Cadott school forest has logging done as part of forest management plan Courier Sentinel The Cadott School Forest has had its first cutting completed, after hiring Dahlby Conservation Services, to …
Cadott school forest has logging done as part of forest management plan
The Cadott School Forest has had its first cutting completed, after hiring Dahlby Conservation Services, to manage and implement a DNR plan for the property. After trees were marked for removal, two bids were received with the bid awarded to Kron Forest Products of Holcombe. The estimated worth of the timber to be removed was a little short. According to Mike Dahlby, “A lot of the timber was actually over mature.” Dahlby reported to the School Board that everything was done with an eye toward natural regeneration, so no planting is needed. He indicated there are more areas that could use selective cutting in the future. +++ The Cornell School District has hired Caitlin Larson as their new administrative assistant. Larson was selected from the nine applicants for the position and replaces Allison Ducommun, current administrative assistant, who is moving into the school’s book- keeping position when Cheryl Geissler retires the first of the year. +++ The Cadott Lions Club is providing a dumpster this year, in which hunters can dispose of deer carcasses and bones. The service is provided because with the presence of CWD, it is no longer safe to dispose of them in the woods, where prions can get in the ground and spread to other plants and animals..
The Thorp Courier
The Thorp Historical Society is again hosting a gingerbread house contest. All entries are due on December 4 and 5, from 1- 4 pm. The entrees will be judged the following weekend. This year a people choice award will be given, with the public being able to vote for their favorite creation by paying one dollar per vote. +++ Twelve members of the Thorp FFA went to the 94th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The students joined 65,000 other FFA members from around the country to view the nation’s largest career expo, listen to motivational speakers and tour businesses and industry. Thorp students enroute toured the 1,500 acre Jasperson Sod Farm, near Union Grove, WI.
Bloomer Doe Days offered special events for all non-hunters on Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20. The Bloomer Promotional Committee, which is the event planning group of the Bloomer Chamber of Commerce, wanted to offer a special event while the hunters were away. The events planned made it easy to be hunting for sales and shopping at several Bloomer businesses. It was a time for samples of edible products, sales and discounts. +++ A. J. Manufacturing employees started out the season of giving by donating $3,700 to the Bloomer/New Auburn Food Pantry.
The Sentinel & Rural News
The Greenwood School Board accepted a grant from Spark Young Minds, with the $3,000 to be used to provide a variety of welding equipment. +++ The Village of Withee has contracted with the West Central Regional Planning Commission to update their section in the Clark County Recreation Plan. +++ St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church, The Hands Foundation and Scott & Lori’s Foods free Thanksgiving meal is back. But with changes there will be no dine in and all meals will be picked up at Scott & Lori’s Family Foods in Owen. There will be a pavilion to pick up the meal(s) in the parking lot from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Deliverers can also be made for those unable to pick up the meal.
The Tribune-Phonograph The Village of Curtiss has presented Abbyland three options for expanding the villages’ sewer treatment facilities. Option one is a basic upgrade at a cost of $3.1 million and assumes no ad- ditional inflow from Abbyland and moderate population growth. Option two has a $4.2 million price tag and could handle in- creased flow and BOD's (high strength waste) from Abbyland. Option three, priced at $5.7 million would allow Abbyland to pump a maximum of 1.2 million gallons of waste to the plant every week, along with over 45,000 pounds of BOD Waste. Option one is a cost share option, while options 2 and 3 are potentially Abbyland paying for 100 percent after any grants obtained.
BITS & Pieces NEWS OF NOTE FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
O-W Enterprise The Owen-Withee School District will receive $1.775 million in ESSER III funding. They plan to use the funding to replace all univents in the school building that will have heat, air condi- tioning and filtration capacities. The School Board has already committed to hiring two teachers and one day of an administrator (for two years) to help kids get caught up. The rest will be spent on kitchen equipment, indoor air quality, and social distancing (towards the building project to begin shortly). +++ The Owen-Withee-Curtiss Fire Department is urging residents to adopt a fire hydrant and keep snow away from it, thus making it accessible in case of need. +++ With the retirement of District Administrator Bob Houts on June 30, 2022, the Owen-Withee School Board has begun their search for a new district administrator. The board decided they would like to look for a full time administrator. Houts has been part-time the last few years.
Tri-County – Area Times
The City of Osseo has applied for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project includes the replacement of several lead service lines in the City of Osseo. +++ The outside structure of the new Chicken Chaser’s in Fall Creek is currently being built. The owners are hoping for a grand opening of the new bar and grill by next spring. +++ The new Bridge Creek bridge, near the historic Augusta Dells Mill, is again open after three months of closure, for replacement of a 1948 structure.
Buffalo County News
Two 2020 Mondovi High School graduates, Austin George and Casey Denk, received American FFA Degrees on Saturday, October 30, at the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. They were among the 84 Wisconsin American Degree recipients this year. Considered the “gold standard” of excellence in FFA, the American Degree is the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization.