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Posted 1/19/22

Cornell rehab of water tank to cost about $500,000 BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS Courier Sentinel The City of Cornell has hired Orr Coating Inspection, Inc. to oversee their water …

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Cornell rehab of water tank to cost about $500,000

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Courier Sentinel

The City of Cornell has hired Orr Coating Inspection, Inc. to oversee their water tank rehab project for fees not to exceed $51,600. The extensive work includes an interior blast and coat, modifying the overflow pipe, installing a new handrail and a new logo, for about $500,000. The water tank will be out of service for 60 days. +++ Matthew Rudnick, Gilman shot his first bear September 14, in Chippewa County, after waiting seven years for his bear tag. When dressed, the monster bear weighed in a 530 pounds. +++ At their January 10 meeting, the Cadott School Board updated their tiered COVID protocol plan. The main change would involve not quarantining asymptomatic school contacts.

The Thorp Courier

The Thorp City Council has hired SEH Engineering to submit a lead service line funding application and administration for 2022. +++ On January 11, the Thorp Ice Skating Rink opened in Yellowstone Park. The rink is open M-F 4-9 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays 1-9 pm. +++ More Thorp 2021 History Reviewed: July – Thorp Lions celebrate 90 years of serving the community. One of the most noteworthy projects of the club was starting the statewide deer hide collection, which has donated $1.4 million to the Lions Camp. * August – The City of Thorp signs a 99 year lease allowing construction of a future Veteran’s Remembrance Park. * September – Thorp Area Fire and Ambulance District participated in the Stanley Fire and EMS 9/11 Stair Climb held at Stanley-Boyd Oriole Park. Each participant walked a total of 11 stories of stairs in remembrance of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives and the 60 police officers and eight EMT's who perished. * October – Thorp celebrated the 25thAnniversary of Pumpkin Fest. The weather was perfect and the rain stayed away. A Generation 3 Kwik Trip Store is coming to Thorp. * November – The cello played by Thorp resident John N. Norton, a former Civil War musician, has been donated to the Thorp Area Historical Society Museum. * December – The Thorp Christmas pa- rade included several floats, many decorated vehicles, a flock of sheep, a dancing pig and a cow and dog dressed in lights.

Bloomer Advance

Josh Buss opened Red Barn Resurrections in October 2021. He has 15 years of experience in welding and fabrication. The unique named business is located within the city limits of Bloomer. The business specializes in a profession not easily available to the general public in Bloomer. Buss states that his rates are reasonable based on the type of welding or fabrication a proj- ect needs. +++ The Bloomer Sno-Hawks Snowmobile Club has teamed up with the Bloomer Community Lake Association to do a “Dunk the Clunk” contest on the Bloomer Pond this winter. The van was put on the ice on Tuesday, January 4, and the person guessing the closest to the date, hour am/pm and minute that the vehicle sinks will win. +++The Bloomer Ice Skating Rink opened on Monday, January 10. Weather permitting the hours are M-F 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday Noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 8 pm. +++ Glen Siverling celebrated his 103rd birthday on January 19. He has four children, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, thirty-seven great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.

O-W Enterprise The O-W Enterprise newspaper is celebrating its 116th birth day. Associate Editor, Cindy Cardinal notes in her column, “Cardinal’s Tweets,” that she has been told that rumors are circulating that another area publication has plans to lure her away from the O-W Enterprise. She assures readers that no one has approached her, and even if they did, she has no intentions of leaving the Enterprise. +++ What was billed as the "World's Largest Pep Band,” played at the January 7, boys basketball game, between Owen-Withee and Greenwood. The band included senior and junior band students along with O-W alumni. Band Director, Ryan Gutsch, estimated the band had 55 alumni and students playing together.

The Tribune-Phonograph Colby residents will be seeing two street projects taking place in 2022. A bid for $1,865,000 was accepted for the North Second Street project. And a bid for $559,000 was accepted for work on Community Drive. Francis Melvin Inc. was the successful bidder on both projects. +++ Dorchester has approved a bid for its South Third Street and Front Street projects, in the amount of $1,563,780. A bid to upgrade the Dorcheser wastewater treat ment plant was tabled. Engineers had estimated the project at $232,00 and the lowest bid was $510,000. +++ A Marshfield attorney, speaking at the request of area resident Fred Schindler, advised the Curtiss Village Board to be very careful before signing an agreement to lease 170 acres of village land to possibly have an electrical transmission line that would collect energy generated by wind turbines.

The Clark County Press

The Granton Area School District recently celebrated homecoming. Since the district does not have its own football team, homecoming takes place during basketball season each year. +++ This year, the 10th Annual Lake Arbutus Walleye Contest will be held on Saturday, January 29, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Tri-County – Area Times

Boy Scout Troop 102 of Osseo, held a winter camp weekend at the Augusta American Legion log cabin along the Eau Claire River. The experience included ice fishing, snowshoeing, work ing on a Leather Working Merit Badge, and other rank advancements. The outing provided the participants an opportunity to practice scouting skills and create lasting memories. +++ Two Augusta High School art students recently won awards from the WisconsinAssociation of School Boards. Beth Boon received a 1st place and Bailey Peterson received 5th place. Their artwork will be displayed in the Student Work Exhibit, at the WASB State Convention, Altogether students received over $8,000 in award money.

Buffalo County News

The City of Mondovi will be undertaking a major street proj- ect this year and has approved a bond sale in order to finance it. The project will be done on North Eau Claire Street and begins at the four corners intersection downtown north to Lambeasu Court. The project calls for replacing utilities including water, sewer and storm water pipes and installing new curb, gutter and sidewalk. Homeownersarealsobeingencouragedtoreplace water and sewer lines to their homes.