Stratford High School junior Teddy Redman’s life story on how he overcame growing up with an abusive father in Liberia, a country in West Africa, to one day being adopted by Scott and Julie Redman of Stratford is more important to him than any of his high school basketball accomplishments.
JUDGEMENT DAY - Tyler Zimmerman and his defense attorneys stand before Marathon County judge Greg Huber while relatives of murder victim Duane “Cowboy” Hostetler watch from the gallery.	          STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
A “courtroom full of pain” found some consolation last Friday when a Marathon County judge sentenced Tyler Zimmerman to life in prison without parole for a 2018 double homicide committed in Abbotsford.
NEW SEASON, NEW RECORD - Surrounded by his teammates Sterling Rueden, Angelo Hutman Chase Sperl and Reiley Schreiber, junior Blake Draper, center, prepares to throw the shot. Drape recorded a new personal best with a 40 foot, six inch heave for sixth place.
The spring sports season got underway on Tuesday, with the Abbotsford and Colby boys track and field teams competing in their first indoor meet of the season. Both teams travelled to the Marshfield Fieldhouse to take part in the Marshfield Boys Indoor invite.
Medford Hall of Fame inductees Thomas Werner and Lisa Moscoso
by Brian Wilson News Editor
A HECK OF A RIDE - Leanne and Ron “Tick” Leonhard, owners of Go Hawg Wild in Unity, are closing up their motorcycle parts shop this spring. The Leonhards reflected on the many years of business in central Wisconsin, and thank all those who supported them over the years.
A longtime fixture of Unity is taking that final ride into the sunset. Go Hawg Wild, a labor of love of Ron Leonhard, and his wife Leanne, is closing its doors for the final time this spring. Ron, better known as Tick, was an ordinary man with a dream and a passion for motorcycles and riding.
HORNETS MAKE HISTORY - Colby Hornets head coach Randy Rau shares a smile with his players just before tip-off of the state semi-final at the Resch Center on Thursday. The Hornets set a new benchmark for excellence this season, finishing with a 25-1 record in 2018-19. Colby captured a second straight East Cloverbelt title and regional championship and first ever sectional title en route to a maiden voyage to Green Bay.        STAFF PHOTOS/ROSS PATTERMANN
Twenty-five wins. One loss. That is final record of the Colby Hornets 2018-19 season after their first ever appearance at the WIAA state tournament on Thursday. It was the biggest stage the Hornets have ever played on, and the players’ eyes went wide as they saw themselves on the jumbotron.
Brian Wilson/The Star News Avery Apfelbeck (center) delivers the lead rock as teammates Stu Amundson (left) and Sarah Thums prepare to sweep Saturday morning during the annual Alumni Bonspiel at the Medford Curling Club. A total of 32 teams participated in the three-day competition.
It was a time to renew old friendships and reconnect for the hundreds of competitors and spectators that crowded the Medford Curling Club for the 13th Annual Alumni Bonspiel.
AVAILABLE - The former Roehl Transport building on Parkside Drive is being looked at as a possible future home for the village clerk’s office in Dorchester.        STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
Village officials in Dorchester are looking at purchasing an empty commercial building on Parkside Drive and making it the future home of the clerk’s office and possibly the police department.
THESE SCISSORS BETTER BE SHARP - In a time honored tradition, Colby coach Randy Rau cuts the nets following Colby’s 67-50 victory over Crandon in the sectional championship. Colby now heads to the state tournament for the first time in school history, and will face Melrose-Mindoro on Thursday in the state semifinal.
When David battled Goliath the stories say he was armed only with a rock. What the stories don’t say is that David was armed with something far greater than any weapon. David faced Goliath armed with belief, the belief that he could do what no one else could.
The Athens varsity boys basketball team fell short of winning its first conference championship in nearly 70 years this season, but the Bluejays still have a good chance to win the school’s first regional title this weekend. To see the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
HELPING HANDS - Above are a couple of photos taken by Dr. Pearsall after she and her dog, Marmutt, were rescued by local firefighters and police following a six-vehicle pile-up on Highway 13 that left her stranded Sunday. At left is firefighter Jason Treankler and at  right is officer John Stubbe.
Mother Nature has not been kind to the people of Wisconsin in recent days. The people of Wisconsin, however, continue to be kind to one another in the midst of record-breaking snowfall, icy roads and terrible winds.
JUDGEMENT DAY - Tyler Zimmerman and his defense attorneys stand before Marathon County judge Greg Huber while relatives of murder victim Duane “Cowboy” Hostetler watch from the gallery.	          STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
NEW SEASON, NEW RECORD - Surrounded by his teammates Sterling Rueden, Angelo Hutman Chase Sperl and Reiley Schreiber, junior Blake Draper, center, prepares to throw the shot. Drape recorded a new personal best with a 40 foot, six inch heave for sixth place.
Medford Hall of Fame inductees Thomas Werner and Lisa Moscoso
A HECK OF A RIDE - Leanne and Ron “Tick” Leonhard, owners of Go Hawg Wild in Unity, are closing up their motorcycle parts shop this spring. The Leonhards reflected on the many years of business in central Wisconsin, and thank all those who supported them over the years.
HORNETS MAKE HISTORY - Colby Hornets head coach Randy Rau shares a smile with his players just before tip-off of the state semi-final at the Resch Center on Thursday. The Hornets set a new benchmark for excellence this season, finishing with a 25-1 record in 2018-19. Colby captured a second straight East Cloverbelt title and regional championship and first ever sectional title en route to a maiden voyage to Green Bay.        STAFF PHOTOS/ROSS PATTERMANN
Brian Wilson/The Star News Avery Apfelbeck (center) delivers the lead rock as teammates Stu Amundson (left) and Sarah Thums prepare to sweep Saturday morning during the annual Alumni Bonspiel at the Medford Curling Club. A total of 32 teams participated in the three-day competition.
AVAILABLE - The former Roehl Transport building on Parkside Drive is being looked at as a possible future home for the village clerk’s office in Dorchester.        STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
THESE SCISSORS BETTER BE SHARP - In a time honored tradition, Colby coach Randy Rau cuts the nets following Colby’s 67-50 victory over Crandon in the sectional championship. Colby now heads to the state tournament for the first time in school history, and will face Melrose-Mindoro on Thursday in the state semifinal.
HELPING HANDS - Above are a couple of photos taken by Dr. Pearsall after she and her dog, Marmutt, were rescued by local firefighters and police following a six-vehicle pile-up on Highway 13 that left her stranded Sunday. At left is firefighter Jason Treankler and at  right is officer John Stubbe.

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Medford junior Kyle Petrick gains an edge over Tomahawk’s anchor runner and secures the Raiders’ victory in the 3,200-meter relay during Friday’s Tomahawk Indoor Invitational at UW-Eau Claire. Derek Rudolph, Josh Fredrikson, Carson Church and Petrick finished in 9:23.74, 0.47 seconds ahead of the Hatchets. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News
With a ton of experience, solid depth and talented standouts on both the girls and boys rosters, the Medford Raiders expect nothing less than to be contenders in Great Northern Conference and WIAA

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