Cox family fundraiser is a success

Posted 8/4/21

The Thorp Courier With the help of great community support, the Thorp FFA raised over $3,500 to donate to the David Cox Family, who recently lost their goat barn in a fire, that also caused serious …

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Cox family fundraiser is a success


The Thorp Courier

With the help of great community support, the Thorp FFA raised over $3,500 to donate to the David Cox Family, who recently lost

their goat barn in a fire, that also caused serious burns to David. Over 500 brats and 150 root beer floats were consumed as a result

of the hard work of FFA members and their parents who worked

the sale. +++ Diane Weggen from Stanley has been installed as the President of the state American Legion Auxiliary. Most note worthy of the ceremony was that she was escorted to the podium

for installation by her grandsons, Lt. Joseph Weggen, Naval Sea Cadet Corps (Washington, D. C., and Airman First Class Nicholas Weggen (Richmond, VA). Weggen is a long time member of the ALA Unit 118 of Thorp. +++ On Sunday, June 25, Al Wojt had a surprise when a bear ran at full stride within about 20 feet of him. This occurred near the New Horizon Community Care Facility in Thorp. +++ C& A Auto held their First Annual Bike (Motorcycles) Show on Saturday, July 24. Bikes spanned the decades from the 1950's to 2021. Courier Sentinel

Cornell District Administrator, Paul Schley, is encouraging his

school board to begin thinking, and planning, for the future of their

high school. He pointed out that the boilers are getting old, there

is a lot of “lost space” in the facility, it is costly to operate a solo small school, and the school’s track needs replacement at a cost

of $250,000 or more. Schley concluded, "A lot of big questions.

I think we need to start putting together some type of plan, as far

as what we want to do. It's hard to run a small school." +++ The small space between Leiser Furniture and Sparrows by the Creek, on Main Street in Cadott, is now a newly renovated space that has flower boxes and a mural that was painted by the Cadott High School Art Club, from information provided by the Cadott His – torical Society. +++ Pickleball has made its way to Cornell, after

boundary lines for the game were added to the tennis courts at the

Cornell High School.

Bloomer Advance

A home located northeast of Bloomer on Highway 64, was fea –

tured in the Bloomer Advance's July 28 edition. During a full re modeling, layers were removed and the core house, that dates back

to 1857, revealed that the logs used in construction were 16 inches

wide, had been hand hewed, notched and secured with wooden

pegs. Among the interesting items found on the property were a

hand beaded bag found in the eves, a tin child’s plate, and a copy

of the Chippewa Herald dated November 5, 1875.

O-W Enterprise Jesse Stolfi is the new Owen Deputy Clerk. Her roots are in the Owen area as she graduated from the local high school in 2007. Jesse's desire to serve the public may be in her genes, as her moth er was the clerk in the Town of Green Grove and her dad currently

serves as the Town of Green Grove Chairman.


As of September 1, the Abbotsford City Council voted to block access to all unimproved alleys. These are strips of land in be tween rows of houses that have not been paved or covered with

gravel. +++ A "Taste of Clark County" event raised $17,000 of funds needed to operate Farm Technology Days 2022. Twelve

local food and spirit vendors volunteered their time and products

for the event that featured free cheese squares, beer and wine sam –

ples. Approximately 320 tickets were sold at $20 each and an auc tion was held on products donated by businesses throughout Clark


The Sentinel & Rural News

At their July 1 meeting, the Owen-Withee Police Committee voted to increase the wages of its full-time officer to $21.55 per hour. The officer had been making $18.55 +++ At their July 13 meeting, the Owen City Council voted to place the management of

the old city hall and the Fairchild North Eastern RR Depot under the control of the Owen Preservation Committee. The group is looking to form an Owen Historical Society. +++ Thorp wood – carver Leesa Syryczuk's signage at Farm Technology Days 2021 highlighted her carving abilities. She has already been contracted for signs at the 2022 Farm Technology Days to be held near Loyal.