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Stanley-Boyd Students Shine at National FCCLA Leadership Conference

Stanley-Boyd FCCLA high school students participated in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in Seattle, Washington on June 29 to July 3. The …

Stanley Council receives update on Planned Future Dog Park by SCA

At the July 15 Council meeting, the Stanley City Council heard from local resident and Stanley Community Association (SCA) member Roxie Caswell with an update on the future dog park planned for …

New ‘no parking’ signs off Rose Street rail crossing

Meeting Monday July 8 at the Village Hall, the Boyd Village Board--or three of five—tackled important village business. With village president Bob Geist on an excused absence and trustee …
Longtime Boyd Little League Umpire Bob Geist (left) carefully watches the pitch from Brewers pitcher Anna Pruss (right) at the July 11th game between the Brewers and the Bucks on Family Fun Night while Bucks batter Dylan Boos prepares to swing.

Boyd Little League’s Family Fun Night was a Home Run!

Legion-VFW 50/50 Raffle Winner Announced!

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Business

Boyd Chamber President retires

Retiring Boyd Chamber President Jeff Zais

At the monthly Boyd Area Chamber of Commerce meeting on June 12, Jeff Zais announced his retirement as President of the Chamber. Jeff has been a member of the Chamber since 1983, and President since …

Government

GOP primary for 68th District to take place August 13

Cliff Taylor and wife Kathy.

Come August 13, voters in State Assembly District 68 will have a choice of two candidates to send on to the November ballot and potentially Madison for the GOP. An open primary state, Wisconsin does …

Crime

Chase ends in arrest of Eau Claire man

Andre Simmons

An Eau Claire man is in custody after a high speed chase ended Sunday between Stanley and Boyd. Andre Simmons, age 44 of Eau Claire, was taken into custody at mile marker 100 on State Highway 29 …

Community

D.R. Moon Memorial Library Grooves with Pint Size Polkas

Mike Schneider of Pint Size Polkas (top right) encouraged active participation of all ages with “The Hokey Pokey” and the “Chicken Dance.”
Mike Schneider, the polka musician and accordion player behind Pint Size Polkas delighted library patrons with his lively polka tunes at the D.R. Moon Memorial Library on July 8th. Children and …
The traveling group posed in front of a memorial to Oscar Wilde in Dublin, Ireland. Shown from left to right are Matt Derks, Jodi Derks, Kathy Sessions, McKenzie Derks, Monica Derks, April Schuebel, Laney Fritz, McKenna Schuebel, Mary Jahnke, Brenda Witt, Nicole Witt, Kathy Pinter, Mary McIntire.

Community members return from educational journey to Ireland

Local community members enjoyed a trip to Ireland hosted by Mary McIntire and Exploria, an educational travel company, from June 5th to the 13th. The cost of the trip included flight, ground …

Lions make final plans for Annual Watermelon Festival

The Stanley Lions held their monthly meeting on July 8 at Debbie’s on Broadway, with newly installed Lion President Laurie Foster presiding. A review by Watermelon Fest Chairs indicates all is …

Charcoal Chicken Dinner at Otter Lake July 21

The Stanley Rod and Gun Club will host its annual Charcoal Chicken Dinner at the Otter Lake Day Use Park on Sunday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Above, Rod and Gun Club members Jeff Greschner and …

SAHS seeks donations to upgrade computer system

The Stanley Area Historical Society (SAHS) was founded in the mid-1970s. Now 49 years old, the society is seeking help with obtaining newer computer hardware, to better handle the conversion of …
Obituaries
Mark R. Headrick
Mark R. Headrick, 63, passed away suddenly of natural causes. He was born on March 30, 1960 to the late Raymond and Bette (LaMarche) Headrick. Mark grew up in Stanley and graduated from Stanley-Boyd …
Edward J. 'Red' Nayes
Edward J. “Red” Nayes, 83 of Stanley, died Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at Aspirus Hospital-Wausau with his family by his side. He was born on June 8, 1940 at the family home in Lafayette to the late …
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) …
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 …
My game plan during a recent fishing outing was pretty simple: replenish my fish supply. I realized that I had made a slight miscalculation regarding my fish inventory because my freezer was …
Continuing the Legion Baseball season, Stanley-Boyd has secured a home field victory 7-4 against Cadott. Meeting at Oriole Park Thursday June 27, the game started out on a good note, Stanley-Boyd …
Coming off a 5-7 loss to Menomonie June 14, the Stanley-Boyd Legion team brought home an 11-6 win against Altoona June 20. With Altoona taking an early lead with three runs in the bottom of the first …
Once again the crack of the bat and cheers of the crowd can be heard in Boyd. According to Brad and Chris Benson, organizers of the Little League and T Ball leagues since 2020, almost 200 kids are …
Features
Educator Spotlight
Tricia Smith is excited to guide students at Stanley-Boyd on their journey of learning.

Tricia Smith- Middle School Teacher at Stanley-Boyd

Summer offers a break from the day-to-day school routine, but the work of an educator doesn’t end when students leave the classroom for summer vacation. Educators devote countless hours of …

Opinion
Columns

My View: Is golf for me?

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon to be on the golf course. I wasn’t there, but it looked like a nice day. I’m kind of jealous of people who golf. They have this structured block …

My View- Some real excitement

As I turned the page on my 50s this week, I came to the conclusion that I’m dull. I got some help in the process of making that decision. There was a letter in the morning mail informing me of …

My View: Nature wins this year

I aim to be at one with nature, but my aim is off target. It’s not my fault, though. It’s nature’s fault. It’s out to get me. Summer is for fun. It’s only nice weather …

The World According to Mark

I grew up and saw a lot of things about "heroes."  Usually they were fictional characters in fictional stories, and they were champions of justice, truth, and righteousness.  As I have …

My View: Past adventures

One of the things about writing a column every week is that you have to have life experiences to write about. Decades ago, and in another part of the world, I started out having a lot of opinions. …

My View: Some important discoveries

Some discoveries have been made. I don’t like to lose things, but inevitably, it happens to all of us. This is a story in two parts. The first has to do with my pants. The second part is a …
Web Extras
This state is testing a model to add more civility to politics
Next City reports that Minnesota's Civility Caucus is helping to develop fertile ground for understanding and collaboration across the aisle of the state legislature.
The South was the center of rural population growth last year
The Daily Yonder reports on last year's American rural population growth, with 90% happening in the South.
Redesigned envelope leads to fewer rejected ballots, but new issue arises
Votebeat reports that while fewer mail-in ballots were rejected in Pennsylvania's 2023 primary election due to an envelope redesign, a new glitch has emerged.
Expertly manage the back-to-school bustle
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