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Merrill man jailed in ongoing child sexual assault case

MERRILL — A 65-year-old Merrill man is being held on a $50,000 cash bond in connection with an ongoing investigation into the sexual assault of a child. Mark Welch is expected to face formal charges in Lincoln County Circuit Court on Feb. 12, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department news release. Welch has a… Keep Reading


Wausau West announces 1st semester honor roll

Wausau West High School 1st Semester Honor Roll for 2017-2018 school year (based on 3.5 – 4.0 semester average):   9th Grade Luke Anderson, Justin Bahlow, Natasha Bailey, Annabeth Bartelt, Asa Battino, Benjamin Bolz, Allison Borta, Kiara Brown, Kylie Buchberger, Gabriel Bush, Dylan Butler, Ethan Cattanach, Emily Christian, Sabrina Cicha, Kenzie Ciepluch-Larson, Bailee Darling, Kiley Deaton,… Keep Reading


Five charged in Lac du Flambeau man’s death

HURLEY, Wis. – Criminal charges have now been filed in connection with the Dec. 22 murder of a northern Wisconsin man, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. On January 1, 2018, the body of Wayne M. Valliere, Jr. of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa was recovered in Iron County, after… Keep Reading


City approves sale of four Thomas Street properties

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — Members of the city’s economic development committee on Tuesday voted to approve the sale of four remnant parcels of land along the newly reconstructed portion of Thomas Street. An additional 24 parcels remain up for grabs, as the city extended its request for proposals to redevelop those properties until June… Keep Reading


Giannis dunks over Knicks, who lose Porzingis to torn ACL

By JEFFREY BERNSTEIN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis’ dunk wasn’t spectacular, certainly nothing like Giannis Antetokounmpo jumping over Tim Hardaway Jr. for a slam. But the moment he landed, punching the court in pain , the Knicks’ playoff hopes had likely crumpled right along with him. Porzingis tore the ACL in his… Keep Reading


Harley recalls nearly 175K bikes because brakes can fail

DETROIT (AP) — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 175,000 motorcycles because the brakes might fail. The U.S. recall covers more than 30 models from the 2008 through 2011 model years. Harley says deposits can form on brake parts if the fluid isn’t changed every two years as specified in the… Keep Reading


Younkers closure could prompt sale of Wausau Center mall

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — City leaders are encouraging the owners of Wausau Center mall to put the property up for sale, after news broke last week that the mall’s sole remaining anchor store will close. At Tuesday’s economic development committee meeting, Economic Development Director Chris Schock said the Younkers closure could move mall owners… Keep Reading


Stratford woman killed in snowmobile crash

MARSHFIELD — A 30-year-old Stratford woman died early Sunday in a snowmobile crash, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Ashley A. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on a trail just west of Hwy. M near Stratford after her sled struck a tree, authorities said. According to a report… Keep Reading


UWMC to welcome professional theatrical designer

The University of Wisconsin Marathon County will welcome Susan Attea, a professional theatrical scenic designer, to campus for an artist residency February 11 – 13. She will be working with local artists and theatre enthusiasts and also UWMC students on the design for the set of UWMC’s upcoming musical, Spring Awakening. Attea received her B.A.… Keep Reading

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Ascension Medical Group expands audiology services in Merrill

NEWS RELEASE — Ascension Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of Audiology services at its Merrill Clinic. Doctor of Audiology Karen Teter will provide services in Merrill twice a month to patients of all ages starting February 14. Dr. Teter will continue to provide audiology services at Ascension Medical Group Clinics in Rhinelander… Keep Reading

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