Thorp Lions celebrate 90th Anniversary
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The Thorp Courier
Back on May 14, members from 22 Lions Clubs helped the Thorp Lions celebrate their 90th Anniversary. The highlight of the evening was Lion Bernie Stuttgen being awarded the highest International Lions Recognition Medal. This award recognized Lion Stuttgen’s starting the Deer Hide Collection Project back in 1988, which has gone statewide in Wisconsin, and has raised over $1.25 million for Lions Camp Rosholt.+++ With great weather Thorp DairyDayswaslabeledasuccessfrombeginningtotheend. The theme of Sunday’s parade was, “Home is where the herd is.” +++ With a win over Drummond on June 2, the Thorp girls softball team has earned a spot in the 2022 State Softball Tournament in Madison, starting June 9.
It was tough decision, requiring multiple meetings and hours of deliberation, but the Cornell City Council has chosen the colors for repainting the city water tower. After initially thinking they wanted to include the city stacker logo, that idea was scraped. Instead, a solid cadet blue will cover the legs, then an off-white with a light blue tinge will go to the top, and dark lettering of the town name in varsity font will go around the middle part of the tank. The letters will be outlined in a dark color, with a thin line of safety yellow in between the outline and the block letters. +++ EPS Engineering and Design will conduct an electric study for the Village of Cadott. The study comes at a price tag not to exceed $21,300 and is part of the larger process of upgrading the village system from 2,400 volts to 7,200 volts. * As recommended by the auditors, in order to keep the Water Fund in the black, the Cadott Village Board approved a 3 percent simplified water rate case increase and a full water rate case increase, which takes longer. +++ On May 25, the Cornell Lions commemorated their 93 rd Anniversary. Attending was District Governor Bill Anderson, who encouraged new membership.
Thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response and support from the local community, and a grant from the Minnesota Twins, the reality of renovating an old baseball field behind the Bloomer High School, is a lot closer to a home run. The $15,000 grant application was the work of a Bloomer Youth Ball board member and a Community Health Specialist, in collaboration with the other board members. The field should be ready for the 2023 baseball season. +++ On Saturday, June 4, the Bloomer Lions Sportman Club’s new dock was officially opened. The entrance, ramp and dock turned out beautifully, with the new facility being handicap accessible and ADA compliant. +++ Between Bloomer and New Auburn postal patrons donated over 2,300 lbs. of food during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Withee Postmaster Bill Petrusczak has retired after nearly 49 years as a postal employee. He began his career in August 1973 in Evanston, IL and ended with 18 years at the Withee Post Office.
The Colby City Council voted to allow the planting of trees in the boulevard and will pursue drafting an ordinance that will spell out what is allowed and planting restrictions/allowances. * The council also approved plans for creation of a fourth tax increment financing distinct within the city. With the new district five percent of the city’s land is considered TIF district, which is below the limit of 12 percent allowed by the state. +++ Forward Bank has donated $5,000 towards a new brat stand to be used by local non-profits and for Dorchester Days. The new stand is currently located at the corner of Highway 13 and County Highway A. Also contributing to the project were the Dorchester Lions, Curtiss Lions and the Dorchester Days Committee.
The Sentinel & Rural News
The Woodland Hotel owners are ready to open their basement tavern. The grand opening is set for 2 pm on Tuesday, June 11. The historic hotel, located in downtown Owen, has hotel rooms and apartments available to rent and eventual plans are to have a restaurant open on the property.
The Clark County Press
The City of Neillsville is working on revisions to its dog ordinance trying to clean it up to make the language enforceable, so the police can do their job when it comes to dog ownership in general. The city is also exploring a location for a dog park. +++ The Clark County Jail Museum has moved to a downtown location, in order to provide greater accessibility to historical documents and more space for research. The Jail Museum also has a number of serious condition issues. +++ On Saturday, June 4, the Sleep in Heavenly Peace-Spencer Chapter, hosted a bed build at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Neillsville. The 25 volunteers built/assembled 25 beds, which will be delivered to nine families in area communities. In addition, the Humbird Area Quilters and Town and Country Quilters donated 18 quilts and nine sets of pillowcases to accompany the beds.
Tri -County Area Times
Due to COVID -19 and a disastrous heavy wet snow on February 19, 2019, that collapsed the roof of the building storing the Miss Osseo Pageant supplies, sashes, tiaras, decorations for the float and more, the Miss Osseo Pageant has not been held since 2019. It will however, be returning in 2022. There are three candidates for this year’s title. +++ Grace Lutheran Church in Augusta has been gearing up for their 150th Anniversary on Sunday, June 19. Among preparations are a church directory picturing 83 individuals and family members, renovation of the church dining hall and bathrooms. The current church building was constructed in 1957 and an Education Wing was added in 1980. One interesting thing noted in the article was that in 1955 German church services ended, as everyone could read and write in English.
Buualo County News
A brief, but punchy storm cell swept through the hills between Mondovi and Eleva in the early morning hours of May 31, bringing gusty winds and rains. Andy and Stephanie Schneider’s, Together Farms, was one of the victims. Half of a large cottonwood tree fell andflattenedtheirbandstage. Apavilionthathousesseatingfor their Burger Night events also sustained some minor damage. Despite the damage and thanks to friends and neighbors who came to help with the cleanup, Together Farm will remain open on Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturdays.