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Worker Died in Schofield Plant Explosion

Updated: 10/17/2005 - Thirty-three-year-old Billy Smith, a husband and father of four, died in the explosion Friday morning at the American Wood Fibers plant, not in the fire as officials first thought.

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Hazardous Waste Collection Cancelled

Updated: 10/16/2005 - Because of the Schofield fire, Marathon County's hazardous waste collection scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.

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Volunteers Extend a Helping Hand

Updated: 10/16/2005 - No insurance, no problem. No money, that's also not a problem, thanks to volunteers and donations. Thanks to generous volunteers, people who can't afford healthcare were able to get it Saturday.

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Fall Color Peak Brings Tourists to Rib Mountain

Updated: 10/14/2005 - We've had a beautiful stretch of weather, and this weekend will be one of our last chances to check out the fall colors at their peak. It's also a great chance for tourists to come to our area.

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Schofield Fire Kills Worker

Updated: 10/17/2005 - An explosive fire early Friday (10/14) destroyed a Schofield business and killed one worker. A second worker was taken to a local hospital with burns.

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Cutting the Rug... Ballroom Style

Updated: 10/14/2005 - It's on TV, in the movies and has even become a competitive sport. It's ballroom dancing, which is enjoying a big comeback in American pop culture right now. Some dancing schools are reporting a 20 percent boost in people enrolling in classes, and it's not just folks old enough to remember dancing in the 1940s who are tripping the light fantastic.

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Firewood Demand, Prices on the Rise

Updated: 10/14/2005 - With the soaring cost of fuel this winter, many people are falling back on traditional firewood to heat their homes. Now, wood sellers say the demand has been so great this fall, their prices are also going up.

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A Closer Look at Avian Flu

Updated: 10/13/2005 - You may have heard about the possible threat of an avian flu pandemic. A report in U.S.A. Today shows that more than 10,000 people could die in Wisconsin alone if a pandemic occurs.

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Status of Restaurant to Be Decided

Updated: 10/13/2005 - By the end of Thursday (October 13, 2005), we'll be able to tell you if a deal's been reached between the Wausau city attorney and Zach Jusufi.

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Educating Parents About Drugs

Updated: 10/13/2005 - The Wausau School District is teaming up with Northcentral Health Care and Head Start to bring you a four-part series on drugs in our community.

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Help With Unruly Kids

Updated: 10/13/2005 - “Kids gone wild, parents gone crazy" is a seminar Thursday (October 13, 2005) to help parents with unruly children.

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The Next Packers President

Updated: 10/13/2005 - Before Ron Wolf, Mike Holmgren or Brett Favre, it was Packers President and CEO Bob Harlan who started the team's return to prominence. Now he's naming his successor.

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Jackpot Reaches $290 Million

Updated: 10/13/2005 - Nobody hit the jackpot in Wednesday (October 12, 2005) night's Powerball drawing, which means Saturday's (October 15, 2005) will be worth $290 million.

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Man Charged With Shocking Girl With Dog Collar

Updated: 10/13/2005 - Authorities in Washington County say he shocked his eight-year-old stepdaughter with a dog collar because she wasn't getting ready for school fast enough. Now he's charged with child abuse.

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Swimming Season Opens for Infants and Tots

Updated: 10/13/2005 - Summer may be over, but for some children and their parents swimming season is just starting. Kids as young as six months got their first lesson in Stevens Point.

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Promoting Gun Safety With Project Child Safe

Updated: 10/13/2005 - A loaded firearm is an accident waiting to happen. That's what Project Child Safe says. They're a group touring our area to promote gun safety and give away free gun locks.

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No Changes in Store for Highway 34

Updated: 10/13/2005 - The stretch of state highway near Lake Du Bay will stay the same, even though some in that area say it's nothing more than a death trap.

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One Lane Open on Highway 29

Updated: 10/12/2005 - A portion of Highway 29 westbound in Rothschild is down to one lane Wednesday (October 12, 2005) morning after a semi truck went into the ditch and caught fire.

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