Valedictorian Emily Gurtner
A total of 73 Colby High School seniors will received diplomas this Friday, May 25, at an 8 p.m. commencement ceremony in the Colby High School gymnasium. The valedictorian is Emily Gurtner, daughter of Alan and Connie Gurtner. The salutatorian is Carley Elmhorst, daughter of Eric and Jena Elmhorst.
TWICE AS NICE- For the second consecutive week the Abby girl’s track and field team picked up some well earned hardware, capturing first place in the WIAA D-3 regional meet on Monday. The Falcons advance to the WIAA sectional meet in Boyceville on Thursday to compete for a chance to earn a trip to state. STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
Cold, wet and blustery conditions that were more suited to a late fall football game weren’t enough to stop the Abbotsford Falcons from burning rubber as they raced through the competition during Monday night’s WIAA home regional.
The Marathon and Stratford varsity softball teams’ success this season is mostly due to them having their experienced No. 1 pitchers return this season. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
Class of 2018 co-valedictorian Dylana Schreiner
A total of 50 Abbotsford High School seniors will receive their diplomas this Saturday, May 19, at a commencement ceremony in the north gym, starting at 2 p.m.
GOING THE DISTANCE - Jenna Steen and Hailey Voelker compete in the finals of the 100-meter dash. Steen was second and Voelker won the event.
The Colby Hornets hosted the East Cloverbelt conference meet on Tuesday, finishing as the runner up with 148 points to Neillsville/Granton’s 161.5 points. The Colby boys finished in fourth with 79.5 points. Loyal took the boy’s title with 200 points.
Medford Area Senior High School science teacher Tracy Swedlund gets slimed during the Spring Fling assembly Wednesday afternoon. Students raised about $700 with the reward of choosing which teacher or student got slimed. Money raised goes to the inclusive playground at the Medford City Park. Others slimed included tech. ed. teacher Joe Gasser and student David Nelson.
Medford Area Senior High School science teacher Tracy Swedlund gets slimed during the Spring Fling assembly Wednesday afternoon. Students raised about $700 with the reward of choosing which teacher or student got slimed. Money raised goes to the inclusive playground at the Medford City Park. Others slimed included tech. ed.
The latest plans for the Schilling Subdivision, which includes the Northside Apartments to the west of Fourth Avenue and space for up to 21 single-family homes and a park to the east.
By a 5-2 vote, Abbotsford’s city council on Monday approved a developer’s agreement paving the way for a new housing development on the city’s north side.
TOO FAST - Megan Underwood outruns a throw to first base in Abbotsford/Colby’s double-header against Owen-Withee on Thursday. Underwood combined for five hits between both games.    	STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
The Abbotsford/Colby softball squad collected four victories in their last three match-ups. A/C defeated Owen-Withee 11-0 and 10-5 on Thursday, split two games at home on Friday with Loyal, 7-11 and 8-7 and split an away double-header 8-2 and 1-3 on Tuesday against Marshfield Columbus.
The defending Division 4 state champion Athens baseball team, which is currently ranked No. 1 in the state, remains undefeated this season with a 5-0 record against Marawood North Conference teams. To see the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
FEW OPTIONS - The map above shows where all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties go to for autopsy services. The data is based on a survey done by Marathon County medical examiner Jessica Blahnik, before the forensic pathologist in Fond du Lac resigned. As of now, the only facilities doing forensic autopsies are located in the southeastern corner of the state. Blahnik said this is preliminary information as part of a study into a possible regional morgue in Marathon County.
Building a regional morgue in Marathon County would likely cost millions of dollars, but the facility would generate a steady stream of revenue and provide a much-needed location for autopsies and forensic pathology training.
BRINGING THE HEAT -  Adam Seefluth delivers a fast ball in last week’s season opener against top-ranked Athens.
The Abbotsford Falcons baseball team kicked off their season last week Thursday, with the unenviable task of playing the defending state champions, and top ranked team in D-4, the Athens Bluejays.
SPEED RACER- Junior Joseph Aguilera blazes a trail in the 100-meter dash in Tuesday night’s home meet in Abbotsford. Aguilera added the 200-meter dash to his day and took third in the 300-meter hurdles.
The Abby boys and girls teams each finished second at their home meet on Tuesday. The girls meet was won by Edgar, who edged out Abby 113 to 112.33 points.
Valedictorian Emily Gurtner
TWICE AS NICE- For the second consecutive week the Abby girl’s track and field team picked up some well earned hardware, capturing first place in the WIAA D-3 regional meet on Monday. The Falcons advance to the WIAA sectional meet in Boyceville on Thursday to compete for a chance to earn a trip to state. STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
Class of 2018 co-valedictorian Dylana Schreiner
GOING THE DISTANCE - Jenna Steen and Hailey Voelker compete in the finals of the 100-meter dash. Steen was second and Voelker won the event.
Medford Area Senior High School science teacher Tracy Swedlund gets slimed during the Spring Fling assembly Wednesday afternoon. Students raised about $700 with the reward of choosing which teacher or student got slimed. Money raised goes to the inclusive playground at the Medford City Park. Others slimed included tech. ed. teacher Joe Gasser and student David Nelson.
The latest plans for the Schilling Subdivision, which includes the Northside Apartments to the west of Fourth Avenue and space for up to 21 single-family homes and a park to the east.
TOO FAST - Megan Underwood outruns a throw to first base in Abbotsford/Colby’s double-header against Owen-Withee on Thursday. Underwood combined for five hits between both games.    	STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
FEW OPTIONS - The map above shows where all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties go to for autopsy services. The data is based on a survey done by Marathon County medical examiner Jessica Blahnik, before the forensic pathologist in Fond du Lac resigned. As of now, the only facilities doing forensic autopsies are located in the southeastern corner of the state. Blahnik said this is preliminary information as part of a study into a possible regional morgue in Marathon County.
BRINGING THE HEAT -  Adam Seefluth delivers a fast ball in last week’s season opener against top-ranked Athens.
SPEED RACER- Junior Joseph Aguilera blazes a trail in the 100-meter dash in Tuesday night’s home meet in Abbotsford. Aguilera added the 200-meter dash to his day and took third in the 300-meter hurdles.

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Andy Poetzl takes the baton from Alex Carstensen with the lead in the boys 800-meter relay Thursday at the WIAA Div. 2 Colby sectional. Poetzl closed out Medford's winning performance in the race. Victor Rinaldi and Austin Mientke led off the race. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News
WIAA DIV. 2 COLBY TRACK & FIELD SECTIONAL Girls top 10 1. Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 66 2. Medford, 59.25 3. Lakeland, 55 4. Osceola, 47.75 5. Bloomer, 41

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Kenneth “Ken” T. Lageman
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