The National Weather Service has confirmed an 80-year-old weather record was broken on Wednesday compliments of the very cold air that has dominated the region for several days. NWS records indicateMore >>
The National Weather Service has confirmed an 80-year-old weather record was broken on Wednesday compliments of the very cold air that has dominated the region for several days.More >>
The National Weather Service will continue to have a Wind Chill Advisory active overnight until at least 9 a.m. Thursday for every county in Wisconsin. The feel-like wind chill value could go as low as -20 to -30 degrees overnight tonight. More >>
The Heisman Trophy is arguably one of the most coveted awards in American athletics. But the connection between John Heisman, whom the trophy is named after, and the city of Rhinelander in Oneida CountyMore >>
The Heisman Trophy is arguably one of the most coveted awards in American athletics.
But the connection between John Heisman, whom the trophy is named after, and the city of Rhinelander in Oneida County is arguably one of Wisconsin's best kept secrets. More >>
A Wisconsin dairy farm says it has fired two employees and barred a third from handling animals after video shot by an undercover activist showed workers hitting, kicking, stabbing and whipping cows.More >>
WAUSAU (WAOW) - The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin says it has received $1 million from the estate of a Wausau couple.
Executive Director Jean Tehan said the gift, from Folke and Jean Becker, equals the largest gift the foundation has received in its 26-year history.
"We did not know the amount of their ultimate gift until recently. Needless to say, we were overwhelmed when we heard the news," Tehan said in a statement.
The Beckers established a trust in 1994 and named the foundation as the beneficiary. Mrs. Becker, 77, died in 2010 and her husband, 84, died last November.
The foundation said the gift will allow it to award about $40,000 in community enhancement grants each year that are designed to create "a vibrant and livable community that serves as a magnet to attract and retain great people here."
The Beckers' son, William of Schofield, said his parents loved Wausau and the great life they had in the area. "We are confident that the Community Foundation will be excellent stewards of their legacy and look forward to seeing great things accomplished in the years ahead."
The foundation said the family did not want to talk about what the couple did to accumulate their wealth.
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