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New twists emerge in Torgerson trial

WAUSAU – Day five of the homicide trial of Kristopher Torgerson began with a delay and a flurry of motions after prosecutors announced a possible scheme to create a mistrial. Torgerson, 37, is being tried on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, armed robbery and hiding a corpse in connection with the 2010 death of Stephanie… Keep Reading

Living/Wisconsin news

Vino Latte to relocate in Wausau

By Shereen Siewert Vino Latte, the coffee and wine shop at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Thomas Street in Wausau, will soon relocate to the city’s west side. Ron and Loreen Glaman acquired the former Cafe Le Grand in November 2003, expecting to move the business in 2005 when the intersection was likely to… Keep Reading

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Woodson announces 2017 master artist

WAUSAU – The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum announces Milwaukee sculptor Don Rambadt as its 2017 Master Artist, who will be honored during the Museum’s 42nd annual Birds in Art exhibition this fall. Rambadt, the Woodson Art Museum’s 36th Master Artist, will receive the Master Wildlife Artist Medal during the “Birds in Art” opening on… Keep Reading

Wisconsin news

East student earns national DECA honor

By Shereen Siewert WAUSAU – Olivia Rasmussen, a senior at Wausau East High School, has received the 2017 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award, according to a Wausau School District news release. The award recognizes students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management who are academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Award recipients must be… Keep Reading

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Weston man sentenced for scalding baby

By Shereen Siewert A Weston man convicted of scalding a 16-month old boy was sentenced Thursday, nearly two years after the boy was injured. Christopher Kolden was 22 when he dipped the boy’s face in 177-degree water, according to court records. Now 24, Kolden will spend more than three years in prison on felony child… Keep Reading

Wisconsin news

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

Milestones/Wisconsin news

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

Living/Wisconsin news

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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