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(Photo Story) Bird’s-eye view

(Photo Story) A bird’s-eye view of the splendid fall colors can now be had from atop the observation tower located at Timm’s Hill, the state’s highest elevation point. Those visiting might even get the chance to spot a flock of geese pass by on their migration south.

Tomahawk Leader 10-6-2015 issue; Tomahawk Leader Photo by Jed Buelow
Prayer Cabin’s powerful message

The view from atop might be breathtaking especially this time of year, but it is the message inside Prayer Cabin at Timm’s Hill that makes the short ride west of Tomahawk well worth the trip. Sitting on just as impressive a hill a stone’s throw away from Timm’s Hill, the state’s highest elevation point at 1,951 feet, the Prayer Cabin provides the public a place to go to pray and experience the divine in the stunning natural beauty that encompasses the cabin. The owner of Prayer Cabin, Steve Swan, said everyone is invited to visit and feel the love of a higher being, regardless of denomination or religious belief. To visit Prayer Cabin, head west on State Highway 86 for about 22 miles, turn left on Rustic Road (RR), and turn right onto Ring School Road (before reaching the Hill of Beans). About a half mile down the gravel road is a welcome sign by the driveway to the little cabin atop the big hill. Visit for the views and depart with peace from a very special place put on this earth to praise God. Read the entire story in the Oct. 6 Leader, now on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription. Also look for photos in our Photo Album.

Tomahawk Leader 10-6-2015 issue
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Fall Ride Photos: Motorcycle invasion

**UPDATE: You’ll smile when you read the story in the Sept. 29, 2015, Tomahawk Leader about this year’s winner of the Fall Ride raffle bike. No we’re not kidding! We also have a story about the well-attended 34th annual Tomahawk Fall Ride and how it has raised at least $120,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) so far.

**From the Sept. 22 issue) The 2015 Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA is history. We had multiple people out taking pictures and have published many of them in the Sept. 22 newspaper. (Check our Online Edition.) We also are posting scenes to our Photo Album (updates have been added, so return often). If you have a picture you’d like to share, please send it to us at with Fall Ride photo in the subject line. We’d also welcome any comments about your time at this year’s ride. Next year’s Tomahawk Fall Ride is Sept. 15-18, 2016. Hope to see you then!

Tomahawk Leader 9-29-2015, 9-22-2015 issues
New news & news briefs

Some of the stories we have in the Oct. 6 issue include:

**Tomahawk author to host new book signing, chat at library.

**Visit artists in their studios during Fall Art Tour.

**Inspect docks and lifts for invasive species this fall.

**Moose seen west of Tomahawk.

**T.B. Scott Library to feature Wisconsin’s Most Haunted.

**Family Caregivers class has tools for person providing care.

**Walk to End Dementia to raise funds for Bell Tower Memory Café.

**Now’s the perfect time to join 4-H.

**Heritage Chevrolet strides against breast cancer.

**Controversially-worded local control of law enforcement support passes County Board.

**Brenda Marcks wins Week 3 of Tomahawk Leader Football Contest.

**Health, Wellness Fair will offer free screenings.

**The Tomahawk Chamber is seeking venison for the 50th feed.

**Check the Community Calendar for upcoming events.

Tomahawk Leader 10-6-2015 issue
Hero’s Goodbye tribute section

The Sept. 29, 2015, Tomahawk Leader includes a wonderful 20-page Hero’s Goodbye tribute to Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Einar Ingman Jr. You’ll find background information, remembrances, photos from 1951 when he was honored by President Harry S. Truman and welcomed home as a hero, scenes from his funeral and admiration from today’s military and business friends in the community. It’s definitely a historical keepsake. Copies are available at our office and through an Online Edition subscription right here.

Tomahawk Leader 9-29-2015 issue
Town Square Business Directory

The Town Square is a great place to check for places to stay, shop and dine while in the Tomahawk area. For information on adding your business link with web site, call 715-453-2151 or email


**Summaries of obituaries that will be published in the Oct. 13, 2015, Tomahawk Leader:

**Marjorie Ann Wohler (nee Bergman), 85, Ogema, born in Sydney, N.D., taught in rural schools in North Dakota and as an enrolled tax agent, married Pastor Richard Wohler, they lived in North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wyoming and Wisconsin prior to retirement (died 10-7-15; funeral service Monday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at Spirit Baptist Church, Town of Spirit; visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m., with a parish service at 7 p.m. Heindl Funeral Home, Prentice, is handling arrangements).

**Summaries of obituaries published in the Oct. 6, 2015, Tomahawk Leader:

**Doreen E. Haring (nee Jahn), 48, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, attended Tomahawk High School, married John Haring, worked as bartender and cook at Schaefer’s Wharf (died 9-29-15; services Friday, Oct. 2 at Northwoods Vineyard Church, Tomahawk; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Jennifer L. Halston (nee Welcome), 64, Tomahawk, born in Menomonee Falls, grew up in Menomonee Falls and Janesville areas, worked for AMC Motors in Milwaukee, moved to Tomahawk in 1995, worked for Lincoln Industries and Handi-Van (died 9-30-15; memorial service at later date; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, is assisting).

**Jerry Lee Funk, 79, Gleason, formerly of Kenosha and Tomahawk, born in Wausau, master's degree at UW-Madison, career in pharmacy in Kenosha and Racine, career at Abbott Laboratories, headquartered in Chicago, director of International Division and consultant after retired, moved from Kenosha and Tomahawk to Gleason (died 9-25-15; memorial service Monday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 4 p.m.; memorials to "It matters to one Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 365, Rhinelander, WI 54501.

**Leona "Lee" Zimmer (nee Voermans), 92, Rhinelander, born in Tomahawk, employed many years at WOBT Radio, married 65 years to Werner Zimmer (died 10-1-15; funeral mass Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church-St. Mary's Site, Rhinelander; visitation from 9-10:45 a.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, Rhinelander).

**Wesley Roger Jameson, 58, Blackwell, born in Laona, grew up in Blackwell, joined National Guard, self-employed logger (died 9-29-15 after short battle with cancer; private services at later date; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, is assisting).

**James LeRoy Strebig, Appleton, born in Medford, 1967 graduate of Shawano Senior High School, served in U.S. Navy, worked for the U.S. Southern Command Headquarters in Panama, married Luisa Gonzalez, served in U.S. Navy Reserves, worked as draftsman for Giddings and Lewis in Kaukauna, Voith Paper, Inc., Appleton, for 28 years, and Headbox Services, retiring in 2004 (died 9-25-15; celebration of life Saturday, Oct. 3 noon-1 p.m. at Valley Funeral Home, Appleton, with memorial service at 1 p.m.)

Tomahawk Leader 10-6-2015 issue
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Referendum likely for capital projects

Just like many other communities across the state and closer to home, the city of Tomahawk will likely soon head to referendum to seek funding to maintain the city’s street system and to help pay for a number of costly capital improvement projects. The Tomahawk Common Council held a special meeting to discuss options available to create a new revenue source for the city to use for projects like stormwater improvements at Kings Hill and at the corner of Kings Road and Bradley Farm Road, for reconstructing the city’s portion of CTH S and other costs to maintain Tomahawk’s roads and infrastructure system valued at around $100 million. There’s an extensive story and charts in the Oct. 6 Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands now and through an Online Edition subscription here.

Tomahawk Leader 10-6-2015 issue
Garage sale restrictions

The Tomahawk Planning and Zoning Commission will take up a proposed garage sale ordinance Tuesday (Oct. 6). The city reviewed garage sales ordinances already in place in Rhinelander and Merrill in drafting the rules being considered for Tomahawk. The proposal would limit hours garage sales can be held from 7 a.m. till 7 p.m. and restrict each residence to holding just two during each calendar year. It would limit each sale to no more than four consecutive days each. The Tomahawk Common Council is expected to take up the ordinance later in the evening when it meets at City Hall at 7 p.m. If approved, a public hearing on the change would take place prior to a second reading and possible approval of the new rummage sale ordinance. The action comes after a perpetual sale in the city earlier this year that raised numerous complaints.

Tomahawk Leader 10-6-2015 issue
Nature items:

**Ron Nerva among wardens honored for saving lives. Read the story in the Oct. 6 Leader, available on newsstands and with an Online Edition subscription by clicking here.

**Ruth Oppedahl of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin visited Tomahawk Saturday to share her views on the state’s conservation position/efforts. Wisconsin's parks, conservation education and endangered resources experienced significant and unprecedented funding reductions this year, jeopardizing some of the things Wisconsinites love most about this state: its lands, waters and wildlife. This includes the cut of an $84,100 nonprofit capacity grant that the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin has received annually since 2000. In response to these developments, Foundation Executive Director Ruth Oppedahl is headed out on an 18-day kayaking trip down the Wisconsin River from source to mouth starting Sunday, Sept. 27. The initiative, called the "I Heart Wisconsin: River Trip," is Oppedahl's effort to celebrate the state's cherished outdoors and to inspire others to do what they can to help. She is expected to be in Tomahawk at the library around Saturday, Oct. 3 as she paddles through 10 counties: Oneida, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Wood, Columbia, Sauk, Dane, Iowa and Grant. Her trip will end Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the confluence with the Mississippi River at Wyalusing State Park, where foundation staff, members, board members and partners will join in paddling her trip's final miles. "Getting out in nature is the best way to restore hope," Oppedahl said. "There's no better way to experience Wisconsin's outdoors than to go straight down the middle, north to south, on the river that gave our state its name. The Wisconsin River captures the history of our state in a nutshell."

**All deer/bear registrations now done electronically.

**Check our Fishing Report and City Editor Jed Buelow’s blog on our Message Board.

Tomahawk Leader 10-6-2015 issue
Sport recap

**The Tomahawk varsity football team defeated host Cadott 46-2 Friday. Halfback Dane Borchardt scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one pass reception), and quarterback Kaleb Kaminski threw for 326 yards and three TDs. The Hatchets improved to 4-3 for the season.

**The girls’ swim team beat Lakeland 100-70 Thursday. The Lady Hatchets won seven of 11 events. Annaluz Fox set a new school record in diving, and Mikhayla Kleich lowered the school record in the 500-yard freestyle.

**The Hatchet volleyball team lost 3-2 host Mosinee last Tuesday. Lady Hatchet stats leaders at Mosinee were: Hanna Meyer, 19 kills, 14 digs and five aces; Colynn Behling, seven kills; Hannah Feest, 13 digs; and Becca Doughty, 39 assists. Tomahawk defeated visiting Rhinelander 3-1 Thursday. Tomahawk stats leaders against Rhinelander were: Meyer, 20 kills, 13 digs; Behling, 12 kills; Feest, seven digs; and Doughty, 44 assists. The Tomahawk girls played Auburndale as a dual meet Saturday and won 3-0 by scores of 25-17, 25-18 and 25-18. Stats leaders against Auburndale were: Meyer, 13 kills, nine digs, six aces; Theiler, nine kills; Feest, nine digs; and Doughty, 37 assists.

**The co-ed cross country team competed in Edgar Invite last Tuesday. Both the boys’ and girls’ squads placed second among the field of 11 schools. Tomahawk senior Dani Whiting won her first invitational title of the season as she cruised to a season-best time of 20:16 over the 5k course. Senior Troy VanStrydonk led a tightly grouped pack of Hatchet boys to the tape with a sixth-place finish in 17:34, which was his seasonal best time. He was followed closely by Alex Johnson (seventh, 17:52).

Tomahawk Leader 10-6-2015 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:

**McDonald’s is hiring part-time people to work in Tomahawk.

**A local assisted living provider has an opening for a Director to manage their Tomahawk facility.

**Champion Septic seeks a Septic Truck Driver.

**Highway Workers are needed by the Lincoln County Highway Department.

**Advanced Barrier Extrusion (ABX) is looking for individuals to be part of their team, including Production Associates and Maintenance Technician.

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

**Hilgy’s L.P. Gas Inc., Tomahawk, is staffing a full-time HVAC Specialist.

Look for classifieds online, too.

Click on an ad itself and go right to the company’s website, if available.

Tomahawk Leader 10-6-2015 issue
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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Related links

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Never Forgotten Honor Flight

Partners in Parkinson's

Philippine Orphan blog

Tomahawk Area Directory of Voluntary Organizations

Tour de Fox for Parkinson's Disease

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