Five area snowmobile clubs gathered Saturday night at the Ron Urmanski property, town of Rietbrock, for a ninth annual bon fire.
Using the iPad’s FaceTime app, Kiyan Serum is able to remotely attend class at Colby Elementary.
When Heidi Simenson brought her son to the doctor last month, she thought at worst it would be pneumonia. She had kept him home from school the day before when he was feeling run-down and complaining that his chest hurt.
The Stratford High School wrestling team won the WIAA Division 3 regional title Saturday in Auburndale with 237 points and qualified eight individuals for the sectional tournament, which will be held on Saturday in Shawano.
TIGER LAYUP-Stratford’s Tianna Hughes goes up for a shot over Marathon’s Morgan Rachu during last week Thursday’s Marawood South matchup. The Raiders defeated Stratford, 63-48, to claim the South Division conference title.
The Athens and Marathon girls basketball teams both secured a conference championship last week with their respective wins over Edgar and Stratford. This is the Jays’ first solo conference title since the 90s and Marathon’s first solo title in 15 years. Here is a recap of the past week’s games
John Neihart
A retired fire chief with extensive experience working in a fire district has agreed to help investigate the possibility of merging the Abbotsford, Colby and Dorchester fire and ambulance services. And, as a bonus, he’s willing to do the work for free.
A firefighter removes a piece of siding while trying to access a fire at H3263 CTH N in the town of Hull Monday morning.
The Colby Fire Department, with mutual aid from Abbotsford and Dorchester, responded to a house fire Monday morning at H3263 CTH N in the town of Hull. The fire was called in at about 8 a.m. after a passing motorist saw heavy smoke coming from the house and knocked on the door.
A janitor at the Colby School District faces possible criminal charges after he allegedly attacked a 13-year-old student who was harassing him after school.
TIGER OFFENSE-Stratford’s Jake Schmitt goes up for a fastbreak shot during the second quarter of last week Thursday’s Marawood Conference South Division contest with Wisconsin Rapids Assumption. Schmitt finished the night with a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, but the Royals defeated the Tigers, 43-38.
The Marathon High School boys basketball team has maintained its undefeated status in the Marawood South this past week, picking up two big wins. Meanwhile, neighboring Edgar has moved up to second place in the North Division. The Stratford Tigers and Athens Bluejays have also been in action this past week.
BATTLING RAIDER-Marathon’s Olivia Meurette struggles to go up for a shot in the lane as she’s swarmed by Auburndale defenders Cheyenne Karl, at right, and Shannon Yahnke during last week Friday’s Marawood South game. Meurette finished the night with seven points, six rebounds, one assist and four steals.  Photo by Sierra Hayes
The Marathon High School girls basketball team remains at the top of the Marawood South after a big 47-39 victory over Auburndale last week Friday. The Raiders improve to 10-1, with their lone loss coming from an earlier matchup with the Apaches.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Hwy 13 north of Ann's Way in Medford Saturday night.
Firefighters from the Medford Area Fire Department along with Medford police and Taylor County sheriff's deputies responded to a structure fire on the east side of Hwy 13 just north of Ann's Way on Saturday night. Crews were concentrating their attention on the area around the home's chimney.
Regional director Tom Schmitz  makes the case for UW-Extension.
Law enforcement, roads and community education bore the brunt of efforts to close a $500,000 gap projected for the 2016 Taylor County budget.
Athens Fair Board member Jayne Massop takes the plunge seventies style dressed as football player Marshawn Lynch Saturday in Erbach Park, Athens, Twenty-eight other brave souls joined Massop in an annual fund raiser to support the Athens Fair.
Using the iPad’s FaceTime app, Kiyan Serum is able to remotely attend class at Colby Elementary.
TIGER LAYUP-Stratford’s Tianna Hughes goes up for a shot over Marathon’s Morgan Rachu during last week Thursday’s Marawood South matchup. The Raiders defeated Stratford, 63-48, to claim the South Division conference title.
John Neihart
A firefighter removes a piece of siding while trying to access a fire at H3263 CTH N in the town of Hull Monday morning.
TIGER OFFENSE-Stratford’s Jake Schmitt goes up for a fastbreak shot during the second quarter of last week Thursday’s Marawood Conference South Division contest with Wisconsin Rapids Assumption. Schmitt finished the night with a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, but the Royals defeated the Tigers, 43-38.
BATTLING RAIDER-Marathon’s Olivia Meurette struggles to go up for a shot in the lane as she’s swarmed by Auburndale defenders Cheyenne Karl, at right, and Shannon Yahnke during last week Friday’s Marawood South game. Meurette finished the night with seven points, six rebounds, one assist and four steals.  Photo by Sierra Hayes
Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Hwy 13 north of Ann's Way in Medford Saturday night.
Regional director Tom Schmitz  makes the case for UW-Extension.

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