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9 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

Hit and run driver wanted

Lincoln County Sheriff's Department deputies say the driver was involved in a crash at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the Town of Merrill on Hillside Drive just west of Highway K. A small silver colored westbound car sideswiped another vehicle that was heading east.

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Related Topix: Merrill, WI

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Merrill Foto News

County's first homeless shelter to open in Tomahawk

Homelessness. It occurs every day. Unfortunately, for some families and individuals in Lincoln County being without a place to call home is a reality.

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Related Topix: Tomahawk, WI, Oneida County, WI, Marathon County, WI, Merrill, WI

WSAW

Help! Local Union Gives Back and Celebrates Small Summer Holidays

One Merrill union group is taking advantage of the great weather to not only celebrate some small summer holidays, but also help out several charities.

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WOZZ-FM Appleton

Lincoln County to put BadgerCare funding question ...

Lincoln has become the fifth county board in Wisconsin to ask voters about accepting federal funds for BadgerCare.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Scott Walker

Merrill Foto News

Lincoln County Sheriff's reports - July 23, 2014

An 18-year-old Merrill woman will be summonsed into court on a misdemeanor theft charge after a deputy investigated a theft from a business in the Town of Scott this past week.

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Related Topix: Merrill, WI, Gleason, WI

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Merrill Foto News

Pine River Century Farm family to be honored

The Merrill Historical Society will present the 2014 Century Farm Award to a Pine River family at the Lincoln County Fair Stock Pavilion on Friday, Aug. 1 at 8:15 a.m. Arlene Wilharms, and Tim and Donna Barkley, the recipients of the Century Farm Award, look forward to visiting with relatives, friends and neighbors at this exciting event.

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Governor's representative to hold roundtables in Lincoln County

Cindy Polzin, Senior Director of Legislative and Local Affairs for Governor Scott Walker, will be visiting Lincoln County for two roundtable discussions on Thursday, July 31. Cindy will be in the midst of a statewide tour of our 72 counties.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Merrill, WI, Tomahawk, WI

Merrill Foto News

2014 Lincoln County Fair right around the corner

Despite the lack of a grandstand and going head-to-head with the larger Wisconsin Valley Fair in Wausau, the Lincoln County Fair has a lot to offer July 30-Aug. 3. This is the third fair since the grandstands at the fairgrounds were razed due to storm damage in 2012.

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Related Topix: Wausau, WI, Merrill, WI

Merrill Foto News

Merrill Police and Fire host Community Night Out

The Merrill Police and Fire departments are hosting a community event at Normal Park on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5-8 p.m. The second annual "Merrill Community Night Out" is focused on services that are offered in the Merrill community.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WAOW

First homeless shelter in Lincoln County coming to Tomahawk

A 12-year-old Wausau boy who told police he drinks alcohol about "every three days or so" was taken to a hospital legally drunk and kept overnight, an investigator said Monday.

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Related Topix: Rosholt, WI, Marathon County, WI, Rhinelander, WI

Merrill Foto News

Students paint historic mural on downtown building

Eight artists, all juniors at Merrill High School, are painting a historic mural on the west wall of the Blooming Wishes building on East First Street.

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WSAW

Merrill Woman Facing Charges after Allegedly Stealing Scratch-offs from Employer

An 18-year-old Merrill woman is expected to be charged with theft after the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said she admitted to stealing lottery tickets from the gas station she worked at.

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Pier Street closed, detour posted

Lincoln County Highway Commissioner Mike VanDeWeerd advises that Pier Street, between CTH C and CTH H in the Town of Merrill, will be closed from Monday, July 21, until Friday, July 25, at 4 p.m. The road will be closed at the railroad crossing for track repair.

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Related Topix: Merrill, WI

Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Sentencing delayed in OWI homicide case

Sentencing for a Merrill woman convicted of killing two people while driving drunk has been delayed until November.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

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2014 backpack project underway

The new school year is getting closer and there are over 400 families in Merrill that do not have the resources necessary to provide their young children with basic school supplies.

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WAOW

Man nicknamed "Castro" sentenced to prison

The sentencing of a 26-year-old Merrill woman found guilty of driving drunk and killing two of her friends in a rollover crash two years ago has been delayed nearly three months, according to online Lincoln County court records.

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Related Topix: Merrill, WI, Marathon County, WI

WAOW

300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab

The sentencing of a 26-year-old Merrill woman found guilty of driving drunk and killing two of her friends in a rollover crash two years ago has been delayed nearly three months, according to online Lincoln County court records.

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Related Topix: Merrill, WI, Wisconsin, Wausau, WI, Marathon County, WI

Merrill Foto News

20th Annual Lincoln County Safety Day Camp for Kids

Every minute of every day, children everywhere are injured - at times fatally - by not realizing the possible dangers that surround them.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

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Merrill Food Pantry participants receive more than food with cooking demonstrations

Pictured from left are Meghan Young and Gaonou Thou, UW-Extension Nutrition, Jane Bentz, Foundation Director, Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WAOW

Lincoln County company cleans up after fire

The Wausau Police Department is looking for a male driver who hit a woman who was walking on Wausau's east side Monday morning and then left the scene.

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Related Topix: Marinette County, WI, Neillsville, WI, Merrill, WI

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