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Posted 5/25/22

Is it safe to Live on Lake Holcombe? BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS Courier Sentinel Feeling that Lake Holcombe has grown by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years, the Lake …

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Is it safe to Live on Lake Holcombe?

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Courier Sentinel

Feeling that Lake Holcombe has grown by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years, the Lake Holcombe Improvement Association (LHIA) attended the May 12, meeting of the Lake Holcombe Town Board to express a number of concerns. The is- sues brought up were that on summer weekends, water travc has gotten to the point its unsafe and out of control and it’s no longer possible for locals to take their families out on the water body because people don’t obey the boating rules, It was also pointed out that there are 145 campers on the lakefront at any given time and that is felt to put a tremendous amount of pressure on the lake. To deal with some of the issues LHIA wants to educate the public and maintain water quality. The Association is also asking the Town Board to enact an ordinance to prevent growth of future campgrounds. The Town Chairman said the Board would take what they have heard and would raise questions with the Wisconsin Town’s Association before making any decisions.+++ A new Farmers Market, to be held in Cadott’s Riverview Park this summer, is expecting 12 vendors.

The Thorp Courier

Thorp’s 81st FFA and FFA Alumni Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, May 1 at the Thorp High School. Ed Nowobielski was named Farmer of the Year and the Russell Behm family was honored as Friends of the Alumni. The Behm’s are active in assisting with the toy show, dairy breakfast, etc. +++ From Memory Lane – 75 Years Ago (1947) Thorp’s 1947 Cardinals donned in attractive new grey uniforms with blue letters and numerals, scored an impressive 9 to 0 victory over the Boyd Bears in their seasonal curtain raiser at the Thorp Athletic Field before 300 fans Sunday afternoon.

Bloomer Advance

The Bloomer School District Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator was receiving several calls or e-mails a week from employers looking for students who were interested in a job. After struggling to get the information out to the student body, it was decided to hold a career fair. On Wednesday, May 11, the high school gymnasium had 62 booths set up for students to visit. In addition to many area businesses, CVTC, UW- Eau Claire and UW-Stout were also there to show students various educational paths. The career fair was attended by the entire student body as many employers were also looking for summer workers. +++ With every major street project, there are passionate appeals to save trees. Bloomer City Council heard from such a couple at their May 11 meeting. The couple individually pleaded to save an old maple tree that is encroaching onto the City’s right-ofway. After a closed session to discuss the matter, the council voted to authorize legal counsel to issue an order for the property owner to remove the tree. +++ If your looking for an outing, a trip to St. Paul’s Catholic Thrift Sale in Bloomer may be your thing. A pavilion built for the ongoing thrift sale is open Thurs- days from 10 am to 6 pm and Fridays 8 am to 4 pm., until the first week in October.

O-W Enterprise

The Owen Wastewater Treatment Plant is still having phosphorous issues. As a result, the DNR fee for last month was $6,554, compared to $5,000 for the entire last year. +++ The Owen- Withee School’s building project is started. Site excavation, piping, drilling, and foundation work are ongoing. Utility work and back filling hopefully will be completed within 30 days. Once school is done, the tech ed addition will be started. +++ The Owen Masonic Lodge recently donated a Fire Suppression Tool to Owen-Withee-Curtiss Fire & EMS. After pulling the pin, the device is thrown into an enclosed space, and it sprays out a pow- ered aerosol that will lower the temperature of the fire by 1,000 degrees in 30 seconds. The device causes less water damage.

The Tribune-Phonograph

The Colby School District has announced its inaugural class of the Hornet Hall of Fame. The inductees will be honored during graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 27.+++ The high cost of building materials had a builder appearing before the Abbotsford Plan Commission noting the probability his project would not be completed by a previous agreed upon date. The Commission extended the deadline one year. +++ The success of a summer volleyball league in Colby has necessitated a third court be added. The Colby/Parks/Recreation/Recycling Committee approved moving forward with the proposal and it will now be brought to a future city council meeting for approval. +++ Graduation for 49 Abbotsford High School seniors took place on Saturday, May 21 at 2 pm. The Class of 2022 boasted co-valedictorians.

The Sentinel & Rural News

After consultation with the City of Owen attorney, the new owners of the Thirsty Squirrel will have the liquor license transferred to them. The question was raised when another local business had also applied for the license when ownership was changing.

The Clark County Press

Pittsville native, Shane Lilly has been named the new Greenwood School District elementary principal. Along with a considerable number of years of teaching math, he also has served as a Dean of Students. He hold a Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership from Silver Lake College. He has served as a volleyball coach and started the Central Wisconsin Volleyball Club. He hopes to return to coaching in some capacity.

Tri -County Area Times

On May 7, the Augusta community got to enjoy the ovcial grand opening of the renovated Augusta Lions Club Hall. The event included plenty of food and beverages, live music and dancing. The Lions hope the community makes extensive use of the newly renovated facility. +++ At 2:51 am on Tuesday, May 12, the Fall Creek Area Fire Department was dispatched to St.

James Lutheran Church in Fall Creek, where they found the bell tower on fire. The fires preliminary cause is being attributed to a lightening strike. Damage was contained to the bell tower area.

Buualo County News

A big road project on N. Eau Claire Street in Mondovi may be delayed until 2023. The complete reconstruction of above and below ground infrastructure is being hampered by up to 20 week production delays in getting hydrants, valves, and curb stops.

The delays are making it impossible for the contractor to guarantee an October completion date. In response, the city moved its bid date back and ouered the other bidders an opportunity to revise their bids for what is expected to move the project to 2023.