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    Thank You: Merrill High School put on 'fantastic' musical 'Joseph'

    Wow! What a fantastic presentation of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat' presented by Merrill High School!

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    Johnny Schmitz in an autographed publicity photo

    Gary Gisselman column: Johnny Schmitz pitched his way into baseball history, locally and nationally

    One of the fine threads of sports history in Wausau is the life of Johnny Schmitz. He grew up in Wausau, was noticed by baseball scouts and at a young age left Wausau for a career in major league baseball.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Ask an Officer: Who sets speed limits?

    Question: Who sets the speed limits on roadways in the city?

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    United Way Volunteer Connection and GoodsMatch

    Yard work for the elderly and disabled. Rake, mow, pull weeds, general yard clean-up. Must complete a half-hour training session and pass a criminal background check.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Column: Take time to thank child care providers

    We're looking back on Week of the Young Child, celebrated April 6 to 12. Annually, this week is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank the adults involved in their education and care.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Helping Hands: 'T' Ellenbecker

    Name: Theodora 'T' Ellenbecker

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Michelle Armstrong

    Safe Kids: Recycle expired car seats

    Question: I have an infant car seat that I used for my first child, who is now 8 years old. I am expecting another baby in June. Can I still use that same car seat for my new baby?

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    Carrie Hutton

    YMCA's Healthy Kids Day encourages kids to be active

    Set the tone for your family's spring and summer. Attend the Woodson YMCA Aspirus Branch Healthy Kids Day on April 26 and be inspired to be active together.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Emil Flatter began his term as Wausau's new mayor on April 20, 1920. Daily Herald Media archive photo

    Dateline Wausau: Emil Flatter becomes Wausau mayor in 1920

    Amidst applause and gracious words in a simple ceremony, Emil Flatter became the mayor of Wausau on April 20, 1920, reported the next day's Wausau Daily Record-Herald.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Pet of the week

    Name: Yvette

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Slatton column: Helping former inmates transition out helps whole community

    In our ministry here at Greater Wausau Christian Services, we spend a lot of time in both the eldercare community and in the county jail here in Wausau.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Child of the Week

    Age: 9

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Thank you: For support of fundraiser

    Tumaini Volunteers Inc., a nonprofit organization that aids in the development of underprivileged communities in Kenya, Africa, would like to thank the following businesses for donations toward the Date Night fundraiser March 20 at The City Grill: The Grand Theater, City Grill, Gulliver’s Landing, The Mint Cafe, El Mezcal, Perkins Restaurant, Wausau Mine Co., Get Out and Dance, Hampton Inn, 2510 Restaurant, Dale’s Weston Lanes, Lil‘ Ole Winemaker Shoppe, Bull Falls Brewery and Janke Book Store.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Rose fundraiser to aid music students

    It's not too late to order roses in the Wausau Conservatory of Music's annual Mother's Day Rose Sale. Early order discount has been extended to Friday, April 18.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Chad Dally column: Celebrate the library, a place to enrich life

    This week, libraries throughout the country are celebrating National Library Week. The theme of the 2014 National Library Week is 'Lives Change @ Your Library,' which is something we at the Marathon County Public Library believe to be true all year.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Ask an Officer: What about the cellphone ban?

    Question: I am aware that Wausau's cellphone ban is in effect, but can you give me more details about the ban and is the city going to be posting signs to let drivers know about the ban?

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    United Way Volunteer Connection and GoodsMatch

    Assist after a disaster. Learn how to process, screen and credential volunteers. Training offered 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. April 22 and 24 or 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 8. Contact Volunteer Connection at 715-298-5722 or www.UnitedWayMC.org.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Amy Beck column: Fashionistas wanted for 'Recycled Runway' fashion show

    What happens when fashion-forward designs meet an Earth Day vibe?

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Helping Hands

    Name: Daniel Christianson (aka Mr. C)

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Michelle Armstrong

    Safe Kids: Playground safety

    Question: What are some tips to keep my child safe on the playground this spring?

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    Ann Saris

    Diversity adds to richness in community

    I was lucky enough over spring break to escape to Arizona; hours from a foreign border, playground to kids from 2 to 92, from places near and far.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Dateline Wausau: City retains responsibility Athletic Park in 1975

    'Wausau will remain in charge of Athletic Park in the immediate future under a resolution adopted by the City Council at a special meeting Tuesday night,' reported the April 15, 1975, edition of the Wausau Daily Herald.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Pet of the week

    Name: Annie

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Church news

    Mosinee United Methodist Church, 607 13th St., announce the following:

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    The Wausau East and D.C. Everest Technology Education Automotive departments received an Ammco On-Car Brake Lathe that will be shared between the two programs. The donation from NAPA Auto Parts — Habas Investment Group will be utilized at Wausau East in the Occupational Mechanics I and II classes in the Brakes and Suspension units. Thank you, NAPA Auto Parts — Habas Investment Group, for your generosity! Contributed photo

    School Notes

    On June 4 and 5, the Wausau School District will be hosting the 2014 Wausau East and Wausau West graduation parties. Each party provides a safe, alcohol- and drug-free night filled with fun, games, food and prizes.

    • Apr. 11, 2014

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