Carol O'Leary has been a driving force in community journalism in Wisconsin for more than five decades. She is the publisher of The Star News and Courier-Sentinel and past publisher of The Record-Review and Tribune Phonograph.
The football bounced Edgar’s way during its 41-0 win against Reedsville in Friday’s Division 7 state semifinal game played in blizzard conditions, as the Wildcats will make their 12th appearance in the state finals this Thursday morning. To see the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
One of the vehicles involved in the Nov. 7 accident near Colby.
Five people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on STH 13 by Colby Factory Road last week Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Stratford’s volleyball players, especially the seven seniors, shed tears knowing they came just short of their season goal of winning a WIAA Division 3 state championship on Saturday against Lake Country Lutheran. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
Engineer Todd Trader discusses plans for a new railroad crossing at Abbotsford’s Monday night city council meeting.
Hoping to one day establish a new industrial park just north of STH 29, Abbotsford’s elected officials are asking the state’s railroad commission to approve a new crossing for a road branching east off STH 13.
BIG BURLY BLOCKERS -  Senior tailback Joe Aguilera sprints through a gap provided by Angelo Hutman and Ezra Kremsreiter, left, and Hunter Soyk, right. Aguilera rushed for nearly 150 yards in his last game of his prep career, while the O-line opened holes for a rushing attack that ran for over 4,500 yards this year.
There was an excitement and energy that ran through the crowd that was as strong and real as any electric current as the Abbotsford Falcons took on the Iola-Scandinavia Thunderbirds on Friday night.
HE JOY OF JAVA - Christy Oehmichen whips up a hot drink on a cold day in Colby. The Coffee Coop off Hwy. 13 is the newest business to open its doors to customers, and features a wide variety of baked goods to go with your cup of Joe.                                                             STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
As you step inside the Coffee Coop in Colby, the first thing you notice is the smell. Fresh coffee and tea is brewing, filling the air with fragrant aromas. As your gaze sweeps across the room, you notice the gleaming bakery filled with delicious sweets: muffins, cookies and turnovers.
TAKE DOWN - Matt Kunze, left, and Sawyer Schmutzler tackle Bonduel’s Isaac Garside in Colby’s Level One playoff game on Friday. Colby won the contest, advancing into the second round for the first time since 2012. Kunze and Schmutzler combined for 11 tackles.  	               STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
The Colby Hornets defeated the Bonduel Bears 26-20 in a Level 1 match-up football game at Colby, for the Hornets’ first play-off win since 2012.
STATE IS GREAT - Isabelle Feiten holds up her state qualifying medal from Saturday’s sectional meet in Colby. Feiten will represent Colby/Abby at the state meet in Wisconsin Dells on Saturday, Oct. 27.
For the third week in a row, the Colby/Abbotsford cross-country co-op hosted a cross-country meet on Saturday, this time the state qualifying WIAA sectional race. As has been the case in their previous meet, Mother Nature had just as much say in determining the outcome as the runners themselves.
Edgar senior starting quarterback Karson Butt will be remembered for leading his varsity team to a last-second win in the 60th game in the storied rivalry between Edgar and Stratford. To see the full story, please call The Record-Review at 715-223-2342 to subscribe.
NOW IN 3-D - Tech ed teacher Randy Pempek holds up an example of what can be created in a Fab Lab during Monday’s school board meeting. On the right is the school’s Dremel 3-D Printer.                                                      STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
Students in the Abbotsford School District may soon have access to more high-tech design and fabrication equipment as part of a new “Fab Lab” class planned for next school year.
DOUBLE TEAM - Vanessa Lopez, left, and Olivia Vollrath go up for a double block during Tuesday’s match against the Stanley-Boyd Orioles, who were dispatched in four sets.                                                  STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
The Colby Hornets volleyball team won their first round of WIAA regional action at home on Tuesday, dropping the Stanley-Boyd Orioles in four sets.
One of the vehicles involved in the Nov. 7 accident near Colby.
Engineer Todd Trader discusses plans for a new railroad crossing at Abbotsford’s Monday night city council meeting.
BIG BURLY BLOCKERS -  Senior tailback Joe Aguilera sprints through a gap provided by Angelo Hutman and Ezra Kremsreiter, left, and Hunter Soyk, right. Aguilera rushed for nearly 150 yards in his last game of his prep career, while the O-line opened holes for a rushing attack that ran for over 4,500 yards this year.
HE JOY OF JAVA - Christy Oehmichen whips up a hot drink on a cold day in Colby. The Coffee Coop off Hwy. 13 is the newest business to open its doors to customers, and features a wide variety of baked goods to go with your cup of Joe.                                                             STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
TAKE DOWN - Matt Kunze, left, and Sawyer Schmutzler tackle Bonduel’s Isaac Garside in Colby’s Level One playoff game on Friday. Colby won the contest, advancing into the second round for the first time since 2012. Kunze and Schmutzler combined for 11 tackles.  	               STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
STATE IS GREAT - Isabelle Feiten holds up her state qualifying medal from Saturday’s sectional meet in Colby. Feiten will represent Colby/Abby at the state meet in Wisconsin Dells on Saturday, Oct. 27.
NOW IN 3-D - Tech ed teacher Randy Pempek holds up an example of what can be created in a Fab Lab during Monday’s school board meeting. On the right is the school’s Dremel 3-D Printer.                                                      STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
DOUBLE TEAM - Vanessa Lopez, left, and Olivia Vollrath go up for a double block during Tuesday’s match against the Stanley-Boyd Orioles, who were dispatched in four sets.                                                  STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN

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Medford-Rib Lake's Emily Schafer carries the puck into the offensive zone during the team's 4-3 season-opening loss at Antigo to the Northern Edge. Photo by Jeremy Mayo/Northwoods River News
GIRLS BASKETBALL Monday, Nov. 19 Chequamegon 57, Rib Lake 53 (OT) Next: Tomahawk at Rib Lake, Nov. 27 at 7:15 p.m.

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