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Posted 6/8/22

Cornell superintendent wants more students to apply for scholarships BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS Courier Sentinel While those attending the Cornell Schools Honor Banquet were …

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Cornell superintendent wants more students to apply for scholarships

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Courier Sentinel

While those attending the Cornell Schools Honor Banquet were pleased with how well everything went, one thing Superintendent Paul Schley would change is to have more kids apply for scholarships, as there is money to hand out. +++ The Lake Holcombe School Board approved renewing its one day a week contract with the Cadott School District, for the services of a school nurse for the 2022-2023 school year. The contract states that the daily rate of $508.55, times the number of days contracted, will be paid to Cadott. +++ A part of Cornell history has come to an end, with the moving of the DNR ranger station location out of the city. A new facility was constructed on County Highway S, in Jim Falls, and was put into use in February. The move was prompted by the old space being outgrown, the size of modern equipment and the extensive repairs needed. It’s up in the air how long the DNR will hold on to the forestry owned building in Cornell. +++ The 106th graduating class of Cornell High School was only 15, but they earned 329 college credits, prior to graduation. Graduation took place on Friday, May 27.

The Thorp Courier

On Friday, May 27, there were 46 who graduated from Thorp High School. The Valedictorian was Kate Schraufnagel and the Salutatorian was Ryan Raether. +++ The Thorp Community is ready for Thorp Dairy Days, June 2-5, which kicks off on Thursday, with the Miss Thorp Coronation. This year there are three contestants: Vivian Brown, an eighth grader at Thorp Middle School, Peyton Petke, a fourth grader at Thorp Catholic School and Addiynn Ederer, a second grader at the Thorp Elementary School. Northside Park in Thorp is the center of most activities. +++ There were three 8th grade graduates from Thorp Catholic School – Bill Badzinski, Emma Mohr and Blake Ciolkosz. +++ From Memory Lane – 125 Years ago (1887) The village board is causing several hundred loads of gravel to be distributed on the streets in all parts of the village About 40 cyclers from Stanley made a run to this village on Sunday last.

Bloomer Advance

The June 1, 2022 edition of the Bloomer Advance, marked the start of the 137th year of the newspaper. +++ The former Woodlund Home Center location in Bloomer has a new occupant. Bloomer Equipment Rental has their shelves stocked with well maintained machines ready to help you work smarter, not harder. The store stocks almost any machine that would be needed to maintain one’s house or property. +++ One June 4, the Bloomer Lions Sportsman Club held their ribbon cutting ceremony for their North Park fishing dock. The 15 foot by 40 foot dock with kayak launch is easily accessible to all residents of any age. The project is a way for the community to enjoy fishing or just relax on Lake Como. +++ On May 26, Calley Olson, a senior on the Bloomer High School girls softball team, threw her 300th strike out of the year against St. Croix Falls. It is believed that she is the first Bloomer pitcher to achieve this mark. +++ At their May 25, Bloomer City Council Meeting, Bloomer City Administrator Sandi Frion reported that it was not the city’s decision to not have swimming lessons at the beach this year. She explained that the lessons are part of the Bloomer School District’s summer school program and they weren’t able to get a certified swimming instructor to oversee the lessons.

O-W Enterprise The Owen-Withee School District staff were recognized during a lunch on the last day of school. Those recognized were retiring staff members, Staff Persons of the Year and staff members who had met five, 10, 20 and 35 year milestones. +++ On Saturday, June 18, rural Stanley resident Sylvia Oberle, a retired Thorp teacher, will be at the Withee Public Library to talk about her series of children books featuring “Whiskers the Cat,” as well as her book “Adventures On Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail,” which depicts her real life adventurous hike with photos and descriptions. +++ Prevail Bank of Owen held a shred day and donated $1 for every pound of paper shredded to the Friends of the Old School.

The Tribune-Phonograph In either September or October, rural internet customers in rural western Marathon County, should start to see dramatic improvements in service. Michael Olson, Chief Development Officer for Bug Tussel Wireless, LLC, Green Bay states that his company has started installation of 300 miles of fiber optic loop across Marathon County, along with 22 transmitter towers. The new cables have 144 stands of fiber optic cables that will be installed in roadside ditches four feet underground. The 300 foot guide-wire towers are also expected to improve cellular telephone service.

The Sentinel & Rural News

After making a few additions and one deletion, the Owen Parks and Recreation Committee recommended approval of the updated Clark County Outdoor Recreation Plan to the Owen City Council. +++ Although the Owen Downtown Revitalization Committee hopes to receive $2,000 in donations for its hanging baskets, it has received $1,450 so far.

Tri -County Area Times

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Augusta will celebrate its 150th Anniversary on Sunday, June 19, beginning with Divine Worship at 10:30 am. +++ The Augusta School Board, at their May 18 meeting accepted and approved the open enrollment requests for the 2022-2023 school year, with the exception of three that were denied. +++ The Osseo-Fairchild graduation ceremony included a special graduate – 88 year old Osseo Navy veteran and resident Cecil Berlin. Cecil left high school early in order to serve his country in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. He was happy to have completed his diploma work that he had left behind and walk across the stage as a graduate of Osseo-Fairchild High School, Class of 2022.

Buualo County News

Lu Ann Flury of Buffalo City was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators BertGroverChildAdvocacyAward. Shewasnominatedbythe Alma Area Schools for all the wonderful things she does for the school district, its students, as well as the community. The award acknowledges an exceptional individual or civic or community based organization’s support for children. Nominations are made by local superintendents based on individuals sharing their time, talents and /or financial support. Lu Ann and her husband Rick, donated funds to be used to further support expanding the Alma Area School’s robotics program.