& Pieces

Posted 2/16/22

Marcellis Family Fundraiser raises $1,240 for the Cadott Food Pantry BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS Courier Sentinel On Saturday, January 29, through the efforts of Boyd residents …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

& Pieces


Marcellis Family Fundraiser raises $1,240 for the Cadott Food Pantry

BITS & Pieces


Courier Sentinel

On Saturday, January 29, through the efforts of Boyd residents Sandy (Marcellis) Schara and Deb (Marcellis) Zais, a community- wide fundraising event, held at the Boyd American Legion, raised $1,240 for the Cadott Food Pantry. In addition, 260 pounds of food was also donated. +++ The Cornell City Council is asking for more information, before making a decision on a proposal that would result in more housing in the city. Cornell property owner, and town of Seymour resident, Charles Gable, a real estate developer, is proposing a joint venture between the city and himself, where the city would buy a factory built home to be placed on the lots they have for sale and he would serve as their construction manager.

The Thorp Courier

Two familiar faces in Thorp football will be on the field at the 2022 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star North 8 – Man Team Game. Shawn Hughes will be an offensive lineman and K.D. Stokes, Thorp’s head football coach will be on the coaching staff. The games will be played on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, at Titan Stadium in Oshkosh. +++ The Thorp School District, as a part of its Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, is building and implementing systems and structures that are consistent throughout the school district. The district uses School Cubed, a school improvement company that has a proven track record of helping schools accomplish significant gains in student achievement by implementing research-based systems, structures and strategies. ++++ On Friday, January 28, the Reseburg Ramblers 4-H Club was provided a private tour of the new Kwik-Trip in Thorp. The tour, given before the store opened, included the kitchen, the coolers and freezers and where things were going to be displayed.

Bloomer Advance

On Thursday, February 10, Bloomer gained another business. Alyssa Tollefson, owner of The Hive, is marketing to women to encourage empowerment, inner strength and healthy living with her apparel, gifts and full service essential oils business. The Hive is located on Main Street and is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Orders can also be placed online 24/7. +++ On Friday, February 25, the Bloomer Sledding Hill and Skating Rink will be the site of a fundraiser. The public is being invited to join in sledding, skating and to enjoy food, drinks and smores, that will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to the Bloomer K9 Fund.

O-W Enterprise Carey Hargot is the newly elected president of the O-W Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s Board of Directors, acting as the Committee of the Whole, will be directing the Business Expo, to be held at the Old School, on April 2. +++ In the City of Owen, 237 people have tested positive for COVID-19, 3 people have died, and 332 (36.2%) have been vaccinated. In Withee, 11 people have tested positive, 2 people have died, and 154 (30.4%) have been vaccinated. In the Village of Curtiss, 73 people have tested positive, 2 people have died, and 99 (33.9%) have been vaccinated. In the Owen-Withee School District, 812 people have tested positive, 19 people have died, and 1,300 (29.8%) of people have been vaccinated. +++ Cindy Cardinal, Associate Editor of the O-W Enterprise, in her Cardinal Tweets column, did a masterful job of spelling out the problems related to the delivery of her newspaper, and other newspapers, to subscribers. And its not with their mailing the paper timely, or the local post office,

but rather beyond. She also takes a swipe at Donald Trump for his tearing up documents after repeatedly being told of the need to preserve documents. And finally points out the Republican National Committees censure of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzing er for serving on the Committee investigating January 6 and their labeling the rioters breaching the Capitol “legitimate political discourse.” Quoting her, “They must of forgotten that we all watched what happened on TV as it was actually occurring.”

The Tribune-Phonograph The Abbotsford City Council gave the Public Works Department permission to construct pickleball and basketball courts, on park property of the Schilling subdivision. With the city crew installing the two courts, the estimated cost is $71,000, versus the engineers estimate of $150,000 when using federal grant money. The area below the courts will be fenced off and made into a dog park. +++ Two Marathon County Fire and Emergency Response members are asking that Marathon County study whether a county- wide Emergency Medical Service is feasible. They contend that such a unit would improve response time, reduce costs and end duplicate efforts among county EMS providers. The promoters suggested Waushara County, which has had a county-wide service since 1975, is a model for county-wide service and reported that buying ambulances in bulk saves money and that there was a training advantage of having all EMS workers use the same equipment. The Marathon County Public Safety Committee will consider a study at its March meeting.

The Sentinel & Rural News

The new Owen-Withee police evidence room is now complete. Chief Patrick Fehlman explained to the O-W Police Committee that each piece of evidence will be meticulously documented and will be electronically logged in through the RRM System.

Tri-County – Area Times

Participating for the first time, the Osseo-Fairchild High School Dance Team competed in the Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Pom Coaches 2022 State Dance Meet at La Crosse. The event was held on Saturday, February 5, at the La Crosse Center, with OFHS competing in the Division 5 Hip Hop category. Although the team performed well, they did not make it into the Top 5. +++ The Fall Creek boys and girls basketball teams competed in the “Just A Game Classic” at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells on Saturday, February 5. Both the boys and girls teams won both game.

Buffalo County News

The Mondovi Conservation Club's annual fishing contest was held on Sunday, February 5. A large turnout was present at the contest that was last held in 2019, due to the dredging and restoration work on Mirror Lake in the last few years. +++ The Highground fundraising campaign continues to raise $4 million.

With $1.4 million raised, or pledged, and the shortage of building material, plans for a new Welcome Center’s construction are being moved back to 2023. Mondovi’s Alliance Bank has pledged $1,000 to $2,499 to the fundraising effort.