Courier-Sentinel The Cornell Mill Park ball field renovation coordinator, expressed gratefulness to the Cornell School Board for the district’s donation of $21,467 for the fence replacement. The …
The Cornell Mill Park ball field renovation coordinator, expressed gratefulness to the Cornell School Board for the district’s donation of $21,467 for the fence replacement. The donation was based on school teams using the field for prac tice and home games. In addition, community donations to the project have now exceeded $30,000. +++ The pump on Cadott’s sewer jetter needs replacement. Public Works Director Rolly Tichy, reported to the Village Board that he is looking into purchasing a good used one. With a new pump costing in the range of $12,000 to $14,000 and a new jetter truck running about $300,000, the village will keep looking for a used unit. It was reported that if need be, the village could hire the City of Stanley to do the work this fall. +++ On Saturday, September 11, the Cadott American Legion celebrated their 100th Anniversary. Dave Zein was surprised when he was presented a Certificate of Continuous Membership, recognizing his 50 years of consistent service to the Cadott American Legion.
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Art students, in the Third through the Sixth grades at Thorp Schools, were challenged to design banners for the Thorp Pumpkin Fest. The 45 banners of the winners are now on light posts in downtown Thorp. +++ Lublin resident, Rose Sromek has celebrated her 100th birthday. Rose worked at the Wolf Pharmacy and People’s Exchange Bank in Thorp and Lublin, while helping out on the family farm. Her advice to the younger generation is to treat others as you would want to be treated. When asked about things still on her “bucket list” she answered, "To finish high school and college, but I guess I did alright without it.” And her secret to a long life,” Eat good food, get good rest and enjoy your family.” +++ Former Thorp Mayor Roger Hoffman and owner of Hoffman Dairy from 1969-1980, passed away on September 24. He was a member of Company G. 426th 32nd Red Arrow Infantry Division based in Stanley. He retired from the National Guard in 1984, with the rank of Major.
The Bloomer Golf Course is installing a fountain in the pond that hopefully will aerate it and at the same time add a decorative water feature with lights. The golf course is having problems with algae on the pond and when they use the water to irrigate the greens, they have to add chemicals to offset the algae. Aeration will hopefully help eliminate the algae. +++ On Saturday, October 9, the Bloomer Women’s Club will be holding their 44th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair, at the Bloomer Elementary School, from 9 am to 2 pm. +++ Several weeks back, the Kyle and Dawn Martin family shared their story of their Down Syndrome daughter being featured on the national stage – her photo was shown in Times Square. This was not a first for them as in September 2020, the Martin family started their first season of The Upside Down Family Project, which consisted of 40 podcasts of different stories for the Downs Syndrome community. Sharing their story on social media resulted in their having a following on Instagram of over 11,000 worldwide viewers. Their second season will begin this fall.
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The Owen Downtown Revitalization Committee held a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Wednesday September 22, for those individuals who have contributed time and energy to improve the quality of life in the community. In addition, Beautification Awards were given to businesses and individu als who went the extra mile to make their space more attractive in the community.
The time Abbotsford students have to remain in quarantine is being reduced from 14 days to 7 days, if they test negative and don’t exhibit symptoms. +++ The design for the addition to the Abbotsford Schools, that would receive some FEMA funding includes a gym, three Pre-K rooms, a commercial room, restrooms, an office and storage room. The $5.7 million dollar addition still needs $1 million in donations. Naming rights are available. +++ For the fifth year in a row the Colby School District will be keeping its property tax rate the same, at $9.11 per $1,000 of property value.
O-W Enterprise Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center is likely to face a crisis in staffing, if the federal mandate that staff work ing in Medicare/Medicaid facilities be vaccinated is enforced. Administrator Jane Schmitz has indicated that currently only about 39% of the staff are vaccinated. They are currently testing staff twice a week and residents once a week, trying to head off a major outbreak of COVID.
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Five students have been approved for early graduation by the Neillsville School Board. Four were approved for an early January (2022) out, and one was a junior seeking approval to graduate after completing their junior year. +++ Per an agreement with CESA #10, the Neillsville School District has hired CESA’s construction management agent to oversee a number of projects the district is hoping to accomplish in the near future.