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26 Mar News

Cantastic Event Brings in ~5,000 Cans for Rhinelander Food Pantry

Earlier this month, nine groups or organizations brought people on a unique tour of world landmarks, replications all built from non-perishable food items. March once again brought teams together for the Rhinelander Food Pantry’s Cantastic event. This year’s theme was historic buildings and the structures ranged from the Twin Towers to the Lincoln Memorial. In ...

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26 Mar News

Wausau Elementary Student Grows 30 Pound Cabbage to Win Scholarship

A Wausau girl has cashed in on a cabbage the size of a small child. Riley Olbrantz was named as the winner of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program yesterday. Her cabbage, planted last April grew to an impressive 28.6 pounds. The contest is part of a program that seeks to create an interest ...

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26 Mar News

Weston Man Accused of Scalding Child

A child in Weston was hospitalized with burns to his face, a man accused of being responsible will be in court today. Last week the 16 month old was brought to a Wausau area hospital with burns on his face. The child eventually transferred to the UW-Madison. Officials determined that the burns were ‘consistent with ...

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26 Mar News

Avoid Cutting Oak Trees in Spring/Summer to Prevent Oak Wilt

DNR officials are recommending anyone with plans to prune their oak trees, to due so in the next week or so. The suggestions from state forestry officials are in an effort to prevent the spread of oak wilt, a fatal fungal disease. More than 3/4 of the state’s counties have had a positive test for ...

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25 Mar News

Spring Snow Blankets Northwoods

Perhaps mother nature is a week early on her April Fool’s joke, bring an early spring snow storm to the northwoods. People across the northwoods woke up to a blanket of freshly fallen snow in the last full week of March. Despite being spring, much of the area remains under a winter weather advisory until ...

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25 Mar News

Wausau Teen Sentenced in Fatal Crash

  A Wausau girl received her sentence in juvenile court from a fatal crash last summer. The seventeen year old was found delinquent of two counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle in juvenile court. She also faced several misdemeanors in adult court. The 17 year old girl, whose name wasn’t released, was ...

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25 Mar News

Marshfield puts Driver Cell Phone Ban on Hold

One of the first Wisconsin communities to prohibit the use of cell phones while driving has put that rule on hold. Last night the Marshfield City Council voted to temporarily suspend the city’s ordinance that prohibits the use of cell phones while operating a vehicle. Some had questioned the validity of the ordinance, although city ...

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25 Mar News

Work Zone Safety Week

Before long area roadways will be filled with familiar orange barrels, but groups this week are reminding drivers to use caution around road construction crews. This week several groups are teaming together for National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. This year’s theme is to ‘Expect the Unexpected.’ Data shows that around 600 people are killed ...

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24 Mar News

Rhinelander Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison

A Rhinelander woman will spend seven and a half years in federal prison for possessing a fire arm as felon. Back in January, twenty nine year old Bonnie Wolff pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. Those charges were the result of a law enforcement sting where Wolff sold a ...

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24 Mar News

Former Newman Teacher Reaches Plea in Child Pornography Case

  A former Wausau teacher has reached a plea deal in a child pornography case. 52 year old Michael Switalski was in Marathon County Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to 10 counts of possession of child pornography. 22 additional charges were dismissed as part of the deal. Switalski was arrested just over a year ...

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