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Wausau area obituaries, Dec. 12

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Michael Bebermeier Michael “Mikey” Nelson Bebermeier, 72, of Weston died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at home with his loving family at his side. Mike was born on Nov. 29, 1946, in Plymouth, Wisconsin, to the late Arno and Jean (Wannel) Bebermeier.… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

‘Route 51’ puts immigration in spotlight

WAUSAU — Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” will broadcast an immigration discussion at 10 a.m. Dec. 13. Host Dean Kallenbach will discuss Wisconsin’s growing population of documented and undocumented migrant workers with guests Dave Gorak of the Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration and Mireya Sigala of El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley. In September,… Keep Reading


“My Wausome Story”: Biking

This city of Wausau campaign is a continuing series that aims to highlight “what makes Wausau such a “wausome place.” It highlights stories and perspectives from people living, working and growing businesses in the city. Ask any Wausau local, and they’ll likely tell you that outdoor recreation abounds in their city. Take Rib Mountain State Park… Keep Reading


Wausau RiverWolves hit the road for ninth annual Showcase

WAUSAU — The Wausau RiverWolves will travel to Blaine, Minnesota, for the ninth annual North American 3 Hockey League Showcase set to take place Dec. 16 through Dec. 18. The RiverWolves face a crucial point in their season with four games in five days. Coming into the team’s Dec. 14 game against Peoria, the RiverWolves… Keep Reading


Wausau area births, Dec. 12

Paul Zierten and Brittany Zierten announce the birth of their daughter Finley Grace, born at 7:38 a.m. Dec. 6, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Finley weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Keep Reading


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign begins Friday

To discourage impaired driving and support public safety, law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will patrol in greater numbers for longer hours during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign that begins Friday and continues through New Year’s Day. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is using federal money to support the stepped-up law enforcement… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

Spectrum Insurance Group celebrates new location

WAUSAU — Spectrum Insurance Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony in early December to celebrate its new location on South 24th Avenue. “Spectrum Insurance Group … looks forward to serving a growing customer base in central Wisconsin from a new location on Wausau’s west side,” said Jesse Furrer, managing partner, in a Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce news… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

UWSP doctor of physical therapy program gets Regent approval

STEVENS POINT — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a step closer to offering a doctor of physical therapy after receiving authorization from the UW System Board of Regents. Regent approval, given on Dec. 7, is a key step needed to launch this program, the only one in the northern half of Wisconsin, according to… Keep Reading

Documenter Stories

Documenters: Highlights from Marathon County Ext., Edu., and Econ. Development

By Owen Reissmann for Wausau Pilot and Review At this Tuesday’s Marathon County Extension, Education, and Economic Development meeting, members learned that the area’s manufacturing industry has seen a recent increase in jobs, which is promising for the county. The committee vowed to encourage and support those increases, seeking to reduce vacancies and increase, or… Keep Reading


Former fugitive arrested after going on the lam again

MUKWONAGO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who spent more than two weeks on the run earlier this year after a domestic disturbance has been arrested after going on the lam again. Forty-three-year-old Jonathan Pogreba was arrested without incident Tuesday by Mukwonago police on outstanding warrants dating to Nov. 12, when he failed to show… Keep Reading


Vaccine injury compensation claims top $4 billion

Eli Wolfe FairWarning A chickenpox outbreak at a private school in North Carolina drew extensive national news coverage in November. The thrust of most stories was the public health threat of unvaccinated children and superstitious beliefs about vaccine risks. But there was little fanfare when, about the same time, an obscure federal program that compensates… Keep Reading


Wisconsin Justices Hear Dispute Over Time Served

MADISON, Wis. (CN) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case hinging on whether a prisoner is entitled to a sentence credit for time he spent outside of jail after he was accidentally released early during a transfer between facilities. In April 2016, Zachary Friedlander was arrested and pleaded no contest… Keep Reading


Michigan governor seeks Illinois’ help with Asian carp plan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is urging his Illinois counterpart to help pay for a project to keep invasive carp from establishing themselves in the Great Lakes. Snyder sent a letter Tuesday to fellow outgoing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, seeking support in fortifying a waterway. Snyder says Michigan would provide up to… Keep Reading


5 people, 2 dogs rescued from burning home in Ashwaubenon

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Firefighters rescued five people and a dog from a burning house in Ashwaubenon. Passers-by reported the blaze Tuesday morning. A public safety officer who responded kicked down the door to check for people inside but was turned back by heavy smoke. Better-equipped firefighters rescued the people and dogs from the home’s… Keep Reading

News/Sports/Wausau West

Wausau West blows out East/Merrill United

CWS Sports Desk December 11, 2018 Wausau– Fresh off their Marathon Cup championship, the Wausau West Warriors kept the pedal to the metal on Tuesday night as they crushed East/Merrill United 9-0. Carson Marquardt had a banner night for the Warriors as he scored three goals.  Marquardt found the back of the net twice in the… Keep Reading

News/Sports/Wausau West

Deaton scores 31 in West win over Merrill

CWS Sports Desk December 11, 2018 Merrill– Kadie Deaton scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Wausau West Warriors over Merrill on Tuesday night.  The final score of the contest was 80-49. Joining Deaton in double figures was Maddie Schires, who came away with 13 points for the Warriors.  Grace Michalske added nine points for… Keep Reading

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