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|Start Date||End Date||Event Description|
|11-29-2013||12-18-2013||Win the Window|
Starting Black Friday, "Win the Window" - a fun and exciting shop local campaign just for the holidays. Shoppers will vote to qualify to win prizes in six "Northwoods" themed windows.
The Christmas season is a special time to remember loved ones. The Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation invites people to honor or memorialize relatives, family or special friends by reserving a Love Light in their name. The lights are a symbol of love and caring, and are a way to express those thoughts during the holiday season. For a donation of $10 or more, one can reserve a white light in memory of a loved one, or a blue light in honor of a relative, family, friend, or to simply convey a Christmas greeting. The names of all being memorialized, or honored, will be listed in a special tribute in the Tomahawk Leader on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and on display in the lobby of Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital, 401 W. Mohawk Dr., Tomahawk. A special lighting ceremony will take place Thursday, Dec. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the hospital. Proceeds from this Christmas project will be used by the foundation to help improve the health and wellness of the Tomahawk community. Application forms are available at the hospital’s greeter desk, or by calling 715-453-7770.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – City of Tomahawk Public Hearing Affecting Zoning Ordinance, 8 a.m., City Hall, Tomahawk, requesting property, southeast corner of County Road A and Cash Road, approx. 38.5 acres, comprising part of Agriculture/Real Estate District be changed to Planned Development District.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Tomahawk Planning and Zoning Commission, 8 a.m., City Hall. Agenda includes: Preliminary plat for lot at Bradley Farm Road and Kings Road; potential uses for old addition to the former Sacred Heart Hospital building; petition to rezone CTH A property at southeast corner of CTH A and Cash Rd to a Planned Development District; ordinance amending city zoning code to provide for storage buildings as permitted use in M-1 Manufacturing District.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Lincoln County Public Property Committee, 9 a.m., Fairgrounds, east bathroom, Merrill. One item on agenda: examination of berm system location/bathroom evaluations. No vote taken, no other business discussed.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Oneida County Labor Relations and Employee Services Committee, 9:30 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: compensation study; County Board holiday party.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board One Stop Operator Committee, 1 p.m., conference room, Stevens Point. Agenda includes: Job Center updates; standards of service; Job Center liaison update; WIA 188 status report; business services in Job Centers; shifting labor market.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Merrill Area Public Schools Special Board of Education Meeting, 4 p.m., MAPS Administration Building, Merrill. Agenda includes: closed session (review of individual administrative contracts; preparing extensions and/or renewal of contracts; open session; Finance/Human Resources Committee, 4:30
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Merrill Area Public Schools Finance/Human Resources Committee, 4:30 p.m., MAPS Administration Building, Merrill. Agenda includes: employee handbook revisions.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Tomahawk Personnel Committee, 5 p.m., City Hall. Agenda includes: discuss collective bargaining with Tomahawk Department of Public Works; Tomahawk Police Department, non-union city of Tomahawk employees.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Tomahawk Board of Public Works, 5 p.m., City Hall. Agenda includes: Kings Road improvements/Kings Hill drainage; Morren Road right-of-way; ATV route – Hometown Drive; Theiler Drive truck restrictions; request from AMVETS for no-parking on South Fourth Street and improvements to city owned lot located behind their building located at 203 S. 4th St.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Tomahawk School Board Special Meeting, 6 p.m., middle school library. Agenda includes: iPad distribution/setup; review of expulsion process (follows expulsion hearing Monday, Dec. 2); budget update projections.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Tomahawk Finance Committee, 6 p.m., City Hall. Agenda includes: general fund financial report; Water and Sewer Commission financial report; Community Development Authority; budget adoption ordinance appropriating the necessary funds for the operation and administration of the city of the year 2014; ordinance setting the levy amounts for the tax year 2013, collectible in 2014; 329 Bradley Farm Road – property owned by city; TIF amendments/creation updates.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Tomahawk License and Permits Committee, 6:30 p.m., City Hall. Agenda includes: set time and date for next work session for special event procedures.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – City of Tomahawk Public Hearing, 7 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk, to hear comments on Ord. 2013-09 appropriating necessary funds for operation of government and administration of City for 2014, and Ord. 2013-10 setting levy amounts for tax year 2013, collectable in 2014.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Tomahawk Common Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. Agenda includes: ordinance to amend official zoning map for a 38.5 acre parcel at CTH A and Cash Road to Planned Development District; 2014 City Budget adoption ordinance; ordinance setting the levy amounts for the tax year 2013, collectible in 2014; ordinance city zoning code to provide storage buildings as permitted use in a M-1 Manufacturing District; preliminary plat approval for lot at Bradley Farm Road and Kings Road.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – Oneida County Senior Center Advisory Council, noon, Keenan St., Rhinelander. Agenda includes: new advisory board members; Senior Center Christmas party; fund raisers.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – Oneida County Planning and Development, 12:30 p.m., closed session (a. operating contractors storage yard/business in Rural Residential Zoning District, town of Minocqua; b., c., d., vegetation removal, excavating, filling/land disturbing activities and placement of structures within 35’ of ordinary high water mark, towns of Nokomis, Crescent, Minocqua; e., vegetation removal, excavating, filling/land disturbing activities and placement of structures within 35’ of ordinary high water mark and less than 5’ from adjoining lot lines, town of Woodruff); open session; 1 p.m., regular meeting, agenda includes: preliminary two lot certified survey map of Peoples State Bank and Kenneth M. Liebnitz, owner, to reconfigure lots because of garage encroachment on properties described as Lots 6, 7, 8 and 12 and portion of vacated alley in Block 1 of Plat of Old Colony Gardens pursuant to modification/appeal under Oneida County Subdivision Control Ordinance; reconsideration of motion made directing staff to amend language pertaining to Off Premise Signs; Planning and Zoning long range plan; 2 p.m., public hearing, conditional use permit application by Home Expressions to allow outdoor display area on property, 7967 Hwy. 51, town of Minocqua.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – City of Merrill Parks and Recreation Commission, 4:15 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: MARC parking lot issue; dog park ADA accessibility; bike route designation.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – City of Merrill Board of Public Works, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: Kate Drewek request to discuss/address storm water issues at 506 E. Riverside Ave.; options for selling Wittman Heights Subdivision lots; resolution designating River Bend Trail as part of City of Merrill’s Transportation System; resolution designating Parks and Recreation Commission and City of Merrill Parks Department as managers of River Bend Trail; renewal of month-to-month recycling contract with Schulz’s Recycling; disposal of two nonoperational portable steam boilers
Thursday, Dec. 5 – Lincoln County Highway Committee, 7:30 a.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: review personnel policy, Senate Bill SB349; approve per diem, attendance, WCHA winter road school; proxy vote, WCHA secretary; town of Harding request, cost share culvert; future CHI, CHID projects; 2014 projects, 2013 project updates; future building projects.
Thursday, Dec. 5 – Lincoln County Board of Health (BOH), 6 p.m., Health Department, Merrill. Agenda includes: Mental Health Coalition/public health preparedness updates; change grant coordinator LTE; water lab discussion; 2014 foot care fees; BOH mid-year evaluation; closed session (director evaluation); open session.
Friday, Dec. 6 – Lincoln County Finance and Insurance Committee, 7:30 a.m., Service Center. Agenda includes: resolution (designation of public depositories); budget reports; court collection position report; closed session (finance director performance evaluation); open session.
Friday, Dec. 6 – Rhinelander District Library Board of Trustees Special Meeting of Building Committee, 8 a.m., Library, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: final design for expansion project; closed session (negotiate final design features/costs); open session.
Monday, Dec. 9 – Town of Bradley Town Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes: approve poll worker list; winter maintenance policy; yard waste container at Sunset Dump site.
Monday, Dec. 9 – Town of Harrison Town Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall.
Monday, Dec. 9 – Town of Skanawan Town Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Town Hall.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Oneida County Board of Adjustment Public Hearing, 8:30 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander, to hear continuation of appeal of Sandra Bresser, owner; Gregg Bruso, Agent, requesting area variance to allow construction of 16’x36’ detached garage 50 feet from ordinary high water mark of Shepard Lake, contrary to Zoning and Shoreland Protection Ordinance, 4600 Shepard Lake Road, town of Pine Lake.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Oneida County Board of Adjustment (BOA) Notice of Public Hearing, 1 p.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander, to consider appeal of Henry and Lori Asik, owners, requesting variance to replace portion of existing 4 ft. wide stairs with 5 ft. stairs. Create 5’x28’ walkway parallel to ordinary high water mark of Tomahawk River/Rice Reservoir, connected to new set of stairs 5’ in width on slope between 25-45%. Also includes excavation between 10 and 15 feet in width, greater than a foot below grade for replacement of stairs, connecting walkway and new set of stairs. Resulting disturbance will fall outside the 30 foot view corridor. Activities are contrary to Oneida County Zoning and Shoreland Protection Ordinance. Property located at 10222 Tomanok Road, lots 6 and 7, and east 25 feet of Lot 5, Blk 3, Camp Rice Point subdivision, town of Nokomis. BOA to conduct onsite inspection at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. Folllowing adjournment, Board will vote in open session.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; Tomahawk Swim Club (TSC), ages 10 and under, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; TSC, 11 and older, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 High school boys’ swim team practice, 3:30-6 p.m.; lap swim, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; deep water exercise class, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; TSC, ages 10 and under, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; TSC, ages 11 and older, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6 High school boys’ swim team practice, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise class, 8-9 a.m.; open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7 TSC home meet, 10 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8 Open swim, 3-5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 9 TSC, 11 and older, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise class, 8-9 a.m.; TSC, 10 and under, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; high school boys’ swim team practice, 4:30-6 p.m.; deep water exercise class, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; TSC, 10 and under, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; boys’ swim team hosts Medford, 5:30 p.m.; TSC, 11 and older, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Swimming pool notes – During the school week, the Tomahawk swimming pool will close any time the Tomahawk Schools are closed due to inclement and/or cold weather conditions. On weekend days, the pool staff will monitor weather changes closely during inclement weather and will close the pool should the need arise. Closures will be announced on WJJQ Radio. Scheduled pool closures during December include all Saturdays except for a TSC home swim meet on Dec. 7. The pool will be closed on Dec. 1, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31 and Jan. 1 for holiday vacation. In addition, the pool schedule is altered on Dec. 23, 26, 27 and 30 from normal functions also due to the holidays.
|12-3-2013||12-10-2013||Senior Center activities|
Tomahawk Senior Center activities, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave.
Call 715-453-5757 to register
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Arthritis exercises, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – Exercise DVD, 8:30 a.m.; local shopping, 9 a.m., call to RSVP; Mary Rheinschmidt, Medicare/public benefits review at lunch; birthday celebration.
Thursday, Dec. 5 – Blood pressure checks, 11 a.m.; mah jongg, 12:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6 – Walking Wonders, 8:30 a.m.; Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m.; arthritis exercises, 1 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 9 – Exercise DVD, 8:30 a.m.; Bunco, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Rhinelander shopping, 9 a.m., call to RSVP; glaucoma screening by Tomahawk Lions Club, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; arthritis exercise class, 1 p.m.; birthday celebration.
Citizens for Decency of Lincoln County will hold at Christmas party for members Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at Bible Presbyterian Church, Merrill. Reservations are required at 715-536-4126 or 715-536-9309.
|12-7-2013||12-7-2013||Finnish Independence Day|
Knox Creek Heritage Center, W4517 W. Knox Rd. (off Hwy. 8), Brantwood. Finnish Independence Day with Finnish mojakka (stew) dinner cooked outdoors over wood fire, homemade bread, beginning at 4:30 p.m.. History program after dinner, 6;30 p.m. Information: 715-564-2520, 715-564-2525, firstname.lastname@example.org.
View an outdoor living nativity on the Trinity Church parking lot, corner of State and West Main Street, Merrill, from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. A free soup meal, with carryouts available, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the church basement, along with a bread, candy and cookie sale. A 7 p.m. church service will conclude the event.
A Clean Out & Clean Up “Non-Sale” fundraiser will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prince of Peace Christian Church, 1328 County Road A, Tomahawk. Featured will be household items, toys, “man stuff,” tools, decorations and more. Items will be by donation.
|12-8-2013||12-8-2013||Focus on Adoption|
Susan Van Sleet of Merrill, author of “Mary & Me Beyond the Canvas,” along with special guests from Catholic Charities and North Pines Genealogy Group, will be at T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill, on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The author will talk about her memoir recounting the riveting story of an artist-writer who survived the heartbreak of placing her daughter through closed adoption in an era of “silent surrender,” and how that secret longing was transferred to canvas for nearly three decades. The program is part of the library’s Words Worth Hearing series. Refreshments are provided. For information, call 715-536-7191.
|12-9-2013||12-9-2013||Red Cross Blood Drive|
Monday, Dec. 9, 1-6 p.m., Tomahawk Community Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Mary's Corpus Christi Center. Appointment 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsored by State Farm Insurance-Kevin Urmann Agency of Tomahawk and American Legion, Bronsted-Searl Post 93 of Tomahawk.
|12-10-2013||12-10-2013||Free vision, glaucoma screenings|
The Tomahawk Lions Club will hold a free adult vision screening with glaucoma screening at the Tomahawk Senior Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave., Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until all have been screened.
The purpose is to identify people who may be at high risk for eye disease or in need of a professional eye exam. The screenings may detect eye disease in the early or treatable stages. The public also receives valuable information and education about eye care.
The screenings includes risk assessment, visual acuity at a short distance, as well as an extended distance, and a peripheral field of vision test, required for those age 40 or older.
No appointment is required.
All Northwoods professionals working in an office setting are invited to become charter members in the newly formed Northwoods chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). The organization’s inaugural meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Northwoods Center on the Nicolet Campus, Rhinelander. Typical job titles members may have include administrative assistant, executive assistant, secretary, receptionist, administrative professional, office manager and related positions. Anyone interested in joining the chapter can contact Helen Fries, Nicolet Administrative Professional/Office Technology instructor, at email@example.com or at 715-365-4650.
|12-11-2013||12-11-2013||Tour of Lights|
Wednesday, Dec. 11, Tomahawk Senior Community Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave. Free bus ride for seniors to see Christmas lights. Free soup and sandwich meal at 5:15 p.m., with bus department afterwards. Rides to and from center available at 715-453-5757. Call too to register your decorated home for the tour and be eligible for more than $500 in prizes.
AMVETS Post 2000 Merrill is holding a meat/cash raffle, with the drawing set for Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, Merrill. The top prize is approximately 110 pounds of meat and a cooler; second, $150; and third, $100. Proceeds will be used for local food pantries in Merrill and Tomahawk, Honor Flight, American Legion Camp-Lake Tomahawk, and Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for needy veterans in Lincoln County. Tickets are available at Leroy’s Hair Care, Merrill, and 715-536-2345.
|12-21-2013||12-22-2013||Snowmobile Safety Course|
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a Wisconsin DNR certified snowmobile safety course. In conjunction with the New-Tom Snow Fleas Snowmobile Club, the course will be held Saturday, Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22. Course times are from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days and will be held at the Sloan Community Center, located at 7246 Main Street, Lake Tomahawk. Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1985 and at least 12 years old must have snowmobile safety certification to operate on public areas. Students are now required to obtain a DNR customer ID number for any recreational safety class they attend. Contact the DNR at 1-888-936-7463 to obtain this number before the course begins. Students must be 12 years old to enroll. There is no maximum age, and parents and adults are encouraged to enroll and participate in this course. Cost for each course is $10 per person. Advanced registration for the course is required. Contact deputy Brad Fogerty at the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office at 715-361-5132 for registration information.
|12-25-2013||12-25-2013||Christmas Without Friends|
“Christmas with Friends” is being planned for Christmas Day 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church. Meals also delivered to shut-ins and friends who are required to work Christmas Day. This year, dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those who would like to come to dinner or have a meal delivered are encouraged to make reservations by calling Debbie at Grace at 715-453-4066.
Volunteers are always welcome to donate their time in the kitchen or to deliver meals. Any monetary donations are greatly appreciated. For information, call 715-453-4165 to volunteer to help with this ministry. Monetary donations may be dropped off at the church.
|Vet office at new Annex|
Rick Wolf, Lincoln County Veteran Services officer, will meet with Lincoln County veterans and/or family members at the new Lincoln County Annex office, located at 213 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tomahawk. Office hours for Tomahawk are the first and third Tuesdays of each month between 8 a.m. and noon and 1 and 4 p.m. The phone number is 715-453-5311.
|Open gym basketball|
Open gym basketball for ages 10 through adult is underway in the Tomahawk School District field house on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Bill Sparr at 715-453-1954.
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