hands-on experience learning the basics of planting and essentially running a little business," their instructor Laura Schiltz says. "We will be selling different kinds of tomatoes and peppers. We also have different kinds of herbs and spices like basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano and parsley. We are selling vegetables like cucumbers, broccoli, lettuce and squash. Our variety of flowers include sunflowers, four o'clocks, zinnias, marigolds, calendula, cosmos, pansies, salvia, impatiens, violas, lupines and morning glories," note two of the students, Harley and Gretchen. The public is encouraged to come take a look. Stop by the middle school office at the far end of the school complex to gain admittance.Tomahawk Leader 5-15-2018 issue; Contributed Photo
King's Road reconstruction
Runoff has been an issue since the King's Hill subdivision was developed 10 to 15 years ago. Stormwater has nowhere to go except down the step hill with nothing but ditches down below, causing damage to King's Road, the properties on the north side of the road and the riverbank farther below. The first steps in addressing the problem is expected to begin this week as a reconstruction project gets underway in Phase 1 of a three-phase project that will continue in 2019 and 2020. City of Tomahawk Director of Public Works John Cole and Kevin Wagner, project engineer for Ruekert-Mielke, which is overseeing the construction, explained what's planned during a public informational meeting attended by a number of affected residents. The biggest visible change will be the installation of sidewalks and curb and gutter. Read the entire story in the May 15 Tomahawk Leader, available in stores and through an Online Edition here.Tomahawk Leader 5-15-2018 issue
Preliminary report on deadly crash
The National Transportation Safety Board has released an Aviation Accident Preliminary Report summarizing the conditions surrounding the deadly April 26 crash of a Spirit air ambulance helicopter in Hazelhurst that killed three crew members: Air Methods pilot Rico Caruso, 34, Hazelhurst; Spirit flight nurse Klint Mitchell, 30, Watersmeet, Mich.; and Spirit flight paramedic Greg Rosenthal, 43, Mosinee. Read a summary in the May 15 Leader, available through an Online Edition subscription.Tomahawk Leader 5-15-2018 issue
NEWS UPDATES: News briefs
A summary of just some of the stories you'll find in this week's Tomahawk Leader:Tomahawk Leader 5-15-2018 issue
**Chad Lewis, author, lecturer and researcher of the bizaare, will be at the Tomahawk Public Library to present "Haunted Wisconsin (The Scariest Places in the State)" Tuesday, May 15 at 4 p.m.
**State Solo and Ensemble results listed.
**Ice Age Trail Spring Wildflower Hike. See the Community Calendar for this and other events.
**Ogema Blood Drive.
**County Road E bridge is closed for deck repairs.
**Wisconsin Department of Revenue lists the names of people due money from unclaimed property.
**Sexual offender notification: Richard Duellman.
**Kathy's Kolumn: misspelled signs.
School safety online survey
The School District of Tomahawk is conducting an online survey to community information about school safety concerns and remedies. The survey is open through Friday, May 18. Residents are encouraged to provide their input at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PKLGKZL. The 12-question survey asks about community support for hiring a resource office; whether shatter resistant film should be installed throughout the facility, whether access to the school buildings should be limited to the public and top district priorities. Direct questions to Administrator Terry Reynolds at 715-453-5555.Tomahawk Leader 5-8-2018, 5-15-2018 issues
2017 Year in Review: In pdf below
Take a look back at 2017 in our Year in Review. There were high points and low points along the way, and the Tomahawk Leader was there, covering many of the events in person. We are eager to show you how varied our news coverage is, and include you among the thousands who currently subscribe, either to the mailed newspaper itself or to our Online Edition available right here. It's our pleasure to serve you week after week.
Then & Now history, progress section; pdf here
You'll find a wonderful 3-part-, 40-page special "Then & Now" history and progress section in the Oct. 31 Tomahawk Leader. Stop by the Leader office, 315 W. Wisconsin Ave. to pick up a copy. You'll be impressed, whether you're an old-timer or someone new to the community, we promise. We've also posted a pdf copy here.Tomahawk Leader 11-14-2017 issue
**Summaries of obituaries published in the May 15, 2018, Tomahawk Leader:Tomahawk Leader 5-15-2018 issue
**Jean Robb Huntoon, born in New Windsor, Ill., valedictorian of Class of 1950 at New Windsor High School, married to Richard "Dick" Huntoon for 63 years, lived in Michigan, New York, Ohio, Iowa, retired to Tomahawk, worked as an executive secretary, passion was painting (died Sunday, May 6, 2018; celebration of life Saturday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Tomahawk; visitation begins at 11 a.m.; lieu of flowers, donations to the church; Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Tomahawk, assisting).
**Dale E. Strebig, 84, Tomahawk, born in Medford, U.S. Army veteran during Korean War, employed at Old Dutch Potato Chip Factory in Minneapolis 1969-79, then at Tomahawk Tissue until 1990, worked at Tomahawk City Hall until retirement in 1995 (died Thursday, May 10, 2018; funeral services Wednesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 9 a.m.)
**Gaywood Ardis (Neitzke) Schneider-Schubring, 90, in Wausau, born in Wausau, 1946 graduate of Wausau Senior High School, partner with Herb Schubring in American Motors car dealership, Wausau Garage, married Robert James Schneider, later divorced, married Arthur Frederick Schubring Jr., family had cottages on Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk, wintered in Fort Myers, Fla., and South Padre Island, Texas (died Thursday, May 10, 2018; funeral ceremony Thursday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Wausau, visitation begins at 100 a.m., memorial to the church; Brained Funeral Home, Wausau and Weston, assisting).
**Jerry L. Schmidt, 76, Tomahawk, born in Merrill, married Judith Krause, moved to Tomahawk, longtime employee of Packaging Corporation of America (died Monday, May 7, 2018; funeral services Saturday, May 12 at 3 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, visitation began at 1 p.m.)
**Patricia Ann "Pat" Heikkinen (Hueckman), 69, Prentice, born in Ely, Minn., 1966 graduate of Prentice High School, married to Dale Heikkinen for more than 50 years, employed at Prentice Hydraulics, Inc., later owned Ceramic Village & Gift Shop for over 20 years, Mary Kay, Inc. consultant, local American Red Cross Blood Drive coordinator (died Wednesday, April 18, 2018; memorial service Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Prentice, visitation begins at 10 a.m.; donation will be made to Prentice Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service; The Heindl Funeral Home of Phillips and Prentice assisting).
**Lou Ann 'Louie' M. Tadych (nee Weiss), 71, Harshaw, born in West Bend, married Edward Tadych, worked many years at Frontier Communications in Rhinelander until retirement (died Monday, April 30, 2018,; memorial services will take place Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Rev. Thomas Thompson will officiate; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, is assisting; monetary donations will be presented by the family to the american Cancer Society and Oneida County Humane Society).
|County on vehicle fee
Lincoln County Board members will weigh in on whether they should continue a vehicle registration fee in the coming year when they meet tonight (Tuesday, May 15). A $20 per vehicle fee was instituted for this year as a way to close a gap of hundreds of thousands of dollars in the 2018 budget. Finance Director Dan Leydet told the board it would have to cut $536,000 for 2019 if the fee is discontinued. The result would affect every county budget, he advised. Meanwhile, Supervisor Bill Zeitz insisted the board should be more transparent and call the fee what it is, a "wheel tax." He also submitted his own resolution that would put the wheel tax on the Aug. 14 primary ballot in the form of a referendum. The board will meet at 6 p.m. at the William Buedingen Training Center, W6147 State Road 86, Tomahawk.Tomahawk Leader 5-15-2018 issue
Seeking added funding for the arts
After the director of the high school musical addressed the Tomahawk School Board last month concerning the need for more drama staff and a bigger budget for the annual musical, others took up the refrain at last Tuesday's board meeting and asked for greater consideration of arts programs and more funding for related activities. Musical director Marcia Sattelberg confirmed at the board's April meeting that this was her last year as the director. She told the board that the current budget for musicals could not sustain productions for much longer. Tomahawk Leader 5-15-2018 issue
**Both the Hatchet boys' baseball team and girls' softball got doubleheader sweeps of Lakeland last week to pick up some big conference wins. The Lady Hatchets also swept Northland Pines, where Courtney Theiler hit for the cycle that was highlighted with a three-run homerun, and also got a non-conference win over Phillips and fell to Merrill to finish out the week 5-1. After sweeping Lakeland, the boys' dropped a pair to Northland Pines at Tyler Kahle Memorial Field.Tomahawk Leader 5-15-2018 issue
**The THS co-ed track team is hitting their stride heading into WIAA conference tournament action. Tomahawk hosted the Hatchet Invite last week and the boys' finished in fourth place and the girls' fifth. Tonight (Tuesday) they are at Medford for the GNC Meet.
**The THS golf team has also been busy on the links trying to make up meets after many had to be cancelled to start the season earlier this spring. They finished in sixth place last week at Mosinee, Antigo and Rhinelander. On Friday, May 18 they host the conference at Inshalla Country Club for their first and only home meet this season.
**Nearly 200 students from 11 schools are expected to be on hand at the first Northwoods Invite Shoot at the Harshaw Sports Club Friday and Saturday. Well over 30,000 clay targets will be launched during the huge trap shoot competition being hosted by Harshaw Sports Club and the Chequamegon/Phillips Team S.E.a.L. trap shoot team.
ONLINE ADS: 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. Click on the ads for a direct link to the sites.Tomahawk Leader 5-15-2018 issue
**Early Deadline for Tomahawk Leader because of Memorial Day Weekend.
**Kinship of Tomahawk is raffling off a Youth ATV, worth $2,350. Sales support the mentoring program. The Tomahawk Leader has raffle tickets.
**Community-wide Rummage Sale is Saturday, June 9. Start planning now and look for the form.
**Price County Office of Administration is seeking an Account 1.
**Veteran's Memorial Ceremony at Union Grove Cemetery, Harshaw, Saturday, May 26.
**Get tickets now to Tomahawk Community Awards Banquet, slated Sunday, June 10 at Inshalla Country Club.
**Parents, grandparents, employers: here's your chance to honor the upcoming graduate in our Class of 2018 Graduation Section.
**Main Street Spring Fling Art Walk and Wine Walk.
**Look for classifieds online, too.
Academic Success stories
Don Marsh couldn't read for most of his life. Because of this, he faced difficulty interpreting the world around him. A former special education student, Marsh dropped out of high school as a junior. Many years later, Nicolet College Academic Success adjunct instructor Cathy Schmit of Tomahawk helped the formerly homeless man find a place to stay and introduced him to the joys of reading. Now, Marsh regularly attends the Academic Success classes that Schmit teaches at the Kinship of Tomahawk House, 27 E. Wisconsin Ave. Being able to read has "opened a lot of doors," Marsh states. Read more about the success stories of the Academic Success program in the full, very interesting story in the May 8 Tomahawk Leader. Schmit also teaches at Nicolet's Lakeland campus in Minocqua. Those interested in learning more about Academic Success should call 715-365-4455.Tomahawk Leader 5-8-2018 issue
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Business Card Directory; pdf link here
The 2018 Business Card Directory is a new printed piece published by the Tomahawk Leader. Look for a copy in the pdf below. Please support the businesses, too!
**In addition, the businesses featured in this directory join others as part of our Online Business Directory, found at traveltomahawk.com, with a Town Square link to the directory in the Paper Clips column at the left. Look there for places to dine, shop and stay in and around Tomahawk, as well as many needed services. The guide is a handy way to learn more about area businesses.
**This week's Backyard Bird Feeder Banter talks about the colorful birds spotted this week as part of a big migration from the south. Bird feeders now have to put up during the day and taken down at night to avoid any conflict from visiting black bears. And this week's DNR Outdoor Report talks about all the things happening in the outdoors with the return of more spring-like weatherTomahawk Leader 5-15-2018 issue
**Look for Fishing Reports in the link at left, and in Nature Editor Jed Buelow's blog on the Message Board.
Town Square Business Directory
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