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Former Imprisoned priest to be released

(Photo Story) The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has announced the impending release of convicted sex offender and former Roman Catholic priest David J. Malsch, 80. Malsch will be released June 19 and will be residing at N4883A Lilac Lane, Gleason. According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry, Malsch had been living at a Supervised Living Facility in Mauston since September 8, 2011. In September 1992, Malsch was charged with having sexual contact with a person who had not attained the age of 16, Class C felony charge of child enticement and a misdemeanor sexual exploitation charge while serving as an associate pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tomahawk. He was found guilty of the child enticement charge in October 1993 and was sentenced to one year in jail and eight years of probation. Malsch was sentenced to nine years in federal prison in December 2005 for possessing child pornography while in a facility for troubled priests in Robertsville, Missouri, about 45 miles southwest of St. Louis, where he was sent in 2001. Malsch's history of sexually molesting boys was one of many that came to light in the early and mid-2000s following a series of stories published in the Boston Globe in 2002 detailing the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston's knowledge of priests accused of sexual misconduct and their pattern of transferring the priests from church to church. There's an in-depth story in this week's Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription right here.

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Bradley ATV rollover death

Jeffrey G. Wineland, 60, Milwaukee, was killed in an ATV rollover in the Town of Bradley Wednesday, June 5. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call was received at approximately 8:21 p.m. reporting an ATV crash. Initial investigation shows Wineland was traveling northbound on Park Lane north of Thomas Road when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The ATV rolled multiple times, causing Wineland to be ejected from the ATV.

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Enjoy Alive in the Northwoods with extensive calendar

This year's Alive in the Northwoods magazine was distributed with the June 4 Tomahawk Leader and will be on stands and at businesses throughout the area. It includes information about the 38th annual Tomahawk Fall Ride, Music on the River bands, the return of the Lake Ice Bear icon, summer programs at the Tomahawk Public Library, local running races, exhibits at the Tomahawk Historical Museums, hiking the Ice Age Trail, this year's Tomahawk National Boat Show, the Northwoods Wildlife Center, tips for fishing in all four seasons, the city's River Walk, ATV/UTV usage, Tomahawk distinction as a Snowmobile Friendly Community and an extensive Calendar of Events, along with advertisers who are eager to serve you. A copy is in the pdf below.

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**Summaries of obituaries published in the June 11, 2019, Tomahawk Leader:

**Carl A. Halverson, 77, Tomahawk, born in Town of Bradley, graduated in THS Class of 1959, worked at Owens-Illinois, Navy Seebees veteran, returned to Tomahawk, worked at Tomahawk Sand and Gravel, married to Linda Heikkinen for 49 years, retired from Tomahawk Mill, Woodlands Division in 2003 after 42 years (died Friday, June 7, 2019; memorial service with military rites Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 9 a.m.; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Steven L. Zernach, 54, born in Tomahawk, lived in Orange, Texas, Sylvania, Ohio, and Tomahawk, 1983 THS graduate, worked at the paper mill for 30 years as an electrician, married to Kathy (died Monday, June 3, 2019; private family services at Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk).

**Bonnielee Pope, 75, born in Tomahawk, worked for many years in Mellen, married Gale Pope, (died Jan. 16, 2019; celebration of life Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 11 a.m.; memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army).

**Dennis Phillip Gano, 65, Neosho, Missouri, born in Tomahawk, grew up in Gleason, 1973 graduate of Merrill High School, then joined the Army and reassigned to Fort Sill, Germany, and at the Pentagon, involved in INF Treaty, then in Russia, married Mattie Smith, retired from the Army and moved back to Gleason in 1990s, started G&G General Contracting, retired in 2005, toured U.S. for 10 years, retired in Neosho, worked as a land surveyor for four years, retiring May 1, 2019 (died May 24, 2019; private service held May 28, 2019, will be honored with full military service in Colorado at future date).

**Mary Jane Burgy (nee Moershel), 95, Eagle River, born in West Amana, Iowa, 1941 graduate of Amana High School, worked as a secretary, married Marlowe Burgy, living in Cedar Rapids, husband's job brought them to Tomahawk, lived in Tomahawk 30 years, was a homemaker, after his retirement couple moved to sun Lakes, Arizona, for 30 years, later settled in Eagle River (died May 2, 2019; memorial service Thursday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m. at First Congregational Church of Christ Eagle River, visitation begins at 10:30 a.m.; arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River.

**Lucille "Tiny" Hodge, 88, lifelong Tomahawk resident, born in Tomahawk, teacher in Tomahawk School District for over 40 years (died Thursday, June 6, 2019; private family graveside service; Krueger Family Funeral Home assisting).

**Mary Kay Sparks (nee Stock), 100, Cross Plains, born in Montgomery, Alabama, family moved to Harshaw, taught in Shullsburg, Medford and Wausau, married Harold Sparks, couple owned Sparks TV in Wausau, retired to Rogers, Arkansas, later moved to Middleton (died Tuesday, June 4, 2019; funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Krueger Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation at 1:30 p.m.; memorials in her name to UW-Whitewater Foundation, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53109 for the General Scholarship Fund.

**Dorothy R. Kamrow (nee Schneiberg), 105, born in Milwaukee, married Frank F. Kamrow, spent first 45 years in Milwaukee area and the last 60 on Deer Lake Road in Tomahawk (died Wednesday, June 5, 2019; private family graveside services, with Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

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Kings Road, 3rd St. construction

Citizens of Tomahawk may face some obstacles on the roads this summer. As a part of the city's capital improvement project put forth by the city's Board of Public Works, construction on Kings Road (Phases II and III) and Third Street is anticipated to begin by June 17. Due to other problems, including pieces of sidewalk having to be replaced, there had been a delay in the starting date, according to Director of Public Works John Cole.

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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:

**4 valedictorians recap their THS journeys.

**4 students from Class of 2019 to serve in military.

**Scenes from the Wisconsin Pro Rodeo.

**Father's Day message from Leader Publisher Patrick Wood.

**Looking for a mentor for Logan.

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Nature Notes

**Spring turkey harvest remains virtually unchanged from 2018.

**Even in 1915 they spoke highly of fishing in Tomahawk.

**Tomahawk Gardner on the brink.

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

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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

Here's My Card! Business Card Directory; pdf below

Check the pdf below for the Tomahawk Leader 2019 Business Card Directory, featuring more than 100 businesses. The directories also are available at many participating businesses. The connections start here!

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Sports shorts

**Titans score first Dairyland win of season, topping Moondogs 7-3.

**Kaylie Svacina signs to swim at UW-La Crosse.

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