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Gresham school announces free/reduced meal guidelines

Application forms are being sent to all homes with a notice to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk, households must fill out the application and return it to the school, unless notified at the start of the school year that children are eligible through direct

SHAWANO LEADER - 2018-08-18 03:33:00

Several area teams expecting deep postseason runs

While the team will be without the services of co-player of the year Averi Vomastic and Brandi Gueths, an honorable mention all-conference selection, it still returns plenty of talent.

SHAWANO LEADER - 2018-08-18 03:47:00

Sheriff's office searching for missing Rib Mountain man

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The Marathon County Sheriff's office is attempting to locate a 55-year-old man who walked away from his home in Rib Mountain.Ian Turner was last seen at his home at 7000 South Mountain Road just after 10 PM on Saturday. He is diabetic and has an insulin pump.Anyone with informat

WSAU.COM - 2018-08-19 14:00:00

Wausau Police rerouting traffic on Grand Ave. around vehicle

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -Traffic on Grand Avenue is slowed in Downtown Wausau near Plumer Street. Southbound lanes are being rerouted around a car.Our crews at the scene saw a bicycle under the front portion of that car. Newschannel 7 is awaiting word from police about what happened, or if anyone was in


Cornhole tournament raises money for Wausau girls hit by cars

"She wishes she could be here, but she can't," Tanya Whited said. "I mean, I let her know what's going on and stuff, and she started tearing up, and it's just awesome."

WAOW - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

President Donald Trump shouldn’t be focus of investigation

Given the fact that Trump and his campaign have been under lengthy investigation based on partisan speculation, and given the fact that the Democratic National Committee has eluded investigation along with Hillary Clinton being exonerated before any so-called investigation, suggests the question tha

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-19 13:32:00

Police: Missing 17-year-old Marshfield teen located

Atkins was last seen about 4 p.m. Thursday when he left home without his cellphone, wallet or "essential medication," according to a safety alert issued by the Marshfield Police Department. He was driving a gray 2006 Pontiac Vibe with the license plate of 339 XRJ.

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-18 22:58:00

Police: Video shows suspect in Wausau hit-and-run returning to scene

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -News 9 obtained video Friday that Wausau Police said shows the suspect in a near-deadly hit-and run returning to the scene of the crash the day it happened.Authorities said body camera footage captures Josie Romeroback in Julyas paramedics treat the victim just feet away.The vid


Sex crimes report in Wisconsin shows most victims are teens

The report says that the most common relationship to victims statewide and in central Wisconsin counties is someone that knows the victim, but isn't related. The category includes: "acquaintance, employee, employer, neighbor, roommate, and other domestic violence victim."

WSAW - 2018-08-18 09:49:00

Survey: Wausau residents want Trader Joe's, Red Lobster and more retail chains

And in a recent survey of readers by the Wausau Daily Herald, Red Lobster was still among the most requested chain restaurants and stores more desired by readers. But it wasn't the top choice. Readers requested new grocery stores, particularly the boutique grocer Trader Joe's and the employee-owned


Kronenwetter Police Looking for Missing Man

KRONENWETTER, WI (WSAU) -- Police are looking for a man missing from Kronenwetter who may be endangered.29-year-old David Strasburg was last seen on August 11th at 6:00 am at 885 Spring Road. He drives a silver 2007 Mazda CX7 with the Wisconsin license plate 386-ZNA.Anyone with information about Dav

WSAU.COM - 2018-08-17 23:16:00

Convicted sex offender released on signature bond, facing new charges

MERRILL, Wis (WSAW) --A Merrill man convicted of third-degree sexual assault of a child 1997, is now facing eight new charges of sexually assaulting four other young girls. On Tuesday, Lincoln County Jail released him on a $50,000 signature bond until his next court date in September.Mark Welch, 65,

WSAW - 2018-08-17 18:57:00

Brian Stezenski-Williams to leave Wausau Boys & Girls Club after 23 years

"I care deeply about the Boys & Girls Club, our staff and mission, and the young people I've watched grow into successful adults," Stezenski-Williams said in the release. He went on to say he feels this is the right time "for both myself and the organization ... to pass the torch and pursue new oppo


Police reports: Romero texting and driving when she hit Molly Viehweg in Wausau

WAUSAU - The driver accused of hitting a 22-year-old pedestrian and fleeing last month was texting on her phone at the time of the crash, then returned to watch as medics loaded the victim into an ambulance, according to newly released police reports.


Merrill Warrant of the Week

The Merrill Police Department holds arrest warrants issued 7/23/2018 for Anthony L.J. Boyd, DOB 10/11/1994, last known address 123 S. Lake St., Neenah. The city recovered judgments of $121.60 for disorderly conduct and $126.60 for resisting/obstructing an officer. The defendant is in default of paym


Festival in central WI criticized for flying Confederate flags

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) --Organizers of a festival in central Wisconsin that includes a Civil War re-enactment say they'll make changes in future events after it was criticized for flying Confederate flags at the gathering.A folk duo that performed at the LogJam Festival in Mosinee last weekend, Nickel &


Officials ask for public's help in search for missing 14-year-old girl last seen in Wausau

The missing girl, Hannah Morey, was last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Marquardt Road and Hillside Lane in Wausau, according to a press release from the Oneida County Sheriff's Department. The release also says she may now be in the Rhinelander or Merrill areas.


Central Wisconsin welcomes area's first hemp expo

WAUSAU, Wis., (WSAW)--For the first time, Marshfield will host the Central Wisconsin Hemp Expo.Central Wisconsin is home to more than a dozen licensed hemp farmers. This after the state's Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection started offering licenses thanks for the 2014 federal F


Pizza Hut driver accused of stalking teen, ramming her car

A 20-year-old Wausau man is facing five felony charges, after police say he rammed a teen's car, pounded on the window and climbed on the hood, according to court documents released Friday.


When Aretha Franklin performed in Wausau: Photos, story from Queen of Soul's 2007 show

"Is there a party over here?" asked "The Queen of Soul," her voice easily carrying to the back rows of the balcony at the Grand Theater in Wausau.