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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 Senior 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.

    • 10:28 AM
  1. Ray Slatton

    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.

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  2. Child of the Week

    Age: 9

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Turk, from left, George and Neal Flory were part of a local hockey team in the 1950s. Photo courtesy Randal Zarnke

    Column: 1950's 'hockey heroes' inspire hard work, love of game

    A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to go back to my hockey roots. I reconnected with two of my first hockey heroes.

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  3. For a spectacular show in the garden and the biggest bang for your buck, buy packages of summer-flowering bulbs, such as these Oriental X trumpet hybrid lilies. Photos by Rob Zimmer/For Daily Herald Media

    Plants for Less: Time is now for bare-root perennials and summer-flowering bulbs

    Looking to save money on your plant purchases this growing season?

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  4. The latest Master Gardener class in Outagamie County focused on growing roses and caring for your lawn. Rob Zimmer/Post-Crescent Media

    Yard MD blog: What it takes to become a master gardener

    Last night's programs at the Outagamie County Master Gardener class were excellent, where we learned all about roses, including the best ones for our area, and which to avoid.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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    'Peeplito's' by Hannah Goman, 12, of Stevens Point will be on display during the seventh annual Peeps Arts Show at the Riverfront Arts Center. The show opens Saturday and runs through April 26. Jamie Jung/Stevens Point Journal Media

    Annual Peeps Show builds excitement for Riverfront Arts Center (with video)

    Hannah Goman, 12, of Stevens Point had never visited the Riverfront Arts Center until last year's Peeps Art Show.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Paula Hall of Wausau who plays the Spider Woman and Zachary Wild, a UWMC student who plays Molina, embrace during a dance number at rehearsal, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, for UWMC's upcoming play, 'The Kiss of the Spider Woman.' Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    UWMC to stage 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'

    The University of Wisconsin Marathon County Theatre Department will present the Broadway musical 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' next week in the UW Center for Civic Engagement Theater, 625 Stewart Ave.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  7. This spiral-sliced ham is stuffed with thin slices of sweet potatoe. AP

    Easter dinner

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

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

    Turn carrots into 'pasta' with quick peeling

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

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

    Versatile, fresh mini cakes fit for festive dessert

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

    • Apr. 10, 2014

    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
  11. 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
  12. On the Placemat: What didn't spill last week?

    I'm sure you've heard the adage, 'Don't cry over spilled milk.' That wisdom saved me many a tear this week.

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

    Cake a Month: Roll out spring with Jelly Roll Cake

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

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  14. Ratatouille cakes AP

    Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

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

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

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

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

    Quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

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

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  17. 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

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

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

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  19. Dan Christianson

    Helping Hands

    Name: Daniel Christianson (aka Mr. C)

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  20. Michelle Armstrong

    Safe Kids: Playground safety

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

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  21. Yard MD Tip of the Week: Dealing with winter burn on evergreen trees and shrubs

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

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  22. Creation of a hunt on migratory tundra swans in Wisconsin is one of the most controversial topics being discussed across the state in tonight's annual Conservation Congress Spring Hearings, held in each county at 7 p.m. Anyone who has an opinion either way on this topic, or any other on the agenda, should attend their county's scheduled hearing. Rob Zimmer/Post-Crescent Media.

    Yard MD blog: Be heard

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

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

    Maintaining overall health can help protect hearing

    There are hundreds of benefits from daily exercise.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Sarah Goetz

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

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

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Change up your routine: Healthy ways to reinvent yourself

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

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Katie Goplerud, right, a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student, keeps a black bear cub warm before weighing it as part of the Wisconsin black bear research project that took place at Treehaven on March 5. The cub was residing with three other cubs and its mother in a den at Treehaven. Behind Goplerud, on the left, is Shelby Hiestand, Wisconsin DNR biologist, who is stationed in Merrill and manages wildlife areas in Lincoln and Langlade counties. Photo courtesy Treehaven

    Treehaven bears become part of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point study

    Kevin Burns, the forest ecologist at Treehaven, gets credit for first discovering the bear den last fall.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Historical fiction sparks continued conversation on Civil Rights movement

    In preparation for a summer class that I will be teaching, I have been reading stories set in the 1960s. Students will explore the Civil Rights movement through literature, film clips, photos and oral histories.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Pet of the week

    Name: Annie

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Paul Smith, center, directs as the River Valley Harmonizers rehearse Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus in Wausau for their upcoming concert at the Grand theater. Dan Young/Daily Herald Media

    A stroll down memory lane

    When one hears the music of a barbershop quartet, it likely takes him back to a time in life when thing were a bit simpler.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  26. Wausau School District's Our Network for Education

    Because of volunteers in the Wausau School District's volunteer program, Our Network for Education, students receive extra academic assistance; students have mentors to guide them on their academic and life journeys; teachers have extra time to spend with

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  27. Carla Eberhardy of Greenheck Fan Corporation and Nancy Cedar of Wausau School District fill backpacks with school supplies for the 2013 Fill A Backpack, Fill A Need Project. Contributed photo

    Workplace Volunteer Council

    The mission of the Workplace Volunteer Council, or WVC, is to enhance the quality of life in Marathon County by promoting volunteerism.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  28. Wings-A Grief Education Ministry

    Our loyal volunteers have more than 93 years of combined service! They give a priceless gift to the organization and their community, the gift of time.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  29. Volunteers Jeannie Johnson, from left, Sande Sliwicki, Kathy Peterson, Lynda Binder and Alison Morrow have fun at the Guys Who Grill fundraiser. Contributed photo

    YWCA Wausau

    Because of volunteers, we are able to achieve our mission of Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women through our Bullying is NEVER Cool! Program, Diversity Camp, Women's Empowerment and Financial Literacy session, and various clubs.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  30. Safety volunteer Dan Conrad assists paddler Ashley Knutson in the surf at Whitewater Park. Contributed photo

    Wausau Whitewater

    Volunteering: It's usually the dry side of Wausau Whitewater. What a crew you are. Without your volunteer help at our competitions and recreational releases, the water wouldn't flow so well.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  31. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

    Volunteers interested in art and extending hospitality to visitors are the heart of the Woodson Art Museum.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  32. Festival volunteers Sara Roquemore, from left, Diane Yunek and Katie Rosenberg staff the information tent at the 2013 Festival of Arts. Contributed photo

    Wausau Festival of Arts

    Drawing 120 artists and 40,000 visitors annually, the Festival of Arts comes to life every fall on the streets of downtown Wausau through the tireless efforts of its volunteers and the generosity of our community.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  33. Native to our area, wild columbine is a joy to see blooming in early spring with its red and yellow flowers hanging like jewels from tall stems. ROB ZIMMER/Post-Crescent

    YardMD: Traditional columbine brightens spring gardens

    One of the sweetest memories of my youth was exploring the forests around our grandmother's cabin in rural Marinette County and picking bouquets of columbine flowers.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  34. Church news

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

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  35. 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
  36. Jack Voight, owner of the Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin, Appleton, plans to introduce resolutions to help raise awareness of the plight of the Monarch in Wisconsin at next week's annual Wisconsin Conservation Congress spring hearings. One of Voight's proposals is making the Monarch our State Butterfly. Rob Zimmer/Post-Crescent Media

    YardMD blog: Monarch as Wisconsin's State butterfly?

    Jack Voight, owner of the Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin, Appleton, is passionate about butterflies and butterfly habitat.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    David Lorio serves a glass of beer at the Red Eye Brewing Co. in Wausau in 2010. Red Eye will offer its beer at this year's Rhythm & Brews. Daily Herald Media file photo

    Rhythm & Brews returns

    The annual Rhythm and Brews event, now in its 10th year, returns to Weston this week with beer-tasting, live music, a silent auction and more.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
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    Dance-themed humane society fundraiser set

    A sit-down dinner, silent auction and ballroom dancing exhibitions will be part of an event Saturday to benefit the Humane Society of Marathon County.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  37. Gina Loeffel, left, makes a purchase from the Wausau Events, Inc. soda tent staffed by Ashley Henseler, Jenny Johnson, both of Abby Bank, and Terry Geurink, Wausau Events board member. Contributed photo

    Wausau Events, Inc.

    Because of our volunteers, the community and its visitors have an opportunity to experience multiple free or low-cost events throughout the year.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  38. A dedicated 2-1-1 volunteer of 22 years, Kay Rossman is ready to assist callers. Contributed photo

    United Way's 2-1-1

    Volunteers at 2-1-1 refer people to services in the community that can help resolve problems and improve quality of life. For example, an elderly couple is referred to a senior transportation service.

    • Apr. 9, 2014

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