Wausau-area man indicted on federal drug and gun crimes
A Wausau-area man is under federal indictment for alleged drug and gun crimes, according to a U.S. Dept. of Justice news release issued June 7. Jacob L Gould, of Weston, was indicted Wednesday on drug crimes involving fentanyl and on charges of possessing a firearm and ammunition after a felony conviction. Timothy M. O’Shea, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin made the announcement.
Wausau area births, June 8
Jerrad and Kayla Michiel announce the birth of their son Archer Jerrad, born at 9:51 p.m. June 2, 2023. Archer weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces. David and Morgan Knetter announce the birth of their daughter Lyla Ann Irene, born at 4:57 p.m. June 1, 2023. Lyla weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.
Several new retailers working to call the town of Rib Mountain home
RIB MOUNTAIN, Wis. (WSAW) - A business boom is happening right now in Rib Mountain, with Sportsman’s Warehouse the newest addition. It’s one more space that is now occupied, but the town is rolling out the red carpet for more businesses. Jared Grande is the community development director...
New shared revenue agreement and how it impacts people in Wausau
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Gov. Tony Evers announced that he, Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, and Speaker Robin Vos reached a tentative compromise regarding shared revenue on Thursday, but what does this shared revenue plan mean for people in Wausau?. “Now for K-Eight in the choice schools, it raises it to...
Vilas County Man Scheduled for Trial on Domestic Battery Charges
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — A man suspected of committing violent acts against women in the Northwoods will have a jury trial this fall for charges of battery. Frank Schuman will be tried from November 2nd-3rd for charges of substantial battery in a domestic abuse situation after he was arrested earlier this year following a manhunt.
Kronenwetter Farmers Market to open this weekend
KRONENWETTER – The Kronenwetter Farmers Market opens June 11 with vendors who feature vegetables, fresh fruits, lemonade, desserts, fresh-cut flowers, honey, eggs, lotions, soaps, salsas, clothing, egg rolls and more. Area musicians are set to perform throughout the summer. The market also offers the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program,...
Man of Honor Society to hold annual fundraiser
WAUSAU – The Man of Honor Society will hold its 19th annual fundraiser from June 9 through June 11 to support veterans, active duty military and their families. The free event will be held outdoors behind the Wausau Eagle’s Club, 1703 S. Third Ave., Wausau, with music, raffles, food and drinks. An Honor Ride, Veteran’s Ceremony and fireworks show are planned for June 10. More than 200 riders are expected to participate in the Honor Ride, which welcomes both motorcycles and vehicles.
Wausau-area garage sale map for June 8-10
This week’s garage sale map for Wausau-area yard sales is a service of Saint Vincent de Paul of Wausau. Submit your free listing for a future sale at this link. Have a garage sale planned? Add yours to a future map for FREE. Just fill out the form. Garage...
Abbotsford Man Appears in Court for Stabbing that Occurred at Marathon County Tavern
An Abbotsford man appeared in Marathon County Court on Tuesday for a stabbing that occurred at a Marathon County tavern. Back in January, authorities received a call of a stabbing outside Perla’s Place Bar and Grill in the Village of Unity. When authorities arrived, they found a man inside the tavern with blood on his face and the left side of his abdomen. The owner of the tavern said they had found the man like that outside.
Sportsmans Warehouse holds grand opening at new Rib Mountain location
A fair amount of sun and pleasant for Friday afternoon. Scattered showers & storms Saturday, perhaps locally some downpours. Breezy to end the weekend.
Business of the Week: State Park Speedway
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Wausau committee approves sale of troubled Bull Falls Brewery’s assets
The Wausau Economic Development Committee on Tuesday approved the auction sale of assets by the troubled Bull Falls Brewery in hopes the city will recoup some of its investment in the business, hundreds of thousands of dollars of which remains unpaid. The committee acted on a request from the brewery...
Wausau event venue proposal draws mixed response
Negotiations are continuing between city officials and developers proposing a concert venue near downtown Wausau, with an array of questions about the cost, location, timeline and viability of the venture. Sean Wright, the executive director of The Grand Theater, termed the project a “pipe dream.”. Members of the Wausau...
No one injured in Wausau apartment fire
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Crews responded to a fire at an apartment complex on the west side of Wausau Tuesday afternoon. The Wausau Fire Department was called to the Bantr apartment complex on the corner of 17th Ave and Elm St just after noon. The fire started in a unit...
Advocates push for Line 5 pipeline during stop in Wausau
Advocates for the Line 5 pipeline relocation project made a stop in Wausau Wednesday afternoon. Line 5 is a propane pipeline proposed to go through Ashland, Iron, and Bayfield counties. People with the Wisconsin Jobs and Energy Coalition brought an example of a pipe that would be used in the...
Area sporting events (June 9-11)
Schedule subject to change Today’s eventsNo events scheduled Saturday’s eventsLegion baseball Negaunee at Menominee (DH), 11 a.m. Appleton Legion at Marinette (DH), noon Sunday’s eventsLegion baseball Marinette at Wausau (DH), noon
Schools get creative to support students, asking for community help to fill gaps
(WSAW) - Helping provide students with resources to have an equal opportunity to succeed is nothing new for schools. However, in 2023 there are more needs, particularly mental health deficiencies, needing to be addressed than even a few years ago. “School often is a kid’s safe place,” Allie Libby, school...
Wausau skatepark plans nearly final
Design is nearly complete for Wausau’s new skateboard park with plans in the works for the space to be largely grant- and donation-funded. Wausau Parks Director Jamie Polley presented the plans for the updated park, which will be located at Oak Island at the same site of the current structure. At least one grant is already secured, with additional applications pending and an active campaign underway to solicit individual donations. Polley said her immediate goal is to secure enough funding to begin phase one.
Marathon County Sheriff’s Office Reports Increase in Accidental 911 Dials
WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — A recent update designed to make it easier to call for help with an Android smartphone may also make it easy to accidentally dial 911. The update triggers a 911 call by repeatedly pressing the side button, or power key, on the phone. Officers say this can happen either intentionally or accidentally, such as by someone hitting the button as they are playing a game on the phone.
Wausau committee takes first look at proposed Mill building for south riverfront
Wausau’s Parks and Recreation Committee this week had a detailed look at plans to reconstruct a former mill building for a three-season structure on the city’s south riverfront, creating permanent space for farmer’s markets and other events. The historic sawmill, formerly located at 102 Bridge St., was...
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