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Merrill outlasts Wausau East

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CWS Sports Desk December 7, 2018 Wausau– Elizabeth Boulanger continued her hot start to the season as she led Wausau East with 13 points against Merrill on Friday, but ultimately the Lumberjacks fell by the final score of 43-33. Malaya Merriwether added nine points for Wausau East. The Lumberjacks had a one point advantage at 23-22…

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East boys whip Medford

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CWS Sports Desk December 7, 2018 Medford– The Medford boys basketball team was no match for Wausau East on Friday night as the Lumberjacks cruised to a 63-49 win. East took a 10 point lead in the first half at 38-28 and continued to outpace Medford in the second half. Leading the charge once again for…

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UW regents OK raises for 10 of 13 chancellors

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents have approved lucrative raises for 10 of the system’s 13 four-year school chancellors. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank saw the largest raise, going from $509,949 to $582,617. UW-Milwaukee’s Mark Mone got the next largest raise, going from $346,800 to $396,219. The regents approved the increases during…

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Regents OK millions in UW-Madison tuition hikes

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System regents are signing off on millions of dollars of tuition increases for out-of-state and graduate students at UW-Madison over the next two academic years. The plan calls for raising non-resident undergraduate tuition $810 and $828 to generate about $16 million in additional revenue. Increases in the university’s…

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Wausau area obituaries, Dec. 7

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Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Doris Carlson Doris Lanita Carlson, 76, of Wausau passed away at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. She was born on Sept. 30, 1942, in Helena, Arkansas, to the late James and Naomi (Skinner) Johnson. Doris grew up in…

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Marshfield Clinic Health System completes affiliation with Neillsville hospital

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NEILLSVILLE – Marshfield Clinic Health System has completed the affiliation with Memorial Hospital, Inc. and will continue to serve the health care needs of the community as Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville, the health system announced this week. Welcoming the Neillsville hospital into the Health System builds on more than three decades of collaboration between the two organizations,…

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New event added Dec. 7: Tuba Christmas concert, more 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. This December, learn how favorite holiday traditions, such as kissing under the mistletoe and gift giving, originate throughout the world at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Allen F. Blocher Planetarium. Two free programs, “Winter Wonders” and…

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2018 Win Brockmeyer nominees announced

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Four student athletes have been nominated by their school’s coaching staffs as recipients of the 23nd annual Win Brockmeyer Memorial Scholarships, a program administered by the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. The 2018 student athletes nominated by their school’s respective coaching staffs are: Trey Buchberger – Wausau East High School Elliot Samuels – Newman…

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D.C. Everest, Wausau West pick up wins in Marathon Cup action

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CWS Sports Desk December 6, 2018 Weston– D.C. Everest and Wausau West both picked up wins on Thursday evening in Marathon Cup semifinal action. Everest won 7-1 over Wausau East/Merrill, while West picked up a 4-1 victory over Mosinee. In Everest’s game, Ty Tretter recorded a hat trick for Everest.  It was the Evergreens’ first win…

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Medford girls rout Wausau East

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CWS Sports Desk December 6, 2018 Medford—The Medford girls basketball team was too much for Wausau East scoring a 60-32 win Thursday night. Medford led 28-9 at the half.  Elizabeth Boulanger topped the Lumberjacks with 15-points. East is now 1-6 and will host Merrill Friday night while Medford improved to 3-3 and will play at…

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Medicare cuts payments to nursing homes whose patients keep ending up in hospital

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Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News The federal government has taken a new step to reduce avoidable hospital readmission’s of nursing home patients by lowering a year’s worth of payments to nearly 11,000 nursing homes. It gave bonuses to nearly 4,000 others. These financial incentives, determined by each home’s readmission rates, significantly expand Medicare’s effort to…

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