Courier Sentinel At Cadott, a $55,000, Private Lead Water Service Line Replacement Grant, will allow for 11 private lead and galvanized water pipes to be replaced between the curb stop and water …
At Cadott, a $55,000, Private Lead Water Service Line Replacement Grant, will allow for 11 private lead and galvanized water pipes to be replaced between the curb stop and water meters. Of the two bids received, Montana & Son Grading of Stanley was the low bidder. A maximum of $5,000 is allowed per home owners, so with the bid received there will be no cost to the homeowner or the village. +++ On August 25, the City of Cornell Field of Dreams Project got another boost when a check for $2,000 was received from Dan Osborn, Wisconsin Veterans Farm. +++ A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new Lake Holcombe Food Pantry on Sunday, September 12. The 30’x40’ space is attached to the Lake Holcombe Lions Club building. The new building replaces a 6’x16’ “closet” space that the Food Pantry had at the Holcombe Methodist Church.
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Thorp Area Fire and Ambulance District members participated in the Stanley Fire and EMS 911 Stair Climb at Stanley-Boyd Oriole Park on September11, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. Each person walked a total of 110 stories of stairs in remembrance of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives. +++ At the most recent Thorp City Council Meeting, it was voted to reconstruct W. School and N. Church Streets in either 2022 or 2023. +++ Officer Paul Korger has been hired by the Thorp Po – lice Department. He replaces Officer Dan Natzke, who resigned. +++ After two wins, the Thorp football team took a shellacking from Luck High School, 74-30. +++ Tolley’s Bowl and Bar of Boyd was the 2021 Men’s Golf League Champion at Meadowview Golf Course in Owen.
Friends of the Bloomer Library canceled their upcoming book sale. Health and family issues of the volunteers, along with sky high COVID-19 rates contributed to the decision. The decision was also related to the fact that the group had already raised enough funds to reach their 2021 goal. Their funds are used to cover library events and programs in 2022. +++ On Thursday, September 2, the Bloomer American Legion, VFW and Amvets conducted their annual flag retirement ceremony. It was estimat – ed that over 700 flags were retired. +++ Genevieve Martin of Bloomer, at the young age of two, will appear in the bright lights of Times Square on Saturday, September 18. She will be featured as part of the annual National Down Syndrome Society Times Square video presentation. The one hour video will feature 500 photographs of Downs Syndrome individuals of all ages, from all 50 states. Genevieve was selected from more than 2,100 entries in a worldwide call for photos.
O-W Enterprise Bob Wilczek, has been hired as a new full-time Firefighter/ EMT, by the Owen-Withee-Curtiss Fire and EMS District. He re- places Travis Serocki, who became fire chief. Wilczek has been a firefighter for about 12 years, has been an EMT for 11 years, and recently became an Advanced EMT. Wilczek grew up in Thorp and resides in Owen. He and his wife Meagan have two children and two foster children. +++ The Owen-Withee FFA Alumni, held their annual Breakfast at the Orchard (Black River Orchard) on Saturday, September 11. With a beautiful day, visitors enjoyed a bountiful meal and visited the many vendors that had set up at the orchard. Kids also had fun in the play area and enjoyed train rides. +++ Owen celebrated Arbor Day, on Saturday, September 11, by planting a tree. The ceremony included a mayoral proclamation read by Tree Board member Jenny Persons.
It appears, that after pressure from the parents of four quaran- tined Colby football players, the administrator, Steven Kolden, requested the Clark County Health Department, to remove them from the list of players previously reported as close contacts. The decision was announced at the Homecoming pep assembly to the wild cheers of the student body. Colby went on to beat the Number One rated Edgar Wildcats 29-14. +++ The Colby School nurse has resigned based on concerns with the district’s policy that allows students with COVID symptoms to stay in school as long as their parents are notified. +++ A new contract with the Colby-Abbotsford Police includes a 3.5% increase each year.
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Temporary supervisory maps for Clark County have been ap- proved by the County Board. Supervisor Arlene Kodl expressed concern that the proposed maps did not have road names making it difficult to determine where the boundaries were. Kodl's cur rent district covers the Town of Thorp, plus parts of the cities of Thorp and Stanley. Under the new plan she wouldn’t have the entire town of Thorp. The southern border of her district would be Highway X instead of the first east-to west road south of High way 29, Hixwood Road.