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Posted 4/6/22

Cadott school board members decide thorny library book issues BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS Courier Sentinel The Cadott School Board decided the fate of six library books at a …

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Cadott school board members decide thorny library book issues

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Courier Sentinel

The Cadott School Board decided the fate of six library books at a special school board meeting on March 28. It came down to a school board decision after the School's Reconsideration Committee had decided to keep the books in the library, but was challenged by a citizen and appealed to the School Board. The six books and their fate: Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag – motion to keep the book in the library, but change the recommended grade level to fourth grade and above passed 4-3; Melissa's Story (aka George) by Alex Gino – motion to keep the book in the library as recommended by the Recon – sideration Committee was approved 4-3; Protest Movements: Then and Now by Eric Braun – motion to remove the book from the library was approved 4-3; The Baby Tree by Sophia Blackall – Board members voted unanimously to remove the book from the library and move it to the guidance counselor's office as a resource for parents; The Deepest Breadth by Meg Grehen -. The Board voted unanimously to keep the book in the library; The Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender – motion to keep the book in the library passed 4-3. The Thorp Courier

Thanks to the organizers, vendors, sponsors and attendees, the 32nd Thorp FFA Alumni Toy Show was a huge success. +++ During National Public Health Week, the Clark County Health Department presented Aspirus Stanley Hospital with a "Friend of Public Health Award" for supporting many community based initiatives in the field of public health. +++ Thorp FFA student, Rachel Boehlke placed first in the recently held Sectional Speak – ing Contest. In order to advance to state, participants had to earn a 1st rating. Rachael will now be competing at the State FFA Convention in June. Her speech was entitled "Rural America: The Workforce Crisis." +++ The Thorp Cardinal Softball team will feature the return of six seniors and 10 juniors. The Lady Cardinals are playing a packed schedule, with as many ranked teams as could be scheduled, in order to prepare the team for what they will see in the postseason. +++ The Thorp Drama Club is rehearsing for their upcoming performance of "Wizards and Wands" that they will be performing on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 at 7:30 pm. Bloomer Advance

On Thursday, March 14, members of the Bloomer Chamber of Commerce and Bloomer Industrial Development Corporation toured Charter Next Generation (CNG) and A. J. Manufacturing on Riggs Street in Bloomer. CNG's Bloomer plant produces and embosses cast films. The company recently expanded, adding two new lines that produce film for the food industry and oth – ers. +++ The Bloomer Community recently came together for a Christian Music Night and Prayer for the Ukraine event. It was an encouraging time and a blessing to come together to stand for peace. More than $1,300 was raised for World Vision mission – aries working with Ukrainian Refugees in Poland. +++ During the month of March, the Bloomer FFA participated in National Ag Day by handing out cheese curds to many of their sponsoring businesses. +++ The Bloomer Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby was held on Saturday, March 19. The annual event drew 18 cars from Scouts 6-12.

O-W Enterprise Allan Hodnett, who writes a weekly local history column in this newspaper, is supporting the establishment of an Ow – en-Withee Area Historical Society. He encourages those of like

interests to band together and provide support for this endeavor, which is in the organizing phase. +++ With a zoning change, ap – proved by the Withee Village Board, it is hoped that ABBC LLC will be purchasing an 11 unit apartment building, which has been described as poorly managed. +++ Based on state statutes the, Owen City Council approved a new commercial building permit process. The Tribune-Phonograph Forward Bank, Colby Branch, recently donated $32,000 to – wards the purchase of a new scoreboard for the Colby Hornets football field. The new scoreboard will replace the exiting one, which is over 24 years old. Plans are for the new scoreboard to be installed this coming summer. +++ Ross Pattermann, a reporter for the Tribune-Phonograph newspaper is leaving his position. He has worked for the newspaper for 4.5 years and is a prolific writer for that paper, The Sentinel & Rural News

Beginning April 2, there will be a permanent Food Pantry Hut, located outside the doors of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen. This endeavor is a project to FHL (Faith. Hope. Love.). The founders hope to fill a need in the community after the clo – sure of the community pantry formerly located at the Community Alliance Church. The daily pantry will be "Take what you need. Leave what you can" pantry. The Owen-Withee community is also working to organize a Pop Up Food Pantry with the assis –

tance of Eau Claire based Feed My People. Food will be dis – tributed on the fourth Monday of the month from11 am to noon on Stockwell Street in Withee between the softball field and the Lions building. The Clark County Press

A Boyd man, Saige Marten, 29, was sentenced March 23, by U. S. District Judge William Conley to eight years in federal pris – on for distributing 50 grams of methamphetamine. Marten pled guilty January 11.

Tri-Couty Area Times

During their March meeting, the Osseo-Fairchild School Board toured the district's new tech ed. building, that is still un – der construction. The Board also approved the following new courses for the 2022-23 school year: Exploring Cultures Through Literature, Spanish in the Workplace, Architecture, Manufactur – ing, Machining I, Machining II, Manufacturing Robotics & Automation, Mechatronics, Entrepreneurship, and Math for Manufacturing. +++ As of April 6, Augusta will again have a fixed location for a food pantry. The Augusta Community Cupboard will open in the former location of the Augusta Food Pantry and will be open every Wednesday from 4-5:30 pm. The City of Augusta donated the building. +++ Fall Creek Middle School Principal, John Goodman was recently honored with a heroes award from the Fall Creek Fire Department. The award came from his performing the Heimlich maneuver on a chocking student and dislodging enough food to open the student's airway –thus saving a life.