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TOMAHAWK FALL RIDE GUIDE HERE! Available on stands and online:

The Tomahawk Leader's 2017 Official Tomahawk Fall Ride Guide is available at many business locations and the Tomahawk Leader office. You can also get a look now by clicking the pdf below. We have all sorts of information about events, music and other entertainment, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Never Forgotten Honor Flight and Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (some of this year's beneficiaries), the VFW M*A*S*H events, including a new blood drive and the popular trivia contest. There are details about the big Friday night Thunder Parade that leaves the Tomahawk School Complex at 6 p.m. (with lineup about 5:30 p.m.) and two days of Fun Runs (updates in the Sept. 12 Leader), along with a picture of the new Harley-Davidson motorcycle you could win. We look at the importance of the Harley-Davidson plants in town and how you can tour one of them. Also note how you can take a test ride on a 2018 Harley-Davidson during the demo rides. (We have some details about those bikes in the Sept. 12 Tomahawk Leader.) There's also information about activities in Nokomis, paying tribute to the late Bubba Troutman. And, of course, there are lots of businesses and organizations eager to serve and welcome you. Our pocket-size guide is packed full of information about things to do and see while in Tomahawk Sept. 14-17, 2017 for the 36th annual Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA. Please join tens of thousands of old and new friends in Tomahawk, WI for our huge motorcycle rally. And look for pictures afterwards in our Photo Album.

Accident reports as of Friday, Sept. 15, 2017:

From Oneida County Sheriff's Office:

**Town of Cassian: On Friday, September 15, 2017, at approximately 11:10 a.m.., the Oneida County Sheriff's 911 Center received a 911 call from a subject reporting a two-motorcycle crash on Highway 51 near Little Bearskin Road. The initial investigation indicates that both motorcycles were traveling northbound and were slowing to turn into a driveway when they collided. Both operators were transported to Howard Young Medical Center and one was flown from there.

**A Rhinelander man died as a result of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident with two other vehicles including truck Thursday, Sept. 14 on County Highway P, in the Town of Pelican, Oneida County. The Oneida County Sheriff's 911 Center received the call at about 3:40 p.m. The motorcyclist, Charles S. Eye, 26, of Rhinelander transported to Ascension Saint Mary's Hospital and was transported by Spirit to a hospital outside of the area. He later died from those injuries, according to the sheriff's office update. The initial investigation indicated the motorcycle was traveling eastbound when it entered the westbound lane of traffic and struck a truck. The motorcycle then struck another vehicle in the westbound lane and crashed in the ditch area.

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Kings/Bradley Farm Rd work now delayed a week

Once the Tomahawk Fall Ride is over, the city of Tomahawk will begin work addressing flooding and drainage issues that have plagued a certain part of the city for years. Work will begin the week of Sept. 18 (UPDATE: Worked delayed a week). We have information about the schedule in the Sept. 12 newspaper. The road will remain open as much as possible, but will be closed from time to time. The city expects the road to only be closed completely for two days, likely Sept. 21 and 22. The detour route will start on 9th Street and Lincoln Avenue and route traffic on East Somo to State Hwy. 86 to D to Kings Road which will lead back around to the school and Reilly Family Dental. The project should be completed with pavement by Oct. 13. Any questions about the project or updates should be direct to Director of Public Works John Cole at 715-966-0607 (cell), 715-453-3654 (office) or email jcole@cityoftomahawk.com.

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Updates from Texas

Nicholas and Amanda Glaeser, graduates of Tomahawk High School, now make their home in Dickinson, Texas. The Glaesers spent the weekend of Aug. 25 in Eau Claire attending a family wedding. While they were here in Wisconsin, their home state of Texas was pummeled by Hurricane Harvey. They decided to collect items during a visit to Tomahawk and take them back to the school where they teach. The response was overwhelming and they ended up having friends drive additional trucks south. There's follow-up information and pictures from Texas in this week's Leader, available on newsstands and through an Online Edition subscription. Take a look!

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ONLINE ADS: 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. Click on the ads for a direct link to the sites.

**Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center seeking a Phlebotomist.

**The Tomahawk Leader Football Contest is underway.

**Tomahawk Bus Company is looking for part-time School Bus Drivers.

**The 2017 Official Tomahawk Fall Ride Guide is back from the printer and being distributed to business locations throughout the area. See link above for an online version.

**Save your spot in the Tomahawk Leader upcoming Historical and Progress Edition. Contact the Tomahawk Leader today.

Look for classifieds online, too.

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Nature notes

**Lots of optimism shared as archery, crossbow deer hunting seasons getting underway Saturday.

**Online public comments taken now for preliminary county deer units.

**Look for updates to our Fishing Report and City Editor Jed Buelow's blog on our Message Board. Jed even landed a 40-plus musky and has a picture in the paper to prove it!

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Obituaries

**Obituaries published in the Sept. 12, 2017, Tomahawk Leader:

**Joyce VanStrydonk (nee Larson), 91, born in Tomahawk, married Roger F. VanStrydonk, was a homemaker (died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, service of Christian Burial Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tomahawk, visitation begins at 8:30 a.m., Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Russell E. Wieczorek, 74, Tomahawk, born in Milwaukee, was a leather upholsterer for Milsco Manufacturing, Milwaukee, retiring in 2007, moved to Northwoods (died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, Celebration of Life at a later date; Generations Funeral Hime & Crematory, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Emil H. Haring Jr., 61, Tomahawk, previously married to Lorrie Novotny and Pam Timm, lifelong Tomahawk resident, worked for DeHart Mink Ranch for many years and later for Hans Leck Construction (died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, memorial services at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at Krueger Family Funeral Home, Tomahawk, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m.)

**Audrey J. Frick-Nigh (nee Groening), 77, Watertown, born in Ashippun, married to James G. Frick for 34 years, they owned Central Bake Shop in Watertown where she was an avid cake decorator, she owned Audrey's ABC Family Day Care for over 40 years, James died in 1993, later married James Nigh, they lived in Adams before moving to Irma, retiring Up North (died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, funeral services Monday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Watertown, visitation is from 3-7 p.m. Sunday and again Monday beginning at 10 a.m., memorials to Christ Lutheran Church of Merrill, St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Watertown or Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau; Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Watertown, assisting).

**Barbara Jean Bressler (nee Benson), married to George P. Dressler for 71 years (died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, arrangements with Buettgen Funeral Home, Schofield, in lieu of flowers send donations to cat rescue Tabby Town).

**Sandra J. (Schmidt) Austin, 81, Mosinee, born in Tomahawk, married to Richard for 58 years (died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, celebration of life at later date; in lieu of flowers, memorials to Humane Society of Marathon County).

**Carol J. Luzinski (nee Young), 72, Tomahawk, born in Colby, Wis., married Roger Luzinski, 1962 graduate of Colby High School, worked as a beautician in Milwaukee area and as a secretary (died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, private graveside services at Roselawn Memorial Park, Springfield, Ill.; Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk, assisting).

**Deloris E. Cortazzo (nee Daoust), 79, Estill Springs, Tenn., born in Seymour, Wis., worked as an EMT in Tomahawk, retired in 1985, later worked at Fuji Photo Lab (died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, memorial service at later date; Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, Tenn., assisting).

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School annual meeting, $9.75 mill rate

Residents of the School District of Tomahawk will have a chance to hear about the 2017-18 proposed budget, ask questions and vote on what amounts to an advisory levy at the district's annual meeting tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 12) at 6 p.m. in the high school library. A summary of the budget was published in the Tomahawk Leader Aug. 22 and 29. "In this budget we are anticipating a $9.75 mill rate, which is an increase from the $8.04 last year. Of course this anticipated increase was expected, and is mainly due to the approved $3,000,000 operational referendum passed in April," notes Superintendent Terry Reynolds. "The school levy that we are asking to be approved at the annual meeting is $13,689,776, compared to last year's levy of $11,287,955." Much hinges on final approval of the state budget.

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Fatal accident: NEWS UPDATES & news briefs

NEWS BREAK AS OF FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 2017:

Lincoln County Deputies are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon in the Town of Scott. At 3:14 PM a cell 911 call reported a two vehicle crash at the intersection of County Rd Q and Joe Snow Rd. Preliminary information indicates a pickup truck being operated by a 16-year-old Irma teenager failed to stop for the stop sign as he traveled west on Joe Snow Rd. He entered the intersection and collided with a south bound SUV being driven by a 57-year-old Wausau woman. The Wausau woman was fatally injured in the crash. A passenger in her vehicle, an 11-year-old Irma girl was transported to Ascension Good Samaritan Health Center and then taken to Marshfield Medical Center for further treatment. The 16 year old was transported to Ascension Good Samaritan Health Center.

News briefs from the Sept. 17, 2017, edition of the Tomahawk Leader:

**Harley-Davidson rolls out eight new cruiser motorcycles in largest-ever product development project. Some new models will be available to ride in Tomahawk during this week's Fall Ride.

**Join the walk to end Alzheimer's.

**Twenty-five former Spirit-Hill-Ogema 4-H queens gather for this year's 75th annual fair.

**No sale of home-baked food without license.

**Storm water study completed; city now has better understanding of how to address water flooding issues.

**Legislation may help manufacturers boost apprenticeships, tax relief.

**Man threatens Tomahawk and Rhinelander police, EMT.

**Lincoln County man's sentence in second conviction of strangulation/suffocation.

**Lincoln County Legal Notice of delinquent tax deeds.

**Grandparents' Brag.

**Town of King residents invited to celebrate dedicated service of Bob Steigerwaldt and Henry Wiedeman.

**Tomahawk Leader Football Contest is underway. Look for entry form in this week's newspaper. Also find one in the Ad Center link at left. Find the games in ads spread throughout the Leader (including the front news section in one case) and note your picks. The winner of Week #1 is Vicki Zollpriester, Tomahawk!

**M*A*S*H Blood Drive and Trivia Contest part of Fall Ride.

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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.


Sport recap

**The Hatchet combined cross country team continued its streak: combined score team traveling trophy comes home from Fall Creek.

**Hatchet swimmers are 2-0 on the season, with a "W" in every varsity swim event against Lakeland.

**Despite tough losses, football coach says gridiron guys leave it on the field.

**Theiler named an exceptional volleyball player at volleyball invite in Merrill.

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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 sales@tomahawkleader.com.


Related links

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

2017 Tomahawk Community-wide Rummage Sale

Lincoln County Supervisory Districts

Never Forgotten Honor Flight

Philippine Orphan blog

Tomahawk Area Directory of Voluntary Organizations




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