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Everest girls win second straight

CWS Sports Desk December 7, 2018 Schofield-–A second straight win for the D.C. Everest girls basketball team as it beat Eau Claire North in a non-conference game 52-38 Friday night. Malorie Schmoll led the way with 16-points for Everest while Meghan Heil added 13. Coach Matthew Bullis says things are coming together, “We played a… Keep Reading

News/Sports/Wausau West

West rolls Rapids in hoops play

CWS Sports Desk December 7, 2018 Wausau—No problem for the Wausau West girls basketball team as it rolled to an 85-63 win over Wisconsin Rapids Friday night. The Warriors were led by Maddie Shires with 26 points while Anna Cunningham added 15, Tess Hauer and Kiley Deaton 13 each and Grace Michalski 12. West improves… Keep Reading

News/Sports/Wausau East

East boys whip Medford

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… Keep Reading


Wisconsin man gets 4.5 years for tampering with sausages

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Kiel man to four and a half years in prison for placing foreign objects in sausages. According to prosecutors, Jonathan Tilman Lane was working on a processing line for Johnsonville Sausage LLC in March when he was caught on video surveillance placing a cigarette paper… Keep Reading


UW regents OK raises for 10 of 13 chancellors

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… Keep Reading


UPDATE: Missing Plover woman found

PLOVER, Wis. — The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network has canceled a statewide alert seeking a Plover woman who was considered missing and possibly endangered. Police say Jodi K. Biser, 55, left for work at about noon on Nov. 29 but about an hour later appears to have driven herself to the area of Plover Road… Keep Reading


Survivors gathering at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 20 survivors are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. The youngest of the veterans are in their mid-90s. The Navy and National Park Service will jointly host the remembrance ceremony at… Keep Reading


Regents OK millions in UW-Madison tuition hikes

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… Keep Reading


New events added Dec. 7: Marathon County Public Library activities

The Marathon County Public Library will host several events in the coming weeks at its various libraries. Children can kick off the holiday season by writing a letter to Santa Claus. Parents can pick up a blank letter from Marathon County Public Library’s Athens or Hatley branches. Children can then drop off their completed letter… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs/News

Marshfield Clinic Health System completes affiliation with Neillsville hospital

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,… Keep Reading


New event added Dec. 7: Tuba Christmas concert, more in spotlight at UWSP

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… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

WIPPS hires new development program manager

Kerry Bloemers has joined Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service as the development program manager, WIPPS announced this week. Bloemers’ main duty will be to manage fundraising efforts, along with implementing a strategic plan to drive WIPPS’ contributed income program. “I am excited about developing strong relationships with community members to build partnerships that… Keep Reading

D.C. Everest/News/Sports

Everest swimming dominates SPASH

CWS Sports Desk December 6, 2018 Stevens Point– The Everest boys swimming team came up with a big win over Wisconsin Valley Conference rival SPASH on Thursday, winning by the final score of 100-70. Payton Rudeen had a strong showing for Everest as he was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team, won the… Keep Reading

News/Sports/Wausau East

Medford girls rout Wausau East

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… Keep Reading


Crash closes Hwy. 13 in Adams County

ADAMS COUNTY — Both lanes of Hwy. 13 are temporarily closed Thursday because of a crash, police said. The crash happened at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday near Badger Avenue, according to an alert from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. There’s no word on injuries or how many vehicles are involved in the crash. DOT authorities… Keep Reading

Breaking News/Sirens

Marathon County Crime Gallery: Week ending Dec. 6

Felony charges filed in Marathon County Circuit Court for the week ending Dec. 6, 2018. All photos courtesy of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department. Editor’s note: This weekly feature of the Wausau Pilot & Review is being published in response to reader concerns about crime and safety in the Wausau area. Wausau Pilot & Review… Keep Reading


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

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… Keep Reading

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