Loading
Search
TOP STORY

Fire at Dolhun Field in Lake Tomahawk destroys storage hangarSubmitted: 01/16/2018

Play Video
LAKE TOMAHAWK - A fire in Lake Tomahawk's Dolhun Field Monday night left a storage hangar destroyed. About eight different fire departments worked for hours to put out the flames.

Lake Tomahawk Fire Chief Doug Rehm says the department was called to the fire just before 8 p.m.


The building had been used for storage of RVs and boats. No one was inside at the time of the fire.

"When we arrived the place was fully involved. We had fire coming through the roof, along the whole length of the building," said Rehm.

Rehm says the building is a total loss. He added that while the cold temperatures don't affect the intensity of a fire, they can make the job more difficult.

"It affects our ability to deal with it because of freezing. The water wants to freeze, valves on the tankers and trucks will freeze up and then you can't open them or close them," said Rehm. 

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The fire Marshal will conduct an investigation.


Story By: Dakota Sherek

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
 Print Story Print Story | Email Story Email Story



 LOCAL NEWS

Play Video

VILAS COUNTY - The Vilas County Safe Ride program completed its first month at the beginning of January. The program started on December 4. 

Vilas County Safe Ride coordinator Dan Ullsperger said the first month went well. 

"Having 15 in the first month I think is very, very successful. We're looking forward to having more in January and February. I think it will just keep growing and growing," said Ullsperger. 

He hopes to have 30 to 40 rides per month in the future. 
 
The Safe Ride program is meant to eliminate drunk drivers from the roads. A bar has to join the Vilas County tavern league. Then it can buy vouchers for the rides to hand out to customers who need a way to get home. 

+ Read More

Play Video

ONEIDA COUNTY - Cars in ditches and fender benders littered Northwoods roads this weekend.

Icy conditions meant many drivers lost traction.

Tow truck operators have been working around the clock to help people who crashed or spun off the road.
 
"You eat dinner when you can, you don't know how long you're going to be out. I mean us guys can do 12, 18 hour days. It gets a little tough sometimes," said tow truck operator Sean Hobena. 

Hobena got six calls Monday, which he said is mild compared to previous days. He covers areas in Oneida, Vilas, and Price counties. 

He advises drivers to be careful when driving.

+ Read More

Play Video

ANTIGO - Usually people just throw out Christmas trees after the holiday season. But in Antigo, people burn some of them.

Dozens gathered at Antigo High School on Monday for the Christmas tree burn. It's hosted by the Antigo Optimist Club each year. Organizers say it's a great family event with years of history. 

+ Read More

Play Video

MOLE LAKE - You don't find too many people hanging around the Lake George boat launch in mid-January, but Rollie Woltjen wants to see plenty of his workers there all summer long.

"It's so important for us to have those people at the landing," Woltjen said.

The Rhinelander-area lake association president has had a home on Lake George since the late 1980s, but only lately has the fight to stop aquatic invasive species been top of mind.  Woltjen and Scott Campbell work hard to find people to check boats for AIS and keep Lake George clear of eurasian watermilfoil.

+ Read More
+ More Local News



 REGIONAL NEWS

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin farmers produced smaller corn and soybean crops last year than in 2016, while potato production was up slightly.

The Agriculture Department reports that the state's soybean production was down 6 percent and grain corn production was down 11 percent. Alfalfa hay production was down 19 percent.

+ Read More

MADISON - A bill moving through the Wisconsin Legislature would clarify protections for Indian burial mounds.

The bill would detail when the Wisconsin Historical Society can protect a burial site.

It would also spell out how a landowner can challenge the protections.

In addition, the bill proposes increasing the setback from burial locations from 5 feet to 10 feet.

+ Read More

CHIPPEWA FALLS - Hundreds of people gathered in Chippewa Falls to remember a Wisconsin native who died in a charter plane crash in Costa Rica.

33 year old Amanda Geissler was one of 10 Americans killed in the December 31st crash.

+ Read More

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan says that President Donald Trump's vulgar slur about Africa was "very unfortunate, unhelpful."

The Wisconsin Republican was referring to Trump's asking during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers why the U.S. should admit more immigrants from "s***hole countries" in Africa.

+ Read More
+ More Regional News
Search: 









Click Here