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Wausau man charged in alleged $1.7M tax evasion scheme

By Shereen Siewert A 55-year-old Wausau man is accused of embezzling $1.7 million from his family’s lumber company and attempting to evade income tax owed by filing false tax returns. Leonard Kersten was indicted Thursday in Madison by a federal grand jury on three counts of tax evasion, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. […]

Woman found dead, child found alone in rural Shawano County

By Shereen Siewert Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Appleton woman found dead in a pond after responding to a report of an unsupervised 9-year-old child running naked in rural Shawano County. Deputies were dispatched Wednesday to a property on Happy Lane in the town of Hartland and discovered the boy, who is […]

Suspect in alleged Rib Mountain robbery rejects plea deal

By Shereen Siewert One of two Wausau-area men accused of robbing a 15-year-old boy at gunpoint and threatening to kill his family rejected a plea deal this week and will go to trial on armed robbery charges. Davin Smith, 19, appeared Tuesday in Marathon County Circuit Court for a scheduled plea and sentencing hearing in […]

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OBITUARIES

Wausau area obituaries, July 8, 2020

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Michelle LeBlanc Michelle Ann LeBlanc, 40, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at her home after a short battle with lung disease. She was born March 17, 1980, in Wausau, daughter of Rodney and JoAnn (Fons) Gavitt. She worked […]

Wausau area obituaries, July 6, 2020

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Rita Bauer Rita Bauer, 57, died suddenly Wednesday, June 24, 2020, of a diabetic coma at Methodist Hospital a few blocks from where she lived in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Rita was born May 18, 1963, in Wausau, […]

Wausau area obituaries: July 3, 2020

Daniel Thiele Our hearts are heavy as we had to say our earthly goodbyes to Daniel J Thiele. He left our world Thursday June 2, in the early morning hours. Dan was a fighter, but cancer wasn’t backing down. While he grew weary in the battle, it NEVER got the best of him. WE did. […]

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