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Action committee forming for Phillips Elementary

A call for Phillips School District employees to get involved in the planning process for the future of the elementary building was made during a brief meeting Feb. 14. The meeting was led by education specialist Megan Prestebak of Miron Construction and architect Brad Simonson of HSR Construction,


Oneida Co. students snowmobile to school

Minocqua (WAOW) — Who needs to drive to school, when you can ride. The Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce posted a photo to its Facebook Wednesday showing students snowmobiling to school.


Phillips-Medisize Builds Hudson, Wisconsin, Manufacturing Center

Phillips-Medisize, a Molex company, started construction of a new state of the art manufacturing facility located in the St. Croix Meadows development in Hudson, Wisconsin. The company is an end-to-end provider of innovation, development and manufacturing solutions to the pharmaceutical, diagnostics


Frankie Mac Puts Wisconsin (Including GB) on Notice, Once Again

The Weather Channel is calling it Winter Storm Quiana, and if it shifts ever so slightly to the east, Green Bay could get smoked. Order your pizzas and order your Chinese food. Buy cases of Pepsi...buy cases of Coke. Do your grocery shopping...right now! And for the love of God, charge all of your d

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Gov. Evers: Wisconsin will join lawsuit challenging border declaration if it ‘makes a difference’

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers says Wisconsin will join a multistate lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall if doing so “makes a difference.” The Democratic Evers told reporters Wednesday that he was discussing Wisconsin’s potential involve


Marathon Girls Varsity team coaching change

PHILLIPS, Wis. (WSAW)-- A different coach is leading the Marathon girls varsity basketball team. It used to be Jeff Schneider, but superintendent Richard Parks confirmed that Schneider has been removed from his duties because of personnel issues. Parks did not explain what those issues were.


IN DEPTH: Wisconsin considers marijuana law changes

In November, two cities and 16 counties in Wisconsin held advisory referendums for legalizing marijuana. Although non-binding, the results show the majority of Wisconsin voters supported legalizing marijuana in some form.


Phillips mock trial team headed to state

The Marathon County courtroom filled with people Feb. 9 for the case of State v. Kelsey Grammar, where a high school operations manager Kelsey Grammar would face criminal prosecution for a first degree charge of reckless homicide, after fatally shooting an unarmed student Grammar perceived to be a t


What is Wisconsin's Wackiest Word?

(WFRV) - What is Wisconsin's wackiest word?. You have the chance to vote thanks to current Communication students at UW-Green Bay as part of their annual Comm Week. Cast your vote here. The winner will be announced at tommorow's Comm Week banquet.


Ewen man receives more jail time for drug charges in Wisconsin

IRON COUNTY, WI (WLUC) - A man already serving time in prison for an Ironwood drug bust was sentenced again last week, but this time in Iron County, Wisconsin. Jakob Applekamp pleaded no contest to one count of possess with intent –THC less than or equal to 200 grams. Since March 2018, Applekamp has


Flambeau Hospice Chili Golf Open raises money for patient care

The 19th annual Flambeau Hospice Chili Golf Open was held on Feb. 2 at Harbor View Pub and Eatery in Phillips. The event is the primary fundraiser for Flambeau Home Health and Hospice in Phillips.


Ripsaw Saloon opens doors in Prentice

There's a new business in town, and folks that walk through the doors of Prentice's Ripsaw Saloon will be greeted by the friendly face of new owner Melissa Aird, formerly of Wausau.


Treacherous roads again for morning commute, many Wisconsin schools closed

The wicked winter of 2019 just doesn't want to quit. An early morning snowstorm dumped just enough snow on south-central Wisconsin to make roads and highways treacherous, forcing dozens of schools to close once again for the safety of students.


Woodbury dentist allegedly sets fire to Wisconsin boathouse, leaves trail of bootprints

About two-and-a-half weeks ago, Wallace Cudd of rural New Richmond, Wisconsin was awakened in the wee hours of the morning by his wife, who informed him his boathouse was on fire.


Here Are Wisconsin's Most Prolific Robocallers

MILWAUKEE, WI -- Robocalls are annoying. There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up, and hearing a robotic voice on the other end try to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. And with tax season coming up, you can expect even more.


County mental health, AODA treatment in transition

Price County's recently approved reorganization of units in its Health and Human Services Department stands as one local response being mounted to growing AODA and mental health issues in Northwoods communities.


Slippery stretches reported across southern Wisconsin roads

MADISON (WKOW) – Wisconsin 511 reports slippery stretches and snow-covered roads on most main routes. Make sure to allow extra time and space on the roads. Freezing drizzle is mixing in with the light snow and is causing a light glaze on untreated surfaces.


Girls Regional Hoops Roundup --- Tuesday, Feb. 19

• At South Shore 67, Butternut 21 — The No. 3 seed Cardinals ran past the No. 14 seed Midgets in a WIAA Division 5 first-round regional matchup Tuesday. South Shore (19-4) controlled most of the game and went into halftime leading 37-11. The hosts outscored Butternut (3-17) once again in the second


Snowmy Kromer returns to the Northwoods

MINOCQUA, Wis. (WSAW)-- In the Northwoods, a longstanding tradition returns. Snowmy Kromer the snowman is back once again. "He is an icon of winter tourism, for sure, in the Northwoods," said Krystal Westphal, executive director of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce.


Health Alliance hosting annual daffodil sales event

The Health Alliance of Price County will be holding its sixth annual "Blossoms of Spring" event, offering daffodils for sale. The money raised will be donated to local organizations serving Price County residents, and will also fund local health and educational activities. After last year's event, t