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Book of the week: October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

China Miéville (The Last Days of New Paris) marks the centenary of Russia’s dual 1917 revolutions with this vivid and insightful study of the journey from the February Revolution, which “dispensed breakneck with a half-millennium of autocratic rule,” to Lenin’s October triumph. Situating these eight turbulent months within the city of St. Petersburg, the czarist… Keep Reading

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AirVenture Cup Race to land in Wausau (with video)

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — This Sunday morning, the skies over Wausau will be dotted with planes piloted by more than 70 air racers participating in the AirVenture Cup Race as they compete for top honors in the cross-country event, now in its 20th year. The pilots will launch at 9 a.m. from Mt. Vernon,… Keep Reading

Sports

Rib Mountain Golf: Men’s Thursday night league, July 20

Scores from Rib Mountain Golf Course, Thursday night men’s league on July 20, 2017: Team scores: Mark Stoltz Construction: 54 Mike Brown Construction: 50 Rib Mountain Golf: 50 Chatterbox: 48 Palms Supper Club: 44 1/2 Wausau Coin Machines: 43 1/2 Callon Street Pub: 43 Loppnow’s: 41 1/2 TD Fischer: 40 1/2 Jim’s Corner Tap: 39… Keep Reading

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12-run first inning leads Woodchucks over Kingfish

On Christmas in July Night at Athletic Park in Wausau, the Wisconsin Woodchucks pitching staff got the best present it could’ve asked for under the tree: a 12-run first inning, gift-wrapped for the pitchers by the offense. It was by far the best offensive inning by Wisconsin this year, and the pitchers were more than… Keep Reading

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Wisconsin working on incentives to lure Foxconn to state

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday they believe could come as soon as the end of the month. Wisconsin is one of several Midwest… Keep Reading

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Polanco homers, Pirates beat Brewers 4-2 for 4-game sweep

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent a good portion of the first half of the season trying — and failing — to find any sort of traction. Once they’d figure out one problem, another would pop up. If it wasn’t the bullpen, it was the mess left by… Keep Reading

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Rib Mountain Golf: Tuesday night men’s league, July 18

Scores from Rib Mountain Golf Course, Tuesday night men’s league on July 18, 2017: Team scores: Treu’s Tic Toc: 54 Burks Fireside Tap: 49 Rib Mountain Paper: 45 1/2 Wausau Coin Machines 2: 45 1/2 Lamers Bus: 45 Bennett Hardwoods: 44 Great Dane: 42 1/2 19th Hole: 42 1/2 Marti June Properties: 41 Impact Directories:… Keep Reading

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Felony mugshots: July 13 to July 21

Felony charges filed in Marathon County Circuit Court, July 13 through July 20, 2017. All photos courtesy of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department.   Editor’s note: This weekly feature of the Wausau Pilot & Review is being published in response to reader concerns about crime and safety in the Wausau area. Wausau Pilot & Review… Keep Reading

Sports

Jordan Schmidt joins Wausau RiverWolves coaching staff

Jordan Schmidt will join the Wausau River Wolves in their inaugural season as the Associate Head Coach after previously coaching with the Wausau West Warriors in the WIAA. Schmidt started his coaching career with the Wausau Warjacks youth hockey program in 2009, where he was the Co-Head Coach for two youth teams. After Schmidt’s two-year… Keep Reading

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