Jennifer Kahn,10, a student at St. Mary’s Catholic School, prepares to dump a spoonful of beans into a funnel while her sister, Lindsay, 7, scoops out another helping during Saturday’s “Meals of Hope” event in Colby.
Colby’s fire hall — normally a quiet place when there are no emergencies or practice drills — was brimming with activity this past Saturday morning.
Firefighters blast water into a basement window at the home of Travis Schilling west of Dorchester Thursday.
Firefighters from Dorchester, Abbotsford, Colby and Owen-Withee-Curtiss responded to a fire at the home of Travis Schilling, WI521 CTH A, west of Dorchester Thursday afternoon.
Alderman Greg Knight opposes repealing the personal property tax, saying it would result in a tax shift to homeowners while giving tax breaks to businesses.
A proposal to eliminate personal property taxes in the state split the Medford city council at Monday’s committee of the whole meeting.
Gavin Mauer, 7, hunted up a pail full of treat-filled Easter eggs Saturday morning at the Edgar's Oak Street Park. Children at the Edgar Lions Club event scooped up 2,300 eggs in less than three minutes.
Seventh Street in front of Abbyland Foods is one of the areas slated for reconstruction this year in Abbotsford.
Abbotsford’s 2015 construction season was set into motion Monday with the awarding of a $1 million contract for work on several different city streets over the next six months.
Six generations
Six generations of Inez Loertscher’s family recently gathered with the newest addition. Pictured are (l. to r., standing) mother Rhiannon Rivera, grandmother Trisha Christopherson, (seated) great-great-grandmother Joan Brintnall, great-great-great-grandmother Inez Loertscher holding Ashton Rivera, and great-grandmother Gloria Wilder.
Most people know their parents and grandparents. Some lucky ones know their great-grandparents or even great-great-grandparents. On Sunday, two-month-old Ashton Rivera of Spring Valley, Minn. took it to a another level when he and his mother traveled to Medford to visit his great-great-great-grandmother, Inez Loertscher.
Education forum
Area legislators took part in the annual educational forum. Pictured are (l. to r.) Rep. James Edming, Sen. Jerry Petrowski, Sen. Janet Bewley, Rep. Bob Kulp and Rep. Romaine Quinn.
Administrators and school board members from central and northern Wisconsin met with six state legislators Monday evening for the annual education forum sponsored by the Medford School Board.
Michael Decker, left, and Preston Hochberger pose with a 20th century history book at the Colby Middle School library. They have qualified to attend the National History Bee in Louisville, Ky., in May.
Michael Decker and Preston Hochberger know their history. So much so, in fact, that they have earned a trip to the National History Bee in Louisville, Ky., on Memorial Day weekend for a chance to compete against other young history buffs from around the United States.
Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick
A Portage County judge ruled last week against Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick’s request for a court injunction to block the county’s Law Enforcement Committee from denying Herrick use of a new pickup truck squad vehicle.
For the 10th straight year, the Rib View Ramblers 4-H Club sponsored an Easter egg hunt in the Marathon County Park at Rib Falls. Above, a torrent of children spread out to pick up multi-colored plastic eggs containing sweets.
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.
Jennifer Kahn,10, a student at St. Mary’s Catholic School, prepares to dump a spoonful of beans into a funnel while her sister, Lindsay, 7, scoops out another helping during Saturday’s “Meals of Hope” event in Colby.
Firefighters blast water into a basement window at the home of Travis Schilling west of Dorchester Thursday.
Alderman Greg Knight opposes repealing the personal property tax, saying it would result in a tax shift to homeowners while giving tax breaks to businesses.
Seventh Street in front of Abbyland Foods is one of the areas slated for reconstruction this year in Abbotsford.
Six generations
Six generations of Inez Loertscher’s family recently gathered with the newest addition. Pictured are (l. to r., standing) mother Rhiannon Rivera, grandmother Trisha Christopherson, (seated) great-great-grandmother Joan Brintnall, great-great-great-grandmother Inez Loertscher holding Ashton Rivera, and great-grandmother Gloria Wilder.
Education forum
Area legislators took part in the annual educational forum. Pictured are (l. to r.) Rep. James Edming, Sen. Jerry Petrowski, Sen. Janet Bewley, Rep. Bob Kulp and Rep. Romaine Quinn.
Michael Decker, left, and Preston Hochberger pose with a 20th century history book at the Colby Middle School library. They have qualified to attend the National History Bee in Louisville, Ky., in May.
Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick
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.

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After weeks of indoor meets and a cold start to spring, it must've been a welcome return to outdoor track for all teams participating at Abbotsford High School on Tuesday.

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Woodrow Reich II
1945-2015
Woodrow "Woody" R. Reich II, 70, Medford, died on Sunday, April 12 at his home. No services are scheduled at this time.

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