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Ryan Huseby selected new THS principal

(Photo Story) Pending Tomahawk School Board approval at the May 9 meeting, current Tomahawk High School Assistant Principal Ryan Huseby has been selected to step in as principal when Scott Swenty retires at the end of June. District Administrator Terry Reynolds noted the district completed interviews with two finalists. Thirty-seven applications were received initially. The runner-up was Wendell Quesinberry, principal at Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake Schools. "The pay and benefits have not been determined/approved yet, though the benefit side will not change from what Ryan has currently," Reynolds said. Swenty currently has a salary of $104,938. Swenty will retire as of June 30. Huseby will begin his new duties July 1.

**The Tomahawk School District preliminary wage offer increase to teachers and non-union representatives is 1.26 percent, the maximum allowed.

Tomahawk Leader 4-25-2017 issue; Contributed Photo

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Drug-trafficking house

Focused on removing minor children from a drug-endangered environment, law enforcement officers, including members of the Merrill Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, conducted a search warrant of an allegedly known and ongoing drug trafficking house at 300-1/2 Genesee St., Merrill, about 12:30 p.m. last Monday, noted Merrill Police Chief Corey Bennett. Among those arrested were Shawn R. Boyd, 45, Merrill, who rented the property, and five others, including Justice Stadler, 22, Tomahawk; Tyler Hedges, 22, and Sierra Bacher, 19, both of Merrill; Austin Heil, 19, Edgar; and two unidentified juveniles, a 16 year old from Merrill and a 15 year old from Wausau. Boyd is charged with a felony of maintaining a drug trafficking place, and misdemeanors of possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of neglecting a child. Read the entire story in this week's Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription (special going on now!)

Tomahawk Leader 4-25-2017 issue
NEWS UPDATES & news briefs

**Tomahawk man facing charges of injuries to a child.

**Mock accident to precede THS prom.

**Tomahawk Stove Junction honored with Valor North American Sales Achievement Award.

**Free Mental Health First Aid trainings.

**Spirit Legion Pancake Supper April 29.

**Senior Follies play coming to Ogema Town Hall.

**Believe it or not: An artistic look at grocery carts.

**St. Mary's Parish Mission.

**TAIV fundraising banquet features hometown entertainment, historic trivia, auctions.

**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 news@tomahawkleader.com.

Tomahawk Leader 4-28-2017 issue
Nature items:

**In this week's Tomahawk Leader local fishing guide Buck Derleth provides some tips on getting ready for the upcoming fishing opener May 6. Tomahawk DNR Conservation Warden Pat Novesky shares how the change of season brings a change in duties as more and more people look to get out and enjoy time in the outdoors. The DNR Outdoor Report shares how turkey strutting now taking place is timely with the spring turkey hunt underway. And the Tomahawk Hunter Safety Group is now accepting enrollees into their hunter education course for a hunter education certificate (class is limited to 40 students so early registration is recommended). Call Hutch at 715-453-5819 for more information.

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

Tomahawk Leader 4-25-2017 issue
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15 years for attempted suffocation of 76 year old

A 47-year-old Merrill woman, Stacey Hansen, will spend 15 years in state prison, followed by 10 years of extended supervision after being found guilty due to an Alford plea of intentionally trying to kill a 76-year-old man and first degree reckless injury. Entire story in this week's edition.

Tomahawk Leader 4-25-2017 issue
Obituaries

**Summaries of obituaries to be published in the May 2, 2017, Tomahawk Leader:

**Beverly Gaedtke (nee Spangler), 89, Palmer, Alaska, born in Rhinelander, married Herman Gaedtke Jr., moved to Alaska in 1962, cooked and waitressed at local cafes (Frontier Cafe, Valley Hotel, Butte Cafe), stylish at any age and turned heads even at age 89; what June loved most was her family, three generations often spend long holiday weekends together, enjoyed fishing, boating, playing cards and being together, always singing, attended Real Life Church (died 4-13-17; services at Real Life Church on the Palmer-Wasilla Hwy. on Saturday, April 29 with Pastor Barry Orazalli officiating, viewing at 1 p.m., funeral at 2 p.m., with a celebration to follow.)

**Summaries of obituaries published in the April 25, 2017, Tomahawk Leader:

**Robby R. "Bubba" Troutman, 63, Tomahawk, born in Moses Lake, Wash., family moved to Wisconsin in 1954 where he grew up in Milwaukee, attended Nicolet High School, owned Troutman Roofing and Bubba's Bar, moved to Tomahawk in 1992, owned many businesses and built Tomahawk Fall Ride into nationally known motorcycle event (died 4-19-17; Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 29 at Nokomis Community Bank beginning at 2 p.m.; memorials suggested to National Heart Association in his memory; arrangements by Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk).

**Eleanor Maki (nee Dilley), 83, Prentice, born in Crawford County, married Lawrence Plude, later divorced, married Sidney Roger Dean Maki, operated Pick-A-Dilley resort on Stone Lake for number of years (died 4-20-17; funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 at Heindl Funeral Home, Prentice, visitation begins at 9:30 a.m.

**Edith M. Wanie (Steinbach), 98, Tomahawk area resident, born in Tomahawk, 1936 graduate of Tomahawk High School, married LeRoy R. Wanie, employed many years at Hanke Supermarket, lived in West Salem area for past 20 years (died 4-17-17 in Onalaska; funeral services Friday, April 21 at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk).

**Gladys Cameron, born in Wittenberg, Married to Bob Cameron, moved to Tripoli area in early 1970s (died 4-10-17; no funeral services).

**PENDING: John Neumeyer, 78, Tomahawk, (died 4-23-17; arrangements pending at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk).

**Mary "Fra" Wickland (nee Laulette), 90, Tomahawk, born in Chicago, Ill., graduate of Senn High School, married Jack Wickland, spent many years visiting Tomahawk and moved here in mid-1970's (died 4-15-17; funeral services Saturday, April 22 at noon at Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 10 a.m.)

Tomahawk Leader 4-25-2017 issue
THS Prom April 29

Tomahawk High School's Junior Prom takes place Saturday, April 29 between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. This year's theme is "An Endless Night." The Grand March takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the district auditorium. Spectators will be allowed to enter through Door #6 (only) at 7 p.m. Spectator passes will be sold at the door for $5 per person. After the Grand March, spectators will have an opportunity to take pictures and then will be asked to exit through Door #6 by approximately 8:30 p.m. so the students can begin their dance.

Tomahawk Leader 4-25-2017 issue
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Tomahawk Leader 4-25-2017 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:

**Late Classified: Moving Sale, 4846 W. Heiress Lake Rd., Harshaw: generator, antique brass headboard and footboard, Body Solid gym, Bike E recumbent, 7 piece patio set, pedal boat, picnic table, power hand and garden tools, two twin beds, slow cookers, bedding, speakers, CDs, toys, puzzles, games, lawn cart, Christmas decorations and much more. No clothing. Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Everything must go.

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

**School Bus Drivers sought by Tomahawk Bus Service.

**Employment Options Inc. seeking full-time temporary Assembly Positions.

**Tomahawk Health Services seeks RNs, LPNs, CNAs. Has $3,000 sign-on bonus.

**Full-time CAN for night shift and casual RNs for all shifts announced at Riverview Health Services, plus $3,000 sign-on bonus.

**Country Terrace of Wisconsin in Tomahawk seeking Caregivers & CNA's.

**Packaging Corporation of America, Tomahawk, is advertising for an Accounting Clerk.

**Treehaven has full-time and part-time positions including Assistant Kitchen Manager and Food Service positions.

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Tomahawk Leader 4-25-2017 issue
Sport recap

**Back to back no hitters and a win over a state-ranked opponent Friday at Hatchet Field wrapped up an impressive week for the Tomahawk Hatchet softball team. Two Hatchet pitchers, Rachel Dallman, combined to no hit the Wausau East Lumberjacks 7-1. Dallman followed it up with another no hitter a night later as Tomahawk rolled over Northland Pines by a 19-3 score. The Hatchets finished out the week hosting state ranked Division 4 Athens at Hatchet Field, Tomahawk's first home game of the season, and won in thrilling fashion 7-5 to improve their overall season record to 5-1.

**The Tomahawk Hatchet baseball team will look to get back on track after a pair of GNC losses to Northland Pines and Medford last week. Tomahawk hung with Northland Pines for much of the game before the wheels came off in the sixth inning at Tyler Kahle Memorial Field. The Eagle hitters put up a 10 spot on the board to get the lopsided 13-2 win. On Friday, Tomahawk traveled to Medford and was unable to hang onto a lead late in the game and fell by a score 9-8.

**Tomahawk golf notched a pair of first place finishes at invites held in Prentice and a home meet held at Inshalla Country Club. The team shot a 174 at Prentice for a seven shot win over their nearest competition, Hurley's 181. On Friday, the Hatchets hosted an invite at Inshalla Country Club and tied with Ashland, each scored 341, to win the seven-team meet.

**The Tomahawk track and field co-ed team is back in action this Thursday as they travel to Northland Pines to take part in an invite that gets underway at 4:30 p.m. Last week, the Hatchets competed at an eight-team invite at Mosinee and the girls' team finished in 6th place and the boys in 7th place.

Tomahawk Leader 4-25-2017 issue
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Church break-ins

**The Tomahawk and Merrill Police Departments are investigating after multiple churches were reported broken into following the Easter holiday weekend. The Tomahawk Police Department early Monday morning was investigating reports of break-ins at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church and Prince of Peace Christian Church in Tomahawk that had occurred sometime overnight Easter Sunday. Officers in Merrill are also in the process of preliminary investigations into a pair of break-ins that were reported at Christ United Methodist Church and St. Stephens United Church of Christ in Merrill.

Tomahawk Leader 4-18-2017 issue
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