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Thomas Street public information meeting announced

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU — City officials will hold a public information meeting this month to discuss a second phase of improvements to Thomas Street. The meeting will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 26 in the City Hall chambers, 407 Grant Street, Wausau. The proposed improvements would impact Thomas Street between… Keep Reading


Wausau bike polo team strikes its way to success

The Wausau Hardwoods will compete in the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships July 28 to 30 after taking second place in the Great Lakes Regional Qualifier last weekend. Wausau Bike Polo hosted sixteen Midwestern teams in two courts built just for the tournament. Those wooden arenas were set up Friday and taken down Sunday… Keep Reading


School Board names interim superintendent

WAUSAU — The Wausau School Board has named an interim superintendent for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Dr. Michael Schwei, currently the PK-12 director of curriculum, will assume the role July 1, according to a Wausau School District news release. Dr. Kathleen Williams, who has served as superintendent of schools since 2010, will step down… Keep Reading


Woodchucks suffer third straight loss

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders hadn’t won a game since June 3, an 8-1 win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The next day the Woodchucks won 13-10 to start an eight-game losing streak for the Dock Spiders, but that streak came to an end Tuesday night, as Fond du Lac (4-10) defeated Wisconsin (5-10) 9-3,… Keep Reading


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

By The Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Spicer: “POTUS Didn’t Misspell ‘Covfefe’ – As Head… Keep Reading


The Latest: Congressman says member of his staff wounded

Updated, 9:32 a.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise: 9:18 a.m. A law enforcement official says the shooting in Virginia that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others is being investigated as a criminal act rather than an act of terrorism. The official, who was not authorized… Keep Reading


Wausau School District retirees leave a combined 740 year legacy

Congratulations to Wausau Schools teachers, staff, and administrators who retired throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. Retirees include: Shirley Berkley, Jon Betry, Scott Betry, Karen Clark, Susan Eggebrecht, Patricia Erdman, Lisa Garr, Sandra Craven, Katherine Guthman, Kathleen Hagenbucher, Greg Harvey, Jennifer Hollman, Carol Hoops, LaRae Jelmeland, Lisa Jindrich, Margie Josiger, Peggy Kettunen, Jamie Kickbusch, Michael Kriesel, Linda Lang,… Keep Reading


Elson T. Lim, MD, joins Ascension Medical Group

Ascension is pleased to welcome Elson T. Lim, MD, to Ascension Medical Group’s family medicine department. Dr. Lim sees patients at 1901 Westwood Center Boulevard in Wausau. A board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Lim provides preventive care and treatment for urgent and chronic medical problems. He treats infants 6 months old and older, children, teens… Keep Reading


What’s in a name? Maybe a more appealing vegetable

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – People may be more likely to pile vegetables on their plates when these dishes are served up with seductive names like “sweet sizzlin’ green beans and crispy shallots” than when they’re peddled as health foods, a recent experiment suggests. For the study, a team of researchers at Stanford University… Keep Reading


Two guards killed; manhunt on for 2 escaped inmates

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — Two inmates are on the loose in Georgia after killing two prison guards during a bus transport Tuesday morning. Authorities are identifying the inmates as Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24. Department of Corrections officials tweeted that people should call 911 and should not approach the men if they… Keep Reading

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