The Athens Fair: A Century-Old Tradition Promoting Agriculture and Community in Wisconsin
The Athens Fair, steeped in over a hundred years of history, is a beacon of community and agricultural pride in Athens, Wisconsin. As one of the state's distinguished district fairs, it has forged a legacy of celebrating farming and local culture. The event, set for August 17th-20th, 2023, promises a blend of family-friendly activities including parades, live music, and animal shows. It's a gathering that not only entertains but educates, as noted on web pages 1 and 8, providing a window into the agricultural practices that define the region.
WATCH: Bear runs past customers at Medford gas station
MEDFORD, Wis. (WSAW) - It was a surprising sighting for customers filling up at a Medford gas station. Zachary Brockhaus said he was leaving work at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday morning when he spotted a black bear running from Kwik Trip to the Medford Coop. Brockhaus’ dad told NewsChannel 7 that...
Man dies after being shot by officer in Abbotsford
A man has died after a police-involved shooting Thursday afternoon (Nov. 30) in Abbotsford. Const. Art Stele, media officer with the Abbotsford Police Department, said officers responded at 3:48 p.m. to reports of a man with a weapon threatening staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Marshall Road. Stele said police...
Wausau area births, Nov. 30
Cody and Molly Duffrin announce the birth of their daughter Kambri Paige, born at 3:39 p.m. Nov. 24, 2023. Kambri weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces. Brice and Lindsey Channel announce the birth of their son Edison Scott, born at 8:01 a.m. Nov. 25, 2023. Edison weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.
Milan, Wisconsin: A Peaceful Rural Sanctuary in Marathon County
Nestled in the heart of Marathon County, Milan, Wisconsin, offers a serene escape known for its idyllic rural lifestyle. With a low population density, Milan provides a peaceful retreat far from the crowded cityscapes. Strong community bonds and a gentle pace of life are the hallmarks of this small community, where Midwestern kindness is the norm and housing remains affordable. Offering a comfortable standard of living, Milan is an accessible choice for those seeking to own a piece of America's heartland, with outdoor activities in verdant landscapes enhancing its appeal.
Waterville's Renaissance: The Fusion of History, Culture, and Education in Downtown Revitalization
The historic downtown of Waterville, Maine, once known for its bustling paper and textile mills, is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Under the leadership of Colby College's President David Greene and the collective efforts of civic leaders, a $200 million investment is driving economic development and fostering community engagement. The centerpiece of this renaissance is the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, emblematic of the town's cultural resurgence and commitment to arts as a cornerstone of community identity.
Savor the Flavor: Top 4 Must-Visit Cafes in Wausau
This article presents four unique cafes located in Wausau. Have you had a chance to visit any of these spots? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below:
Athens tops Newman Catholic in Marawood boys basketball crossover
WAUSAU – The Wausau Newman Catholic boys basketball team opened its Marawood Conference season with a 68-43 loss to Athens in a conference crossover game Thursday night at Newman Catholic High School. Quincy Pfender scored more than half of his team’s points, finishing with 26 for Newman Catholic, which...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Kittens Up for Adoption in medford, WI
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near medford.
Wausau Police: Officer rescues deer stuck behind bars
The Wausau Police Department on Thursday posted a video that is warming local residents’ hearts. The video, posted to Facebook, shows body cam footage of an officer rescuing a deer that had become stuck in a resident’s fence:. We love it. Thank you, Officer Price!
Business of the Week: The Mill Yard
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The Epic Journey of Elk No. 357: A Tale of Resilience and Coexistence in Wisconsin
In a captivating display of wildlife resilience, a bull elk known as No. 357 has seized the imagination of southern Wisconsin with its remarkable journey. Weighing up to 800 pounds, this three-year-old elk has been spotted far from its native Jackson County, in locations from Wausau to McFarland. The elk's trek through various towns is an awe-inspiring quest for breeding opportunities, driving it to cover vast distances in pursuit of genetic diversity and survival.
Village of Athens tax rate will increase
The Village of Athens Board on Monday approved the village’s 2024 annual budget and property tax levy for village residents. Lisa Czech, village of Athens clerk, said the village’s tax rate increased from $7.39 for each $1,000 of assessed property value in the village of Athens to $7.47.
Benefit to be held Saturday in Wausau for toddler with rare disease
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A Wausau family will hold a fundraiser Saturday to help offset medical costs for their 1-year-old daughter. Cecelia ‘Cece’ was born May 12, 2022 and diagnosed with Pallister Hall’s Syndrome. PHS is so rare there are only 100 known cases worldwide. Symptoms can...
2023-24 Edgar Wildcats Girls Basketball Schedule
Game 11-27-23 7:15PM Spencer Away vs. Spencer Spencer High School. Game 12-05-23 7:15PM Stratford – Marawood Away vs. Stratford – Marawood Stratford High School. Game 12-08-23 5:30PM Prentice Away vs. Prentice Prentice High School. Game 12-28-23 2:30PM Pacelli Away vs. Pacelli UW-Stevens Point — Quandt Fieldhouse. Game...
Connecting the Dots: History at Grandfather Falls
The 420-mile-long Wisconsin River has been described as the hardest working river in the world. It may be deserved, as it has 26 hydroelectric dams, more than any other river in the US. A vast majority of the power produced by the mighty Wisconsin River is generated on its upper...
Wausau Holiday Parade Set for Friday
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — The Christmas and Holiday Parade season continues Friday with Wausau’s Holiday Parade from Marathon Park to the 400 Block. The parade will follow the traditional route, taking the floats down Stewart Avenue into Downtown. They’ll go past the Library and Jefferson Street Inn and end at the 400 Block.
Children's Imaginarium set to open in Wausau on Dec. 6
WAUSAU, Wis. (WJFW) - A multi-million dollar kids museum is opening in Wausau in December. Children’s Imaginarium located on North 2nd Street, has been in the works for over a decade. The project was expected to be completed in 2021, but it got pushed back because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
First Alert Weather: Clouds return Friday, flakes could fly this weekend
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A good night for checking out the stars in the sky and almost full moon Thursday night with chilly conditions. Clouds will work back into North Central Wisconsin on Friday, but it will remain dry throughout the day and for the Wausau Holiday Parade in the evening. Don’t expect to see much, if any, sun during the weekend. The next weather maker is forecast to track south and east of Wisconsin on Sunday but could be close enough to produce snow showers in the southern and eastern parts of the area. The new week has more intervals of clouds than sun. A chance of snow showers Monday night, with a light wintry mix or snow showers possible on Wednesday afternoon/evening in the Northwoods with a warm front.
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