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Young entrepreneurs receive more than $5,000 from investor panel

WAUSAU – On March 21, 2017, a group of 13 young entrepreneurs received a total of $5,250 at an Investor Panel event held at the Westwood Conference Center. These investments will help the students launch the businesses they have developed during this school year in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program. YEA! was brought to… Keep Reading

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NTC’s honor society takes top awards

WAUSAU – Northcentral Technical College announced this week that its international honor society chapter, Beta Rho Zeta, received 5-Star Status for the fourth consecutive year. The Beta Rho Zeta chapter is part of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year colleges. In addition to receiving 5-Star status, the chapter was also recognized… Keep Reading

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Wausau teen killed in Waushara County crash

TOWN OF COLOMA – A Wausau teen is dead and a young woman is injured after a rollover crash Tuesday morning on I-39 in the town of Coloma. The driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Taylor Noland, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His passenger, 18-year-old Hannah J. Rudolph of Medford was transported by… Keep Reading

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Sure sign of spring: Chip’s Popcorn Wagon is open

  By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU – In central Wisconsin, there are a few solid signs of spring that we all know to look for. Temps begin to rise. Tulips start pushing through the ground. But in downtown Wausau, the surest sign of spring is the appearance of a shiny red popcorn wagon on the corner… Keep Reading

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‘Right to Carry’ act would allow concealed guns in schools

By Shereen Siewert MADISON – Carrying a hidden weapon would no longer require a license or training under sweeping GOP-backed legislation unveiled Tuesday in Madison. The so-called “Right to Carry” act would also allow concealed carry permit holders to bring firearms onto school property and other areas where guns are now banned. Under Wisconsin law,… Keep Reading

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WPR to livestream State of the Tribes address

MADISON – WPR.org will live stream the 13th annual State of the Tribes address on Tuesday, April 4 at 1 p.m. Shannon Holsey, president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, will welcome members of Wisconsin’s 11 native tribes and deliver this year’s address from the State Capitol. Holsey was elected president in 2015, following… Keep Reading

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OSHA investigates death at Rib Mountain hotel

RIB MOUNTAIN – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a worker at the construction site of a new Rib Mountain hotel. Police confirmed 45-year-old Shane Cash of Wisconsin Rapids died Thursday, March 23 after falling from a ladder at the construction site of the new Hilton Garden Inn on North… Keep Reading

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Sheriff: Masked robbery suspects “armed and dangerous”

TOWN OF EMMET – At least three suspects remain at large after an armed robbery Tuesday at a rural Marathon County home. Those suspects are believed armed and dangerous, said Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks, and held a victim at gunpoint for an unspecified amount of time before fleeing the scene. Police were called at… Keep Reading

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Iozzo’s to close after 37 years

By Shereen Siewert WESTON – One of the metro area’s most well-known and longest-running restaurants will close its doors today, March 28, after nearly four decades in business. Iozzo’s Italian Restaurant, 3115 Camp Phillips Road, announced the closure on Monday on the restaurant’s Facebook page. In a statement to the public, owner Georgiana Iozzo wrote:… Keep Reading

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Police prepare to honor fallen officer

Members of the Wisconsin Honor Guard Association and several local law enforcement agencies have been working to prepare for Detective Jason Weiland’s funeral services. According to a prepared statement from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department: On Wednesday, funeral services will be held for Detective Jason Weiland of the Everest Metro Police Department. Services will be… Keep Reading

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Milestones: Obituaries, March 19-26

Karen J Zriny, age 69, of Schofield died on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Aspirus Hospice House with her family at her side. Karen was born in Manitowoc on May 27, 1947 to the late Roy and Beatrice (Rusch) Kramer. She graduated from Manitowoc High School and then went on to UW Oshkosh where she… Keep Reading

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Social hosting bill proposed for state

MADISON – Rep. André Jacque, R-De Pere, has reintroduced a bill that would prohibit adults from providing alcohol to minors on their property. Parents who violate the bill could face fines of $500 per underage person. Wausau has had its own social hosting ordinance for years, but some lawmakers are concerned that the rules might… Keep Reading

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This week at the Woodson

M.C. ESCHER Reality and Illusion March 4 – May 28, 2017 Iconic works by Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972), including a pair of hands drawing themselves and  morphing into birds, became well known – from museum exhibitions worldwide to 1970s college dorm rooms – and continue to mesmerize. Woodcuts, lithographs, mezzotints, and drawings delve deeper into… Keep Reading

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Updated: School Board candidate forum to be held Thursday

WAUSAU – Three of four candidates for the Wausau School Board will appear Thursday at a forum to discuss key issues ahead of the upcoming election. Three candidates will be elected to three-year terms on April 4. Shereen Siewert, publisher and editor of Wausau Pilot & Review, will co-moderate a public forum alongside Oliver Burrows,… Keep Reading

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Scammers target local police

MERRILL – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department on Monday released a warning to central Wisconsin residents that their agency is being used to work scams. Since Friday, two residents called police to report the attempted scams. In one case, the number on the caller ID matched the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, said Lt. Tim Fischer.… Keep Reading

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One injured in Target pellet gun shooting

WESTON – One person is injured and multiple people are expected to face charges after one teenager shot another teenager with an Airsoft pellet gun in the Target parking lot on Sunday. Wausau police, who are supplementing Everest Metro officers this week, were called to the department store, 2727 Schofield Ave., around 8 p.m. for… Keep Reading

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German gummy bear maker comes to Wisconsin

BERLIN (Reuters) – German candymaker Haribo, famous for its fruit-flavored gummy bears, plans to build its first production facility in the United States and start making confectionery there from 2020. Family-owned Haribo, which employs 7,000 people worldwide at 16 sites in ten countries, said on Thursday it has decided to acquire property in Wisconsin for… Keep Reading

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Gov. Walker approves county forest road funding

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced this week that $284,700 in state funds will help 24 Wisconsin counties maintain and improve public roads in county forests. But Marathon County will only receive $2,039.98 of those funds to cover just over six miles of roadway. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) administers the state’s County Forest… Keep Reading

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Suspect named in shooting spree

By Shereen Siewert WESTON – The lone suspect in a shooting rampage that left four people dead, including a veteran police officer, is identified as Nengmy Vang, 45, of Weston. Wausau Pilot & Review had been withholding Vang’s name until it was made public to avoid compromising the investigation. The tragedy began just after 12:30… Keep Reading

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