|Dance Team headed to Orange Bowl
(Photo Story) For the 18-member Tomahawk Dance Team, the road to a performance at this year’s Capital One Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla., began in late January when Tomahawk coach Marina Olson received a call from WorldStride Heritage Performances inviting the team to perform at the Dec. 31 event. Olson announced the invitation to the team members and their parents, who all said, “Let’s go!” That was the start of the process that included fundraisers to cover the $2,000/girl cost. Read more in the Dec. 16 Tomahawk Leader (available through an Online Edition subscription). The Capital One Orange Bowl that pits Mississippi State and Georgia Tech will be aired Dec. 31 on ESPN at 7 p.m. The halftime show will feature Little Big Town, a country music group, in the middle of the field surrounded by more than 500 dancers.Tomahawk Leader 12-16-2014 issue; Tomahawk Leader Photo by Tom Colstad
New ‘gifted, math’ coach
There’ll be a new coach in the Tomahawk School District. But this one doesn’t have anything to do with sports. A 5-1 majority of Tomahawk School Board members approved the new teaching position last Tuesday night, but not before some vocal opposition and strong questioning from the sidelines. Superintendent Sherry Baker and Director of Instruction Dr. Nathan Hanson indicated that the district has up to $75,567 to hire a Math Specialist and Advocate of the Academically and Intellectually Accelerated (AIA). Based on available funding, the person could have a master’s degree and up to 11 years of experience, Hanson said. The position’s combined focus would be on improving suffering math scores, initially at the elementary level, and in filling a vacant spot in what previously had been termed the Gifted and Talented program. Read about the questions some board members raised and what the former gifted and talented teacher said and couldn’t say in the Dec. 16 Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription here.Tomahawk Leader 12-16-2014 issue
25% sewer rate increase
City of Tomahawk residents will see a 25 percent increase in sewer rates in 2015 to pay for an aging system and make repairs to the Wastewater Treatment facility. Thursday the Common Council approved the fee increase following a public hearing, during which four options were offered and the need for the rate hike was explained. We have more on the action and charts explaining the impact and the age of current equipment.Tomahawk Leader 12-16-2014 issue
NEW NEWS and News Tidbits
**The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is looking for assistance from the public to help them identify some suspects. On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a stolen credit card had been used at a business in the city of Rhinelander. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information that may lead to the identity of the male and female pictured as well as the vehicle. If you have any information that may help identify them, please call 715-361-5100. See the Link immediately below to view the photos. Tomahawk Leader 12-16-2014 issue
**Don’t eat alone this Christmas.
**Filing deadline nearing for April 7 election. See which seats are up for election.
**Tomahawk Packaging Corporation of America employees turn scrap metal into community donation of $19,000.
**Missing town of Harrison man found.
**Maintenance director docked three days.
**We have a chart with a breakdown of Lincoln County municipal tax rolls, including the mill rates.
**Bill and Lynn Mark family gives generous donation to the new VFW Banquet Hall for a pair of lift chairs in the stairwells.
**More than $7,000 raised during Homelessness campaign.
**Thomas Childers inducted into Safe Driver Club.
**New cookbook compiled by St. Mary’s School/Church.
**See scenes from the Tomahawk Figure Skating Christmas Show.
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Multitek to expand to Tomahawk
A company with longstanding ties to the Northwoods is looking to expand operations in Tomahawk at the former Harley-Davidson and Universal Industries facilities on Oneida Drive. Tuesday the Tomahawk Finance Committee reviewed and approved a plan that would make way for Multitek North America to move into the facility located at 227 Oneida Dr. First established in the 1970s and based out of Prentice, Multitek is a hydraulic machine company that specializes in the forest products industry and has since expanded into a number of additional markets. The city was planning to meet with the purchaser last week for a final inspection of the property and to begin the process of creating a developer’s agreement so the sale could take place by Dec. 30.Tomahawk Leader 12-9-2014 issue
Town Square Business Directory
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2013 Year in Review, pdf below
Click on the pdf for the Tomahawk Leader 2013 Year in Review. Week by week story highlights from an interesting year.
**Summaries of obituaries in the Dec. 16, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:Tomahawk Leader 12-16-2014 issue
**John “Jack” Lee DuPont, 75, Tomahawk and Merrill, born in Tomahawk, veteran of U.S. Army (died 12-14-14; funeral services with military rites 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk; visitation begins at 9 a.m.)
**James R. Dallmann, 52, Merrill, formerly of Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, married to Sherryl Runge, 1980 graduate of Tomahawk High School, worked as certified welder and shop foreman at American State Equipment for 27 years (died 12-6-14; funeral noon Saturday, Dec. 13 at Bible Presbyterian Church, Merrill, visitation Friday, Dec. 12 at Generations Funeral Home Tomahawk, from 4-7 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
**Stanley Pleuss Chandler, 90, Appleton, born in Ames, Iowa, married Elizabeth "Betty" Bemis, 1942 graduate of Wauwatosa High School, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, taught for 34 years ion Ishpeming, Mich., Menomonee Falls and Watertown, retired to Tomahawk, eventually moved to California and Ohio before returning to Wisconsin in 2012 (died 12-6-14; celebration of life at The First Congregational Church, Watertown at 2 p.m., visitation begins at 1 p.m.
|State bowling champ
On Saturday, Dec. 6, Tomahawk’s Phillip Bethel traveled to the Wausau area to compete in the Wisconsin Special Olympics state bowling tournament held at Dale’s Weston Lanes and returned home as a state champion in his division. Look for a picture in our Photo Album.Tomahawk Leader 12-16-2014 issue
This week’s Leader contains a 24-page section filled with holiday recipes, Christmas carols and well wishes from area businesses. Look for your Holiday Cheer on newsstands, in area businesses or with an Online Edition subscription. Tomahawk Leader 12-16-2014 issue
**Look for the Winter version of our Go Hatchets pull-out with photos of the teams and the 2014-15 winter sports schedules in the Dec. 16, 2014, Tomahawk Leader!Tomahawk Leader 12-16-2014 issue
All Tomahawk High School winter sports teams were in action last week:
**Boys’ basketball: the Hatchet boys edged visiting Chequamegon last Tuesday in overtime by a score of 54-50; Jordan Roessler led the Hatchets with 13 points, and Brandon Vecchio added a dozen; visiting Antigo triumphed over the host Hatchets Friday 47-32; Roessler and Justin Jarvensivu had 12 points apiece to pace Tomahawk.
**Girls’ basketball: the Lady Hatchet basketball team lost at Wabeno last Tuesday by a score of 25-42; Talyn Jones led Tomahawk with eight points; the Tomahawk girls lost at Antigo 24-62 in a Great Northern Conference contest Friday; Jones led Tomahawk scorers with eight points, followed by Haley FauFau with seven.
**Boys’ hockey: the Hatchets lost 3-8 to visiting Northland Pines last Tuesday; scoring goals for Tomahawk were Alex Ungerer, Steven Renn and Kole Woodall; the Tomahawk boys’ hockey team dropped a 4-5 decision at Waupaca Thursday; scoring goals for Tomahawk were Jakob Panzer (two), Ungerer and Woodall
**Girls’ hockey: the Lady Hatchet skaters lost a Great Northern Conference game 2-1 to host Marshfield Thursday; Erika Vallier scored the lone Tomahawk goal.
**Boys’ swimming: the boys hosted Rhinelander Thursday and lost by a score of 95-72; Nathan Goehe had the only event win for the Hatchets when he won the 500-yard freestyle; wrestling: the Hatchets traveled to Ashland Thursday and defeated the Oredockers 48-30; winners for Tomahawk were: Chase Erdman, 138 pounds, pin; Keagan Jach, 145, pin; Dakota Tomek, 152, pin; Blake Mueller, 160, forfeit; Quinton Wallenfang, 170, forfeit; Slade Erdman, 182, forfeit; Kaleb Kaminski, 195, forfeit; and Dane Borchardt, 220, pin; at the 17-team Wabeno Invite Saturday, Tomahawk won the team championship; individual champions included S. Erdman at 182 pounds, Kaminski at 195 and D. Borchardt at 220.
**Look for the sports schedule in the School Calendar.
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:Tomahawk Leader 12-16-2014 issue
**Georgia-Pacific’s manufacturing facility in Phillips is recruiting candidates for 2 Production Maintenance positions.
**Now hiring Painters, Welders, CNC Operators in Prentice and Production workers in Tomahawk. Apply with Bear Staffing-Tomahawk.
**Dr. Foster & Smith seeking Electrical/Conveyor Maintenance Technician.
**A great gift for Hatchet sports fans: History of Tomahawk Sports Vol. I, II, III and 50 Years of Tomahawk Wrestling by Bob and Donna Skubal. We have them at the Tomahawk Leader.
**Lincoln County Highway Department seeks quotations for a Four Wheel Drive Extended Cab Pick-Up.
**Country Terrace Assisted Living’s multiple locations are now accepting long-term admission applications.
**Full- and part-time positions in the Call Center, Warehouse and Janitorial Maintenance are available at Doctors Foster and Smith.
**Our Way, Inc. has three job openings: two part-time in Supportive Home Care Program; one part-time in Tomahawk CBRF facility.
**Nicolet College lists the classes offered in Tomahawk starting in January, including accounting, business/marketing, economics, English/communications, math, nursing assistant, reading/study skills and speech
**Doctors Foster and Smith is looking for a full time Master Electrician.
**The Lincoln County Sanitary Landfill, Merrill, will accept bidder’s proof of responsibility forms for construction projects to be performed in 2015 and 2016.
**The Lincoln County Maintenance Department requests proposals to install a fire alarm system at two Lincoln Industries locations.
**The Lincoln County Highway Department has an opening for a Highway Worker.
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