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Posted 4/27/22

Thorp’s Sweet Memories Bakery is Moving On BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS The Thorp Courier Becky Strzok, of Thorp’s Sweet Memories, is retiring after over 37 years of baking. …

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Thorp’s Sweet Memories Bakery is Moving On

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The Thorp Courier

Becky Strzok, of Thorp’s Sweet Memories, is retiring after over 37 years of baking. Like several generations of bakers before her, she has spent a long time in the baking business. Her grandparents ran a bakery at 103 W. Main Street in Thorp for over 50 years. She also had an uncle who operated a bakery in Cadott for many years. Prior to opening her own business, Becky worked for over 20 years at the Thorp IGA bakery. In 2005, in partnership with Terry and Cheryl Romanowski, Becky and her husband Scott opened Sweet Memories in the former Dr. Dietzler dental building. Since 2011, the Strzok’s have been solo owners and have operated the business with the help of wonderful employees, who have become part of their family. With new owners on the horizon, Becky will be helping them settle into the bakery business. +++ Thorp SuperValu’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Roll drew 125 children between the ages of 1-10. In total, the children collected 5,000 eggs, some filled with pennies and the others with candy. Each child participating also received a piggy bank.

Courier Sentinel

Jessica Ryba, has approached the Cadott Village Board indicating an intent in helping establish a Farmer’s Market at West Riverview Park. Potential vendors surveyed have indicated their preference for it to be held on Friday evening or Saturday morning. Nothing is set yet but one Village Board Member spoke out in support. +++ The Cadott Village Board has reminded the public that Waste Management has an exclusive contract with the village, so all businesses and residents are supposed to use Waste Management for their garbage and recycling services. +++ At their April 14 meeting, the Lake Holcombe Town Board, heard from resident Larry Becker, who was promoting the development of a “Comprehensive Plan” for the township. Supervisors felt that they needed to lay out all the information before any meeting could be held regarding the matter. It was agreed to check into the matter thoroughly before bringing the information to the public for a decision.

Bloomer Advance

On Saturday, April 16, despite temperatures more reminiscent of December than April, a large number of children and parents bundled in coats, hats, and mittens showed up for the Bloomer Chamber of Commerce annual Easter egg hunt. They were greeted by the Easter Bunny and Easter Chick who were on hand for photo ops. +++ The Bloomer Dunk the Chunk contest, sponsored by the Bloomer Sno-Hawks and the Bloomer Community Lake Association, ended on Sunday April 3, when the van on Bloomer Pond sunk at 7:05 pm. The one guessing the closest time was Beth Teasdale and she won $500. +++ At their Wednesday, April 13 meeting, the Bloomer City Council approved a Five Year Capital Improvement Plan for the Water/Wastewater Department, with allowing $100,000 of American Rescue Plan funds to be utilized for purchase of equipment for the department.

O-W Enterprise The Withee Village Board approved a zoning change, from R1 to R2, for a multi-family unit, contingent on the sale of the property from Indianhead Community Action Agency to ABBC LLC. The approval also includes an in writing agreement that the new owner put up fences on the south and west sides of the building within 60 days of the sale.

The Tribune-Phonograph Recently, the Curtiss wastewater treatment plant had two overflows. The first overflow was caused when the line connect – ing Lagoon 2 to Pond 1 became clogged. The overflow resulted in about 36,000 gallons of partially treated waste spilling into the environment. The only exposure was to the waste management operator. The second spill occurred shortly after, when a clean out plug on the line going to Pond No. 1 broke and resulted in a spill of about 12,000 gallons of partially treated waste. Again, the operator was the only exposed person. +++ The Curtiss Holiday Committee thanked all those who hopped on over to celebrate with them. This year they gave away six bikes, 360 prizes and thousands of eggs.

The Sentinel & Rural News

The single copy price of The Sentinel & Rural News has risen from $1 to $1.25. The newspaper plans to begin, in May, holding dedicated couee hours to allow the public to meet with its edi –

torial and/or sales stau, to make suggestions and provide com munity input. +++ Meeting on April 12, the Owen City Council accepted the bid of Steen Construction for street and utility improvements on Paul Avenue/County Road D. The bid was for $737,449.75, with a Community Development Block Grant contributing $453,550, the city cost being $142,414.75 and county reimbursement of $141,485.

The Clark County Press

The Greenwood graduating classes of 1965 through 1971 are holding a multi-class reunion on Thursday, May 12, beginning at 10 am, at the Parkway Pines, Greenwood. Lunch will be an open, deli-type meal. +++ The Clark County Greenwood Park, located along the Black River, is in need of upgrading. The county is seeking input from area residents on what they would enjoy most – updated playground equipment or outdoor fitness equip ment. +++ The Neillsville Kiwanis Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary on April 23. The Kiwanis is a service organization oriented towards helping youth.

Tri -County Area Times

There’s a new cheese store in Hixton. Downtown Hixton welcomed the Hixton Cheese and Village Market to town on Wednesday, April 6. Around 200 people dropped in to check things out and welcome the new business. A nice variety of Central Wisconsin produced cheeses and other Wisconsin dairy products are available at the new business. +++ On Friday, April 22, the Augusta Beavers baseball team celebrated Augusta’s long history of baseball with Wally Shong, a member of the 1947 team, on his 95th birthday. Wally threw out the 1st pitch to his grandson Joe, current catcher of the Augusta baseball team. +++ The Osseo Lions Easter Egg Hunt drew 270 kids to the event, 100 more than last year.. +++ Fall Creek Lions recently conducted free vision screening for students at the Fall Creek Elementary School.