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7 On Your Side: Gas Saving Tips

Updated: 07/01/2005 - We certainly don't have to tell you about the high price of gasoline as you fill up for your holiday weekend trip, but we can give you some 7 oOn Your Side advice to use less fuel.

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Making Sense to Save Cents

Updated: 07/01/2005 - Gas prices are $0.30 higher this 4th of July compared to last year, so here are some Seven on Your Side tips to help keep your bill down.

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Deadly Crash in Lincoln County

Updated: 07/01/2005 - A motorcycle and van crash Thursday (June 30, 2005) turns fatal in the Town of Birch.

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Rogers Theater Sold

Updated: 07/01/2005 - The Rogers Theater in downtown Wausau has new owners, and they have some pretty decent plans for it.

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Local Soldier Injured in Iraq

Updated: 07/01/2005 - The roadside bomb that killed Army Specialist Charles Kaufman of Fairchild also injured a soldier from Pittsville.

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Budget Passes Senate

Updated: 07/01/2005 - The state Senate has approved the state's budget after pulling off an all-nighter.

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Army Veteran Re-Enlists in Military

Updated: 07/01/2005 - A 14-year absence from the military is not stopping a Portage County man from enlisting in the Wisconsin National Guard. Moved by the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the service of other soldiers, he's decided to rejoin the armed forces at age 42.

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Matt Lacke Named Citizen of the Year

Updated: 06/30/2005 - An area teenager fighting a courageous battle with cancer is being honored in his hometown of Edgar. Nineteen-year-old Matt Lacke has been named the citizen of the year.

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Local Tribe One of Those Not Paying State Fees

Updated: 06/30/2005 - The Forest County Potawatomi won't pay Wisconsin $44 million in gaming fees, citing the State Supreme Court Ruling the governor overstepped his authority by extending and expanding the compact with the state.

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Aquatic Center Could Bring Fun and Taxes

Updated: 06/30/2005 - A proposed aquatic center in Wisconsin Rapids could offer a great time for a hot summer's day, but community members must decide whether the cost is worth it.

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Revisiting Terror

Updated: 06/30/2005 - Imagine being taken hostage for more than a year in a foreign country, and then finding out that one of the people who interrogated you is about to be the president of that country. A local man says that's exactly what's happening to him now.

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New Digs

Updated: 06/30/2005 - The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce is getting a new home, and hopefully that will attract more visitors to the area.

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Importance of Child Safety Seats

Updated: 06/29/2005 - Buckling up for safety is the law, but it may not prevent your kids from getting hurt in an accident. Safety experts recommend child safety seats for kids through age eight, and a Weston woman says they saved her kids' lives.

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No Camping Vacancies

Updated: 06/29/2005 - You may have a tough time trying to find an available camp site in Wisconsin this weekend. A budget crisis in the state of Minnesota may have campers there flocking here to the Badger State.

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Free Plane Rides

Updated: 06/29/2005 - There are free airplane rides for kids Wednesday (June 29, 2005) night at the Wausau Downtown Airport.

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Budget Debate Begins in Senate

Updated: 06/29/2005 - Republicans in the state Senate will begin debating the budget Wednesday (June 29, 2005), and try to get enough votes to pass it.

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"Live Now" Bike Tour Reaches Boise, ID

Updated: 06/28/2005 - Chances are you'd be really sore after biking more than 600 miles in nine days, so it's a good thing cyclists on the "Live Now" bike tour have the day off to rest.

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Keeping Kids Busy Throughout the Summer

Updated: 06/28/2005 - It's easy to get caught up sitting in front of the TV for extended periods of time, but it's only going to hurt your kids when they go back to school in the fall and keep them from socializing with their friends.

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500 Miles Is Easy When You're Having Fun

Updated: 06/28/2005 - Eight hundred bicyclists make their way from the U.P. to Madison and then back to Prairie du Chien, but they make several scheduled stops along the way.

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Staying Safe on the Water

Updated: 06/28/2005 - A local teenager is dead after drowning in Vilas County over the weekend. Officials say 14-year-old Thomas Scanlon of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin drowned at a residence Sunday night, and unfortunately it's not an uncommon way for kids in our area to die, but it doesn't have to be.

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Summit on Aging in Wisconsin Rapids

Updated: 06/28/2005 - An effort to help our state's growing elderly population is underway right here in our area this week.

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Victims Meet Their Youth Offenders

Updated: 06/27/2005 - The Marathon County Restorative Justice Program brings offenders together with the victims of their crimes to both help them understand how they impacted people and to hopefully make some amends.

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Strawberries in Bloom

Updated: 06/27/2005 - Farmers say it's the best crop they've seen in years, and it should last throughout the weekend.

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Chemical Spill at UWSP

Updated: 06/27/2005 - Some scary moments on the UW-Stevens Point campus Monday afternoon. A chemical spill forced the closure of the science building on campus. And even though only a small amount was spilled, emergency crews didn't want to take any chances.

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