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Posted 5/18/22

Thorp Legion and Auxiliary honor teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS The Thorp Courier On Wednesday May 4, as a part of Teacher Appreciation …

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Thorp Legion and Auxiliary honor teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week

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The Thorp Courier

On Wednesday May 4, as a part of Teacher Appreciation Week, Thorp’s Cecil Tormey American Legion and Auxiliary hosted a two-hour reception for Thorp community school’s teachers, ad- ministrators, ovce stau, food service and bus drivers. Forty-sev en people from the local schools were in attendance and voiced how extremely grateful they were for the open house invitation, Attendees were served a selection of hot and cold foods prepared by the Auxiliary. +++ Thorp High School had fifteen choir and band students perform at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest that was held at the UW-Eau Claire on Saturday, May 7. There were five students who won gold medals in the vocal solo com petition, a contemporary cappella ensemble won a silver medal, and one student won a silver medal in band competition. +++ On April 29, members of the Thorp Tree Board planted a Crimson Maple tree in Yellowstone Park. They were assisted by the City of Thorp Public Works Department.

Courier Sentinel

On Monday, May 2, Col. Kathryn (Silvering) Vander-Molen was installed as the commander of the Cadott American Legion. She is the first female commander of the Cadott post. She takes over from her husband Rick Vander-Molen, who was recently elected the Chippewa County commander of the American Legion. Rick had served as the Cadott commander for three years. +++ The Cadott Pharmacy entered into a settlement agreement for $20,000, to resolve civil allegations that it violated the Controlled Substance Act, by dispensing controlled substances outside the usual course of professional pharmacy practice, among other CSA violations. +++ The Cornell Lions Club is looking to recruit new members to reinvigorate the club, which has 20 or so members, but only eight are active and most of them are in their 60’s or 70’s. +++ At their May 9 meeting, the Cadott School Board approved two new coaching positions. As recommended by Athletic Director, Erin Crank, there will be a new girls wrestling coach and a girls C-team basketball coach.

Bloomer Advance

For the second year the Bloomer Brewery hosted a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 6. Ryan and Michelle Stolts, decided to hold the party as Michelle is originally from Kentucky, and thus they wanted to bring a little bit of the Derby’s rich tradition to Bloomer. Fashionable patrons dressed for the occasion. +++ Madison Faschingbauer and Lydia Nayes have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian of the 2022 graduating class at Bloomer High School. +++ The Chippewa County Tavern League Foundation contributed $7,000 to Agnes Table in Chippewa Falls. Agnes Table provides meals and hospitality to the community. The Tavern League of Wisconsin Foundation matched funds at $750. +++ Bloomer’s St. Paul’s Lutheran School enjoyed their all day spring field trip to Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The trip included a tour of the complex and a scavenger hunt activity at the Hall of Fame.

The Tribune-Phonograph The former Master Packaging Corporation of America building in Colby has had new life breathed into it. The 120 year old manufacturing and engineering company, Loos Machine, will be moving some of their operations there. The deal was finalized on May 4. The building has been empty since PCA moved to Marsh- field in 2018. The new owner plans to use the north end of the building, but the south end, which was damaged in the tornado last December, will be demolished.

The Sentinel & Rural News

As of April 19, Tammy and Bob Tomczak have opened their downtown day care in Owen. Little Tykes Learn and Play Child- care Center is their second location, as they also ouer day care out of their home. The couple had hoped to be open by March, but found out early on that they needed a state approved plan before construction could begin and that the building needed to be handicapped accessible. In jest, they noted that you can’t just open the doors and call yourself a day care center. +++ Rachel Boehlke, a Thorp High School student, has been named to serve on the Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council. The group’s purpose is to encourage young people to engage with state government and increase their awareness of the Department of Agriculture’s interaction with Wisconsin’s agriculture industry.

The Clark County Press

On April 23, the Neillsville Kiwanis Club celebrated its 100th Anniversary at the Strike Time Lanes bowling alley. They provided open bowling lanes and all kinds of food and drinks for all who came to celebrate with them. The Neillsville Kiwanis Club is the longest continuously operating service organization in the community. The club is active in assisting in the Christmas An- gel program, as well as many diuerent food pantry drives. They also grant three scholarships annually. They are encouraging community members to join the organization so they can continue their service to the Neillsville Community and will waive the first year's membership dues. +++ Alaric and Caitlyn Huls have opened their home in Withee to kids in the community through being foster parents. The Huls’ journey to becoming foster parents was reported on during May – National Foster Care Month. Both Huls’ are teachers in the Medford School System.

Tri -County Area Times

Stephen Endes, M.D. a pain management specialist, is now ouering pain medicine care at Mayo Clinic Health System – Oakridge in Osseo. Pain medicine specialists help patients with a wide range of painful disorders by developing an individual plan to make sure a patient gets the right therapy when they need it. +++ On April 29, Eleva- Strum High School had a mock crash, sponsored by E-S Sadd (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Mayo Clinic Health System and local emergency personnel. The event was scheduled as the school’s prom and graduation will soon be taking place. Augusta High School also did a mock crash. Both schools hoped the mock crash taught a great lesson about the results of drinking and driving.