On Air Now

Current Show

WSAU Wisconsin Morning News   5:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Seth Mela, Tom King and Chris Conley

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
52° Feels Like: 52°
Wind: SE 0 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Mostly Cloudy 73°

Tonight

Rain/Thunder 57°

Tomorrow

Thunderstorms 80°

Alerts

Former Cashton football standout dies from injuries in welding accident

CASHTON, WI (WTAQ) - A former high school football standout in western Wisconsin died on Saturday -- the day he was supposed to get married. 

22-year-old Jacob Gronemus of Cashton was injured in a welding accident last Tuesday, with burns over 75 percent of his body. He died late Saturday night -- one night after he was honored at his alma mater's high school football game. 

Cashton players wore Gronemus' number 32 on their helmets. And although Cashton beat Bangor 20-16, the final on the scoreboard read 32-32 as players from both teams gathered for a prayer. 

T-shirts were sold to raise money for the Gronemus family. 

Jacob graduated from Cashton in 2010. His funeral will be held next Saturday in Middle Ridge.

Comments