The Wausau Word

Local, State & World News for Residents of North Central Wisconsin

Coming Soon…

Posted by Admin on March 6, 2008

New & Improved Content Coming Soon

UPDATE: I have purchased a domain name ~ WausauWord.com!
We will begin “moving in” to our new location soon.  Watch here for updates!  

Hi Everyone!

Well, our family got a new computer about a month ago which will make doing things online much easier for me than it has in the past. (We are homeschoolers and the children and I shared our old computer.) I will now be able to work online while they are doing their schoolwork, and still be available whenever they need me!

So, look for more news round-ups and commentaries appearing here soon! I can’t wait to get back to my writing and helping to keep my family, friends, and community informed — because the MSM sure doesn’t do a very good job of it anymore!

~ ♦ ~ ♦ ~ PLANNED CHANGES & ADDITIONS ~ ♦ ~ ♦ ~

  • *OUR OWN DOMAIN* ~ We will be getting a private domain name within the next few months (Blog name subject to change dependent upon availability of desired address(es)).
  • *NEW* This site deserves a makeover ~ Be on the watch for an all-new look for this blog!
  • More Commentary ~ I will be writing more in-depth coverage pieces on breaking and important news stories.
  • *NEW* The Sunday Morning Local & State News Round-Up ~ Catch up on all the news you may have missed throughout the week. (Online every Sunday morning.)
  • *NEW* Updated Information ~ I will be updating my “In-Depth Coverage” pages that have been previously published. Many pages will have new information added.
  • *NEW* Mailing List ~ Sign up for our new mailing list for updates received in your in-box daily. (COMING SOON)
  • *NEW* RSS Feeds ~ For your desktop, website, or Email program.
  • *IMPROVED* News Alerts ~ Better coverage of breaking news!
Thank you for reading the Wausau Word! Please come back soon!
Yours Truly,
Michelle K.

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SPECIAL REPORT: North Korea Tests Nuclear Bomb

Posted by Admin on October 9, 2006


Dear Readers,

I have a post up over at Liberty Rocks which includes information regarding North Korea’s Underground Nuclear Test. Included is text of President Bush’s Statement, reaction from governments around the world, links to media coverage, as well as updated information as it becomes available.

More information is available at this post: “SPECIAL REPORT: The World’s Respons to North Korea’s Nuclear Test” – The Liberty Rocks Blog

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SPECIAL REPORTS: Very Serious Chemical Release & Fire in NC – Info. on Foley Scandal

Posted by Admin on October 6, 2006

Hi everyone,
     
I would like to let you know about some information I have posted on my personal blog; LibertyRocks.
     
Dangerous Fire in Apex, North Carolina –
     
First, there is an extremely dangerous situation right now in Apex, North Carolina which is a suburb of Raleigh. The EQ plant in Apex apparently released several large clouds of Chlorine Gas into the air at approximately 9p.m. Eastern Time last night (10/05). A fire then broke out and there have been numerous explosions. Firefighters and HazMat teams have not been able to get near the plant due to the explosions and chemicals, and a large part of the town has already been evacuated and the evacuations are expanding at this time (1 a.m. Central – 10/06) and the situation is still extremely volatile and serious.
     
The implications of this event will presumably be far-reaching in terms of the environment. Besides the release of chemicals in the air, they are watching the weather as rain could deposit the chlorine gas into the ground and contaminate the area’s watershed.
     
I have links to coverage in the local media, and will continue updating the post over on LibertyRocks as more information becomes available… Please see the following link for more information:
SPECIAL REPORT: Extremely Dangerous Chemical Fire in Apex, N.C. – Evacuations, fire out of control, emissions of Chlorine Gas…
     
IN OTHER NEWS:
     
The Mark Foley Scandal –
     
First, please do not construe the following information as condoning any of Mark Foley’s behavior in respect to engaging as questionable activities with underage pages – he needs to be held accountable for these actions as they are inexcusable…
     
I haven’t been following along with the Mark Foley scandal, but have delved into more research of the situation yesterday as there are reports coming out that the sexually explicit exchanges originally reported by ABC’s Brian Ross as occurring between Mark Foley and a CHILD were in fact exchanges between he and an adult of 18 years of age. This kind of behavior on the part of the MSM – to mislead the public – is also inexcusable, especially so close to an election.
     
The accuser in this case, Mr. Jordan Edmund, has now retained a high-profile criminal defense lawyer – the same that represented Timothy McVeigh. This instead of retaining a trial lawyer specializing in the prosecution of Sexual Abuse/Assault cases. This, IMO, raises some serious questions.
     
To make matters worse, it appears that this specific exchange with Foley was part of a prank that Mr. Edmund and his fellow ex-pages perpetrated. Drudge has exposed this specific information on his website earlier last night (10/05).
     
You can see links to all the relevant information in the following posts on my other blog:
     
SPECIAL REPORT: ABC LIES! IM “teen” an ADULT – hires McVeigh’s Criminal Defense Lawyer...”
     
&
     
SPECIAL REPORT: Foley Scandal a Prank Gone Awry? – New World Exclusive at DrudgeReport!

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UPDATE and notice of information available…

Posted by Admin on October 4, 2006

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to post a quick note and let you all know that I’ve been very busy over on my other blog.  Below you will see a list of new information I have published at the Liberty Rocks Blog.  Of particular interest to some may be the essay I wrote regarding the Gun-Free School Zone Laws…

I’m working on figuring out a schedule that will allow me to spend a little more time on things in our area, and state specifically, but I’ve been so very busy lately…  I do apologize for that.

I hope everyone is doing well…

Here are the new links:

FOCUS PAGE: “Platte Canyon High School Tragedy Info & Resources” – The Liberty Rocks Blog

FOCUS PAGE: “School Shooting at Weston HS – Cazenovia, WI – September 29, 2006” – The Liberty Rocks Blog

SPECIAL REPORT: Amish Children Murdered in Pennsylvania School Shooting – Lancaster County, PA – October 2, 2006 [INCLUDES DONATION INFO]” – The Liberty Rocks Blog

ESSAY: “Gun-Free School Zone Laws Put Children At Increased Risk” – The Liberty Rocks Blog 

I’ll try to post again soon…
Take care everyone & stay safe!
Michelle

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School Shooting at Cazenovia, Wisconsin – Principal killed by 15-year-old student

Posted by Admin on September 29, 2006

Dear Readers,

Many of you may have heard the horrible news of the school shooting in Cazenovia, Wisconsin at Weston Schools (a Pre-K thru HS public school) from which Principal and Acting Administrator John Klang has lost his life. John was a true hero who was shot 3 times while trying to protect his students and staff from a 15-year-old student who was armed with a shotgun, and a .9mm handgun.  The custodian managed to disarm the student of the shotgun, but the student then pulled the handgun from under his clothing.  According to witnesses, John Klang was shot at least once, and then ran and tackled the student, being joined by other students and staff who eventually got the kid under control, but not until Klang had been shot a total of 3 times – in the chest, the leg, and once to the back of the head. Mr. Klang passed away this afternoon after undergoing surgery at the Richland Area Medical Center, and then being transported to UW-Madison Hospital.

To compound the heartache in the small community, another Weston Schools High School Student was killed this morning in a car accident. He was traveling at a high rate of speed, and crashed. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced DOA at UW-Madison Hospital after being Med-flighted there. His passenger, who was wearing a seatbelt, was treated and released for minor injuries at the local hospital.

Prayers for the whole community for strength and comfort are going out tonight – especially for the Klang family, and the family of the boy who died in the auto accident.

On my personal blog, Liberty Rocks, I have compiled a lot of information including links, articles, and a transcription of this afternoon’s press conference. If you are interested in reading more you can access my post here:
SPECIAL REPORT: Shool Shooting West of Madison, Wisconsin

Also, I covered yesterday’s Hostage Tragedy at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colorado. Our family moved here from Colorado almost 2 years ago, but have a friend living in Bailey whose children were at that school, and another friend who lives there but has no children. As far as we know our friends’ children were unharmed, but that whole community is another small close-knit town full of down-to-earth people… It was shocking and hit very close to home watching it all unfold. We lived in Colorado when Columbine happened and I remembered with horror that day as well… It’s been a rough couple of days for our whole country.

Such sorrow over the loss of two very wonderful human beings, by all accounts I’ve read… To see the coverage I have of the Platte Canyon HS tragedy, including an updated overview (from this morning), please see:
SPECIAL REPORT: Tragedy at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colorado

Remember to give your loved ones an extra hug tonight, as we never know what will happen tomorrow… And please, remember to wear your seatbelts!

Take care & Stay Safe,
Michelle K.

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