Images from this year's Abbotsford Christmas Parade.
Workers from S.D. Ellenbecker, a subcontractor of Switlick and Sons, install new permanent railings in front of Tesmer’s Town & Country bar last Friday. The city plans to seek liquidated damages from Switlick because the project was supposed to be completed by Oct. 31.
Colby’s city council agreed last week to pursue at least $24,000 in liquidated damages from an Athens contractor that failed to install new railings in front of downtown businesses in time to meet its deadline on the First Street project.
The village of Curtiss is giving Abbyland Foods until the first of the year to provide accurate sewer samples from its newest facilities or it will start assessing surcharges against the company for discharging too much waste.
Abbotsford firefighters voted last week to offer the towns of Mayville and Holton fire services for less money than originally budgeted next year and to also discuss either an advisory or governing board at their next corporation meeting in February.
The former AmericInn in Medford is now Boarders, part of the Cobblestone chain of hotels.
Medford’s lodging scene changed this weekend as AmericInn became Boarders Inn and Suites by Cobblestone. Hotel owner Marsha Nice said the switch in franchise agreements happened during the weekend. Cobblestone Hotels is based in the Fox Valley. It is a collection of new and converted properties in 13 states.
Under a new joint proposal by the towns of Holton and Mayville, the Abbotsford Fire Department would get about half the money it requested from the two townships in 2015 and would also need to establish a governing board with elected officials as members.
AUTHOR VISIT-Dolly Faulkner, pictured above at left, signs copies of her book, “Forty Years in the Wilderness” while talking with some of the 50-plus people who attended her book signing on Monday at the Marathon County Public Library-Athens Branch. Faulkner has sold more that 4,000 copies of her book.
More than 50 people crammed into the Athens Village Board meeting room on Monday night to hear Athens native Dolly Faulkner talk about her book, “Forty Years in the Wilderness,” presented by the Marathon County Athens Branch Library.
The attorney for accused former teacher Andy Follen has filed a motion to dismiss the sexual assault case against his client based on what he alleges is “vindictive or retaliatory” prosecution by the district attorney.
Allison Lynch puts an ear tag on a deer Saturday morning while working at the registration station at Strama’s service station in Medford. She is watched by Joshua Kucko of the DNR who was there to help age and register deer. The opening weekend harvest was down in the region.
As expected, local hunters registered white-tailed deer at a slow pace through the opening weekend of the 2014 nine-day gun season.
A group of Taylor County veterans attended Wednesday's meeting to support the county filling the veterans service officer position.
Taylor County will move forward with filling the veterans service officer position with a full-time replacement as the personnel committee voted 5-0 to approve it at the Wednesday meeting.
Capt. Dale Wisnewski of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department talks to residents and town officials in Holton last week Wednesday about the possible impacts of having only the Dorchester Fire Department cover the entire township. Wisnewski said there could be delays in response time if Abbotsford firefighters had to be called out separately to a fire on the south side of the town.
Holton’s town board failed to reach a consensus last week on whether to keep firefighting services from both Abbotsford and Dorchester, despite pleas from town residents to renew contracts with both departments.
Edgar's Cody Weiler powers his way through Darlington defenders on this carry during the third quarter of the Wildcats 21-20 loss in Friday's WIAA Division 6 Level 4 playoff game. Weiler  finished the night with six carries for 18 yards. At right, Lucas Hannemann throws a block to help Weiler.
The Edgar Wildcats football team saw its season end on Friday with a 21-20 loss to Darlington in the WIAA Division 6 Level 4 playoff game in DeForest after missing a two-point conversion.
Workers from S.D. Ellenbecker, a subcontractor of Switlick and Sons, install new permanent railings in front of Tesmer’s Town & Country bar last Friday. The city plans to seek liquidated damages from Switlick because the project was supposed to be completed by Oct. 31.
The former AmericInn in Medford is now Boarders, part of the Cobblestone chain of hotels.
AUTHOR VISIT-Dolly Faulkner, pictured above at left, signs copies of her book, “Forty Years in the Wilderness” while talking with some of the 50-plus people who attended her book signing on Monday at the Marathon County Public Library-Athens Branch. Faulkner has sold more that 4,000 copies of her book.
Allison Lynch puts an ear tag on a deer Saturday morning while working at the registration station at Strama’s service station in Medford. She is watched by Joshua Kucko of the DNR who was there to help age and register deer. The opening weekend harvest was down in the region.
A group of Taylor County veterans attended Wednesday's meeting to support the county filling the veterans service officer position.
Capt. Dale Wisnewski of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department talks to residents and town officials in Holton last week Wednesday about the possible impacts of having only the Dorchester Fire Department cover the entire township. Wisnewski said there could be delays in response time if Abbotsford firefighters had to be called out separately to a fire on the south side of the town.
Edgar's Cody Weiler powers his way through Darlington defenders on this carry during the third quarter of the Wildcats 21-20 loss in Friday's WIAA Division 6 Level 4 playoff game. Weiler  finished the night with six carries for 18 yards. At right, Lucas Hannemann throws a block to help Weiler.

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Medford's Preston Gingras gets motivation from his teammates, (l. to r.) Matt Reuter, Jacob Jablonsky, Michael Roe, Andrew Reuter, Jacob Way, Brett Hedlund, Josh Mueller, and Keagan Rabe.
Medford’s boys swim team saw a rare opportunity to taste victory Tuesday, but the Raiders’ strong effort came up a little short in an 87-74 loss to Tomahawk at the MASH pool.

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