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Some workers sicked by COVID-19 face extra burden: Proving where they got it

By John Hill FairWarning Covid-19 sent Sylvia LeRoy, a pregnant nurse working at a Brooklyn hospital in the earliest days of the pandemic, into a tailspin that left her barely responsive in a brain recovery center in Pennsylvania.  The coronavirus hit the 35-year-old with an array of maladies — from severe muscle spasms to stomach […]

Wausau strip club employee tests positive for COVID-19

By shereen Siewert Heath officials say an employee at a Wausau strip club has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Marathon County Health Department, the employee worked at Showtime Gentleman’s Club, 1709 Merrill Ave., while infectious. Health officials say patrons at Showtime could have had close contact with the infected employee. Some patrons haven’t […]

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Marathon County Public Library activities

Children can brighten up their world by making a colorful sunflower with supplies from a Grab & Go craft kit! From Aug. 3-7, kids can pick up a kit from the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Kits include all the supplies and instructions needed to create the craft at […]

REI, NPS offer sunflower bouquets to residents

WAUSAU – For the second consecutive year, REI Engineering, Inc. and Northwest Petroleum Services, Inc. will distribute in early August bouquets of sunflowers grown in the REI/NPS sunflower field to nursing home residents, emergency first responders, teachers, healthcare workers and the like. At the same time, the companies invite residents to visit the field to […]

United Way to distribute free face masks

Beginning today, United Way of Marathon County will give face masks to anyone who needs them to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The giveaway comes in the wake of Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mandate on wearing masks in an enclosed space outside of one’s own household effective Aug. 1. Masks will be available from […]


Wausau area obituaries, July 27, 2020

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Carole Zinser Carole F. Zinser, 75, of Wausau, passed away July 24, 2020 with her husband by her side at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Carole was blessed to have been able to say goodbye to everyone she cared about. […]

Wausau area obituaries, July 24, 2020

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Donald “Don” Southworth Donald C. “Don” Southworth, 89, of Wausau passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. He […]

Wausau area obituaries, July 22, 2020

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Gary Krueger Gary L. Krueger, 75 years young, of Rib Mountain sadly passed away following a courageous battle with COVID-19. Gary was in the care of top-notch ICU RN’s, the respiratory department and critical care physicians. Thanks to […]

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