Charges requested against former Weston clerk | Weekly Wausonian
Wausau news for the week of July 20, 2023
Charges have been requested against a former clerk in Weston accused of stealing village funds.
Everest Metro Police Chief Clayton Schulz told The Wausonian this week that the police agency has requested felony theft charges against Theresa Coleman following an investigation. The village of Weston fired Coleman after conducting its own investigation when a routine finance audit revealed missing funds.
No charges have been filed as of Wednesday, according to online court records. Messages sent to District Attorney Theresa Wetzsteon were not returned as of Wednesday.
This week, The Wausonian looked at school report cards for area districts. None of them have recovered from the pandemic-induced distance learning.
What else in Wausau?
Park scrubbing: Work began this week on cleaning up environmental contamination at Riverside Park. Soil excavation began Monday, with 370 tons of dirt hauled to the Marathon County landfill. Residents in the area celebrated the cleanup after citizen activists began calling for the park’s cleanup several years ago.
Florida, here we come: Central Wisconsin Airport announced this week airline Avelo will be offering non-stop flights to Orlando. The new route will operate starting Oct. 5 and will run twice weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays.
Around the metro
Fort busted: Marathon County Deputies discovered and arrested a fugitive who was hiding out in a fort in the woods in order to evade the law. Shawn Clark was wanted in Shawano County for violating the sex offender registry rules. Clark is now being held on a $1,500 cash bond and awaiting an attorney, according to court records.
Superintendent search: The Mosinee School District is searching for a new superintendent after its current one resigned to take another job. David Munoz took a job in Menomonee Falls, after serving in the role in Mosinee since 2019. Robert Way is serving in the interim role while the district searches for a new superintendent.
Greenheck tragedy: A 35-year employee of Greeneck Fan Corp. died following a workplace incident last week. OSHA is investigating the incident that led to Frank Lotharius being hospitalized, and ultimately dying from the work place accident.
New Grand Ave biz: A business called the Grand Avenue Artifactory received an OK from the city’s Liquor License Subcommittee and the Public Health and Safety Committee for a Class B liquor license in order to include wine with its baskets. The business will feature gifts, wine and home decor that’s artisan hand-crafted, recycled, refurbished, vintage and or antique. It’ll be located at 2312 Grand Avenue, in a little white building next to the R Store between Eau Claire Boulevard and Ethel Street. It appears the shop plans to open its doors in mid-August.
Boutique hotel grand opening: Onora Suites, the micro-hotel on Grant Street across from the Graebel Moving Company building downtown, had its ribbon cutting this week and is officially open. The micro-hotel also features the Venado Cerveceria, a small tap room open to the public that’s located within the hotel.
Friday, July 21: Bomber and Red have a name that catches attention. Their music ought to keep it. This male-female duet harmonize well, and their abilities have helped them open at Stevens Point’s Levitt Amp series as well as play at the Sconni River Bluegrass Fest. Check them out at Intermission. 9:30 pm. Check out the event page for more.
Thursday, July 20: Downtown Wausau has been a bit quiet lately, but events like this are just the thing to liven the area up. The second Wausau Night Market will occupy the 400 Block from 5-9 pm this Thursday. Check out a number of artisans with wares to sell all in one spot plus food and live music. This is the second of three markets planned for the summer. Check out the Facebook page for more info.
Saturday, July 22: There is something about listening to old school country music while hanging out on the farm as the sun sets, with a delicious pizza on your table. Stoney Acres welcomes Jesse and the Medicine Men to the farm to play during pizza night. Jesse and the Medicine Men bring that old school style country that is starting to reappear a lot, with a dusty, deep voice that ought to go well with a Stoney Pepperoni pizza and Stoney Acres Brewery beer. 4-8:30 pm. Check out stoneyacres.farm for more.
Venado Cerveceria's Tap Room is now open for business in downtown Wausau! Located at 209 Grant Street, lobby of Onora Suites, this new establishment officially opened its doors on the June 30, creating a haven for beer enthusiasts and a welcoming space for all. At Venado Cerveceria, we have crafted an inviting atmosphere that offers a perfect setting for you to unwind and enjoy a refreshing draft beer. Whether you're a resident or a guest at Onora suites, we extend a warm invitation to experience the taste and ambiance we have carefully cultivated. Operating hours for the Tap Room are as follows: Weekdays: 11 AM to 7 PM; Friday and Saturday: 11 AM to 9 PM. Join us in celebrating this exciting milestone at Venado Cerveceria's Tap Room and discover the variety of beers we have on tap. We can't wait to share this experience with you!
College baseball: The Wausau Woodchucks came up short against the Battle Creek Battle Jacks Tuesday, losing games 10-8 and 5-2. The Chucks are tied for second, two games out of first place behind the Madison Mallards for the second half of the season.
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