The Thorp Courier The new Kwik Trip Store in Thorp is rapidly taking shape. The store will be a Generation 3 design, which will feature an expanded kitchen, a greater variety of take home food, and …
The Thorp Courier
The new Kwik Trip Store in Thorp is rapidly taking shape. The store will be a Generation 3 design, which will feature an expanded kitchen, a greater variety of take home food, and larger refrigerator and freezer space. The store is scheduled to open on February 3, 2022, with a ribbon cutting set for February 16. +++ Trick or Treat in Thorp will be from 5:30 – 7 pm on Sunday, October 31. Members of the Thorp Area Fire and Ambulance District, will be helping with traffic control on the intersections of Highway 73. +++ The DNR is encouraging everyone out hunting to know their target and not to accidentally shoot an elk or moose. +++ On September 18, Rosalie Mertens, age 76, hunting Northwest of Gilman, shoot a 177 pound black bear. This was the first time that she received a license to hunt bear and it was bagged on her first day of bear hunting.
The Annual Meeting of the Cadott School District was held on Monday, October 18. The proposed property tax levy for 2021-22, is down 6.31 percent, with the school levy set at $4,694,418. The proposed mill rate is $10.42 down from $12.01 the previous year. Superintendent Jenny Starck reminded attendees that the amount they pay in school taxes is based on their assessed property value. +++ The Cadott Community Library hosted a community discussion on accessibility issues on Thursday, October 7. The focus was on brainstorming solutions of how Main Street businesses could improve their accessibility. +++ The three Welcome to Cornell signs now sport new lighted flag poles. Community donations fund ed the project, with the installations done by city employees.
On Monday, October 18, Dove Healthcare-Bloomer held a groundbreaking for a new 24 apartment assisted living residence. The unit will be built adjacent to the existing 50 bed nursing home. +++ The Bloomer area members of the Catholic Order of Foresters will celebrate their 85th Anniversary on Sunday, November 7. A meal will be served at the Main Street Cafe following the 11 am Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
With near perfect weather, the 6th Annual Owen Autumnfest was held on Saturday, October 16, at Mill Pond Park. Events included a chili cook-off, scarecrow contest, live music, vendor and craft tables and a pie-eating contest. +++ The Owen-Withee Theater Department, under the direction of Jeffer Scheuer, performed the one act play, “I Don’t Want to Talk About It,” at the District Festival held at Eau Claire Regis. Their play scored high enough to advance to the Sectional Festival, to be held at the Pablo Center on Tuesday, November 2 The Tribune-Phonograph Colby’s Haunted Trail is back. The thrills and chills take place in the Colby School Forest on two nights, Saturday October 23, and Saturday, October 30. The Colby Student Council and Colby Show Choir provide workers for the event. Bene- ficiaries from the funds earned are the Colby Hornets athletic programs, the Colby choir, and IDEA Foundation for scholarships. If you bring items for the local food pantry you can get up to $5 off admission. +++ Colby’s Schools’ attorneys says the school has acted within its legal authority in enacting a mask mandate and has not infringed upon anyone’s constitutional rights. The response was sought in reaction to a petition signed by over 100 parents and others, that demanded that the district lift a mask mandate or face possible litigation over alleged constitutional infringements.
O-W Enterprise With approximately two million barrels of crude oil flowing through the Owen area each day, on October 14, an Enbridge Pipeline specialist met with area emergency agencies, at the Owen Fire Hall, to discuss what would happen in event of a pipeline leak or break. Among the discussions taking place were how agencies would work together, the process of evacuations, handling security and communication, and the communities capacity to handle a large Enbridge work crew.