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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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Lack of rain has crops falling behind in central Wisconsin

ATHENS, Wis. (WSAW) - The recent rain may not be enough to keep crops growing. The erratic rain patterns have crops in some areas of central Wisconsin falling behind. June is usually one of the wettest months of the year, but this year, there is a lack of rain. “It...
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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...

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.

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.

Marshfield Police Department Investigating Potential Hate Crime

The Marshfield Police Department is investigating a potential hate crime. During the overnight hours of June 26th and 27th, several residents in the Marshfield area reported that antisemetic flyers had been left in their driveways. The Department stated on their Facebook page that If you received this type of pamphlet, please let them know by calling 715-387-4394 and filing a complaint.

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...

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,...

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.

Marathon City attempts sale of local park

Marathon City is negotiating the sale of Veterans Park to S.C. Swiderski, Mosinee, which plans to build 32 apartments in four, two story buildings on the site of the park’s current ballfield, according to administrator Andy Kurtz at last week Wednesday’s joint meeting of the village board and plan commission.

Marathon County case advances against Wisconsin Rapids man accused of ordering 'hit' on Marshfield man

WAUSAU – A Wisconsin Rapids man will continue to face charges after police say he confessed to paying $5,000 to order the murder of another man who stole drugs from him. Steven A. Crandall, 24, of Wisconsin Rapids, is charged with being a party to the crime of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the December 2020 death of Christopher Schauer of Marshfield. ...