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DNR: Heavy rains fuel floods, faster currents statewide

MADISON — June storms have pushed lake and river levels into flood levels, tossed debris into waterways and accelerated currents statewide, signaling Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials to remind all water users to think safety first. This severe weather is a reminder for all to check local water conditions before boating or paddling, swimming… Keep Reading

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Aspirus receives award for excellence

WAUSAU — Aspirus has received its first award for excellence in quality improvement and leadership. Aspirus representatives accepted the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality award at the annual Statewide Quality Improvement event on June 19 in Madison. “Aspirus is a high performer across many of the quality measures WCHQ scores, but their willingness to share… Keep Reading


YMCA drops minimum age for upcoming mini triathlon to 12

WAUSAU — The Woodson YMCA has dropped the minimum age for its Aug. 4 mini triathlon to age 12, from 16. “We decided to lower the minimum age to 12 for the Mini-Tri this year to encourage a love of exercise and fitness among adolescents and teenagers,” said race coordinator Melissa Hoffman in a YMCA news… Keep Reading


Column: Turning healthy choices into habits

By Tiffany King Living a healthier lifestyle relies on a foundation of making informed food choices, developing sound physical activity plans and healthy eating habits. Here are some of recommendations to help anyone turn healthy choices into habits: PICK FRESH FOODS Summertime is when most fruits/vegetables are in season. That means that you can buy… Keep Reading


St. Clare’s foundation names scholarship recipients

WESTON — The Foundation of Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital has announced the 2018 recipients of the Sister Sharee Hurtgen Scholarship. The 2018 recipients are: Adam DeMuth of Arbor Vitae — DeMuth is a recent graduate of Lakeland Union High School, Minocqua. He will attend the University of Wisconsin-Superior this fall. Angelica Ramsey of Mosinee — Ramsey has been a… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

AbbyBank hires VP of commercial loans, branch manager

WAUSAU — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate Adam Rekau has joined AbbyBank as  vice president of commercial loans and branch manager at the bank’s Wausau Location. Rekau joins the AbbyBank team with 15 years of banking experience working with clients in many industries, including manufacturing, retail, wholesale and transportation, according to an AbbyBank news release.… Keep Reading


Wausau area birth announcements, June 22

WAUSAU — Greg McNair and Mandy McNair  announce the birth of their daughter Lockslee Eve, born at 11:53 a.m., June 18, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Eve weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Tony Dickinson and Danielle Hitz announce the birth of their daughter Isabella Aliyah, born at 2:38 a.m., June 16, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Isabella… Keep Reading


New charges filed against Wausau sex offender

WAUSAU — A 32-year-old Wausau man who spent 12 years behind bars for child sex crimes is facing new charges after a family member came forward with accusations against him. Kyleley E. Olds was already facing 16 felony counts of possessing child pornography as a repeat offender in a separate case filed in April in… Keep Reading


Weston woman faces 6th OWI charge

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A pedestrian stumbling down and tumbling into a Wausau street was arrested on her sixth drunken driving charge after admitting she had driven her van to the area, according to a Wausau Police Department report. Donna Brown, 53, of Weston faces felony drunken driving charges filed Monday in Marathon County… Keep Reading


Woodchucks fall in close battle with Mallards

The Woodchucks came into Thursday’s game back at Athletic Park looking to get back in the win column as they opened up a two game set with the Madison Mallards. After the Mallards took to a 2-0 lead, the Chucks got their first run of the game in the bottom of the 6thinning on a… Keep Reading

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