Abbotsford receives zero applicants for open city position

Posted 4/13/22

Abbotsford receives zero applicants for open city position Tribune-Phonograph It was noted at the Abbotsford City Council Meeting on Monday, April 4, that zero applications have been received for a …

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Abbotsford receives zero applicants for open city position


Abbotsford receives zero applicants for open city position


It was noted at the Abbotsford City Council Meeting on Monday, April 4, that zero applications have been received for a new wastewater/water treatment facility operator. Staff recruitment remains a challenge throughout the region. +++ Out of three positions up for election on the Colby School Board, two incum- bents were defeated +++ The cost of July 4 fireworks at Abbots ford has increased from $3,700 in 2021 to $4,625 in 2022. +++ Jakel Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Inc. has been named the 2022 Abby Colby Crossings Chamber of Commerce business of the year. This is a business that started in a garage and has grown into multiple facilities on the edge of Abbotsford and includes nearly a dozen employees and a fleet of vehicles.

Courier Sentinel

Cadott’s Police Chief, Louis Eslinger, is leaving police work on May 4, after 31 ½ years of serving Chippewa County as a law enforcement officer. Eslinger began his police work in 1991 in Stanley and served there 17 years. In June 2006, he became the Police Chief of Cadott. During his career he also worked for the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department and the Village of Boyd. After retirement he plans to stay by and will be helping at the family operated Stanley Theater. +++ The Cadott Lions Club gained the approval of the Cadott Village Board to install a new swing set at Riverview Park. One side will have a wheelchair platform, that will take a child or adult wheelchair, and the other side will have an emotion swing, which provides space for an adult on one side and an infant or young child to face them, eye to eye while swinging. Small kids like seeing mom or dad swinging with them. +++ As a result of voting on April 5, the Cadott School Board has two new members. Brad Sonnentag, an incumbent was re-elected and will be joined by newcomers, Karen Winchell and Kevin Roshell. Incumbents, Al Sonnentag and Donna Albarado were defeated. +++ A Holcombe business, formerly known as Silver Bear, has expanded to a new location where it is known as Rocque Ridge Guides and Outfitters. The outdoor supply shop supplies not only hunting and fishing equip ment, but also multiple varities of plastic baits, as well as live bait, apparal and other items.

The Thorp Courier

The Thorp Alumni Association is not holding their annual reunion dinner this year. They will be holding their annual meeting on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 10 am at FairBridge Inn. This will be an important meeting to decide the future of the Alumni Association. +++ Thorp will be holding another two day blood drive on Tuesday, April 12 from 12 noon to 6 pm and Wednesday, April 13 from 9 am to 3 pm. The location will again be the Thorp Fire and Ambulance Station. +++ Thorp American Legion Post 118 recently honored three legionaries for continuous service – Rich Szymanski 60 years, Harvey Rossman 50 years and Jerry Telcaw 50 years. +++ The Gilman School Referendum, that allows the district to exceed revenue limits for operations, passed by a vote of 326 yes and 298 no. +++ The Thorp baseball team opened their season with a 3-1 loss toAbbotsford, The girls softball team has had its first two games with Altoona and Poy nette canceled due to weather. +++ Clark Country Sheriff, Scott Haines, has announced that he will stand for re-election. He has been in law enforcement for 29 years.

Bloomer Advance

Bloomer has welcomed another new business. On Friday, April 1, the Bloomer Chamber of Commerce Promotional Committee held a ribbon cutting at Northwoods Spirits, owned by Robert and Polly Sperle. The new business is on 17th Avenue next to McDonald’s. +++ The Bloomer Chamber of Commerce Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday April 16, at the Bloomer Fair Grounds. +++ Even with five new volunteers, the Bloomer & New Auburn Food Pantry is in need of volunteers on Friday’s that are capable of doing sorting and heavy lifting. +++ On Saturday, April 9, Northwestern Wisconsin celebrated the retirement of Bob Olson, who has coached wrestling at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser for 50 years.

O-W Enterprise Construction trailers and equipment have moved in and construction is ready to begin on the Owen-Withee School’s addition. +++ On Saturday, April 2, after not being able to hold a business expo the last two years due to COVID, the Owen-Withee Area Chamber held a successful Business Expo.

The Sentinel & Rural News

The Clark County Economic Development & Tourism Bureau has kicked off the 2022 Bloomin’ Greenhouse Tour. It is a self-guided tour of Clark County’s many greenhouses.

The Clark County Press

The Granton School Board has voted unanimously to discontinue varsity girls basketball for the 2022-2023 season. They plan to focus on building the younger players on the JV squad and nurturing a basketball atmosphere from the ground up. +++ Kirk Rodman, a longtime rural Neillsville artist, has used his creativity to make outdoor sculptures that combine different mediums. A totem pole he designed will be displayed on the annual Spring Into the Arts Tour, on April 23 and 24. The event is held throughout Clark County.

Buffalo County News

On Tuesday, March 29, the Mondovi Public Library moved another step closer to its goal of building a new library, as they received a donation of $200,000 from the Royal Credit Union Foundation. The library’s Capital Campaign noted that the gift will be recognized with a leaf on the “Giving Tree” planned for the lobby in the new library building. ++ + The Buffalo County Board of Superiors reached a compromise related to salary adjustments for the sheriff, clerk of court and county corner. Salary adjustment over the course of their next four year term will increase some 15 percent. These adjustments will make compensation for the positions more equitable to those in counties similar to Buffalo County. +++ The Independence and Gilmanton School Boards have stalemated on an agreement that would have resulted in co-op boys and girls basketball.