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Posted 4/20/22

BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS Cornell receives major grant for its riverwalk project Courier Sentinel A riverwalk in Cornell is no longer on the back burner due to the city …

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Cornell receives major grant for its riverwalk project

Courier Sentinel

A riverwalk in Cornell is no longer on the back burner due to the city receiving $599,700 from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, through the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus program. In addition, Cornell will be getting funding help from the Natural Resource Fund and an Excel Ener – gy monetary fund. +++ The Cadott School Board voted at their April 11 meeting to hire an additional full-time elementary physical education teacher who will teach phy ed three days a week and serve as a district sub the other two days. The Board also ap- proved hiring a full-time strength and conditioning teacher/phy ed position. +++ Cornell's July 4 fireworks display will be the same as last year, other than the package will cost $5,640 while $4,000 was budgeted. Community fundraising was a success and there is additional funding for at least another year if prices stay up. +++ It’s about a year since the Wisconsin Veteran Farm Winery was granted a license to open a wine making business in a residential area of Cornell. They are now back requesting they receive a Class B Beer license. The request will be on the next city council meeting agenda.

Thorp Courier

At their Monday, April 11 meeting, the Thorp City Council passed resolutions authorizing the borrowing of $850,000 in gen – eral obligation bonds for street improvement projects, $753,000 in revenue bonds for water system improvements and $541,000 for sewer system revenue bonds. +++ On Friday, April 8, mem- bers of the Reseburg Ramblers 4-H Club celebrated National Zoo Lovers Day by bringing a variety of animals to share with res – idents of Turner Integrity Assisted Living Facility. The animals included ducks, dogs, chickens, rabbits, a cat and a baby lamb.

+++ Thorp Superintendent Angie Hanlin used her "The Car – dinal Corner" to discuss dyslexia. She stated in her article that, "Of people with reading divculties, 70-80% of those individuals have some form of dyslexia. She pointed out that individuals can't outgrow dyslexia but they can overcome the challenges associated with it.+++ 125 Years Ago (1897) in Memory Lane – Charles Poppe exhibited a hen's egg one day last week measur –

ing 6½ inches in size.

Bloomer Advance

In the city of Bloomer, James Koehler was re-elected mayor. Koehler beat challenger Tony Rubenzer by 58 votes, 343 to 285. +++ By a vote of 196 to 154, the New Auburn School District voters approved the school district exceeding revenue limits for the next three years for the purpose of sustaining facilities, equip –

ment and programming. +++ The Bloomer Community Lake As – sociation has donated $1,000 to the Bloomer Lions Sportsman's Club who are adding a fishing pier to the North Park.+++ The Bloomer Boys Scouts Troop 11, will be holding a scrape metal drive on Saturday, April 23. The profits from the event hels scouts pay for badges, their summer trip and summer camp. +++ The Bloomer Chamber of Commerce held their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April16. The annual event is intended for children ages 2-12. +++ Longtime Bloomer Goodyear dealer Arlyn Rediger and his wife, daughters and grandsons got a ride of a lifetime on January 18, 2022, when they ascended in a Good year blimp in Pompano Beach, Florida.

O-W Enterprise

There's another new business in downtown Owen. On Satur day, April 9, representatives of the Clark County Economic Development Corporation, the city of Owen and the O-W Chamber participated in the grand opening ribbon cutting of RaeLynn/s Floral & Gifts. Prior to the formal ceremony attendees enjoyed browsing the store and afterwards were invited to have a cupcake and received a complimentary carnation. +++ The 34thAnnual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Woodgrove Workers 4-H Club, was held at the O-W High School Gym on Saturday, April 16. Children in 2nd Grade and under were invited to participate. +++ A concluding report on the 2022 O-W Chamber's Expo, held on April 2, was that more than 30 local vendors had booths and attendance was estimated at around 300 people. The Tribune-Phonograph

Increases in materials and fuel costs are having an impact on Colby's public works projects for 2022. At their most recent meeting, the Colby City Council learned the delivery charges have increased $6,000 and if the supplier follows through with charging current prices, it would add an additional $ 18,000 in costs. Some council members said they should fight the increases by hiring an attorney. However, it was pointed out that you can eat up $20.000 up pretty easy. +++ Colby is looking to the future and the potential to assist with the redevelopment of the former PCA property. The mayor requested the city start the process of creating a Tax Incremental Financing District. To that end the council approved spending $15,000 to hire MSA to coordinate the creation of TID-4. +++ AbbyColby Crossroads Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards banquet on Saturday, April 9. Jenny Jakel, a 46 year employee of AbbyBank, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award and Robbie and Melissa Smazal were honored for community service including blood drives and donations to the Colby High Schools trap and ice fishing clubs..

The Sentinel & Rural News

The Aspirus Health Clinic in Owen has a new Family Nurse Practitioner. Her name is Heather Oljenichak. She will be seeing patients at the Owen Clinic on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday. Dr. Justice continues to see patients at the Owen Clinic two days a week.

The Clark County Press

Election results: In Neillsville, Dewey Poeschel defeated incumbent mayor Diane Murphy 280 votes to 166. In Green – wood, write-in candidate Dave Hansen narrowly beat incumbent Jim Schecklman,106-101. In Loyal, a referendum to allow the spending up to $11.7 million for renovations, ovce relocations and additions was defeated 514 to 305.

Buualo County News

Mondovi Mayor Brandy Weiss was re-elected with 322 votes. There was no opposition. +++ Mondovi teacher Paul Richards, was one of two Herb Kohl Foundation Educational Foundation Teacher Fellows honored in CESA 10. The award recognizes teachers that regularly go above and beyond. Richards has taught in the Mondovi District for 20 years.