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Peak at peak

(Photo Story) This gorgeous view is of Timm's Hill in Ogema, the highest elevation in Wisconsin at the height of fall colors. Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker hiked through the area last week as part of her "Walk With Walker" programs. "It was the first time I had ever seen color like that," she stated. She also stopped at Hill of Beans for refreshments and ice cream.

Tomahawk Leader 9-30-2014 issue; Tomahawk Leader Photo by Jed Buelow
Get your own Ingman Stamp, envelope, bio, cancellation

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) will be available for $5 at an Oct. 6 ceremony for Ingman at the Buedingen Center and then 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.

Please read Editor Kathy Tobin's column in the pdf immediately below for more on our labor of love for Einar Ingman.

If you'd like the package, send $5 for each order along with $2 for postage and handling (if ordering more than 4 include $3 for postage and handling) and send to: Tomahawk Leader, P.O. Box 345, Tomahawk, WI 54487 or place a credit card order at 715-453-2151. You can contact us at, too. An order includes a specially-designed postage stamp and pictorial cancellation, a 6x9 envelope with a photo of President Harry S. Truman presenting Einar Ingman with the Medal of Honor in Washington, D.C., and a bio insert all about Tomahawk's war hero.

Remember proceeds go to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight so be generous and help that extraordinary effort.

An 85th birthday celebration with an unveiling of the Tomahawk Post Office cancellation takes place Monday, Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the William Buedingen Center, Hwy. 86, Tomahawk. The cancellation along with the Korean Medal of Honor folio will be available for one month after that date.

Tomahawk Leader 9-30-2014 issue
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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:

**Doctors Foster and Smith lists a number of full- and part-time positions for first and second shift: Store Associate, Call Center Agents, Coral Farm, Fulfillment Supervisor.

**A local business is looking for a receptionist/bookkeeper.

**AirPro seeks a Sales/Application Engineer.

**A 2,800 square foot commercial, retail or office space is available for rent.

**Are you looking for industrial or assembly work? Contact Bear Staffing.

**The 35th annual Cranberry Fest takes place Oct. 4-5 at the Vilas County Fairgrounds, Eagle River. Cranberry Marsh and Winery Tours available.

**Northern Sight Vision Clinic, LLC, Tomahawk and Phillips, seeks a self-motivated optician at its Tomahawk location.

**Interested in becoming a Nursing Assistant, but not certified? Avanti Health & Rehabilitation Center is accepting applications for its Wisconsin certification course.

**Nicolet College seeks an Administrative Assistant.

**The Lincoln County Land Services Department is accepting quotes for 2 Automatic Transmission Sport Utility Vehicles.

**Drs. Foster and Smith is searching for Certified Pharmacy Technicians.

**a la Carte CARE, Services for Seniors is hiring for part-time home care positions.

**An experienced Equipment Operator is needed at Wausau Homes (Schoone Construction), Tomahawk.

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

Tomahawk Leader 9-30-2014 issue
Nature items

**The Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will hold its annual Fall Colors Hike at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Harrison Hills. The hike is free and will be about 2.5 miles long. Those interested in participating should meet at the ATV parking lot on Turtle Lake Road, about one half mile north of County Road J. There will be a shuttle from there to the start of the hike.

**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.

**See the Lake Series in the Tomahawk Leader. The Aug 26 segment features the Jersey Flowage. The July 1 segment features Lake Alice, complete with history, pictures and a map. The July 15 segment is dedicated to Lake Mohawksin. The July 29 layout is all about Lake Nokomis. They are definitely informative keepsakes. Stop by the Leader office for copies.

Tomahawk Leader 9-30-2014 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.

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 9-30-2014 issue
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**Arriving after publication; full obituaries will be published in the Oct. 7, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:

**Alvin Carl Theiler, 96, a Kiel doctor for 40 years, born in Tomahawk, attended medical school at Marquette University, married Bette Papineau, divorced, later married Alice Boll, served in the Army for two years in Korea, discharged as a captain, family moved to Milwaukee where he worked at Veteran's Hospital for one year, moved to Princeton and worked in private practice for five years, moved to Kiel in 1954 to set up private practice, worked out of St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan and later Chilton Hospital (died 9-27-14 in Kiel; funeral Mass at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Kiel, visitation begins at 2 p.m.; a second service 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, with visitation beginning at noon; Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel, assisting).

**Donald E. Samuelson, 77, Tomahawk (died 9-27-14; memorial Mass 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tomahawk; visitation from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk, those attending are asked to wear Green Bay Packer attire; visitation also at the church Oct. 7 beginning at 9:30 a.m.)

**Summaries of obituaries in the Sept. 30, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:

**Diane M. Crucius, 60, Tomahawk, raised in Wauwatosa, 1971 graduate of Wauwatosa West High School, worked at Ethan Allen School for Boys in Wales, met her companion of over 30 years, Brad Howitt, moved to Tomahawk in 1991, employed as corrections supervisor at Lincoln Hills School, retiring in 2005 (died 9-24-14 under hospice care; no services will be held; Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Jean M. Rose (nee Leverance), 93, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, married Howard T. Rose, worked as bookkeeper for Koth's Skelgas in Tomahaw, later owned Pine Tree Gift Shop, worked at Hallmark Shop, was cookie lady at Bradley Bank (died 9-21-14; memorial mass 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation at Krueger Family Funeral Home 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and again at the church Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.)

Tomahawk Leader 9-30-2014 issue
Tribute for Einar Ingman's 85th

This week's newspaper has an extensive tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Einar H. Ingman Jr. in anticipation of a Monday, Oct. 6 celebration of his 85th birthday. Dignitaries, military friends, elected officials, family and the public will attend a 10:30 a.m. celebration at the William Buedingen Center, Hwy. 86, Tomahawk. Part of the program will include the unveiling of a pictorial postal cancellation in his honor. And, 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, will be 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.

Tomahawk Leader 9-30-2014 issue
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Fairgrounds feasibility session in Tomahawk

When Rod Markin of Markin Consulting kicked off his firm's feasibility study of the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in early September, a gathering for interested community members was held in Merrill. He also spent the following day meeting with stakeholders, nearly everyone of whom had direct ties to Merrill. The Tomahawk Leader asked at the time, and Markin promised that input from other parts of the county would be included in their research. It is, after all, he agreed, the "Lincoln County Fairgrounds." Markin has held good on his promise, and although notice to us didn't leave much time to spread the word, Tomahawk area residents and (potential) stakeholders will have their own opportunity to brainstorm about the future of the fairgrounds with a public meeting tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 30) at 7 p.m. at the William Buedingen Training Center, W6147 State Road 86, Tomahawk. Read the rest of the story in the Sept. 30 Tomahawk Leader, available on newsstands or through an Online Edition subscription here.

Tomahawk Leader 9-30-2014 issue
Sport recap

**Cross country: The Hatchet boys' team triumphed twice against strong competition as they raced to first-place finishes at the Three Lakes Invite Thursday and the Polar Bear Invite at Greenville Saturday. The Hatchets' Troy VanStrydonk also won his first invitational individual championship at the Polar Bear as he took the lead with about 1000m remaining in the race and outkicked the other front runners At the Three Lakes meet, VanStrydonk was the top finisher for Tomahawk with a third-place finish. The Lady Hatchet runners finished in fourth place at the 10-team event at Three Lakes. At the Polar Bear Invite, the Tomahawk girls placed third. Dani Whiting finished fourth in the girls' 4k race.

**Football: The Hatchets traveled to Edgar Friday and lost to the state's top-ranked D6 team 47-0. The Hatchet offense generated a total of 100 yards, including 98 through the air on nine completed passes thrown by Kaleb Kaminski.

**Volleyball: The Lady Hatchets swept host Antigo last Tuesday by scores of 25-12, 25-16 and 25-10.

**Girls' swimming: The Lady Hatchets visited Antigo Thursday and swamped the Robins 114-55 by winning nine of 11 events. Double winners for Tomahawk were Mikhayla Kleich (50m and 100m freestyle races) and Lauren Hilt (200m freestyle and 100m backstroke). The Tomahawk swimmers share the lead in the GNC with a 4-0 record and are 19-3 for the season.

**The Tomahawk Elementary School held its annual fun run Thursday. The top grade/gender finishers were: kindergarten boys and girls: Zander Zehner and Hailey Cole; first grade boys and girls: Nathan Reimer and Miley Hickson; second grade boys and girls: Brayden Larson and Hailey Marheine; third grade boys and girls: Brett Marheine and Sophie Urmann; fourth grade boys and girls: Grant Eberle and Alyssa Zehner; fifth grade boys and girls: Micah Arnott and Macey Mann.

**Four Tomahawk ladies recently competed in the 20th annual Wolfman Triathlon (kayaking, biking and running) located in Langlade County. All four ladies (Michelle Flohr, Heidi Lemmer, Wendy Flynn and Becky Wegner) finished in the top 10 of their age division, with Lemmer taking home the second place trophy.

Tomahawk Leader 9-30-2014 issue
NEW NEWS and News Tidbits

**Look for more about these stories in the Sept. 30, 2014, Tomahawk Leader:

**One person was killed Friday following a crash involving a passenger car and truck pulling a trailer on Hwy. 51 in the town of Nokomis. Killed was Daniel W. Bohm, 54, the lone occupant of the car which apparently crossed into the southbound lane striking the driver's side of the truck. Two occupants of the truck were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

**Story about the trip to South Korea members of the Ingman family to receive that county's highest military honor of behalf of their father, Einar H. Ingman Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War.

**Tickets on sale now for "Don't Hug Me" dinner theatre slated for Saturday, Oct. 11 at the VFW Wurl-Feind-Ingman Post 2687. The event is a fundraiser for Tomahawk Main Street.

**International bullying speaker in Tomahawk, Merrill Oct. 13-14.

**Tomahawk Public Library to reopen Oct. 1.

**Students get chance to work directly with children as part of THS class.

**THS guidance news.

**Parents Who Host Lose the Most.

**Ice Age Trail Fall Colors Hike.

**Never Forgotten Honor Flight whisks 96 more veterans to D.C.

**THS Homecoming is Sept. 29-Oct. 3. We have daily highlights.

**The Tomahawk Recycling program total is now at $200! Keep recyclables out of the trash and trash out of the recyclables and you could win.

**Vaccination options available to seniors this flu season.

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

Tomahawk Leader 9-30-2014 issue
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2014 Fall Ride recap

Overall attendance might have been down, but the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) reported near record crowds at SARA Park the Saturday, Sept. 13 as the tens of thousands attending the 33rd annual Tomahawk Fall Ride
for MDA no doubt tried to pack an entire weekend's activities into one nice day.Thursday and Friday were a miserable kickoff to the Fall Ride, when highs struggled to reach the 50s and even some snowflakes were spotted in the area, a new record for earliest snowfall. Sunny skies Saturday finally offered a bit of relief that resulted in thousands descending on SARA Park to take part in festivities planned to help raise money for MDA. A trip to SARA Park Saturday paid off big time for Carmen Brawster of Wells, Mich, who won the 2014 custom-painted Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide. Jeff Anderson, Schofield, won the second place trip to Bike Week 2015 in Daytona. Very preliminary numbers show MDA brought in just over $60,000, which was down a bit due to weather and lower attendance. Not yet included in MDA's totals were funds raised by the Tomahawk Fall Ride's new main sponsor, Dairyland Cycle Insurance, which sold T-shirts at Bubba's Big Party in Nokomis and in the downtown to support MDA.

Tomahawk Leader 9-23-2014 issue
Lincoln County nearly all open to ATVs

You will definitely be able to get from here to there in Lincoln County, when it comes to all-terrain vehicle (ATV) travel. Supervisors last Tuesday night on a 13-9 vote gave authorization to virtually open up the rest of the county to ATVs. The exceptions are County Road L, Q, W and K south of Merrill, believing those to offer potential traffic hazards. The action didn't come without opposition, however, both from some leery supervisors and a good share of the public who spoke. The very fact that the county suggested following manufacturer's recommendations but then proposed passing an ordinance that did the opposite baffled some people, who worried about liability issues. Read the entire story on newsstands or get an Online Edition (click here) and see the entire newspaper each week and some archived issues, too. ) Lincoln County currently has 256 of the 270 miles of county highway opened for ATV use."

Tomahawk Leader 9-23-2014 issue
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

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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Related links

Click here for direct links to web sites related to stories in this week's Leader:

Never Forgotten Honor Flight

Philippine Orphan blog

Tomahawk Area Directory of Voluntary Organizations

Tomahawk Fire and Rescue School

Pressing Matters - Larry M. Tobin

Pressing Matters - Larry M. Tobin

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