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Rell crowned 2017 MHS Homecoming Queen

During Friday afternoon's pep assembly and related festivities, MHS Senior Rachel Rell was crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen as a result of voting from her peers. Rachel Rell Today's Homecoming activities kicked off this morning with the Bluejay varsity football team, cheerleaders and band members visit

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

ReadyLincoln.org goes live in observance of National Preparedness Month

Lincoln County Emergency Management and the Lincoln County Health Department are pleased to announce the completion of ReadyLincoln; an emergency preparedness website for Lincoln County residents. This website has been in the works for over a year and was made possible by grants received from Wiscon

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Changes going into effect for deer and turkey tagging plus goose harvest registration

The 2017-2019 biennial budget recently signed by Gov. Scott Walker includes changes in deer and turkey tagging that are going into effect immediately. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is currently implementing changes involving the use of deer and turkey carcass tags and hopes to clarif

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Pine River Fire Department puts on 13th pig roast Saturday

The Pine River Fire Department will hold its 13th annual pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the fire station on Range Line Road. The event features food served from 1-7 p.m., live music from 1-11 p.m., fire and EMS demonstrations, fireworks at dusk and raffles throughout the day. The dra

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

MFD has new high-tech tool for extinguisher training

On Monday, the Merrill Fire Department unveiled a new high-tech fire extinguisher training device. This high-tech digital training device recently obtained by the MFD allows users to hone their fire extinguisher technique without an actual fire. The training device was purchased thanks to the genero

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

T.B. Scott Library to offer Family Fun Nights this Fall

Now there is another option for library lovers: a once monthly Family Fun Night is being planned. This programming is being offered to give families with working parents an opportunity to attend library programs after the work day. There will be a variety of program offerings including music, magic

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

5210 is coming to a doctor's office near you

September is Fruit and Vegetable Month and the Lincoln County Nutrition Coalition would like to spread the word! During the month of September, family practice clinics around Lincoln County will have 5210 displays that show ways to increase the number of fruits and vegetables you eat each day. 5210

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Park City Gardens 'Garden of the Month'

Park City Gardens October Garden of the Moth award was presented to Marge and Randy Schultz, 500 S. Foster St. Marge and Randy have been gardening together for almost 30 years. In addition to maintaining their immaculate personal gardens, they are volunteers with Park City Gardens at Normal Park and

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Milwaukee boy who died trying to save cousin from house fire posthumously honored for heroism

A 10-year-old Milwaukee boy who died trying to save his little cousin from a house fire intentionally set by his stepfather will be posthumously honored by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, the organization announced this week. Kevin Little is one of 18 people who will be honored for extraordinary

WAOW - 2017-09-22 16:05:00

University of Wisconsin expands free-tuition program for first-generation students

Buy NowMICHELLE STOCKER - Capital Times After transferring from the two-year UW-Baraboo/Sauk County campus, where tuition and other expenses were low enough that jobs on and off campus covered his bills, Luke Moat had accepted that he'd need to take out loans to attend the more expensive UW-Madison

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 19:30:00

Maple syrup, BBQ, smoothies and more in central Wisconsin business roundup

WAUSAU - Wausau's downtown has a new spot for tasty drinks. Ignite Nutrition, a smoothie bar and fitness club located at 515 Third Street, opened for the first full day on Monday. Owner Kayla Ermeling, 23, graduated from Wausau West High School in 2012. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Green

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 18:31:20

New proposal for sexually violent persons after Walker veto

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) --- Republican Senator Patrick Testin of Stevens Point announced new legislation Friday morning, proposing that the relocation of sexually violent persons remains to the county where they committed the crime. This follows a very similar budget proposal made by Democratic Represen

WSAW - 2017-09-23 05:34:00

Local veterans receive free dental care

The Quirt Family Dentistry gave back to local veterans on Friday by providing free checks up. On a first come first serve basis dentist provided teeth cleanings, fillings, and even extractions to area veterans. Dr. Tammy Bailey, a dentist at Quirt Dentistry said they enjoy doing this because it's a

WAOW - 2017-09-23 02:48:00

'I look at a picture of Krista everyday;' Plover Police Chief reflects on 6 months of Krista Sypher investigation

VILLAGE OF PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) --- It's been six months, and the investigation continues into the disappearance of Plover native Krista Sypher. She was last seen March 13, but wasn't reported missing until a week later. Sypher's vehicle was found at her home, but her cell phone has not been seen sin

WSAW - 2017-09-23 01:06:00

Kitten in Wisconsin Rapids tests positive for rabies

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) -- According to the Wood County Health Department, a stray kitten found on the 2400 block of Ranger Road in Wisconsin Rapids has tested positive for rabies. The kitten was found Sept. 1. Anyone with information about a mother cat with a litter of kittens seen in this ar

WSAW - 2017-09-22 23:31:00

Wisconsin elections targeted by Russian hackers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Wisconsin's voter registration system was unsuccessfully targeted by Russian hackers. Wisconsin was one of 21 states notified Friday of the attempted hacking. Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Michael Haas says the attempted hack had no effect

WSAW - 2017-09-22 22:33:00

EMS crews warn heat exhaustion possible at Sunday's Packer game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW)-- Hats, coats and mittens are typically the attire at Lambeau, but that will be far from the case Sunday. Green Bay firefighters are urging fans to find ways to stay cool during Sunday's Packers-Bengals game It could set a record for the hottest game played at Lambeau Field. U

WSAW - 2017-09-22 19:02:00

Marathon Co. Diversity Affairs Commission weighs heavier penalties for violations motivated by discrimination

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Marathon County Diversity Affairs Commission is considering recommending the county government look into mechanisms available to enhance punishment of ordinance violations motivated by discrimination. That includes violations motivated by hatred based on race, color, relig

WSAW - 2017-09-22 18:18:00

Walmart offers free health screenings Sept. 23

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Walmart stores nationwide will offer free select health screenings Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The stores will offer free blood pressure, blood glucose and BMI screening. Along with free product samples and low-cost immunizations. Click here to learn more informa

WSAW - 2017-09-22 18:06:00

Lady Gaga on being famous: 'Not all it's cracked up to be'

Lady Gaga has written an emotional message to fans to mark of the release of her new Netflix documentary. In a note posted to Twitter on Thursday, Gaga writes that the film reveals "that fame is not all it's cracked up to be." She says fame is lonely, isolating and "very psychologically challenging

WSAW - 2017-09-22 17:36:00