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The Weekly Wausonian: Bull Falls Brewery confirms sale
Wausau news for May 4, 2024 (and may the FOURTH be with you)
Bull Falls Brewery on Saturday put out a press release confirming it’s for sale.
The Wausonian was the first last week to report that the brewery had appeared on an auction site. The auction is scheduled to begin June 15, according to the New Mill Capital site, and is for sale until then. Individual items are for sale at the brewery.
Until the sale, the business would remain open and events that are planned will continue.
Bull Falls owners didn’t mention the auction in their press release and didn’t respond to questions about it from The Wausonian.
Subscribers this week saw several stories, including two about the controversy around a Wausau East band teacher allegedly bullying a student:
What else in Wausau?
Where did all the fruit trees go?: Many on social media are wondering where the fruit trees on the corner of Grand Avenue and Thomas Street went? Turns out they were moved to 3M and Pleasant View Park. The trees were planted as part of a community garden on the former Vino Latte sight, but that site will become housing. (The location of the fruit trees has been corrected.)
Skate city: City leaders held off on unveiling a new design for the city’s skate park — because they’re not yet sure how much of it they’ll be able to afford. The city has $270,000 set aside for the skate park, but the new design will cost about $500,000, Parks Director Jamie Polley says. They plan to apply for grants and do some fundraising, but Polley says they didn’t want to put out the design and get people excited only to have to pull back some features. The park will be more of a street style design, she says.
Mountain bike open: Ringle’s mountain bike trails opened Tuesday, according to Central Wisconsin Off-Road Cycling Coalition. Parts of the Underdown did as well. But others remain closed due to unusually wet conditions. Check with the Marathon County Parks Department for updates as trails open.
Pilot prevails: A defamation suit against the Wausau Pilot and Review was summarily dismissed this week. IROW owner and now-state senator Cory Tomczyk sued the Pilot after a story ran saying he used a slur against gay people in a county meeting in 2021. Judge Scott Corbett found that Tomczyk was essentially a public figure at the time and that Tomczyk was unable to prove actual malice in what was printed.
Diner on the way: A diner in the works for years looks like it’ll be opening soon. Called Westsider Diner and Lounge, owner Tyler Vogt says it’ll launch with a soft opening mid-May. The diner goes back to the 1920s and has been closed or between owners for the past 30 years, Vogt says. The diner is located at 628 N. Third Ave., just north of Bridge Street. Vogt has been working on the diner for years, including exposing the historic Ringle brick on the walls.
Got soap?: Magnolia Soap Company just opened in the former Lamplighter space on Third Street downtown. The store has dozens of locations, most of them in the southern United States.
Friday, May 5: It’s Cinco de Mayo, and what better way to celebrate than with Arrow Sports Club and two well-loved local musicians? You know Brad Emanuel, the singer-guitarist who has become a staple of central Wisconsin. He’s joined by the amazing guitarist Harold Melo. And of course there will be tacos and margaritas. Sounds like a recipe for fun. 8 pm. See the event page for more.
Friday, May 5: Lamplight Sessions hasn’t slowed down since it launched last year — the Mosinee live music venue just keeps bringing the heat. This band, called Humbird, is just one more example of the level of talent LS is bringing to the area. Humbird is Siri Undlin, and her voice over her timeliness Americana sound will just knock your socks off. 7 pm. Tickets and info here.
Saturday, May 6: When Nick Anderson and the Skinny Lovers took the stage at the 400 Block for Concerts on the Square, they really kicked things up a notch. Somehow the three-some managed generate enough energy to fill that enormous stage. They’ve had some big success since then, including several of their songs being licensed by Netflix, the Discovery channel and others, and charting No. 1 on the independent music charts. Come see them in this smaller setting, a place that’s been bringing the music for years, Malarkey’s Pub. 8 pm. See the event page for more.
Tuesday, May 16: If you were awake and aware in the 2000s, you know about American Idol, a huge success for network television. Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard were a huge part of that success. Now the dynamic duo is bringing their talent to the Grand Theater as part of a new tour. If you were a fan of the show, this is must-see theatery. (Yes I made up that work to fit my rhyme scheme.) 7:30 pm. See here for ticket info.
Looking for kids/family events? Check out the family-oriented listing from The Wausonian’s partner Wausau Mama, who puts together a weekly listing of children/family activities.
Ultra Win: Mosinee’s Korey Konietzki won the 2023 WausaUltra last weekend. If you didn’t know, WausaUltra is a backyard-style event, meaning runners complete loops of just over four miles every hour on the hour until there is only one person is left standing.
Mount Everest in our backyard: This week IronBull Director Andrea Larson became the first person in Wisconsin to complete an Everesting — climbing 8,848 meters on any hill by bike or foot (Larson did it on foot). Larson did that by climbing a path on Rib Mountain 71 times. Larson not only completed the challenge but did it faster than any other woman, setting a new American record.
Softball: D.C. Everest finally dropped a game last week, and is now tied with Wisconsin Rapids for first place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. The Evergreens lost 13-6 to SPASH on Thursday, before defeating Wausau West 18-1 in five innings.
Baseball: D.C. Everest remains tied for first place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference after defeating Wausau West 8-3 on Thursday. The Evergreens are 4-1 for the season now, as is SPASH.
Girls soccer: D.C. Everest remains the top Wausau area team in the Wisconsin Valley conference, tied for second with Wisconsin Rapids with a 2-1 record. The Evergreens lost 3-0 to Marshfield on Tuesday.
Boys tennis: D.C. Everest remains tied for first place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference, now 3-0 along with SPASH. The Evergreens defeated Wausau East in straight sets Thursday, but the Panthers did the same to Marshfield. Everest an SPASH are slated to face off today (Thursday) to settling who will remain number one in the Valley.
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