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Monster trucks are coming back to CWSF

MARSHFIELD – Monster trucks are coming back to the Central Wisconsin State Fair (CWSF) in Marshfield. Executive Director Dale Christiansen announced March 19 that the 2018 show will be back again this year—the All-Star Monster Truck Show.


Research dairy honored for milk

STRATFORD, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield Agricultural Research Station dairy farm was recently awarded the highest level of achievement for quality milk production, by the National Dairy Quality Awards program. This is the second time the farm has been the recipient of the National D


Sheriff's Department investigating man's death in Port Edwards

PORT EDWARD, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Wood County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of 32-year-old man. According to a news release, first responded were requested to responded to the report of a non-responsive man around 7:30 p.m. Monday at home on Chak Ha Chee Lane in Port Edwards.


Wood County Board to Hold October Meeting in Evening in Attempt to Encourage Public Attendance

The Wood County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to hold their October meeting in the evening as a trial to see if they can get more public participation. Currently, the Wood County Board holds their meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 AM at the Wood County Courthouse in Wisconsin


'Cowboy vigilante': Gleason man accused of attacking snowplow driver with baseball bat after mailbox knocked over

GLEASON - A snowplow driver in Lincoln Co. couldn't believe what he was seeing last month. The Town of Russell driver, Jesse Mattson, said he had just knocked over a mailbox by accident while plowing snow on a gravel road near Gleason.


1 killed, 1 critically injured in Black River Falls crash

One person was killed and another critically injured in a single-vehicle rollover Friday in Black River Falls. The vehicle was eastbound on Hwy. 54 at 9 p.m. Friday when it crossed the median and left the roadway, according to the Black River Falls Police Department. One of the occupants of the vehi


Leadership Marshfield Group Project: Community Reforestation

Throughout the next couple of weeks, OnFocus will take a deeper look at some of this year’s Leadership Marshfield projects. Background: The purpose and objective of Leadership Marshfield is to identify current and potential leaders in the community and provide a training program that will enhance th


Marshfield School District makes additional schedule changes

MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield School District has made further adjustments to the 2018-19 school year schedule, due to the Feb. 25 school closure. Beginning April 15, and running through June 7, all schools will extend their instructional day by 10 minutes.


Three sent to hospital after rollover on Highway 47

RHINELANDER - Three people went to the hospital after a car rolled over into a ditch near Rhinelander Tuesday night. The crash happened just north of the Flyin Finn on Highway 47.


Recollections: The winter that almost wasn’t

In early January, I wrote about gorgeous walks in Marshfield’s Wildwood Park. Yes, we had some light snowfalls. But it was still mild with highs in the 30s and 40s for days at a time. Before that column could be published, though, it became day-old bread as the winter of 2019 began to roar.


All Shopko Stores to Close

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) On January 16, 2019, Shopko, a leading operator of general merchandise stores throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions of the U.S., announced that it, along with its subsidiaries, had filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuri


Prep Track and Field: Lake Holcombe/Cornell's Lebal, Lechleitner score wins at McDonell Indoor Invitational

EAU CLAIRE — Lake Holcombe/Cornell's Orianna Lebal and Brooke Lechleitner earned victories on Tuesday at the McDonell Indoor Invitational hosted by the Macks at McPhee Center.


City Could Exceed Snow and Ice Control Budget

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) About half the budget for snow and ice control has been spent, thanks in part to February’s heavy snowfall. The budget for 2019 was $927,541 plus a portion of the parking facilities budget of $79,150, for a total of $1,006,691. Through February, nearly half of the snow and i


Fatal roll-over crash in Black River Falls

BLACK RIVER FALLS, (WEAU) -- One person is dead after a roll-over crash in Black River Falls. Friday night around 9pm, the Black River Falls Police Department responded to a single roll-over crash on Highway 54 near Andrews Road. A vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 54 crossed the media and cont


La Crosse area restaurant inspections: 193 violations at 64 establishments in February

Public health officials found an average of 2½ code violations during inspections of 64 Coulee Region restaurants in February. There were a total of 193 violations reported at 64 establishments in La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon counties, according to records provided by state and county h


MHS to host 19th annual Children’s Festival

MARSHFIELD – The 19th annual Marshfield Children’s Festival will target the imaginations of children with the theme “When I Grow Up, I Want to Be A…..” The Children’s Festival takes place April 13, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at Marshfield High School (MHS). Children can dress to reflect their career cho


Marshfield Insurance: Sewer Backup a Common Claim for Homeowners

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) With record snowfalls in the area this February, Marshfield Insurance Agency encourages homeowners to review their insurance policies to make sure they have water/sewer backup coverage before all the snow melts and results in potential property damage.


Hello My Name Is: Bryce Fuerlinger

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) -- Bryce Fuerlinger. "Basketball is my favorite, just because of the team aspect and there's a lot of good guys that I play with." "I'd say my favorite athlete is Kevin Durant. He doesn't let society effect his decisions. I think that's pretty cool."


Marieke Gouda continues its winning ways

GREEN BAY — Marieke Penterman’s fancy footwork took center stage at the United States Championship Cheese Contest. Penterman flashed a smile, held her arms overhead and danced near the podium as her Thorp-based business, Marieke Gouda, clinched first- and second-runners up honors at the national cha


Zimmerman to serve life in prison

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- A Clark County man who killed his fiancee and another man in 2018 was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole as part of his plea deal. Tyler Zimmerman pled guilty back in November to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in exchange for having four other fel

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