Courier Sentinel Pay was the main topic at the Cadott School Board Committee of the Whole, held on June 28. After hearing a report on comparing Cadott’s salaries/pay schedules to other area …
Pay was the main topic at the Cadott School Board Committee of the Whole, held on June 28. After hearing a report on comparing Cadott’s salaries/pay schedules to other area districts, the conclusion was that the district is competitive except in the area of secretaries and teacher aides. Following the presentation and discussion, board members approved a 1.23 percent CPI pay increase for teachers. Hourly staff increases were also approved but not listed. With teacher aides very difficult to find, it was decided to not approval increases for them and secretaries until more information is available. +++ Road Runner Repair, a business focused on forestry and construction equipment repair, is now open in the Cadott Industrial Park. The business also operates a service truck, which has the capabilities to do most repairs in the field. +++ Cornell’s pay will be $15/ hour for part-time police officers during training; $20/hour for solo patrol; and $23/hour for part-time officers with one or more years of experience.
The Thorp Courier
On July 9, the Thorp Lions Club reached a milestone with that date marking the 90th Anniversary of service to the community. While the organization has impacted many community projects, its most noteworthy endeavor has been starting the statewide deer hide collection. This has resulted in raising 1.4 million dollars used to support the Lions Camp at Rosholt, which serves handicapped individuals. +++ With 13 present, the Thorp Alumni Association held their 47th Annual Reunion on Saturday, June 26, at the Fairbridge Inn. The larger gathering typically held was canceled due to the pandemic. Much of the business meeting centered around discussing whether to continue, or disband the alumni organization. Although some favored disbanding, it was decided to continue another year with a call for locals to join in taking on the responsibility for the organization. These issues will be revisited at the June 25, 2022 annual TAA business meeting. +++ On July 5, members of the Thorp Area Fire and Ambulance District had LifeLink III out of Marshfield come to do training on landing the helicopter.
Thanks to the Lake Association, Bloomer’s Lake Como got its first summercleaningusinganaquaticplantharvester. Duetorecent rains and the heat, algae and plants have grown and spread to the surface. +++ River Country Coop is now a multi-faceted company dating back to 1948. After merging with Heartland Cooperative Services in December 2019, its size was doubled and the cooperative now spans from Prairie Farm to Antigo and is located in over 25 different towns.
O-W Enterprise The St. John’s Church Quilters have donated a beautiful quilt (76” x 64”) featuring state flowers to the Owen-Withee-Curtiss EMS Foundation Ambulance Dance, which is returning this year. The quilt will be used for a raffle. +++ Andrew Fawley Trucking LLC is Withee’s newest growing business. Serving mostly the Midwest, the firm runs refrigerated trucks and they are a food grade carrier. Currently operating five trucks, the hope is to eventually grow the business to 50 trucks. Andrew’s partner Robyn Bundy, has 35 years in the trucking industry and is handling customer relations, safety issues, billing, dispatching and sales.
In hopes of exposing any discrepancies in the official vote count, the Clark County Republican Party is raising money for an audit of the county’s 2020 presidential election results. According to Rose La Barbera, their goal is to assure local voters that the election was done correctly. +++ The Colby Community Library held a logo design contest, with the two winning designs to be used on shirts and canvas bags.
The Sentinel & Rural News
The Owen Downtown Revitalization Committee announces its 9th Annual Owen Main Street Car Show will be held August 21, 2021. At their July 1 meeting, it was also reported that the Farmer’s Market is running well with Marge Rohland in charge. The local librarian has been present every other week with fun children’s games and the Blackhawk Express (train) has been giving rides.
Feeling their high school is far behind other area schools in aesthetics, the Neillsville School Board is planning to add a new facade for their school entrance. +++ The City of Neillsville has entered into an agreement with West Central Regional Planning to develop plans for the former property occupied by the local hospital and nursing home. Through the development of a TIF District, it is hoped that a housing complex would be developed. +++ Loyal High School student Brandon Jakobi has taken first place in the state for his agriculture services entrepreneurship FFA proficiency. He received a cash award and a plaque at the FFA Convention on July 6. He owns a John Deere 569 Mega Wide Plus round baler, rents a tractor from his father and provides baling services to neighboring farmers.
Trempealeau County Times
The City of Whitehall received a $230,000 surcharge payment from the Associated Milk Producers plant in Blair, that sent an overload of materialtothecity’ssewertreatmentplant. Suchoverloadscause an odor in Whitehall and this one resulted in a fine from the DNR for the sewer plants discharges in the Trempealeau River.+++ After an accident, in which a long-time Ashley Furniture employee died, an investigation by OSHA, and the finding of two serious violations, Ashley’s was fined $27,306.
Tri-County Area Times
Local school districts have recently received their estimated state aid for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Two Cloverbelt Schools: Osseo-Fairchild is receiving $6,364,683 from the state, down from $6,428,356 in 2020-21, a decrease of $63,673 or 0.99 percent. Fall Creek is receiving $5,966,234 from the state, up from $5,714,765 in 2020-21, an increase of $251,469 or 4.40 percent. +++ Augusta held another successful Bean and Bacon Days Festival with events spanning from July 1-5. The 4th of July parade drew another big crowd with one entry honoring Tugger Francel, showing the community’s support of her family and those affected by the recent fire that burned down Tugger’s Cafe.
Buffalo County News
A group of Mondovi Middle School students and 11 chaperons traveled to Washington, D. C. June 9-12, to take a planned tour that had been postponed from June 2020. Many national monuments and memorials were visited. +++ Around 200 attended the Mondovi Area Historical Society’s 10th Annual “Past in the Park” event on the 4th of July weekend. Featured was the 75th anniversary of World War II, which was commemorated with WW II exhibits, a car show, a Fourth of July speech by the mayor and a performance by the Mondovi Area Community Band which played WW II era music.
The Clark County Press