Lincoln County Newswire

Lincoln County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Lincoln County, WI.

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  1. THS students hear risks of poor choices behind the wheelRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Merrill Foto News

    ... Fire Department, Tomahawk EMS, Tomahawk Police Department, Nokomis Fire Department, Oneida County Med 4, Lincoln County Coroner's Office, Spirit Medical Transport and Generations Funeral Home of Tomahawk. The weather didn't cooperate for the usual ...

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  2. Deputies serve search warrant, suspect arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Merrill Foto News

    The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office announces that deputies served a search warrant on a rural town of Merrill home this morning. As a result of the warrant, a 38-year-old male was taken into custody and will appear in court Friday to face charges including possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug trafficking dwelling, possession of drug paraphernalia and child neglect.

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  3. Easter church-robbery suspect caught Thursday, April 27Read the original story

    Thursday | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    ... The police report says stolen property from the church burglaries and stolen property from other robberies in Lincoln County was recovered. He has not been charged with the break-ins. The stolen property is being cataloged and then presented to the ...

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  4. Easter church burglaries suspect arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Merrill Foto News

    ... the suspect of the Merrill burglaries also possessed stolen property related to other City of Tomahawk and Lincoln County burglaries. Multiple items of evidence were located and seized. The suspect, Jon Schenk Jr., was arrested on scene for an ...

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  5. Suspect arrested in connection with church burglaries in Lincoln Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WAOW

    A suspect was arrested Friday after a string of church burglaries in Lincoln County over Easter weekend, according to officials with the Merrill Police Department. Merrill and Tomahawk Police Departments executed a search warrant on April 21 at an apartment in Tomahawk, Chief of Police Corey Bennett said in a release.

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  6. Report shows unemployment rate down in Lincoln CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Merrill Foto News

    Lincoln County's unemployment rate dropped one percentage point from March 2016 to March 2017, according to a report released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development . Lincoln County's unemployment rate was 5.5% in March 2016.

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  7. Supervisors staying out of state fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | Kenosha News

    ... districts in order to ensure that neither political party overwhelmingly benefits." Last month, the Lincoln County Board in Merrill voted 18-4 in favor of a resolution demanding the nonpartisan drawing of legislative maps. "I feel very strongly that ...

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  8. Lincoln County D.A: Deputy involved in shooting; a oeresponded as he was trainedaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | Merrill Foto News

    In the wake of an investigation spanning nearly two months, Lincoln County District Attorney Galen Bayne-Allison announced Tuesday morning; the actions of Lincoln County Deputy Sam Steckbauer were in accordance with his training and not criminal; during a deadly force incident Steckbauer was involved in on the evening of Feb. 27, 2017. Contained within the six-page official decision obtained by the Merrill Foto News, Bayne-Allison recounts the events of the evening of Feb. 27 as reported by Steckbauer and confirmed by investigators, as well as evidence collected from the scene.

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  9. Prosecutor: Wisconsin deputy was justified in shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | WBAY-TV Green Bay

    A prosecutor says a Lincoln County deputy who shot and killed a man during a traffic stop was justified in his actions. According to documents the state Department of Justice released Tuesday, Deputy Samuel Steckbauer was dispatched on Feb. 27 to investigate a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the Town of Corning.

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  10. Lincoln County Sheriff's reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 24 | Merrill Foto News

    ... also cited for driving without a valid driver's license. An 18-year-old Merrill woman will be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney after deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle just after 3 p.m. Sunday in the Town of Merrill. When ...

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  11. Black bear close to release after approaching vehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 23 | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    A curious black bear will get another chance in the wild after getting a little too close to humans in Lincoln County. The bear was being held at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander for the winter after crossing into traffic on State Highway 17 and interacting with the vehicles without fear, according to Mark Naniot of Wild Instincts, who spoke with Newsline 9. Naniot said, "The bear was going up to cars, and coming right up to a car, feeding at the windows, licking the cars, things like that.

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  12. Bizarre black bear in Rhinelander to be releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 22 | WAOW

    A curious black bear will get another chance in the wild after getting a little too close to humans in Lincoln County. The bear was being held at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander for the winter after approaching vehicles on Highway 17 near Gleason around the holidays.

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  13. Ask an Official: Housing Authority discusses Fox Point developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 22 | Merrill Foto News

    ... Current participants are the Merrill Police Department, Merrill Fire Department, Tomahawk Police Department, Lincoln County Administrative Coordinator Randy Scholz, Merrill City Administrator Dave Johnson and Merrill Area Housing Authority Director ...

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  14. Additional suspects charged in Genesee Street bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 21 | Merrill Foto News

    ... Justice Stadler, 22, of Tomahawk, was found in the home at the time of the search. He has been charged in Lincoln County Circuit Court with possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping. According to court records, Stadler was out on bond ...

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  15. Fotos from the pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 20 | Merrill Foto News

    4-20-77 The Lincoln County Court House may soon be on the National Registry of historic places, according to Katherine Hundt of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Hundt addressed the monthly meeting of the county board yesterday where she ...

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  16. Lincoln Co. Churches Burglarized on Easter SundayTuesday, April...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 18 | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    At least three Lincoln County churches were burglarized on Easter Sunday. Two of the churches were in Tomahawk and one was in Merrill.

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  17. Children removed from Merrill home after drug bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | WAOW

    The Merrill Police Department with the help of the Lincoln County Sheriff's office arrested seven people Monday and removed children from a home in Merrill after a drug investigation. As a result, four adult males, one adult female and two juveniles were taken into custody on related and unrelated charges.

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  18. Search warrant results in multiple charges for Merrill manRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | Merrill Foto News

    Early this afternoon, officers from the Merrill Police Department along with deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office; executed a drug related search warrant at a residence located at 300 1/2 Genesee Street in the City of Merrill. According to a press release from the Merrill Police Department this evening; the primary goal of the warrant was to investigate and ultimately remove minor children from a drug endangered environment, where drug activity was frequently taking place.

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  19. Hansen sentenced to 25 years in attempted homicide of elderly victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | Merrill Foto News

    ... and Felony-1st Degree Reckless Injury. According to court records, on the night of October 30, 2015, the Lincoln County 911 Communications Center received a call of non-responsive male at the complex, which was also the same apartment building of ...

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  20. Merrill woman sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempted killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | WAOW

    A Merrill woman accused of putting a plastic bag over a 78-year-old man's head, trying to kill him, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday, according to online Lincoln County court records. Stacey Hansen, 47, entered Alford pleas to attempted second-degree intentional homicide and first-degree reckless injury in January.

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