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Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
1-31-20154-14-2015VFW Auxiliary upcoming Events
Lincoln County VFW and Auxiliary Post 2687 will be sponsoring the following events in Tomahawk:

Sat. Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Meat Raffle at the Happy Snapper

Sat. Feb. 15, 1-4 p.m. Valentine Sweetheart Dance

Sat. Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Meat Raffle at Silverado

Sat. March 21, 7:30 p.m. Meat Raffle at the Tomahawk Lodge

Tues. April 14, Cash Raffle to be held at the VFW Clubhouse. Tickets will go on sale in February.

All procedes will go to the Wounded Warrior in Action Foundation, Never Forgotten Honor Flight, and other local veterans projects.

For mor information, call Jerry Dvorak at 715-612-2373
2-3-20153-10-2015SpeechCraft session
Want to improve upon your leadership or communication skills? Join the Church Mutual Toastmasters for a six-week SpeechCraft session held Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 3 through March 10 at Church Mutual, 3000 Schuster Lane, Merrill. Sign-up by Feb. 2. Direct questions to Karen Redmond at 715-539-4622, between 7 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. or 715-224-3214 from 4-8 p.m., or email kredmond@churchmutual. com.Toastmasters is a non-profit organization designed to help people develop leadership and communication skills.
3-2-20153-2-2015Hi-Lo 4-H Club
The Tomahawk Hi-Lo’s 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Feb. 2. We are going to host the drama festival in April. We don’t know what play we are doing yet, but will find out this month. We are going to write a grant to support the Lincoln County Humane Society. After the meeting we did some “Minute To Win It” games which were very fun. Our next meeting is 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2 Submitted by Nat Reiter
3-2-20153-10-2015Government Meetings
Monday, March 2 – Lincoln County Public Property Committee, 6 p.m., Lincoln County Service Center, Room 248, Merrill. Agenda includes: discussion with city of Merrill regarding Lincoln County Fairgrounds, no formal action to be taken.

Monday, March 2 – MAPS Technology Committee, 9:30 a.m., MAPS Central Administration Building, Board Room, Merrill. Agenda includes: Plan Development for 1-to-1 iPad initiative; communication planning; staff development and training.

Tuesday, March 3 – City of Tomahawk Planning and Zoning Commission, 8 a.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: review outdoor storage of materials and vehicles, environment, open burning ordinance; update, raze or repair order, 425 N Fourth St.; site plan approval, Erv’s Sales & Service, 1598 N. Fourth St.

Tuesday, March 3 – City of Merrill Redevelopment Authority, 8 a.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: downtown revitalization planning; Idle Sites grant application update to WEDC; follow-up, redevelopment of tax delinquent properties with demolition special charges; redevelopment resources scope of work for Housing Study.

Tuesday, March 3 – Oneida County Land Records Committee, 9:30 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: WPS request to bury utility lines on Newbold parcel; state budget bill regarding county assessing; update on Heal Creek, county-owned land, town of Crescent; set minimum bids for remaining Jan. 8, 2015 tax foreclosed properties, other unsold foreclosed properties; resolution for donation of tax parcels, town of Little Rice, by Winston Long to Oneida County Forestry Department; request/resolution to purchase the 200’ excess right-of-way located in town of Minocqua by adjoining landowner; LiDAR countywide elevation project, GIS server upgrade, 2015 digital ortho photography project/contract upgrades; closed session (offer to purchase Outlots 1&2, 100 W. Keenan St., City of Rhinelander); open session.

Tuesday, March 3 – North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board One Stop Operator Committee, 1 p.m., Office, Stevens Point. Agenda includes: Job Center/Job Fair updates.

Tuesday, March 3 – City of Tomahawk Board of Public Works, 5 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: contractor proposal–lawn mowing; Tomahawk Main Street Inc public parking lot design study; 2015 public works project updates, E. King Road; stormwater utility feasibility study update.

Tuesday, March 3 – City of Tomahawk License and Permits Committee, 6 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: operator license; picnic license; special events (year to date budget vs. actual for celebrations; Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce-Rockin’ Tomahawk 5k/Half Marathon June 13; Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce Party in the Park July 3); city business license; events coordinator.

Tuesday, March 3 – City of Tomahawk Finance Committee, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: checks; old business (329 Bradley Farm Road; North Fourth Street right-of-way); new business (water main contract–7th Street between Washington and Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street south of River Street; lawn mower purchase; purchase, CM Railroad right-of-way for bike trail).

Tuesday, March 3 – City of Tomahawk Common Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: public hearing (ordinance to amend code, license fees and entry into a vehicle of another); checks; operator licenses; picnic licenses; special events (Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce-Rockin’ Tomahawk 5k/Half Marathon June 13; Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce Party in the Park July 3); ordinances (a. amend license fees; b amend entry into vehicle of another); oversight of stormwater
utility; Chief Elvins update regarding traffic and vehicles, railroads, obstruction by; hiring water department operator.

Wednesday, March 4 – Oneida County Planning and Development, Courthouse, Rhinelander, 12:30 p.m., closed session (a. private onsite wastewater treatment system violation, town of Schoepke; b. approve closed session minutes); open session; 1 p.m., regular meeting, agenda includes: employee service awards presentation; revisions to zoning, shoreland protection ordinance; floodplain determination policy; zoning permit requirement, exceptions, amendments; ordinance amendment, mobile home, manufactured home, house trailer parks; ordinance amendment, communication structures.

Wednesday, March 4 – City of Tomahawk Finance Committee, 2 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: review TIF law and proposed changes; creation of TIF #5.

Wednesday, March 4 – Merrill Area Public School Facilities Committee, 4 p.m., MAPS Building. Agenda includes: Jay Stadium; 2014-15 roof project update; Maple Grove roof, basement projects; 2015-16 maintenance project recommendation; school forest kitchen remodel.

Wednesday, March 4 – City of Merrill Parks and Recreation Commission, 4:15 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: Aquatic Center; bike, pedestrian grant progress; review/approve bids for ice resurfacer, Lions Park fencing, bleachers; MARC fencing, disposal of city equipment (old Zamboni, S10 truck, Curtis plow); potential new joint full-timeshared transit driver/parks laborer position.

Wednesday, March 4 – Merrill Area Public School Finance/Human Resources Committee, 5 p.m., MAPS Building. Agenda includes: budget planning, vacancy/recruitment, teacher compensation updates; feedback, review process of support staff and teacher handbooks.

Wednesday, March 4 – Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 9 Board of Control, 7 p.m., CESA #9 office, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: approval of new employee letter of employment; policy, emergency closings, relations with districts outside service area; nominations for school district boundary appeal board member; agency administrator goal update, evaluation discussion; notice to directors/certified staff, one year contract expiration; Studer education-leadership survey results, calendar of work; Hamilton County ESC partnership-student loan forgiveness program; value add; universal design, learning startup grant; statewide initiatives update-Badger test, ESEA waiver renewal, academic, career planning; legislative advocacy for board members-WASB partnership; PAC communication.

Thursday, March 5 – Lincoln County Highway Committee, 7:30 a.m., Commissioner’s Office, Merrill. Agenda includes: financial report (a. approve/sign 2015 budget modifications; b. 2014 into 2015 carryover requests); review Larry Crossman letter; review compact track loader proposals; authorize purchase, batwing style mower; summer help; speed limit on County Highway A to 45 mph; sale of crusher; update, Western Star Trucks, highway operations; performance based maintenance projects.

Thursday, March 6 – Lincoln County Social Services Committee, 6 p.m., Health and Human Services Building. Agenda includes: request to fill authorized position, social service director and set salary grade for position; approve social services director job description; memorandum of understanding with Fond du Lac County; security system update.

Friday, March 6 – Lincoln County Finance and Insurance Committee, 7:30 a.m., Service Center, Merrill. Agenda includes: LIDR CIP request; courthouse masonry renovation project CIP request; budget; court collection position report; closed session (leave of absence request, Dawn Bergs); open session.

Monday, March 9 – Town of Bradley Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes: credit card for town use; Matthew Lehan request for conditional use permit for hobby farm, W5640 County Road A.

Tuesday, March 10 – Oneida County Board of Adjustment, 9 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: current/pending appeals; 10 a.m., onsite inspection, 10094 Hwy. 70, town of Minocqua, followed by lunch, no public business discussed while traveling or at lunch; 1 p.m., public hearing, appeal of Duane and Judy Domaszek, owners, requesting relief from discretionary enforcement letter dated Oct. 20, 2014, from Karl Jennrich, zoning director, regarding steps to be taken to comply with section 9.70, highway setbacks, 10094 Hwy. 70, town of Minocqua; close hearing, vote to reach decision
3-2-20154-20-2015Genealogy Class
Discover your roots in a “Beginning Your Genealogical Adventure” class offered by North Pines Genealogy Group Monday evenings, March 2 through April 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at T.B. Scott Library in Merrill. Class size is limited. For information or to register, contact Sharon Karow at 715-536-6903 or email SLKarow9@AOL.com.
3-3-20153-10-2015Pool Schedule
Tuesday, March 3 Open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.; deep water exercise and two-lane lap swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 5 Tomahawk Swim Club end-ofseason activity, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 6 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.; open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 7 Pool closed.

Sunday, March 8 Open swim, 3-5 p.m.

Monday, March 9 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.; deep water exercise and two-lane lap swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10 Open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
3-5-20153-5-2015Senior Cell Phone Class
The Oneida County Senior Center in Rhinelander is holding free classes for persons age 55 and older interested in learning to use their phones more efficiently. Classes run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The schedule includes: March 5, Taking and Sharing Photos and Videos; March 19. Call 715-369-6170 to register.
3-6-20153-6-2015Local Economic development
Economic development for future Grow North is planning for the future and seeks input and membership from the public and businesses to help with regional economic development in Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Langlade, Forest, Florence, Oconto and Marinette counties. An annual meeting will take place March 6 at 10 a.m. at the Minocqua Community Center’s third floor boardroom. Grow North is an organization whose partners recognize the importance and value of collaboration to ensure that the Grow North Region remains competitive in both state and global economies. For more information, visit www.grownorth.org.
3-7-20153-7-2015Community Resource Expo
Expressions of Compassion: Community Resource Expo, sponsored by Northwoods Vineyard Church, Tomahawk, is scheduled March 7 in conjunction with Northwoods Vineyard’s Medical Outreach at the middle school. Patti Dremler is coordinating the Expressions of Compassion and Kelly Martello is coordinating the medical outreach. There will be a free medical clinic with local doctors and practitioners, nurses, therapist, optometrist, chiropractor, beauticians, VA and Salvation Army services. As a special bonus, a local photographer is providing free photos. The expo will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tomahawk Middle School. All are welcome. The following ministries and non-profit organizations will be sharing resources about the services they offer: Women on the Wings of Faith, Foster Grandparent Program at Lincoln Hills School, Kinship of Tomahawk, Our Sisters’ House, American Cancer Society/Relay for Life Tomahawk/Wausau Chapter, Tomahawk Area Interfaith Volunteers, Salvation Army, Tomahawk Food Pantry, Tomahawk Senior Center, Open Arms Soup Kitchen, Paws 2 Think, HAVEN, Inc., St. Vincent de Paul, Community Food Pantry, Citizens for Decency, Women Connecting, Lincoln County Respite Committee, Wisconsin FACETS Program and the Northern Regional Center for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs of Wausau, serving Lincoln, Oneida, Marathon, Langlade and Vilas counties. For more information about participating, contact Dremler at 715-432-8038.
3-7-20153-7-2015Private Applicator Training for farmers
The Lincoln County University of Wisconsin Extension Office is offering Private Applicator Training for farmers applying restricted use pesticides Saturday, March 7 starting at 9 a.m. at the Lincoln County Service Center, Merrill. The test for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection license will follow at 1 p.m. The cost is $35. Contact Dan Marzu, agricultural educator, at 715-539-1072 to for more details or to register.
3-9-20153-9-2015Teen Character Awards
The YMCA of the Northwoods, Rhinelander, is holding its 10th annual Teen Character Awards Monday, March 9. Sought are teens who have demonstrated the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, and have made an impact on someone’s life. “These awards are an important way to recognize teens that are not always the top of their class or the best athlete. Teens that win an award are able to put their award on college and employment applications,” the Y notes. Turn in nomination form to the YMCA of the Northwoods, 2003 E. Winnebago St., Rhinelander, by Friday, Feb. 13. Call 715-362-9622 for details.
3-10-20153-10-2015Forum on civic participation
Is our political system broken? If so, what can everyday citizens do to fix it? Those will be central questions during a public forum on civic participation at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in the Nicolet College Theatre in the Learning Resources Center on Nicolet’s Rhinelander campus. Retired U.S. Representatives from Wisconsin Dave Obey, a Democrat, and Tom Petri, a Republican, will lead the discussion. The two have crossed the aisle and joined forces for a series of meetings across the state to encourage civic engagement and public service – especially for young people – in the democratic process. For more information, contact Sandy Kinney, Nicolet College executive director, at 715-365-4689.
3-10-20153-10-2015Live Sustainable, Lincoln County
Rain gardens to prevent run-off The Live Sustainable, Lincoln County group will meet Tuesday, March 10 to discuss how planting rain gardens can be used to use rain water from rooftops to prevent run-off from reaching surface water. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in Room 156 in the lower level of the Lincoln County Service Center, 801 N. Sales St., Merrill. Dan Marzu, Lincoln County University of Wisconsin-Extension agricultural educator, will discuss the process of developing a rain garden. Topics to be discussed include location for a rain garden, how to size the garden and plants that can be used. This is a free event and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Marzu at 715-539-1078 or daniel.marzu@ces.uwex.edu.
3-10-20153-11-2015Children’s Book Fest
The 28th annual Children’s Book Fest will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10-11 at First Congregational Church in Rhinelander. It is presented by the staff of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Parents, educators, grandparents and the general public are invited to view the books and attend a presentation on the best new books from last year for children to older teens. The first session is March 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with book viewing between 4 and 9 p.m. Another presentation is March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon, with book viewing between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. One may register for either session. Cost is $10, including refreshments. The program is sponsored by Rhinelander District Library, Rhinelander School District, and Headwaters Reading Council. For more information, contact Tom Hurlburt at 715-365-1070, ext. 1073 or hurlburt@rhinelanderlibrary.org.
3-11-20153-11-2015Women Connecting luncheon
Women Connecting invites others to a luncheon at the Eagles Club in Merrill Wednesday, March 11 at 1 p.m. The speaker will be Viki Scherer of Decatur, Ill., who will share her journey of faith and her husband’s battle with ALS in “You Can Plan for the Future, But You Can’t Predict It.” Jennifer Clark from the Aging and Disabilities Resource Center of Merrill will discuss the PALS exercise program. Cost is $12 at the door for the meal and program. Make reservations by March 6 with Jan at 715-536-9816 or Marcia at 715-536-1612.
3-14-20153-14-2015Northwoods Passage banquet
Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club will hold its 17th annual Winter Celebration Banquet Saturday, March 14 at Inshalla Country Club. The $50 ticket includes a family-style dinner, raffles, door prizes and a grand door prize of $1,000 in Chamber Bucks. Cocktails are at 5 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Raffle ticket packets are available for $135 for $180 worth of tickets. For information, contact Brian Viegut at 715-612-4059.
3-16-20153-16-2015Skanawan monthly board meeting
The town of Skanawan monthly board meeting is changed from the second Monday of the month to the third Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.
3-19-20153-19-2015Senior Cell Phone Class
The Oneida County Senior Center in Rhinelander is holding free classes for persons age 55 and older interested in learning to use their phones more efficiently. Classes run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Taking and Sharing Photos and Videos; March 19. Call 715-369-6170 to register.
3-21-20153-21-2015Bambino’s Pancake Breakfast
Bambino’s mission work to Haiti: Some of the staff at Bambino’s Pizza & Grill in downtown Tomahawk will be going to help a small community in northwestern Haiti in late April, working with an organization called Lemuel Ministries. It is a faith-based organization seeking to help the destitute of Haiti escape the vicious cycle of poverty through education, community development, economic improvement and spiritual formation. This year’s Haiti team will be Randy and SuAnne Vannatter, Taylor Hansen, Hector Candelaria and Geri Stefonik. To help raise funds for the costs of the trip as well as to donate towards Lemuel’s reforestation project and their community school, Bambino’s will be having a pancake breakfast Saturday, March 21 from 7 to 11 a.m., and a rummage and bake sale at the VFW building in Tomahawk on Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3-28-20153-28-2015Bambino’s rummage and bake sale
Bambino’s mission work to Haiti: Some of the staff at Bambino’s Pizza & Grill in downtown Tomahawk will be going to help a small community in northwestern Haiti in late April, working with an organization called Lemuel Ministries. It is a faith-based organization seeking to help the destitute of Haiti escape the vicious cycle of poverty through education, community development, economic improvement and spiritual formation. This year’s Haiti team will be Randy and SuAnne Vannatter, Taylor Hansen, Hector Candelaria and Geri Stefonik. To help raise funds for the costs of the trip as well as to donate towards Lemuel’s reforestation project and their community school, Bambino’s will be having a rummage and bake sale at the VFW building in Tomahawk on Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4-12-20154-12-2015Annual Spring Concert Series
Singers are invited to participate in the annual Spring Concert Series performed by the Community Ecumenical Choir. Rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 17 at the Ogema Baptist Church, State Road 86, Ogema. Concerts are scheduled Sundays, April 12 and 19. This spring’s concert is titled “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”. The choir is made up of Christian men, women and teens from the Price/Lincoln/Taylor county area. For more information, contact this spring’s director, Dolly Hadden, at 715-767-5353.
4-19-20154-19-2015Annual Spring Concert Series
Singers are invited to participate in the annual Spring Concert Series performed by the Community Ecumenical Choir. Rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 17 at the Ogema Baptist Church, State Road 86, Ogema. Concerts are scheduled Sundays, April 12 and 19. This spring’s concert is titled “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”. The choir is made up of Christian men, women and teens from the Price/Lincoln/Taylor county area. For more information, contact this spring’s director, Dolly Hadden, at 715-767-5353.
4-20-20154-20-2015Genealogy Group
Discover your roots in a “Beginning Your Genealogical Adventure” class offered by North Pines Genealogy Group Monday evenings, March 2 through April 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at T.B. Scott Library in Merrill. Class size is limited. For information or to register, contact Sharon Karow at 715-536-6903 or email SLKarow9@AOL.com.
4-23-20154-23-2015North Woodies Ladies Ducks Unlimited
The “North Woodies” Ladies’ Ducks Unlimited Merrill/Tomahawk Chapter will host its annual fundraiser banquet April 23 at the Merrill Eagles Club. Tickets are available for $45 each. Local businesses also are asked to contribute door prizes, cash donations or to become a sponsor. Funds generated from the banquet fundraiser are used to assist with wetland and wildlife restorations. For more information, contact Linda Blake at 715-536-7988, Kay Yohn at 715-218-1852 or Judy Jaeger at 715-536-2202.
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Ongoing Events
Open Arms Soup Kitchen
Open Arms Community Soup Kitchen is open Tuesdays, welcoming any hungry souls as well as those who want to socialize between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Center adjacent to St. Mary's Church. All are welcome to enjoy the free dinner. Anyone who would like to support this volunteer effort may send donations to P.O. Box 1, Tomahawk, WI 54487.


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