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Silver ball at state

(Photo Story) During what was an incredible playoff run that ended with an overtime win to advance and a 2-0 loss to Poynette in the WIAA Division 3 State Championship game to finish as runner-up, the Tomahawk Hatchet softball team left it all on the field and represented their team, school and community in a very positive way in Madison. And while they came up a bit short of their goal to win a championship, their exciting run at state marks only the second time in school history a Hatchet softball team has played in the championship game, the last was back in 1983 when the Hatchets also finished runner-up. Read more and see a photo layout and lots of congratulatory support in this week's Leader, available on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription. Also check the Photo Album.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue; Tomahawk Leader Photo by Jed Buelow
Nelson's sells to Trig's

Paul Nelson, owner of Nelson's County Market, has announced the sale of his store to T.A. Solberg Co., Inc. The transition to Trig's officially takes effect Sunday, June 24. Nelson's is in the midst of celebrating a 73-year-history as a family-owned grocery store. "The stars aligned" and the sale actually jelled over Memorial Day weekend, Nelson says. "Trig is an A+ guy. A man of integrity. He is a generous man," Nelson observes. "He also is comfortable knowing that his employees will be protected. Longtime employee, Tim Hoglund will remain store director. Read about Nelson's plans and Trig's philosophy in this week's Leader, available through the Online Edition.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue
Fatal motorcycle crash

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a motorcycle crash on County Road D at Sunny Point Road east of Tomahawk in the Town of King about 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9. The preliminary investigation showed that the motorcycle being operated by a 51-year-old Merrill man who was traveling with a group west on County Road D when his cycle left the road and struck a culvert, ejecting the operator. Bystanders and a deputy performed CPR but the victim, Philip A. Mattson, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lincoln County coroner. He was not wearing a helmet and it is believed that alcohol played a role in the incident, the Sheriff's Office indicated. This is the second fatal motor vehicle crash in Lincoln County this year.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue
Main Street Memories Car Show, winners listed

Nearly 260 cars were entered in the weekend's Main Street Memories Car Show and up to 300 were on display along side streets. This week's Leader (June 5) features lots of photos. Others also are in the Photo Album.

2018 winners include: Best in Show: Sponsor: Packaging Corp. of America; Winner: Lyle & Susan Jones of Western with their 1933 Plymouth PD.

People's Choice: Sponsor: Tomahawk Community Bank; Winner: George Schuhmacher of Antigo with his 1937 Plymouth 4-Door P-4.

The Mayor's Choice Award (Sponsor: Mayor Taskay) went to Steve & Sharon Schedel of Woodruff with their 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

The Club Participation Award (Sponsor: Tomahawk Monument) went to the WI Road Knights of Wausau.

The Work in Progress Award (Sponsor: A La Carte Care) and the Oldest Vehicle Award (Sponsor: Pine Ridge Mobil) went to John & Susan Bahlow of Wausau with their 1919 Ford Model T.

The Youngest Participant Award (Sponsor: In Memory of Victor Cottrell) went to Kadisyn Ceplina of Wisconsin Rapids with a 1963 Chevrolet Truck.

**Class A Antique: Pre-War 1900-1945, Sponsor: R&J Collision, Winner: John & Susan Bahlow, Wausau, 1919 Model T; ** Class A Antique: Pre-War 1900-1945, Sponsor: Touch of Gold, Winner: Rick Prentice, Merrill, 1939 Buick Sport Coup; ** Class B Antique: Post-War 1946-1959, Sponsor: Tomahawk Ace Hardware, Winner: Micheal Schultz, Kaukauna, 1958 Nash Metropolitan 1500; ** Class B Antique: Post-War 1946-1959, Sponsor: Park City Credit Union, Winner: Cindee & Harry Lenius, Minocqua, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air; ** Class C Stock: 1960-1965, Sponsor: Forestland Sports, Winner: Bill & Eileen Skees, Tomahawk, 1964 Pontiac GTO; ** Class C Stock: 1960-1965, Sponsor: Cottrell Auto Repair, Winner: Russ & Deb Wadzinski, Tomahawk, 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury; ** Class D Stock: 1966-1970, Sponsor: Krueger Funeral Home, Winner: Mark Tiffany, Hazelhurst, 1969 Dodge Daytona; ** Class D Stock: 1966-1970, Sponsor: Schoone Construction, Winner: Randy Springer, Wausau, 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle; ** Class E Stock: 1971-1991, Sponsor: 5 Star Marketing, Winner: Mace, Conover, 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle; ** Class E Stock: 1971-1991, Sponsor: Shorthorn's Bar and Grill, Winner: Jeff Duranso, Wausau, 1976 Pontiac Astre GT; ** Class F Stock: 1992-Present, Sponsor: Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, Winner: James Bourcier, Rhinelander, 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8; ** Class F Stock: 1992-Present, Sponsor: Tomahawk Iron and Metal, Winner: Brian Bettinger, Marshfield, 2009 Pontiac G8; ** Class G Sports Car: All Years, Sponsor: Augie's Collectables, Winner: Denise Lueck & Carl Berg, Wausau, 1957 Porsche Speedster; ** Class G Sports Car: All Years, Sponsor: Strikers Tomahawk Bowl, Winner: Ron Dombrowski, Schofield, 1957 Ford Thunderbird; ** Class H Corvettes: 1953-1996, Sponsor: Robin Myre Electrical LLC, Winner: Victor Smith, Mosinee, 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; ** Class H Corvettes: 1953-1996, Sponsor: Nelson's County Market, Winner: Ron Hilgart, Milladore, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; ** Class I Corvettes: 1997-Present, Sponsor: NAPA, Winner: Julie Berges, Wausau, 2017 Chevrolet Corvette; ** Class I Corvettes: 1997-Present, Sponsor: Corvette Sports, Inc., Winner: Rodney Gaelash, Merrill, 1999 Chevrolet Corvette; ** Class J Tuners: All years, Sponsor: Bear Staffing, Winner: Dan Allbertt, Ladysmith, 2000 Mitsubishi GT Hawk; ** Class J Tuners: All years, Sponsor: Viegut's Do It Express, Winner: Mike Campbell, Ashland, 2006 Nissan 350Z; ** Class K Race Cars: All Years, Sponsor: Oak Ridge Embroidery, Winner: Rudy Suchy, Phillips, 2964 Chevrolet Nova; ** Class K Race Cars: All years, Sponsor: Rodeo Saloon and Pik's Pub, Winner: CJ Hedges Jr., Tomahawk, 2014 Shaw by D. Cain Wissota Midwest Modified; ** Class L 4 Doors: All Years, Sponsor: Calhoun's Auto Repair, Winner: Zac Miller, Weyauwega, 1957 Cheverolet Two Ten; ** Class L 4 Doors: All Years, Sponsor: Honeycomb L.O.F.T., Winner: Beverly Schoepke, Irma, 1951 Studebaker Champion; ** Class L 4 Doors: All Years, Sponsor: American Family Insurance, Winner: : George & Lurella Daubert, Medford, 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible; ** Class M Convertibles: All Years, Sponsor: Happy Snapper, Winner: Ron Knoll, Harshaw, 1963 Chrysler 200 Pacesetter; ** Class N Mustangs: 1964-1973, Sponsor: Northwoods Lube & Tube, Winner: Mark and Kathy Ciesieski, Plover, 1969 Ford Mustang; ** Class N Mustangs: 1964-1973, Sponsor: Northwoods Realty, Winner: Jack Knuese, Minocqua, 1966 Ford Mustang; ** Class O Mustangs: 1974-Present, Sponsor: CIS Insurance, Winner: Troy and Sue Coates, Rhinelander, 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350; ** Class O Mustangs: 1974-Present, Sponsor: Woodland Lakes Realty, Winner: : Chuck Filtz, Hatley, 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca; ** Class P Camaros: 1967-1981, Sponsor: Heritage Chevrolet, Winner: Steve & Sharon Schedel, Woodruff, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS; ** Class P Camaros: 1967-1981, Sponsor: Dunn Financial, Winner: Alan Rossa, West Bend, 1973 Chevrolet Camaro LT; ** Class Q Camaros: 1982-Present, Sponsor: Tomahawk Leader, Winner: Mark Bergs, Wausau, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro; ** Class Q Camaros: 1982-Present, Sponsor: R&J Collision, Winner: Jim Haessly, Junction City, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro; ** Class R Pony Cars: 1964-1974, Sponsor: Fuzzy's Auto Repair, Winner: : Bob Fochs, Mosinee, 1971 Dodge Challenger; ** Class R Pony Cars: 1964-1974, Sponsor: Hometown Chiropractic, Winner: Dave Miller, Weywauwega, 1968 Pontiac Firebird; ** Class S Pony Cars: 1975-Present, Sponsor: Generations Funeral Home, Winner: Tim Denzine, Phillips, 1977 Pontiac Trans Am; ** Class S Pony Cars: 1975-Present, Sponsor: Tomahawk Eye Care, Winner: Mike Weisnberger, Wausau, 1977, Pontiac Firebird Tans Am; ** Class T Trucks and Vans Stock: All Years, Sponsor: Autohaus, Winner: : Dick Diestler, Schofield, 1958 Chevrolet 3100 Apache 1/2 Ton; ** Class T Trucks and Vans Stock: All Years, Sponsor: SUS Convenience Stores, Winner: Rodney Neubauer, Medford, 1965 GMC Pickup; **Class U Trucks and Vans Modified: All Years, Sponsor: Tomahawk Surplus and Silver Threads Boutique, Winner: Dick Splude, Medford, 1947 Chevrolet 3100; ** Class U Trucks and Vans Modified: All Years, Sponsor: Randy's Bambinos, Winner: John Zastrow, Wausau, 1946 GMC Truck; ** Class V Street Rods: 1900-1948, Sponsor: Inshalla Golf Course, Winner: Lyle & Susan Jones, Weston, 1933 Plymouth P.D.; ** Class V Street Rods: 1900-1948, Sponsor: Wholesale Carpet & Tile, Winner: Bill Melchi, St. Germain, 1937 Ford Hardtop Convertible; **Class W Street Customs: 1949-1972, Sponsor: Scaffidi Truck Center, Winner: David Rozich, West Bend, 1953 Chevrolet Two Ten; ** Class W Street Customs: 1949-1972, Sponsor: R&J Collision, Winner: Bob Stalker, Tomahawk, 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS; ** Class X Street Machines: 1973-Present, Sponsor: Komarek Well Drilling, Winner: Brian Kaplan, Rhinelander, 1973 Plymouth Duster; ** Class Y Rat Rods: All Years, Sponsor: Bethel Excavating, Winner: Gary Mesenberg, Tomahawk, 1947 Hudson Rat Rod; ** Class Y Rat Rods: All Years, Sponsor: Tone Dad Racing, Winner: Mike Young, West Bend, 1927 Star Coup Rad Rod; ** Class Z Special Interest, Sponsor: OK Printing, Winner: Bob Henri, Ashland, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee Transformer; ** Class Z Special Interest, Sponsor: Mitch Bayer Construction, Winner: Heidemarie Berna, Hazelhurst, 2003 Saab 9-5 3.0 Turbo.

Tomahawk Leader 6-5-2018 issue
5 Interviewing for elementary principal

The Tomahawk School District received 45 applications for elementary school principal and will be interviewing three of the finalists June 5 and two others June 6, according District Administrator Terry Reynolds. "We had a great pool of applicants to choose from," Reynolds said. The Tomahawk School Board accepted the resignation of current Principal Penny Antell in April. She will continue through the end of the school year and work with summer school through June 22, Reynolds indicated. High school Assistant Principal Stacy Bolder also is assisting with summer school, which was part of her contracted assignment duties, Reynolds added.

Tomahawk Leader 6-5-2018 issue
ONLINE ADS: 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. Click on the ads for a direct link to the sites.

**Kinship of Tomahawk is raffling off a Youth ATV, worth $2,350. Sales support the mentoring program. The Tomahawk Leader has raffle tickets.

**Nicolet College has employment opportunities: Nursing Instructors, Industrial Mechanical Technician Instructor.

**Look for classifieds online, too.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue
Alive in the Northwoods entertainment guide; pdf below

Check out our 2018 Alive in the Northwoods summer entertainment guide. It's included in the May 22 Tomahawk Leader and is on newsstands throughout the summer, and posted in the pdf below. It includes an extensive Community Calendar of Events and has all sorts of information about activities and attractions in the area. It's handy now and great to keep around for visitors.

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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

Nature Notes:

**Look for Fishing Reports in the link at left, and in Nature Editor Jed Buelow's blog on the Message Board.


**Summaries of obituaries to be published in the June 19, 2018, Tomahawk Leader:

**Howard J. Cook, 92, Dousman, former Tomahawk resident, born in Fort Atkinson, veterinarian, officer in Army during World War II, married to Shari Mussehl for 68 years, couple lived in Minnesota, then Dousman where he was a partner in Waukesha Animal Hospital, also cared for animals at Milwaukee County Zoo, developed the Humane Animal Welfare Society's first shelter in Waukesha, real estate and stock investor and philanthropist, retired to Tomahawk in 1980s (died Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Dousman; memorial service Friday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at Ewald Chapel in Three Pillars Senior Living Community in Dousman, visitation Thursday, June 21 at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, Oconomowoc from 4 to 7 p.m. and again Friday at the chapel beginning at 11 a.m.; in lieu of flowers, donations to Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha or Wild Instincts of Rhinelander in his memory.

**Charles H. "Charlie" Severson, 82, Brantwood, born in Spirit Lake, Iowa, grew up in Brantwood area, 1953 graduate of Tripoli High School, married Shirley Peterson, worked as logger and later farming, employed at Owens-Illinois Paper Mill for 40 years, retiring in 1998 (died Tuesday, June 12, 2018; memorial services Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 4 p.m.)

**Laurie Ann Pape, 49, (lost battle to cancer Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Oconomowoc; message shared from her).

**Donald A. Schleif, 81, Mission, Texas, formerly of Merrill, born in Merrill, graduate of Merrill High School, married Nancy Bernarde, U.S. Army National Guard for 12 years and reserves for over 20 years, worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Company, the farming and carpentry, retired from Kraft Foods in 2000 (died Saturday, June 9, 2018, private family celebration at a later date; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, assisting).
**Summaries of obituaries published in the June 12, 2018, Tomahawk Leader
**Peter E. Frasco, 75, Pelican Lake, born in Chicago, Ill., married Gina M. Romagnano. worked many years as chief clerk for the Soo Line Railroad, retired to Pelican Lake area (died Friday, June 8, 2018; memorial service to be held in Illinois at a later date; Krueger Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Tomahawk, assisting)

**Patricia "Patti" L. Gutbrod (nee Schreurs), 69, Tomahawk, graduated from high school in Tyler, Minn., in 1967, married Douglas Gutbrod, worked at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Radiology Transcription Department in Minneapolis, Minn., for 32 years, upon retirement in 2010 couple moved to Tomahawk (died Thursday, May 24 after fighting breast cancer since 2004; memorial services Saturday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 1 p.m.; memorial services also will be held in Arco, Minn., at a later date; memorials appreciated to Aspirus Wausau Hospital Palliative Unit in Patti's name).

**Marvin A. Howard, 86, Town of Woodboro, born in Ladysmith, attended high school in Ladysmith, married Loretta French, moved to Tomahawk, later divorced, married Elaine Smith who died in 2000, married Diana Behling, employed by Solar Permanent in Tomahawk, Omark in Prentice and a company in Lake Mills, when retired moved to Tripoli and owned Howard Welding, in younger years owned Howard's Archery for 10 years in Tomahawk (died Monday, June 4, 2018,; funeral service at SARA Park pavilion, Tomahawk, on Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m., visitation begins at 9 a.m.; in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family in his name; Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rhinelander, assisting.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue
Community Awards Banquet

An evening filled with celebration and surprises was met by a crowd of some 140 people at the 2018 Tomahawk Community Awards Banquet Sunday night. The 63rd annual awards night recognizes service and leadership, often by "unsung heroes." Honored with the coveted Distinguished Service Award was Nokomis Fire Chief Don Richert. Also recognized were: Linda VanStrydonk, LEADERship Award; John Cole, 2018 Employee of the Year; Matthew Turkiewicz, Outstanding Youth LEADER; and Ties That Bind Us, Tomahawk Leader Community Appreciation Award. The night started out with an enthusiastic ovation for the Tomahawk High School softball team that just returned from WIAA state competition in Madison as state runner-up. Head coach John Larson introduced the players and credited their character and cohesiveness as a team. The players and coaching staff were presented with individualized Community Pride certificates. Kinship of Tomahawk's Mentor of the Year was presented to Katie Carlson. Read more in this week's newspaper.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue
The speech that wasn't heard

Many might have wondered why Tomahawk High School named six valedictorians in its graduation program, but only five spoke at the Sunday, June 3 commencement. One student was told her speech was not appropriate for the ceremony, and rather than rewrite her message, she opted not to give it. Read more about the decision by Principal Ryan Huseby and Assistant Principal Stacy Bolder, and Cait Christenson's difficult decision. We've also printed her speech. It's in the June 12 Leader, available on newsstands and in the Online Edition accessed here.

Cait's speech is printed here:

Good Afternoon. Thank you all for attending our Class of 2018's graduation commencement, and the continued educational support throughout the past 13 years of our lives. I think it's appropriate to reflect on some of things I have learned, but also, open a conversation about issues that are bigger than ourselves as individuals.

Early in our elementary education, we began discussing the history of slavery and discrimination in our country. As a 7 year old, I was very saddened to know that kids, people like me, were being treated so poorly. The reconstruction amendments were only the beginning of a revolution towards equal rights. Tremendous progress was made during the civil rights movement, yet today, prejudice and discrimination still exist against minority races in America.

Over America's nearly 250 year existence, women's rights have progressed from non-voting, housewife members of society to influential voting, workplace powerhouses. That all began with the women's suffrage movement and 19th Amendment. I am so proud to be among six female valedictorians, the most THS has had in decades, and they're all strong female leaders. As a young woman, I feel extremely empowered by this progress, yet today, women can't seem to break through the glass ceiling that promotes wage gaps and the male bureaucracy. When women are harassed, feel violated and aren't encouraged to stick up for themselves - the blame falls on them, which takes away the most basic right of having a voice, making them feel foreign in their own bodies.

Over the past 9 months, we have seen heartbreaking stories in the news of school shootings that have left innocent students and teachers with their life in someone else's hands. This issue has gained national attention over the past few months, yet today, as a nation, we are reluctant to confront mental illness and bullying, which has resulted in more deaths than deaths in combat zones in 2018 so far. Students are fearful for their right of an education safely; sadly denied from the power of knowledge.

There are many problems today in society that some people are too afraid to address in fear of sparking controversy and in fear of encouraging acceptance of other's ideas. We all may be individuals headed on separate paths after turning our tassels this afternoon, but together, as the Class of 2018 nationwide, we can make up entire movements, advocating for change. The Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, Women's Suffrage to #metoo, the Columbine Effect to NeverAgain. There are hundreds of problems in the world that we can complain, worry, and be scared over, although there are endless solutions that we as an innovative, driven team, can accomplish to make the world a happier place. As a divided nation, we can put aside our differences and all come together to uplift and accept and respect each other's opinions.

Instead of avoiding the problem; instead of remaining ignorant; instead of encouraging negative stereotypes and passing slurs throughout our society; instead of punishing the victims; instead of telling others how they should live and express themselves - put yourself in their shoes before passing judgement, incriminating, and disrespecting others. It's the golden rule we've been hearing since kindergarten.

We all have the power to treat everyone with kindness and stand up for the people who need it the most.

Don't be fearful of expressing what you believe in, and don't be in fear of talking about social taboos we're too afraid to admit too. We can make changes in our nation and even around the world, just by promoting positivity, acceptance and equity.

Thank you.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue
Rockin' Tomahawk race results below:

ver 150 contestants competed in the Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce's eighth annual Rockin' Tomahawk half marathon/5K held at SARA Park Saturday. Casey Hilderbrandt of Weston was the first to finish in the half marathon in of 1:20:13. Andrew Whitman of Little Chute finished in second in a time just over 1:24. Joselyn Janz was the top runner from Tomahawk. She finished the half marathon in a time of 1:54:53 to finish in 22nd place overall. Tomahawk speedster Arden Ziert took first in the field of 95 taking part in the 5K. The 14 year old finished the race in a blistering time of 19:59.9. Joining Ziert in the lead pack, Keaton Jed took fourth behind a pair of Wausau runners in 21:05 and Rachel Reilly was the top female runner finishing in sixth place overall with a time of 21:54.4.

The Rockin' Tomahawk 5k race featured 95 runners: The top three in each age/gender division of the 5k race were: males 1 to 11; Payton McCue, Rhinelander; Elijah Schaer, Athens; Tyler Busha, Eagle River; females 1 to 11; Lydia Ziert, Tomahawk; Lillian Tassler, Tomahawk; Mikayla Busha, Eagle River; males 12-19; Keaton Jed, Tomahawk; Vladimir Boettcher, Park Falls; Sean Powers, Tomahawk; females 12-19; Emily Lacina, Tomahawk; Brooke Lucka, Warrens; Julianna Maus, Antigo; males 20-29; Clayton Schroeder, Antigo; females 20-29; Amanda Koshak, Madison; Amanda Martinovich, Harshaw; Mallory Dickman, Wisconsin Rapids; males 30-39; Glenn Koshak, Tomahawk; Devon Sova, Eau Claire; Dave Justman, Platteville; females 30-39; Jenna Kriescher, Wausau; Jamie Hein, Tomahawk; Sara Kallerud, Tomahawk; males 40-49; Thomas Schaer, Athens; Dan DeRizzo, Tomahawk; Dominic Janeczko, Wausau; females 40-49; Rachel Tassler, Tomahawk; Katie Eberle, Harrison; Lynell Shumaker, Weyauwega; males 50-59; Ryan Berg, Tomahawk; Todd Nicklaus, Rothschild; Stan Frey, Palatine, Ill.; females 50-59; Virginia Jones, Tripoli; Ocie Kilgus, Rhinelander; Karen Kathamegos, Tomahawk; males 60-69; John Wilke, Phillips; Jeff Schram, Merrill; Rich Reisner, Wausau; females 60-69; Barb Ament, Merrill; Linda Reisner, Wausau; Judy Koshak, Tomahawk; males 70-plus; Roger Martens, Tomahawk; Al Overhaug, Tomahawk.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue
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NEWS UPDATES: News briefs

A summary of just some of the stories you'll find in this week's Tomahawk Leader:

**Juanita Skubal, St. Mary's teacher, and Dr. Bobbi Voermans of Hometown Chiropractic, received special Tomahawk Extended Area Partners in Education (TEAPIE) honors at the 2018 Youth Apprenticeship Community Appreciation Breakfast. Skubal was named Educator of the Year and Voermans received the Employer of the Year Award. Students also presented plaques to their employer mentors, thanking them for supporting CESA 9 Youth Apprenticeship.

**Our Climate Crisis is topic of program at League of Women Voters of the Northwoods program June 12.

**There will be a special presentation with musician Randy Peterson Tuesday, June 19 as part of the Tomahawk Public Library Summer Reading Program.. "Randy's Rocking Reading Show" will start things off for the summer and remind students and everyone attending to visit the library and keep reading throughout the summer. The presentation is open to everyone and will be held at 10:30 at the Tomahawk School District auditorium.

**Badger Boys State has convened its 77th session June 9 in Ripon. Tomahawk High School participants include Ty Gerstenberger, Raleigh Jahn and Evan Plockelman. Badger Girls State's 75th session is June 17-22 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is sponsored by The American Legion Auxiliary. THS representatives will include Abby Norman, Jen DuPlayee, Tiffany DuPlayee and Olivia Weber.

**Ascension Wisconsin Spirit 2 resumes air medical transport services.

**Savvy Senior: New shingles vaccine provides better protection for seniors.

**Music on River announces 2018 free concert lineup.

**Tomahawk Leader fighting the Summer Slide. Look for kids' activities in this week's newspaper.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue
Sports shorts

**After taking down Prescott in extra innings, the Tomahawk Hatchet softball team fell to a good and very experienced Poynette team to finish as runner-up at the WIAA Division 3 State Championship held at Goodman Diamond in Madison Saturday. In a thrilling win to advance that would come down to the Hatchets' last out with two down in the bottom of the eighth, Courtney Theiler smacked an infield hit to bring in Jordyn Kaminski to give Tomahawk the thrilling 3-2 win over Prescott to advance to the championship game where they faced Poynette. The Pumas would get on the board first in the third and added an insurance run in the sixth to claim the WIAA Division 3 State Championship with a 2-0 win. Much more on the game and photos from the state title are in this week's issue of the Tomahawk Leader.

**The Tomahawk Titans notched their first victory of the season taking down Rib Lake 5-3 in Dairyland Leage action at Tyler Kahle Memorial Field Sunday. And the Cubs opened Legion play against Rhinelander Friday and took one on the chin in the 19-0 loss.

**This week's Tomahawk Leader includes results from the Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce's 8th annual Rockin' Tomahawk half marathon/5K run held at SARA Park Saturday.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue
Nature Notes:

**A report from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources suggests the timber wolf population in the state might be beginning to level off after the overwinter count showed a minimum 905-944 wolves now inhabit the state, a 2.2 percent decline from the year prior. Scott Walter, DNR large carnivore ecologist, stated the Endangered Species Act has done its job in reestablishing the wolf population in the state and now is the time to have it removed so the state can resume effectively managing the population.

**The DNR Outdoor Report notes the abundance of young wildlife now emerging, and a local gardener shares just how odd a growing season it has been going pretty much from winter in April to the dead of summer and little in rain May

**Look for Fishing Reports in the link at left, and in Nature Editor Jed Buelow's blog on the Message Board.

Tomahawk Leader 6-12-2018 issue
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Graduate 109; keepsake section published

(Photo Story) Tomahawk High School's Class of 2018 graduated 109 Sunday, June 3 in commencement ceremonies. Among them were a record six valedictorians: Cait Christenson, Dakota Cole, Rachel Dallman, Grace Latzig, Kirstin Marcks and Courtney Theiler, five of whom spoke. Read a summary of their speeches and look for the 16-page Graduation Keepsake Section in the June 5 Tomahawk Leader. Inside you'll find individual pictures of the seniors, their post-high school plans, more than $380,000 in scholarships, well-wishes from family, employers and the community in general, along with lots of pictures from graduation. The newspaper and the special section are on newsstands now or see it in our Online Edition available right here.

Tomahawk Leader 6-5-2018 issue
Business Card Directory; pdf link here

The 2018 Business Card Directory is a new printed piece published by the Tomahawk Leader. Look for a copy in the pdf below. Please support the businesses, too!

**In addition, the businesses featured in this directory join others as part of our Online Business Directory, found at, with a Town Square link to the directory in the Paper Clips column at the left. Look there for places to dine, shop and stay in and around Tomahawk, as well as many needed services. The guide is a handy way to learn more about area businesses.

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2017 Year in Review: In pdf below

Take a look back at 2017 in our Year in Review. There were high points and low points along the way, and the Tomahawk Leader was there, covering many of the events in person. We are eager to show you how varied our news coverage is, and include you among the thousands who currently subscribe, either to the mailed newspaper itself or to our Online Edition available right here. It's our pleasure to serve you week after week.

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Then & Now history, progress section; pdf here

You'll find a wonderful 3-part-, 40-page special "Then & Now" history and progress section in the Oct. 31 Tomahawk Leader. Stop by the Leader office, 315 W. Wisconsin Ave. to pick up a copy. You'll be impressed, whether you're an old-timer or someone new to the community, we promise. We've also posted a pdf copy here.

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