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Calendar of Events


Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
1-17-20175-17-2017Retirement classes
New Learning in Retirement classes keep retirees active, engaged
Classes will be held throughout the Northwoods in Rhinelander, Eagle River, Woodruff, Tomahawk, Irma and Three Lakes.
2-6-20174-15-2017Free Tax Assistance offered by AARP
Free Income Tax assistance is available for Tomahawk area residents starting Feb. 6 and continuing until April 17. This service is provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation and is available to people with low to moderate income with special attention to those over the age of 60.
Tax counseling services are offered free of charge by volunteer tax aides trained by the IRS and AARP to assist in tax preparation. The services rendered will include preparation of one’s 2016 federal and Wisconsin tax returns and, if applicable, the Wisconsin Homestead Credit.
The tax counseling service is offered on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Tomahawk Senior Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave. To speed up refunds or receipts of Homestead Credit, electronic fi ling of one’s return is offered at no charge.
People intending to use the service will need to bring the following items as appropriate:
• A picture ID
• Social Security Card
• Copies of last year’s 2016 federal and state returns (if
you fi led)
• 2016 W-2’s, 1099’s, and any other tax related documents
(i.e. interest and dividend statements, IRA withdrawals, etc.)
• Supplemental Social Security Income statements
• Copies of any W-2 G (gambling winnings)
• Information showing purchase price for any stock sold
• Information to support any itemize deductions
• Copy of your real estate property tax statement for both
2015 and 2016
•A copy of your 2016 bill even if you pay it in 2016
•Know the annual dollar amount you paid for your
supplemental medical insurance and your Medicare Part D
Drug Insurance.
•Signed rent certifi cate from your landlord (if renting and
fi ling for Homestead Credit)
•State Unemployment summary (most get online)
CHANGE THIS YEAR: Tax counseling is offered by appointment only. To learn more about the tax service or to make an appointment, call 715-453-5757.
Arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment. Free Tax Assistance
2-6-20174-19-2017Nursing Assistant classes
Nicolet College will offer Nursing Assistant classes in Tomahawk starting in February with evening classes for individuals seeking a career in health care.
2-6-20174-28-2018Open enrollment application
Public school open enrollment application period begins in February - Online application period runs Feb. 6 to April 28.
Public school open enrollment, Wisconsin’s public school choice program, continues its steady growth since it began in the
1998-99 school year with a new application period beginning Feb. 6 and running through April 28 for the 2017-18 school year.
2-21-20172-28-2017Its your Government
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Lincoln County Finance Committee, 8:45 a.m., Service Center, Merrill. Agenda includes: resolution correcting tax deeds, 2012 dale.

Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Lincoln County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Service Center, Merrill. Agenda includes: Pine Crest Trustees

Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Lincoln County Traffic Safety Committee, 9 a.m., Safety Building, Merrill. Agenda includes: crash data, Merrill Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Offi ce; state report.

Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Oneida County Board of Supervisors, 9:30 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander.

Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Oneida County Traffic Safety Committee, 12:30 p.m., Law Enforcement Center, Rhinelander.

Tuesday, Feb. 21 – City of Tomahawk Board of Public Works, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Merrill Enrichment Center Committee, 8 a.m., City Hall, Merrill.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 – City of Tomahawk Commission on Aging, 1 p.m., Senior Center, Tomahawk.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Oneida County Planning and Development, 1 p.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 – City of Merrill Board of Public Works, 4 p.m., City Hall, Merrill.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Lincoln County Solid Waste Committee, 5:30 p.m., Landfill Lane, Merrill.

Thursday, Feb. 23 – Merrill Area Public Schools Policy Committee, 4:30 p.m., MAPS Building, Merrill.

Thursday, Feb. 23 – City of Merrill Police and Fire Commission, 5 p.m., City Hall, Merrill.

Thursday, Feb. 23 – Lincoln County Board of Health, 6 p.m., Service Center, Merrill.

Monday, Feb. 27 – Tomahawk Public Library Board of Trustees, 4:45 p.m., library.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Oneida County Long Term Support Committee, 1 p.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander.
2-24-20172-26-2017LET THE RACES BEGIN
Tomahawk Speedway to host first Winter Hatchet Nationals sled races
LET THE RACES BEGIN: DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED.
Tomahawk Speedway is set to host the Winter Hatchet Nationals presented by Kawasaki now starting Saturday, Feb. 25 and going through Sunday, Feb. 26. It will include some of the biggest names in sled racing. ***The TLR Cup Tour and USSA Pro Star Series races scheduled for Friday have been moved to Saturday at 3 p.m. and the Saturday events have been moved to Sunday getting underway at 9 a.m. For more information on this weekend’s Winter Hatchet Nationals, check out an article in the Feb. 21 Tomahawk Leader or visit the Tomahawk Speedway Facebook page.
2-24-20172-26-2017Skating for a Cure
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26 – Skating for a Cure, fourth annual Mary’s Moscow Mule Cup, sponsored by Mary’s Hangout, SARA Park Ice Arena. Divisions: 18+ or 30+, USA hockey rules; concessions, raffles, adult beverages. Information: 715-612-0942, 715-966-7437; Facebook: Mary’s Moscow Mule Cup (4th annual).
2-26-20172-26-2017Badger State Games
Badger State Games youth sled racing at Tomahawk Speedway Sunday
The Badger State Games and Wisconsin Kids Snowmobile Racing Association (WKSRA) will take part in the full lineup of snowmobile racing planned at the Tomahawk Speedway this coming weekend. A total 20 Classes/Divisions will compete as part of Badger State Games on Sunday, Feb. 26 with check-in starting at Tomahawk Speedway at 8 a.m. Hot laps will run from 9 to 9:45 a.m. with racing getting underway at 10 a.m.
2-27-20172-27-2017Are you ready for Medicare
Are you ready for Medicare? Bob Enders of United Heath Care will offer a free meeting in Tomahawk Monday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at Rodeway Inn & Suites.
Sessions also are planned at 9:30 a.m. at Pine Ridge Restaurant in Merrill and 4 p.m. at Day’s Inn in Rhinelander.
2-28-20172-28-2017Lincoln County Sports Club
The public is invited to the Lincoln County Sports Club’s 19th annual Fund Raising Banquet being held next Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Les and Jim’s Lincoln Lanes in Merrill.
The Lincoln County Sports Club’s mission is to promote the conservation and wise use of the area’s natural resources and to educate and encourage youth to safely participate in outdoor activities. The annual banquet serves as the club’s main fundraiser for the year and proceeds help support club activities.
For more information and to get tickets, visit Lincoln County Sports Club’s Facebook page or go to www.lcsportsclub.com.
3-3-20173-3-2017FOX CITIES PERFORMING ARTS TRIP
On Sunday, March 5 the Oneida County Senior Center will sponsor a trip to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, to see CABARET, the classic musical direct from Broadway. Lunch is included before the performance. The motorcoach will be leaving the Senior Center in Rhinelander at 8:30 a.m. and will return around 7:45 p.m. The cost is $112 per person. Get reservations in as soon as possible; the trip is open to anyone age 21 or over. For further questions or to register, call Stephanie at the Oneida County Senior Center at 715-369-6304.
3-3-20173-5-2017THE WIZARD OF OZ
The Tomahawk High School Drama Department will be performing the musical “The Wizard of Oz” on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. in the Tomahawk School District auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.
3-4-20173-4-2017Chicago Style Dart Tournament
There will be a Chicago Style Dart Tournament to benefit hospice Saturday, March 4 at The Woodpecker Bar & Grill, 6776 County Road K, Rhinelander. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the tourney at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 per person/per tournament; $5 of every fee will be donated to Ministry Hospice. There also are raffles. For information, contact Mel Houg at 800-643-4663 or Trisha Schultz at 715-493-7119.
3-4-20173-4-2017Team Slayer Ice Tourney
Saturday, March 4, can fish any lake in Wisconsin with registration at Pine Tree Supper Club at end of contest, 5 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Team Slayer will hold its 15th annual ice fishing contest to raise money for Kippenberg Creek Kids, a non-profit organization that provides no-cost hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and other outdoor trips for children with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Plenty of door prizes and raffles, plus prizes for biggest fish; ties go to the first fish registered.
Information: Team Slayer Facebook page.
3-5-20173-5-2017Skijor Race
Sunday, March 5 – Skijor Race, Minocqua Winter Park, 7543 Squirrel Hill Rd., Minocqua. Experienced and novice participants compete with dogs on skijor loop. Information: 715-356-1099.
3-6-20173-7-2017CESA 9 in Tomahawk
CESA 9 in Tomahawk is offering substitute teacher training March 6 and 7. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and who successfully complete the training are eligible to apply for a substitute teacher permit. For more information, go to the CESA 9 website at www.cesa9.org or contact Kris Peeters at 715-453-2141.
3-6-20174-17-2017Fall prevention program offered in Tomahawk
The upcoming “Stepping On” program slated in Tomahawk Mondays, March 6 through April 17 offers tips for walking safer, exercises for balance and strength and even modifying your home
Tomahawk’s sessions run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 108 W. Somo Ave. The suggested contribution is $10 for the entire seven-week program.
A similar session also will be held Mondays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 23.environment.
Pre-registration is required with Jennifer Clark at the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 715-536-0311 for more information or to register.
3-7-20173-23-2017April 4 referendum
During the month of March, the district will be hosting three community forums to provide residents with an opportunity to gather more information on the referendum. The dates and times are as follows:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 located in the Tomahawk High School Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 located in the Tomahawk High school Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 located in the Tomahawk High School Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.
3-8-20174-25-2017Discover Your Roots!
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY? Sharon Karow will offer a
Beginning Your Genealogical Adventure Tuesday evenings, March 8 through April 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
at T.B. Scott Library in Merrill. For information or to register, call 715-536-6903 or 715-218-0609 or email SLKarow9@AOL. com. Space is limited.
3-11-20173-11-2017Northwoods Passage Banquet
Saturday, March 11 – Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club Winter Celebration Banquet, Inshalla Country Club, Tomahawk. Cocktails, 5 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. Tickets $50 each; sponsor, Early Bird raffle packets before March 1; procrastinator’s raffle ticket packets after March 1. Banquet helps club maintain 4 groomers and 6 drags for grooming over 275 miles of snowmobile trails from Tripoli to Hazelhurst to Rhinelander to Tomahawk. Information: Brian Viegut, 715-612-4059.
3-11-20173-11-2017Ruffed Grouse Society
Ruff ed Grouse Society to host fundraiser dinner in Tomahawk
■ Proceeds to enhance grouse and woodcock habitat The Wisconsin River Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 2nd annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet on Saturday, March 11 at the Rodeway Inn and Suites, 1738 Comfort Avenue, in Tomahawk beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. - More information on RGS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found at www.ruffedgrousesociety.org.
3-12-20173-12-2017Holmboe Nature Preserve at Moonligh
Sunday, March 12 – Northern Paddle & Trail Hike or Snowshoe the Holmboe Nature Preserve at Moonlight, dusk (7 p.m.), Difficulty 2. Meet behind Taylor Park Nursing Home, Boyce Dr., Rhinelander. Hike 1 to 1-1/2 mile loop. Trail is hilly and a little tricky, very pretty. Northern Paddle & Trail is Rhinelander-based group of people interested in various silent sports in all seasons. RSVP Jean Johnson, 715-369-1433; jaj111@yahoo.com.
3-18-20173-18-2017Annual St. Urho/Celebration
Saturday, March 18 – 26th Annual St. Urho/ St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Brentwood Community Center, Hwy. 8, Brantwood. Soup buffet. Information: 715-564-2525; 715-564-2520.
3-18-20173-18-2017Taste of Tomahawk
Saturday, March 18 – Taste of Tomahawk, 1-4:30 p.m., Inshalla Country Club. Local and statewide breweries and wineries, plus great food. Sponsored by Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce. Information: 715-453- 5443 or 800-569-2160; chambert@gototomahawk.com.
3-25-20173-25-2017Ogema Lions Club Pancake Supper
Saturday, March 25 – Ogema Lions Club Pancake Supper, 4-7 p.m., Ogema Elementary School. Pancakes and fixin’s. Information: 715-428-2711.
5-11-20175-11-2017Save The Date- THURSDAY, MAY 11TH - 7pm
THURSDAY, MAY 11TH - 7pm - Tomahawk Elementary School Field House HARLEM WIZARDS WILL BE BACK MAY 11: They’re coming back! The Harlem Wizards basketball team will be back in Tomahawk Thursday, May 11 as a fundraiser for the Kinship of Tomahawk mentoring program. A capacity gym greeted their tricks, hoops and alley oops in 2008. Local hoopsters and celebrities will take on the traveling team, but be forewarned: in 2008 the Wizards were touting a win-loss record of 2,800-0. Much like the legendary Harlem Globetrotters, the Harlem Wizards entertain with trick shots, slam dunks and serious ball handling. Last time they also shared drug-free, healthy lifestyle messages with students. More details will follow, but be sure to save the date and be ready for some fun.
Watch the Tomahawk Leader and the Kinship website at kinshiptomahawk.org or call 715-453-1910 for information
5-25-20175-25-2017Tomahawk Public Library-Play and Learn
Tomahawk Public Library, 300 W. Lincoln Ave., offers Play and Learn on Thursdays through May 25 between 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the library’s community room. The program is for little people and the grown-ups who care for them. There’s time for play, crafts, music, stories and snacks.
6-1-20176-1-2017Howard Young plans renovation, construction
Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension, Woodruff, announced last week it will embark on a multi-phased, multi-million dollar renovation and construction project. The first phase of renovation is expected to begin by June 1.
9-14-20179-17-2017Fall Ride 2017
Mark your calendars for the Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA, slated Sept.14-17, 2017. Watch for information here as it becomes available. The Tomahawk Leader publishes the Official Fall Ride Guide, a handy pocket guide, each year. Our Travel Tomahawk Business Directory in the left column on our front page has information about places to stay, dine and shop whenever you're in town. Keep in touch and see you in September 2017.
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.
Merrill History, Culture Center hours
Merrill Historical Society recently adopted new hours of operation for the Merrill History & Culture Center at 100 East Third St., Merrill. Hours for January and February 2017 are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesdays until 3 p.m. The History & Culture Center will be open on weekends in January and February only by appointment by calling the Historical Society offi ce at 715-536-5652 during the regularly scheduled hours. Current temporary exhibits at the History & Culture Center are A Collector’s Christmas, open through Jan. 25, and Arnolf Tockley’s Story – Intersecting with the 20th Century, which is open through April.
Open Gym at THS fieldhouse
The Tomahawk School District fieldhouse is open to the public for Open Gym through the winter on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. All ages are welcome for basketball, however boys and girls must be accompanied by an adult. Open Gym will be held each Wednesday evening, excluding holidays, through April. For more information,
call Jon Long at 715-966-2251 or Bill Sparr at 715-453-1954.
Master Gardeners
Master Gardeners of the North is offering free educational gardening programs in January through May. The free programs will be held at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month (except for May) at the Oneida County Senior Center located next to the Trig’s mall in Rhinelander and are open to everyone interested in gardening and nature.
The first session today (Tuesday, Jan. 17) features local bat conservationist, Joel Knutson, who will highlight bat ecology in garden landscapes.


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