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Trappers get firmer bobcat count

(Photo Story) There’s a bobcat in Prentice that really likes city living. The cat keeps a close eye on neighborhood birdfeeders and rarely roams farther than a half-mile outside its hometown. Not typical habitat for an animal that is said to prefer thick, forested areas and coniferous swamps. Not typical, indeed, but that is exactly what the Department of Natural Resources is finding and is part of the purpose of a new study being conducted to determine bobcat numbers in the Northwoods and to learn more about the range of habitat they inhabit. Started as a pilot program in Vilas and Oneida counties last year, the bobcat monitoring program has significantly expanded its range this year to include 12 Northwoods counties including Lincoln County. The program relies on trappers to report any incidental bobcat captures that occur so DNR staff can collar the animals prior to release so they can be monitored daily. Look for the story in the Nov. 24 Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands now or through an Online Edition subscription. Shown here are two smaller bobcats that were fitted with GPS collars before they awoke and were released back into the wild.

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Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday

The Nov. 24 Tomahawk Leader has inserts and ads featuring specials for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday. Among our inserts are a 40-page Kohl’s flyer, a 32-page Shopko Hometown flyer and a coupon-packed Tomahawk Ben Franklin insert with savings up to 50%.

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**Summaries of full obituaries to be published in the Dec. 1, 2015, Tomahawk Leader:

**Gerald "Jerry" Cook, 84, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, 1949 graduate of Tomahawk High School, signed with Chicago White Sox as an infielder, worked for National Container in Tomahawk and Colby, married Joann "Joanie" Wanke, moved several times and ended up back in Tomahawk in 1962, started business called Tomahawk Outdoor Products, also worked for Green Bay Packaging and later Tomahawk Power and Pulp, serving as mill manager until retiring in 1990 (died 11-26-15; Mass of Christian Burial Monday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, Sunday, Nov. 29 from 4-7 p.m., with parish vigil service and again Monday at the church starting at 10 a.m.)

**Harold C. De Simons, 63, born in Oxford, England, married Lillian Mendoza, pilot by age 17, Army veteran of Vietnam War, retired from Army 21 years later as master sergeant working as an aviation mechanic (died unexpectedly 11-26-15; military funeral Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 10 a.m.)

**Leona A. Phillips (nee Piech), 94, Weston, formerly of Mosinee, survived by a daughter in Tomahawk (died 11-20-15; memorial service Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee).

**Sarah E. Neumeyer, 35, Middleton, born in Wauwatosa, family moved to Tomahawk in 1988, 1998 graduate of Tomahawk High School, while in college worked summers at Harley-Davidson, earned bachelor's and master's degrees, moved to Arizona and back to Wisconsin in 2009, currently employed as a service representative at BMO Harris Bank in Middleton (died 11-20-15; funeral services Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation Friday Dec. 4 from 4-8 p.m. and again Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

**Thomas G. Rick, 80, Tomahawk, born in Shoto, married Jo Bressler, graduate of Bayview High School, Milwaukee, employed by Racine County Sheriff's Department, later as chief of police in Waterford where he was municipal judge, retired in 1990 and moved to Irma for 20 years before moving recently to Tomahawk (died 11-23-15; no formal services; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Nancy A. Stoxen (nee Headsten), 90, born in International Falls, Minn., 1943 graduate of Falls High School, married to Leland Stoxen, Lived in Taylor and Bismarck, N.D., Bayfield, Wisconsin, Iron Mountain, Mich., and Rhinelander, employed as a pharmacist in Bismarck, relief pharmacist in Rhinelander and in 1977 opened own pharmacy, Stoxen Pharmacy, in Tomahawk, and operated until retiring in 2002 (died 11-22-15; service of Thanksgiving Saturday, Nov. 28 at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Rhinelander, visitation begins at 10:30 a.m., in lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Nancy to those pursuing a career in pharmaceutical education; Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, Rhinelander, assisting).

**Summaries of full obituaries published in the Nov. 24, 2015, Tomahawk Leader:

**PENDING: Sarah E. Neumeyer, 35, Middleton, formerly of Tomahawk (funeral services Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk; visitation Friday, Dec. 4 from 4-8 p.m. and again Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 9 a.m.)

**Lorraine Boehm (nee Bloch), 79, Tomahawk, she married Vernon Boehm, he died in 2005, she later married Richard Seufzer, worked for Weinbrenner's Shoe Company in Merrill and Wausau Insurance before retiring (died 11-21-15; funeral Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church, Tomahawk, visitation Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, and continue at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church; in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the church Elevator Fund.

**Erin E. Ernst, 57, Tomahawk, born in Minnesota, married James Dzieweczynski, an artist and homemaker (died 11-21-15 under hospice care; private family memorial service at a later date; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, is assisting; Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, assisting).

**Jeffery Faufau, 49, Green Bay, formerly of Tomahawk, attended schools in Tomahawk, Green Bay and Manitowoc, worked in Green Bay at Aspiro for over 25 years, active in Special Olympics (died 11-21-15; Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk; visitation begins at 10 a.m.; in lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Jeff's name; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Father Edward F. Powell, 87, Tomahawk, born in Chicago, Ill., attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago, ordained May 22, 1954, celebrated first solo Mass in Tomahawk the next day, served parishes in Medford, Winter, Superior, Tomahawk/Pier-Willow/St. Augustine, Merrill, retired in 1994 although he continued to serve the St. Mary's cluster in Tomahawk, Bell Tower Assisted Living, Merrill, and Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital, Tomahawk, founding board member of Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation and received the Partner in Health Award in 1986 (died 11-19-15; Mass of Christian Burial Monday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk; visitation Sunday, Nov. 22 from 4-8 p.m. at the church and again Monday beginning at 9 a.m.; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, is assisting).

**Robert "Bob" Koth, 93, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, married Rose Marie Howes, pilot in U.S. Navy during World War II, served in U.S. Naval Reserves 1949-69, Commander Koth was one of 35 military offices chosen by NaTO to discuss strategies before Vietnam War, owned Sears Store, Koth Hardware Store, Koth LP Gas, Koth Realty & Insurance and Pine Tree Supper Club for many years (died 11-16-15; Memorial Mass with military rites Thursday, Nov. 19 at St. Mary Catholic Church; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisted).

**Janice F. Johnson (nee Schimka), 77, Tomahawk, born in Chicago, Ill., graduate of Maine Township High School where she was later employed as a paraprofessional for many years, married Edward Johnson, spent time at cabin in the Northwoods, upon retirement in 1994, made Tomahawk their permanent home (died 11-18-15; services Saturday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 1 p.m., memorials to Arthritis Research Foundation).

**Carolyn Cwik, 73, Tomahawk (died unexpectedly in Chicago 11-9-15; Celebration of Life Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-4 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk; full obituary to follow).

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Welcome Santa at Saturday’s parade

The Tomahawk Chamber will welcome Santa’s at its annual parade in downtown Saturday, Nov. 28 at 4:30 p.m. Afterwards, youngsters can meet him in the chalet in the Winter Wonderland between The Rodeo and What’s Brewin? The courtyard will feature a live nativity scene performed by Tomahawk United Methodist Church, decorated Christmas trees, a warming fire, and hot chocolate and cookies. Out front, you’ll find free horse-drawn wagon rides. Line up on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Third Street by Century 21. Earlier that day, see the free movie at the Tomahawk Cinema. See an ad in our Ad Center link in the Paper Clips at left.

The Amigas will have their big raffle going on inside The Rodeo that afternoon and evening. (Look for a story in this week’s Leader)

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Fr. Powell and Robert Koth

The passing of Fr. Edward Powell leads to some reflections. Likewise there are some thoughts from people who mourn the loss of Robert Koth. Included is an essay written by his granddaughter, Katie, for the Veterans Day observance back when she was a seventh grader in 2007. Read more in the Nov. 24 issue, on newsstands now and with an Online Edition subscription.

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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:

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

**OTR Drivers sought by Great Lakes Western, Inc., Merrill.

**Cellcom is now hiring a full-time Retail Store Manager and Lead Retail Sales Consultant.

**The Tomahawk Leader is seeking Sales Representatives to serve existing markets and grow the family-owned company.

**Six awesome windows are out there to win in this year’s Tomahawk Main Street Win the Window campaign.

**USIC Locate Technician needed, interviewing now with

**The School District of Tomahawk has openings for part-time Special Education Paraprofessionals.

**Tomahawk High School juniors Erik Zedler, Zach Volz and Kaleb Wegner will put up your Christmas lights and decorations for a free will donation to Ties That Bind Us. Contact or call 715-873-4634.

**The Lincoln County Information Technology Department is requesting proposals for an HP Computer Workstations and Monitor Purchase.

**Nicolet College has part-time teaching opportunities in Academic Success, Dental Hygiene, Mathematics, Philosophy, Computers and Technology, Early Childhood Education, Cosmetology, English, Nursing, Psychology and Sociology.

**Lincoln County’s Emergency Management Department is seeking proposals for an unmanned aerial vehicle purchase.

**Northland Stainless has openings for a Sales & Marketing Assistant, and Plasma Programmer & Machine Operators.

**Snap Fitness is looking for a Fitness Club Manager in Tomahawk.

**The Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce announces Santa’s Grand Entrance Saturday, Nov. 28 during a 4:30 p.m. parade. There’s also a chance to meet him afterwards in the Winter Wonderland. The day also includes two free showings of Minion’s at Tomahawk Cinema.

**UW-Extension has a full-time Nutrition Educator position it’s advertising.

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

Look for classifieds online, too.

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New news & news briefs

**Some of the stories we have in the Nov. 24, 2015, issue include:

**Wisconsin Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett was crowned Miss Venison Feed during the 50th annual event.

**Free meal for anyone Thanksgiving Day. Also the Associated Clergy of Tomahawk invite the public to a Community Thanksgiving Service at Tomahawk United Methodist Church.

**Suspected impaired driver crashes, kills passenger.

**Be sure to read the “What Freedom Means to Me” essay by 14-year-old Sarah Scheele of Tomahawk. She’s the first winner of the Tomahawk VFW Auxiliary Patriot’s Pen competition. She says sometimes we have so much of something or experience it almost every day, we tend to take it for granted. But freedom won’t last forever and shouldn’t be wasted, she notes. You’ll be impressed with her thoughts. Her entry now advances to the district level.

**No school movie day at Tomahawk Public Library.

**Tomahawk High School first quarter honor roll announced.

**Empathy shoes at Tomahawk Elementary School remind us to think of others.

**Savvy Senior: How to guard against deadly aortic aneurysms.

**Red Kettle campaign is underway. This year’s goal is $45,000.

**Love Lights: A time to remember.

**Amigas put on extravaganza adjoining Saturday’s Winter Wonderland. Raffles galore inside the Rodeo support Food Pantry, toys for Kinship.

**The Tomahawk Leader has those always popular 2016 desk calendars!

**Help with Kinship Christmas gifts.

**Read the full stories and much more with an Online Edition subscription.

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Nature items:

**As of 10 p.m. Sunday, registration totals for the state’s gun deer opening weekend were 108,780 animals. According to the DNR , 837 deer were registered in Lincoln County, 699 in Oneida County and 625 in Price County.

**Please send us a photo of your trophy buck, information about any first-time and/or youthful successes, plus information about unusual circumstances. Send them to We’d enjoy sharing the excitement.

**Check our Fishing Report and City Editor Jed Buelow’s blog on our Message Board. He caught a muskie and wants to brag about it!!!

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Sport recap

**The 2015-16 winter sports season kicked off last week, as the Lady Hatchet basketball team hosted Crandon last Tuesday and lost 65-23. Alex Bellile had seven points to lead Tomahawk. Two days later, the Tomahawk girls entertained visiting Prentice and fell 75-29. Sophomore Courtney Theiler led the Tomahawk girls with 13 points.

**At Merrill Friday, the Hatchet boys’ hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie in overtime. Scoring goals for Tomahawk were Max Bembinster and Jakob Panzer. Goalie Danny Hanke had 20 saves.

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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.

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

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Related links

Click here for direct links to web sites related to stories in this week's Leader:

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

Ministry Medical Group

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