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SCA Local Holiday Light Competition shines for third year

Get ready to spread some holiday cheer and let those lights shine! The Stanley Community Association is hosting the 3rd annual Light up the City Competition. Local residents with a Stanley or Boyd …

Oriole varsity to open season at Athens on Thursday, Nov 30

It’s almost December, and that means wrestling season. Starting the current year Thursday, Nov. 30 at Athens before heading off to Black River Falls for the invite Saturday, the Orioles …

Orioles defeat Flambeau away, meet Ladysmith at home Nov. 21

Meeting the Ladysmith team at Stanley-Boyd, the Oriole girls varsity narrowed the point gap, fighting to keep pace before Ladysmith rushed ahead in the final half to take the game. The Orioles …

Oriole boys varsity open season against Elk Mound, play Colby Nov. 30

With practice made and roster determined, the Orioles boys varsity basketball team will play Colby at Colby this Thursday, Nov. 30 after playing Elk Mound Tuesday, Nov. 28. Head Coach Dakota Nichols …
The Kid’s Club chose fun toys and personal care items to pack into the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Faith Evangelical Free Church packs shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

For the last ten years, members of Faith Evangelical Free Church have been packing shoeboxes in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child which is headed by Franklin Graham. …
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LaGrander's Cheese Store now bigger and better in Worden

The new cheese store at LaGrander’s (center) includes ample parking, with customer spaces reserved at front.

LaGrander’s Cheese fans now have a bigger and better cheese store to visit at the corner of Broek and Fernwall in Worden. The store, measuring approximately 38 x 25 feet, has signature …


Town of Thorp Board vacates McGrogan Road

The Town of Thorp Board members discussed building logistics for the new town shop and town hall with Henry Berry with  Ratsch Engineering. The Board approved his contract at the November 8th regular board meeting. Shown above (back row, from left) are Clerk Arlene Kodl, Supervisor Bob Kodl, Chairman Jerry Jacks, and Louis Andruszkiewicz (front) Henry Berry

The Town of Thorp Board members were busy at the Nov. 8 meeting as they held three separate meetings back-to-back. Supervisor Andy Slowiak was absent as they first began the Public Budget Hearing …


Accident at Boyd leaves vehicle totaled

A crash Wednesday July 5 near Boyd has left two vehicles towed with EMS ground transport for a driver and passenger. Responders included the Boyd Fire and EMS, Stanley Police, and the Sheriff’s …

The best piece of advice Chief Weiland received early in life is “to be kind and treat others how you would like to be treated.”

Community Focus

Police Chief Lance Weiland began his career in law enforcement on January 2, 2003 and has been Chief of Police in Stanley since February 2, 2015. In 1999, he graduated from Cadott High School and …

New street decorations in at Boyd!

Thank You for your service!

A Look Back

Delani Mercier (left) and Grace Schmidt (right) cut and peel apples for the apple crisp dessert fundraiser for the Be A Buddy program beginning at Stanley-Boyd High School.

Be A Buddy: Three local high school students change lives, one friendship at a time

Local Stanley-Boyd high school students, Grace Schmidt, Jaden Pennala and Delani Mercier have started “Be a Buddy,” a program designed for any middle or high school students to encourage …
Rose Leja
Rose Leja passes at 91
Stanley-Boyd lost a well-known and much-loved citizen when Rose Leja, 91, passed away unexpectedly on August 12 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. A bartender for over 50 years at local bars, Leja was among …
Former Stanley Police Chief Jim Hayes
Former Stanley Police Chief Jim Hayes passes
Stanley lost a public servant when former police chief Jim Hayes passed away August 7. Hayes joined the department in the later 1970s as a patrol officer, beginning employment with the city in the …
Local barber remembered
Stanley Wisconsin lost a legend this past week when local barber Robert ‘Bob’ Valk passed away July 25, at the age of 87. Born December 28, 1935, to Francis and Catherine (Heiting) …
Bob Berzinski
Bob Berzinski
Bob Berzinski, 88 of Stanley, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2023. He was born Walter Robert Berzinski on January 15, 1935, to the late Walter and Mary (Borowski) Berzinski at the family home in the …
Barbara Wellner
Barbara Wellner
 Barbara A. Wellner, age 76, of Abbotsford, Town of Holton, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2023, in Marshfield, WI.  Barbara was born on September 27, 1946, the daughter of Elmer and …
Local sports

Burzynski headed to state a second time

Breckin Burzynski punched his ticket to state with a third place finish at Amery Saturday, Feb,. 18, winning the third place match by decision (5 - 0) over Derek Zschernitz of Neillsville/Greenwood/
Breckin Burzynski is headed to state—again. The Stanley Boyd wrestler earned his spot by defeating Derek Zschernitz in the third place match for the 132-pound weight class at Amery on Saturday. The …

Knights of Columbus announce winners of free throw contest

Loyal. Photo submitted. The Knights of Columbus hosted their annual Free Throw Contest at the Stanley Boyd High School Gym on Sunday, February 19th beginning at 4 pm. Boys and Girls ages 9-14 …
The Stanley-Boyd Lady Orioles have a new head basketball coach, following the departure of Alison Becker to teach at Altoona. Taking Becker’s place as head coach for Stanley-Boyd Girls …
Are you ready for basketball? Ready or not, here it comes. With the Stanley-Boyd boys varsity team holding its first practice Monday, Nov. 13, the season for competition officially starts Tuesday, …
Acting at the October regular school board meeting, the Stanley-Boyd School Board voted to approve the formation of a Clay Target Club in the district as non-school sponsored organization. The …
Closing out their season in the playoffs with a 3-1 final in Elk Mound’s favor Oct. 17, the Oriole varsity spikers take away a 2-5 conference record, ranked 6th in the Cloverbelt. With a home …
Approved by the Stanley City Council at its October 23 meeting, the lights are now on at Winter Wonderland in the Chapman Park Campground, the officially opening ceremony set for Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 4:15 p.m.

Lights now on at Winter Wonderland

The Winter Wonderland light display in Chapman Park is back and bigger than ever and while Santa may not be coming to town just yet, we know many vehicles will be driving through the park to see the …

Teacher Spotlight
Jordan Donnerbauer (right), his wife, Stephanie and daughter, Aspen (left) and newborn son, Grant (not pictured) live in Neillsville, Wisconsin where they love to spend time enjoying the outdoors as a family.

Jordan Donnerbauer

Jordan Donnerbauer graduated from Marshfield Senior High School in 2001. While in high school, he played football and threw shot and discus in Track and Field. Donnerbauer continued his education at …


March 2, 2023 Corner Booth

A big thank you goes out to the city crew who did a great job of clearing the roads during the back to back snow storms.  By 9 am on Friday, the town was back to normal with all roads plowed and …

Habits Impacting Wealth Creation

Good money habits can help you save and invest for the future.  Poor habits can leave you treading water financially, or potentially worse, drowning. 

Back home: Squirrels take their revenge

A home should be a peaceful sanctuary for its inhabitants, a quiet place of comfort and solitude. But when you live in the country, sometimes your abode is sought after by critters other than …
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Have a healthy and happy holiday season with pets with these veterinarian-recommended tips.
A Veterinarian’s Top Tips for a Safe, Festive Holiday Season with Pets
by Dr. Whitney Miller,    DVM, MBA, DACVPM (NAPSI)—Pet parents across the country are gearing up to spread holiday cheer with their favorite furry family members. Whether cuddling by the …