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by Webmaster
Wed Jan 22, 2003 12:33 am
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Seniors: Be a kid again, dance the afternoon away
Replies: 0
Views: 3596

Seniors: Be a kid again, dance the afternoon away

Senior citizens take note: Here's a chance to act like a kid again! Area seniors, including nursing and rehabilitation home residents, are being invited to dance the afternoon away this Sunday in the Tomahawk High School gym. The stage will already be set - the decorations in place. The gym will be ...
by Webmaster
Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:40 am
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Tobacco compliance rate a black eye for Tomahawk
Replies: 39
Views: 10970

Tobacco compliance rate a black eye for Tomahawk

Tomahawk got a black eye last week in the matter of cigarette sales to kids. A compliance check by police showed that nine of 14 establishments licensed to sell cigarettes offered to sell them to someone not 18 years old. That's illegal, and it's just under a whopping 65 percent failure rate. Actual...
by Webmaster
Wed Sep 04, 2002 6:17 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Hope no one notices …
Replies: 0
Views: 3689

Hope no one notices …

On one hand, having a local name on the state ballot for governor could be considered an honor – what a power trip to see your name alongside some of the state’s big-wigs. And, while we have to give a local teacher, George Pobuda, credit for the gumption he showed in doing something about his politi...
by Webmaster
Tue Aug 27, 2002 2:50 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Don’t limit Venison Feed menu to beef only
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

Don’t limit Venison Feed menu to beef only

Tomahawk’s annual Venison Feed has been one of the most popular public relations tools the community has had. Generations of visiting hunters have stopped for the popular charcoal-cooked burgers made possible by donated venison, cooked by volunteer chefs. It’s been no secret that, probably from Day ...
by Webmaster
Tue Aug 27, 2002 2:48 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: 4-year terms should benefit everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

4-year terms should benefit everyone

The sheriff’s race in Lincoln County’s Sept. 10 primary election is proving to be one of the most contentious in years. There’s debate over budget issues, squad car use, office/jail space – even the merits of a K9 search/rescue unit. It’s no secret that there’s divisiveness in the department itself....
by Webmaster
Tue Jul 30, 2002 8:46 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Must be credence to cougar claims
Replies: 38
Views: 14025

Must be credence to cougar claims

People in the Tomahawk area are again reporting cougar sightings. There have recently been two reports, one of two cats near County Road S and a sighting of a single cougar off County Road E. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) receives about 50 reports of cougar sightings each year, with the ...
by Webmaster
Tue Jul 16, 2002 4:25 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Schulz will be missed, mill will endure
Replies: 0
Views: 3785

Schulz will be missed, mill will endure

The current shake-up at the Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) Tomahawk mill is of great concern to everyone in the Tomahawk community. That mill, which locals refer to simply as “The Mill,” has always been a cornerstone of Tomahawk, providing hundreds of good-paying jobs.<p>We were surprised to...
by Webmaster
Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:56 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Pow Wow Days
Replies: 10
Views: 3751

Re: Pow Wow Days

Watch the names closely. The last post was made by Webster, not Webmaster.<p>The Webmaster!
by Webmaster
Wed Jul 03, 2002 1:35 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Pow Wow Days
Replies: 10
Views: 3751

Pow Wow Days

We are asking people to recall their favorite Pow Wow Days or what they like best. This is the 50th anniversary...<p>Please have a safe and happy 4th!
by Webmaster
Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:07 am
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Dockominium case floats big concerns
Replies: 5
Views: 3786

Dockominium case floats big concerns

When we were made aware of the “dockominium” issue, we thought it was something that people in our area should know about. While the current case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court involves a specific property in far southern Wisconsin, it has implications that could impact every private dock owner ...
by Webmaster
Wed Jun 19, 2002 6:01 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Stick with Plan A on Hwy. 86 project
Replies: 0
Views: 3507

Stick with Plan A on Hwy. 86 project

The City of Tomahawk is revisiting the issue of the design of South Tomahawk Avenue. A design for this project was approved by the City Council last June after considerable debate. We say stick with Plan A and don't waste money re-engineering the project.<p>As previously approved, the plan calls for...
by Webmaster
Tue Jun 11, 2002 7:35 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Is testing car-killed deer for CWD too obvious?
Replies: 4
Views: 2739

Is testing car-killed deer for CWD too obvious?

When the call came in to the Leader office with that suggestion last week it was like, well, duh…why didn't we think of that? Or, more appropriately, why didn't the Department of Natural Resources think of it? Okay, so they did…sort of. But we don't think their response was adequate.<p> The discover...
by Webmaster
Tue Jun 11, 2002 7:32 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Main Street Memories 2002 car show results
Replies: 0
Views: 6164

Main Street Memories 2002 car show results

More than 260 cars were registered for the 2002 Northwoods Cruisers Car Club eighth annual Main Street Memories car show Memorial Day weekend. Winners are listed below with business sponsors in parenthesis:<p>Model Car Contest – Division 1 (To 8 years of age): First, Cory Carstensen, Medford (R&...
by Webmaster
Tue May 21, 2002 1:22 am
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: What’s great about Tomahawk and the surrounding are***
Replies: 1
Views: 1845

What’s great about Tomahawk and the surrounding are***

Included with this week’s issue of the Tomahawk Leader is our annual publication, aptly titled “What’s Great About Tomahawk and the surrounding area.” Inside it you’ll find features on organizations, events and a whole lot more that make the Tomahawk area great place to live, work and play. We inclu...
by Webmaster
Tue May 14, 2002 9:02 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Church can restore faith shaken by priest sex scandal
Replies: 16
Views: 6323

Church can restore faith shaken by priest sex scandal

The Roman Catholic Church has recently decreed a “zero-tolerance” policy regarding priests who molest children. Who can argue with that, right? But, that it took the church hundreds of years to make that statement – or that the statement had to be made at all – leaves us utterly dumbfounded.<p>The C...
by Webmaster
Tue May 07, 2002 11:54 am
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Fish or cut bait on Kaphaem Road extension
Replies: 0
Views: 3646

Fish or cut bait on Kaphaem Road extension

The Tomahawk City Council is looking at a motel development proposal near the intersection of Hwy. 51 and 86 tonight (Tuesday). <p>It’s one of those areas that’s a no-brainer for that type of tourism-related development. However, the logistics of getting landowners, developers and the city to work t...
by Webmaster
Thu May 02, 2002 11:37 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Do not to go jail; collect $73,000
Replies: 4
Views: 2860

Do not to go jail; collect $73,000

We find the Tomahawk School District settlement with fired district administrator John Sarnow hard to swallow. We know there are lots of people in the community who feel the same way.<p>Seventy-three thousand dollars sure seems like a sweetheart of a severance package for a guy who just got fired. I...
by Webmaster
Tue Apr 23, 2002 2:59 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Awareness key to tornado safety
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Awareness key to tornado safety

What are the chances of a real multiple-tornado storm system striking Wisconsin on the very day that a statewide tornado drill is scheduled? Ironic indeed. Numerous funnel clouds were spotted in the Tomahawk area and one even touched down on Hwy. 8. Along with the tornado activity came some of the b...
by Webmaster
Wed Apr 17, 2002 10:54 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Glad to see some agreement on Fall Ride
Replies: 0
Views: 3546

Glad to see some agreement on Fall Ride

The outcome of Friday’s City of Tomahawk License and Permits Committee meeting was encouraging. It seems an agreement has finally been reached to keep the Fall Ride on track. We would urge the city council to take the committee’s recommendation and approve the event license application.<p>The plan t...
by Webmaster
Wed Apr 10, 2002 11:20 am
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Joint library system just makes good sense
Replies: 1
Views: 1813

Joint library system just makes good sense

We think it’s time that the State of Wisconsin took a closer look at the statutes regarding libraries in the state.<p>For years, northern Lincoln County townships have been trying to find a way to establish a joint library with the City of Tomahawk to fund the Tomahawk Public Library. The current sy...
by Webmaster
Wed Apr 03, 2002 12:50 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Are Fall Ride dances worth the cost?
Replies: 3
Views: 2479

Are Fall Ride dances worth the cost?

There’s been some heated discussion lately if it’s worth it to pay a recommended $30,000 – $40,000 for the extra police protection, emergency services costs and miscellaneous expenses in order to have the two street dances held on Wisconsin Avenue during the Tomahawk Fall Ride weekend in September.<...
by Webmaster
Tue Mar 26, 2002 3:53 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Outside set of eyes
Replies: 2
Views: 2037

Outside set of eyes

We have to admit now that when the Tomahawk School Board found itself without a district administrator and faced with a potential $300,000-plus deficit during some delicate budget planning times, we simply assumed members would look to its recently retired leader when hiring a financial consultant. ...
by Webmaster
Tue Mar 19, 2002 1:55 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Education part of solution
Replies: 1
Views: 1732

Education part of solution

Friday, March 8, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, responding to action taken by the Joint Finance Committee, voted to suspend undergraduate admissions at all of its 26 campuses, including UW-Marathon County. The suspension may remain in effect until there is assurance that UW Sys...
by Webmaster
Wed Mar 06, 2002 10:55 pm
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: State budget plan starting to hit home
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

State budget plan starting to hit home

We're already seeing the wide-reaching impact of Gov. Scott McCallum's proposal to eliminate shared revenues to local governments - and the budget repair bill isn't even through the Legislature yet.<p>The Tomahawk City Council has a contingency plan in the works to reduce its budget to make up for t...
by Webmaster
Tue Feb 26, 2002 9:35 am
Forum: In Our Opinion
Topic: Put a leash on Mytton
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Put a leash on Mytton

How is it that a guy with a civil service job can get away with dictating the future of Wisconsin’s deer herd?<p>Bill Mytton, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) leading deer biologist, seems intent on hacking away at the state’s remaining deer population with more Zone T hunts next fall in sp...

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