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DEVELOPING: Crews battle large structure fire near Wausau

Crews from at least three fire departments were called Monday to a report of a large structure east of Wausau that was engulfed in flames. At 2:40 p.m. Monday, crews from Ringle, town of Easton and town of Wausau were paged to the blaze at 226167 Gavitt Street near Guzman Road in Ringle after reports that large flames were seen shooting out of a large building. About 45 minutes later, crews from Kronenwetter were also paged to the property, north of Hwy. 29 near County Hwy. J.
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Borlen, James “Jim”

James “Jim” Borlen, age 79 of Clintonville passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at his home. James Joseph Borlen was born on October 10, 1942 in Hartford, Wisconsin, to Anthony and Jannette (Schafer) Borlen. He attended Hartford High School for his freshman and sophomore years. In 1959 his family moved to a dairy farm in Clintonville, and he graduated from Clintonville High School in 1961. Jim was united in marriage on August 28, 1965 to Veronica R. Letter at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Isaar. The couple dairy farmed in Clintonville for many years. In 1978, he started “Borlen’s Custom Combining” helping farmers all around the area and in 1986 they moved to their current residence in the Town of Bear Creek. Jim also worked part-time for some years delivering new fire trucks for Seagrave Fire Apparatus in Clintonville. He was employed for close to 10 years driving truck for Marion Body Works as well. Jim was a longtime member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville, and he liked to volunteer with the Green Bay Packer concession stand fundraisers. He also served on the Clintonville Public School Board for 10 years. In his early years, Jim was a member of Truck City Riders Snowmobile Club and he helped with grooming the trails. Jim, along with his nephew Dennis Roe, generously donated their time, talent, and hay to help drought-stricken parts of Kansas. Jim really enjoyed meeting people and made friends with all the farmers who he combined for. After a hard day’s work, he liked to go for a drive with his wife to “check the crops” as he called it, and they would often be seen at local ice cream places or sitting in the truck watching a beautiful sunset.
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Bricco, Richard “Dick” C.

Richard “Dick” C. Bricco, age 68 of Clintonville passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. Richard Charles Bricco was born on March 10, 1953 in Clintonville, as the son of the late Victor and LaVerne (Hanson) Bricco. He graduated from Clintonville High School in 1972 and soon after started 3-D Plaster & Drywall with his brothers. In the late 2000s, Dick began working for Schutt Industries in Clintonville as a painter and more recently worked for ECT Coatings in town. Dick might be best described as raw and unfiltered. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, or just taking a long motorcycle ride. Dick loved his family very much and especially looked forward to spending time with his grandchildren.
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Neighbors called 911 as smoke billowed from Ringle auto shop

RINGLE, Wis. (WSAW) - Neighbors alerted authorities to a fire at an auto shop Monday afternoon. The call came in at about 2:40 p.m. after neighbors saw smoke billowing out from the auto shop on Gavitt Street in the Town of Ringle. No one was inside the auto shop at...

Ehlke, Sharon Irene

Sharon Irene Ehlke, age 78 of New London, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021 following a lengthy illness surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born on May 16, 1943 in New London to the late Elroy and Grace (Mauermann) Stern. She was united in marriage to James Ehlke on September 30, 1961. Sharon and Jim owned and operated J&S Shoes in New London for 25 years. Her passion was art, especially painting and clay ceramics. She loved to travel on vacations with her husband and went on many trips around the world.

Take a look at these homes on the Shawano market now

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Gorgeous brick home on 2.5 acres and approx 700' of Embarrass River frontage! Living room w/fireplace and cathedral ceiling. Kitchen w/tons of cupboard space

Krueger, Donna Mae (Erickson)

Donna Mae (Erickson) Krueger was welcomed into the arms of Jesus to begin her eternal life in her new heavenly home at age 93 on October 21, 2021. Donna is survived by her loving husband, Vilas Krueger. Donna Mae, as she was known as a child, was born on a snowy day on February 1, 1928 to Stanley and Daisey (Dahl) Erickson in Minneapolis, MN. She happily became a big sister when her dear brother Stanley was born two years later. Her stay in Minneapolis was short, as her family moved to Spokane, WA in 1929, and later, to Tacoma, WA in 1942. In spite of being born on the brink of the Great Depression, Donna had a happy childhood and was very close to her family and her extended family, which included her maternal grandparents, aunts, uncle, and cousins, who adored her and took her on many adventures. Donna started working while still in High School in Tacoma, first at the Mt. Rainier Ordnance Depot, and then at Brown and Haley Candy Company. Donna graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma WA in 1946, followed by studies at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

Meet Gwen, your adorable new best friend!

(WFRV) – Gwen is just three months old, and likely a mix of rat terrier and several other breeds. The Waupaca Humane Society has done a DNA test but are still waiting for the results. She is very active and will require training and exercise but will be a great...

Soil health farm feeds local residents

Dan and Ruth Boerst, of Manawa, Wisconsin, farm with soil health practices to help mitigate the effects of food insecurity in their rural American town. The Boersts partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to implement a variety of soil health and conservation practices, helping heal their land, while preparing it to be in the best condition to grow crops and produce for the local food pantry.

Wolf Walk a big hit

The Wolf Walk, an annual tradition that Manawa students look forward to each year, was held Oct. 22. As elementary students walked down to the track, high school students formed a tunnel for them to walk through. There were a lot of high-fives given. Even Wolfie, the school mascot, could be found hanging out with the crowd.

Shawano Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Shawano: Sunday, October 24: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy overnight; Monday, October 25: Partly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Tuesday, October 26: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Wednesday, October 27: Partly

Season ends for Truckers

Short and not very sweet. Those five words describe the Clintonville boys’ soccer team’s time in this year’s WIAA state tournament. The Truckers scored an early goal, but ended up on the short end of a 5-1 score to Peshtigo Oct. 21 in a Division 4 regional semifinal at Clintonville High School.

Monday sun alert in Shawano — 3 ways to take advantage of it

(SHAWANO, WI) The forecast is calling for sun today in Shawano. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: Especially in the era of COVID-19 restrictions, a novel way to safely engage in the beloved pastime of a shared meal can be hard to find. Why not get creative and meet a friend somewhere pretty with a basketful of snacks and a blanket? Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.

Main Street Update 10.25.21

The concrete crew continue placing the “grey concrete” this last week. All sidewalks are complete along with all curb and gutter. Next week, they will pour a few more spots of grey concrete, then focus on the “decorative concrete” to be placed between the sidewalk and the curb. The electrical...

Quaintance, Phyllis

Phyllis Ann Quaintance, age 92 of New London, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, surrounded by her family, at St. Joseph Residence in New London. She was born on May 10, 1929, daughter of the late Oliver and Olga (Christianson) Roberts, in the Town of Deer Creek. Phyllis lived in Mountain, WI for years and made wood bundles which her family sold to area campsites and also sold night crawlers to fishermen. On November 30, 1946, Phyllis married Donald Quaintance in Waupaca. He preceded her in death in 2017. Phyllis worked mostly in the CNA field because she loved taking care of people. She did work at the Villa St. Vincent, and Hillshire for a while, but returned back to what she loved doing, taking care of the elderly at St. Joseph Residence. She enjoyed embroidering in her younger days making quilts and pillows for everyone.

Gehrt, Robert “Bob” L.

Robert “Bob” L. Gehrt, age 94 of Embarrass, WI passed away on October 3, 2021 at The Summit in Mesa, AZ. Bob was born on June 1, 1927 in Embarrass, to the late Walter and Leonora (Kowalkowski) Gehrt. Bob was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Embarrass. He graduated from Clintonville High School. He served in the Army in WWII in the European Theatre.

Pomerenke, Norman Lee

Norman Lee Pomerenke, 46, of Waupaca passed away unexpectedly in his home on October 20, 2021. He was born in Waupaca, WI on September 23, 1975 to Linda (Pomerenke) Mundt. Norman graduated from Weyauwega- Fremont High School. He never married and was a carefree spirit who wanted to enjoy all life had to offer. He was a cook at Simpson’s Restaurant for over 20 years. Recently he made pizzas at Weasel’s on Monday nights. If you saw a man walking down Main street in tie dye, chances are it was Norm. He always wore tie dyed shirts (the unofficial dress in Simpson’s kitchen) and received a new one every birthday from his mother. Norm was very social and could be found at any of the bars around Main Street drinking a PBR, playing pool or doing the shake of the day. Norman enjoyed tying flies for fishing in the river behind his house. He played the drums, hunted and rode motorcycle. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting and taking pictures at sunset.

Here Are Expert Tips to Make the Best Aluminum Welds

Repairing aluminum presents challenges steel repairs don't. Key differences in aluminum repairs include preparation, heat and welding speed. Our welding consultant, Joel Ort of Hortonville, Wisconsin, offered the following tips while he fixed an aluminum stepladder. -- Clean aluminum with a stainless-steel brush. A steel brush contaminates the metal by...