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On campus

Several college students from Stratford attending UWStevens Point during the fall 2019-20 semester attainded high grade point averages at the campuses in Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wausau.

Stratford students with highest honors (gpa of 3.9 to 4.0) are senior Cailyn Dusky, junior Katie Krueger and freshman Hannah Redetzke.

College students earning high honors are freshman Derek Marten and sophomore MaryAnn Stangl. Students with honors are senior Jayme Literski, juniors Kaylee Guldan and Elijah Marg and freshman Jessica Schutz.

The following several college students from Stratford made the dean’s list at UW-La Crosse during the fall 2019-20 semester: Andrew Bargender, accounting; Kaley Dennee, psychology; Elizabeth Folz, thereapeutic recreation; Samantha Griesbach, early childhood through middle childhood education; Marissa Guldan and Casey Kolbeck, therapeutic recreation; Lexi Schneider, marketing and Erin Stueber, biomedical science concentration.

The following college students from Stratford were named to the UW-River Falls dean’s list for the fall 2019-20 semester: Brooke Fisher and Christopher Zuelke, teaching English to speakers of other languages; Courtney Kaiser, biology and Kylah Wenzel, psychology.

These two college students from Stratford made the UWEau Claire dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester: Sara Dasler, education and human sciences and Alexis Lappe, arts and sciences.

The following college students from Stratford were named to the UW-Stout dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester: Sophomore Lauren Dillinger, bachelor of fine arts in studio art and bachelor of science in art education; senior Josh Nowack, bachelor of science degrees in real estate property management and in hotel, restaurant and tourism; freshman Julia Schneider, bachelor of science degree in apparel design and development and junior Claire Thompson, bachelor of science degree in art education.

Pasta dinner

St. Joseph Home & School will hold its annual pasta dinner from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the St. Joseph Parish Hall, located at 119200 Larch Street.

There is a fee to eat and carry out dinners are available. The food menu consists of a large salad bar, spaghetti and meat sauce, lasagna, chicken alfredo, garlic bread with cheese, beverages and dessert.

The pasta supper is hosted by WI37-Stratford/Rozellville, and Catholic Financial Life will match a portion of the net proceeds to benefit St. Joseph Home & School Association.

Meeting is canceled

The Stratford Area Historical Society’s meeting has been cancelled this Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Stratford Community Hall.

School open house

St. Joseph Catholic School welcomes families to come learn about its school and obtain student registration information during an open house from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 26.

Parents and their children will have an opportunity during the open house to talk with teachers, other parents and tour the school.

Military supper

A Military Appreciation Supper will be hosted by the Wien Wildcats 4H from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Edgar High School.

Current and former military service members and a guest are invited. People planning on attending the supper need to RSVP by Feb. 3 to 715-897-5354.


Stratford High School will present Screenagers, a video for parents and their children-

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that discusses the balance needed of screen time, at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in the high school gym. Punch, cake and baked goods will be provided for attendees.

VFW blood drives

The following is the 2020 schedule for Stratford Community Blood Drives from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the VFW Clubhouse: Feb. 25, April 28, June 23, Aug. 25 and Oct. 27.

People are encouraged to walk in the door of the VFW Clubhouse to donate blood, and then they’ll be treated to a light lunch and refreshments.

Contining Education

Stratford Continuing Education is offering a Gentle Yoga class on Wednesdays from Feb. 5 through May 6 at 6:307:30 p.m. in Stratford.

Advanced sign up is required. People wanting more information and who want to sign up for the class can visit

Leap for Learning Days

St. Joseph Catholic School in Stratford is offering Leap for Learning Days, which are half days at school for children who will be in Pre-Kindergarten next school year, to try out the school. Children would need to be four years old by Sept. 1, 2020 to start Pre-Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.

The following are upcoming Leap for Learning Days from 8 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.: Monday, Jan. 27, Muffins with Mom/Grandma/Aunt; Feb. 10, Valentine’s Day activities; March 13, St. Patrick’s Day activitiesa and April 8, Donuts with Dad/Grandpa/Uncle.

Children who attend the Leap for Learning Days should come to school with a coat, snow pants, boots, hat and mittens for playing outside for recess. Children would also need to wear a pair of shoes to wear inside the school when their wet boots are removed.

Medicare seminar

Adults can learn the ins and outs of Medicare eligibility during a free informative event on Jan. 27 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Stratford Branch, located at 213201 Scholar St.

Registration for this event is required by calling 1-888-486-9545.

Resource Center

Play & Learn is held at 10:45 a.m. each Wednesday through May in the Resource Center inside the Marathon County Branch Stratford Library.

Play and Learn is free for familes who live anywhere to attend. It provides an opportunity for parents to meet other parents and find out about community resources available.

Play Sheepshead

All area Sheepshead players are welcome to play games from 1-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Stratford Community Hall.

Family Story Time

Stratford-area parents and their young children can attend Family Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday from Jan. 15 until May 27 at the Marathon County Stratford Branch Library.

Book Club

The Marathon County Public Library’s Stratford Branch welcomes people to its monthly book club at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21. This month’s book is titled, “What Alice Forgot” by author Liane Moriarty.

Genealogy training

Adults can work on their family histories and swap genealogy tips with one another during a free monthly event that from 1-2 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Stratford Branch on Feb. 12, March 11 and April 8.

Steak feed

The Stratford VFW hosts its monthly steak feed on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Stratford VFW Clubhouse.