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Breckin Burzynski is making his third trip to State, wrestling Thursday at the Kohl Center.

Three Oriole wrestlers headed to State following results at Sectionals

Three State qualifiers and another with a career milestone. These are the results from Sectionals Saturday at Tomahawk. As to State, this year will see three Stanley-Boyd wrestlers on the mat: …
The residents of Tradition Assisted Living were “showered with love” from the local community as they opened the cards and gifts at their February 14th Valentine’s Day Party.

Showers of Love

Traditions Assisted Living in Thorp received over 1,200 Valentines delivered to their mailbox for residents to open on February 14th. As the residents opened the cards and gifts at their …
Supervisor Andy Slowiak (right), Chairman Jerry Jacks (center), and Supervisor Bob Kodl (right) discuss the size of the future town hall with former Chairman Louis Andruszkiewicz (front).

Plans for Town of Thorp’s Town Hall and Shop submitted to State for review

The square footage of the future town hall was the talk of the night at the February 7th monthly board meeting as the Town of Thorp board members studied the construction plans for the town hall and …

Amy Randall-Spanish Teacher at Stanley-Boyd

Amy Randall is a remarkable Spanish teacher who is always ready to help her students thrive and learn to their full potential. Born and raised in Rice Lake, Amy currently lives in Chippewa Falls. …

Sportsmans’ Club Brat Dinner at Community Center a success

Taking place Saturday, Feb. 17 in the Community Center building at Chapman Park, the Brat Dinner held by the Stanley Sportsmans’ Club was a success. With upwards of 100 turning out for the …
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Business

Aspirus Health Holding Multi-Site Hiring Event February 19

For those hoping to find a new job, grow in their career, or learn more about opportunities in healthcare, Aspirus Health is hosting a multi-site hiring event on Monday, February 19 from 1-6 pm at …

Government

Community Center Rental Price set to increase

The cost of booking events at the Stanley Community Center will soon increase by $50 a half side to help cover maintenance and upkeep, with those who already have bookings for the present year being grandfathered in.

Construction season will soon be here, and the Stanley City Council is gearing up for the 2nd Avenue project to begin. At the February 5th meeting council members motioned to accept the lowest bid …

Crime

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 …

Community
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 …

Mason Vait headed to State Spelling Bee

Stanley-Boyd eighth grader Mason Vait is going to state—for the spelling bee. Competing at the CESA 10 Regional Spelling Bee Monday Feb. 12, Vait outperformed over 42 other spellers to …

New Postmaster at Stanley

Stanley Wisconsin has a new postmaster. Derek Zurakowski, age 53 of Thorp, is taking the place of retiring postmaster Steve Wiensch, who retired Jan. 31. With eight years in the postal …

Math Team takes first at Eau Claire

Competing at the UW-Eau Claire annual math competition on Saturday, Feb. 17, the Stanley-Boyd Oriole Math Team took first place as a team in their division.  All competitors take individual tests …

Orioles face off with Spencer Rockets at home

Syleen Seichter is back. The junior forward out for a knee injury earlier this year, was back on the court Thursday against the Spencer Rockets, making the tip off as the Oriole defense worked hard …
Obituaries
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 …
Heading into regional tournament play next week, the third ranked Oriole boys varsity is due to face Winneconne at Stanley-Boyd Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m., the game winner to play …
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting its annual Free Throw Championship on Monday, February 19th in the Stanley-Boyd High School gym. The registration starts at 7:15pm with the competition …
Third as a team at regionals, with many individuals with first and second. These were the results from regionals Saturday, Feb. 10 at Medford, where the Stanley-Boyd varsity boys wrestlers faced off …
Meeting the Regis Ramblers at home Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Oriole girls varsity battled to a 64 - 18 finish, a 36-point lead by Regis in the first half proving insurmountable. Making baskets for the …
Education
Teacher Spotlight
Melissa Lew and her family have enjoyed being closer to family while living in Stanley for the past seven years.  Shown above (back row, left to right) are Aaron, Dean, Melissa, Kelly (front row) Amanda and Bailey.

Melissa Lew- Fifth Grade Teacher at Stanley-Boyd

It takes a village to raise smart, healthy children and amazing teachers like Melissa Lew are a big part of those villages. Melissa is a fifth-grade teacher at Stanley-Boyd who puts her heart into …

Features
Lisa Long

S-B Class of 1977 grad active in Hollywood

A Stanley-Boyd Class of 1977 graduate has a new movie out—not her first. Lisa Long, who served as Miss Stanley in high school and whose credits include several Hollywood films, plays Eileen …

Opinion
Columns

My View: Smile, you're on camera!

We have a couple of these security cameras mounted on the front of our house. It sends me an alert every time there’s an intruder. I get sent a video clip every time one of them is …

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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