BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS The Clark County Press Thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, the Rock Dam, area will eventually be getting high speed …
BITS & Pieces
NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
The Clark County Press
Thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, the Rock Dam, area will eventually be getting high speed internet. The PSC has awarded American Rescue Plan money to the town of Foster, and Astrea, the area's internet provider. The project will include 4.4 miles of fiber optic ca – bles to 144 addresses near Rock Dam Lake. The total project cost is estimated at $298,414. The grant is for $179.048. As- trea will pay $116,866 and the town of Foster will contribute $2,500. Construction is expected to begin in the spring. There is already a fiber optic cable running through the proposed project area, that runs from Eau Claire to Marshfield and passes through the Rock Dam Lake area.
Tri-County Area Times
As of Wednesday, November 2, Tugger Francel is back in business in Augusta. Her new Tuggar’s Cafe and Catering is now in the former location of the Hot Spot Cafe. Francel couldn’t stay away from the restaurant and catering business after suffering a devastating fire back in July.
Trempealeau County Times
Arcadia Mayor Rob Reichwein has announced he will not seek re-election. He has served as mayor since 2015, when he defeated then Mayor John Kimmel in a recall election, in large part due to a controversy over sand mines. +++ Ashley Furni – ture Industries received a "Friend of the Environment" award from the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.
Buffalo County News
A grand re-opening ceremony was held on Thursday evening, November 4, when a ribbon cutting was held at the Rock Falls Mercantile 85 Store. The building had served for many years as a mercantile/grocery store. The store houses merchandise crafted by local artisans, including locally sourced honey, maple syrup, coffee and an array of home decor and gift items. Traffic at the store had dwindled considerably when the High –
way 85 bridge in Rock Falls was being replaced.