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West senior named Kohl Excellence Scholar; earns $10K scholarship

Wausau West High School senior Grace Schuler was named a 2018 Kohl Excellence Scholar through the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Excellence Scholarship recipients have demonstrated excellence in the academic arena and high motivation to achieve, have displayed a broad range of activity and leadership outside the academic setting, and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college… Keep Reading

Sirens

Authorities: 18 hospitalized following Marathon Co. ammonia spill

ABBOTSFORD — An ammonia spill at Abbyland Foods sent 18 people including a firefighter to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. Witnesses tell Wausau Pilot and Review the chemical spill happened at about 6 p.m. in Abbotsford, forcing employees to evacuate the facility. Fire officials were called at around 7:20 p.m. and by 8 p.m. the… Keep Reading

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Wis. Rapids man fatally shot in Minn. was former UW-Stevens Point director

CARLTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a man fatally shot in northeastern Minnesota was the former director of the Native American Center at the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point. Fifty-seven-year-old Andrew Gokee, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, was shot in the head over the weekend at his brother’s house in the Carlton County community of Progress. He… Keep Reading

Community

Hundreds welcome Never Forgotten Honor Flight home

MOSINEE — As many as 1,000 people gathered late Monday in Mosinee to welcome home veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam after a whirlwind trip to Washington D.C.. The Never Forgotten Honor Flight flies veterans to see the memorials that stand in their honor. In addition to 89 veterans, about 60 guardians also… Keep Reading

Milestones/obituaries

Wausau area obituaries, April 23

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Jack Charles Radandt Jack Radandt, 75, passed away April 19, 2018. He was born August 7, 1942, the son of the late Jack and Lila (Ohlson) Radandt. You could call Jack a workaholic. He began his career in… Keep Reading

Wisconsin news

Mark your calendars: Drug Take Back Day is April 28

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel invites all Wisconsinites to do their part in preventing misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers and other pharmaceuticals by taking their unwanted medications, both prescription and over the counter, to Drug Take Back Day locations on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Many drug disposal boxes are also available year-round… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program. Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. And the best part? They’ll keep their bikes at the end of the 12-week… Keep Reading

Investigations

State revokes auto dealers’ licenses

Investigations uncover odometer fraud and other violations After thorough investigations, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recently imposed licensing sanctions against several auto dealers for odometer fraud and other violations. Odometer fraud is the resetting, disconnecting or altering a vehicle’s odometer to conceal the true mileage. This costs consumers millions of… Keep Reading

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