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Show Ski Nationals

(Photo Story) Tomahawk's Kwahamot Water Ski Club hosted the Division 2 Show Ski National Championships over the weekend. The Aquaducks from Burlington were the ultimate winners; the Kwahamots finished in fourth. We have results and lots of pictures in the Aug. 8 Tomahawk Leader and posted in the Photo Album!

Tomahawk Leader 8-8-2017 issue; Tomahawk Leader Photo by Jed Buelow

TOMAHAWK FALL RIDE GUIDE HERE!

The Tomahawk Leader's 2017 Official Tomahawk Fall Ride Guide is at the printer. But you can 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 and two days of Fun Runs, 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. 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. The book will be available for distribution the end of August. Please join tens of thousands of old and new friends in Tomahawk, WI for our huge motorcycle rally.

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Walked away without a scratch

(Story in Aug. 15 Tomahawk Leader) It's hard to imagine how someone could walk away without a visible scratch from an accident like the one on Tannery Road Thursday, Aug. 10. But Lisa Lewis, Tomahawk, and her 6-year-old grandson, Ryder, did just that mid-day Thursday after the car in which they were riding flipped. See a story and pictures in the Aug. 15 Tomahawk Leader.

Tomahawk Leader 8-8-2017 issue
Sport recap

**Tomahawk played host to a pair of National gatherings last week starting with the Northwoods Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club's Tomahawk National gathering Aug. 2-5. Antique outboard motor enthusiasts from across the country and world were in Tomahawk to take part in the four-day show that featured a large swap meet, timed races on Lake Mohawksin and a huge museum set up in the SARA Park Ice Arena that the public could come view at no cost.

Over the weekend, the Kwahamots Water Ski Club hosted the 17th Show Ski Nationals Division II at Kwahamot Bay. A total seven teams from throughout the upper Midwest competed for the title National Champions and the Brown's Lake Aquaducks (Burlington) clamed the title. This year's State Champions, the Waterboard Warriors (Wrightstwon) finished in a close second place with the Silver Lake Water Ski Club (Fenton, Mich.) rounding out the top three. The Kwahamots, who put on an impressive show Saturday afternoon, finished the weekend in fourth place. This year marked the fifth year the Kwahamots have hosted Nationals with the last time being in 2015.
Also this past weekend (Aug. 5), the 5th annual Don Lintereur Memorial Run featuring a half marathon, 5K/10K and one mile fun run was held at Nokomis Community Park. Crossing the finish line in a time of 1:14.33, Green Bay's Matt Cooper came in first overall in the half marathon. Alanna Benaszeski of Monico was the first female to finish the half marathon in a time of 1:41.23. The 5K was dominated by Tomahawk runners, with Evan Ploeckelman finishing in first place with a time of 18:47, Keaton Jed crossed the finish line in second in 21.03 and Derek Tassler rounded out the top three with a time of 21:18. Katherine Reilly crossed the finish line in 23:21 to finish first in the female division. Chad Blumenschein of Rhinelander won the 10K with Laura Karas of Monona taking first in the female division. Tomahawk's Gary Buchanan finished the race in third place overall and first place in his age division (60-69) crossing the finish line in a time of 44:42.

**Jon Galloy and Jeremy Zimmerman will be inducted into the 2017 Hatchet Athletic Hall of Fame.

**Tomahawk High School's cross-country ream will host the 16th annual Alumni Scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 19. The 5k race will start at 10 a.m. in Bradley Park. There is no cost, but alumni are encouraged to register by calling Coach John Zuelsdorf at 715-612-8975 and leave your name and graduting year.

Tomahawk Leader 8-8-2017 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. Click on the ads for a direct link to the sites.

**Price County's Sheriff's Department is recruiting to create and eligibility list and fill a part-time vacancy for Deputy Sheriff.

**Price County's Sheriff's Department is recruiting for a Jail Officer/Civilian Dispatcher full-time and part-time eligibility list.

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

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

**Local Landscape Co. is looking for full-time employee.

**Nicolet College seeks Chemistry Adjunct Instructor; Systems Integration Developer.

Look for classifieds online, too.

Tomahawk Leader 8-8-2017 issue
Bolder hired for THS assistant spot

(Tomahawk Leader 8-15-17 story) Tomahawk Middle School physical education teacher and athletic director Stacy Bolder has been hired for the vacant Tomahawk High School assistant principal position. According to District Superintendent Terry Reynolds, there were 31 applicants, with four candidates chosen to interview. Ryan Huseby replaced longtime principal, Scott Swenty, who retired at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Huseby had been assistant principal. Wendell Quesinberry was hired to fill the assistant spot, but he later was selected for an open Tomahawk Middle School principal's post after Paul Kurth resigned this summer.

Tomahawk Leader 8-8-2017 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 sales@tomahawkleader.com.


Nature notes

**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!


Obituaries

**Summaries of obituaries published in the Aug. 8, 2017, Tomahawk Leader:

**Edward J. 'Ed' Cis, 62, Tomahawk, born in Waukegan, Ill., (died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017; Celebration of Life at later date. Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, handling arrangements).

**Kobe Coey, 19, Tomahawk (died Aug. 1, 2017; Celebration of Life Gathering Saturday, Aug. 5 10 a.m.-noon, Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk)

**Patricia Obey, 91, Wausau, married to Orville, they owned Gas Lite Supper Club in Wausau, Forest City Tavern in Tomahawk; she worked for Able Plumbing, Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce, Marathon County Courthouse (died Aug. 3, 2017; sharing memories and celebration of life service Friday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau; visitation begins at 4 p.m.; in lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is established).

**Gary Z. Domaika, 73, Tomahawk, born in Rhinelander, married Rose "Bunny" Slack, carpenter (died July 30, 2017; Celebration of Life Service Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk).

**Theodore Schmit Jr., 91, Tomahawk, born in Tomahawk, married Dorothy Ruplinger, hauled wood under Ted Schmit Trucking for 63 years until he was 83 years old, also helped son on Christmas tree farm (died Aug. 1; Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m.; Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Tomahawk, assisting).

Tomahawk Leader 8-8-2017 issue
Bradley Farm-Kings Rd. work to start Sept. 18

(Tomahawk Leader 8-15-17 story) Drainage improvement work on Bradley Farm and East Kings Road won't start until after school starts and, by design, after this year's Tomahawk Fall Ride. An $111,917 winning bid came in from A-1 Excavating, Bloomer. A-1 will begin work Sept. 18, timed to avoid the Fall Ride. Work will be completed no later than Oct. 15, including paving, Cole noted. The late start will mean dealing with rerouting school traffic for several days when the intersection of Kings and Bradley Farm roads is closed.

Tomahawk Leader 8-15-2017 issue
Fatal Crash as Wrong-way driver hits bus head-on: NEWS UPDATES and news briefs

**MIDWEEK NEWS AS OF AUG. 12, 2017: On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 02:59 the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received a report of a wrong way driver on US Hwy 51 in the area of County Rd Q in the Town of Scott. Within seconds of the first report an additional 911 call reported a vehicle had struck a bus traveling northbound on US Hwy 51. Deputies from Lincoln County were on the scene within minutes of the crash and found a passenger car traveling south in the northbound lane had struck a motor coach bus from Lamers Bus Lines head on. The driver of the passenger car, a 26 year old Wausau man was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene. The 29 passengers on the bus were from the Rhinelander area and were returning from the Milwaukee Brewers game. Several passengers complained of minor injuries but refused medical treatment. One passenger was transported to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill, where she was treated and released. US Hwy 51 was closed for over five hours.

News briefs from the Aug. 8 and 15 editions of the Tomahawk Leader:

**Kevin Monroe's body was found in his Merrill apartment Jan. 12, 2016. Now 18 months later charges have officially been filled naming his son, Tyler Monroe, who was once listed as "person of interest," as the defendant. Tyler Monroe is believed to be responsible for the 26 stab wounds that included seven fatal stab wounds that ultimately led to the death of his father, age 55. Currently the 21 year old is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on $1 million bond. (More in the Aug. 15 Tomahawk Leader).

**The Tomahawk Lions Club's 10th annual Thrilla on the Grilla is a filling, fun way the spend part of the day in Tomahawk Saturday, Aug. 12. Ten local teams will pull grills out right into the middle of main street in downtown and serve up 48 racks each of tasty ribs aiming to please the crowds while vying for top honors in a friendly food fight. (Tomahawk Leader 8-8-17 issue)

**Stacy Bolder of Tomahawk was in the news recently after she won the grand prize in the HGTV Smart Home Giveaway 2017. She is now the owner of a stunning Southwestern-style home in Scottsdale, Ariz. Her grand prize package is valued at more than $1.5 million, including a home, a 2017 Mercedes-Benz and $100,000. Bolder and her husband traveled to Scottsdale to see the home for the first time. Stacy was notified of her win at a 40th birthday party ambush at Billy Bob's Sports Bar. See her reaction and her first tour of the home by tuning in to the HGTV Smart Home 2017 Giveaway Special, bring Friday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. ET on HGTV.

**Members of the Tomahawk Historical Society invite you to join them Thursday, Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the stone shelter in Bradley Park. Lunch will be provided. Afterwards, A.J. Theiler will share the history of the park and the surrounding Lake Mohawskin. All are welcome and encouraged to bring their memories. Call 715-453-2056 to make reservations.

**The 75th annual Spirit-Hill-Ogema 4-H Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18-19 at the Spirit Town Hall, located between Tomahawk and Ogema on State Highway 86. Twenty-four 4-H members from the Wilson Workers, Happy Hoboes, Hillbillies and Hamburg Hawks will be exhibiting nearly 300 entries at this year's fair. (More information in the Aug. 15 Tomahawk Leader)

**Sure-Wood Forest Wishes for Kids, Inc. is holding its annual Pig Roast Celebration Saturday, Aug. 19 to benefit a wonderful cause: Make-A-Wish of Wisconsin. (Story in the Aug. 15 Tomahawk Leader).

**A Lincoln County Veterans Picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 20 beginning at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Tomahawk. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. All county veterans and their families are welcome. (More info in the Aug. 15 Tomahawk Leader)

Tomahawk Leader 8-8-2017, 8-15-2017 issues
Unpaid bill

Unpaid bills from last year caused the city of Tomahawk to pause as it considered the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Fall Ride application for next month's big event, headquartered at SARA Park. According to city Clerk-Treasurer Amanda Bartz, the Fall Ride long-time beneficiary still owes some $2,200 from last year for leased camping facilities and security at the city park. "Would the city approve an application for anyone else with an outstanding bill?" city Health and Safety Committee members wondered. The committee ultimately approved the application but remained respectfully firm in noting payment is required, with pre-billing for next year also issued. Those event fees were calculated at $2,245 ($25 application fee; $660 for camping; and $1,560 for police services). City officials want to put MDA "on notice" that it would continue to have first-dibs on the SARA Park facility if payments are timely, otherwise another renter may be allowed to step in. "Nobody is trying to put them out of town but they need to play ball with Tomahawk," Alderwoman Pat Haskin stated.

Tomahawk Leader 8-8-2017 issue
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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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