It was an eventful year for Central Wisconsin! As another year comes to a close, OnFocus is recapping the top stories for Community, Education, Public Safety, Business, and Government, not in any order.
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The stores will be replaced by Dollar General.
Earlier this year, MMCCU completed a full interior remodel designed to foster comfort and to incorporate new technology for staff and customers.
Weiler Convenience Stores in Marshfield sold t-shirts to raise funds for three local animal welfare organizations: Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS), Clark County Humane Society (CCHS), and the Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation.
THEY encourage any young woman that’s interested to get into the field.
The Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA celebrated its newly constructed and renovated facility.
Abbotsford – Feddick Ford in Abbotsford will continue to serve the area under new ownership.
Marshfield will soon welcome its third Kwik Trip.
In 2017, Nutz Deep II was named MACCI’s “Small Business of the Year” in Marshfield. The local bar celebrated their second location being named “Small Business of the Year” in Spencer.
Baltus Oil Company can be traced back to 1927, when it began as a single gas station.
Over the last decade, Turn Pike has grown from one small greenhouse to two greenhouses, a 4,000 square foot garden center, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and mums hotspot.
HART gives riding lessons and equine assisted activities to individuals with special needs.
Well-known server Ariel Gorst is now part of the ownership team at Buck-A-Neer Supper Club.
The former City Hall building at 630 S. Central Ave. continues to be a retail and office space.
Shopko filed for bankruptcy early in the year.
Steve and Rachel Lawrence of Withee wanted to bring more options for Medford residents to dine out and decided now was the right time to open up their own place.
A lucky winner of The Hannah Center’s Festival Foods shopping spree took home more than $650 worth of groceries in just 90 seconds.
Hampton Inn & Suites officially broke ground on a new location at 400 W. Upham Street, the former site of the Knights of Columbus Hall.
Manufacturing students at Greenwood High School earned some real-life work experience after Nasonville Dairy placed an order for 400 cutting boards.
Shopko Optical opened in a new freestanding location at 717 S. Central Ave.
A franchisee for Qdoba Mexican Eats, a fast casual restaurant chain, is still “very interested” in pursuing a Marshfield location.
The former Figi’s Outlet space will soon be the site of a new Pizza Ranch in early 2020.
Thanks to them, Wildwood Zoo is enjoying new garage doors.
Two family-owned bicycle shops in Central Wisconsin came closer together, to the benefit of local bicyclists.
Due to the significant growth the company has experienced over the last several years, the headquarters of Nelson-Jameson, Inc. planned a move into the former Figi’s Corporate office building.
276 workers were affected.
It’s business as usual at the Marshfield Mall, which despite rumors to the contrary, isn’t planning on shutting its doors anytime soon.
Marshfield has not been immune to a struggling retail market affecting chains nationwide.