Curtiss, WI

Two involved in Wood County crash

WOOD COUNTY – A Marshfield woman was injured when she failed to yield for an oncoming truck. The crash occurred on June 29 at 8:02 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 173 and GG in the township of Port Edwards. According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, an SUV...
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Road name plan honors JoAnn Simek

JoAnn Simek did a lot for this community while she was here, now to honor her, the city would like to name the road on the end of Pep’s Drive “JoAnn’s Way.”. “I brought up the use of JoAnn’s name because she sat in this chair, on the city council for a number of years and never wanted any recognition for it. So I figured we could take this opportunity to pay homage to JoAnn,” said alderman Christine Weix at Monday’s city Medford city council committee of the whole meeting.
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Neillsville City Council Continues Discussion on Combustible Material Ordinance

The Neillsville City Council discussed the combustible material ordinance. City Attorney Bonnie Wachsmuth presented the combustible material ordinance State Statute (Chapter168) and Wisconsin Administrative Code (ATCP 93) comparison as requested. Wachsmuth stated they don’t break down their codes by zoning types (residential, commercial, etc.), they regulate more by type (use,...

Neillsville Patrol Officers Recently Trained With Ballistic Shields by Clark County Sheriff Patrol Captain

Neillsville Patrol Officers were recently trained by a Clark County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Captain with their ballistic shields. At one time, ballistic shields were reserved for SWAT and other specialty teams. But now, they recognize the need to make ballistic shields readily available for patrol officers. When ballistic shields are accessible, they can be quickly deployed and regularly utilized.

Loyal School Board Hears Update on District's Financial Situation

The Loyal School Board heard a presentation about the current financial status of the district. Deb Brunett from Baird Financial reviewed the Loyal Financial Model and talked to the Board about the current financial status of the district and about an operational referendum. The 2022-23 school year will be the...

Man transporting fentanyl to Wisconsin pleads guilty in federal court

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A man transporting fentanyl from Arizona to Wisconsin recently pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Amarillo Division to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl,” after he was arrested in Stratford in January. According to previous reports by, Michael Robert Mims was arrested […]

Longtime Ag teacher and Spencer FFA advisor dies at age 56

SPENCER, Wis. (WSAW) - Longtime agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor at Spencer High School has died following a battle with cancer. According to Wisconsin Ag Connection, Mark Zimmerman had worked at the district for 33 years. Zimmerman was recently inducted into the Wisconsin FFA Hall of Fame. Mark served...

Stratford business will move

Dairyland Labs will find new home in village’s old antique shop. Dairyland Laboratories, having sold the soil testing part of its business, will move from the Stratford Business/ Industrial Park to the former antique shop in downtown Stratford where it will continue providing forage testing services for area farmers.

School board looks at health insurance options

High usage rates will impact the Medford School District’s chances when shopping for health insurance this year. This may result in changes for staff in cost and plan changes as school board members seek to find cost saving options. Cory Tothe-LaPointe a senior benefit consultant with Spectrum Benefit Solutions,...

Family of Neillsville Man Killed in Confrontation With Law Enforcement Sues Several Agencies Involved

The family of a Neillsville man that was shot and killed by law enforcement officers back in 2019 is suing several agencies. According to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Eau Claire Sheriff’s Office, had been investigating an officer involved death that took place just before noon on Saturday, March 2nd of 2019 on Kempten Road between Augusta and Fairchild.

Thorp School District Highlights Items From FFA Program

The Thorp School District highlighted some items from their FFA Program. Rachel Boehlke participated in the State FFA Band. Blake Ciolkosz showed Mr. Schraufnagel how the milk taxi worked as he prepared to feed calves in his SAE for FFA. Anna Ciolkosz and Mr. Schraufnagel toured the Slider Potato chips facility in Madison.

Family of Neillsville man killed in 2019 officer-involved shooting files lawsuit

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - The family of a Neillsville man shot and killed by law enforcement in 2019 is suing. A lawsuit seeking unspecified damages was filed in Eau Claire County Circuit Court on June 24 by family members of Tyler Meier, who was shot and killed in March of 2019, against Eau Claire County, the City of Augusta, and members of the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department and Augusta Police Department.

Anti-semitic pamphlets found in Marshfield

MARSHFIELD, WI (WSAU-WAOW) – Anti-Semitic pamphlets were left near some Marshfield homes Sunday night and Monday morning near Connor Park. The pamphlets are said to include anti-Semitic text and imagery, and police say they were spread across a five-block radius. It’s currently believed the incident is isolated, and police...