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Marathon County to create drug court to combat opioid crisis

WAUSAU - There will be a new drug court in Marathon County. It's part of a larger effort to combat the opioid epidemic. The program is part of the 2018 budget passed Thursday by the Marathon County Board that declares a financial crisis as opioids continue to grip the county and its resources. The

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-17 21:38:35

Governor Walker declares Nov. 20 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin

Snowplow drivers provide a vital public service that supports public safety and mobility Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Monday, Nov. 20, as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin. The Governor's proclamation notes that Wisconsin's approximately 2,000 municipal snowplow drivers provide a


Local artists like Kathleen Rulka raise money for scholarships for women at P.E.O. Boutique

MARSHFIELD - Kathleen Rulka didn't see herself as a creative person. But clay changed that. Rulka has her own studio now and is retired from her job as a Grief and End of Life counselor. "Twenty-seven years ago on a retreat," said Rulka, when asked how she got started with pottery. "It was a silent


Merrill Historical Society, Inc. announces annual Holiday Musicale

The Annual Holiday Musicale will be presented on Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Merrill History & Culture Center, 100 E. Third St. Performances will be given by Jim Bjorklund, the Vocal Jayz, Choir Director Josh Olson with Tom Krembs on the organ. A sing-along will follow the performances and light refres


Tomahawk shooting death remains under investigation; suspect in custody.

Officers of the Tomahawk Police Department along with assistance from other local and state agencies continue to investigate a homicide which occurred Thursday evening in the City of Tomahawk. According to a press release issued by the department earlier this afternoon, on the evening of November 16


Streetwise: Roundup of this week's Marshfield business news

The Silver Dome Ballroom just a handful of miles west of Neillsville has hosted many famous musical acts from Johnny Cash to Neil Young. Wochit MARSHFIELD - With the holiday season growing closer and closer local businesses are getting into the holiday spirit as well with customer appreciations, Sa


Hays Police warn of ATM skimmers

The Hays Police Department has taken three reports of people's credit card information possibly being taken by a skimmer. Skimmers are sometimes placed inside a gas pump or ATM slot where debit or credit cards are read. The skimmers could be hard to see. The devices collect the information off the c

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-18 19:18:40

City to vote on whether to continue union negotiations

The Hays City Commission is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to opt out of the Public Employer-Employee Relations Act, a move that would effectively end the city's negotiations with its three employee labor unions. The discussion was requested by Commissioner Lance Jones, who said he favors optin

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-19 06:01:00

Cupcake franchise serves up sweet new business

A large chalkboard menu adorning the pale pink walls of Hays' newest business offers a simple suggestion: "Maybe a cupcake will help." Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery, 4320 North Vine, Ste. 20, opened in Tebo Village on Friday morning. Customers were trickling in even before the doors opened at 10

HAYS DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-18 19:05:51

Historic home getting new look

A well-known historic home at the corner of 13th and Fort has seen a flurry of activity, as a local couple works to breathe new life into the old Victorian home, which dates back to 1909. Larissa Parker purchased the home in 2015 and has been working with her boyfriend, Kris Munsch, to make their vi


Portion of Elm Street closed Friday

Elm Street from 17th Street to Mission Mount will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday while Midwest Energy crews replace several poles and string new wires in the area. The closure is one of several in recent days, as crews take advantage of good weather to perform needed system upgrades in centr


Emergency crews respond to crash in Butler County

State police in Butler confirmed emergency crews are on the scene of an accident along Route 422 eastbound at the exit ramp to Mitchell Hill Road. The exit has been closed and detours have been posted, according to authorities. There is currently no word on injuries or the number of cars involved.

WPXI - 2017-11-19 11:57:00

Businessmen on City Council could boost Butler

Mayor-elect Ben Smith celebrates his victory on election night. Economic organizations in Butler believe that having business-oriented people leading city government could help the city prosper. On Nov. 7 voters elected Ben Smith, co-owner of Reclamation Brewery, as mayor, Jeff Smith, who runs su

BUTLER EAGLE - 2017-11-18 08:00:00

Butler man accused of urinating on toys on store shelf

A Butler County man is accused of urinating on toys and other items in a store. Police said David Pacoe, 74, was captured on surveillance video urinating on a shelf inside Playthings, Etc. in Butler on Nov. 2. Investigators interviewed Pacoe the following day and said he admitted to the act. Paco


Tourism bureau rewards good service

Finalists in the Butler County Service Excellence Awards on Thursday, from left, Beka Souzer - Natili North, Esther Cochran - Red Lobster and Kenneth Ferguson - Saxonburg VFC. CRANBERRY TWP - Esther Cochran, a Red Lobster waitress, won this year's grand prize in the Butler County Service Excellenc

BUTLER EAGLE - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

Plan developed to widen Route 228 near schools

ADAMS TWP - Reverse jug handles, roundabouts, parallel access roads and a new traffic signal are all included in the plans for a 2-mile stretch of the Route 228 widening project near the Mars schools. A steady stream of curious or concerned citizens on Thursday evening cycled through the state Depa

BUTLER EAGLE - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

MONDAY AT 11: How to keep your holiday packages from being stolen

With holidays approaching, more packages are being ordered and delivered to homes across the country and in Western Pennsylvania. But with each delivery comes the risk of theft if that package is left outside your door. "This time of year, thefts trend upward," said Sergeant Chuck Mascellino with th

WPXI - 2017-11-18 21:15:17

Police: Man overdoses with toddler in car

A city man faces charges of overdosing on drugs with a toddler in the car. Mark A. Staph, 36, of Harrison Street, was charged Wednesday in District Judge Melissa Amodie's court with endangering the welfare of children and driving under the influence of a controlled substance in connection with a Feb

NEW CASTLE NEWS - 2017-11-18 08:15:00

2017 shapes up as big bear season

Old people tend to say things like, "Back in the day ..." I guess I'm old because I say that a lot to my kids; and I'm only 54. I remember back in the day when there wasn't an open season for bear (1977, 1978). Then there was a one-day season and then a three-day season. And you couldn't always get


'The Freez' heats up with opening

SCOTLAND NECK - Longtime community favorite restaurant The Freez has reopened under new management after months of being closed. The new owner is Deborah Williams of Hobgood, and she has chosen not to change The Freez's classic menu, which consists of fried chicken, burgers, hot dogs and more. Willi

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-19 11:30:00