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Utility emergency closes State 49

Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Scandinavia Fire Department received a call about a break in a gas service line. “A construction crew way laying asphalt and during their operations a gas service was disrupted and we had a gas leak on Main Street,” said Scandinavia Fire Chief Bryan Fuhs.
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Remember when every town had a grocer like Pierce's IGA?

To plainly admit, going into any modern grocery seems less as a grocery than a consumer museum. The current expanse of food choice is an amazement against what was the previous generation’s experience of “the grocery.” Pierce’s corner IGA of Plover comes to mind, and like small groceries in every town and village – Bancroft, Auburndale, Junction City, Alban, Nelsonville, Arnott. To remember when every town had a grocery.
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Rally for Iola set for Sept. 17

Registration is now open for the third annual Rally for Iola, which is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Iola Car Show grounds in Iola. “The Rally for Iola was born in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Iola Car Show during the pandemic,” said Ali Johnson, the show’s marketing specialist. “We wanted to give people an avenue to celebrate the automotive hobby in a safe way and the Rally did just that.”

More Delays for Wausau Drinking Water Treatment Plant

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — Another setback has delayed the start date for Wausau’s new drinking water treatment plant. According to a statement from Public Works Director Eric Lindman, this time it’s a quality control issue. Around 350 primed and coated ductile iron fittings had their factory-applied coatings fail and fall off.

Heckey moves to new location

One stop shop for pets, computers, vacuums in Waupaca. Richard “Heckey” Heckenlaible had to move out of the pet store and computer/vacuum repair shop he rented on 219 N. Main St. The building was sold and the new owner had other plans. He found a new location at...

UWSP to stage theater, dance performances for 2022-23

From murder mysteries and lively musicals to dramatic stories and original dance, the 2022-23 Department of Theatre and Dance season will take audiences on a journey at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. “This season has the theme, ‘What Lies Beneath,’ as it is specially crafted to take the audience on...

Tickets for The Prince Experience go on sale Friday at the Grand Theater

WAUSAU, Wis. -- Tickets will go on sale Friday for The Prince Experience at the Grand Theater in Wausau. The show brings to life the Purple Rain Era of Prince, complete with the costumes, props, and a Morris Day. The Prince Experience transports you back in time and gets you ready to party like it’s 1999.

Trapped turkey crashes into ceiling, smashes window, causes chaos

Bodycam footage shared by police in Wisconsin shows a turkey causing chaos after breaking into an apartment.Officers from Wausau Police Department were called to catch the bird, but were given the run around when they entered the building.A number of attempts to catch it with a large net failed and the spooked turkey even smashes a window as it tries to escape.Eventually, one officer is able to throw the net over the bird, before releasing it back outside.Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More Dont Pay UK: What is it and what do they do?Ukraine: First grain shipment since Russia's invasion reaches TurkeyShip carrying Ukrainian grain leaves Odesa port for first time since Russia invasion

Sheriff’s office seizes nearly two dozens animals from Hull home

Marathon County Sheriff’s deputies Monday seized nearly two dozen animals from a home in the town of Hull. Deputies received complaints about the residence, on Chokecherry Road in the town of Hull in western Marathon County. Deputies and animal control officers pulled 22 dogs and one cat from the residence after discovering probable cause that they were neglected and that the dogs were exhibiting potentially dangerous behavior, according to Sheriff’s Office officials.

Stevens Point voters approve road project referendum by 31 votes

STEVENS POINT – By a razor-thin margin, city voters on Tuesday approved a referendum that will fundamentally change how the city conducts road projects. By 31 votes – with 2,757 casting a ballot in favor of the referendum and 2,726 opposed – city residents approved the creation of an ordinance that requires the city to put all road projects that will cost the city more than $1 million to a public vote. The referendum's victory represents a key moment...
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Annie’s Campground Manager Files for Restraining Order Against Owner

SHAWANO, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) – The court-appointed manager operating Annie’s Campground has asked a judge to prohibit Ann Retzlaff from going to the Gresham facility or interfering in its operations. Retzlaff, who was recently released on bail, has not formally replied to the motion for a temporary restraining order....

Road project referendum passes by 31 votes in Stevens Point

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - A referendum to change the way the city of Stevens Point handles road projects passed Tuesday by a narrow margin. Shall the City of Stevens Point adopt the following ordinance: Prior to the start of any physical construction of any municipally financed (in whole or in part) public roadway or transportation project requiring a city capital expenditure of $1,000,000.00 or more, the common council shall submit to the electorate a binding referendum for approval of the project. Failure of the binding referendum shall preclude the city from proceeding with the project. The wording of any referendum shall provide the specific purpose, location, and cost of the project. Nothing in this provision shall be construed to preclude the city from exercising its role in the planning or design of such publicly financed projects.

WATCH: Wisconsin Police Capture Wild Turkey After Breaking Into A Second-Story Apartment

A wild incident happened in a Wisconsin apartment after authorities were called to subdue a wild turkey breaking into a second-story apartment. Some are calling this at-home break-in "fowl" play. This isn't the first time police in Wisconsin were called to subdue a wild turkey. Earlier this year, a wild turkey decided to take his chances to cross the busy I-94 as cars had to slow down and eventually come to a stop during rush hour. That took officers about 30 minutes to remove the bird.

Wausau Woman Accused of Providing False Information to Help Facilitate Gun Purchase

(Mike Leischner, WSAU) A Wausau woman is accused of providing false information to help facilitate a gun purchase. 31 year old Ashley Zastrow is said to have provided her information for the purchase to allow someone else to complete the transaction, a highly illegal method known as a straw purchase. She was arrested in Marshfield last week and indicted in federal court in Madison on Tuesday.