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Gas station/convenience store at 8/51

(Photo Story) After reading a letter in opposition from the Lake Muskellunge Protection and Rehabilitation District, and reviewing a series of concerns one by one, the Town of Bradley Plan Commission ultimately voted 4-1-1 to forward to the Bradley Town Board its recommendation to approve a Wagner Oil/REI application to construct a gas station/convenience store on the southwest corner of the US 8 and US 51 interchange. The action came with three conditions. Read what those are and more about the commission’s inquiries concerning and the responses in the Sept. 1 Tomahawk Leader. It’s available at newsstands now and through an Online Edition subscription right here. Also check our Message Board for comments about the project and other topics of interest.

Tomahawk Leader 9-1-2015 issue; Tomahawk Leader Photos by Kathy Tobin
Shoreland zoning halts construction

In the wake of changes made to shoreland zoning in the state budget as part of Act 55, new lakefront development has come to a temporary halt in Lincoln County as local officials await clarification regarding the new statewide standards. At a Lincoln County Land Services Committee meeting held Aug. 13, a number of concerns and questions were raised as several county officials voiced disdain over how a non-budgetary item like Act 55 was pushed through in the state budget without input from the local level and citizens. It was noted at least five permit applicants in Lincoln County have been advised to wait to proceed until more clarity is provided regarding the new shoreland zoning standards so not to be considered in noncompliance once issues are eventually resolved. Read about those changes in the Sept. 1 Tomahawk Leader. You can get the Leader on newsstands now and at the Leader office or through an Online Edition subscription.

Tomahawk Leader 9-1-2015 issue
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New news & news briefs

**The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Tomahawk Public Library, talking about school testing and curriculum.

**After passing on referendum, city to take back up stormwater utility when it meets Sept. 1.

**Financial Focus Tuesdays are free and open to anyone.

**MDA seeking Fall Ride volunteers.

**Mark your calendars: Citywide Dumpster Day Sept. 12.

**Wausau man involved in high-speed chase charged with breaking into cabins.

**It’s PotatoFest time in Rhinelander.

**Bell Tower to celebrate 25 years with Sept. 12 Gala.

**Spirit Flowage drawn down 6 feet over dam safety concerns.

**City to take up yard sale ordinance.

**Invite to “Let’s Take a Ride” as historical society looks at gas stations and dealerships.

**More new teachers in Tomahawk School District. See their pictures as they prepare for opening day Tuesday, Sept. 1.

**Live Sustainable Harvest Celebration.

**Check the Community Calendar for listings of our local Farmers’ Markets.

Tomahawk Leader 9-1-2015 issue
Petition to cut school board

On the advice of the school district’s attorney, the Tomahawk School Board has redirected a petition seeking a change in the number (from 9 to 7) and reapportionment of board members to the Sept. 8 school district annual meeting. The petition containing 105 signatures was submitted by former board member and president Kenneth W. Schulz and requests that the board be reduced from its current nine members to seven and it establish a plan of apportionment to reflect that reduction. The board also hired Terry Reynolds of the Pittsville School District as the new superintendent, setting his salary at $132,000, plus extras. We’ve listed other administrative salaries as approved too. Read the more in-depth stories in the Aug. 18 Tomahawk Leader, available at newsstands now and through an Online Edition subscription.

Tomahawk Leader 8-18-2015 issue
Nature items:

**Dove, early teal, early goose hunting seasons open Sept. 1.

**Take time to transition to fall fishing.

**Treehaven fall programs include Plant ID and Aquatic Plants.

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

Tomahawk Leader 9-1-2015 issue
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Obituaries

Summaries of obituaries to be published in the Sept. 8, 2015, Tomahawk Leader:

**Arlene E. Voelz (nee Genin), 101, Tomahawk and Naples, Fla., born in Belleville, 1931 graduate of Belleville High School, married Robert E. Voelz, they moved to Tomahawk and owned Tomahawk Drug Co. pharmacy from 1948-76 (died 8-31-15; Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 1 p.m., Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, is assisting).

**Glen Edward Gerke, 80, born in Butternut, served in U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and then in the U.S. Navy, married Lorranine Steinbock and later divorced, married Joan (Holmes) Kalmon, worked for Harley-Davidson in Tomahawk (died 8-31-15; funeral service Monday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home, Abbotsford, visitation begins at 9 a.m.

Summaries of obituaries published in the Sept. 1, 2015, Tomahawk Leader:

**Audrey M. Haring (nee Bushar), 82, Tomahawk, born in Merrill, married Emil H. Haring, rural letter carrier for Tomahawk Post Office fore over 25 years (died 8-30-15; Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk; visitation begins at 9 a.m.; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, is assisting).

**Gary R. Mayer, 61, Tomahawk, born in Milwaukee, grew up in Milwaukee, moved to Northwoods in 1984, married Christine Graeber, over-the-road truck driver for many years then settled into restaurant life at Sammy's Subs in Tomahawk in 1991 (died 8-26-15 under hospice care, funeral services Saturday, Sept. 5 at noon at Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 9 a.m.)

**Roamelle F. Nigbor (nee Fredrick), 79, Woodruff, born in Ripon, grew up in Sheboygan area, married Richard Nigbor, elementary school teacher in Sheboygan, worked on prop crew at Sheboygan Theatre Company (died 8-21-15; funeral service Friday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Sheboygan, visitation begins at 9 a.m.; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, is assisting).

**Jerald A. Bumber, 57, Tomahawk, born in Lockport, Ill., married to Linda Grieger, employed with Stodola-Maas Construction Co. for many years (died unexpectedly 8-25-15; private celebration of life; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Leo H. Leffel, 90, Tomahawk, born in Colby, married Joanne Gierl, farmed in town of Frankfort (died 8-23-15; memorial services at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, at St. John Lutheran Church, Edgar; visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Homes & Crematory assisting.

Tomahawk Leader 9-1-2015 issue
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Official Fall Ride Guide HERE: Get ready for Sept. 17-20, 2015

The Official Guide for this year’s Fall Ride for MDA in Tomahawk is posted here for easy reference in preparation for the Sept. 17-20, 2015, event. The popular, pocket-sized Guide that is published by the Tomahawk Leader also is available in hard copy at our office (315 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tomahawk) and businesses throughout the area. The Guide, which grew an extra eight pages this year, is packed with information about activities, live music, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and its fundraiser, Harley-Davidson plants in Tomahawk, the raffle bike, the Thunder Parade and fun rides, a pull-out map and scores of businesses anxious to serve your needs. Check out the pages here and plan a trip to Tomahawk for this huge event that typically draws tens of thousands of motorcyclists to our community, all while helping the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Nokomis multi-purpose trail

There will be an informational meeting at the Nokomis Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. to receive public input concerning a multi-purpose trail proposed in Oneida County. The planned trail would be located in the west right-of-way of County Road L, starting at Buckhorn Road and terminating at the Bearskin Inn. The project development would be over two years. Funding would be through a combined effort, a grant obtained by the Town of Nokomis, and funding assistance and volunteer work on construction and maintenance by the Nokomis ATV Club. According to town chair John Bowman, the town recently received a $14,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources to use for the trail project in 2016. The topic has generated opposition in the form of two Letters to the Editor in the Sept. 1 Tomahawk Leader. Read the story and those objections by picking up the Leader at newsstands or through an Online Edition subscription available right here. We’ve also posted the letters on our Message Board.

Tomahawk Leader 9-1-2015 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:

**Town of Somo Fall Clean-up is Saturday, Sept. 5.

**Oneida County Land Information Department is seeking a full-time Assistant Real Property Lister.

**The Lincoln County Department of Social Services is seeking to contract someone to purchase, install and service a Mondopad, related accessories and video conference connection service at the Human Services building in Merrill.

**Tomahawk Public Library is taking applications for a Shelver.

**Don’t miss Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend Sept. 12-13.

**Menards announces available part-time and full-time positions.

**McDonalds is hiring part-time people to work in Tomahawk.

**Lincoln County Early Head Start is now enrolling for the Home based Child Development Program serving children birth to age 3.

**The Tomahawk Fall Ride pocket-sized Official Guide, published by the Tomahawk Leader, is available through an online link at www.tomahawkleader.com.

**Our Way, Inc has openings for a Registered Nurse.

**Tomahawk Area Interfaith Volunteers announces it intends to apply to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for Transportation Program operating expenses to serve seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Tomahawk area.

**The Tomahawk Leader is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative.

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Tomahawk Leader 9-1-2015 issue
Sport recap: Alumni Race results

**The Hatchet varsity football team made it two in a row, with a 41-0 routing of Pittsville Friday at home. The locals are now 2-0, winning their first two outings by a 76-0 margin. We have the full story and pictures in the Sept. 1 Leader, available through an Online Edition right here or on newsstands throughout the area.

**Former Tomahawk Hatchet wrestling great Alyssa Lampe will compete at the 2015 Wrestling World Championships Sept. 7-12 in Las Vegans as she works to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic wrestling team.

**GO HATCHETS, a special pull-out sports supplement, is in the Sept. 1 Tomahawk Leader. It contains the fall schedule for football, co-ed cross country, girls’ swimming and volleyball, along with team pictures and well wishes. Check it out and cheer on the Hatchets.

**The Hatchet swimmers hosted four other teams for the Hatchet Relays and ended up winning the event.

**Tomahawk’s boys took first and the girls were third at the Ashland cross country invite.

**We have a preview about this year’s volleyball team and note the girls finished eighth at the UW-Whitewater Invite.

**Rollovers and visiting racers, including many from Tomahawk, thrilled race fans at the Eagle River Speedway over the weekend.

**Tomahawk pickleball growing by leaps and bounds. Kathy’s Kolumn talks about her experiences and recommends others try the game. Check the Photo Album for pictures.

Tomahawk Leader 9-1-2015 issue
Alive summer guide here

Be sure to check out and pick up a copy of our 2015 summer edition of Alive in the Northwoods: Your Guide to Businesses and Events. Inside you’ll find information on Music on the River, Pow Wow Days, the Kwahamot Ski Shows, silent sports, including local running races, Tomahawk Fall Ride, the huge antique outboard boat motor show, local history, the first ATV/UTV Jamboree, endless fishing opportunities, kids’ soccer, books by local authors, Thrilla on the Grilla, archery and other shooting opportunities, Tomahawk Public Library, Harshaw Wanderers and snowmobile opportunities, post card collection book, and an extensive Calendar of Events, plus lots of businesses anxious to serve you. It’s a great guide for local residents and for visitors. You’ll find the handy-sized book around town and can view it here.

Tomahawk Leader 6-16-2015 issue
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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 sales@tomahawkleader.com.


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


Your Heart. Our Mission.





Ministry Medical Group


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