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COVID-19

Clark Co. launches face covering noncompliance reporting tool

By Shereen Siewert Clark County officials this week launched a reporting platform for violations to Wisconsin’s statewide order requiring face coverings when indoors or in an enclosed space, the first area county to do so. Health officials in Clark County will monitor the platform and follow up on complaints received. Residents are sharply divided over […]

Your letters: COVID data a ‘misrepresented hoax’

Dear editor, What has happened to our country? Early this year we were all alarmed by a “global pandemic” coming out of China.  Without hard facts the federal government took prompt and decisive action to slow it’s spread into the US.  Something they were roundly criticized for at the time. Realizing that it was a […]

You asked, we answered: How contact tracing works

By Brittani Howell – Side Effects Public Media Experts say contact tracing is key to understanding and managing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and many community members have questions about the process. Side Effects received dozens of those questions through our partnership with Indiana Public Broadcasting.  To answer them, community engagement specialist Brittani Howell spoke with Ross […]

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COMMUNITY

Boys & Girls Club, WIFC team up for Kamp Kallaway

The Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area and WIFC 95.5 FM are getting together for a day of fun and hands-on learning with Kamp Kallaway. Throughout the summer, the WIFC team has taken on the role of Kamp counselors and hosted a number of activities for kids to do at home. This week […]

More than 330,000 absentee ballots cast so far in August partisan primary

MADISON – More than 330,000 voters statewide have already returned their absentee ballots for the Aug. 11 partisan primary, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. As of Monday morning, 836,469 absentee ballot applications have been reported received by municipal clerks.  Those clerks also report sending 821,378 ballots and receiving 331,097 back. Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief elections […]

Marathon County volunteer opportunities: Week of Aug. 3

Response to COVID-19. For safe volunteer opportunities and safety guidelines, see United Way of Marathon County’s website and the Volunteer Connection section at https://www.unitedwaymc.org/. Please adhere to all recommendations from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control and Marathon County Health Department. Patriot K9 Volunteer Needs. Your effort will benefit both veterans and their service […]

OBITUARIES

Wausau area obituaries, July 29, 2020

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Jeanette Erickson Jeanette J. Erickson, 89, of Wausau died Monday, July 27, 2020, at Mount View Care Center, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born June 14, 1931, in Wausau to […]

Wausau area obituaries, July 27, 2020

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Carole Zinser Carole F. Zinser, 75, of Wausau, passed away July 24, 2020 with her husband by her side at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Carole was blessed to have been able to say goodbye to everyone she cared about. […]

Wausau area obituaries, July 24, 2020

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Donald “Don” Southworth Donald C. “Don” Southworth, 89, of Wausau passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He […]

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