Maddy Lang, an eighth grader at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Marathon, both battles on the basketball court and in her life outside the sport. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - Paul Erikson, owner of Kulas Body Shop in Abbotsford, took over the business in 2002 and has since expanded it beyond a simple body shop for car repairs.
When Paul Erikson bought Kulas Body Shop in 2002 — taking over for the namesake founder of the business — he said there was a lot to learn when making the leap from worker to owner.
The Edgar boy’s basketball team takes pride in playing great defense against its opponents, and its defensive tenacity this season has kept the Wildcats in contention to win the Marawood South Conference championship. Edgar has now won six straight wins.
The way the Stratford girl’s basketball team lost to Auburndale on Thursday was eerily similar to how the Tigers fell to the Colby Hornets on Dec. 16. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
Booking photo of 29 year old Andrew James Eisner who was arrested in connection with a New Years Day stabbing in Rib Lake
On January 1, 2020 at 7:28 a.m. Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a stabbing at the Birds’ Nest Tavern located in the Village Of Rib Lake. The caller reported that an injured man was still there but the suspect had left the scene.
Law enforcement and emergency responders were on the scene of a head-on crash nine miles north of Medford on Hwy 13 on January 2. The crash resulted in the death of one of the drivers. The names of those involved is being held pending notification of families.
At 2:20 p.m. Thursday the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a two vehicle accident located approximately 9 miles north of the city of Medford on State Highway 13 in the Town Of Chelsea, Taylor County. Sheriff’s Deputies along with fire and ambulance services were dispatched.
HOMECOMING - The Colby Coalition will perform their new show, “Coming Home to Colby,” which features an original song called  “Colby Cheese,” during this Saturday’s Central Wisconsin Show Choir Spectacular at Colby High School. The performance also includes songs by John Denver, Motley Crue and Miranda Lambert.
Lights, stage, costumes and talent galore! Show choirs will combine glitter and “Glee” at the 16th Annual Central Wisconsin Show Choir Spectacular scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 4, at Colby High School.
MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME - Colby sophomore Brent Jeske shoots over Abbotsford’s Reiley Schreiber during Friday’s game. Jeske scored six points and had a team high five steals in the 70-58 Colby victory. The Hornets are now above .500 for the first time this season.          STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
For the second time in 2019, Colby was playing against the Abbotsford Falcons in a non-conference cross-town meeting, only this time it was on Abby’s home turf. In their first meeting back on Feb. 26, the Hornets overcame a cold start to defeat Abby 62-22 in a WIAA D-4 regional quarterfinal game in Colby.
Gov. Tony Evers was at Medford Cafe on December 23 to talk about his first year in office.
Education, roads and healthcare — those three items were on Gov. Tony Evers to-do list when he took office last January.
Perhaps it was the cold weather outside, or perhaps it was a case of bad luck, but for whatever reason, the Stratford Tigers couldn’t beg, buy or steal a basket in their non-conference home game with the Colby Hornets on Monday. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
Fresh off a program first WIAA D-5 regional title, the Athens Bluejays 2019-20 campaign is off to a perfect start after the ‘Jays moved to 3-0 with a pair of road wins. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
It’s difficult for a new basketball coach at either a high school or college to immediately guide a team to a winning record. To see the full story on the Athens varsity girls basketball team, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - Paul Erikson, owner of Kulas Body Shop in Abbotsford, took over the business in 2002 and has since expanded it beyond a simple body shop for car repairs.
Booking photo of 29 year old Andrew James Eisner who was arrested in connection with a New Years Day stabbing in Rib Lake
Law enforcement and emergency responders were on the scene of a head-on crash nine miles north of Medford on Hwy 13 on January 2. The crash resulted in the death of one of the drivers. The names of those involved is being held pending notification of families.
HOMECOMING - The Colby Coalition will perform their new show, “Coming Home to Colby,” which features an original song called  “Colby Cheese,” during this Saturday’s Central Wisconsin Show Choir Spectacular at Colby High School. The performance also includes songs by John Denver, Motley Crue and Miranda Lambert.
MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME - Colby sophomore Brent Jeske shoots over Abbotsford’s Reiley Schreiber during Friday’s game. Jeske scored six points and had a team high five steals in the 70-58 Colby victory. The Hornets are now above .500 for the first time this season.          STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
Gov. Tony Evers was at Medford Cafe on December 23 to talk about his first year in office.

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Medford's Jake Brunner battles Lakeland's Nick Rybicki in Thursday's 160-pound bout. Brunner won by pin in 5:13 to give the Raiders an early 24-0 lead in the dual meet. Photo by Brett LaBore/The Lakeland Times
WRESTLING Medford 60, Lakeland 9 Raiders go to 3-0 in the GNC Next: Medford at Arcadia Invitational, Saturday at 9 a.m.

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