Marathon American Legion Post 469 centerfielder Mitchell Kurtz is the ninth player in the summer baseball program’s history to be selected to compete in the annual American Legion All-Star Game. To see the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
INCOMING - A crew from Wisconsin A Crane Service uses a 300-ton capacity crane to lower a caboose into place in front of the Soo Line Depot at the Rural Arts Museum last Thursday.                                           STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
For the past several years, it seemed like something was missing from the Rural Arts Museum in Colby. In front of the old Station 51 depot is a pair of railroad tracks, laying on a bed of gravel and dirt, criss-crossed by wooden ties. But, instead of a train car resting on top, there was an empty space.
TEACHING THE PROCESS - Brian Butch, center, was in Abbotsford for a third straight year, hosting a basketball clinic on Tuesday, July 9. Butch, a former Wisconsin Badger and 10 year pro, taught student-athletes the skills he learned while play and the importance of fundamentals and developing a strong mentality.
Brian Butch’s playing days might be over, but just because he’s retired from playing the game doesn’t mean he’s not still active with basketball, or sitting at home resting on his laurels. These days, he’s busier than ever before, conducting basketball clinics all across the Midwest.
Athens seniors Kenadi Diedrich and Carley Lipinski savored a unique opportunity to play together on the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (WFSCA) Division 4 & 5 all-star team this summer. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
SNAKE CHARMER - Children watch in equal parts amazement and shock as Emily Roberts holds out a hog nose snake, a non-venomous species, during a June 27 presentation at the Colby Community Library. Roberts is the operator of Snake Discovery, a travelling reptile show, and runs a YouTube channel with over one millions subscribers.
The world is teeming with all manner of critters, from giant elephants to tiny insects that are barely visible to the human eye. We know more about the animal kingdom than ever before, but even with so much information just a book or touch screen away, there is still so much misinformation floating around.
The Denis Woik Memorial Press Box proudly overlooks the Colby Hornes football stadium.
If you’ve ever played the game of football you know you can still vividly remember the smell of the grass, and still feel the way the ground moved beneath your feet. You remember the plays, tackles and touchdowns. For many student-athletes, playing underneath Friday night lights is a rite of passage.
Athens senior baseball player Seth Coker won the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division 4 player of the year award last season, while Jack Washburn of Webster as the Division 3 player of the year. Both players shared Division 4 player of the year honors this season.
A crowd of more than 100 people came out Tuesday morning to mark the official opening of the “Our Village” inclusive playground in the Medford City Park.
A crowd of more than 100 people came out Tuesday morning to mark the official opening of the “Our Village” inclusive playground in the Medford City Park.
NEW PARK PLANS - The map layout above, designed by MSA Professional Services, shows plans for park facilities in the Schilling subdivision. The soccer field on the left and the playground in the middle are the only elements approved so far.
Abbotsford’s city council approved a park plan for the Schilling subdivision last week that includes a soccer field on Fourth Avenue and $46,000 worth of playground equipment.
The Abbotsford Heat 13U baseball team recently won the Small Town Baseball State Tournament. The tournament took place in Marshfield from June 21-23 and consisted of teams with school enrollments of under 700. The Abby Heat won the 13U division, defeating Omro 7-6 and Medford 5-2 during pool play.
Stratford junior pitcher Chandler Schmidt welcomed his teammates piling on top of him, after he’d just thrown a complete game 9-4 win against Markesan on Thursday to help the Tigers capture their first baseball state championship. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
ONE LAST TIME - Ashley Streveler, left, and Vanessa Lopez, right, pose for a picture with Colby Hornet’s statistician Patti Rau after their appearance in the WBCA All-Star game over the weekend. Both players received significant playing time in their back and forth contest, and helped the North defeat the South.
A pair of Colby High girls basketball players enjoyed one more game together at the Justagame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells on Friday. Ashley Streveler and Vanessa Lopez, both seniors this year, were each selected to represent the girls D-4 North team during the Wisconsin Coach’s Basketball Association All-Star game.
INCOMING - A crew from Wisconsin A Crane Service uses a 300-ton capacity crane to lower a caboose into place in front of the Soo Line Depot at the Rural Arts Museum last Thursday.                                           STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
TEACHING THE PROCESS - Brian Butch, center, was in Abbotsford for a third straight year, hosting a basketball clinic on Tuesday, July 9. Butch, a former Wisconsin Badger and 10 year pro, taught student-athletes the skills he learned while play and the importance of fundamentals and developing a strong mentality.
SNAKE CHARMER - Children watch in equal parts amazement and shock as Emily Roberts holds out a hog nose snake, a non-venomous species, during a June 27 presentation at the Colby Community Library. Roberts is the operator of Snake Discovery, a travelling reptile show, and runs a YouTube channel with over one millions subscribers.
The Denis Woik Memorial Press Box proudly overlooks the Colby Hornes football stadium.
A crowd of more than 100 people came out Tuesday morning to mark the official opening of the “Our Village” inclusive playground in the Medford City Park.
NEW PARK PLANS - The map layout above, designed by MSA Professional Services, shows plans for park facilities in the Schilling subdivision. The soccer field on the left and the playground in the middle are the only elements approved so far.
ONE LAST TIME - Ashley Streveler, left, and Vanessa Lopez, right, pose for a picture with Colby Hornet’s statistician Patti Rau after their appearance in the WBCA All-Star game over the weekend. Both players received significant playing time in their back and forth contest, and helped the North defeat the South.

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Medford’s John McMurry hits his spot with this pitch during the team’s 1-0 win over Rhinelander Friday in Merrill. Ray Zirngible drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, clinching McMurry’s no-hitter and giving Post 147 a chance to tie for the Great Northern Legion Conference title. Photo by Bob Mainhardt/Northwoods River News
John McMurry wasn’t even expecting to pitch Friday afternoon for Medford’s American Legion Post 147 baseball team.

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