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Machado shines in Dodger debut as LA beats Brewers 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With his easygoing demeanor and smooth swing, Manny Machado made quite a first impression on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mannywood 2.0 is off to a successful start. Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by Chris Taylor to beat the sliding… Keep Reading


Woodchucks fall to Growlers 3-1

The Wisconsin Woodchucks dropped Friday’s game 3-1 to the Kalamazoo Growlers at Athletic Park to fall to 9-7 in the second half of the Northwoods League season. The Growlers got on the board first with a sacrifice fly in the third inning.  Kalamazoo added two runs in the sixth to build a 3-0 lead. The… Keep Reading

Wisconsin news

Walker wants federal disaster declaration for NW Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has asked President Donald Trump’s administration to issue a federal disaster declaration for six northwestern Wisconsin counties that saw flood damage in June. Heavy rains fell across northwestern Wisconsin beginning June 16, washing out many roads and culverts. Walker sent a letter to Trump on Friday asking for… Keep Reading


Wausau area obituaries, July 20

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. John “Jack” Barrows John “Jack” Henry Barrows, 87, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born to Vincent and Theresa (Bury) Barrows on Jan. 15, 1931, and served honorably in the United… Keep Reading


Friends book sale coming up at public library

WAUSAU – The next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library Book Sale will be held Aug. 2-5 at the library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Browse through thousands of items that have been donated to the library or phased out of the library’s own collection. The sale will include discounts on hardcover… Keep Reading

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Audit: Scholarship program cost public schools $4.1 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new audit shows a state program that provides scholarships to private school students cost public schools $4.1 million over the last two years. The Legislative Audit Bureau released a report Friday showing 306 students participated in the program during the 2016-17 or 2017-18 school year. The 26 participating private schools… Keep Reading

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