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Cancer support offered at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

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WAUSAU — A national program to help cancer patients cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment will be offered at Aspirus Regional Cancer Center. Look Good … Feel Better involves local beauticians who help with wigs and makeup application to help restore self-confidence and self-esteem. Meetings are held on the third Monday of every…

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Ascension Wisconsin Spirit adds airplane to medical transport program

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WOODRUFF — Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport (Spirit) has added a fixed wing airplane to its interfacility critical care ambulance and medical helicopter transport program. The plane, Spirit 3, will enhance medical transport services by transporting patients to cities inside and outside of Spirit’s service area, according to an Ascension Wisconsin news release. International Air…

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Christmas Lives Here lights Upper Third Street neighborhood

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WAUSAU — The Alexander Walkway in the Upper Third Street neighborhood has a holiday glow thanks to innovative and caring residents in the area. “(This) brings neighbors together in this up-and-coming neighborhood of Upper Third Street,” said Blake Opal-Wahoske, executive director of Wausau River District, in a Wausau River District news release. “We are proud…

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McLit celebrates opening of second center for tutoring

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WAUSAU — McLit: Marathon County Literacy Council Inc. celebrated the opening of an additional center for tutoring in late November. The Nov. 27 event was held on the second floor of The Salvation Army on Callon Street. “Our door is open to everyone,” said Connie Heidemann, executive director of McLit, in a Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce…

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Wausau area obituaries, Dec. 3

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Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Madhu Luthra Dr. Madhu Luthra, 67, of Wausau, Wisconsin, passed away on Dec. 1, 2018, in Wausau. Madhu was born in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 21, 1950, to Vishwanath and Shanta (Puri) Khullar. She went to college and medical school…

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Marathon County continues to offer thermometer exchange program

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Marathon County residents can exchange their mercury fever thermometers for digital thermometers for free as part of Marathon County’s Mercury Reduction Program. Mercury thermometers have a silver line down the center. Red or blue lines indicate safe alcohol thermometers. Digital thermometers are available at the following locations: Marathon County Health Department, 1000 Lake View Drive,…

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This week’s Wow at the Woodson

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Dec. 6 Thursday 5:30 – 7 p.m. Art 101/Hands-on Art Op Art Exploration Learn from a museum educator how to re-create op art-inspired images for notecards, illustrations and more. Create bold optical illusions, drawing from your imagination, fueled by artwork in the galleries. On view through Feb. 24 “Victor Vaserely: Op Art Master” The world-renowned father of…

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Wausau area births, Dec. 3

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Josh Kearns and Nikki Kearns announce the birth of their daughter Marley Ann Clare, born at 1:46 p.m. Nov. 26, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Marley weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Joseph Peters Sr. and Krista Peters announce the birth of their daughter Anna Delilah Rose, born at 8:48 p.m. Nov. 29, 2018, at Aspirus…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Daniel Allen, The Salvation Army

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Editor’s note: This new feature at Wausau Pilot and Review highlights volunteer efforts in the Wausau area. For more information or consideration for a future spotlight, email editor@wausaupilotandreview.com. Name: Daniel Allen Age: 68 Residence: Schofield How did you first get involved with The Salvation Army? When I retired from Marathon Electric, within a week I…

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Wisconsin DNR: Outdoor report

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Preliminary registration numbers from Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season show an increase in statewide harvest. Overall, preliminary figures show that 211,430 deer were registered during the nine-day gun deer hunt, compared to 197,733 in 2017, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The nine-day gun deer season continues to show hunting as a safe…

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Wausau area obituaries, Nov. 30

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Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Joe Metz Joe Samuel Metz, 73, of Wausau passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Mount View Care Center, Evergreen Place, under the care of Interim HealthCare Hospice and the wonderful Evergreen staff. Joe was born on June 23, 1945,…

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New events added Nov. 30: Dance, concerts in spotlight at UWSP

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STEVENS POINT — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has a host of events coming up during the next several weeks. Faculty and staff members at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are displaying their talents and research at the university’s Edna Carlsten Art Gallery through Dec. 1. “Think + Make + Show” is an exhibit of eclectic…

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Emergency rules in place for harvesting catfish

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MADISON  — Emergency rules establishing bag limits, season dates and other regulations for harvesting catfish with a bow, crossbow or by hand are now in place while Department of Natural Resources staff complete a companion permanent rule. The rules were signed by Gov. Scott Walker earlier this week following approval in November by the Natural Resources…

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Marathon County Public Library Book Clubs: December

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Marathon City Book Club: “The Little Prince” by Antoine Saint-Exupery Dec. 10. For December, we’ll be reading “The Little Prince.” Free, with new members always welcome. Call 715-443-2775 for more information. 5:45 p.m. 715-443-2775. Hatley Book Club: “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens Dec. 11. Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in December to discuss…

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New Wisconsin initiative provides state employers with opp to recruit military vets

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State officials are unveiling a new initiative to help Wisconsin companies recruit workers by enabling them to engage with military personnel around the country before they return to civilian life. The Mission Wisconsin Talent Pipeline is the next phase of the state’s $1.9 million national marketing campaign to encourage transitioning military personnel and their spouses…

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Aspirus Festival of Trees raises $222,000

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WAUSAU —The Aspirus Health Foundation announced this week the annual Festival of Trees raised $222,000 this season. “This is a record-breaking year,” said Kim Smerda, fund development specialist, in an Aspirus news release. “We are grateful for the support of businesses, individuals and volunteers who helped make this community fundraising event a success.” Thousands of guests…

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