Firefighters respond to a fatal accident on STH 13, just north of Abbotsford, on Sunday morning.
An Abbotsford woman was killed and at least two others were taken to area hospitals Sunday after an accident on an ice-covered stretch of STH 13 just north of Abbotsford.
A firefighter sprays water on a burning shed Monday in the town of Johnson.
Three area fire departments saved a barn and home Monday evening in the town of Johnson. Athens Fire Chief Ron Lavicka said fire from a fully engulfed 70-by-40 foot shed on the Clarence Molthen farm, United Rd., threatened to spread to a nearby house and barn, but firemen intervened, saving both buildings.
Joyce Lohr presents a recent article in The Record-Review about the impact of state budget cuts on the Marathon School District to Democrat lawmakers in Wausau Saturday. From left to right, they are Sen. Julie Lassa, Rep. Katrina Shankland and Rep. Gordon Hintz.
“Mad as hell.” That’s how two of the speakers at a listening session in Wausau on Saturday described their feelings toward Gov. Scott Walker’s proposals for the state’s next two-year budget.
The auditorium filled up quickly and was soon overflowing to  other livestreamed locations at the UW Barron County Campus.
Check this week's print and e-editions to read more about the testimony given at the March 23 Joint Finance Committee budget hearing and the concerns facing Wisconsin residents, schools and the environment as part of the state budget process.
Committee member Laurie Peterson congratulates Clem Johnson for his Lifetime Achievement during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Dave Fleegel is a businessman, civic leader, service club volunteer, and community ambassador. It is for those reasons he was selected as the 2015 Medford Area Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year.
An artist's rendering of what the new fire station in Curtiss will look like. Marawood Construction will be completing the project this year.
Plans for a new fire station in the village of Curtiss have been scaled back to address a funding shortfall, and further cuts may be needed to ensure the project comes in within budget, according to village president Randy Busse.
After 60 years, Arlene Rankl is retiring from her post as organist at Peace United Church of Christ in Dorchester. Some of her favorite songs to play are “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and the traditional “How Great Thou Art.”
For the last 60 years, the music flowing out of the organ at Peace United Church of Christ in Dorchester has mostly come from the fingers of just one woman. Whether it was the familiar hymns at Sunday services, the joyful processionals at weddings or the mournful dirges at funerals, chances are it was Arlene Rankl creating the music.
A backhoe from Steen Construction started removing debris Monday from 127 S. Front St., Dorchester.
A dispute several years in the making between the village of Dorchester and resident Terry Recore may be reaching its conclusion. Recore is the owner of the property at 127 S. Front St. which, at the most recent village board meeting March 3, was targeted for remediation.
Students in Barb Salisbury’s third-grade class at Abbotsford Elementary crowd around the door last Friday to greet The Cat in the Hat and his friends, Thing One and Thing Two. In front, from left to right, are third-graders Fatima Sanchez, Ana Flores and Briseida Escalera.
To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2, students and teachers at Abbotsford Elementary School participated in Read Across America activities every day last week. Friday was “Pajama Day,” and awards were presented to the classes who decorated their doors.
Rep. Sean Duffy heard from a group of about 20 area residents at a town hall style meeting held at Woodland Inn in Medford on March 12. The 7 a.m. meeting drew people with questions about immigration, healthcare and education requirements.
Rep. Sean Duffy was in Medford on March 12 for a 7 a.m. town hall style meeting held at the Woodland Inn meeting room.
Life of an Athlete
Students from Medford, Rib Lake and Gilman listen to John Underwood speak about the importance of making good choices if they wish to excel in athletics and in life.  The training was held at Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center in Westboro.
On average it takes 10,000 hours of hard work to go from being a novice to being an elite in any activity.
Family fun
Mike Duda and his son Adam both of Racine made a pit stop at Waters Edge BP on Saturday morning while snowmobiling in the area. Duda’s relatives live in Wisconsin Rapids and they have been coming to this part of the state every weekend since the season opened often spending the night in towns along their routes. With springlike temperatures in the area trails will be closing on Wednesday.
All Taylor County snowmobile trails will close at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11. Because the temperature is above freezing, ATV traffic should be off the trails when the temperature threshold is met.
Firefighters respond to a fatal accident on STH 13, just north of Abbotsford, on Sunday morning.
A firefighter sprays water on a burning shed Monday in the town of Johnson.
Joyce Lohr presents a recent article in The Record-Review about the impact of state budget cuts on the Marathon School District to Democrat lawmakers in Wausau Saturday. From left to right, they are Sen. Julie Lassa, Rep. Katrina Shankland and Rep. Gordon Hintz.
The auditorium filled up quickly and was soon overflowing to  other livestreamed locations at the UW Barron County Campus.
Committee member Laurie Peterson congratulates Clem Johnson for his Lifetime Achievement during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
An artist's rendering of what the new fire station in Curtiss will look like. Marawood Construction will be completing the project this year.
After 60 years, Arlene Rankl is retiring from her post as organist at Peace United Church of Christ in Dorchester. Some of her favorite songs to play are “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and the traditional “How Great Thou Art.”
A backhoe from Steen Construction started removing debris Monday from 127 S. Front St., Dorchester.
Students in Barb Salisbury’s third-grade class at Abbotsford Elementary crowd around the door last Friday to greet The Cat in the Hat and his friends, Thing One and Thing Two. In front, from left to right, are third-graders Fatima Sanchez, Ana Flores and Briseida Escalera.
Rep. Sean Duffy heard from a group of about 20 area residents at a town hall style meeting held at Woodland Inn in Medford on March 12. The 7 a.m. meeting drew people with questions about immigration, healthcare and education requirements.
Life of an Athlete
Students from Medford, Rib Lake and Gilman listen to John Underwood speak about the importance of making good choices if they wish to excel in athletics and in life.  The training was held at Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center in Westboro.
Family fun
Mike Duda and his son Adam both of Racine made a pit stop at Waters Edge BP on Saturday morning while snowmobiling in the area. Duda’s relatives live in Wisconsin Rapids and they have been coming to this part of the state every weekend since the season opened often spending the night in towns along their routes. With springlike temperatures in the area trails will be closing on Wednesday.

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