At least 1 injured in Hwy. 13 crash

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office is on scene of a motor vehicle accident on State Highway 13 and Kington Road in the Town of Brighton. At least one person was injured, with rescue crews calling for a medical helicopter. Initial reports suggest a motorcycle and UTV were involved in...
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How to take your garden and yard back from the mosquitoes

Life comes with lots of little annoyances, few of them littler or more annoying than mosquitoes. Just about everyone who spends any time outdoors will be bothered by the bloodsucking party poopers at one point or another. Although it may seem difficult to avoid mosquitoes, there are several easy measures...
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Air traffic controller who worked on 9/11 to speak in Spencer

SPENCER – The year 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, yet that day is still fresh in the minds of so many Americans. Now, Marathon County residents can hear the recollections of a man who was in New York City on 9/11 during a special event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, 400 N. School St., Spencer.

Hope in the Park returns to Wausau

WAUSAU – Hope in the Park is back this summer, bigger than ever. This free community event, a thank you to the community for supporting 89Q Radio, will feature Christian artist Danny Gokey on Aug. 28 at Marathon Park, 1201 Stewart Ave. in Wausau. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. and will begin a variety of activities and entertainment, including children’s activities. Food vendors will open at noon. Gokey will perform at 5 p.m.

Wausau area births, Aug. 16

Wesley and Brittany Lodel announce the birth of their son Walker Elliot, born at 4:47 p.m. Aug. 11, 2022. Walker weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Christopher Haebig and Kasey Berna announce the birth of their son Kaiden James, born at 12:55 p.m. Aug. 11, 2022. Kaiden weighed 8 pounds. Dylan...

New Weston pet store prompts controversy, request for new ordinance

A new pet store in Weston is prompting some residents to call for a ban on selling dogs in a retail setting. Halo Puppies and Supplies, 4111 Schofield Ave., received a license in June from the Village Board of Trustees to begin July 1. But in late July, several Weston officials were contacted by a resident concerned about the sale of puppies in retail pet stores through brokers, commonly referred to as “puppy mills.”

DNR to host webinar for those new to hunting, fishing

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host the second of several educational hunting webinars on Aug. 31 for people who are new to hunting or curious about hunting, fishing and trapping. Each episode will feature guest speakers sharing their experiences getting started with hunting and include...

That’s fair! Lincoln County kicks off event Aug. 17

MERRILL – It’s time to get Moov’in on With Tradition! The Lincoln County Fair kicks off Aug. 17 in Merrill, celebrating 138 years of demolition derbies, tractor pulls, live music, entertainment, food and rides. For the first time ever, there will be a mud bog racing event...

Wausau seeks input on housing needs

Wausau officials will seek public input Wednesday to help gauge the metro area’s ongoing housing needs, as a lack of affordable housing continues to plague the region. A regional housing assessment is underway to use Census, real estate and other data to learn more about the needs in Wausau and surrounding communities. An online survey is open until Oct. 31 with results expected in December.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s log, Aug. 8-14

A high-speed chase, damage to property and drunken driving among incidents in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department log for Aug. 8 through Aug. 14. On Aug. 10, deputies were alerted by Lincoln County Highway workers of a motorcycle being operated northbound in the southbound lanes of travel on Highway 51 near the 211 mile marker in the town of Merrill. The motorcycle was located by a deputy at Highway C and a stop was attempted. The operator fled from the deputy at speeds near 120 mph. A pursuit ensued with the driver continuing to operate northbound in the southbound lanes. According to the deputy, he thought the motorcycle had suffered unknown damage as the bike started to shake badly and speeds were reduced. The deputy continued to chase the suspect until Highway D where the deputy terminated the chase for safety concerns. The deputy continued to follow the bike for some distance at normal speeds but ended up losing sight of the vehicle in Oneida County. Oneida County deputies assisted with the search for the bike but they were unable to locate it.

Merrill to celebrate community with free event

MERRILL — It’s time to round up your family and learn about community resources at Merrill’s Community Night Out. It’s free. The Merrill Fire and Police departments will host the 10th annual Community Night Out from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Bierman Building and Merrill Festival Grounds, 2001 E. Second St., Merrill.

D.C. Everest girls tennis drops season opener to Medford

WAUSAU – The D.C. Everest girls tennis team opened its 2022 season with a 4-3 loss to Medford at the Wausau West Invitational on Monday. Nina Allen (No. 1 singles), Madison Sazama (No. 3 singles), and the No. 1 doubles team of Nya Harrington and Lola Harrington won matches for D.C. Everest.

Urías, Dodgers blank Brewers 4-0, continue 2nd-half surge

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Julio Urías continued his career-long pattern of shutting down lineups after the All-Star break. The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers hope he can stay hot all the way through the postseason. Freddie Freeman and Gavin Lux homered to back Urías’ five solid innings, and the...

Wausau East/West girls golf places fifth at Tomah Tune-Up

TOMAH – The Wausau East/West girls golf team took fifth place at the 13-team Tomah Tune-Up on Monday at Hiawatha Golf Course. Wausau finished with a team score of 380 to take fifth behind Prescott (330), Tomah (340), and Reedsburg and Holmen (370). Talia Schlindwein had an 82 to...