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Guest Column: We can and must do better, together

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By Bernie Sherry, Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Wisconsin, and Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare. This year, Congress has worked hard to craft solutions to the real challenges being experienced in the healthcare marketplace. In many states, including Wisconsin, the individual insurance market needs to offer more health plan options at a lower cost. We need…

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Golf outing set to support K9 program

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WAUSAU — Teams are still being accepted for the second annual “Paws Enforcing Laws Golf Outing” to support K9 programs in the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department. The four-person scramble is set for July 14 at Greenwood Hills Country Club. Advance sign-up is required. All proceeds will benefit the department’s K9 unit, which currently has four…

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Four UWMC educators earn promotions

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Four faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County were recently approved for promotions or tenure. “Earning promotion or tenure requires a rigorous academic review, so I extend my sincere congratulations on this major academic career achievement,” said UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen. “Like all faculty members, I know these colleagues will continue…

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First Thursdays “Heats Up with Neon” for 1990s Throwback Thursday

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First Thursdays, the monthly social-retail event held from 4-8pm every first Thursday May through September, is back this Thursday, July 6, with a Throwback Thursday theme. This Thursday’s highlighted decade is the 1990s: Heating Up with Neon. Over 30 participating businesses will have in-store specials and/or host activities that play off the theme and give…

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Book of the week: Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan

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Drawing on exclusive interviews with Sarah Vaughan’s friends and former colleagues, jazz-historian Elaine Hayes (a former editor of Earshot Jazz magazine) has written a lively and moving portrait of the passionate and tenacious jazz singer. Hayes gracefully narrates Vaughan’s life, from her childhood-church-choir days in 1930s Newark, N.J., and her first major performance at age…

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Not your average craft fair: Wausau Makers Market set to launch in August

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A new creative venture that aims to engage and inspire a community of artists, makers and shoppers will make its debut in August. Masterminded by a pair of local graphic designers, the Wausau Makers Market is set to launch Aug. 3, in conjunction with the Wausau River District’s First Thursday event. The Market will be…

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Ribbon cutting ceremony held at HEALTHFIRST

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WAUSAU — HEALTHFIRST, formerly Family Planning Health Services Inc, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Wednesday, June 28 to celebrate their new branding at 719 North Third Avenue. “We are taking the quality services that you have come to know and appreciate and adding a new mark!” said Jessica Scharfenberg, Executive Director.…

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31st annual Culture & Agriculture exhibit opens July 5 at New Visions Gallery

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Opening reception planned Sunday July 9 New Visions Gallery is celebrating 31 years of the immensely popular annual Culture & Agriculture exhibit with an opening reception Sunday, July 9, from 3-5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public; complimentary refreshments will be provided. The exhibit opens for regular gallery hours Wednesday, July…

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Church Mutual expands leadership team at CM Regent

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(MERRILL) — Robert (Bob) White joined Church Mutual Insurance Company as vice president, chief underwriting officer and chief operating officer for its CM Regent Insurance Company subsidiary, on June 26. CM Regent, a wholly owned subsidiary of Church Mutual, is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. White will work out of the Pennsylvania office and report to…

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UWMC announces spring Dean’s list

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Wausau, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Marathon County has announced the Dean’s list for the Spring 2017 semester. All of the students on the Dean’s list have obtained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for their spring semester classes. The list includes full-time and part-time students. Highest Honors for grade point averages of…

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Wausau area obituaries, June 19-26

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Obituaries are brought to you by Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Shirley Ellen (Ziebell) Riedl Shirley Ellen (Ziebell) Riedl, 93, of Wausau, passed away June 23, 2017. Shirley was born on December 30, 1923 in Wausau, to the late Emil and Lena (Petzold) Ziebell. She married Walter Riedl…

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Wausau East students recognized for academic excellence

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The following Wausau East High School students are recognized for their academic achievements during the second semester of the 2016-17 school year based on 3.5 – 4.0 semester average. 9th Grade Julianna Abuzzahab, Lillie Bauman, Maya Berens, Chase Borchardt, Elizabeth Boulanger, Zoe Briquelet Miller, Bergen Brown, Lilyana Budzynski, Emma Bunkelman, Shannon Campbell, Savannah Carroll, Yinglai…

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Wausau West students recognized for excellence

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The following Wausau West High School students are recognized for their academic achievements during the second semester of the 2016-17 school year based on 3.5 – 4.0 semester average. 9th Grade Nathanael Acker, Kyler Anklam, Jacob Baldwin, Madeleine Bizjak, Lillian Blarek, William Brown, Jacob Cebula, Lucy Ceman, William Thomas Clancy, Anna Cunningham, Kyle Durr, Robert…

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