City of Medford workers began dismantling the covered trestle bridge located south of Perkins St. Concerns over the safety of support beams under the bridge led to the city closing the structure about 18 months ago. See next week's issue of The Star News for more pictures of the demolition process for this local landmark.
Stratford’s wrestling team has qualified for a third consecutive trip to the Division 3 state championships, giving itself a chance to win back-to-back state titles this season. To see the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
FIRE - Above, firefighters bring out traffic cones to place in the driveway of 3417 Town Hall Rd Tuesday. At left, smoke pours out of the basement and first floor. Below, firefighters work to put out the flames.
District chief Bert Nitzke said the 117-year-old house, owned by the Rankl family, was a total loss following a fire started by a furnace in the basement. Nitzke said the fire spread quickly through the old house, and by the time he arrived on scene about eight minutes after the call came in at 10:38 a.m.
CELEBRATION - Dylana Schreiner, right center, celebrates with her teammates after reaching 1,000 points.
Sports are all about numbers — yards run, aces served and home runs hit. In the game of basketball, one of the biggest milestones a prep player can achieve is to score 1,000 point in a career. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s a cause for celebration.
SWEET MOVES - Joseph Aguilera pulls away from Medford’s Kolten Hanson in the 160 final. Aguilera took second at Regionals and will compete in Sectionals on Saturday.
The Abbotsford/Colby wrestlers competed in the WIAA Regionals in Medford on Saturday, scoring 103 points to finish fifth out of six teams. The highlight of the day was Logan Ruesch and Joseph Aguilera punching their tickets to the WIAA individual Sectional meet in Amery this Saturday.
Firefighters from Stetsonville Volunteer Fire Company and Medford Area Fire Department were called to put a grain bin fire at the Feddick Farm on Pine Ave. in the town of Little Black Friday last week. The fire began on Thursday around 4 p.m. Owners reported a noticeable smoldering smell was coming from the corn bin.
JUBILATION - The Colby Hornets celebrate with head coach Randy Rau after defeating Neillsville 52-44. The victory puts Colby in sole possession of first place in the East Cloverbelt.
In a highly anticipated contest between the two best teams in the East Cloverbelt, it was the Colby Hornets (17-2, 13-1 ECC) that finished on top, defeating the Neillsville Warriors 52-44 before a packed house Thursday night.
EXPENSIVE JUNK - One of Hank Blazel’s properties on STH 13, with several items considered either junk or “yard art.”
Abbotsford’s municipal court judge has ordered resident Hank Blazel to pay the city nearly $40,000 in fines after he failed to fully comply with a court order issued last year to remove junk items from several of his properties.
DRIBBLE-DRIVE - Nate Meyer brings the ball up court in last week’s game against the Blackhawks. Meyer led the Hornets with 12 points.
The Colby boys rebounded from a 46-72 loss to the Owen-Withee Blackhawks at home Thursday night by ousting the Gilman Pirates 62-48 on the road Tuesday.
City of Medford staff says the covered pedestrian bridge south of Perkins St. is scenic, but unsafe and has asked council members for permission to tear down the covered portion and leave just the original railroad bridge.
A pedestrian covered bridge built on an old railroad bridge platform south of Perkins St. is slated for demolition by the city of Medford. Or, more precisely, the top half of the bridge that was built by the city will be taken down under a plan proposed by the city’s public works department Monday night.
Edgar’s wrestling team has given itself a chance to share the Marawood Conference championship with Stratford this season, should the Wildcats beat the No. 1-ranked Tigers at home this Thursday. To see the full story, call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
BLOW BY- Colby’s Hailey Voelker races past a pair of Greenwood defenders for an easy basket. Voelker finished with nine points Tuesday night.
The Colby girls made it six in a row with a pair of wins Thursday and Tuesday night, gutting out a 51-45 win against a tough Gilman Pirates squad and then throttling the Greenwood Indians at home 64-39. The wins moves Colby to 14-2 (11-1 ECC).
FIRE - Above, firefighters bring out traffic cones to place in the driveway of 3417 Town Hall Rd Tuesday. At left, smoke pours out of the basement and first floor. Below, firefighters work to put out the flames.
CELEBRATION - Dylana Schreiner, right center, celebrates with her teammates after reaching 1,000 points.
SWEET MOVES - Joseph Aguilera pulls away from Medford’s Kolten Hanson in the 160 final. Aguilera took second at Regionals and will compete in Sectionals on Saturday.
JUBILATION - The Colby Hornets celebrate with head coach Randy Rau after defeating Neillsville 52-44. The victory puts Colby in sole possession of first place in the East Cloverbelt.
EXPENSIVE JUNK - One of Hank Blazel’s properties on STH 13, with several items considered either junk or “yard art.”
DRIBBLE-DRIVE - Nate Meyer brings the ball up court in last week’s game against the Blackhawks. Meyer led the Hornets with 12 points.
City of Medford staff says the covered pedestrian bridge south of Perkins St. is scenic, but unsafe and has asked council members for permission to tear down the covered portion and leave just the original railroad bridge.
BLOW BY- Colby’s Hailey Voelker races past a pair of Greenwood defenders for an easy basket. Voelker finished with nine points Tuesday night.

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Jake Rau maintains control over Neillsville-Greenwood-Loyal's Lucas Ingold during their 195-pound third-place match at Saturday's WIAA Division 2 Amery sectional. Rau won 6-2 to clinch his first WIAA state berth. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News
WRESTLING WIAA Division 2 Amery sectional Medford qualifies four wrestlers for state Kolten Hanson 2nd at 160 pounds Zeke Sigmund 2nd at 132 pounds

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