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Old hospital entrance transforming into serenity garden

(Photo Story) Callie Wyles, 17, helped save the architecturally historic front entrance to an old part of the former Sacred Heart Hospital before it was demolished and is transforming the pieces into a serenity garden behind the newer hospital on Mohawk Drive. This past winter, Callie, now age 17, has been working with CR Meyer, Jeff Renn and Bethel Excavating to design a 40-foot circular garden The rescued pieces have been incorporated into the landscaping, and now the reconstruction will begin. The picturesque columns and the name of the old hospital will serve as the garden’s entrance. Pathways in the shape of a cross will feature six benches, made in part from the larger marble windowsills Callie’s mother personally salvaged during the demolition. At the back of the garden will be a grotto. It will house the archway from the entrance, a cross, a medallion and some stained glass that’s coming from the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother House in Milwaukee. Callie hopes to put some hospital history and the story of the rescue in the grotto, too. With a good share of the project covered by a grant, Callie is now looking for community support to help finance the rest. More cement had to be incorporated into the undertaking, nearly doubling her costs. Funds are also needed to help pay for the flowers. Some $5,000 is needed. You can purchase a plant for $15, a shrub for $25 or a tree for $50. To offset the cost of the structures in the garden: a $77 donation represents how many years the items were at the original hospital site and a $100 club membership represents how many years healthcare was provided at the hospital’s original site. Donors of $25 or more will receive a memento from the former hospital. Send your donations to the Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation, 401 W. Mohawk Dr., Tomahawk, WI 54487 or call 715-453-7770. Check out fundraising progress on the display in the Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital lobby. A group of Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother nuns from Italy will be in Tomahawk Aug. 13, in part for a dedication.

Tomahawk Leader 6-30-2015 issue; Tomahawk Leader Photo by Kathy Tobin and Artist Rendering
Innis interim superintendent; vacancy

Following interviews with three candidates during a closed session last week, the Tomahawk Board of Education selected Joseph Innis to be its interim superintendent. He replaces Cheryl Baker, whose resignation is effective today (June 30). Innis has served almost four decades as a school district administrator. He retired as the district administrator at the Southern Door School District in Door County in 2011 after 23-1/2 years in that position. After retirement, he was asked to serve as the interim administrator in the Kewaunee School District, a position he held for three years. Today (June 30) also is the last day to express interest in serving on an advisory committee to help select a new superintendent. Interview are Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28. School Board members also will be conducting interviews those nights. The board will make the final selection, ideally in early August. If interested, contact Marilyn Powers in the school district office at 715-453-5555 or email.

**People interested in filling the city of Tomahawk vacancy on the Tomahawk School Board should register by July 7 with the District Office. A seat was left vacant by the resignation of Mark Schlegel who has moved from the area.

Tomahawk Leader 6-30-2015 issue
Music on River: The Del Ray’s

The Del Ray’s will perform Wednesday, July 1 during this week’s Music on the River. The four-piece group of brothers comes from Oshkosh. The music takes place from 6-8 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park. The entertainment is free, but financial support is appreciated and can be placed in the birdhouses at the park or mailed to treasurer Dixie Zastrow at 1614 Riverview Lane, Tomahawk, WI 54487. For additional information, contact Cathy Meyer at 715-453-7508. She also urges you to like them on Facebook at to receive the latest news, concert updates and weather reports.

**Next week veterans are invited for a special tribute as Elvis Tribute Artist Art Kistler and the EP Boulevard Show Band come here from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Tomahawk Leader 6-30-2015 issue
Nature items: Important slot limit on walleyes

**The Central Wisconsin River Series held a bass tournament on Lake Nokomis Saturday with 45 two-person teams competing. Winning the event with a five-fish limit weighing 15.00 pounds were Andy Dassow and Robin Pester.

**A new law aimed at helping snowmobile trail clubs around the state gain members and raise funds to improve Wisconsin’s snowmobile trail system is set to go into effect July 1. New this year, snowmobile registrations will cost $30 and last three years, which is down from the current rate of $30 for two years. Also new for the winter of 2015 as part of Act 142, all snowmobiles will be required to display a Wisconsin Trails Pass sticker to operate on public trails and corridors. The annual trail passes are separate from registrations and will need to be purchased each year. The cost of a trail pass for snowmobilers who are not members of a snowmobile club and the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) is $30 annually and may be purchased through the DNR online or at any DNR license sales agent. Those belonging to the AWSC and one of the state’s 600 snowmobile clubs will be provided a discounted trail pass costing $10 each year. The discounted trail pass will be available to those belonging to both the AWSC and a Wisconsin snowmobile club. All trail pass stickers will be delivered by U.S. Mail. Trail pass fees for non-residents will increase from $35 per year to $50 and may be purchased through the DNR. There is no discounted option for non-resident trail passes. Revenue generated from the sale of snowmobile registrations and the sale of trail passes goes into a segregated snowmobile account at the state level, which will then be available and used to maintain and develop the more than 22,000 miles of trails that make up Wisconsin’s snowmobile trail system. Wisconsin snowmobile trails are made possible by snowmobile club volunteers who provide the labor to brush, sign and groom the trails, and the landowners who allow the trails to cross their property. To find a club to join to receive the discounted trail pass rate, visit or go to For additional information on the trail pass or Lincoln County club membership, contact Willie Schult, Merrill, AWSC director for Lincoln County, at 715-536-6458 or Gary Hilgendorf, Tomahawk, AWSC county representative for Lincoln County, at 715-453-2629.

**A rule to allow motor trolling while fishing on all inland waters of Wisconsin takes effect July 1, 2015. Trolling means fishing by trailing any lure, bait or similar device that may be used to attract or catch fish from a boat propelled by means other than drifting, pedaling, paddling or rowing. Drifting or "row trolling" is allowed on all waters statewide. Previously motor trolling had been prohibited on waters unless allowed under special regulations. Under the new rule, in most counties anglers may troll using up to three hooks, baits or lures with no restrictions per boat. However, trolling is allowed with only one hook, bait or lure per angler and two hooks, baits or lures per boat in certain counties, including Lincoln and Oneida, and in certain waters of other counties. In Lincoln County, three hooks or baits are allowed while trolling on the Spirit River Flowage and Wisconsin River from County Highway A downstream, including sloughs, bayous and flowages except Lake Mohawksin. Read the story in the June 23 Tomahawk Leader.

A Wisconsin River Series bass tournament will be held Saturday, June 27 on Lake Nokomis. There will be 45 two-man teams vying for a win and automatic qualification to the 2015 Series Championship to be held in September on Lake Mohawksin.

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

Surviving 5 different cancers

(Photo Story) Most would consider it absolutely amazing that Elizabeth (Carroll) McBride has had to battle five different cancers in the last 13 years, and chances are pretty good she’s about to face her sixth. But even with the toll and stress these hardships have taken on her body, this Tomahawk woman is convinced it won’t be cancer that kills her. She carries her own premonition into her daily living. She’s certain that it will be a drunk driver who one day crashes or mows her down, and not succumbing to cancer. That’s not to say those multiple battles with the dreaded “C” word haven’t been challenging, however. There’s a fascinating story about Elizabeth and her multiple cancers in this week’s Tomahawk. We encourage you to take a look at how this nurse of 47 years has handled breast cancer (3 times), an extremely rare eye cancer, stomach cancer, a tumor in her sinus, skin cancer, and now probably lung cancer. Her story is timed with our “Raising Cancer Awareness” special section, in which we also have all sorts of tips from Elizabeth about doctor visits, cancer research and facing the terror of cancer itself. Both the regular newspaper and the special section are accessible through an Online Edition subscription right here or you can find the Tomahawk Leader on newsstands throughout the area. If you contact our office directly there’s even a subscription special. Read about Elizabeth’s journeys and be amazed and hopefully inspired.

Tomahawk Leader 6-23-2015 issue
Alive summer guide here

Be sure to check out and pick up a copy of our 2015 summer edition of Alive in the Northwoods: Your Guide to Businesses and Events. Inside you’ll find information on Music on the River, Pow Wow Days, the Kwahamot Ski Shows, silent sports, including local running races, Tomahawk Fall Ride, the huge antique outboard boat motor show, local history, the first ATV/UTV Jamboree, endless fishing opportunities, kids’ soccer, books by local authors, Thrilla on the Grilla, archery and other shooting opportunities, Tomahawk Public Library, Harshaw Wanderers and snowmobile opportunities, post card collection book, and an extensive Calendar of Events, plus lots of businesses anxious to serve you. It’s a great guide for local residents and for visitors. You’ll find the handy-sized book around town and can view it here.

Tomahawk Leader 6-16-2015 issue
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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.


Summaries of obituaries to be published in the July 7, 2015, Tomahawk Leader:

**Raymond R. Frank, 80, Irma, born in Wausau, married Betty Schmutzler-Hintz, served in U.S. Navy during Korean War, joined Wisconsin Army National Guard, serving until retirement from the military, formerly employed with U.S. Postal Service, Weyerhauser Company and D.C. Everest School District (died 7-2-15; celebration of life Tuesday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 9 a.m.; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, is assisting).

**Mary E. Brostowitz (nee Firth), 87, Tomahawk, born in Wisconsin Rapids, formerly married to Donald Brostowitz, companion of Ken Pryne, also had lived in Minocqua, Harshaw and Tomahawk, had been employed at Howard Young Medical Center and various doctors' offices as a licensed practical nurse (died 7-1-15; graveside services Monday, July 6 at 11 a.m. and Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, is assisting).

**Marvel D. Heikkinen (nee Kramer), 90, longtime Brantwood resident, born in Chicago, married William W. Heikkinen, they moved to Brantwood area 70 years ago, joined other family and created Heikkinen Brothers Dairy & Forest Products, also had a Christmas tree farm (died 6-30-15; memorial service at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, planned later this summer; memorials in her name to Somo Co-op Park).

**Karen Arnott (nee Yockey), 74, Tomahawk, born in Milwaukee, married Dale Arnott, personal banker at Bradley Bank for 25 years, retiring in 2000, bookkeeper for Arnott Plumbing (died 6-28-15; funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, July 3 at Grace Lutheran Church, Tomahawk; visitation begins at 9 a.m. Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, is assisting)

**John Anderson, 85, born in Tomahawk with cerebral palsy, didn't walk till age 5 and purchased a car with hand controls at age 30, treasurer for Tomahawk for 30 years (died 6-28-15; funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, July 6 at Grace Lutheran Church, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 9 a.m.; memorials appreciated to Grace Lutheran Church, Tomahawk; Krueger Family Funeral Home, assisting).

Summaries of obituaries published in the June 30, 2015, Tomahawk Leader:

**Sharon Martin (nee Kilinski), 69, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, married George Martin, they ran Phil's Supper Club for eight years, she worked as a Surgical Assistant to Dr. Kitzman in Rhinelander for several years, she worked for the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections as an Office Operation Associate, most recently she volunteer for Ministry Home Care Hospice Services and also was employed by Lincoln County Health Department as a Hearing Technician in Tomahawk and Merrill area schools (died 6/23/15 under hospice care; Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk; visitation will begin at 10 a.m.; Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, is assisting).

**Wilma Steigerwaldt (nee Reed), 91, born in Johnsonville, Tenn., 1942 graduate of Central High School in Knoxville, Tenn., worked as a clerk during World War II in Washington, D.C., for Federal Housing Administration when she met and married Ed Steigerwaldt, moved to Tomahawk (died 6-28-15; funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Tomahawk, visitation Wednesday, July 1 from 4-7 p.m. and again at the church Thursday beginning at 10 a.m; memorials to the church).

**Ruth M. Shore (nee Collette), 88, Tomahawk, born in town of Wilson, married Raymond Shore, worked at LaNou’s and several other restaurants and resorts in Tomahawk area, served on Town of Wilson election board many years (died 6-28-15; funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2 at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 1 p.m.)

**Norman John Loftus, 90, Rhinelander, born in Tomahawk, graduated from Tomahawk High School, employed by Rhinelander Paper Company-St. Regis as a forester and land surveyor until retirement, owned Loftus Surveying, retired at age 87, veteran of Army Air Force, married to Lverree Lee (died 6-21-15 on his 90th birthday, 68th wedding anniversary and Father’s Day; memorial established in his name for hospice; Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home, Rhinelander, assisted the family).

**Robert E. Newton, 83, born in Merrill, veteran of U.S. Marine Corps (died 6-22-15; burial 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at Greenwood Cemetery, Tomahawk.

**James E. Truman, 74, born in Minnesota, entered U.S. Navy, worked many years at Milsco Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee as a welder, married to Shirley, longtime residents of Milwaukee area, moved to Tomahawk after retirement in 1996 (died 6-21-15; funeral services Friday, June 26 at noon at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, visitation at 10 a.m.)

**Thomas P. Condon, 73, Tomahawk, born in Stevens Point, married Faith Nowitzke, salesman at Kings Campers in Wausau for 32 years, an entrepreneur he also owned a ginseng farm, a lumber business, bait company and a building supply company, all in Wausau, couple moved to Tomahawk in 1994 where he owned Party Bar and Restaurant for 12 years, retired in 2008 (died 6-21-2005; funeral services Monday, June 29 at 11 a.m at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tomahawk; visitation Sunday, June 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk, and again at the church Monday beginning at 10 a.m.)

Tomahawk Leader 6-30-2015 issue
Pow Wow Days events

From a party in the park to an impressive fireworks show, those looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Independence Day will want to be in Tomahawk over the July 4 weekend.

The Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tomahawk Lions Club kick things off Friday, July 3 with the annual Arts and Craft Fair at SARA Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Later in the evening activities move to Veterans Memorial Park for the third annual Party in the Park starting at 4:30 p.m. The family-oriented event will feature children’s activities, food and refreshments and the Beatles tribute band The BriTins. The night of entertainment is free to the public. Friday evening also features the Kwahamot Alumni Water Ski Show at Kwahamot Park at 7:30 p.m.

Activities get underway bright and early Saturday, July 4 with the Lions Club’s annual Tomahawk Pow Wow Days 5K/10k/Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. with registration at Veterans Memorial Park starting at 7:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at Watch for results here afterwards.

A number of children’s fun games also start at 10:30 a.m. in the park.

Additional events start downtown at 11 a.m. as the Lions Club begins selling its famous grilled barbecue chicken and other food. The annual Pow Wow Days Fourth of July Parade takes place on North Fourth Street and West Wisconsin Avenue starting at 1 p.m. (Check the Tomahawk Leader for the parade lineup, available on newsstands or through an Online Edition subscription right here.) NEWS ITEM: The Tomahawk American Legion Post 93 announces its "Time For Change: Mining for Silver" campaign which will kick-off during the parade. The Legion and Auxiliary, Sons of Legion and Riders, are seeking change, pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and more, for veterans and their families. Donations will go to support Camp American Legion, Never Forgotten Honor Flight, veterans' hospitals, troops, Boy and Girl Scouts, Badger Boys and Girls State, American Legion Baseball, blood drives, local youth projects and the post itself.

Following the parade, the Tomahawk Volunteer Fire Department puts on its annual water demonstrations. Wrapping things up in the downtown Saturday, the band Slab will perform on the west end of Wisconsin Avenue from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. The Lions big Pow Wow Days raffle drawing takes place in the downtown starting at 3 p.m.

There is a Kwahamot Water Ski Show at 8 p.m. and the Tomahawk Lions Club’s annual July 4 fireworks show is at dusk.

Watch for coverage afterwards in the Tomahawk Leader newspaper and pictures posted to our Photo Album!

Tomahawk Leader 6-30-2015 issue
Miss Wisconsin’s ties to Tomahawk

The 19-year-old Waukesha woman recently crowned Miss Wisconsin 2015 has some awfully proud grandparents from Tomahawk. Rosalie Elizabeth Smith, the granddaughter of Mary and Robert Smith, Tomahawk, was crowned Miss Wisconsin June 21 after competing in her first-ever state pageant as Miss New Berlin. (See Photo Album.) As Miss Wisconsin, she will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Sept. 13. Her parents, Linda and Brian Smith, of Waukesha, have a cabin in Tomahawk on the Spirit Reservoir where they spend time in the summer and winter.

Tomahawk Leader 6-30-2015 issue
News break: House fire, shooting: New news & news briefs

**(As of Friday, July 3, 2015) With an uproar in the media over sweeping changes to the state's open records law passed by the Republican majority on state's Legislature's budget committee as part of the budget bill they passed last night, Rep. Mary Czaja and State Sen. Tom Tiffany, who represent this area, both contacted the Tomahawk Leader today to say they will meet with legislative leaders tonight (Friday) in an attempt to remove the controversial language from the bill.

**NEWS BREAK AS OF JULY 2, 2015-SHOOTING: On Thursday, July 2 at approximately 1:21 a.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a domestic disturbance in progress at a residence in the Town of Merrill. During the incident, a male party was shot in the leg by his girlfriend. The suspect, a 59-year-old Town of Merrill woman, was taken into custody without incident. The victim, a 51-year-old Town of Merrill man, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill for further treatment. The suspect remains in custody at the Lincoln County Jail as of Thursday morning with a probably initial appearance this afternoon.

**NEWS BREAK AS OF JULY 1, 2015-HOUSE FIRE: Tomahawk firefighters, with assistance from the Nokomis Fire Department and a Lincoln County deputy, responded to a house fire overnight in the Town of Bradley. Just before 4 a.m. a neighbor on Daoust Road reported seeing what they thought was a fire on a neighboring property. When a Tomahawk Fire Battalion Chief arrived in the area a short time later he found a residence at W5762 Daoust Rd., engulfed in flames. The homeowner told the investigating deputy he was awoken by what he thought was his alarm clock, but it was the smoke detector instead. He smelled smoke and was able to evacuate the property safely with his mother. The owner said the fire appeared to have started in the garage where two vehicles were parked. Firefighters were able to save several rooms of the house from flames. The occupants told a deputy that they had family and friends in the area to assist them. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were on the scene for more than four hours. City Editor Jed Buelow was at the scene and talked to family members for what will be a touching and interesting story in the July 7 Tomahawk Leader.

**WANTED PERSON: The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was seeking information on the whereabouts of Cameron J. Lane age 20 of Merrill. But he has since been located.

**The Willow Region Fire/Rescue Department is celebrating its 50 anniversary with a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4 at the fire station, located on Willow Road, approximately 12 miles north of Tripoli. All proceeds benefit the fire department.

**The names of the many young men and women from the Tomahawk area who served during World War II was once proudly displayed on a large sign in downtown Tomahawk. Next to it in the cubby area by the old Bradley Bank, now First Merit Bank, was a giant thermometer that was used to measure the number of $25 war bonds being sold locally to help support the war effort. The nearby sign included the names of the hundreds of young men and women from the area who served during WWII. Mayor Clarann Stocker is hoping someone will know what happened to the sign and let her know at 715-453-4085. (See the Photo Album)

**Mary Edmunds died 15 years ago this month (June 18, 2000) at the age of 84. Josh Brunker refers to video posted on YouTube in her memory. The brief iMovie and Batarian Productions/Jim Brun film takes a look inside the unusual Tomahawk restaurant, then located in the old Hiawatha School. You might want to go check it out. Meanwhile, with all the visitors in town, there certainly there are lots of stories that might be shared about Mary and her diner. There were some posted years ago on our website Message Board. See some reminiscing in Kathy’s Kolumn this week. We’ve resurrected that old Message Board thread at and encourage you to post some of your memories! Or email Kathy at

**U.S. Marshals along with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a residence verification operation for registered sex offenders. On May 27-28 deputies checked the addresses of 55 registered sex offenders in Lincoln County. One was found to be non-compliant. The Sex Offender Registry Program specialist will investigate and make recommendations to the district attorney, if necessary.

**A reader of this newspaper is seeking your assistance. She attended Kindergarten in Tomahawk in 1941 but doesn’t recall the names of all of her classmates. The teacher was Miss Landers. See the Photo Album. If you can assist, please let the Tomahawk Leader know. Either email to with Kindergarten 1941 in the subject line; drop off information at 315 W. Wisconsin Ave.; mail to P.O. Box 345, Tomahawk, WI 54487; or call 715-453-2151.

**This week’s Leader contains a colorful Watermelon Cake recipe.

**Check the Community Calendar for listings of our local Farmers’ Markets.

**Tomahawk Main Street is hoping locals and visitors alike not only enjoy the hanging flower baskets and benches that add beauty to downtown, but would like to help defray some of the financial costs, too. A $45 donation sees you “Adopt a Flower Basket,” perhaps as a living memorial in honor of a loved one. Help cover the cost of a tree well for $50 or Build a Bench for $300. Send your check to Tomahawk Main Street, P.O. Box 131, Tomahawk, WI 54487 or stop by the Tomahawk Main Street Office, 225 W. Wisconsin Ave. Write “Foster Downtown Flowers” on the check memo line. Visit Flowers icon for details.

**North for the Fourth t-shirts on sale

**Line dancing classes at SARA Park.

*****Previous stories include:

**Ministry Medical Group in Rhinelander offers free drop-in childcare to medical, hospital patients.

Tomahawk Leader 6-30-2015 issue
THS Reunions

**CLASS OF 1955: Those planning for the Tomahawk High School Class of 1955 reunion seek help in locating the whereabouts of the following class members: Nancy (Dells Penna) Sanders, Janice (Eldridge) Johnson and Mary Matteson. If you have information, call 175-453-2335. The reunion will take place Saturday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Inshalla Country Club.

**The Tomahawk High School graduating class of 1965 will hold its 50th class reunion July 11 at Pine Tree Supper Club. As part of the weekend, everyone is invited to an informal get-together at Ingman’s Parkway Pub Friday evening, July 10. There is no set time. If anyone knows where Darlene Bruesewitz, Jack Erickson, Elaine Gill, Sheryl Goff, Marilyn Hoffer, Janet Irlbacker, William Koch, David Kuschel, Mary Lobermeier, Eugene Lundgren, Edward Parker, Mary Kay Schroepher, Frank Sindelar, Joane Steele or Patricia Steeves are, call 715-453-7183.

**CLASS OF 1975: The Tomahawk High School Class of 1975 will hold its 40th reunion Friday, July 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. at T’s Roadhouse. The event will be very informal and those attending area asked to bring a dish to pass. There will be a cash bar. Planners are looking for the whereabouts of the following people: Debra Albrect, Cory Baars, Denise Barker, Patty Barr, Roger Bartz, Tom Brook, Terry Brunker, Kevin Burton, Pam Cooper, Larry Dorava, George Hanson, Bruce Juedes, Mike Konkel, Mark Koth, Anila Krueger, David Leech, Sherri Lemke, Tom Marquardt, Paul Mercier, Jeff Mikunda, Marilyn Morren, Roger Newcomb, Art Nichols, Charlene Noll, Sue Olson, Rhonda Pahls, Dennis Raab, Jim Pintens, Bill Renn, Carol Salacinski, Jeff Slaton, Roger Smith, Guy Thompson, Phill Theiler, Harold Taves and Colleen Watland. Classmates are asked to update contact information and send a paragraph about themselves to Jean (Haring) Whalen at Also contact John Hein about whether or not you plan to attend; there’s also a THS Class of 75 Facebook page.

The Tomahawk High School Class of 1976 will have its 40th year a reunion Thursday, July 2, 2016, at Rodeway Inn & Suites, and planning is underway. Send contact information to

Tomahawk Leader 6-30-2015 issue
Sport recap

**Register (, race and watch for results here from the Pow Wow Days running races. According to organizer John Zuelsdorf: We have nearly 600 pre-registrants (400 in the 5K, just over 100 in the 10K, just under 100 in the Fun Run)-a record number, from 19 different states. We will register as many as possible between 7-8 a.m. on race day as well (usually about 100 people can be done in this timeframe). Results will be posted here as soon as possible afterwards.

**The Tomahawk Titans Dairyland League baseball team fell 6-1 to host Rib Lake Sunday. Nick Bolte was the losing pitcher, as he gave up six runs in five innings on the hill. Jordan Roessler, Lorne Ahrens and Jacob Jarvensivu had multiple hits for Tomahawk.

**The Tomahawk American Legion Cubs baseball team hosted Rib Lake and split the doubleheader by scores of 4-7 and 7-6, respectively. In the first of two five-inning contests, Rib Lake scored seven runs in the first four innings and held the Tomahawk squad scoreless. Then, the Cubs rallied in the bottom of the fourth with four runs and trailed 4-7. However, the locals could not overcome the initial deficit, and Rib Lake held on for its 7-4 victory. Brett Gerber was the losing pitcher. Game Two saw Tomahawk take a 4-2 lead heading into the last inning when the visitors rallied for four runs on five consecutive hits and a Cubs’ error to take a 6-4 advantage. Not to be outdone, the Cubs rallied in the bottom of the fifth inning to plate two runs, including the game winner on a Rib Lake wild pitch. Jordan Shilts was the winning pitcher.

**Pickleball at SARA Park.

Tomahawk Leader 6-30-2015 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. Included are lots of HELP WANTED ads:

**Manpower has immediate openings for Industrial Positions in Prentice.

**Manpower will hold a Job Fair Wednesday, July 1 at the Tomahawk Public Library for openings in Prentice, Phillips, Medford and Ladysmith.

**Golden Living Center-Golden Age has openings for CNAs, LPN and RNs, Dietary Manager and Part-time Cook.

**Extrusion Technicians needed by Charter NEX Films, Inc.

**Check out this Country Home on 4 Acres and contact Mary Beth Van Strydonk at Central Wisconsin Real Estate.

**The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has multiple Youth Counselor openings at Copper Lake/Lincoln Hills School in Irma.

**There will be a Milestone Job Fair July 8 at the St. Mary’s Corpus Christi Center for openings at the senior living facility.

**Nicolet College lists Instructional Opportunities: Physiology/Biology Instructor; Dental Hygiene Instructors; Dental Assistant Instructor.

**There’s a Family and Consumer Sciences vacancy in the School District of Prentice. Prentice also has a Middle School Special Education Teacher vacancy.

**Location is great says the owner of a Smokey Drive home for sale in Tomahawk.

**Picture Perfect Exteriors does small repairs to whole exterior remodels.

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

Tomahawk Leader 6-30-2015 issue
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