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Guest Column: It’s your right. It’s your business.

By Jim Zachary Editor, The Valdosta Daily Times Every action of government is your business. Every document held in government halls is your piece of paper. Every penny spent by government is your money. From the courthouse to the statehouse to the White House, government belongs to the governed and not the governing. You have… Keep Reading


Police: 41-year-old woman dies after Waupaca County crash

TOWN OF LEBANON — Police say a woman who was driving with three young passengers in her vehicle was having a medical emergency when she crashed into a ditch in Waupaca County. The 41-year-old Bear Creek woman died at an area hospital as a result of that medical emergency, according to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

Biz briefs: AMPERAGE acquires local ad agency

 NEWS RELEASE — AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising today announced it has acquired Creative Communication & Design (Creative), an advertising agency with offices in Wausau and Madison, Wisc. Creative will be branded as AMPERAGE. “This acquisition is part of our overall Midwest growth strategy,” said Bryan Earnest, president and CEO of AMPERAGE. “Creative Communication’s culture and… Keep Reading


Wausau area obituaries, March 12

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Judith L. Haering Judith Lynne Haering (nee Meyer), age 79, passed away March 9, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Judy “Jay” was born on October 3, 1938 in Chicago, IL to Ethel Bertha (nee Haboeck) and Roy Robert… Keep Reading


Jury rejects insanity defense in fatal standoff

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A jury has rejected the insanity defense of a Wisconsin man convicted of starting a standoff with police that led to the death of one of his hostages at a motorcycle shop. The Winnebago County jury determined Monday that 48-year-old Brian Flatoff did not suffer from a mental disease or defect… Keep Reading


Brewers tab righty Chase Anderson for opening-day start

PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have picked right-hander Chase Anderson to start on opening day on March 29 at San Diego. The 30-year-old Anderson had the best season of his four-year career in 2017, going 12-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 25 starts. He will be making his first career opening day start when… Keep Reading


Wisconsin woman, toddler dead in Florida double murder-suicide

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a Minnesota man has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound two days after killing his girlfriend and young child. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Monday morning that 27-year-old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias of Waconia, Minnesota, died. A motorist found the family in the middle of a… Keep Reading


RiverWolves win a pair of OT thrillers in Rochester

The Wausau RiverWolves hit the road this past weekend to take on the Rochester Ice Hawks in a two-game weekend series. The RiverWolves topped the Ice Hawks in game one on Friday with a 3-2 overtime win. Wausau found itself down 2-0 late in the third period, but rallied back with a goal by Matt… Keep Reading


Marathon Co. Sheriff’s Dept. to offer boat safety course

Boat safety instructors from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department will offer the Wisconsin DNR boat safety course in April for adults and children age 10 and up. State law requires anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989 to have a boat safety certificate in order to operate a boat in Wisconsin. Students who attend all four… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs/Community

Second class of Aspirus Scholars named to tackle physician shortage

NEWS RELEASE – The Aspirus Health Foundation’s Aspirus Scholars Program has awarded $706,000 to six college students pursuing careers in health care. The program is a community collaboration to address the national physician shortage and meet the needs of people and communities in north central Wisconsin and Upper Michigan today and for future generations. The Aspirus… Keep Reading

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