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Democrat says he’ll appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The incoming Democratic governor of Wisconsin says he plans to make a personal appeal to his defeated rival, Republican Gov. Scott Walker, to veto sweeping GOP legislation that would strip the new administration of some powers. If that doesn’t work, Gov.-elect Tony Evers, said he might sue. Wisconsin Republicans pushed through… Keep Reading


Wausau man accused in “revenge porn” case faces new penalties

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — A 29-year-old Wausau man accused of circulating nude images of a former girlfriend on social media will face new penalties in two earlier cases because the new charges nullified a plea agreement set in 2015. Court documents show Michael Hake was at the tail end of a deferred sentencing agreement… Keep Reading


List of nominees for 76th Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A list of nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: FILM: Drama: “Black Panther,” ”BlacKkKlansman,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody,” ”If Beale Street Could Talk,” ”A Star Is Born.” Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, “The Wife”; Lady Gaga, “A Star is… Keep Reading


Women for Women meeting features discussion on Amnesty International

WAUSAU — Thursday’s meeting of Women for Women Wausau will feature a speaker discussing the nature and purpose of Amnesty International, a non-government organization focused on human rights. Judith Miller will speak at the meeting, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Marathon County Democratic Party Office,… Keep Reading


Bledsoe scores 27, leads Bucks to 115-92 win over Pistons

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The formula for success in Milwaukee doesn’t always have to revolve around the high-scoring duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. Eric Bledsoe matched his season high with 27 points and Antetokounmpo added 15 as the Bucks rolled to a 115-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Middleton, the team’s… Keep Reading


Shopko closing 39 stores in 19 states

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin retailer Shopko is closing 39 stores in 19 states. Shopko spokeswoman Michelle Hansen says each store employs 10 to 25 employees, putting the scope of job cuts at about 400 to nearly 1,000 positions. Liquidation sales begin Friday with the stores closing by the end of February. The Green Bay… Keep Reading

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Child killed in Clark County buggy crash

TOWN OF FREMONT — An 8-year-old child is dead following a crash involving a horse drawn buggy, police said. According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, the child was one of four children riding in the buggy Wednesday on Hwy. H west of Hi Line Avenue in the town of Fremont when the buggy was… Keep Reading


Wausau Events seeks new director

By Shereen Siewert After about 18 months, the executive director of Wausau Events is stepping down from the job and the organization is accepting applications for her replacement. Sara Hujar, who took the reins in August 2017, will leave the organization next month, according to Wausau Events Board President Elizabeth Knight. Hujar will be staying… Keep Reading


Wausau area obituaries, Dec. 5

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Donald “Skip” Lewandoski Donald “Skip” L. Lewandoski, Jr. of Wausau, 69, husband of Doreen S. Lewandoski, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at home with his loving family at his side after a long fight against prostate cancer. Skip grew up… Keep Reading


State Patrol reminds drivers snowplows need extra space

With another winter travel season underway, the Wisconsin State Patrol reminds motorists to be extra cautious when driving near snowplows – and to consider staying off roadways when winter storms make travel treacherous. Since 2008, there have been 3,459 snowplow-related crashes in Wisconsin resulting in 571 injuries and five fatalities, according to a Wisconsin Department… Keep Reading

Biz Briefs

Cancer support offered at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

WAUSAU — A national program to help cancer patients cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment will be offered at Aspirus Regional Cancer Center. Look Good … Feel Better involves local beauticians who help with wigs and makeup application to help restore self-confidence and self-esteem. Meetings are held on the third Monday of every… Keep Reading

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Ascension Wisconsin Spirit adds airplane to medical transport program

WOODRUFF — Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport (Spirit) has added a fixed wing airplane to its interfacility critical care ambulance and medical helicopter transport program. The plane, Spirit 3, will enhance medical transport services by transporting patients to cities inside and outside of Spirit’s service area, according to an Ascension Wisconsin news release. International Air… Keep Reading

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Christmas Lives Here lights Upper Third Street neighborhood

WAUSAU — The Alexander Walkway in the Upper Third Street neighborhood has a holiday glow thanks to innovative and caring residents in the area. “(This) brings neighbors together in this up-and-coming neighborhood of Upper Third Street,” said Blake Opal-Wahoske, executive director of Wausau River District, in a Wausau River District news release. “We are proud… Keep Reading


McLit celebrates opening of second center for tutoring

WAUSAU — McLit: Marathon County Literacy Council Inc. celebrated the opening of an additional center for tutoring in late November. The Nov. 27 event was held on the second floor of The Salvation Army on Callon Street. “Our door is open to everyone,” said Connie Heidemann, executive director of McLit, in a Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce… Keep Reading


Choose Life Wis. donates $1K to Hope Life Center

WAUSAU — Choose Life Wisconsin donated $1,000 to Hope Life Center in late November to help women choose life for their babies. The money was dispersed from a fund created by the Choose Life license plate sale in Wisconsin. “These funds will be used to reach more young women and men on our mobile unit… Keep Reading

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Documenters: Highlights from Wausau’s Economic Development meeting

By Owen Reissmann for Wausau Pilot and Review Tuesday’s meeting of Wausau’s Economic Development committee included discussions on riverlife developments, environmental testing on a former industrial site on the city’s west side and an ongoing marketing campaign to promote civic pride. Wausau Community and Economic Development’s “Wausome Stories” represents a city-pride online presence that has… Keep Reading

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