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    A Shawano County Sheriff's Department squad car parks in the entrance to a gas station and McDonald's restaurant where an armed man held a store employee hostage Tuesday in Wittenberg. photos by T'xer Zhon Kha/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Hostage incident at Shawano Co. McDonald's ends peacefully after two hours (with video)

    A poised clerk and a skilled hostage negotiator on Tuesday helped peacefully end an armed standoff at a McDonald's restaurant in a western Shawano County village.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Truck driver Todd Barnett of Wausau prepares a load of rental vehicles for delivery April 18 at Lincoln Contractors Supply in Weston. The company plans to move to a new facility on Highway J by the end of the year. T'xer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    Lincoln Contractors Supply to build bigger location on Highway J

    A construction equipment supplier expects to have a new, bigger location open in Weston by the end of the year.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Thouhoua Yang, the Hmong parent partner for the D.C. Everest Area School District, speaks to students at D.C. Everest Middle School as part of Diversity Week April 14 to 17. The week was organized by English language learner teacher Kimberly Hoenisch. Photo courtesy D.C. Everest Middle School

    D.C. Everest Middle School launches Diversity Appreciation Week

    A D.C. Everest Middle School teacher launched Diversity Appreciation Week on Monday, paying homage to a variety of ethnic groups and culminating in a celebration of the American melting pot.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    These bees are on a frame of beeswax. Photo courtesy Hansen Honey Farm

    The buzz

    George Ackermann wasn't surprised to find his bees dead in their hives earlier this spring.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Altenburgh and Viegut will perform at the last Rock 'n' Roll Revival on Saturday. Photo courtesy John Altenburgh

    Rock 'n' Roll Revival takes stage Saturday for likely final curtain call

    An annual event paying tribute to the various incarnations of rock music will take the stage for likely the last time this weekend.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Sami Kirschbaum of Wausau, who plays Emily Webb, and Dale Burgess of Wausau, who plays the Stage Manager in 'Our Town,' look east toward the sunrise Tuesday during rehearsal for the play's upcoming performances at D.C. Everest High School in Weston. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    'Our Town' coming to D.C. Everest stage

    The Oasis Theater Ensemble in conjunction with the Everest Academy for the Arts will bring the award-winning play 'Our Town' to the D.C. Everest Senior High School Theater stage for four shows beginning April 24.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    The cast of 'We the People' pose with Elroy Roeder a Korean War veteran at D.C. Everest High School, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Roeder went on the recent Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    D.C. Everest drama students support Honor Flight

    students from D.C. Everest Drama Department presented two local veterans and the Honor Flight program with a $1,000 donation on April 10 at D.C. Everest Senior High School.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Safe Kids Wausau Area to host car seat recycling

    Safe Kids Wausau Area will host a car seat recycling event to allow parents and caregivers to rid themselves of old car seats at no charge.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Donation bolsters Ministry Health Care nurses' sexual assault response training

    An anonymous donor has given a $12,000 grant to the Foundation of Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital on behalf of the hospital's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Antonio Centeno at his new Wittenberg business location. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Men's fashion advice empire being built in Wittenberg

    There aren't many central Wisconsin residents who can claim to have more than 125,000 subscribers and 8 million views on YouTube.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Big Sister Laurie Frahm of Wausau, right, and her Little, Deanna Maruska of Weston, joke around April 9 at Vino Latte in Wausau. Frahm was named Wisconsin Big Sister of the Year by the national Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Big Sister watches Little grow

    When Laurie Frahm first met Deanna Maruska, Laurie was a young adult striking out on her own for the first time after graduating from college.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    The Brooks and Ross Dam in Schofield is slated to undergo repairs this summer, but all bids came in over budget. The Schofield City Council will decide in the coming weeks whether to go ahead with the project or postpone it to 2015 or 2016. Bob Dohr/Daily Herald Media

    Schofield dam repairs could be postponed

    The city of Schofield plans to move forward with a project to repair the Brooks and Ross Dam, but only if it can find extra money in this year's budget.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Construction is under way on Stoney River's new memory care center on Franciscan Way in Weston. More such facilities could be built in the future as the population ages and the need for dementia-related care increases. T'xer Zhon Kha/Daily Herald Media

    Memory care center next step in Weston assisted living facility

    Work continues on a new 23,000-square-foot memory care center in Weston, the type of facility likely to be more in demand in the coming years.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Antonio Centeno at his new Wittenberg business location. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    Men's fashion advice empire being built in Wittenberg

    There aren't many central Wisconsin residents who can claim to have more than 125,000 subscribers and 8 million views on YouTube.

    • Apr. 15, 2014

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