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Capping Cancer on Main; Relay for Life

(PHOTO STORY) Capping Cancer on Main took on an impressive presence in downtown Tomahawk last week. Hundreds and hundreds of hats (There's actually a contest to guess how many) lined West Wisconsin Avenue as a visual fundraiser and awareness campaign for this Saturday's American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The project was a joint effort by the Tomahawk American Legion Auxiliary and Tomahawk Main Street. Read about the effort in Kathy's Kolumn in this week's Tomahawk Leader. If you like to support the cause, you can sign a cap in honor or memory of a loved one (caps are at the American Legion or will be at Saturday's Relay). And, if you'd like to get in on the 50/50 raffle and guess how many hats there are on West Wisconsin Avenue, donate a dollar at the Tomahawk Main Street office in downtown Tomahawk before the end of the day Friday.

**TOMAHAWK RELAY FOR LIFE is Saturday, June 25. Includes 10 a.m. Color Run; noon opening ceremony with dove release; 12:30 p.m. Survivor Lap; 9 p.m. Luminaria and much more, all headquartered out of Veterans Memorial Park in Tomahawk. Food and related vendors on site. 5K Color Run is a new event that will start at Veterans Memorial Park and run along Riverwalk to SARA Park and Bradley Park, and then return. Runners get a t-shirt and run by six color stations. For more information, contact Val Nelson at or call 715-966-2398.

Read more about the Relay for Life below and in our Cancer Section in this week's newspaper.

**CANCER AWARENESS SECTION IN TOMAHAWK LEADER: Look for this special section in the June 21 Tomahawk Leader. Stories include a feature on **Stacy Bethel's cancer diagnosis; **Treatment, Survival of Prevalent Cancer Types; **How Cancer is Staged; Cancer Prevention During Midlife; **Cancer in Men: Lowering the Risks; **How to Prevent Cancer or Find it Early; Breast Cancer Awareness: Screenings Can Lower Risk of Dying; **Cancer Survivors Advised to be Extra Careful in the Sun; Ties That Bind Us: Breast Cancer Support, Survivorship; Cancer statistics; **How worry can be dangerous to your health, too; and words of encouragement, support from businesses, medical professionals.

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CC bridge closing for repairs

The bridge over the Tomahawk River on CTH CC will have concrete deck resurfacing and repair work performed starting on June 27. The work should be completed by approximately July 22. The bridge will be closed to all traffic during this project and detour routes will be posted and will include North 4th Street, CTH "A", CTH "U", STH 8 and Tannery Road. Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Lincoln County Highway Department.

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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:

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

**They're seeking a Youth Counselor/Juvenile Correctional Office at Copper Lake/Lincoln Hills School.

**Nicolet College has part-time teaching opportunities in English, Mathematics, Psychology and Sociology.

**Nicolet College is seeking a Student Services Coordinator.

**The Tomahawk School District has an opening for a part-time Library Media
Center Paraprofessional.

**Tomahawk's June 25 Cancer Relay for Life is filled with all sorts of new events. Get involved!

**Enjoy Wednesday nights in Tomahawk at the 2016 Music on the River series.

Look for classifieds online, too.

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Spots Recap

The Tomahawk Titans lost 4-2 to Interwald Sunday in Dairyland League baseball action. Isaac Schoone led the Titans with three hits. The Titans fell to 2-2 for the season.

The Tomahawk American Legion Cubs baseball team lost three of four games at the Rhinelander Rebel Tournament over the weekend. They lost 14-3 to Lakeland Friday, beat Chequamegon 6-5 Saturday morning, lost 12-2 to Rhinelander Saturday afternoon and fell 15-3 to Mosinee Sunday.

The Tomahawk Yankees Senior Babe Ruth squad traveled to Eagle River last Monday and won 9-7. Cole Feest was the winning pitcher. Feest and Shawn Dirkx had three hits apiece.

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**Summaries of obituaries published in the June 21, 2016, Tomahawk Leader:

**Dana L. Theiler (nee Swan), 51, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, married Lee A. Theiler, was an insurance agent for many years, most recently with Cordova Agency in Merrill (died 6-19-16 after courageous battle with cancer; Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk; visitation Wednesday, June 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, ending with a vigil service at 7 p.m., visitation continues Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church; memorials appreciated to Hope Lodge in Marshfield or Ministry Hospice).

**Denise Marie Harubin, 58, Brantwood, born in Beloit, 1975 graduate of Prentice High School, employed by CVS Pharmacy in Taylor, Mich., until retirement (died 6-1-16; memorial service at later date; Heindl Funeral Home, Prentice, assisting).

**Sandra K. Raatz, 71, Tomahawk, born in Unity, Wis., married Marvin Raatz, spend most of her life working in the bar and restaurant business (died 6-14-16; private family services; Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Oiva "Pete" Wakkinen, 88, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, born in Brantwood, U.S. Army veteran, heavy duty mechanic, built dams throughout the west, living in Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Wyoming (died 5-27-16; celebration of life at future date; Bonners Ferry Funeral Home assisting).

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Hwy. 8 Convenience store/gas station

A ground-breaking ceremony was held June 13 for a new convenience store/gas station being constructed at the intersection of State Hwys. 8 and 51 (see pictures in the Photo Album). A longstanding, family-owned business based out of Antigo, Wagner Oil Company is constructing the 4,368-square-foot store on a 4.5-acre parcel of property it owns at the southwest corner of the intersection off South Klade Road on State Hwy. 8. Developers hope to have construction completed by December.

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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 (MDA) 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 based on a group of three doctors and supporting cast stationed at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgery Hospital in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War. "He will forever be known as Mayor Klinger. I promised he would not have to wear high heels if he agreed not to shave his legs," VFW Auxiliary planner Pat Haskin said with a big smile.

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

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New news & news briefs

**Some of the stories/ad information we have in the June 21, 2016, issue include:

**Tomahawk School District will move forward with an operational referendum in April 2017.

**Victim, rescuers reunite: deputy recognized for lifesaving efforts.

**Main Street Memories Car Show winners' list.

**Tomahawk man sentenced to year in prison for shooting brother-in-law.

**Merrill men charged with federal meth charges as part of bigger sting.

**It's festival time: Look for details about **St. Mary's Summer Festival Friday through Sunday, June 24-26; **Midsummer Celebration in Brantwood Saturday, June 25; **BBQ Chicken Fundraiser at the Little Rice Fire Department Saturday, June 25. There's information about these and many other upcoming events on our Community Calendar.

**UTV catches fire in Harrison.

**Kim Brixius earns RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award.

**Tomahawk Public Library part of Bike to Library Week; has special speaker Friday, June 24.

**Tomahawk Elementary School's Sadie Miller wins national Dole poster contest, receives iPad Mini, school gets $1,000.

**Do you have any stories to share for Animal Planet's 'Finding Bigfoot'? They are looking for encounters.

**Tomahawk Middle School honor roll.

**THS recognized for Advanced Placement curriculum.

**Looking for stories in the June 7 Tomahawk Leader about the frog jumping contest held for more than 50 years at the Tomahawk Lions Club Pow Wow Days children's events. Contact Peggy McDowell at 715-453-9632 or

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Seeking veterans' pictures

Gordy Lovsletten of the Tomahawk Historical Society is trying to located photos for a number of local veterans who were killed or died during wartime. Do you happen to have a picture or any information for any of the following:

Merrill Bennett, WWI, MIA;
Louis Jorgensen, WWI, DIS;
Archie W. Tool, WWI, DIS;
Emil Kleinschmidt, WWI, DIS;
Frank A. Liberty, WWI, DIS;
Gordon F. Tozer, WWI, DIS;
George E. Baldwin, WWI, DIS;
Hiram W. Woodruff, WWI, DIS;
Patrick A. Robarge, WWI, DIS;
Wilfred Lehman, WWI, KIA;
Edward J. Trimberger, WWI, DIS;
Vernon R. Switzer, WWI, DIS;
Fred A. Burkland, WWI, KIA;
Arthur A. Langerbloom, WWI, DIS;
George W. Pinnell, WWII, KIA;
William Newton, WWII, DIS;
Floyd Boehnke, WWI, POW/DIS;
Vernon J. Van Norman, WWII, MIA;
William Lovshin, Cold War, DIS;
Donald Shaw, Vietnam, DIS;
Glenn D. Goldbeck, Vietnam, DIS

If you have a picture or information about any of these servicemen, contact Gordy Lovsletten at We'd welcome information, too, at, 715-453-2151 or Tomahawk Leader, P.O. Box 345, Tomahawk, WI 54487 and would pass it along to him.

Pow Wow Days 10k/5k/1 Mile Fun Run

Register now for Tomahawk's 39th annual Pow Wow Days 10k/5k/1 Mile Fun Run taking place July 4 out of Veterans Memorial Park. Last year's race attracted some 700 runners. Register early on-line to save $5 and guarantee yourself a Pow Wow Days commemorative T-Shirt. The 5K and 10K races begin about 8:30 a.m., and the one-mile fun run begins at 9:30 a.m. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. The entry fee for both the 5K and 10K races is $30 if registered by June 26 and $35 between June 27 and July 1. The entry fee for the mile run is $15 until June 26 and $20 between June 27 and July 1. For more information, go to John Zuelsdorf is the local organizer.

Nature items:

**Pete Petta wins AIM Professional Walleye Series Championship, complete with a $56,000 boat.

**Bass tournament set for Lake Nokomis.

**Wisconsin Trappers Association District 3 Sportsman's Rendezvous is Saturday.

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

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Related links

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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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