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Shrek Jr, Solstic Summit, Wings of Halcyon and more this weekend

Shrek Jr: The Musical  Thursday, Sat-Sun, 6/13, 6/15-6 | Grand Theater, Wausau  The Penguin Project nearly had to fold its...
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Marathon County deputies make arrest following high-speed chase 

Marathon County deputies arrested the driver that led them on a high-speed chase between Mosinee and Wausau, authorities say.  Police...
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Cultures Fest, Blippi, Man of Honor and more this weekend

Community Cultures Fest  Saturday, 6/8 | Marathon Park, Wausau  In the 70s and 80s, Wausau welcomed a number of Hmong...
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Wausau Events moves first Concert on the Square to Rothschild Pavilion

Wausau Events announced today that it will move the first Concert on the Square to the Rothschild Pavilion tonight (Wednesday)...
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Architectural ambles, Wausau pride and more events this weekend

Architecture Amble  Thursday 5/30 | First UU Church, Wausau  I’m a pretty big history nerd, so this one caught my...
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Take our annual Best of the Wausau Area survey

It's that time of year again - City Pages is releasing its 2024 Best of the Wausau Area annual reader...
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Knowlton House Distillery is making award-winning spirits out of cheese by-products

When you first walk into Knowlton House Distillery south of Mosinee, the blend of operation and function become abundantly clear. ...
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Memorial Day Weekend, Paddygrass and other Wausau events

Memorial Day Parade  Saturday 5/25 | Downtown Wausau  There’s something about a parade — they go back to a different...
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A message from City Pages Publisher and MMC owner Pat Wood about the impacts of new postage increases

Dear Reader, The United State Postal Service recently announced another 10% increase in their rates effective July 14, 2024. Since...
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Kronenwetter hires Kampfer as its village administrator after heated meeting

Peter Kampfer joked that, toward the end of a three-hour, contentious village of Kronenwetter meeting, that he had been a...
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Demun Jones, Kylar Kuzio, roller derby and more this weekend

Demun Jones Friday, 5/17 | Q&Z Expo Center, Ringle  A practitioner of the kind of country-rap hybrid that has become...
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Casa Amigos opened in the former Perkins restaurant, in a location where others struggled

In every city, there are a few spots where businesses cannot achieve a long-term tenure, but Yareldi Gutierrez is betting...
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An early Brass Differential show, a circus and more events

Brass Differential  Thursday 5/9 | Center for Civic Engagement Veninga Theater, Wausau  One of the highlights of the summer Concert...
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Middle school teacher arrested on drug charges 

A Wausau middle school teacher is on leave after police say they discovered cocaine in his car.  Nevan Larson, 23,...
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Candlelight hikes, bluegrass and more this weekend

Menopause The Musical 2  Wednesday, 5/8 | Grand Theater, Wausau  Menopause The Musical became a big Off Broadway hit in...
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Marathon County drug task force makes huge meth, cocaine seizure 

The Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force announced a huge meth and cocaine bust in Marathon County last week. The task...
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Officer hiring for homeless situation will be expedited 

The hiring of two new officers to patrol downtown arising from a spate of problems with homeless individuals will be...
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CORRECTED: David Bowie, Dig Deep, and more Wausau events this weekend

Correction: The Alive Again listing has been corrected with the correct ticket information and the website has been corrected. City...
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Local pastor raises more than $20K to pay off student lunch debt

A local pastor and founder of a rehabilitation home is raising money to help pay off student debt.  Yauo Yang,...
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County board to consider next steps in county morgue project

Marathon County will see construction start on the regional forensics science center this year as county leaders are set to...
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Food

Take out doesn’t have to be boring

Here are some out of the ordinary options from local restaurants for curbside pickup, delivery and take out. For more ideas, the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce has compiled this list: wausauchamber.com/dining-options The Mint Cafe Looking for a homestyle dinner on Wednesdays? We offer delicious take-out options that change every week. We also offer Friday carry-out for your […]

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Kim’s BS Sauce owner goes all in with a new cafe

(First published in the November 27, 2019 issue of City Pages) Kim Lemke now has his own restaurant in Wausau’s Entrepreneurial and Education Center Kim Lemke’s KimBob’s Café is open for lunch on weekdays, in the Entrepreneurial and Education Center on 72nd Avenue. You can’t get much more iconic, all-American food than hamburgers, pulled pork

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Newch is back

(First published in the July 11, 2019 issue of City Pages) Newch’s Banh Mi sandwich restaurant to reopen in the former Wanda’s Chapter Two building on Merrill Avenue New Chee Lor at Newch’s Banh Mi in 2016. His new location will be more of a full restaurant, including a bar Three years ago when New

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Pho everyone

(First published in the June 27, 2019 issue of City Pages) After some opening hiccups, Hlee Lee’s Pho Zone restaurant in the mall is introducing everyone to the delicious dish called pho Hlee Lee, owner of Icy Yummy, started Pho Zone in the Wausau Center mall. The first weeks of business for Pho Zone were

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Enduring gyro

(First published in the April 18, 2019 issue of City Pages) Papagalos Taste of Chicago faced some challenges with its opening—like running out of food because of high demand! Papagalos owner Dennis Manthe preparing a gyro from the spit There were some glitches back in early March when Dennis Manthe first opened Papagalos Taste of

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Peking change

(First published in the January 24, 2019 issue of City Pages) Since becoming full owners, Mitch and Lori Meurette have made subtle but fresh changes to the iconic Peking Restaurant. Mitch and Lori Meurette are now the sole owners of Peking Restaurant in the historic Landmark building. Mitch Meurette has worked at Peking in downtown

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Bringing the fire

El Fuego, the new Mexican restaurant in the former Eagles Nest location on Grand Avenue, hopes its house-made from scratch food sets it apart. Tavo Perez and Connie Hernandez opened El Fuego on Grand Avenue in Wausau. You know a restaurant has promise when the owners use their abuelita’s, or grandmother’s, recipes for the backbone

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Hottest pepper varieties of 2018

As in trendy and award-winning, not necessarily spiciness, but there’s that too ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS The semi-hot Hungarian Mexican Sunset wax pepper, a 2018 All-America Selections winner, changes color as it ripens. Beautiful and brightly colored, hot pepper plants are a great addition to your garden, flower borders and even containers for easy picking. Your biggest

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Soshel style

(First published in the March 8, 2018 issue of City Pages) The owner of the popular Plover restaurant A-Soshel plans a new restaurant in Weston Mike Masgay sits at his restaurant A-Soshel in Plover. He plans to open another restaurant in Weston this year called Tine and Cellar. There’s a reason A-Soshel restaurant in Plover

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From tequila country

La Taqueria set to open this month in the former Blockbuster Video building on 17th Avenue Siblings Luis and Valeria Melendez, owners of La Taqueria, which is set to open soon on 17th Avenue. Luis and Valeria Melendez, sibling owners of the soon-to-open La Taqueria on the west side of Wausau, have been involved in

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