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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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Garbage and recycling

YARD WASTE Rid your yard of garden and flower debris, grass, leaves, tree branches and brush. No tree stumps, painted wood or root balls are accepted. All Wausau area yard waste sites are now open. Wausau 105 E. Chellis St. Open Wed. 9 am–8 pm; Sat.– Sun. 9 am–5 pm Kronenwetter 4496 Martin Road Open

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Government offices and elections

Local government offices City of Wausau City Hall  407 Grant St., 715-261-6500, ci.wausau.wi.us Clerk  715-261-6620, Toni Rayala Treasurer  715-261-6640, Maryanne Groat Assessor  715-261-6600, Richard Rubow Police  715-261-7800 (non-emerg.) press 1 after hours. 515 Grand Ave., Jeff Hardel, police chief Fire Department  715-261-7900 (non-emerg.). 606 E. Thomas St., Tracey Kujawa, fire chief Municipal Court  715-261-6650, Judge

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Elected officials

Local elected officials Wausau City Council Mayor Katie Rosenberg  City Hall, 715-261-6800 Pat Peckham (Dist. 1) 1618 Emerson St., 715-845-1396 Michael Martens (2) 1228 Arthur St., 715-845-4218 Tom Kilian (3) 133 E. Thomas St., 715-571-8108 Tom Neal (4) 916 Hamilton St., 715-573-6042 Jim Wadinski (5) 1130 Brown St., 715-848-3821 Becky McElhaney (6, council president) 3839 Woodland

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Not rockin’ intelligence

114 min. | PG-13 Contrary to its title, this film has no intelligence. The story is contrived and inane, not clever. The action is neither interesting nor exciting. With Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson as leads, you’d expect Hart to be annoying while Johnson plays it cool. It’s the opposite: Hart plays it straight and

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Forgetful Dory’s adventure

Per Pixar tradition, a short film serves as a cinematic appetizer to the feature. Piper, the tale of a young sandpiper learning the hard lessons of foraging for food at the ocean’s edge, is an absolute delight, from the astonishing photorealism of its lighting to the emotionally rich and fairly literal interpretation of the “give

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Homemade sauerkraut is easy

Fermentation has been a hot topic of late, but not because it’s new. This art of preserving and enhancing foods with “good” bacteria has been practiced for millenniums, long before anyone knew of probiotics and the microorganisms in your digestive track that contribute to good health. Ancient people associated eating fermented foods with good health,

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WHERE do all those STRAY CATS GO?

“Here’s the problem,” explains Mary Kirlin, director of the Humane Society of Marathon County. “Someone from Wausau walks in the door with a stray cat in a cage. We would like to take the cat, but we can’t without law enforcement. But the humane officer doesn’t work 24/7, and other officers are pretty busy—sometimes they

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Wausau adjusts procurement policy

Wausau city council members in June approved giving City Attorney Ann Jacobson sole discretion in hiring outside legal counsel for amounts less than $25,000. It’s the second change to the city’s procurement policy in the past year. A prior change allowed Jacobson oversight of hiring outside attorneys, but on Tuesday, the council went a step

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