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.
Athens' Jake Stange looks to return a punt during Friday's WIAA Division 6 Level 4 football playoff game at Goerke Park, Stevens Point. The Jays suffered a 31-7 loss to St. Mary's Springs, and missed out on a trip to state
The Athens High School football team made school history this season with a deep run in the playoffs, which ended on Friday in a 31-7 loss to St. Mary’s Springs at Goerke Field, Stevens Point.
The decision on who will be the next Colby-Abbotsford police chief has not been officially made public as of Monday, though according to one police commission member, the commission’s top choice may have been leaked after interviews last week.
WILDCAT RUN-Edgar’s Kaleb Wolf looks to run past an Independence/Gilmanton defender while teammate Camden Heidmann looks to provide some blocking during the first quarter of Friday’s WIAA Division 6 Level 3 football playoff game in Edgar. Wolf finished with 23 yards rushing and one touchdown in the Wildcats’ 52-14 victory.
Neighboring high schools, Edgar and Athens, have both advanced to the Level 4 football playoffs after picking up wins in Level 3 action on Friday. But the experience is quite different for the two schools.
RUNNERS-UP-The Marathon High School volleyball team proudly hoists the WIAA Division 3 state runners-up trophy above their heads following Saturday’s state finals gtame. The Raiders suffered a 3-0 loss to Waterloo but were able to claim the silver ball.
The Marathon High School volleyball team brought home some hardware from the WIAA Division 3 state championships that were held at the Resch Center, Green Bay, on Saturday after a closely-battled 3-0 loss to Waterloo. Despite the loss, the Red Raiders were thrilled to claim the silver ball as the 2014 state runners-up.
Victoria Lammar, 2014 First team All-GNC
The Medford Raiders didn’t have the most representation on the 2014 All-Great Northern Conference volleyball teams, but they had the youngest representation, which hopefully bodes well for the next couple of seasons.
High turnout

Voters lined up in the hallway at Medford City Hall on Tuesday for their turn to vote. County-wide voter turnout was high with 70.7 percent of eligible voters heading to the polls for state, congressional and county races.
Wisconsin became a little more red this week with Republicans making gains in the legislature and retaining control of the governor’s mansion.
Holton town board members Pat Tischendorf, left, Dave Lueddecke, along with town treasurer Richard Bartnik and town chairman Richard Gumz, listen to members of the Abbotsford Fire Department plead their case at an Oct. 8 meeting. The board will meet again Nov. 12 and possibly vote to leave Abbotsford’s fire district.
Using a new funding formula negotiated last week, the town of Holton will save about $8,000 next year if it signs an exclusive fire protection contract with the Dorchester Fire Department.
Athens' Jake Stange looks to get past Marathon defenders Andre Carriveau and Samuel Buchberger during Friday’s WIAA Division 6 Level 2 football playoffs. The Bluejays defeated the Red Raiders, 28-16.
The Athens High School football team made school history on Friday with a 28-16 win over Marathon in the WIAA Division 6 Level 2 playoff game. The win advances the Jays to Level 3 playoff action, a position the Jays have never been in before. Athens defensive coordinator Craig Diedrich said the success has been welcomed in Athens.
STATE-BOUND- The Marathon High School volleyball team celebrates after scoring the final point in the game four of Saturday's WIAA Division 3 sectional final match against Oshkosh Lourdes Academy. The Raiders defeated Lourdes, 3-1, and advanced to the state tournament which will be held this weekend in Green Bay at the Resch Center. Marathon will play Cameron Friday at 1 p.m.
Marathon head volleyball coach Carla Elliott calls her team “dream team, dream machine.” That machine accomplished a big goal on Saturday as they defeated Oshkosh Lourdes in the WIAA Division 3 sectional final and advanced to state.
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.
Athens' Jake Stange looks to return a punt during Friday's WIAA Division 6 Level 4 football playoff game at Goerke Park, Stevens Point. The Jays suffered a 31-7 loss to St. Mary's Springs, and missed out on a trip to state
WILDCAT RUN-Edgar’s Kaleb Wolf looks to run past an Independence/Gilmanton defender while teammate Camden Heidmann looks to provide some blocking during the first quarter of Friday’s WIAA Division 6 Level 3 football playoff game in Edgar. Wolf finished with 23 yards rushing and one touchdown in the Wildcats’ 52-14 victory.
RUNNERS-UP-The Marathon High School volleyball team proudly hoists the WIAA Division 3 state runners-up trophy above their heads following Saturday’s state finals gtame. The Raiders suffered a 3-0 loss to Waterloo but were able to claim the silver ball.
Victoria Lammar, 2014 First team All-GNC
High turnout

Voters lined up in the hallway at Medford City Hall on Tuesday for their turn to vote. County-wide voter turnout was high with 70.7 percent of eligible voters heading to the polls for state, congressional and county races.
Holton town board members Pat Tischendorf, left, Dave Lueddecke, along with town treasurer Richard Bartnik and town chairman Richard Gumz, listen to members of the Abbotsford Fire Department plead their case at an Oct. 8 meeting. The board will meet again Nov. 12 and possibly vote to leave Abbotsford’s fire district.
Athens' Jake Stange looks to get past Marathon defenders Andre Carriveau and Samuel Buchberger during Friday’s WIAA Division 6 Level 2 football playoffs. The Bluejays defeated the Red Raiders, 28-16.
STATE-BOUND- The Marathon High School volleyball team celebrates after scoring the final point in the game four of Saturday's WIAA Division 3 sectional final match against Oshkosh Lourdes Academy. The Raiders defeated Lourdes, 3-1, and advanced to the state tournament which will be held this weekend in Green Bay at the Resch Center. Marathon will play Cameron Friday at 1 p.m.

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