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Birth A son, Hudson ….


A son, Hudson John, was born Dec. 28, 2019, to Mary Ann and Johnny Yonker, Edgar, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The infant weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

Blood drive

St. John High Steeple Lutheran Church, town of Wien, will sponsor a blood drive on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On campus

UW-Madison has recognized students named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Edgar students on the list include Camille Gorman, School of Human Ecology, dean’s honor list; Marissa Hakala, School of Pharmacy, high honor roll; Jarret Miles-Kroening, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, dean’s list; Angela Riehle, College of Engineering, dean’s honor list; Christina Riehle, College of Agricultural and UWStevens Point honored more than 2,275 undergraduate students from its campuses in Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wausau for attaining high grade point averages during the spring semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Highest honor students had grade points of 3.9 to 4.0; high honor students, 3.75 to 3.89; and honor students, 3.50 to 3.74.

Honored Edgar students included Abigail Bargender, freshman, highest honors; Andrea Bargender, senior, highest honors; Gabrielle Bargender,freshman, highest honors; Savannah Bauman, freshman, honors; Joel Bouchie, freshman, honors; Samantha Bruner, senior, highest honors; Isaac Cline, senior, highest honors; Kateri Hackel, sophomore, honors; Dana Heidmann, senior, highest honors; Matthew Urmanski, senior, highest honors.

The UW-River Falls fall 2019 semester dean’s list honoring 1,755 students has been released by Registrar Kelly Browning.

To be named to the dean’s list, a full-time undergraduate must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0, or midway between an “A” and “B” average.

Edgar students on the list include Katherine Hiebl, Elementary Education; Nicholas Hiebl, Crop and Soil Science; Jordan Knetter, Fine Arts.

Calysta Hakala, Edgar, has been named to the UW-Superior dean’s list for academic achievement during the fall 2019 semester.

To be named to the dean’s list, students must have completed 12 degree-seeking semester credits and achieved at least a 3.50 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).


Edgar Area Trail Supporters met Jan. 8 at the Edgar Village Hall. The snowmobile has been repaired and trails groomed with the groomer after the last snow. The snow dog kept tracks in shape in the interim.

The raffle is complete and was a success.

There was discussion and planning for the 11th annual Woodland Waddle which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Edgar Village Hall. New members always welcome.

Open house

The Poniatowski Dare Devils Snowmobile Club will host a 50th anniversary open house on Saturday, Feb. 8, noon to 6 p.m. at the club shed, 126866 Cherry Grove Lane, Edgar.

Bean bag

The Fenwood Lions Club will hold a fourth annual bean bag tournament Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Fenwood Village Hall. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 715-574-2930.

Fine arts

The Edgar Fine Arts Association will sponsor the Cody Clausen Trio Sunday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m. at the Edgar Public School auditorium. Tickets are available at Bergo Sales or at the door. The performers run a barn theatre in Coloma.

Progressive dinner

A tradition 37 years in the making came to life again as the heirs of Werner and Christine Schaefer recently participated in their family’s annual Progressive Dinner. There just were not enough days for family members to visit each other’s homes during the holidays, so, in 1982, they decided to dedicate a single day for visiting, inspecting Santa’s gifts and getting caught up on the

Send Edgar news to: phone: 715-223-2342 fax: 715-223-3505 P.O. Box 677 103 West Spruce Street Abbotsford, WI 54405 family news. They agreed each family would be limited to serving a single food category beginning with breakfast and continuing through the day. Everyone embellished their specific category and the day was such a success it has continued every year since then.

This year 63 family members joined for at least a portion of the day with most participating in the full event. Seven families created culinary delights in their assigned category and participants were cautioned to resist over indulgence to allow full gastronomic gratification of the day’s gourmet creations.

The day started at 9 a.m. with rain and ice in the forecast at the rural Neillsville home of Le and Karen Luchterhand. The menu included three kinds of miniature quiche, four varieties of mini muffins, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice and lemonade. Tours of the new barn were available on request before heading for the day’s second stop.

Rich and Karen Verschay were hosts for stop two at their home south of Greenwood. Lettuce salad with tomatoes, shredded carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, shredded cheese, sunflower seeds and cottage cheese highlighted this stop. The salads were complemented with smoked oysters, herring, venison sausage, coffee, tea and lemonade.

The traveling troupe of food connoisseur’s next stop was the Withee home of Mike and Jo Lulloff. Jo fulfilled her category of fruit with apples and homemade caramel dip, banana bread, and clementine’s served with a side dish of white and chocolate fudge and augmented with fruit punch, sherbet and coffee. Jo’s famous, home-made, individually wrapped caramels are not to be missed at this stop!

The next stop for sustenance was the rural Unity home of Bryce and Max Luchterhand where steaming bowls of succulent chicken dumpling soup and chili were being served with venison sticks, three kinds of cheese, and crackers. Drink choices consisted of hot or cold apple cider and Max’s famous punch.

Rain had begun to fall, but it didn’t keep the intrepid band of roving relatives from continuing their trek eastward, stopping next at the rural Stratford home of Jon Schaefer. Platters of ‘pink squirrel’ and egg salad sandwiches served with cowboy taco dip, chips, sausage and cookies temporarily placated palates. Jon also served soft drinks and several flavors of homemade wine.

The seemingly insatiable itinerants moved on to Fenwood and the home of Kimberly and Dennis Kusiak as the afternoon waned. They were treated to nachos, guacamole, salsa dip, cheese, sausage and several flavors of punch.

The intrepid travelers moved to their final destination as night fell and the rain continued. The day would culminate at the Wausau home of Jamie and Diane Schaefer where everyone was treated to a variety of pizza complemented by Diane’s homemade cookies and candy. Beverages included soft drinks, punch, beer and coffee. People headed home with outside temperatures still above freezing and rain still falling, but not before hugs all around and a promise to do it all again next year.

Military supper

A Military Appreciation supper will be hosted by the Wien Wildcats 4-H on Sunday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m. at Edgar High School. Current and former service members and a guest are invited. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 3, to 715-897-5354.

Missoula Theater

Edgar Public School will have a public performance of Missoula Theater’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” on Friday, April 3, 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Auditions for the production will be held Friday, April 3, 1 p.m. There are roles for students in grades 5K through grade 12.

Nurtured Heart

Edgar School District will host a Nurtured Heart Approach parent workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Nurtured Heart Approach is a relationship model for inspiring great behaviors in children.

The school will provide meals and daycare for children attending the session. There is no cost for the program. Paul Wick will be the session trainer.

The school asks for parents to submit a form for the event by Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Family fun night

Edgar Elementary School will hold a Family Fun Night on Monday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m. to play cribbage. Children will personalize a wooden cribbage board and all family members will learn to play the card game.

Woodland Waddle

Edgar Area Trail Supporters will sponsor the Scotch Creek Woodland Waddle snowshoe race on Sunday, Feb. 16.

The five kilometer race in Edgar’s Scotch Creek Woodland Preserve will start at 11 a.m. A 400-meter children’s run is set for 10:45 a.m.

The course includes a mix of groomed ski trails and single track snow shoe trails. The race/walk will be held with or without snow. Awards will be presented at 12:30 p.m.

For more race information, contact Mark Stankowski at or at 7216-574-1101.

Blood pressure

The Marathon County United Way will hold a free blood pressure screening at Stark’s Floral, Edgar, 9-11 a.m. every second Monday of the month. No registration is required. A registered nurse will provide educational support.

For more information, contact Susan Kralaw at 715-298-5721.

Continuing ed

Stratford Continuing Education will offer four Edgar classes in early 2020. Two Sunday classes are “Body Weight Burn” at 5-6 p.m. and “Simply Yoga Basics” 6:15-7:15 p.m. on Jan. 26 through April 26. Two Tuesday classes are Jan. 28 through April 28. They are “Zumba,” 5:30-6:30 p.m. and “Simply Yoga Basics” at 6:40-7:40 p.m. Advance sign up is required. For more information and to sign up visit www.

Story Time

The Edgar Branch Public Library Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 16 through April 29.

Chili supper

The Mid-Wisconsin ATV Trailblazers will hold a chili supper Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Illusions Bar and Grill, Fenwood.


The Record-Review misspelled the name of last week’s Somebody In Edgar You Should Know Maycie Yonker.