|Pink caps for cancer
(Photo Story) As part of their Great Northern Conference dual meet, the host Hatchet swimmers and the visiting Medford Raiders all wore pink swim caps to promote breast cancer awareness. The teams also collected more than $500 in food items and cash donations for the food pantry.Tomahawk Leader 10-21-2014 issue; Contributed Photo by Theresa L'Esperance
Main Street trick-or-treating
Four blocks of downtown Tomahawk are decorated for a Fall Festival Customer Appreciation Day with trick-or-treating for the kids from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Extra activities include a free movie, "How to Train Your Dragon Part 2: at 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. at Tomahawk Cinema, sponsored by The Main Attraction. All ages are welcome to the PG film. Northwoods Vineyard Church Kingdom Kids will be serving hot chocolate in front of Kevin Urmann's State Farm Agency during downtown trick-or-treating. Strikers at Tomahawk Bowl has an activity planned and at the Tomahawk Main Street office kids can toss potatoes into milk cans to win apples. A number of businesses will be giving out candy or will be appropriately marked to invite kids inside. Meanwhile Tomahawk's citywide trick-or-treating hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. See safety tips and other communities' hours in this week's Tomahawk Leader and our Community Calendar.Tomahawk Leader 10-21-2014 issue
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**Look for more about these stories in the Oct. 21, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:Tomahawk Leader 10-21-2014 issue
**Ebola and the Northwoods. Also, Ministry Ebola preparedness focuses on ID, isolation, treatment protocols as well as patient, associate safety.
**Emerald Ash Borer arrives in Northwoods; Oneida County quarantined.
** 'Hire me, then fire me' Shidell campaigns for state treasurer.
**Kathy's Kolumn is about a wolf she believes she saw just outside of Bradley Park, only a couple blocks from downtown.
**Polka Party Sunday.
**Focus on sleep adds educational element to Scrap-Out Cancer, with free scrapbooking, card-making.
**Child predators in custody following Oneida County online sting.
**Gaming marathon supports Children's Miracle Network
**Project's goal is to increase literacy, reading skills; connects football team with little fans.
**Tax deed listing.
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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.
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**Arriving after publication; full obituaries will appear in the Oct. 28, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:Tomahawk Leader 10-21-2014 issue
** Phyllis E. Klopp (nee Haseley), 90, currently of Wautoma, formerly of Port Washington and Tomahawk, born in Lake Elmo, Minn., 1942 graduate of Port Washington High School, married Gerald Kopp, 1980 moved to Tomahawk to enjoy their retirement, later moved to Mt. Morris (died 10-21-14; funeral services 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington; visitation begins at 2 p.m.; memorials suggested to Lutheran World Missions).
**William R. Smerz, 81, formerly of Tomahawk, born in Milwaukee, graduate of Tomahawk High School, married to Joyce Nordhaus for 57 years, served in U.S. Air Force, worked for Green Bay Fire Department, retiring in 1987 (died 10-14-14 in Oshkosh; funeral services held Saturday, Oct. 18 at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home, Oshkosh).
**Edith M. Keck (nee Kring), 100, Kohler, graduate of Hiles High School, married Ralph G. Keck in Rhinelander (died 9-16-14; gathering to celebrate her life from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Kohler Village Hall; memorial fund established in her name for the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and Salvation Army; Wenig Funeral Home, Sheboygan Falls, assisted).
**Summaries of obituaries in the Oct. 21, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:
**Dr. Claire Ann Winker (nee Matthews), Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, graduated from Holy Cross High School, married Mac Winker, moved to Texas where she pursued her Doctorate in Psychology at Texas Christian University, in 1978 they moved to Memphis, Tenn., where she formed her own company, Duende, started a consulting business in Memphis and developed Learning Can Be Fun for welfare recipients, turned to consulting and writing, co-authored Mac's book, "Ice Sculpturing in 12 Systematic Steps," couple purchased The Racquet Club of Memphis in 1992 and adopted St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as their official charity, raising over $10 million; sold the Club and ATP and WTA franchises in 2008 and built cottage in Tomahawk, she took up biking riding seriously, was working on a book, "We Are Starving Our Children" (died as a result of injuries sustained while biking on WomenTours in Punakha, Bhutan; funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 9:30 a.m.; funeral services also in Memphis Saturday, Nov. 8 with an 11 a.m. Mass at St. Louis Catholic Church at White Station and Shady Grove, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m.; in lieu of flowers or gifts, consider gift to charity in Claire's name: Winker/Ganz Chair for Tumor Cell Biology Research at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc., Attention: Richard C. Shadyac Jr., ALSAC Chief Executive Officer, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Art Winker Memorial Fund Harrison Ball Park, %Kathy Voermans, N10455 County Road D, Tomahawk, WI 54487; or Dr. Claire Ann Winker Memorial Fund, %Father John Anderson, St. Mary Catholic Church, 320 E. Washington Ave., Tomahawk, WI 54487.
**Memorial service for Marie Farrand, 91, a long-time Tomahawk resident (died 10-24-14; service 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 9 a.m.)
**David E. Krueger, 67, formerly of Tomahawk, born in Merrill, recently married to his companion of 16 years, Linda Welker, veteran of U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam, worked for Owens-Illinois/PCA Tomahawk Mill for almost 30 years before moving to Ohio in 1998, former member of Tomahawk Fire Department (died 10-16-14; funeral service noon Wednesday, Oct. 22 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation will begin at 10 a.m.; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).
**Ernest "Ernie" Lau, 90, Town of Woodboro, born in Stratford, married Elizabeth Hein, employed 31 years at Falk Corporation, Milwaukee, following retirement, they moved to Town of Woodboro in 1985, served in U.S. Army (died 10-13-14; funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Rhinelander, visitation begins at 9 a.m., Carlson Funeral Home, Rhinelander, assisting).
**Susan C. Jaeschke (nee Suprna), 58, Tomahawk, grew up in Milwaukee area, 1974 graduate of Bay View High School, lived in Cudahy before moving to Tomahawk in 2000, worked as a bank supervisor at St. Francis Bank in Cudahy and later in the bookkeeping department at Tomahawk Community Bank (died 10-14-14 under hospice care; private memorial services Saturday, Oct. 18 at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk).
**James Lester "Jim" Chase, 76, Hardenville, Mo, died in Arkansas, born in Westboro, married Katherine Bieniek, worked many years at PCA, after retirement moved to Ozarks (died 10-12-14; no local services planned; arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO).
**Ethel D. Schreibe (nee DeMere), 97, Rhinelander, born in Alberta, Canada, married Paul Scheibe, he died in 1987, later meet her companion, Joseph Kraus; moved to Unites States in early teens living in Waukesha, Oak Creek and Brookfield areas before moving to Rhinelander three years ago, employed as a clerical worker at Briggs and Stratton in Milwaukee for many years (died 10-11-14; private memorial service at Grace Lodge in Rhinelander at a later date; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory of Tomahawk, handling arrangements).
|Breaking cycle of bullying
International author Barbara Coloroso was in Lincoln County busy spreading a message and arming an entire community to recognize and help bring bullying to an end. From stops in Merrill and Tomahawk to addressing the boys and girls at Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School correctional facilities, Coloroso shared from her book "The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander" ways parents, teachers and the community alike can help break the cycle of violence that left unchecked can result in dire consequences. Coloroso's hometown of Littleton, Colo., was once the scene of the worst school shootings in American history, when two young men armed with assault rifles and homemade bombs entered Columbine High School and began shooting classmates on April 20, 1999. "Bullying is not about anger, it is not about conflict," Coloroso said. "It is about utter contempt for another human being. Once I have contempt for you, I can do anything to you and not feel any shame or compassion." Along with "The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander," Coloroso has also written "Kids Are Worth It!" and "Parenting Through Crisis," and is an acclaimed speaker on parenting, teaching, grieving and conflict resolution. Her books are available on Amazon.com and more information can be found at www.kidsareworthit.com. Two of Coloroso's books are at the Tomahawk Public Library. Coloroso's Tomahawk visit with students, school staff and the community was made possible through the youth mentoring organization Kinship of Tomahawk. Read more about her message in this week's Tomahawk Leader.Tomahawk Leader 10-21-2014 issue
Mental health services in school
The Tomahawk School Board last week approved allowing businesses that offer mental health services to students to operate out of the school. In approving the measure, several board members stressed concern that the services be provided discreetly in nondescript locations in the school. Officials said a number of locations have been identified where services could be provided that would not put students at risk of being identified. In other action, the board approved a half-time custodial position following a lengthy discussion over whether or not the position should be expanded to full time. Board member Curtis Powell offered an in-depth formula of how the position could be paid for and noted the health of students amidst recent health scares was something the district needs to take seriously. The board also approved a part-time high school scholarship coordinator for $1,200 after that duty and the Advanced Placement coordinator position became vacant. It was announced that board member Dale Ernst will not seek re-election once his term expires in 2015. The board also announced a date to set this year's tax levy, with a meeting slated Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.Tomahawk Leader 10-21-2014 issue
Tribute to Ingman; Stamp, envelope, bio package available
**See coverage of the Oct. 6 Einar Ingman event in the Oct. 14, 2014, newspaper. There also are pictures posted to the Photo Album.Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014, 10-7-2014 issues
**The Sept. 30 Tomahawk Leader has an extensive tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Einar H. Ingman Jr. in anticipation of the Monday, Oct. 6 celebration of his 85th birthday. Dignitaries, military friends, elected officials, family and the public attended a 10:30 a.m. celebration at the William Buedingen Center, Hwy. 86, Tomahawk. Part of the program included the unveiling of a pictorial postal cancellation in his honor. Pick up a copy of the Sept. 30 Tomahawk Leader for a wonderful community celebration of his life, his sacrifices and his 85th birthday. Additionally, another Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam veteran Gary Wetzel, was in Tomahawk Oct. 6 to congratulate Einar. His story is equally touching. See a link below for that personal account of bravery. The Sept. 30 Leader is available, too, with a subscription to our Online Edition. Watch for coverage of the Ingman celebration in the Oct. 14 Tomahawk Leader.
**The Tomahawk Leader has created a stamp, envelope and biographical insert for Sgt. Einar Ingman, our Medal of Honor hero. The package (which also includes a special cancellation through the Tomahawk Post Office) is now available for $5 at the Tomahawk Leader office (see the pdf below). Proceeds from sales will support the Never Forgotten Honor Flight that takes veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor. Every $500 pays the way for another veteran, so we'd welcome additional donations for that cause. If you'd like the package, send $2 for postage and handling (for up to 4 sets) and $5 for each order to: Tomahawk Leader, P.O. Box 345, Tomahawk, WI 54487 or place a credit card order at 715-453-2151.
**As the 2014 fall sports season winds down, all Hatchet teams were in action last week:Tomahawk Leader 10-21-2014 issue
**Varsity football lost to host Chequamegon 27-18 Friday and fell to 4-5 for the season. Scoring touchdowns for the Hatchets were Jake Borchardt (two rushing TDs) and Jordan Roessler (pass reception).
**The girls' swim team trounced Medford Thursday at the Tomahawk pool by a score of 108-62. The Lady Hatchet swimmers won 10 of 11 events, and Lauren Hilt set a new school record in the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.14) as they improved to 7-0 in the Great Northern Conference.
**The THS volleyball team thumped Northland Pines 3-1 last Tuesday and Medford (3-0) and Antigo (3-1) Saturday to complete an undefeated GNC season and win its second-straight 12-0 GNC championship. Anna Nyberg, Becca Doughty, Hanna Meyer, Megan Lee, Emily Schneider and Hannah Feest played stellar volleyball. The Tomahawk girls' cross country team won the GNC championship Saturday at Minocqua Winter Park behind the efforts of Dani Whiting (All-GNC first team), Emmy Larson (All-GNC first team), Claire Kuehn (All-GNC second team), Talyn Jones, Alex Zedler, Susan Waye and Maggee Renn. The Hatchet boys' cross country team finished second in their competition with Troy VanStrydonk placing 10th overall (All-GNC second team) and Alex Johnson finishing in 14th place (All-GNC second team).
**The Tomahawk flag football program wrapped up its season Saturday at Hatchet field with scores of youngsters in grades two through five enjoying the competition. The kids were coached by Hatchet varsity football players.
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:Tomahawk Leader 10-21-2014 issue
**Seasonal production jobs open at $14 an hour; contact Bear Staffing to schedule an interview.
**Limited-Time offer of specially designed Einar Ingman stamp, postmark, envelope and bio insert through the Tomahawk Leader. Orders support the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
**The Lincoln County Highway Department is accepting quotations for roof repair and replacement at the Merrill Highway Shop.
**Tomahawk Stove Junction seeks an Install and Service Technician.
**The Tomahawk School District has an opening for the 2014-15 school year for above pay athletic assignments: Middle School Girls' Head Basketball Coach; and Middle School Assistant Boys' Track Coach.
**Golden LivingCenter-Riverview is looking for a full-time Night Shift CNA position, with a $1,000 sign-on bonus.
**Lease to town a beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2,272 square feet on North Mill Street in Merrill.
Click on an ad itself and go right to the company's website, if available.
** The Wisconsin wolf harvest season began Wednesday, and by Sunday all but two of the state's six zones were closed to further harvest due to quotas being met, exceeded or approached.Tomahawk Leader 10-21-2014 issue
**The Tomahawk Chamber is accepting venison for the 49th annual free Venison Feed that will take place Friday, Nov. 21 in downtown Tomahawk. Venison needs to be cleaned and deboned, and can be dropped off at the chamber office weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Direct questions to 715-453-5334.
**Check our Fishing Report and City Editor Jed Buelow's blog on our Message Board.
Win in Football Contest, pdf below
Here's your chance to out-wit Typo the Office Cat in our weekly Football Contest and win prizes. Look for the Week Two entry form in the Sept. 30 Tomahawk Leader (see pdf below). Search for the ads throughout the Tomahawk Leader Second Section/Extra and make your predictions. Typo has listed his guesses. Enter for your chance to win. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Friday. Emailed entries need to be sent before midnight Friday. Good luck!Tomahawk Leader 10-14-2014 issue
2013 Year in Review, pdf below
Click on the pdf for the Tomahawk Leader 2013 Year in Review. Week by week story highlights from an interesting year.
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Never Forgotten Honor Flight
Philippine Orphan blog
Tomahawk Area Directory of Voluntary Organizations
Tomahawk Fire and Rescue School