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  1. After

    Morning friendly makeover

    (Part 1) Spring is a good time to try something new, says Stacy Reigel who was happy to participate in the YOU Magazine makeover.

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  2. Stacy had her nails done at Forget Me Not Nails in Marshfield. Megan McCormick/You Magazine

    Vibrant polish kicks off the start of spring

    (Part 2) Stacy's makeover began with a manicure at Forget Me Not Nails.

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  3. Lemon olive oil mini cakes with pecans and strawberries deliver a punch of citrus. AP

    Versatile, fresh mini cakes fit for festive dessert

    Chocolate seems to reign supreme when it comes to Easter. And while it's hard to deny the appeal of cocoa, this spring holiday also begs for something fresh and citrusy.

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  4. Safe Kids car seat recycle day will be April 26. Contributed photo

    Recycle old car seats free of charge

    Do you have an old car seat taking up space in your garage or basement? Safe Kids Wisconsin is providing a way for parents to drop off old car seats, free of charge, Saturday across the state.

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    Amber Leifheit

    Leifheit column: Great opportunities for our community

    Giving money back is what the Marshfield Area Community Foundation is all about. The Community Foundation has given back grants totaling more than $3.6 million to our community.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Students participate in Leadership Academy Retreat

    Twenty-four exceptional and enthusiastic sixth-graders participated in a Leadership Academy Retreat on April 3 at Saint Joseph's Hospital Mother Frances Streitel Conference Center.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Best bet: Comedian at Miracle Fest

    Miracle Fest 2014 will be held April 24 at Hotel Marshfield, 2700 S. Central Ave., Marshfield. Join in for an evening filled with laughter and fun. This annual event will feature comedian John Bush. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, along with a silent auction, will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be a program featuring a special miracle family, followed by the vocal auction at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will perform at 7:45 p.m. The evening will conclude at 9 p.m.

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    Best bet: Las Vegas event benefits local project

    'Viva Las Vegas,' a fundraiser for the Library & Community Center project, will be held April 26 at Marshfield Public Library. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner (baked chicken and fixin's, sweet tea and sweet potato pie) served until 7:15 p.m.

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    Best bet: Wagon trains remembered

    'Bicentennial Wagon Train Memories' will be presented at 7 p.m. April 28 in the Beebee Forum Room at Marshfield Public Library. Shirley Burt will share her photos and stories, revisiting the 102-mile bicentennial trek after 38 years.

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    Egg safety for spring celebrations

    It may still feel a bit chilly, but the calendar says it's spring. This time of year, eggs play an important role in many celebrations, family gatherings, and of course, Easter egg hunts.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Column: Social Security goes green on Earth Day and every day

    For years, Social Security has been at the forefront of offering convenient, easy-to-use, and secure online services.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Keith Roach

    Roach column: Rare and possibly cancerous tumor

    Dear Dr. Roach: Could you please explain what makes a pheochromocytoma cancerous, what the symptoms are, what the protocol for treatment is and where the best places for treatment might be, as very little is known about this kind of cancer? — P.L.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Yesterday in Marshfield

    10 YEARS AGO: Jenny Russell, 25, recently was named one of six finalists for Alice in Dairyland. Russell, nee Mundt, is a 1996 graduate of Pittsville High School.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Help fight hunger

    St. Vincent de Paul Outreach invites everyone to join in the 17th annual '

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    This spiral-sliced ham is stuffed with thin slices of sweet potatoe. AP

    Easter dinner

    At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff…? Hams!

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Carrots go long in lemony carrot 'fettuccine' with toasted walnuts. AP

    Turn carrots into 'pasta' with quick peeling

    Though carrots often make it into the Easter feast lineup, I've never understood why. Maybe it's a nod to the Easter bunny.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Lemon olive oil mini cakes with pecans and strawberries deliver a punch of citrus. AP

    Versatile, fresh mini cakes fit for festive dessert

    Chocolate seems to reign supreme when it comes to Easter. And while it's hard to deny the appeal of cocoa, this spring holiday also begs for something fresh and citrusy.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Jelly Roll Cake is a light dessert for spring festivities. Photo courtesy Sarah Logan

    Cake a Month: Roll out spring with Jelly Roll Cake

    Daylight saving time, melting snow, and temps over 30. It gives one hope that spring is around the corner.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
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    Ratatouille cakes AP

    Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

    If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Beer Man: Firestone gets creative with hoppy Easy Jack IPA

    Here's a new beer that shows hoppy beers can be a pleasant experience without pummeling your taste buds into submission.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Orange cinnamon coconut pudding (Tembleque) is a perfect way to cap off your Easter dinner. AP

    Quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

    A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a Hispanic bakery that changed my understanding of what a delicious pudding could be.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Fairland Bluegrass takes center stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chestut Avenue Center for the Arts, Marshfield. Contributed photo

    Fairland Bluegrass Band returns to Chestnut Center

    It's becoming a tradition. April brings Fairland Bluegrass Band to Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Peg Geegan

    Column: 'The Marshfield Way' delivers results

    The vitality of a community is often measured by the quality of its schools. Without strong schools, a community cannot prosper.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Michael Kadrlik

    Auburndale grad to retire from Air Force

    Senior Master Sgt.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Colby Elementary receives 'green' honors

    The Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin program proudly certified Colby Elementary School at the Sugar Maple level, the highest possible level, for their success in demonstrating achievement in a number of sustainability areas.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  5. Susan poses at her office desk.

    Doing what she loves: Susan Cour

    Susan Cour could be the poster woman for finding a career that almost doesn't seem like a job.

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    Spencer musicians place at District Solo-Ensemble Festival

    Following are the results for the Spencer Senior High and Middle School musicians who participated in the Marawood Conference WSMA District Solo-Ensemble Festival held March 28 at Stratford High School.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Keith Roach

    Roach column: Floating stools not cause for alarm

    Dear Dr. Roach: I have read that whether stools float or sink could be an indication of one’s health, even to the point of being an early sign of pancreatic cancer. Isn’t it just about density and gas — that is, doesn’t most food we eat float in water, and if you mix in gas, shouldn’t most stools float? I used to have a lot of sinkers, but now I eat a lot less meat and more fish, fiber and salads.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Campus news

    Northern Michigan University's theater program will present a production of 'She Kills Monsters' by award-winning playwright Qui Nguyen, with performances on Wednesday and Saturday.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Military news

    Air Force Airman Alexandria L. Emmerich graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Michelle Czech of Chippewa Falls and Russel Emmerich of Medford and is a 2013 graduate of Chippewa Falls Senior High School.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Yesterday in Marshfield

    10 YEARS AGO: Army 2nd Lt. Clinton Langreck has graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., with authorization to wear the distinguished Ranger Tab. Langreck is the son of Dennis and Loriann Langreck of Neillsville and a 1999 Neillsville High School graduate.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Continuing education classes

    Kids Volleyball (ages 9 to 12): 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 28 to May 14. Fee: $45.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  6. Yard MD Tip of the Week: Dealing with winter burn on evergreen trees and shrubs

    Yard MD Rob Zimmer shows you how to treat evergreen shrubs and trees that suffer from the different effects of winter burn in this week's tip of the week.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  7. Shops we love: Nostalgia from top to bottom — Whetstone's Antiques

    If you remember Whetstone's Antiques as a treasure hunt through a former gas station out on Highway 73, you are in for a big surprise when you make your next visit.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  8. Stacy has her hair done at Studio 211 in Marshfield.

    A new cut simplifies morning hairstyling

    (Part 3) Of all the phases of the makeover, Stacy says her favorite was her trip to Studio 211.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  9. Stacy had her make up done at Merle Norman and Day Spa Boutique.

    Makeup creates a natural glow

    (Part 4) While she prefers to not wear any makeup, Stacy says her experience at Merle Norman & Day Spa Boutique was a lot of fun.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  10. Stacy at Contours Body Sculpting.

    Inches lost with body sculpting

    (Part 5/End) Stacy wasn't sure what to expect when she arrived at Contours Body Sculpting for her appointment, she says.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  11. Lemon adds a fresh, zesty flavor to ordinary breakfast buns. AP

    Transforming bread dough into lemony sticky buns

    Maybe it's the bright color. Maybe it's the fresh, vibrant taste. Whatever the reason, Easter has become inextricably linked to lemon (and chocolate, of course).

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  12. Creation of a hunt on migratory tundra swans in Wisconsin is one of the most controversial topics being discussed across the state in tonight's annual Conservation Congress Spring Hearings, held in each county at 7 p.m. Anyone who has an opinion either way on this topic, or any other on the agenda, should attend their county's scheduled hearing. Rob Zimmer/Post-Crescent Media.

    Yard MD blog: Be heard

    Whether you are for or against an annual hunt on migratory tundra swans in Wisconsin, as well as one of many other key decisions being discussed tonight for advisory to the Department of Natural Resources, it is your responsibility to attend your county's

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Daily aerobic exercise improves brain function, helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, helps regulate insulin levels and slows aging. It also can play a part in maintaining your hearing. Getty Images

    Maintaining overall health can help protect hearing

    There are hundreds of benefits from daily exercise.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Sarah Goetz

    Health Matters Q&A: Family planning starts with preconception health

    As an OB-GYN, Dr. Sarah Goetz of Marshfield Clinic counsels expectant parents and couples hoping to conceive. Many couples discuss how many children they want and how long they would like to wait between pregnancies. Optimizing preconception health and learning about fertility can help make their visions reality, she said.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Dorothy Grube holds onto her husband's grand prize. Contributed photo

    Regency residents enjoy holiday surprise

    The weekly Thursday morning coffee clutch held for the residents at Wildwood Regency House last week had an unexpected Swing'n, Jive'n and Hop'n bunny dance performance performed by Susan Kloch Wendlandt, while The Mad Hatter's (Tessie Kloch) basket full

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Kelly Borchardt

    Column: Scholarships help people afford child care

    For a majority of families in central Wisconsin, child care is not a luxury but a necessity; and child care can account for a larger percentage of a families' budget than their food, monthly utilities or even a car payment.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    Change up your routine: Healthy ways to reinvent yourself

    Aging gracefully is as much about feeling good on the inside as feeling good on the outside. It's never too late to make changes to reinvent yourself and maximize your mental and physical well-being.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Keith Roach

    Roach column: Teeth grinding is common in elderly

    Dear Dr. Roach: My mother-in-law is 95 and lives in a nursing home. Sometimes when we visit, I can barely stand to be in her presence because she savagely grinds her teeth, making an awful grating, creaking noise. Could there be some medical reason for this? — L.D.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Health calendar

    8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Community Respite Program; old Sunburst Center building, 1210 Fourth St., Neillsville, and the Adult Day Care building at Clark County Health Care Center; call Janice, 715-229-2626.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Yesterday in Marshfield

    10 YEARS AGO: The Pittsville High School Forensics team qualified and attended the state competition earlier this month at Madison. Receiving gold awards from the school were Tonya Palmer, Kate Binger, Lynne Peterson, Melissa Scheurer and Jackie Steele.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Column: What can you eat to get enough fiber?

    Dietary fiber is found only in plant foods; it is the indigestible part that helps push food through the digestive system. When it was referred to as roughage, the idea was that fiber was valuable primarily to keep your bowels 'regular.'

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Earning Music & Memory certification were Teresa Perlman, administrative assistant; from left, Pam Wildberg, Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center director of nursing; Judi Fillmore, social worker; and Betty Bowen, recreational therapy manager. Not pictured: Sally Sadowska, executive director of Senior Care Services. Contributed photo

    5 earn Music & Memory certification at Memorial Health Center

    Five members of Memorial Health Center's Senior Care Services staff recently earned Music & Memory certification.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  13. Grand staircase at Tufts' Mansion. News-Herald Media file photo

    Area Bed & Breakfast locations:

    Staying at a bed and breakfast guarantees a cozy, relaxing time away from a busy lifestyle. Each B&B offers something unique for individuals or couples wanting to spend time in a home-like atmosphere, but still be on a short vacation.

    • Apr. 14, 2014

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