An officer-involved shooting, No Mow May passes and more
The Wausonian Weekly Roundup April 29, 2021
State police are investigating a homicide in Weston Friday — but details about the incident are sparse.
Officers responded to a call from a Weston apartment complex at 3:30 am Friday from a woman asking for assistance. Upon arrival, they heard a woman scream. They entered the apartment and encountered an armed man. Police shot at the man and critically injured him.
When police entered the building, they found a woman dead inside the apartment of an apparent stab wound. The woman was the same who called police, a later update from state investigators say.
The Department of Criminal Investigation has taken control of the investigation. Neither the name of the suspect or the victim have been released.
What else in Wausau?
Good news for those who love bees — the city of Wausau recently passed an ordinance that allows residents to not mow their lawns in May to help pollinators. Those interested can sign up at No Mow May.
The city of Wausau will help fund the new Taste ‘N Glow Balloon Fest that’s slated to run in the town of Stettin. Though technically outside the city limits, the city passed a rule a couple of years back allowing room tax dollars to fund events outside the city if they generate tourism for Wausau. The city is paying $10,000 to help sponsor the event.
Marathon County’s sports complex has a new name: People’s Sports Complex. The parks department and People’s State Bank agreed to a five-year deal to solidify naming rights for the sports complex. Previously it had been known as Eastbay Sports Complex, but that deal ran out and Eastbay didn’t renew as it shrinks its presence in Wausau.
Billy Bronsted and the Loot make their return to Wausau 8 pm Saturday at Malarkey’s Pub. Bronsted, who recently moved to Colorado, has returned with many Wausau musicians in tow and he works on his next album.
If you’re up for a little road trip, District 1 Brewery in Stevens Point will host a food truck festival starting at 11 am Saturday. The event will actually kick off with a 10k fun run starting at 10 am, with live music throughout the day and more than one dozen food trucks. Click this link for more info.
Good news for long-time hockey fans: A familiar name is returning. The Wausau RiverWolves have new owners, and those new owners are bringing back a familiar name: The Wausau Cyclones. The name is an homage to the old team, run by the dad of one of the owners in the group that bought the RiverWolves. The team will remain a Tier III junior league team.
Girls softball already started last week, with Wausau East losing to SPASH 9-0 and Wausau West losing both doubleheader games to Wisconsin Rapids. Everest headed to Marshfield too late for Wausonian’s press times. High school baseball teams start play today (April 29), and girl’s soccer starts up on May 4.
The WausaUltra BigBackyard will takes place this weekend starting Friday. The race has athletes running laps of 4.167 miles every hour on the hour. Forever. Ok, at least until there is one person left who still wants to continue. Wausonian will provide an update with the results in next week’s edition.
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