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by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Wisconsin lagging behind
Replies: 2
Views: 12453

Wisconsin lagging behind

The blockage of access to needed medication for cancer patients is a prime example of the focus of the GOP legislators in Madison. Rather than helping the state and its people, they are working to consolidate political power and repay their corporate contributors. Look at a few of the items passed b...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Great Trail System
Replies: 0
Views: 35626

Great Trail System

A Letter to the Editor in the March 25, 2014, Tomahawk Leader. There's also a story there, online at http://www.tomahawkleader.com and in our Online Snowmobile Trail Report about the new snowmobile legislation. In reference to Kathy’s Kolumn in the March 18 Tomahawk Leader: Enjoyed the story in the ...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Good Samaritan could be jailed
Replies: 3
Views: 12247

Good Samaritan could be jailed

You'll want to read to story in this week's Tomahawk Leader (12-10-13) about the Good Samaritan who came to the rescue when a fight broke out at the 2013 Fall Ride that injured a police officer. He is the key witness in the trial (that incidentally seems very rushed) and works out-of-state as a stor...
by Tomahawk Leader
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Farewell Jay Leggett
Replies: 2
Views: 12092

Farewell Jay Leggett

Sad news. News has arrived that our Hollywood friend, Jay Leggett, age 50, died after hunting last night. It's a shock and he will be missed. If there's any comfort at all, he died doing something he loved (his DVD/movie) was proof of that, and the Tomahawk area was his "home." He always c...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Common Core Standards
Replies: 0
Views: 35677

Common Core Standards

The Wisconsin Senate and Assembly Select Committees for Review of the Common Core Standards Initiative hearing takes place between 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Dr., Wausau. The Tomahawk School District supports the standards as noted in an article...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dementia-induced surgery
Replies: 0
Views: 35798

Dementia-induced surgery

Last week (Oct. 1 Tomahawk Leader issue), a reader felt compelled to write a message about her mother who went into hip replacement surgery apparently healthy, but now suffers from dementia. She thinks people need to be warned about the potential consequences. The piece is called, “And the cake neve...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Parking lot needs trees
Replies: 0
Views: 35464

Parking lot needs trees

A Letter to the Editor in the Aug. 27, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: The new Merrill Walmart parking lot fails in green space. The first parking lot was a drab blazing hot asphalt island parking lot like any big city parking lot. It looks like the new parking lot will be another asphalt island. Take pride ...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Lake Mohawksin Lake Association
Replies: 3
Views: 12735

Lake Mohawksin Lake Association

A Letter to the Editor published in the Aug. 20, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: Soon the Friends of Lake Mohawksin will be conducting the annual meeting. Undoubtedly, again the Association will express the desire to change the organization from a “Lake Association” to a “Lake District.” When you lakefront p...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Exposé of blight in city
Replies: 5
Views: 14557

Exposé of blight in city

A Letter to the Editor published in the Aug. 20, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: Bravo! Bravo! Kudos to Larry for his Ups-N-Downs writing in the Leader Aug. 13, 2013 in his suggestions of good practices regarding appearances of businesses in appealing to customers. It reminds me of appearances I and a number...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Thrift Cellar donations
Replies: 0
Views: 36329

Thrift Cellar donations

A Letter to the Editor published in the Aug. 13, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: St. Mary’s Thrift Cellar wishes to thank all the Tomahawk residents who have donated items to us over the years; without these donations we would not exist. We are especially grateful for those who drop off their items in the de...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: We’re in this together
Replies: 8
Views: 17104

We’re in this together

A letter in the July 23, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: How very interesting when Shopko needs financial help to come into Tomahawk, an area thus far avoided by the retailer, TIF District funding is “found.” When the Fourth Street Bridge was deemed unsafe, grant money was “found” to not only fix the bridge,...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Wonderful group of young folks
Replies: 0
Views: 34920

Wonderful group of young folks

A letter in the July 23, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: Hats off to our “young” Tomahawk people – Being the “grandma” of the group of 22 people from Grace Lutheran Church who just returned from the trip of our life to Africa, I feel I need to write this letter. We had the most wonderful group of young peopl...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Farmer’s Market vs. Youth enterprise
Replies: 4
Views: 12034

Re: Farmer’s Market vs. Youth enterprise

A letter in the July 23, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: No more flea markets this year An open letter to the Tomahawk Community: We would like to thank you for your past support of the Washington Square Flea Market that has been hosted by the Tomahawk Area Girl Scouts for the past twelve years. Your generou...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Farmer’s Market vs. Youth enterprise
Replies: 4
Views: 12034

Re: Farmer’s Market vs. Youth enterprise

A letter published in the July 23, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: Lessons learned I have never felt the need to do a letter to the editor, but after attending a Park & Rec meeting pertaining to the snafu that is happening between the local Girl Scouts and the new Farmers market, I have to respond. I am ...
by Tomahawk Leader
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Farmer’s Market vs. Youth enterprise
Replies: 4
Views: 12034

Re: Farmer’s Market vs. Youth enterprise

A Letter to the Editor in the July 16, 2013, Tomahawk Leader We love growing, sharing Many farmers’ markets operate under the umbrella of a non-profit organization even while the individual vendors attempt to operate for profit. Attempt is the key word because most vendors in these markets are lucky...
by Tomahawk Leader
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Farmer’s Market vs. Youth enterprise
Replies: 4
Views: 12034

Re: Farmer’s Market vs. Youth enterprise

A Letter to the Editor published in the July 16, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: We have been an asset I have always had a great respect for Girl Scouts and the community projects they have been involved with. I was a Girl Scout a great many years ago. However, that being said, I am angry that the Leaders of...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Farmer’s Market vs. Youth enterprise
Replies: 4
Views: 12034

Farmer’s Market vs. Youth enterprise

This Letter to the Editor was published in the July 9, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: First, I would like to clarify that this letter is not to reflect on the Tuesday, Downtown Main Street Farmers Market, but is reflective of issues that have occurred with the “new” Tomahawk Famers Market held on Thursdays ...
by Tomahawk Leader
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Shopko Hometown
Replies: 10
Views: 16237

Shopko Hometown

Check out the story about the proposed Shopko Hometown retail store in this week's Tomahawk Leader. We also are covering all the city meetings today (April 16) dealing with the topic and will have follow-up coverage.

What are your thoughts about the proposal?
by Tomahawk Leader
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Lincoln County Judge Race
Replies: 3
Views: 12918

Re: Lincoln County Judge Race

A related letter in the Feb. 26 Tomahawk Leader: Lincoln County will decide whether to retain Judge John Yackel. Since last October, Judge Yackel has proven himself to be an efficient and capable Judge. He has proven he can make the right decisions based upon the law and not based on emotion or outs...
by Tomahawk Leader
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Lincoln County Judge Race
Replies: 3
Views: 12918

Re: Lincoln County Judge Race

Russell has familiarity of community, values Dear Fellow Lincoln County Voters, In a few short days, on April 2, you will vote who is to be your Circuit Court Judge for Branch 2 in Lincoln County. Having sat in that chair for more than 12 years, I have more than a passing interest in the election. I...
by Tomahawk Leader
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Lincoln County Judge Race
Replies: 3
Views: 12918

Re: Lincoln County Judge Race

Police Association Local endorses Judge Yackel I am writing on behalf of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association Local Lincoln County Association 438. In the past several months we have had the opportunity to work closely with and observe Judge John Yackel serve as Lincoln County Circuit Court...
by Tomahawk Leader
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Lincoln County Judge Race
Replies: 3
Views: 12918

Lincoln County Judge Race

The following series of three Letters were published in the March 26, 2013, Tomahawk Leader. Feel free to add your thoughts. Want impartial judge; keep politicians out of courtroom I’m writing this letter in regards to the April 2nd election for Judge in which I support Rob Russell. I met Rob some 5...
by Tomahawk Leader
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Wins program losing funds
Replies: 0
Views: 35285

Wins program losing funds

This letter was in the March 26, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: Wisconsin has made great strides in decreasing youth tobacco use in Wisconsin. In 2000, a third of Wisconsin high school students regularly smoked. Today that number stands at 13.1%. Limiting underage sales of tobacco products has played a key ...
by Tomahawk Leader
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Latvian-Gleason connection
Replies: 0
Views: 35772

Latvian-Gleason connection

This letter was in the March 26, 2013, Tomahawk Leader: (Editor’s note: This came via Sharon Karow, a genealogist in the Merrill area who teaches classes and is involved with the North Pines Genealogy Group.) Hello, My name is Antra Celmins, and I'm a Canadian-based genealogist focused on Latvian ge...
by Tomahawk Leader
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Town of Nokomis Board action/Election
Replies: 6
Views: 13758

Re: Town of Nokomis Board action/Election

Treasurer does not agree with Nokomis board direction To the Town of Nokomis Residents As many of you know I have decided not to run for Treasurer of the Town of Nokomis in this spring election. I feel blessed to have been able to meet and serve the residents of the town. The clerk and I worked toge...

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