Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
Motorcycles rumbled through central Wisconsin Saturday for the 10th annual Wausau Fire Charity Ride.More >>
BROOKFIELD (AP) -
Wisconsin's longest-serving congressman has been elected to his 18th consecutive term.
Republican James Sensenbrenner cruised to victory Tuesday over a token challenge by Democrat Dave Heaster in southeastern Wisconsin's 5th District. The reliably Republican district includes parts of Jefferson, Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties.
The 69-year-old was first elected in 1978. One of the wealthiest members of Congress, he's known for being tight-fisted with spending. During one campaign, his wife was quoted as affectionately calling him "the cheapest man I know."
Sensenbrenner made headlines last year for reportedly saying first lady Michelle Obama had a "big butt." He later sent her a personal note of apology.
Heaster, an information-technology worker for Kohler Co., didn't mount much of a campaign or try to raise funds.
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