Candidates in short supply for Miss Thorp

Posted 6/9/21

The Thorp Courier O-W Enterprise Thorp is ready to celebrate Dairy Days. The only candidate for Miss Thorp is Maddie Micke, a junior at Thorp High School. The Miss Thorp Coronation kicked things off …

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Candidates in short supply for Miss Thorp


The Thorp Courier O-W Enterprise Thorp is ready to celebrate Dairy Days. The only candidate for Miss Thorp is Maddie Micke, a junior at Thorp High School.

The Miss Thorp Coronation kicked things off on Thursday, June 3, at Cindy’s Hall. There is also only one candidate for Jr.

Miss Thorp. However, there were four candidates for Princess Thorp. A jammed packed weekend was scheduled to take place.

+++ Twelve students graduated from this year’s Thorp Catholic School’s Kindergarten. +++ The guest speaker at the Thorp High School graduation ceremony was one of their teachers, Mrs.

Jessica Ciolkosz. Her heartfelt and emotional farewell included a clever and memorable memento: "Under your seats you will find a note card," she explained. "On this note card it has a number one, because to me you are number one. It has a heart to remind you to care about yourself and others, and a question mark to remember to ask for help when needed.”

Courier Sentinel

On May 25, the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation, using a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanner created a digital copy of the historic Cobban Bridge. The bridge is due to be removed in 2022. The images will be online and publicly accessible.

The Trust is reported to be particularly interested in bridges, in areas of the state, which are outside significant metropolitan areas.

+++ District Governor Steven Jensen recently made his annual visit to the Lake Holcombe/Cornell Lions Governor’s Night.

During his time with the clubs, he inducted seven new members to the Lake Holcombe Lions Club. +++ Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Cadott, Cornell and Lake Holcombe schools will be offering breakfast and lunch, under the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Bloomer Advance

The Bloomer Advance, marked the start of its 136th year with its Wednesday, June 2 edition. +++ Curtis “Curtie” Harrison of Bloomer, was recently honored with the WQOW Jefferson Award for the work he does with his non-profit transportation service

called, “Curtie Cares.” After suffering a motorcycle/deer crash in 2018, he spent considerable time recuperating and depended on friends for transportation. It was then that he decided, since Bloomer had no public transportation, he would start a volunteer service to help those needing a lift to the bank, grocery store, doctor, etc. Last year, he provided 160 rides to those in need.

The Sentinel & Rural News

A couple of notes from the Owen-Withee Police Department: On a sad note, it was reported that Police Chief Jesus Ibarra has submitted his resignation to the Police Committee. On a positive note, K9 Jimmy has arrived and joined the department. The German Boxer came to the police department from the La Crosse Police Department and working with him will be O-W Officer Jake Haugstad.+++ On Saturday, May 29, the Grow’n Owen

Committee, and some additional volunteers, began planting flower

gardens throughout Owen.


Abby Fest is back after taking a year off due to COVID-19.

The three day festival takes place June 4-6 and features food, live music with a Latino twist, and fun. +++ Marathon County Diversity Affairs Commission has approved a new Community For All resolution that clarifies it does not have a hidden socialist

objective. The commission agreed to send the resolution, now in

its seventh draft, to the county's Executive Committee for review.

If they approve, the County Board will again try to pass it.

Several residents of Owen appeared before the council to discuss property lot lines, that have been found to be as much as 26 feet off. One owner is selling her property and a surveyor discovered the error. The visitors were inquiring what the council felt should be the resolution and what help would be available from the city to assist with payment of expenses. The issue was deferred to the next council meeting. +++ Inquiry was made to the city council as to how long the senior banners will be up in Owen and Withee this year, as the class paid for their own banners.

Some snazzy new patriotic banners will soon be welcoming folks to downtown Owen.