Cornell’s Field of Dreams Project reaches $50,000 goal

Posted 10/13/21

Courier Sentinel A match challenge was set up by Northwestern Bank, that if the Field of Dreams project could raise $10,000 for updates to the Mill Yard Park youth baseball field, the bank would …

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Cornell’s Field of Dreams Project reaches $50,000 goal


Courier Sentinel

A match challenge was set up by Northwestern Bank, that if the Field of Dreams project could raise $10,000 for updates to the Mill Yard Park youth baseball field, the bank would match that amount. In just a few short week’s time, the match was met and with additional donations, the $50,000 goal was reached. On September 1, the bank presented a check for $10,000 to the Field of Dreams Coordinators. +++ Cadott’s West Riverside Park will be having a lite flag pole thanks to a team effort. The Cadott Booya Days Committee will help with the project and the Cadott Public Works Department will get power to the site. +++ The Cadott Lions Club recently completed their annual vi – sion screening at the Cadott Elementary School. The screening is a step to see if a student may need a referral for a more extensive exam.

The Thorp Courier

The Pumpkin Fest Committee and all the volunteers, ven – dors and the community made the 25th Annual Thorp Pumpkin Fest a huge success. The rain stayed at bay and temperatures reached into the 70’s, both contributing to the great day. +++ A highlight of each year’s Pumpkin Fest is always the largest pumpkin competition. This year's largest pumpkin weighed in at 936 pounds and was grown by Nick Klimpke of Neillsville and John Lauier of Black River Falls. The second largest pumpkin was grown by David Jacque of Thorp and weighed 783 pounds. First place was also awarded the largest pump- kin grown by a school student. This year's winner was Liam Whitmire of Thorp, with his pumpkin weighing 588 pounds. Bloomer Advance

From the Desk of Bloomer Superintendent Brian Misfeldt, EdD: “We continue to do contact tracing when a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 and require students or staff who are considered a contact to quarantine. In cases when we have more than 40 students or staff in quarantine or isolation will require masks for the following week.” He also noted in his message to the community that they have had diffi –

culty finding substitute teachers. He ended by noting how grate ful they were for the understanding and compassion of their students, families and the Bloomer Community through this difficult time. "While other districts have dealt with pushback and animosity related to COVID-19 precautions, the Bloomer community has continued to be supportive throughout the pandemic.”


Colby will be doing two road projects in 2022. The Public Works Committee approved both the complete reconstruction of North Second Street ($1.9 million) and a northern extension of Commercial Drive.+++ Abbotsford is once again looking for more water with plans in the works to recondition eight of its existing wells and drill three new ones east of the city limits. +++ Recently, Donohue & Associates, one of three engineering firms selected to provide the Village of Curtiss Board second opinions, presented their options on upgrading the village’s wastewater treatment facilities. Their options ran from $1.5 million to $16 million.

O-W Enterprise At the Owen City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Septem ber 28, comments were received from several Owen residents wanting changes to the city's dog ordinance. The complaints were a result of a recent attack of their son by two pit bulls that were reported as not vaccinated or licensed.+++Owen is gear- ing up for Autumnfest. The event includes city residents and businesses creating their own special scarecrows, which will then be judged as part of the Scarecrow Contest.

The Clark County Press

A 13 mile bike trail that will eventually connect Neillsvile, Granton and Chili, has received a $50,000 grant from the Wis- consin DNR. The funding will be used for a Trailhead Com – plex in Neillsville and the first section of the recreational trail project.

Tri-County Area Times

The Green Bay Packer's named Derek Boldt of Augusta High School, Green Bay Packer’s High School Coach of the Week. Boldt, in his fourth year as head coach of the Beaver’s has his team out to a 7-0 record this season. +++ One of the inductees into the Augusta Area School District Hall of Honor was Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Seufzer. Joe was born in Stan – ley, on June 27, 1960, to Jim and Theresa (Schreier) Seufzer. After enlisting in the United States Air Force, Joseph was selected to attend the UW-Madison, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to earn a Master of Aeronautical Science, Aviation Aerospace Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Joseph retired from the active duty in 2008 and was hired to lead new product development teams in international companies based in southeastern Wisconsin. Today, Joe is an Adjunct Instructor at local technical college campuses.