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COLUMN: My view, from the couch

By Keith Kubisiak, for Wausau Pilot and Review Did you know? It’s the second-most wonderful time of the year: the beginning of March Madness. Now is the time when college basketball fans, non-college basketball fans, degenerate gamblers and guys who just had a vasectomy are riveted to college basketball for the next three-plus weeks or… Keep Reading

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Young professionals group names leadership team

WAUSAU – The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce’s initiative for young professionals, hype, has named its executive team for 2017-2018. Adam Karcz is the chairperson of hype. Karcz lives in Hatley with hiswife and is a graduate of Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School. Karcz obtained his undergraduate degree from UW-Stevens Point, and is pursuing his  MBA from… Keep Reading

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School board member Yvonne Henning dies

By Shereen Siewert Yvonne Henning, a six-year veteran member of the Wausau School Board, has died, according to a Wausau School District news release issued this week. Henning worked in the Wausau School District as Educational Support Personnel starting in 1984 and retired in 2010, according to her obituary. She was elected to the school… Keep Reading

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Emergency funds available to combat hunger & homelessness

Marathon County has been chosen to receive $53,566 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, thanks to funding from the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Non-profit organizations and local government agencies providing food and shelter services in Marathon County are eligible… Keep Reading

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Victim’s mother, police testify in day 3 of Torgerson trial

WAUSAU – Jurors heard dramatic testimony on Wednesday in the third day of the trial of Kristopher Torgerson, accused of killing 22-year-old Stephanie Low in 2010 and burying her body in a Wabeno area forest. Torgerson led police to Low’s body in 2014, nearly four years after she was reported missing. Torgerson watched intently as… Keep Reading

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Vinyl Fix: Ryan Adams: Prisoner

By Shereen Siewert Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with the cocky brashness of a garage rocker, Ryan Adams is at once one of the few artists to emerge from the alt-country scene to achieve mainstream commercial success and the one who most strongly refused to be defined by the genre, leaping from one… Keep Reading

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Hit Picks: What’s new this week in music

These new arrivals at Inner Sleeve Records & CDs hit the shelves March 10:   On VINYL: Shins “Heartworms” Elliott Smith “Either/Or” (Anniversary Edition) Soundgarden “Ultramega OK” On CD: Bush “Black & White Rainbows” Chickenfoot “Best + Live” Darkest Hour “Mindless Prophets & The Mindless Flora” Feelies “In Between” Havok “Conformicide” Valerie June “Order Of… Keep Reading

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Milestones: Obituaries, March 10-14

Yvonne Henning March 12, 2017 Wausau, Wisconsin Yvonne (Vonnie) A. Henning, 72, of Wausau, passed away March 12, 2017, surrounded by her family at Aspirus Hospital after a battle with cancer. Yvonne was born on February 25, 1945 to the late Herbert and Charlotte (Parker) Peterson in the Town of Wheaton, WI. She attended school… Keep Reading

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Gordmans files for bankruptcy

By Shereen Siewert RIB MOUNTAIN – With this week’s news that Gordmans’ parent company is filing for bankruptcy, there will likely soon be a vacant space in the strip between Old Navy and Michael’s, where the Gordmans store is located. Gordmans, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an off-price department store chain with 106 locations in… Keep Reading

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Woodchucks announce new upgrades

By Shereen Siewert Baseball fans will see a new feature this summer when the Wisconsin Woodchucks kick off their season May 31. The 6,500-square-foot Bullpen, along the first baseline, is the latest upgrade at Athletic Park. The space features a completely redeveloped Leinie’s Lodge and concession stand with pergola roofs, tables, a Ping-Pong table, beanbag… Keep Reading

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