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Medal of Honor stamp; folio features Ingman

(Photo Story) Medal of Honor recipient Einar Ingman, Tomahawk, is among those featured in the second installation of a prestige folio the United States Postal Service has created and will unveil this Saturday, July 26, to pay tribute to those who have earned the nation's highest award for valor in combat in the Korean War. The new prestige folio includes 20 forever stamps, as well the photos of 13 Korean War Medal of Honor recipients, including Ingman, and the names of all Medal of Honor recipients from the Korean War. Look for an in-depth story about Ingman's lifesaving actions and previous injuries in this week's Leader, available on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription here. The cover of the folded folio includes one each of the two Medal of Honor stamps surrounded by photographs of 13 of the last living Medal of Honor recipients. Clockwise from top center, these men are Hector A. Cafferata Jr., William R. Charette, Duane E. Dewey, Rodolfo P. Hernandez, Thomas Jerome Hudner Jr., Einar H. Ingman Jr., Hiroshi H. Miyamura, Ola L. Mize, Ronald E. Rosser, Tibor Rubin, Robert Simanek, James L. Stone, and Ernest E. West. Four of the 13 honorees (Charette, Hernandez, Mize and Stone) died before the stamps were issued. The Tomahawk Post Office front desk is open from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays and has a limited number of stamps initially available.

Tomahawk Leader 7-22-2014 issue; Contributed Photo
Local veterans keep jet pilot's memory alive

Darrell Rasmussen was just 5 years old when his father, Dale, a captain in the Air Force, died in a fiery crash during a training run May 2, 1961, in a remote area of northern Wisconsin. Darrell, even as a small child, made it his life's mission to find the crash site, and ultimately pay homage to his father by not letting his memory die, too. And, so it was that his life would eventually intertwine with some retired military men with ties to Tomahawk: Curt Myers, Doug O'Callaghan and others, like Eric and Craig Doman and Tony Lehmann, from the Rhinelander-Tomahawk National Guard NCO Club, leading them down a new path that paid tribute to Capt. Rasmussen and the others who perished in the name of freedom. Read an extensive story about the circumstances of the crash, and new friends who worked through tough conditions to memorialize the site (two crashes in the area within months of each other) and the men who died there. "This started out as a son's dream or a family's dream and was made a reality only by the determination and discipline of a dedicated group of selfless veterans and their friends," Darrell says. Look for related pictures in the Photo Album and the entire story in this week's newspaper and through an Online Edition subscription.

Tomahawk Leader 7-22-2014 issue
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**Summaries of obituaries to be published in the Aug. 5, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:

**Herbert T. "Herb" Sosinsky, 82, Tomahawk, born in Wonewoc, 1949 graduate of Hillsboro High School, married Marvalene Urban, Elementary Education degree, Masters in Administration, taught grades 7-8 at Soldiers Grove School in Vernon County 1955-57, couple moved to Tomahawk in 1957, taught grades 7-8 and served as principal at Bradley State Grade School until 1963, taught grade 8 math at Tomahawk Junior High School until 1965, became principal of Tomahawk Elementary School 1965-1990, served as alderman on Tomahawk City Council (died 7-28-14; Celebration of Life Gathering Thursday, July 31 4-7 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk, graveside service at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hillsboro; memorials to Lincoln County Humane Society and Tomahawk Food Pantry).

**Andrew "Andy" Piekarski, 68, Tomahawk, born in Necedah, married Lisa Zamzow, veteran of U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam, earned political science and accounting degrees, couple came to Tomahawk in 1989, worked for various accounting firms before starting own business, Andy Piekarski CPA (died 7-28-14; Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation Thursday, July 31 from 4-7 p.m. at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, and again Friday at the church at 10 a.m.

**Gerald "Jerry" Steinbach Sr., 73, Brantwood, born in Tomahawk, married Carol Heikkinen, who died in 1970, later married Sandra Pajala, worked with Tomahawk Boat Factory, then as welder with Omark Industries, Prentice, and LaFont Industries, Prentice, also a logger and welder with Gustafson Logging (died 7-29-14; funeral services at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 1 p.m.)

**Karen H. Saari (nee Peterson), 79, Tomahawk, born in Chicago, Ill., married Roy Saari, worked as registered nurse and was owner/administrator of three nursing homes in Upper Michigan, wintered in Oro Valley, Ariz., spent summers on Clear Lake in Tomahawk (died 7-29-14; funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill; visitation will begin at 9 a.m.

**Summaries of obituaries published in the July 29, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:

**Ralph R. "Slip" Juedes, 85, Tomahawk, born in Wausau, 1947 graduate of Wausau East High School, served in U.S. Army, married Geraldine Lang,worked at American Can and James River in Wausau, upon retirement couple moved to Tomahawk (died 7-25-14; funeral services Monday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. at Restlawn Memorial Chapel, Wausau, visitation 1-3 p.m., military tribute service, Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, assisting; memorials to St. Mary's Catholic School of Tomahawk for athletic equipment).

**Story on death of Bob Stirn, White Bear Lake, Minn., and Spring Hill, Fla., former Tomahawk School District superintendent, born in Winona, Minn., taught high school history and business education in Blooming Prairie, Minn., and Valders, Wis., master's degree in School Administration, principal at Weston High School, Cazenovia, Wis., and later Spring Valley, Wis., became district superintendent in Tomahawk in 1982 at age 39, later superintendent at Wisconsin Dells Area Schools and school business manager at Sauk Prairie Schools in Prairie du Sac, and superintendent at LaFarge (Wis.) Schools, retired in 2006, married Mary Anne Schilling

**John E. Bailey, 59, Bundy, born in Rhinelander, 1973 graduate of Rhinelander High School, worked at Montgomery Wards in Rhinelander then in St. Paul, Minn., while also managing bar at various establishments, returned to Rhinelander in 1987, in partnership with sister, Sally, they opened Bailey's Town and Country Inn in "Beautiful Downtown Bundy," which he owned and operated until his death, Lincoln County Board supervisor (died 7-19-14; celebration of life Saturday, July 26 from 1-4 p.m. at Bailey's Town and Country Inn, in lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name; Carlson Funeral Home, Rhinelander, assisting).

**Yvonne M. Erickson (nee Fish), 74, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, married Rollie Erickson, in early years was a nurse's aide at Riverview Hospital, later employed with family sawmill (died 7-21-14; funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Tomahawk; visitation at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, Thursday, July 24 from 4 to 7 p.m., and again Friday at the church at 10 a.m.)

**James E. Schubarth memorial service Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Tomahawk (died 11-10-13 in Naples, Fla., where he resided since 1986, formerly of Tomahawk and a summer Lake Mohawksin resident of the past seven years).

**Summaries of obituaries published in the July 22, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:

**Daniel R. Kurth, 48, Tomahawk, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, married Karen Weisinger, employed 21 years as heavy equipment operator for Schoone Construction (died 7-19-14; funeral services Wednesday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at Krueger Family Funeral Home, visitation Tuesday, July 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, and again Wednesday at 10 a.m.)

**Henry W. "Hank" Warren, 87, Minocqua, born in Chicago, Ill., served in U.S. Navy, BA in Electrical Engineering from UW-Madison, career in sales (died 7-19-14; Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Faith Evangelical Free Church of Woodruff Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m., followed by military honors; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Daniel J. Seliskar, 29, Tomahawk, born in Neillsville, attended Neillsville Public School graduating in 2003, married Elicia VerKilen, worked at Packaging Corporation of America (died 7-15-14; funeral services on Monday, July 21 at 11 a.m. at Northwoods Vineyard Church, Tomahawk; visitation Sunday, July 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk, and again Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the church; a memorial fund has been set up at Tomahawk Community Bank for the family.)

**Wendy Hope Sousek-Hallquist, 51, Merrill, born in La Crosse, attended Sparta High School (died 7-14-14; memorial service at Waid Funeral Home, Merrill, Friday, July 18, 2014 at noon, visitation begins at 10 a.m.; donations to help the family in care of Mitch Meider, 9716 Kings Canyon Dr., Peyton, CO 80831.

**Charles P. "Chuck" Koehler, 85, longtime resident of Tomahawk, born in Milwaukee, married Willow M. Erickson and later to Martha N. Taylor, had pest control business in Tomahawk, traveled country as sanitarian for Copesan Company, worked for Jesse Foods and Hanke's Supermarket in Tomahawk, later started his company, Northland, retiring in 1994 (died 7-14-14; Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 1 p.m.; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Sally Ann Brauer (Ungerer), 68, born in Tomahawk, attended Tomahawk High School, married David R. Darge Sr., later to Charles Brauer and had lived in Racine (died 7-8-14 at home; celebration of life Saturday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at Northwoods Vineyard Church, Tomahawk).

**Darald L. Paszek, 63, Tomahawk, born in Milwaukee, graduated from Pius XI High School, employed more than 20 years with Owens-Illinois/PCA Tomahawk Mill as forester in wood procurement department, past 15 years employed as trucker with Roehl Transportation (died 7-13-14 due to complications after a long battle with cancer; Mass of Christian Burial at 3 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk; visitation begins at 1 p.m.; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Carol R. Fieri (nee Griffen), 80, Tomahawk, born in Chicago, Ill., married Henry Fieri, moved to Tomahawk with family in June 1999, owner of Best Western Lake-Aire Motel on Nokomis (died 7-11-14; memorial services at later date; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Harry E. Welke, 81, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, grew up in Somo Lake area, 1950 graduate of Tripoli High School, served in U.S. National Guard, worked for Department of Natural Resources in fire control for 38 years, retiring in 1988, married Marion Selmer, former supervisor and chairman for town of Wilson (died 7-12-14; private family service at later date; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, handling arrangements).

Tomahawk Leader 7-22-2014 issue
Allegedly pocketed money promised vets

A mother from Tomahawk, Andrea Michaud, and her son, Brian Michaud, formerly of Tomahawk and now of Milwaukee, have been accused by the state Department of Justice of using their coupon book promotions firm, Double Up Promotions Inc., to pocket money that had been promised to disabled veterans (See Photo Album). The complaint says they never did give any of the money to charity and used it instead to pay gambling debts and child support, then promoted a second book and gave prize trips to Mexico that were part of a special drawing to friends. Andrea Michaud also serves as Town of King clerk (there's a related Letter to the Editor from the town chairman) and is an officer with the Tomahawk Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary. Read the entire story in the July 22, 2014, Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription link here.

Tomahawk Leader 7-22-2014 issue
Tomahawk Leader Lake Series: Lake Mohawksin

Don't miss the two-page spread in our Lake Series, this week (July 15) on Lake Mohawksin. There are some incredible historical pictures (including the old boat lift that connected Lake Alice and Lake Mohawksin) and information on fishing on the lake, as well as an update on the local lake association and attempts to form a lake district. It's a very interesting read. The first in our series was about Lake Alice (see pdf below). Lake Nokomis will follow shortly. Both features are available with an Online Edition subscription or contact us at the Tomahawk Leader, 715-453-2151.

Lake Alice (July 1 issue): See the two-page spread on Lake Alice in the July 1, 2014, Tomahawk Leader and in the pdf below, part of a series we're doing on local lakes. Learn how Lake Alice got its name, some more about its history, what its lake association is doing, some of the invasive species on the lake, location of boat landings and much more in this edition of the Leader, available on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription.

Tomahawk Leader 7-15-2014, 7-1-2014 issues
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Death of County Board Supervisor: News tidbits

**NEWS UPDATE: Lincoln County Clerk Chris Marlowe announced the July 19, 2014, death of Lincoln County Board Supervisor John Bailey, who represented District 18. He was born May 13, 1955. Arrangements were pending.

Lincoln County will be posting a supervisor vacancy notice in the July 29 Tomahawk Leader. District 18 includes the Town of Harrison and Town of King/Ward 1. Letters of interest/qualifications to replace Supervisor Bailey will be taken until 10 a.m. Aug. 6 with Robert Lussow, Board Chair, % Lincoln County Clerk's Office, 801 N. Sales St., Merrill, WI 54452. The County Board expects to approve an appointment at its Aug. 19 meeting. For more information, call 715-539-1019.

**Highlights of some of the other stories that appear in the July 22, 2014, newspaper include the following. Consider an Online Edition subscription to find out more.

**Take a Selfie of you enjoying the Tomahawk Leader or Leader Extra, or find a creative way to display the paper, and you could win $25. See the pdf of our contest below and start snapping.

**Grace Lutheran Church group to tackle Grand Tetons as part of annual trip.

**Explore Your Family History with special program at library.

**Babysitting Training for grades 5-8.

**Shriner's Ski Show and Nokomis Lawnmower races, plus Crandon's Kentuck Day Festival among area events. Check Community Calendar for extensive listing.

**See artisan studios during Northwoods Art Tour: 32 unique shops, 3 in Tomahawk.

**Crime Stoppers lists Inshalla Country Club among investigations

**THS Class of '42 reunion.

**Lone motorcyclist injured on Hwy. 8.

**Safety Day Camp for Kids.

**Copper Box back by popular demand.

**Exhibiting at County Fair part of 4-H tradition.

**Dr. Pickens new Ministry pediatrician.

**IT job growth projected to rise; Nicolet College to hold career training info sessions, with one in Tomahawk.

Check out how to see the Tomahawk Leader e-edition anytime, anywhere via the link below.

Tomahawk Leader 7-22-2014 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. This week's posted listings include lots of HELP WANTED ads:

**Care Partners Country Terrace Assisted Living announces its facility will open in the summer of 2014.

**Welders needed ASAP in Prentice, through Bear Staffing.

**Delivery Driver to work out of Minocqua office through Ritchie Lakeland Propane Company.

**Country Terrace, new assisted living facility in Tomahawk, has full- and part-time Caregiver and CNA positions for all three shifts.

**Golden Living Centers-Tomahawk seeks CNAs.

**Seeking Apprentice or Wisconsin Licensed Journeyman Plumber for Krueger Plumbing, LLC, Merrill.

**The Tomahawk Leader has a fun "Selfie" photo contest. Take your picture somehow using or enjoying the Tomahawk Leader or Leader Extra and you could win $25.

**Enjoy the Sayner Street Fair Sunday, Aug 3.

**You're invited to Dr. Foster & Smith Open House Job Fair July 31.

**There's a sign-on bonus at Friendly Village Nursing Home & Rehabilitation for PM shift full-time CNAs.

**Learn more about the Benefit Package and $2,000 sign-on bonus at Friendly Village Nursing & Rehabilitation for full-time and part-time LPNs.

Click on an ad itself and go right to the company's website, if available.

Tomahawk Leader 7-22-2014 issue
Sport recap

**Bob Skubal wraps up 42-year coaching career.

**The Tomahawk American Legion Cubs baseball team improved to 22-1 with wins last week over Rhinelander, Altoona and Rock Falls. Friday, the Cubs beat Rhinelander 9-3 behind excellent pitching from Jared Jarvensivu and Kaleb Kaminski. Four Cubs batters hit doubles, including Fletcher Schoone, Brad Jarvensivu, Kevin Bolder and Steven Renn. At the Rock Falls ball yard in Irma Saturday, the Cubs knocked off Altoona 9-2, as Jon Nyberg and Bolder combined for the win. Bolder also had two home runs to pace he Cubs' hitting attack. Against Rock Falls Saturday, Cubs pitchers Jordan Shilts and F. Schoone earned the victory, while Bolder smacked his third homer of the day in the 9-6 Tomahawk triumph.

**Second annual Don Lintereur Memorial Run set for Aug. 2. Sign up at

**School sports physicals offered.

**Volleyball camp.

**Tomahawk National Antique, Class Outboard Motor, Boat Show nears.

**The Northwoods 15U baseball team was the runner-up in the state tournament held at Dodgeville recently. The team was made up of players and coaches from Tomahawk and Rhinelander.

Tomahawk Leader 7-22-2014 issue
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.

Nature items

**Hunters, trappers reminded of Aug. 1 deadline.

**Adorable picture of 3-year-old with a nice smallmouth bass, caught on his 3-foot-pole.

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

**See the Lake Series in the Tomahawk Leader. The July 1 segment features Lake Alice, complete with history, pictures and a map. The July 15 segment is dedicated to Lake Mohawksin. They are definitely informative keepsakes.

Tomahawk Leader 7-22-2014 issue
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