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Boy, 7, wants stop sign after being hit by pickup

(Photo Story) Seven-year-old Dominick is the child behind the temporary stop signs at the intersection of Anna and Wilson streets in Frenchtown. He was hit by a pickup truck July 30, leading to family concern about visibility at the intersection. Dominick says he stopped and looked both ways two times before crossing but he didn't see the truck and the driver didn't see him. Dominick sustained a broken orbital socket, a possible broken sinus bone and road rash and was flown to the Pediatric ICU in Marshfield. He's recuperating nicely, but his family made an appearance at a city of Tomahawk committee meeting seeking a four-way stop at the intersection. Read about this story in the Aug. 22 Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription here.

Tomahawk Leader 8-22-2017 issue; Tomahawk Leader Photo by Samantha Sue Trevino
Dog rescues lead to surprise

Robin and Laurie Myre have been rescuing dogs for 20 years. Of the six dogs they have rescued, four of them were St. Bernards, which led to their passion for the breed. Currently, the Myres have two St Bernards: Bruno and Riggins. The Myres rescued the St. Bernards from two completely different states: Minnesota and Iowa. Read about the unusual discovery they made about their dogs in the Aug. 22 Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription.

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The Tomahawk Leader's 2017 Official Tomahawk Fall Ride Guide is at the printer. But you can get a look now by clicking the pdf below. We have all sorts of information about events, music and other entertainment, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Never Forgotten Honor Flight and Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (some of this year's beneficiaries), the VFW M*A*S*H events, including a new blood drive and the popular trivia contest. There are details about the big Friday night Thunder Parade and two days of Fun Runs, along with a picture of the new Harley-Davidson motorcycle you could win. We look at the importance of the Harley-Davidson plants in town and how you can tour one of them. Also note how you can take a test ride on a 2018 Harley-Davidson during the demo rides. There's also information about activities in Nokomis, paying tribute to the late Bubba Troutman. And, of course, there are lots of businesses and organizations eager to serve and welcome you. Our pocket-size guide is packed full of information about things to do and see while in Tomahawk Sept. 14-17, 2017 for the 36th annual Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA. The book will be available for distribution the end of August. Please join tens of thousands of old and new friends in Tomahawk, WI for our huge motorcycle rally.

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Sport recap

**The fall sports season got underway this past week with Hatchet cross country, football and girls' swim teams all in action.

**The Tomahawk Hatchet girls' swim team hosted the Hatchet Relays at Hatchet Pool Friday and almost finished in first place. Tomahawk set three new meet records at the relays and won almost every race despite falling to Marshfield by 10 points. Merrill finished out the relay in third place.

**Co-ed cross country held their season opener Alumni Scrimmage at Bradley Park Saturday. New volunteer coach Connor Ahrens finished the race in first place with freshman Drew Bolder finishing in second. Haley Voermans-Dean was the first female to cross the finish line and middle school coach Maria Harrington was first female alumni to cross the finish line.

**Hatchet football kicked off the season on the road at Shiocton and fell by a score 24-0. A big turnover in the first half resulted in a Chiefs' touchdown. They scored again late in the second quarter to take a 16-0 lead in the half. The Hatchets would get in the red zone once more in the second half, but the scoring drive was thwarted by two holding penalties. Tomahawk is back in action this Friday as they host Rhinelander at Hatchet Field for a non-conference game. The Hodags are also coming off a season opening loss after falling to Prescott Friday 27-13.

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**Summaries of obituaries published in the Aug. 22, 2017, Tomahawk Leader:

**Simon "Sam" Zuiker, 95, Golden Valley, Minn., born in Harrison, served in U.S. Army in World War II, in second wave of soldiers on D-Day, married to Carol, business agent for IUOE in Green Bay from 1958-68, and federal mediator in Minneapolis from 1969-90, 32-year career in labor relations traveling throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota (died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, funeral service Friday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Minneapolis, Minn., with visitation at 10 a.m., arrangements through Cremation Society of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; in lieu of flowers, donations to the church or Maranatha Care Center, Brooklyn Center, Minn.

**David R. Schoone, 71, Harrison, born in Tomahawk, married Christina Barr, U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam era, worked utility, semi operator and oiler for O-I, PCA and Tomahawk Mill for 40 years, retiring in 2008, lifelong Harrison resident (died Aug. 18, 2017; Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Harrison; visitation at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, Monday, Aug. 21 from 4 p.m. until vigil service at 7 p.m. and again Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m. at the church).

**Jack Lechleitner, 74, born in Tomahawk, married Gloria Schepp, worked for City of Tomahawk as water superintendent for 33 years, member of Tomahawk Fire Department for 15 years (died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017; no formal service; Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Robert J. Karl, 92, Rothschild, worked as service technician for Sears Roebuck, married Florence Eickemeyer (died Aug. 13, 2017, memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at Brained Funeral Home, Weston, visitation will begin at 10 a.m.; in lieu of flowers, donations to Faith in Action, 630 Adams St., Wausau, WI 54403 and Zion Lutheran Church, 709 N. 6th St., Wausau, WI 54403.

**Patricia Ann Obey, born in London, England, born in Tomahawk, married to James Obey (died May 30, 2017).

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Tomahawk Kwik Trip opening

This week's opening of a Kwik Trip in Tomahawk will mark the company's 531st store. The newly-built facility at 682 N. Fourth St. will officially open its doors at 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24. Carl Rick, a third-generation member of the Kwik Trip family, notes Tomahawk's store is about 7,200 square feet in size. It features 10 fueling pumps. Angle parking to allow for vehicles with trailers has been included and is unique to Tomahawk, he said. The local store will employ about 35, Rick says: approximately 10 to 12 full-time and the rest part-time. Store hours are 24/7. Chris Behrens has been named store leader. Tomahawk also will have two assistant store leaders: Dave Duncan and Brenda Luse. Read more about the Tomahawk store and the business philosophy in the Aug. 22 Leader, and look for a coupon off gas! The Tomahawk Leader will have a newsstand at the new location. You also can read the story in our Online Edition.

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Back to school info in Leader

**There's a message from Tomahawk Elementary School Principal Penny Antell with information about the new school year. Also, we introduce you to some more new teachers.

**The Associated Clergy of Tomahawk will hold a Back to School Prayer Event Aug. 28 in the school district auditorium. Look for more details in the Leader and the Community Calendar.

**The Aug. 1 Leader is packed with five pages of Back to School information for the Tomahawk School District and St. Mary's schools. There are teacher photos, a district staff roster, supply lists, open house dates, new principals and much more. The edition is on newsstands now, at the Leader office and available through an Online Edition version right here!

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NEWS UPDATES & news briefs

News briefs from the Aug. 22 editions of the Tomahawk Leader:

**Sus family plants roots deeper in the community, now locally owning, operating two convenience stores: Tomahawk BP to the north at 1327 N. Fourth St., and the other to the south at 434 S. Tomahawk Ave. There's a feature story on the businesses in the Aug. 22 Tomahawk Leader.

**Matt Turkiewicz completes project for Eagle Scout honor.

**Court updates on James T. Schmit, Ellen L. Tran and Cody Jenson.

**Elections Commission deactivates 350,000 during voter list maintenance. Local numbers listed.

**New report shows tobacco still deadly problem in Oneida County.

**Some information about the upcoming Price County Fair.

**If you know some one who could use a helping hand keeping their home warm, local participating Lennox dealers (including Premier Heating and Cooling of Tomahawk) want to hear from you. For the eighth year in a row, dealers are participating in the Heat U.P. Wisconsin program, a project by the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Lennox dealers as a way of giving back to their communities. To nominate a family, go to or stop in at a local participating Lennox dealer and pick up a form. Simply explain why this family should have a new furnace and submit it before Sept. 5. There is no cost for the installed furnace to the chosen recipients.

**Scenes and winners from the Tomahawk Lions Club 10th Thrilla on the Grilla.

**Leader Co-Publisher/Editor Kathy Tobin's column is about the 28-1/2 inch walleye she landed in the Lake of the Woods in Canada.

**Ogema Blood Drive listed.

**"Winemaking Up North" discussion at Merrill Library.

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Nature notes

**The Lincoln County Health Department is warning about potential blue-green algae outbreaks that could occur on area waters this time of year. Coming into contact with it can cause health problems for humans and can be fatal for dogs.

**The Senior "Lifetime Pass" to see and explore National Parks is set to increase under federal law from $10 to $80. Seniors age 62 and older still have time to get locked in at the $10 rate before the expense increases Monday, Aug. 28 by visiting the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Headquarters in Rhinelander (across the street from the DMV) before the approaching deadline.

**Also in this week's Tomahawk Leader nature section, the early season bird hunt for Canada goose, teal and morning dove begins Friday, Sept. 1.

**This year's growing season has been one to remember, or more precisely, to forget thanks to the early season deluge of water and more recently deer and blight damage.

**The DNR Outdoor Report notes the first signs of fall are starting to show in the Northwoods.

**This week's Tomahawk Fishing Report talks about a banner "summer fishing pattern" that has been producing walleye, big smallmouth bass as well as some dandy panfish caught on the Tomahawk area flowages in the past week.

**Look for updates to our Fishing Report and City Editor Jed Buelow's blog on our Message Board. Jed even landed a 40-plus musky and has a picture in the paper to prove it!

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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.

**Menards has part-time openings.

**Join the growing Customer Service and Pharmacy Teams at Doctors Foster and Smith.

**Tomahawk Bus Company is looking for part-time School Bus Drivers.

**Premier Heating and Cooling in Tomahawk is participating in the Lennox Heat U.P. Wisconsin program, helping to give away 100 high-efficiency furnaces to households in need.

**The 2017 Official Tomahawk Fall Ride Guide has been posted Online as we await its return from the printer. See the item and link above.

**Because of the Labor Day holiday, the Tomahawk Leader has an early deadline of noon Thursday, Aug. 31 for the Sept. 5 issue.

**Save your spot in the Tomahawk Leader upcoming Historical and Progress Edition. Contact the Tomahawk Leader today.

Look for classifieds online, too.

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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.

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2017 Tomahawk Community-wide Rummage Sale

Lincoln County Supervisory Districts

Never Forgotten Honor Flight

Philippine Orphan blog

Tomahawk Area Directory of Voluntary Organizations

Pressing Matters - Larry M. Tobin

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