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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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Stevens Point Police Chief resigns following investigation

Stevens Point Police Chief Martin Skibba Stevens Point Police Chief Martin Skibba Stevens Point’s police chief has filed his resignation following an independent investigation into his conduct on the job. Martin Skibba resigned as police chief effective June 19, according to his resignation letter set to the police and fire commission. Skibba in his letter

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Dramatic school changes proposed

(First published in the April 30, 2020 issue of City Pages) A proposed referendum project would consolidate the Wausau District’s 13 elementary schools into seven K-4 sites Proposed new elementary school boundaries under the referendum. A new proposal for the Wausau School District would drastically revamp its 13 elementary and two middle schools. District leaders

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Rental inspection renewed

(First published in the September 26, 2019 issue of City Pages) Wausau ended its rental licensing program in 2016 after a state law changed. New inspection districts is the latest answer. A map shows the area of Wausau to be inspected. Red denotes the oldest properties (129+ years) and green the newest, built 1936-1957 The

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HIGHLIGHTS: April 22-25

(First published in the April 18, 2019 issue of City Pages) UWSP Earth Day speaker: Ramez Naam Exponential Energy Revolution MONDAY 4/22 | STEVENS POINT DREYFUS UNIVERSITY CENTER Highlighting UW-Stevens Point’s Earth Week 2019 is nationally known speaker Ramez Naam. The professional technologist and science fiction writer helped create Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Outlook, holds

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Spreading the word

(First published in the December 13, 2018 issue of City Pages) Marathon County Literacy now has an office at the Salvation Army Connie Heidemann outside Marathon County Literacy program’s main office at the Marathon County Public Library. The organization recently expanded into a branch at the Salvation Army. The Marathon County Literacy Council has a

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Another admin battle

(First published in the August 9, 2018 issue of City Pages) Merrill’s new mayor called for the city administrator to resign. On Facebook Merrill Administrator Dave Johnson speaks with a supporter at Monday’s meeting. It’s not a good time for municipal administrators in central Wisconsin. Only a few weeks ago, Weston Village Administrator Daniel Guild

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From zero to senior

(First published in the May 31, 2018 issue of City Pages) The proposed Connections Place senior center asks the county for nearly $1 million. But wait, the YMCA is expanding into senior programming too. Fundraising is underway for a new senior center called The Connections Place. But the YMCA is also working on enhancing its

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