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Posted 6/29/22

Cadott now has an electric vehicle charger BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS Courier Sentinel On June 21, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to ovcial ly dedicate the installation of …

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Cadott now has an electric vehicle charger

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Courier Sentinel

On June 21, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to ovcial ly dedicate the installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charger station at the River Country Plaza in Cadott. The charger was a collaboration between River Country Co-op, the Village of Cadott, Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative and Dairyland Power Cooperative. +++ The Village of Cadott continues the process to expand its Tax Incremental District #5. TIF Districts allow all tax dollars to be used for project costs in a project plan (i. e. sewer, water, and street, expansions). +++ The 2022 Cornell Citizen of the Year Award went to Pat and Julie Kosher. For three decades the Koshers have dedicated their lives, invested their talents and devoted their hearts to the community. In response to the award Pat said, “Both of us feel it’s important to give back to the community and believe in something that makes people stronger.”

The Thorp Courier

The Thorp Courier devoted most of its front page of the June 22 edition to veterans news. Recently, Larry Walteraitis, who passed away March 12, 2022, was honored posthumously for 50 years of continuous service to Thorp American Legion Post #118. +++ On Tuesday, June 14, the Thorp American Legion held a flag burning ceremony. The ceremony is held annually to honor our nation and its symbol by properly retiring torn and worn flags. +++ Thorp American Legion Post #118 continues looking for financial assistance with its Thorp Veterans Remembrance Park Project. It is hoped that ground-breaking and construction can begin this fall. They are asking the public for help in identifying the names of all area veterans who have served. +++ There were 57 students who successfully completed the Hunter’s Safety Course taught by Bernie Stuttgen, Rich Boyarski and Ed Barth. Among the courses’ goals is to teach proper gun and bow han- dling, harvesting and proper care of wild game, first aid, respect for property owners, etc.

Bloomer Advance

On Saturday, June 16, Bloomer's Main Street was blocked ou to travc and was full of vendors and shoppers at the Craft and Food Fest from 10 am to 3 pm. There was also live entertainment for all to enjoy. Save the date for the Third Annual Fall Craft and Food Fest on October 8, 2022. +++ Dove Healthcare – Bloomer has a new addition that houses 24 one bedroom apartments. The two story assisted living wing had an open house on Wednesday, June 29. The Bloomer Chamber held a ribbon cutting at 3 pm and tours were ouered 3-5 pm. +++ On Saturday, June 25, Bloomer native, Matthew Bowe was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of La Crosse. He returned to Bloomer for a 5 pm reception that was held for him at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. On Sunday, June 26, he was the main celebrant of the 11 am Mass at St. Paul’s, which served as his Mass of Thanksgiving. Bowe graduated from UW-Eau Claire in Mathematics and Physics Education. His main seminary attended was St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Milwau- kee. Fr. Bowe's first pastoral assignment will be as an Associate Pastor at Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church in Tomah and Warrens.

O-W Enterprise

The June 14, Owen City Council Meeting included a council

person throwing a pen across the floor and telling some attend ees that it is time to move forward and work together, and quit nitpicking. He also said it was time some of the attendees quit coming in and complaining to the city clerk. The council person was asked by an attendee to stop yelling at her. Another attendee stated he wanted to file a complaint against the council member. The mayor told him to take it up with the police department. An editorial note indicated that there were complaints filed and after an investigation by the Owen-Withee Police Department, Council Member John Mauel was issued a $326.50 citation for Disorderly Conduct. +++ The Owen-Withee School Board Meeting on June 13 ended with District Administrator Bob Houts thanking the Board for 13 good years as this was his last meeting before his retirement takes euect on June 30.

The Tribune-Phonograph

After hearing a complaint from a neighbor about the location of the Abbotsford Dog Park the city council voted 7-1 to rescind the motion that had created the dog park on the old elementary school playground and explore other options for the park. +++ A new fire truck has arrived at the Central Fire & EMS Station. The unit was built by the Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton at a cost of $466,000.

The Sentinel & Rural News

Travis Witt of Stanley was among the 56 individuals recently pardoned by Governor Tony Evers. He was 19 when, 21 years ago, he led police on a high-speed chase after failing to pull over. In granting the pardon Governor Evers said, “The folks receiving pardons have worked hard to be contributing members of their communities and workplaces and to make amends for their past mistakes.” +++ The Owen-Withee Area Historical Society has several nice artifacts headed their way. Dave and Tracy Taylor of Owen recently opened a wall cavity in their home and discovered a small tin of laxatives, a Blood Berry Gum Wrapper and an 1899 cover and two coupons worth $5 at the John S. Owen Lumber Company.

Buualo County News

On Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, Trinity Lutheran Church of Norden, located southwest of Eleva, celebrated its Norwegian roots with special Sesquicentennial events. The main event on Sunday was a special worship service, followed by a catered meal and a program highlighting the church’s history. +++ After serving the community for close to 75 years, St. Michael’s Assisted Living Facility in Fountain City is closing. The Lutheran Home Association has decided to close St. Michael’s by this fall. In making the announcement, COVID-19 was cited as a contributing factor to the closure, indicating the pandemic pushed the health care stavng crisis to a critical point.