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Wausau news for the week of Thanksgiving, 2021
The superintendent of D.C. Everest School District announced last week that she will be retiring next year.
Kristine Gilmore served 19 years as D.C.E. Superintendent and will have worked with the district for 25 years total, starting as junior high principal and athletic director.
Gilmore oversaw a major building project in the last few years and a completely new STEM area of the school, with a hydroponics bay, automotive shop and welding center among others.
Gilmore will officially retire in June. The D.C. Everest School Board will start its search for a replacement soon.
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What else in Wausau?
An arrest made at the Wausau Post Office last week turned out to have nothing to do with the mail. A sheriff’s office lieutenant told The Wausonian that a man was arrested on charges related to heroin. The man was the subject of a Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force investigation and just happened to be going to the post office when they made their arrest.
A babysitter accused of hiding the death of an infant under her care was found guilty last week. Marissa Tietsort pleaded no contest to charges of child abuse and first degree reckless homicide during a plea hearing. Police reports say the child died under her care, and she went about her day, bundling up the child and returning it to the mother as if nothing happened. She will face sentencing in March.
The Wausau City Council passed its budget Tuesday evening. The budget includes one of largest levy increases in recent history — more than $2 million — and a tax rate increase of 46 cents per 1,000. Officials say that will be offset by a change in equalized value this year, which paired with lower levy asks in other taxing jurisdictions could lead to lower tax bills.
A graduate of D.C. Everest starred in a Lionsgate production, and the school will host a screening of the film. Set for 1:30 pm Dec. 4 at the high school, DCE grad Skylar Witte will star in the film Last Shoot Out with Bruce Dern, Cam Gigandet, Michael Welch and David Deluise. Witte is also on the cast list for the new Top Gun: Maverick. Witte is a former Miss Wisconsin, model and now Hollywood actress living in LA.
For all you night owls out there, a familiar face is returning to town. Max Koepke will play the Glass Hat 10 pm Saturday. Koepke got his start as a teenager and quickly built up a following. For awhile, it seemed like he was playing everywhere. Though he’s moved to Chicago for school, Koepke still books gigs in the area when he returns home to visit. It has been nice to see him doing his thing. I’d tell you to bring your bike, since The Glass Hat has really steered into being bike friendly, but dang it’s cold out these days. (He also played the new place The Garage in Rib Mountain on Wednesday - unfortunately too late for our publication.)
And if your kids are ready to let Santa know what they want for Christmas (and the jolly man might want to know early this year because, you know, supply chains and all), head on down to the Labor Temple Saturday morning. Santa will be there from 8 am and your kids can have breakfast with old Saint Nick, as well as hand him their wishlists. $7 adults, $3 kids 5-12, under 5 get in free.
High school boys hockey kicks off next week. The first game, between Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids, is slated for Dec. 2. Merrill/East plays the following Tuesday and Everest will play its first game the following Thursday. Other sports such as girls and boys basketball kick off in early December.
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