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Wisconsin attorney general rips state bar for awarding felon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel lashed out at the state bar association Wednesday for nominating a lawyer convicted in a sexual assault years ago for a prestigious award, saying the decision sends a horrible message to victims. The State Bar of Wisconsin announced Tuesday that Stephan Addison had won the 2018… Keep Reading

Sports

RiverWolves select 3 Wisconsin natives in NA3HL draft

Rollie Carlson is RiverWolves first round pick (Wausau, WI)- The Wausau RiverWolves on Wednesday selected defenseman Rollie Carlson with their first round pick, seventh overall, in the 2018 NA3HL draft. In total, the RiverWolves selected 3 Wisconsin natives in Grant Tritabaugh from De Pere, Wisconsin, Max Moore from Green Bay, Wisconsin and Brian Dutkowski also… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

Liquidation firms win bid for The Bon-Ton Stores

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bon-Ton Stores, which operates 260 department stores in the U.S., is expected to go out of business after two liquidation firms became the highest bidders at an auction for the bankrupt company’s assets Tuesday. A bankruptcy court hearing was scheduled Wednesday to approve the sale and liquidation details, but a statement… Keep Reading

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Authorities: 25 cows dead in Marathon Co. barn fire

TOWN OF DAY — About 25 cows died Wednesday in a blaze that ripped through a dairy barn at a town of Day farm, authorities said. The blaze broke out just after 2:40 p.m. at the farm on Eau Pleine Road, which is about six miles southeast of Stratford in Marathon County. Fire crews say… Keep Reading

Community

Marshfield Clinic and Security Health Plan support Girls on the Run

NEWS RELEASE — Marshfield Clinic and Security Health Plan have joined together to support the Girls on the Run of the Northwoods (GOTR-Northwoods) organization in Minocqua and Wausau with financial and in-kind contributions totaling $1,000. Girls on the Run (GOTR) benefits communities across the U.S. and Canada through its network of over 200 councils. Each… Keep Reading

Community

Marathon County student named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Charles Rose, owner of Action Asphalt Maintenance, will be honored April 19 in Milwaukee Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA), the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and EY have named Marathon County native Charles Rose as the “2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year” for his asphalt maintenance service company, Action Asphalt Maintenance, that he started at… Keep Reading

Community

Groove for Thought returns to UWMC Vocal Jazz Festival

 Wausau, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Marathon County will welcome the vocal jazz group Groove for Thought to the James F. Veninga Theater on April 27 at 7 p.m. They will be the featured clinicians and performers for the 5th annual UWMC Vocal Jazz Festival. Groove for Thought, a Seattle-based group, performs jazz-influenced arrangements of… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs/Community

2018 Small Businesses of the Year named

WAUSAU — The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce named the three 2018 Small Businesses of the Year Award recipients at a ceremony on the morning of Tuesday, April 17 at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild. The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes business growth, community involvement, and innovative efforts in the… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

Biz briefs: Ascension Medical Group welcomes surgeon to Weston

NEWS RELEASE — Ascension is pleased to welcome board certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon Charan Mungara, MD, to Ascension Medical Group at Weston. Dr. Mungara specializes in cardiovascular surgery with a keen interest in beating heart surgery and mitral valve repair. He will perform his surgeries as a member of the medical staff of Ascension St. Clare’s… Keep Reading

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