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Neillsville district hit hard by flu -- familiar trend statewide; soggy weekend ahead; Packer fans warned of ticket scams, more state news

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NEILLSVILLE -- One of every five public school students in Neillsville were home with the flu Wednesday.

Superintendent John Gaier said about 200 youngsters either stayed home or were sent home, as school officials tried to contain an outbreak of both stomach flu and respiratory flu. Some kids brought their illnesses to school and the Neillsville district called and e-mailed parents, urging them to keep their children at home if they show symptoms of headaches or sore throats.

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