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Wausau’s Eastbay transports employees

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Wausau company is literally going the extra mile to make sure it has enough help during the holiday shopping season. The sportswear company Eastbay is offering to transport employees who live as far as 45 minutes away in order to have adequate staffing during the holidays. Eastbay Distribution Center recruiting supervisor More >

Wisconsin Rapids shooting death trial continues

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – The daughter of a Wisconsin Rapids man accused of killing her ex-boyfriend has testified that she doesn’t remember having a key to the 35-year-old shooting victim’s home. Daily Tribune Media (http://wrtnews.co/1FMb20L ) reports several witnesses have testified that Jolynn Reinwand had a key to the home of Dale Meister. Police say More >

Ocean Spray Shoots Cranberry Commercial in Warrens

WARRENS, Wis. (AP) – Ocean Spray is shooting its signature cranberry commercial in central Wisconsin for the first time. Production crews, actors and Ocean Spray employees have been working to shoot a year’s worth of commercials in Warrens. The Massachusetts-based company only has a small timeframe to create all of the footage it will need since More >

Wonewoc-Center School Board Certifies Tax Levy

The Wonewoc-Center School Board certified their tax levy and budget at its monthly meeting on Monday. District Administrator Steve Lozeau said that the tax levy was set at $2.9 million and the mil rate for the district was set at $12.84. That’s down from last year’s mil rate of $13.15. The board also approved the More >

Juneau County Health Department Working With Schools For Influenza Vaccines

Influenza season will soon be upon us and the Juneau County Health Department is working with local school districts to give flu vaccines to students. Influenza is a contagious virus that may cause fever/chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and a runny/stuffy nose. The Necedah, New Lisbon, Wonewoc-Center, Royall, Mauston, St. Paul’s and More >

Mauston PD Looking for Sewer Grates

The Mauston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the person or persons that have been removing sewer grates from the City of Mauston streets over the past few weeks. Police say this is a very dangerous situation for the public that could result in injury or damage. Additionally, they are asking More >

One Vehicle Accident Leaves Two Injured in Monroe County

Two people were injured as a result of a one vehicle accident in the Town of Sparta. Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin said the crash occurred on Wednesday night on State Highway 27 from Eagle Avenue. 54-year-old Cheryl Freit of West Salem was traveling north on the highway when she veered across the center line More >

Two Verona Citizens Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Juneau County

Two people from Verona were taken into custody after a high speed chase on Thursday. Juneau County authorities said the Sheriff’s Office received a report that a burglary had just occurred in the Town of Lemonweir.  The female caller advised she came up from her basement and surprised the burglar in her residence.  The caller More >

Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse company that recycles electronic waste has plans to add 110 jobs and relocate. Dynamic Recycling human resources manager Alicia Von Haden says they are “bursting out the seams” at their current location due to increased customer demand. The company will spend $2 million to renovate the shuttered A.T.K. More >

3 arrested followed Green Bay disturbance

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Three people have been arrested after the SWAT team was called to a Green Bay residence. Police say a citizen reported a disturbance involving a gun about 11 p.m. Thursday. Officers were unable to contact anyone at the house and called in the SWAT team. Authorities used non-lethal explosives to enter the More >