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Turkey recall: What you need to know this Thanksgiving

Jennie-O Turkey recalled packages of ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall was the first — not counting pet food — tied to a widespread and ongoing outbreak that has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in… Keep Reading


UWSP at Wausau to host Preview Day

WAUSAU — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau will hold its semi-annual event called Preview Day on Nov. 30. This event welcomes prospective students and their guests to campus and provides an opportunity for people to experience college firsthand. The program will begin at 9 a.m. in the Old Auditorium, in the main academic building.… Keep Reading


Living River Quartet to perform for grieving families

WAUSAU — Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, in partnership with Wings, a Grief Education Ministry, will host a holiday concert designed to help families navigate grief during the holiday season. “Lean on Me,” performed by Living River Quartet, will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Plaza Hotel and… Keep Reading


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ THE CLAIM: Abrams’ sister handled election case THE FACTS: U.S. District Judge… Keep Reading

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Everest girls fall in opener

CWS Sports Desk November 16, 2108 Weston– The D.C. Everest girls basketball team was bounced by Hudson in their season opener by the final score of 47-30. Danni Langseth led the Evergreens with nine points.  Malorie Schmoll added six and Zoey Minnihan hit for five. The Evergreens fall to 0-1 on the young season and will… Keep Reading

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Wausau athletes win big at state MTB championships

On November 4, 2018, Trek Trails was the final race in a five race season that found some amazing local athletes riding their way to the top. Wausau East, which had won three races, placed second at Nordic Mountain, and third at Trek, found themselves at the top of the podium. With the win, East… Keep Reading


House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. Since… Keep Reading


Wausau adds 2 positions amid uptick in violent crime

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — The Wausau Police Department will add two new patrol officers in response to an uptick in crime in the city. Calls for service increased by more than 32 percent in four years in Wausau, according to Police Chief Ben Bliven. “In 2013 we had a little over 31,000 calls for… Keep Reading


Wausau area obituaries, Nov. 16

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Rose Dreikosen Rose Marie E. Dreikosen, 85, Marathon, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born Oct. 27, 1933, in the town of Cassel, daughter of the late Robert and Marie (Kamenick) Blume. On Oct. 27, 1952,… Keep Reading


New event added Nov. 16: Faculty and staff artworks in spotlight at UWSP

STEVENS POINT — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has a host of events coming up during the next several weeks. Discover the roles of forest restoration, roots, trapping and woodpeckers in nature through programs at Schmeeckle Reserve. Taught by UW-Stevens Point students, the free programs meet at the reserve’s Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens… Keep Reading

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