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Recently I wrote about a certain god-like dictator who has risen to prominence: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. You would be forgiven if you thought I was talking about Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, for he is just as powerful, another god unto himself. Amazon is a parasite that is sucking the vitality out of our local communities. Let’s look at the facts: Amazon was founded in 1995. Initially it collected and paid sales tax in only five states, even though 45 states have statewide sales tax laws. This gave it an unfair advantage over brick-and-mortar stores operating in those states – it could price its products lower because it was not paying the tax. This ended only in 2016, after a Supreme Court ruling told Amazon to stop doing this. Amazon attacked booksellers, excluding them from its platform if they did not give in to its pricing demands. Like Facebook and Google, Amazon tracks consumers on the web and uses algorithms to stoke their purchasing behavior, to its advantage. Amazon has launched its own private labels selling popular products that it also carries. In effect, Amazon used its distribution channel to study its competitors, then copied them and offered identical or similar products.



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And now, Amazon is leveraging its online power to open physical stores that will spell the death knell of many retailers that already have seen their sales erode because of Amazon. How does this affect you? Well, have you noticed how Amazon sponsors your kid’s soccer league, or supports the local Salvation Army, United Way, and other charitable organizations that are trying to solve problems in our community? Yeah, neither have I. Support for local improvements comes from local business. When we stop supporting them and send our dollars to Amazon, we are depriving our own community of the glue that holds it together. What about AmazonSmile, the behemoth’s supposedly generous gifts to charities? Let’s do the math: • Since 2013, when Amazon began the program, it has donated $215 million to charity. Those are Amazon’s own numbers (you can see them here: community/215-million-donated-tocharities-through-amazonsmile). • During that same time period, Amazon sold $1.483 trillion. • $215 million is 0.015% – fifteen onethousandths of one percent of Amazon’s sales during that time. How generous is that? Hmm, maybe not so much. Amazon needs to be reined in, for the good of us all. Call or email Congress one more time as together we fight the forces from the dark side.

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COVID transition The Wausau School District passed a new tiered approach to COVID mitigation, rejected contact tracing and new virtual options The Wausau School District has adopted a new COVID-19 mitigation plan that takes into account transmission of the virus in schools, but put the brakes on the district conducting contact tracing or starting a new virtual learning option. The Wausau School Board voted Monday night in a special session to adopt a plan presented by the school district administration, though added some modifications. Under the original plan, the district would have taken into account community COVID spread as well as that of the school. Amendments made to the plan by the school board eliminated the community spread measure and increased the percentages of in school transmission. Only when 5% of the student body in a school has confirmed COVID cases would schools require mandatory masking for ten days in the elementary grades, an increase from the proposal which called for only seven days. Other measures occur at earlier levels, including recommending masks, limiting visitors and field trips and adding social distance and outdoor learning. The decision came at the end of a two and a half hour meeting Monday, and that was without any public comment allowed. Board President Patrick McKee silenced applause and outbursts several times, and after the vote one woman stood up and said “You’re a disgrace to Wisconsin; and you don’t have to kick me out, I’m leaving.” The meeting came as several people have been writing emails to the board requesting increased COVID mitigation policies. Lance Trollop on Monday pleaded for a compromise in mitigation, knowing that many in the community and on the board have absolute positions. “No one is going to change their minds, but I would like to come up with something we can all come together on,” Trollop says. No changes were made to the district’s policy of contact tracing and quarantines, preferring to leave that to the health department. The board also rejected the idea of adding a virtual option to the elementary and middle schools, though administration says ill students can receive video instruction while being ill. The district also already has WAVE, which is a virtual academy with teachers trained in online teaching.

Police investigating robbery outside business

Police are investigating the robbery of an employee of a business in the parking lot where that employee worked. Officers on Friday morning were dispatched to a business in the 1400 block of 6th Street in Wausau for a report of a strong-armed robbery in the parking lot of that business. Police say a man about 5’8” to 5’10” tall robbed an employee while the person walked through the parking lot, got into a van as a passenger and fled the scene. The suspect implied he had a weapon in order to facilitate the robbery. Police say the suspect wore a black hat with a red underbill and a flaming bull logo (possibly Chicago Bulls-related) and the mini-van in which he fled had a missing hubcap from the rear passenger side of the van. The man’s face was covered and he wore a black hoodie and black pants. The male employee of the business was uninjured, police told City Pages. Police are still investigating the incident and couldn’t yet say if there was any connection between suspect and victim. Wausau PD posted some photos of the van on its social



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City Pages that the village hopes to have a meeting Sept. 29 to review the changes. The email was sent to all who attended the Plan Commission meeting earlier this month, and to those who sent in comments as well. Also included in the email, Donner says the village spent $922,000 on the failed Camp Phillips Centre project, which was initiated under former administrator Daniel Guild before being shut down by the village board. The costs went to engineering, permitting and relocating power lines. The village spent $95,000 on attorney fees for the project, a little more than 10% of the costs. Weston actually spent $3.2 million on the project, but was able to get refunds of many of the costs associated with utility relocation, according to a spreadsheet provided by the village.

Library board decides on probation year for WVLS Weston TIF plan comes back, with only one change

Weston leaders have brought forward a new TIF plan after a previous plan was rejected by the village’s plan commission. The new TIF plan, according to documents provided by village of Weston staff, only makes one change from the TIF plan previously on file: It allows for two lots that are inside the TIF with adjacent lots outside the district to be located outside the TIF. TIF Districts are a mechanism that municipalities can employ to raise funds for projects that otherwise might not happen to address blight. Projects proposed for the districts must meet the “but, for” test, meaning the project must be shown to need the funding in order to happen. In practice, projects are rarely rejected for not meeting that criterion. Districts operate like this: once a district is set, any new value created in the district after that point generates tax revenue for the district instead of the taxing jurisdictions like the village, the school district, the county, etc. In theory, projects funded through TIF generate new revenue that pays back the amount borrowed against the district. If that doesn’t happen and the district ultimately closes underwater, the taxpayers ultimately shoulder the burden. The previous plan rejected by the plan commission earlier this month allowed for several new expenditures inside TIF District No. 2. That plan met with scorn from those attending, who cited the fact that Weston already has 22% of its land value in TIF districts, much more than the 12% recommended by the Department of Revenue. Village Administrator Keith Donner said in an email to

The Marathon County Public Library will stick with the Wisconsin Valley Library Service for an additional “probation” year. The county’s Library Board voted Monday to stay with the system for one probationary year, to see if concerns can be addressed with the system before deciding whether or not to make a switch to the much larger South Central Library System. The board in January voted to switch systems after the task force chose to move to the SCLS because SCLS would be more cost-effective, provide more specialized staff and more services, include Marathon County with more likesized libraries, offer more continuing education and career development opportunities, a larger collection and more efficient inter-library loan model, and a culture that more aligns with Marathon County’s library system. The board backed away from that plan in order to study the issue further, and in that time, former library director Ralph Illick, who’d pushed for the changes, resigned amidst an investigation which found a toxic work culture at the library. But Library Board Chair Sharon Hunter said the issues found had nothing to do with Illick, but came as the results of a nearly year-long investigation into the services. Those issues persist and are things the board would like to see addressed. Because of notification requirements, if the board ultimately chose to switch systems the change wouldn’t happen until 2024.

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Two county board members would have to run in different districts if a redistricting plan the county is working on is ultimately approved. Marathon County Planning leaders presented a new district plan to the county board last week. The plan redraws district boundaries following the 10-year census.

approved and sent to the state by Dec. 1. Based on addresses currently on file, Jean Maszk in District 24 and Brent Jacobson in District 26 would no longer be living in the district they’re currently


Two supervisors would be drawn out of their districts under new plan

Under the new plan, some of the districts would change pretty dramatically. Urban areas tended to grow in population, according to the census, and rural areas tended to lose residents. Kronenwetter had one of the biggest changes percentagewise, gaining almost 1,100 people from ten years ago. The town of Rietbrock lost 107 people, by contrast. Those maps change in order to more evenly distribute residents among districts. County Planner Dave Mack says the county planning departments usually receive the Census info in March, but this year didn’t get them until August because of COVID delays. That meant planners had to rush to get the maps done, because they must go to a public hearing and be


ed to the Marathon County Board. The morgue, which would serve as a central location for forensic autopsies in the state, is projected to cost between $6.6 million and $7 million to build. The good news is projections show the morgue cash flowing at all levels, meaning it won’t cost county taxpayer dollars to run. In fact, the morgue could be revenue positive by between $900 to more than $200,000 per year, depending on how many pathologists the morgue employed and volume of autopsies. Building a regional morgue, an idea City Pages first reported back in 2015, would address the growing backlog of forensic autopsies that must be performed at one of only three places in the entire state: Milwaukee, Madison or Fond du Lac. Traveling to those cities costs medical examiner time as well as that of law enforcement, which must accompany the body, while death cases continue to add up. And, many medical facilities in the area are no longer performing autopsies for outside agencies. So far, 28 Wisconsin Counties have expressed interest in using the regional morgue, as have six counties in Upper Michigan. The facility would be much more centrally located for many of the northern counties. “We get a call from one of the counties at least once a week asking us for an update,” says Medical Examiner Jessica Blahnik. The Regional Morgue Task Force will next be working on identifying some potential funding sources to help build the facility.

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A Dane County judge dismissed a suit against a Natural Resources Board member who has stayed past his expiration date A Dane County judge has dismissed Dem Attorney General Josh Kaul’s lawsuit seeking to force Frederick Prehn off the Natural Resources Board, ruling she is bound by a 1964 state Supreme Court decision that allows the Wausau dentist to continue serving even though his six-year term expired in May. Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn wrote on Sept. 17 there are “very good reasons for concluding a ‘vacancy’ occurs when a person’s term is over.” Still, it is up to the state Supreme Court to decide if the standard has changed over the past 57 years, and she granted Prehn’s motion to dismiss. Kaul said he will appeal. Bailey-Rihn made clear she doesn’t condone Prehn’s actions. Prehn, who was appointed to the board by then-Gov. Scott Walker, has refused to step aside to allow Gov. Tony Evers’ appointment to begin serving. Prehn, citing the 1964 state Supreme Court decision, has argued he can continue serving until the state Senate confirms the appointment of Sandra Naas, an Ashland teacher. So far, the GOP-run state Senate has not advanced the nomination that the Dem

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Federal panel denies GOP motions

The three-judge panel overseeing two redistricting lawsuits has denied motions by GOP lawmakers and Republican members of the state’s congressional delegation to dismiss the cases. But, the panel indicated it was open to “a limited stay to give the legislative process, and perhaps the state courts, the first opportunity to enact new maps.” In this afternoon’s ruling, the panel added it would also “set a schedule that will allow for the timely resolution of the case should the state process languish or fail.” GOP lawmakers and the Republican

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members of Congress had argued the suits were premature and the Legislature and Gov. Tony Evers should first be allowed to try reaching a deal on a map. Even if they failed, their motions to dismiss argued, the issue belonged in the state courts, not before the federal panel. But the panel noted the federal courts have intervened in the last three redistricting processes when Wisconsin has had split control of state government. It also pointed out there was no indication the state courts would take a redistricting case “in the face of an impasse between the legislature and the governor.”

First Lady promotes anti-COVID plan in MKE

First Lady Jill Biden in Milwaukee praised the president’s new plan to tackle COVID-19 in schools even as students and teachers around the state experience outbreaks. The plan includes vaccination requirements for teachers and other employees of schools run by federal agencies. The president also called on states to adopt vaccine requirements for school employees. “We can’t know what the future holds but we know what we owe our children,” Jill Biden said during her visit to Marvin E. Pratt Elementary School. “We owe them a promise that we’ll do all that we can to keep their schools open, and as safe as possible. We owe them a commitment to follow the science, and we owe them unity. So we can fight the virus, and not each other.” But a Republican National Committee spokesperson, Preya Samsundar, criticized


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Longtime lobbyist Bill McCoshen says he won’t run for governor in 2022, saying he lost “too much precious time” trying to close the sale of his lobbying firm to mount a serious bid. Michael Best Strategies announced in mid-September that it had acquired McCoshen’s firm, Capitol Consultants, a deal that had been in the works since spring. McCoshen, who will remain with Michael Best Strategies as a managing partner, said in a statement running a “positive, issue-oriented grassroots campaign” requires time and money. “You need both to raise name ID statewide,” McCoshen said. “While I’m confident we could have raised the money, the reality was we lost too much precious time trying to close on the sale of our primary business.” His decision leaves Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch as the only high-profile Republican to get into the race so far. State Rep. John Macco, of Ledgeview, and former U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson are both weighing runs.


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Alcohol tax revenues surge during pandemic State excise tax revenues from the sale of alcoholic beverages rose nearly 17% in the 2021 fiscal year, an annual increase that tops any seen in nearly five decades in Wisconsin. While the impact of the pandemic on alcohol use is difficult to evaluate, this trend may bear watching moving forward — in part because excessive alcohol use is among Wisconsin’s longstanding public health challenges. Most states have seen alcohol tax revenues increase during fiscal 2021, national data shows. Yet while state-to-state data provides an imperfect basis for comparison, it suggests Wisconsin’s recent increases may outpace most other states. Revenues from the state’s excise taxes on alcoholic beverage sales rose to $73.8 million in the 2021 fiscal year that ended June 30, a 16.6% increase over the $63.3 million collected in fiscal year 2020, according to preliminary data from the state Department of Revenue (DOR). According to figures from the state’s Annual Fiscal Report and the preliminary DOR data, 2021 is likely to mark the largest percentage increase in alcohol tax revenues in Wisconsin since 1972. In more than six decades of available data, the only two fiscal years with larger percentage jumps — 1972 and 1964 — had increases in wine tax rates. The 1972 fiscal year also included a liquor tax increase and a lowering of the legal drinking age. Alcohol excise taxes in Wisconsin are based on the volume of beverage sold, rather than its price. The rates vary depending on the type of alcoholic beverage: beer, wine, hard cider, or liquor. The state’s general 5% sales tax also applies to alcohol sales and is collected by retailers based on price; those revenues are not included in this analysis. Wisconsin has long ranked among the bottom tier of states for the rates at which it taxes alcohol. Its beer tax

rate is among the nation’s lowest, ranking 48th among the 50 states in 2021, according to the Tax Foundation. Wisconsin’s wine tax rate also ranks low at 43rd and its liquor rate ranks 41st. One consequence of this is that — despite the historic magnitude of this year’s revenue increase — its impact to state finances overall will be marginal. However, the public health implications of increased alcohol consumption may be of greater significance. Surveys routinely show Wisconsinites engage in binge drinking more frequently than residents in most other states. Research has shown recent increases in alcoholrelated driving deaths in Wisconsin during the pandemic.

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Vacancy County Board Supervisory District 15 Kurt Gibbs, Chairperson of the Marathon County Board of Supervisors, is accepting letters of interest to fill the vacant seat of County Board Supervisory District 15, representing the Village of Kronenwetter Wards 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 as per Wis. Stat. 59.10(3)(e). The appointment is effective upon confirmation by the County Board at their Thursday, October 21, 2021 County Board meeting. Applicants for District 15 must be residents of County Board Supervisory District 15. The successor appointed shall serve the unexpired term, ending the 3rd Tuesday of April, 2022. Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest to Kim Trueblood, Marathon County Clerk, 500 Forest Street, Wausau, WI 54403, by noon on Friday, October 1, 2021. A map of Supervisory District 15 can be obtained from the County Clerk’s Office or on-line maps: Portals/0/Departments/CPZ/Maps/supervisordistrict15_wards.pdf 79086

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MOVING OUT A judge ordered Northern Housing Community closed; now residents of the park are scrambling to find a place to live Gloria called on a Monday, sick with worry. She’d only days before learned that she’d soon have to leave the home in which she’d lived for five years. Gloria, along with at least a couple of dozen households in the Northern Housing Community Mobile Home park on Grand Avenue, would have 60 days to move. By court order, the Grand Avenue mobile home park on the north end of Schofield would need to be vacated in that time, giving folks in the park exactly two months to find a new place to live. Moving is never fun, but for residents in the park, it’s the latest chapter of an ongoing saga in which many residents for years wondered for how long they would be able to stay in their homes. The current owners, Sustainable Resources, took over the troubled park after its previous owners agreed to sell it. It was in rough condition under that previous owner, with residents attending Schofield city council meetings to try and glean a sense of whether or not the park would be shut down. Health Department officials came to city meetings armed with numerous documents detailing the many health concerns they had at the park. The city on April 9, 2018 revoked the owner’s license to operate the mobile home park, which marked the first time resident of the park thought they’d need to move. Many left the park around that time, leaving today’s population at about half of what it was. But those owners ultimately sold to Sustainable Resources, and an onsite man-

ager was hired. That manager promised at city meetings to work with city and health officials to help clean the park to city standards. She met with residents at the meeting, and people seemed relieved that a new owner seemed to be poised to make sure those who remained at Northern Housing Community could stay where they are. That didn’t happen, at least according to court documents filed by the city. Attorneys for the city of Schofield say there was some effort early on to address the issues with the park, but eventually those efforts disappeared. Moreover, attorneys for the city allege, the park’s owners never paid to renew the license, and owed back taxes as well. The park also never paid utility bills, and it never paid what it owed the city for razing vacant homes, the complaint alleges. Sustainable Resources disagreed and filed a countersuit, saying they were never made aware they needed to renew their license. That defense didn’t fly with the judge. Michael Moran on Sept. 7 ruled the company could no longer operate the land as a mobile home park. No residents could be left on the property after the 60 day period expires in November. And that leaves people like Gloria wondering exactly where to go next. Right now she pays about $600 in rent at the park. As City Pages illustrated in its feature on affordable housing, or the lack thereof, finding similar rent will be a challenge, especially with so many suddenly looking at once. At least one mobile home park offered a deal to move resident-owned trailers

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Mobile home living might not seem ideal for many people. But for some, it’s the perfect solution to owning their own home or living in a separate unit on a budget. My own grandfather sold his house and lived in a mobile home in the Milwaukee area that primarily catered to seniors, and enjoyed it. And it’s perfect for people such as Gloria. She and her fiance are both on disability. Gloria has numerous health problems, pos-

sibly stemming from her time as a cleaner (though she doesn’t make that claim). That was a different time for her. She’d pull all-nighters on cleaning jobs, sleep an hour, then go back to another job. No one could accuse her of not being a hard worker. She worked “24/7,” she told me. But health intervened. The 56-year-old has fibromyalgia, which comes with a lot of pain. And, she told City Pages, she has three lung conditions. Her fiance no longer works and receives social security. “I don’t know what we’re going to do if I need to live in my vehicle,” Gloria tells me. She tears up at times during the call. “We’re good people, but this is something that happened through no fault of our own. It

feels like we’re being penalized.” It’s hard to argue against it. Gloria says her home is maintained, she’s paid her rent as expected and is doing her best to live within the means provided through disability. It wasn’t the tenants who chose not to pay for license renewal and taxes, and it wasn’t they who chose not to address the health hazards at the park, she says. Sustainable Resources will move on to other projects, and the city will make new plans for the park, but meanwhile, Gloria says, residents there need to try to find a new place to live on a limited budget, in a short amount of time. She tells me she’s worried about the reputation of the park. Because the park’s condition has been publicized in numerous stories for years, she is certain residents of the park will have a bad reputation through no fault of their own. Gloria is further incensed when she sees reports that agencies have been reaching out — she says she hasn’t heard from anyone.

Help is on the way

I reached out to Diane Sennholz of North Central Community Action Program. The agency provides rental assistance and is working with CARES Act dollars to help address those in housing need. That demand is starting to increase following the end of the eviction moratorium. Though people could have sought the funds while the moratorium was still in place, many waited until it ended to seek the rental assistance NCCAP helps

connect residents to. That funding is available to Northern Housing Community residents as well. Connecting with residents has been a challenge, she says. One of the employees assigned to Northern Housing Community after the eviction order has been making trips to the park. He received a map from the city but ended up getting a better one from one of the residents there. But it isn’t always easy connecting with the remaining residents there, as the situation that’s been ongoing at the park has made them leery of officials. “There’s a lot of distrust, even with people going there to provide assistance,” Sennholz says. The last time the park appeared on the verge of closing, NCCAP held a resource fair to help provide residents with info about how they could get assistance. They even provided free food and drink. But attendance was pretty slim, Sennholz says. So this time they choose a more direct approach. NCCAP has been keeping an eye on the situation because they knew if the order came down to vacate, they’d want to be in

a place to help. There is money set aside specifically for rental assistance for folks at the park. Once that happened, NCCAP was ready to help. “We wish people had a little more time but they don’t,” Sennholz says.


Though there was some improvement in the early days of the new ownership, there are still some health hazardous conditions at the park, says Marathon County Environmental Health and Safety Director Dale Grosskurth says. Many of the issues just never got addressed. Gloria tells me the new owner had set up a meeting to meet with all the residents of the park following Sustainable Resources’ take over. He never showed. In retrospect, that wasn’t a good sign, Gloria tells City Pages. Things such as metal skirting around the bottoms of mobile homes not being replaced, animal feces and debris, broken appliances and bicycles lay strewn in parts of the park, Grosskurth. A hole from an

How to help (and how to get help) Are you a resident of Northern Housing Community? Contact the NorthCentral Community Action Program at 715-424-2581 if you need assistance moving. You might (and probably likely) qualify for rental assistance. And anyone who would like to donate to help out residents can call NCCAP at the same number.

excavated mobile home was never filled. A mobile home with a collapsed roof was left to rot, possibly harboring rodents. Gloria tells me she and other residents tried to keep their homes up as best as possible. Her fiance even mowed lawns of vacant lots so the grass wouldn’t get out of control. The last inspection was in May, Grosskurth says. They’ve been going more often since the problems at the park have been known.

Help for Gloria

I told Sennholz about Gloria when we spoke on the phone. She was eager to have her contact information in order to reach out. Getting in touch with residents at the park has been challenging. Not everyone answers their door for a stranger these days, especially one who looks like they’re visiting in some official capacity. Trust at the park is a bit low these days, perhaps understandably. I email Gloria’s contact information after I get off the phone with Sennholz. In less than 16 minutes I get a message back from Sennholz. Sounds like the call went well. It turns out, Gloria had all the required documents and would be getting Sennholz the documents over the weekend, and the same for her fiance by this week. Sennholz seemed pretty confident they would be able to get rental assistance based on being on a fixed income. Hopefully, it works out that well for the other residents.


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Bull Falls Brewery Oktoberfest 2021 SATURDAY 9/25 | BULL FALLS BREWERY, WAUSAU

Transport yourself to Munich, Germany without the hassle of travel! During this annual event at Bull Falls Brewery, you’ll experience authentic German and Czech Blasmusik along with delicious German festival food including bratwursts, beef tips, Bavarian pretzels, German chocolate cakes, and more. Attendees will enjoy Hammerschlagen— a game involving hamming a nail into a stump-- cornhole, a chicken drop contest, and a stein hoisting contest. Come dressed in your lederhosen or other Oktoberfest gear to be entered into the Best of Oktoberfest contest. Event runs 1-6 pm. Details at and on Facebook.

Voices From the Past: A Discovery Walk Through Pine Grove Cemetery SUNDAY 9/26 | PINE GROVE CEMETERY, WAUSAU

During this annual event, you’ll discover how history can be found in unusual places. Hear stories about Marathon County’s past from costumed re-enactors during a guided tour through Pine Grove Cemetery. These re-enactors bring several historical figures to life through first-person narratives—including a character who is connected to a former President of the United States! $5 suggested donation. Held rain or shine. Tours start at 11 am with last tour leaving at 2 pm. $5 suggested donation. Details at or 715-842-5750.

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The Sixes · Mosinee Brewing Company, Mosinee. Acoustic variety. 6 pm. 715-693-2739 Kevin Troestler & Bernardo Cano Duo · Hiawatha Restaurant and Lounge, Wausau. Bluegrass, country, blues. 7 pm. 715-848-5166

Friday September 24

Jon Grove · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Acoustic. 6:30 pm. 715-544-6707 Soul Whiskey · Backcountry Brewing, Plover. Country. 7 pm. 715-310-2474 Brad Emanuel · Otto’s Beer & Brat Garden, Minocqua. Acoustic. 8 pm. 715-356-6134 Psychic War Elephant · Elbow Room, Stevens Point. Rock, blues, psychedelic. 8 pm. 715-344-9840 Jack Greenwood & TeawhYB · Ciao Bar & Italian, Wausau. Pop rock, variety. 8 pm. 715-298-2004 Last Bridge, Gnarcissus, Hiss-Fits · Polack Inn, Wausau. Rock. 10 pm. 715-845-6184

Saturday September 25

Derek Lind · O’so Brewing Company, Plover. Original country, folk, variety. 3 pm. 715-254-2163 Joyann Parker · Stoney Acres Farm, Athens. Variety. 5 pm. 715-432-6285 Harps and Heels · Sunset Point Winery, Stevens Point. Classic rock. 6 pm. 715-544-1262 Becca Murry · Backcountry Brewing, Plover. Variety. 6 pm. 715-310-2474 Soul Whiskey · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Country. 7 pm. 715-544-6707 The Bad Downs · Cruisin 1724, Wausau. Rock. 8 pm. 715-675-2940 Kayla Drange and Adam Bluhm · Speakeasy, Schofield. Variety. 8 pm. 715-298-6303 Nightlife DJs · Campus Pub, Wausau. Variety. 9 pm. 715-675-1960

Sunday September 26

Curt Pliske & Polka Spirit · Cruisin 1724, Wausau. Polka. 3 pm. 715-675-2940 The Vibe Center · Hiawatha Restaurant and Lounge, Wausau. Chill out music. 5 pm. 715-848-5166

Thursday September 30

Jay Stulo · Mosinee Brewing Company, Mosinee. Rockin’ blues. 6 pm. 715-693-2739

Friday October 1

Unity the Band · O’so Brewing Company, Plover. Reggae rock. 6 pm. 715-254-2163

Aaron Lee Kaplan · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Folk, blues. 6:30 pm. 715-544-6707 Bradley Sperger · Mosinee Brewing Company, Mosinee. Variety. 7 pm. 715-693-2739 Amelia Ford · Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill. Original pop & folk-rock. 7 pm. 715-722-0230

Saturday October 2

Bradley Sperger · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Variety. 6:30 pm. 715-544-6707 Sarah Crow and the Strangers · O’Brien’s on Main, Amherst. Folk. 7 pm. 715-824-3317 R&R Band · Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill. Variety. 7 pm. 715-722-0230 Rising Phoenix · Cruisin 1724, Wausau. 70’s-90’s classic rock. 8 pm. 715-675-2940

Sunday October 3

Ray’s Jolly Chaps · Cop Shoppe Pub, Wausau. Polka. 1 pm. 715-845-2030

Thursday October 7

Scott Wilcox · Mosinee Brewing Company, Mosinee. Americana blues. 6 pm. 715-693-2739

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Severio Mancieri · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Acoustic variety. 7 pm. 715-544-6707 Ilagan & Marks · Elbow Room, Stevens Point. Variety. 8 pm. 715-344-9840 Nick Hickman · Rookies Sportspub, Stevens Point. Country. 8 pm. 715-344-7026

Saturday October 9

Tailwater · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Pop & rock. 6 pm. 715-544-6707 Minor Distraction · Cruisin 1724, Wausau. Variety. 8 pm. 715-675-2940 The Nightcrawlers · Arrow Sports Club, Weston. Rockabilly & surf. 9 pm. 715-359-2363

Wednesday October 13

Brad Emanuel & Sidney Rose · Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. Variety. 4:30 pm. 715-842-2337

Thursday October 14

Amelia Ford · Backcountry Brewing, Plover. Original pop & folk-rock. 6:30 pm. 715-310-2474

Friday October 15

Jackson Taylor · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. 90s country. 6:30 pm. 715-544-6707

Saturday October 16

October Tree · O’so Brewing Company, Plover. Acoustic. 12 pm. 715-254-2163 Dalene Fox · O’so Brewing Company, Plover. Country. 3 pm. 715-254-2163 Derek Lind · O’so Brewing Company, Plover. Original country, folk, variety. 6 pm. 715-254-2163 Eric Hagen & Red River Revival · Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill. Americana, blues, rock & country. 7 pm. 715-722-0230 Through Crimson · Cruisin 1724, Wausau. Alternative rock. 8 pm. 715-675-2940

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pm. Show starts at 7 pm. $20 advance, $25 at the door. 30th Birthday bash with HYDE · Sat. 10/9, Schmidt’s Ballroom and Bar/Grill, 7085 County Road A, Wausau. Party rock. Starts at 5 pm. $10 cover charge. James David Magic · Sat. 10/9, Rookies Sportspub, Stevens Point. Magic show. Starts at 9 pm. $10 advance, $15 at door. 715-344-7026 GA-20 & JD Simo · Tues. 10/12, Grand Theater, Wausau. Two musicians who sing a blend of blues, R&B, rock n’ roll and more. Starts at 7:30 pm. $10. The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John Starring Michael Cavanaugh · Thurs. 10/14, Grand Theater, Wausau. Listen to musical tributes to Billy Joel & Elton John sung by Tony and

Book club forming to discuss A New View of Being Human · Via Zoom or at Kinlein Offices, Wausau. Book that provides a platform to consider the power of being human and the value of each person’s contribution to the world. Authored by pioneers in the profession of kinlein which assists persons in building on their strengths. Times to be determined. For more info, call 715-842-7399 Stevens Point Farmers Market · Every day from May thru Oct. Located at Mathias Mitchell Public Square, Stevens Point. Opens 6:30 am. Rothschild Farmers Market · Daily thru Sept. Located at Rothschild Pavilion, Rothschild. Starts at 3 pm. 920-639-0293 Mosinee Farmers Market · Tuesdays from June thru Oct. Located at River Park, Mosinee. Starts at 11 am. Wausau Farmers Market · Wednesdays and Saturdays from May thru Oct. Located on River Drive, Wausau. Opens 7 am. Aspirus Wausau Farmers Market · Every Thursday, Located at Aspirus Corporate Parking Lot, 2200 Westwood Dr, Wausau. Opens 9 am. Good News Project Laptop E-cycle · Fridays throughout the year. Safely recycle your old laptop for free at 1106 N 5th St, Wausau. All laptop recycling free for 2021 only! 9 am to 4 pm. 715-843-5985 The Landing Literacy Book Club · 4th Wed. of each month. Book club at the Landing YMCA, Wausau. Book notices at YMCA, Literacy Council and Janke Bookstore. 715-841-1855 Senior Bingo · Every Tuesday, hosted by the Marshfield Parks & Recreational Department at Drendel Room, 211 E 2nd St, Marshfield. Starts at 1 pm. $1 for 2 cards. 715-486-2041 Marshfield Pickleball · Every Mon., Tues., Weds., and Fri., hosted by the city of Marshfield. Located at the Oak Ave. Community Center, 201 S. Oak Ave. Advanced ticket discounts available through the Parks & Rec department. Wednesday Night Pokémon · Wednesdays, The Gaming Emporium, 4317 Stewart Ave, Wausau. Pokémon trading card game night every Wednesday. Starts at 5 pm. Free. 715-298-4073 UW-Stevens Point Planetarium Shows · Sundays from September to December, no show on 11/28, UW-Stevens Point Allen F. Blocher Planetarium and Arthur J. Pejsa Observatories, 2001 Fourth Ave, Stevens Point. Shows held at 2 pm. Masks required. Shows are free. 715-346-2208


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I Am, He Said: A Neil Diamond Celebration · Thurs. 9/23, Lucille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer. Listen to Neil Diamond’s music performed by Matt Vee. Starts at 7 pm. $45. All American Music · Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 9/23-9/25 hosted by Centerstage Band and Show Choir at Grand Theater, Wausau. Singing and dancing show with songs by American artists. Starts at 7:30 pm. Free but donations welcomed. End of Summer Music Showcase w/All Kings Fall, Motherwind, Purging Paradise, & 20 Watt Tombstone · Sat. 9/25, Rivers Edge Campground, Stevens Point. Rock. Starts at 5:30 pm. Free. Madtown Mannish Boys · Sat. 9/25, Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau. Blues. 7 pm. $10. Tickets available at www. Riders in the Sky · Sun. 9/26, hosted by Rubber Soul Productions at Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School, Wittenberg. Cowboy quartet that combines Western music with yodeling and rope tricks. Starts at 4 pm. $35 general reserved seating, $40 premium reserved seating. Cat & Nat · Tues. 9/28, hosted by the Grand Theater, 401 N 4th St, Wausau. Duo comedy show. Starts at 7:30 pm. $25-$60. Notes at Night: Garth Engelbright and the Shantyowners · Wed. 9/29, Mathias Mitchell Public Park, Stevens Point. Acoustic. 5:30 pm. The Price is Right · Wed. 9/29, hosted by the Grand Theater, 401 N 4th St, Wausau. Live stage performance of the famous game show The Price is Right. Starts at 7:30 pm. $39.50-$64.50. Three Dog Night · Fri. 10/1, Grand Theater, Wausau. Famous rock band with 21 Top Ten hits from 1969-1974. Starts at 7:30 pm. $45. The Short Pay Riders Album Release Show with Substyle · Fri. 10/1, Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau. Country, blues. Starts at 7:30 pm. 715-298-3202 Frank Roche and Mario Robinson · Fri. 10/1, Rookies Sportspub, Stevens Point. Comedy show. 8:30 pm. $10 advance, $15 at door. 715-344-7026 Jim Norder · Fri. 10/1, Cruisin 1724, Wausau. Comedy show. 9 pm. $10 advance or $15 at the door. https://www. Royal Wood · Sat. 10/2, Grand Theater, Wausau. Canadian

Grammy-nominated singer Michael Cavanaugh. Starts at 7:30 pm. $39. Pert Near Sandstone and River Valley Rangers · Fri. 10/15, Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau. Bluegrass. Starts at 7 pm. $20. An Evening with George Winston · Fri. 10/15, Grand Theater, Wausau. Solo acoustic piano musician. Starts at 7:30 pm. $45. Cherry Pie · Fri. 10/15, Rookies Sportspub, Stevens Point. Rock. 8 pm. $10. Wausau Symphony Orchestra Concert · Sun. 10/17, First Presbyterian Church, Wausau. Starts at 4 pm. $15 adults, $10 seniors, free for kids 18 and under and students.


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EVENTS/SPECTATOR SPORTS “Bloomin’ Greenhouse Tour”-2021 · Sat. 5/15 thru Sun. 10/31, hosted by the Clark County Economic Development Corporation & Tourism Bureau at the Garden Center Headquarters, Clark County, WI. Enjoy a tour in 21 gigantic greenhouses throughout Clark County consisting of over 100,000 plants of many varieties. No cost. For a brochure, call 715-255-9100 or visit Grab & Go Craft for Adults: Lavender Sachet · Wed. 9/19/30, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at all MCPL locations. Grab a kit to make a lavender sachet. Free. Call 715-261-7230 for more info Book-of-the-Month-Club: “Driving Miss Norma” by Tim Bauerschmidt · Wed. 9/1-9/30, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at MCPL Athens. Discuss Bauerschmidt’s story about a cross-country trip with his 90 year old mother. Call 715-257-7292 for more info Watercolor Painting For Beginners to Advanced · Tuesdays 9/14-10/19, Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S Chestnut Ave, Marshfield. Learn the basics of watercolor painting. Starts at 6 pm. $140. Interactive Story Time with Baptiste Paul & Miranda Paul · Thurs. 9/23, Portage County Public Library, Stevens Point. Listen to an interactive children’s story by Baptiste and Miranda Paul. Starts at 10 am. Free. The Greats and the Power of Stories with Deborah Ellis · Thurs. 9/23, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Listen to Ellis discuss her young adult novel and the power stories can give to get through hard times. Starts at 5 pm. Free. Fun@5 with NRG Media LLC and The Bar · Thurs. 9/23, hosted by the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce at The Bar-Wausau, Rothschild. Network with others and enjoy appetizers and beverages. You can also get a chance to win door prizes. Must be 21 or older. Starts at 5 pm. $10 members online, $15 members at the door, $20 non members online, and $25 non members at the door. “Mudslinging” For Beginners to Advanced · Thurs. 9/23, Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S Chestnut Ave, Marshfield. Ceramic classes for high school students or adults. Learn how to work with clay, glazing and using a kiln. Starts at 6 pm. $140. Dinner in the Vineyards · Thurs. 9/23, Willow Springs Garden, Wausau. Enjoy food, cocktails and wagon rides to the gardens. Reservations recommended. Starts at 6 pm. $50 per person. 715-675-1171 Hope is the Thing Group Reading · Thurs. 9/23, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. B.J. Hollars will discuss his compilation of essays and poems edited during COVID-19. A group of writers will join in the virtual discussion. Starts at 7 pm. Free. Lady of the Seven Suns with Tinney Heath · Fri. 9/24, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Heath will discuss her novel which is set in Italy during the Renaissance. Starts at 10 am. Free. Virtual Panel on Writing for Children · Fri. 9/24, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Seven authors and illustrators will discuss how to write, illustrate and publish children’s stories. Starts at 1 pm. Free. Fireworks Family Fest · Fri. 9/24, hosted by Wausau Events at 725 Woods Pl, Wausau. Enjoy food, music and fireworks. Starts at 4 pm. Free.

“In the Village That Is Not Burning Down” with Travis Brown · Fri. 9/24, Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau. Listen to a poetry reading from Brown’s book. Starts at 6 pm. Free. 715-261-7230 Movie on the Field-Cruella · Fri. 9/24, Nicolet College, Rhinelander. Watch the movie Cruella outside. Starts at 6:30 pm. Free. “Why Bushwick Bill Matters” with Dr. Charles Hugh · Fri. 9/24, Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau. Listen to Hugh’s story about rapper Bushwick Bill. Starts at 7:30 pm. Free. 715-261-7230 A Talk with Steve Jenkins and Robin Page · Sat. 9/25, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Children’s story authors Jenkins and Page will discuss their stories about animals. Starts at 10 am. Free. Cornerstone Press Author Panel · Sat. 9/25, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Talk with four authors and poets who got their works published through Cornerstone Press which was produced by the UW-Stevens Point Department of English. Starts at 10 am. Free. Eve of Destruction · Sat. 9/25, State Park Speedway, Wausau. Watch cars race and crash. Pit gates open at 11 am. Fan gates open at 1:30 pm. Race starts at 3 pm. $15 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and under. Astrid & Apollo with V.T. Bidania · Sat. 9/25, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Bidania, who was born in Laos but grew up in Minnesota, will discuss her children book series about Hmong-American siblings who live in the Twin Cities. Starts at 11 am. Free. Feltz’s Fall Festival · Sat. 9/25, Feltz Family Farms and Dairy Store, 5796 Porter Dr, Stevens Point. Corn mazes, scavenger hunts, live music from Southbound, animal petting zoo, food trucks, bounce house, wagon rides and more. Starts at 11 am. Free. 715-344-1293 Wisconsin Author’s Book Fair · Sat. 9/25, Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau. Chat with Wisconsin authors, buy their books and listen to readings. Starts at 11 am. Free to attend. Nothing to Lose with Kim Suhr · Sat. 9/25, Portage County Public Library, Stevens Point. Suhr will discuss her novel which takes place in Wisconsin. Starts at 1 pm. Free. Bull Falls Brewery Oktoberfest 2021 · Sat. 9/25, Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. Taste authentic German foods, listen to brass band music and enjoy other activities. Dress up in Oktoberfest clothes to enter a Best of Oktoberfest contest. Starts at 1 pm. From Boxing Ring to Board Room with Héctor Colón · Sat. 9/25, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Colón will discuss his story about how he transitioned from a championship boxer to the CEO and President of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan and Executive Director of the Milwaukee Department of Health and Human Services. Starts at 2 pm. Free. Shadow Tracker with Jonathon Barnett · Sat. 9/25, Portage County Public Library, Stevens Point. Barnett will discuss his novel about a band of villagers who try to rescue loved ones captured by an invading army. Starts at 3 pm. Free. The Streel with Mary Logue · Sat. 9/25, Portage County Public Library, Stevens Point. Logue will discuss her story about an Irish woman who moves to Deadwood. Starts at 5 pm. Free.


Best-selling author Taylor Jenkins Reid to headline 2021 CW Book Festival · Sat. 9/25, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Chat with the author of the book Malibu Rising. Starts at 7 pm. Free. Voices from the Past: A Discovery Walk through Pine Grove Cemetery · Sun. 9/26, hosted by the Marathon County Historical Society at Pine Grove Cemetery, 1501 Grand Ave, Wausau. Go on a historical tour through the cemetery with costumed re-enactors. Starts at 11 am. $5 per person donation suggested. 715-842-5750 The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s “Fairy Cinema” with Cary Elza · Sun. 9/26, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Elza will discuss The Wizard of Oz and how it was brought to cinema. Starts at 10 am. Free. Frank Meade with Chris Gerboth · Sun. 9/26, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Gerboth will discuss his story about a rock star and actor who returns to his ultraconservative town of Colorado. Starts at 1 pm. Free. Free Movie Sunday: SCOOB! · Sun. 9/26, Jensen Community Center, 487 N Main Street, Amherst. Watch the movie SCOOB!. Popcorn and water for sale onsite. Starts at 2 pm. Free. Two Small Pieces of Glass-The Amazing Telescope · Sun. 9/26, hosted at the UW-Stevens Point Blocher Planetarium, Stevens Point. Learn about the history of the telescope. Starts at 2 pm. Free. Oktoberfest · Sun. 9/26, hosted by St. Stephens United Church of Christ at Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill. Enjoy polka music, brats, hot dogs, mac & cheese, German potato salad and pretzels. Beer also for sale at the brewery. Starts at 3 pm. Free. 715-722-0230 The Landing Anniversary Open House · Tues.-Thurs. 9/28-9/30, The Landing, 707 N. Third St, Wausau. Tours, refreshments and different activities for adults 55 and older each day. Starts at 1 pm. Free. 715-841-1855 2021 CWIMA Manufacturing Expo · Thurs. 9/30, hosted by Central Wisconsin Manufacturer’s Alliance at Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, Rothschild. Expo for anyone interested in working in the manufacturing field. Learn from keynote speakers about their experiences and, if interested, find out how you can get employed in the field. Starts at 8 am. $75. Luminary Garden Walk · Fri. 10/1, Monk Botanical Garden, Wausau. Go for an evening stroll through the illuminated gardens and enjoy a bonfire, hot chocolate, and roasted

marshmallows (bring your own marshmallows and sticks). Starts at 7 pm. $5 per adult, $2 for kids 12 and under and free for members. Cash only. MEC’s Fall Craft & Market Event · Sat. 10/2, hosted by Merrill Enrichment Center at 303 N Sales St, Merrill. Flea market with different arts and crafts. Food truck will be on-site. Starts at 9 am. Free. 715-536-4226 Pull & Pancakes · Sat. 10/2, Willow Springs Garden, Wausau. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and watch the tractor pull. Bring lawn chairs. Breakfast starts at 8:30 am and tractor pull starts at 11 am. $8 per person for the breakfast. 715-675-1171 Old Fashioned Harvest Festival · Sun. 10/3, Willow Springs Garden, Wausau. Breakfast, craft tent, bounce house, kids games and craft tent, concessions barn, live music, mazes, wagon rides, barrel train, stick pony rodeo, and more. Breakfast served at 8 am. Event start at 9 am. Breakfast is $7 per person, $4 ages 6-11, free 5 and under. Event is free. 715-675-1171 Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale · Sun. 10/3, Eagles Club 251, Wausau. Enjoy all you can eat potato, regular, blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes, scrambled eggs with or without cheese, applesauce, milk, and coffee. 3 sausages and orange juice included. Starts at 9 am. $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-10 and free for children 5 and under. 715-845-4795 Annual Fall Dance · Sun. 10/3, Schmidt’s Ballroom, 7085 County Road A, Wausau. Listen and dance to music performed by the Sugarbush Boys Band. Starts at 2 pm. $10 admission. 715-845-9192 Harvest Fest · Sat. 10/9, hosted by Wausau Events, Inc. at 400 Block, Wausau. Pumpkins will be displayed at the 400 block and kids 12 and under can receive one for free. Other activities include tractor pulls, petting zoo, face painting, fall crafts and more. Starts at 10 am. Free but food donations suggested. Harvest Fest at Boulder Junction · Sat. 10/9, Boulder Junction. Go shopping at Peeple’s Park, listen to stories at the public library, stop by the Fire Department’s open house, decorate a pumpkin, shop for baked goods and other items on downtown Main Street, dress up in costume and go on a scavenger hunt, and go to the library for a Halloween Book Walk activity. Vote for small businesses’ scarecrow in a scarecrow decorating contest. Starts at 10 am. Free. Harvest Tea Party Lunch · Sun. 10/10, Willow Springs Garden, Wausau. Enjoy tea, tea sandwiches, homemade soup, salads, sweets and more. Reservations recommended. Starts at 11 am. $12 per person, $4 for ages 6-10. 715-675-1171 Hands on Plants-Horseradish Making · Tues. 10/12, Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau. Dig for horseradish roots to make horseradish. For ages 21 and older. Starts at 6 pm. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. Wausau Cyclone Game · Fri. 10/15, Marathon Park, Wausau. Wausau Cyclones vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues. Starts at 7:10 pm. $9 ticket adult or $10 walk-up, $6 kids 5-18 or $7 walkup, 5 and under free. Pumpkin Painting “Family Art Party” · Sat. 10/16, Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S Chestnut Ave, Marshfield. Paint a pumpkin with acrylic paint. Starts at 9 am. $5. “Weave Your Own Basket” Adult Workshop · Sat. 10/16, Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S Chestnut Ave, Marshfield. Weave a two-section basket. Starts at 10 am. $45.

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Wausau Cyclone Game · Sat. 10/16, Marathon Park, Wausau. Wausau Cyclones vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues. Starts at 7:10 pm. $9 ticket adult or $10 walk-up, $6 kids 5-18 or $7 walkup, 5 and under free. “Wicked” 6-Piece Wood Décor “Exploring the Arts” for Adults · Mon. 10/18, Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S Chestnut Ave, Marshfield. Paint 6 wooden pieces for holiday display. Starts at 6 pm. $20.

OUTDOORS Self-Guided Interpretative Hikes—Tree ID & Leaves · Fri.-Thurs. 9/10-10/14, hosted at Mead Wildlife Area, Milladore. Learn how to identify trees. Daylight Hours. Free. Birkie Trail Run Festival · Fri. & Sat. 9/24-9/25, hosted by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation at Cable, WI. Choose between several races to participate in. Register online by 7 pm on 9/24. First race starts at 5:30 am. Ticket prices online. Hard Rocks Hiking Challenge · Sat. 9/25, hosted by Active Portage County at 7695 Standing Rocks Road, Stevens Point. Go for an 8k, 13k or 16k hike over rocky terrain at Standing Rocks County Park. Starts at 7 am. $30. Third Annual Ice Age Hike-a-thon · Sat. 9/25, hosted by Central Moraines Chapter at the Dells of Eau Claire, Aniwa. Create your own round trip hike or choose between two options: self-paced hike along the Dells Segment or guided loop hike along the Ice Age trail. Snacks bar, breakfast foods and drinks available. T-shirts available for $5 donation. Starts at 8 am. $20 adults, free for ages 18 and under. Wausau Events 5k · Sat. 9/25, hosted by Wausau Events at downtown Wausau Airport, Wausau. Go for a 5k run. Starts at 9 am. $30. Dog-Powered Silent Sports · Sat. 9/25, hosted by Nicolet College at Washburn Silent Sports Trails, Rhinelander. Participate in three sports activities with your dog. Starts at 9 am. $30. Gardens Tours · Sat. 9/25, hosted by Monk Botanical Gardens at 1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau. Every Saturday, garden tours will be available for guests. Starts at 10 am or 2 pm. $2 for non members and free for members. 715-261-6309 2021 Zombie 5k for The Never Forgotten Honor Flight · Sat. 9/25, Rivers Edge Campground, Stevens Point. Dress up as a zombie and go for a 5k run/walk. Starts at 11 am. $10-$20.

137868473315?aff=ebdssbeac 2021 Ultra Trail 15k/50k · Sat. 10/2, hosted by IronBull at State Park Speedway, 147711 N Mountain Rd, Wausau. Put your body to the test with a 15k or 50k race along the Rib Mountain trail. Starts at 6 am. $140 for 50k race and $95 for 15k race. For more details on pricing, additional information and registration, go to Red, White and Blue 5k Run/Walk · Sun. 10/3, Dale’s Weston Lanes, Weston. Go for a 5k run/walk and enjoy a pancake breakfast. Proceeds go to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight of Wisconsin. Pancake breakfast starts at 9:30 am. Race starts at 10 am. $35 until 9/24. $45 after 9/24. $25 kids under 18. Fall Colors Hike · Sat. 10/9, hosted by the Friends of Rib Mountain State Park, Grouse Ln, Rib Mountain. Go hiking and look at the fall colors. Starts at 10 am. Free. Red Granite Grinder · Sat. 10/16, hosted by IronBull at downtown Wausau on the 400 Block. Choose between 85 miles, 50 miles, 144 miles and 12 miles and ride a bike along the gravel trails through the Wausau area. 12 mile ride is recreational, timed, non-competitive and great for the family. Starts at 6 am. Costs $90 for 144 miles, $70 for 85 miles or 50 miles, and $35 for 12 miles (free for ages 18 and under). For more info or registration visit Moon Walk Wisconsin · Sat. 10/16, hosted by Active Portage County at 1850 Plover Road, Plover. Go for a recreational walk along the Tomorrow River State Trail. There’s a 4 mile, 8 mile and 12 mile walk. Bring flashlights and wear a costume. Starts at 5:30 pm. 12 mile walk starts at 6 pm and the 4 mile and 8 mile walks start at 7 pm. $5 through 10/8 and $10 afterwards. Group Hike · Sat. 11/13, hosted by the Friends of Rib Mountain State Park, Rib Mountain. Go on a group hike. Starts at 10 am. Free. Turkey Trot 2021 · Thurs. 11/25, hosted by United Way of Marathon County at 111 S. 1st Ave, Wausau. Walk or run for Marathon County’s hunger coalition. Food proceeds get distributed to pantries and grocers all over Marathon County. Event starts at 8:30 am. No cost. Group Hike · Sat. 12/11, hosted by the Friends of Rib Mountain State Park, Rib Mountain. Go on a group hike. Starts at 10 am. Free.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS The Pine Grove Mausoleum · Thurs. 9/23, hosted online the Marathon County Historical Society. Learn about the history of the Pine Grove Mausoleum. Starts at 12:30 pm. Free. On Facebook Live Ceramic Stamp Workshop with Jillayne Waite · Tues. 9/28, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Learn how to create your own ceramic stamp. All supplies provided. Starts at 9 am. $65. Cider Making Workshop · Tues. 9/28, Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau. Learn how to make cider from apples. For ages 21 and older. Starts at 6 pm. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. Wheel-Throwing with Ben Wendt · Tuesdays 9/28-10/26, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Learn how to make a mug or bowl in a beginning to intermediate wheel-throwing class. All supplies provided. Starts at 6:30 pm. $165. The Pomeranian Settlement Marker · Thurs. 9/30, hosted online the Marathon County Historical Society. Learn about monument in the town of Berlin that recognizes ancestors from Northern Germany. Starts at 12:30 pm. Free. On Facebook Live TEDx-How Rural Communities Thrive in the 21st Century · Fri. 10/1, Nicolet College, Rhinelander. Learn from local speakers what life is like in rural areas. Event will be live streamed in a simulcast room for free. Box lunch will be available for ticket holders and light refreshments will be available to those in the simulcast room. Starts at 8:30 am. Admission $15. https://www.nicoletcollege. edu/admissions/student-experience/student-events/ tedxnicoletcollege-2021 Mental Health First Aid Training · Wed. 10/6, hosted online by Extension Wood County. Learn how to identify mental illness and provide care. Starts at 9 am. Free. Getting You Financially Lit! · Wednesdays 10/6-11/17, YWCA Wausau, 613 5th St, Wausau. Workshop for those ages 1626 who wish to learn how to manage their finances. Starts at 7 pm. $20 for the full series. https://www.eventbrite. com/e/getting-you-financially-lit-a-finance-program-foryoung-adults-tickets-170538531338 Babysitting Rocks! · Thurs. 10/28, YWCA Wausau, 613 5th St, Wausau. Learn how to babysit with lessons about handling emergencies, stress that comes from babysitting, planning activities for children, communication with children and parents and more. Event starts at 10 am. $40. www. Mental Health First Aid Training · Mon. 11/8, hosted online by Extension Wood County. Learn how to identify mental

illness and provide care. Starts at 9 am. Free. Guitar Lessons with Adam Greuel · Running now, hosted online through UWSP. Learn how to play guitar with Adam Greuel of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Lessons times vary. Available to all levels. $69 for 30 minutes, $114 for 60 minutes.

ARTS/EXHIBITS Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau · Free. Gallery hours Wed.-Fri. 11 am-4 pm; Sat. 12 am–4 pm. 715-842-4545, Exhibits on display: Roots: Transplanted, Rhapsodies in Paint, and Wausau WRAP from 9/17-11/6. Inspired by activities and events. Woodson Art Museum, Wausau · Free. Open Tues-Fri 9 am-4 pm, first Thurs. of each month 9 am-7:30 pm, SatSun noon-5 pm and closed Mon. and holidays. Birds in Art 2021 on display from 9/ 11-11/28. Artists’ portrayal of birds using several different mediums. Musicians from Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra will perform Thursdays at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm during the Birds in Art 2021 exhibition. Facemasks and social distancing required. Q Artists Cooperative, Stevens Point · Facemasks optional. Gallery open Tues. 10 am-5 pm, Wed. 10 am-5 pm, Thurs. 10 am-5 pm, Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 11 am-3 pm. Closed Mondays. UW-Stevens Point Carlsten Gallery · Embodiment on display from 9/23-11/5 located on the second floor of the Noel Fine Arts Center. Gallery open Mon. 8 am-3:30 pm, Wed. 8 am-8 pm, Fri. 10 am-4:30 pm, Sat. 8 am-12 pm. Face coverings required indoors. carlsten.aspx Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point · Metamorphosis, gallery committee curated exhibit on display 9/17-10/17 Wed-Fri. 11 am-5 pm and Sat-Sun. 11 am-3 pm. Merrill History & Cultural Center · Open Mon., Weds. and Fri. From 9 am to 1 pm. Appointments can be made for other days. 715-536-5652, Marathon City Heritage Center · Open from noon to 2 pm on the second Sunday of each month from Oct. to April, Open Sun. 4/5 noon-2 pm and 5/3 noon-2 pm. 715-443-2221. Motorama Auto Museum, Aniwa · Open Weds.-Sat. 9 am to 5 pm from May to Oct. Check out 400+ rare, vintage vehicles. $10 for adults, free for kids. 715-449-2141.


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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer Opportunities for the Week of September 20th, 2021 Food delivery drivers needed: The Neighbors’ Place. Volunteers needed to help with food distribution to homebound community members. This position picks up food at The Neighbors’ Place and delivers it at the door of the client’s home. This can be an on-call opportunity. Contact Bettina at 715-845-1966 x 306 or Event Volunteers: Marathon County Historical Society. MC Historical Society hosts events throughout the year and always need volunteers for multiple jobs. From poster distribution and tour guides for events like the Voices from the Past - Cemetery Tour to volunteers for our Antique Tea, American Girl Party and Christmas at the Houses, we’re sure that there is something that will interest you. Contact 715-842-5750 or Shelter Advocate: The Women’s Community. Shelter Advocate volunteers answer The Women’s Community’s 24-hour support line, assist residents living in the shelter, and provide support to callers. Volunteers provide emotional support and will offer information to callers about safety planning, referrals, community resources, emergency shelter, and domestic abuse and sexual assault services provided by The Women’s Community. Staff is always available to support you in your role and working as a community. Training sessions are required for this role. Previous experience is not required. Contact Allie at 715-842-5663 or More Opportunities! Go to the United Way Volunteer Connection volunteer website at to find opportunities YOU can fill!

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Blood Drive · Thurs.-Fri. 9/23-9/24, Stevens Point Blood Donation Center, 3210C Main St, Stevens Point. Starts at 8:15 am. Blood Drive (The Landing Wausau) · Fri. 9/24, 707 Third St, Wausau. Blood drive at The Landing. Starts at 10 am. Blood Drive · Mon. 9/27, Saints Mary and Hyacinth Catholic Church, 819 3rd Avenue, Antigo. Starts at 10 am. Blood Drive · Mon.-Tues. 9/27-9/28, Stevens Point Blood Donation Center, 3210C Main St, Stevens Point. Starts at 11:45 am. Blood Drive · Thurs.-Fri. 9/30-10/1, Stevens Point Blood Donation Center, 3210C Main St, Stevens Point. Starts at 8:15 am. Blood Drive · Thurs. 9/30, Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, 3200 N, Mountain Rd, Wausau. Starts at 1 pm. Blood Drive · Fri. 10/1, St. John Lutheran Church, 901 Eleventh St, Mosinee. Starts at 12:30 pm. Boost Your Balance · Mon. 10/4, hosted online by the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin. Learn some balancing exercises to help reduce your chances of falling. Preregistration required. Starts at 2 pm. Free. Simplify Your Safety: Practical Fall Prevention · Mon. 10/11, hosted online by the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin. Learn about how mobility devices can help prevent falls as well as ways to make your home safer to prevent falls. Preregistration required. Starts at 2 pm. Free. Medicare options through Security Health Plan · hosted weekly, hosted online by the Marshfield Clinic. Learn how Medicare plans offered by Security Health Plan of Wisconsin can help you afford quality insurance. Visit OnlineEvent Personal Needs Closet · First United Methodist Church, 903 3rd St, Wausau. Free toilet paper, paper towel, soap, personal toiletries and laundry detergent. Enter from parking lot on Fulton St. 2nd Tuesdays 1-3 pm, 4th Saturdays 9-11 am. 715-842-2201 Claire’s Critter Closet · First United Methodist Church, 903 3rd St, Wausau. Free cat food, dog food, beds, toys, treats, collars and cat litter. Enter from parking lot on Fulton St. 2nd Tuesdays 1-3 pm, 4th Saturdays 9-11 am. 715-842-2201

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Undergarments needed: Bare Necessities. For too many individuals and families in our community, purchasing undergarments and socks is an expense they struggle to meet. Bare Necessities was created to fill a gap in existing services. Collecting new, packaged garments including socks, t-shirts, infant onesies, and underwear. Contact Workplace Volunteer Council at 715-848-2927 or email Cleaning Supplies: Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center. Stable Hands can use Windex, spray cleaners, liquid hand soap, and paper products including paper towel, toilet paper and Kleenex. Contact Jen at 715-581-6605 or volunteer@ More Donation Opportunities! Go to the United Way Volunteer Connection volunteer website at


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$89 nonmembers. More info at Wausau Branch Swimming Lessons · Tues. 9/7-10/23, hosted by Woodson YMCA at the Wausau YMCA branch. Learn how to swim. Lessons and start times vary. $35 members, $56 nonmembers. More info at After School in the Gardens · Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9/9-11/4, hosted by Monk Botanical Gardens at 1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau. Children can play and explore the gardens as well as prepare a meal. For students in grades K-5. Masks and social distancing required. Starts at 4 pm. Free but registration required. YMCA Youth Soccer · Thursdays 9/9-10/14, hosted by Woodson YMCA at Aspirus Branch Field, Weston. Soccer for ages 4 years-2nd grade. Tennis shoes or cleats as well as shin guards are recommended. Starts at 5 pm for 4-K and 6 pm for grades 1-2. $45 members, $75 nonmembers, fee includes team jersey. More info at Fall Flag Football · Saturdays 9/11-10/16, hosted by Woodson YMCA at Thom Field, Wausau. Flag football for ages 4 years-5th grade. Starts at 9 am for 4-K, 10 am for grades 1-2 and 11 am for grades 3-5. $45 members, $75 nonmembers. More info at Tots in the Gardens · Tuesdays 9/14-10/26, hosted by Monk Botanical Gardens at 1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau. Each week for an hour, children 3-5 can learn about nature through story-telling and nature themed activities. Event starts at 2 pm or 10 am. $2 members, $4 nonmembers. Youth Lacrosse Clinic · Thurs. 9/23-10/21, hosted by Woodson YMCA at the Wausau YMCA Branch Field House. Youth ages 7-12 can learn how to play lacrosse. Starts at 5:30 pm. $40 members, $60 nonmembers. More info at Welcome Back Jamboree! · Fri. 9/24, UWSP Museum of Natural History, Stevens Point. Children can read nature-themed children’s books, color, do a craft and play games. Starts at 10 am. Register at aspx?id=rUucIBTfckGH3wYPhPAaEQU-IdWkR31MiY18cvPBLINUQTdXTFU5U1FMN 0Y5QUFTSThQMU1HUjdMQi4u&fbclid=IwAR25xwUpaAH_K3cCJmBCk1kKglnqF90hARq2g9-g9WYChDvJRRxivCDEZw Creatures of the Night · Fri. 9/24, Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau. Go for a night hike, play games, and do experiments. Starts at 7 pm. Free for members, $8 for nonmembers. Free for ages 3 and under. 2021 Corn Maze · Saturdays and Sundays 9/25-10/24, Willow Springs Garden, Wausau. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, bonfires, s’mores, concessions, games and more. Starts at 9:30 am on Sat. and 10 am on Sun. $5 per person, free for ages 3 and under. 715-675-1171 Drawing Along with Graphic Artist Gillian Goerz · Sat. 9/25, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Goerz will discuss her middle-grade graphic novels and draw a character. Starts at 4 pm. Free. Family Story Time: Going to the Zoo! · Tues. 9/28, hosted online by Marathon County Public Library. Listen to a story about animals at the zoo. Starts at 10 am. Free. Watch on MCPL’s Youtube channel. Educational Programs · Thurs. 9/30, UWSP Museum of Natural History, Stevens Point. Learn through hands-on activities about nature-related topics. Starts at 5 pm. Free. Howl-oween at the Zoo · Sat. 10/9, Wildwood Park & Zoo, Marshfield. Dress up in costume, play games, check out the animals, get candy and travel around the zoo. Carve a pumpkin to decorate the zoo. Starts at 4 pm. $5. The Snail & The Whale · Mon.-Fri. 10/11-10/22, hosted online by the Grand Theater, Wausau. Watch a performance about a snail that travels around the world with a whale. Recommended for grades Pre-K -2. Starts at 8 am. Free. Wednesday Learning Centers · Every Weds., hosted by the Stevens Point Area YMCA and Boys & Girls Club of Portage County. Available for students in K thru 6th grade. Young learners will get the chance to socialize and learn after school. Centers are open all day. $10 per child. More info at

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▲ Kristy Medo moved her massage business, Massage Associates, to the space formerly home to DaySpring Spa.

In 2009 massage therapist and fitness instructor Kristy Medo had started the Salon Spa and Fitness Studio at 530

McClellan Street in Wausau. She sold it in 2015. During the pandemic the owner of Apex Wellness (who had renamed at that address) struggled to maintain staff and asked Medo for help, she says. “I was already at capacity myself because unlike many other massage therapists I

chose to continue working the entire time through the pandemic,” she says. The exact opposite happened of what one might think would. “In our industry instead of massage collapsing, since it’s therapeutic touch, it actually exploded,” says Medo. “We were serving people who were really starting to feel very disconnected and, with the stresses of all the new adaptations, like kids at home, working from home, those sorts of things.” Then recently the space opened up in Washington Square in downtown Wausau where DaySpring spa once resided. “I took on that energy once again to grow.” Medo, who likes to go with the ebb and flow of things, saw this as an opportunity coming to light. “If you’re too forward-thinking then you might miss what is really meant to be, so I just went with it.” Medo moved Massage Associates from the McClellan address and on Sept. 1 opened the luxe Washington Square spot. The location has seven treatment rooms, six for massage, and one room for Verve, who is using the space to expand their growing clientele needs. Verve offers esthetic services such as lashes, facials, brows, and more. Medo is already exceptionally busy. “I’m doing probably three times the amount of sessions I’ve ever done in my life and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.” When people who were regularly getting massages lost their practitioners in the pandemic they sought out Medo. “So most of my clients will typically book out one year or more, at a time with me,” she says. According to Medo, she’s been booked before she even opened the new facility. “To get on my calendar now could take close to three months.” Medo renovated the current space into a calming, ethereal surrounding with the help of Evolutions in Design and EchoScapes Wausau. “We involved Randy from Evolutions in Design and he was pretty much a catalyst for the color choices, in the com-

mon areas, as well as our exterior. He chose a lot of the pieces that you see around here,” says Medo. One thing that catches the eye is the bright and vivid murals on the backs of the treatment room walls. “There’s a lot of scientific studies done on the importance of exposure to different colors for a healthy mindset and brain stimulation and whatnot,” says Medo. “In a typical environment, massage therapists are usually working out of rooms that are brown, they’re all dimly lit, they’re very, very muted tones,” she says. “So there’s not a lot of peripheral stimuli for the therapist.” In other words, therapists like Medo who are working nine to 11 hour days in rooms with all the calming sedation find it’s hard to keep their energy up. The mural is for the therapist, she says. The guests most of the time are going to have their eyes closed, or they’re going to be face down so they’re not really going to experience the wall. What the guests do experience is the soothing front lobby and the atrium with the massive and unique metal tree sculpture by EcoScapes Wausau. Price-per-session, as well as monthly memberships, are offered and Medo found that during the pandemic many clients were coming in religiously every month. “Rather than paying $90 for deep tissue massage, with the membership it’s $77,” she says. Massage Associates offers Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports massage. They also include Cupping, Hot Stone, Myofascial release, Couples and Pregnancy massage. For more information see their website at: or reach them by phone at 715-849-3000. They are located at 300 N. 3rd Street, Suite 109 in Washington Square. Services for Verve at Massage Associates are also listed on the website. 4988

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