Local EMTs, right, listen to interim chief John Neihart speak during a special meeting held Sunday to discuss EMT wages in the Central Fire and EMS District.
The seven-member board in charge of the Central Fire and EMS District is seeking a new round of applicants for district chief after rejecting all five of the candidates who applied for the job last month.
Alfred E. Weideman's truck is see at the village of Unity dump.
One person is dead due to the injuries he received 17 days earlier when he tried to jump in his truck and stop it from rolling backwards at the village of Unity’s dump site.
Sue Kampmeyer, left, co-owner of JP Togs Prom & Formal, speaks to the Abbotsford city council Monday about the  impact of this year’s Fall Festival on her business.
Abbotsford’s Fall Festival will remain downtown next year, but the carnival rides, food vendors and music will be moved one block to the north in response to complaints from business owners.
Cindy Jensen teaches a math lesson to her fourth grade class at Rib Lake elementary school. Recent state testing data shows that Rib Lake remains strong when it comes to math achievement tests.
Attempting to hit a moving target is a polite way to describe school officials frustration with the ever-changing state test standards.
Ralph Ottum, senior vice president of Colby VFW Post 2227, lays a wreath in honor of those who died in the line of duty at a monument at Colby Memorial Cemetery this past Memorial Day. The association that runs the cemetery has requested $2,200 in funding from Clark County to pay for the upkeep of military veterans graves.
A recent claim made by the Colby Memorial Cemetery — asking Clark County to pay for the upkeep of its military veterans’ graves — could have county-wide implications, according to the county’s legal counsel.
Construction of Abbotsford’s new $9 million wastewater treatment plant was completed earlier this year.
The engineering firm that designed Abbotsford’s new wastewater treatment plant is seeking over $275,000 from the city to cover unpaid bills for services provided after the city backed out of its contract at the end of last year.
The Abbotsford Christmas Parade’s newest float, Mr. Ray, started with a stripped-down golf cart made by Harley-Davidson.
When most people remember their favorite parade, it is usually one associated with Walt Disney or Macy’s. When people in Central Wisconsin want to see a fantastic parade, they head to Abbotsford, the small city of 2,300 people that has been wowing parade-goers for 45 years.
Brian Reilly of Ehlers, the city's financial consultant, talks with members of the joint review board about using successful TIDs to pay off the debt of struggling ones.
The city of Medford plans to be TID free by 2023.  After advancing through four separate meetings on Tuesday, the city of Medford’s plan to use the excess revenue from its high performing tax incremental districts to pay off the debt of its struggling districts is awaiting final joint review board approval on Dec. 6.
To honor local veterans, area schools held their annual Veterans Day programs Friday. Students performed songs and heard from guest speakers about experience in the military. At the end of the programs the veterans were personally thanked for their service. Above, from left to right, are Colby VFW Post Commander Ralph Ottum, veteran Walter Schorer and student Cody Rodman (in back is Lin Mueller).
Images from the Veterans Days ceremonies held at Abbotsford and Colby high schools and St. Mary Catholic School in Colby.
Unity village president Scott Blume, seated at the head of the table, listens to board members ideas about exploring a possible municipal water system Monday night.
With a majority of village voters expressing interest in a municipal water system during last week’s election, Unity’s village board agreed Monday to pursue federal grant funding to explore the idea further.
Jeff Rosemeyer stands inside his coach’s office at Colby High School, in front of the many plaques honoring the team’s accomplishments during his years as head coach.
Looking over Jeff Rosemeyer’s 25-year tenure as head coach of the Colby Hornets football team — which included three state championships and six Cloverbelt Conference titles — it’s hard to believe it all started with a 0-33 loss to Medford back in August of 1992.
A feed truck driven Joseph Duginski ended up on its side along STH 29 after being sideswiped by another vehicle.
The accident on State Highway 29 Wednesday was caused when an SUV crossed into the adjacent lane of traffic and sideswiped a feed truck, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway, according to a report by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.
Local EMTs, right, listen to interim chief John Neihart speak during a special meeting held Sunday to discuss EMT wages in the Central Fire and EMS District.
Alfred E. Weideman's truck is see at the village of Unity dump.
Sue Kampmeyer, left, co-owner of JP Togs Prom & Formal, speaks to the Abbotsford city council Monday about the  impact of this year’s Fall Festival on her business.
Cindy Jensen teaches a math lesson to her fourth grade class at Rib Lake elementary school. Recent state testing data shows that Rib Lake remains strong when it comes to math achievement tests.
Ralph Ottum, senior vice president of Colby VFW Post 2227, lays a wreath in honor of those who died in the line of duty at a monument at Colby Memorial Cemetery this past Memorial Day. The association that runs the cemetery has requested $2,200 in funding from Clark County to pay for the upkeep of military veterans graves.
Construction of Abbotsford’s new $9 million wastewater treatment plant was completed earlier this year.
The Abbotsford Christmas Parade’s newest float, Mr. Ray, started with a stripped-down golf cart made by Harley-Davidson.
Brian Reilly of Ehlers, the city's financial consultant, talks with members of the joint review board about using successful TIDs to pay off the debt of struggling ones.
To honor local veterans, area schools held their annual Veterans Day programs Friday. Students performed songs and heard from guest speakers about experience in the military. At the end of the programs the veterans were personally thanked for their service. Above, from left to right, are Colby VFW Post Commander Ralph Ottum, veteran Walter Schorer and student Cody Rodman (in back is Lin Mueller).
Unity village president Scott Blume, seated at the head of the table, listens to board members ideas about exploring a possible municipal water system Monday night.
Jeff Rosemeyer stands inside his coach’s office at Colby High School, in front of the many plaques honoring the team’s accomplishments during his years as head coach.
A feed truck driven Joseph Duginski ended up on its side along STH 29 after being sideswiped by another vehicle.

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Medford's Jake Sullivan (left) and Cam Wenzel converge on a Merrill player during Monday's nonconference basketball game in Merrill. MATT FREY/THE STAR NEWS
A roundup of the past week of boys' basketball action for Taylor County teams. TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Rib Lake 73, Gilman 60 (nc)

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Gayle M. Thomas, age 85, of Dorchester, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at Golden LivingCenter-Continental Manor under the tender care of hospice surrounded by her loving family.

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