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2022 Year in Review: Part 2

One third down, two to go. With January to April covered last week, here are the main headlines as covered this past year in your local newspaper: May 5

Hoffstatter elected school board president in 4 -3 ballot vote Boyd approves police services agreement: Contract to see $66,148 paid out after benefits 2022 prom court named May 12

Mike Karlen Jr. helps Team USA win at Oaxaca 40 – 6 Baker Tilly rep presents on city audit at May 2 Council: City debt being paid down, issues common to smaller government noted Spring fishing openers brings anglers out to Otter Lake Saturday Northern Wisconsin under high fire risk May 19

City approves June 11 picnic license for upcoming Truck and Tractor Pull Martino’s to host free Lunch and Learn Event on Tuesday May 24 Miss Stanley candidates sought for Stanley Rodeo Days June 17 – 19 May 26

Ringelspiel at Boyd Friday to Sunday: two competing for Miss Boyd title City votes to continue negotiations with RESCO for land purchase, new warehouse in East business park Former Boyd resident retires from Air Force June 2

Reaching the goal at Oriole Field: High School graduation ceremony sees blue skies Mickelson gives last choir concert at Stanley- Boyd: Alumni praise local choir director of 36 years SC Swiderski holds grand opening June 9

Burzynski and Kroeplin make All Confernence in baseball S-B ranked fourth in Eau Claire area by U.S. News and World Report Stanley Truck and Tractor Pull comes to Chapman Park June 11: Rodeo to follow Father’s Day weekend Chamber donation to Boyd T-Ball field Memorial Day honors military service, draws attention to ‘epidemic’ of veteran suicide Boes vaults 12 feet at State track meet June 16

It’s time to rodeo at Chapman Park! Event to kick, off with Miss Stanley crowning Friday Northside Elevator expands to Stanley, Wisconsin Two new officers, library board appointments among Council business Monday June 23

Fireworks coming to Chapman this July 2 after Council approves needed picnic license: Annexation and rezoning for coming Northside Elevator operation approved after Monday public hearing Library looks to future with search for A/E Services: Building addition adjacent to current library still in early planning stages Record setting crowds turn out for Rodeo June 30

LaGrander’s Hillside Dairy a family enterprise: Plant supplies Culvers and many local restaurants, processes 1.2 million pounds of milk per day City looks to self-publish own ordinances, save time and money Independence Day Celebration July 2 to feature fun, food, and fireworks July 7

A day to remember and celebrate: First Annual Indpendence Day Celebration sees crowds, Boyd to have fireworks July 7 after Little League at Lotz Park T-Ball fence up at Boyd Open for business: New police addition has space, offers DMV services Change and continuity at Fandry Park: a map overlay of the old mill and modern day graces page 10 July 14

Sue Kiraly takes last roll call: Longtime Stanley-Body district finance manager hired in January 1997 SCI planning for new Health Service Unit: Dental and other work to be carried out in proposed 22,000 square foot facility Free presentation July 16 at Stanley History Museum T-Ball field at Lotz Park a work in progress, dugouts poured recently July 21 Heavy rain brings local flooding: Shoulder threatens washout on East First Avenue as early Friday downpour strains culvert drainage system City approves amended developer’s agreement with ACE Ethanol Boyd Chamber Accepts Donation from Northwestern Bank July 12 July 28

Landmark train depot torn down in latest casualty from December tornado Stanley Lions Club hosts 48th Annual Watermelon Festival this Sunday July 31 School library damaged in recent heavy rains: books saved as electric fans employed to help dry up water from leaky drain spout August 4

Sheriff candidates make case for open post School Board approves early release on Wednesdays Boys hardware store changes hands Boyd Corn Feed set for August 12 August 11

Boyd resident fixing up old Village Hall City approves Ayres for professional services on Pine Street Extension Donations made by Stanley Rodeo and Wisconsin Tavern League to Stanley and Boyd fire departments August 18

New principal at St. Joseph’s in Boyd: Russ Jensen takes over from Sara Giza, registration still open School starts August 18 for Stanley-Boyd SCA and Martino’s team up to create ‘High Five Award’ Boyd Corn Feed celebrates 39 years Tom Hause reflects on coaching basketball at Stanley-Boyd August 25

Broadway Boutique honored as CCEDC Business of the Year Village of Boyd to see referendum at November election First day of school goes well

September 8

Applicant for water operator sues city over alleged age discrimination Enrollment and budget numbers given at August school board meeting High paving to be completed Chief calls for action on North Franklin Street property September 15

Fall Festival September 24 and 25 at Chapman Park District elaborates on threat policy DD’s Saloon in Boyd gets new ownership September 22

Stanley Fire holds second annual stair walk at Oriole Park First Annual SCA Fall Festival kicks off Saturday at Chapman Clothing stores at Fourth and Broadway in Stanley offers unique apparrel, chance to create September 29

Larry Norrell marks 50+years as school sports referee School Board votes for storm shelter on school’s west side Hixwood Metal to host Open House Oct. 5 Oct. 6

Fire department fundraiser Oct. 8 at Martino’sLibeary chooses architect for addition Stanley natives starts local fitness business S-B 2022 Homecoming Court announced Oct. 13

Council approves purchase of used fire rescue truck Council approves lift station upgrades in city ‘Miss Nelson is Missing’ to debut Oct. 12 DNR conducts electrofishing survey at Otter Lake Oct. 20

City approves contract assessment for water treatment plan Martino’s fire prevention fundraiser nets $8,651 for local fire departments St. Joseph’s at Boyd to see new steps stair tower Holy Family Hall to be potentially renovated Oct. 27 McQuillan Plumbing and Zais Catering part of long family traditions Local business owner celebrates 20 years Combine fire results in machine loss: operator able to get out in time, no one hurt in fire off 330th Avenue Cross Country and volleyball end seasons Nov. 3

Contests for Clerk of Circuit Court, Sheriff among local races School Board approves Option B for 20222023 budget Band and Choir Concert at Stanley-Body Candidates make final case for election Nov. 10

Becky Haas makes Boyd bowling history Hagenson brings department cooperation idea to Council Fundraiser for parks Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. Cub Scout Pack 50 honors local veterans Nov. 17

Stanley-Boyd gathers to mark Veteran’s Day Nov. 11 Results mixed in Nov. 8 election: Hakes elected sheriff, Lied clerk of circuit court Boyd says ‘yes’ to levy limit raise 114 to 113 Nov. 24

Ratsch approved for engineering work at old depot site Council approves 2022-23 budget City budget for coming year set at $2.36 million Dec. 1

Donations made to local fire prevention Third Annual Winter Wonderland opens Dec. 4 at Chapman Park Village Haus celebrates 15 years Round 2 Resale opens Nov. 26 Dec. 8

Santa Claus at Boyd Dec. 11 Stanley lions present ash tree replacement plan to Council Stanley Sportsman’s Club makes donations S-B School Board votes 5-1-1 to approve Phase 1 construction bids Dec. 15

Boyd Village Board passes new tax levy Wundrow Auto Repair prepares to reopen with new building Monday morning engine fire at gas pumps brings prompt response American Legion Post 112 support local homeless veterans with a donation to Klein Hall Dec. 22

Snowstorm arrives on tornado anniversary S-B Elementary students give Christmas Concert Lions hold Christmas party The local Brethren Church officially sells, marking the end of an era on South Franklin Street and in Wisconsin Dec. 29

Home lost in Pine Court fire Dec. 24: Go Fund Me set up for fire victims Possible fire merger explored at Dec. 21 sit down between Thorp, Stanley, and Boyd Wundrow Auto Repair to host Open House Dec. 31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: official reopening on Jan. 2, 2023 with regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

And those were the top stories for 2022. with that, we turn our main attention to 2023, and the present.

January 11, 2023