The Thorp Courier As of August 3, Rustic Resale has sold its downtown Thorp business. Consignors have until August 13, to remove their items before a huge going out of business/retirement sale is …
The Thorp Courier
As of August 3, Rustic Resale has sold its downtown Thorp business. Consignors have until August 13, to remove their items before a huge going out of business/retirement sale is held. The last day of business will be September 10. (Rumors are that a Medford couple have purchased the building and will carry on the same type of business.) +++ From Memory Lane – 125 Years Ago (1896) – C. A. Dodge has a contract from the tannery company of Stanley to build sixteen tenement houses on the tannery grounds, which are be completed by October 20th.
Because of the deterioration of the Cornell Mill Yard Park baseball field, Ashley Carothers and others, are raising money to revamp it. After crunching the numbers, it has been determined that $50,000 will be required to get the field up to snuff. To help get the money raised for the project, Northwestern Bank set up a match challenge for the community – if the group can raise $10,000, the bank will match it. +++ After discussion by the city council, and with no objection from the police chief, a future meeting of the Cornell City Council will have an agenda item to approval use of Main Street by ATV/UTV owners/operators.
+++ Mary Scheidler, and her fiance Kelly Turner, are operating the former Kathy's Diner as a food and dessert destination. The business is known as The Village Scoop and its menu includes burgers, fries, Cedar Crest ice cream and more.
On Tuesday, August 3, at this year's National Night Out, the Bloomer community came out in great support of all emergency service agencies. Each department had their equipment on display for residents to see. Demonstrations were done in the Ambulance Hall and Fire Station. +++ Parade marshals Don and Phyllis Nielsen, traveled down the Bloomer Community Fair Parade route in style in a Ford Mustang GT convertible. +++ Olson Funeral Home & Cremation of Bloomer received the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin 2021 Crystal Vision Award. The award honors recipients for their dedication in raising awareness and educating communities on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donations. +++ After 25 years, St. Paul's Lutheran School in Bloomer celebrated opening its doors on August 8, 1997. Three teachers and the pastor provide for the education of children from 3K through 8th grade. +++ The Bloomer Blackhawks are gearing up for their first football game of the season. Thirteen returning seniors provide a strong core for Coach John Posts 2021 team.
O-W Enterptrise On Saturday, August 7, the Owen -Withee High School Classes from 1939-1977, attended the 26th All Class Reunion at Meadview Golf Course. After dinner the future of the All-Class Reunion was discussed. The day ended with a Tribute to June Roohr, who had been instrumental in keeping the All-Class Reunion going the last few years. +++ The newest display at the Old School contains some antique dental items from Dr. Tom Gelhus. During the Owen Junior Fair, Tom Gelhus, an Owen dentist since 1988, Ed Sluzewski a retried dentist who started a dental practice in Owen in 1963, and Dan Nicholson, who recently began his practice in Owen, all gathered in the new display for a photograph.
The Clark County Sheriff's Department has offered to provide contracted police services to the villages of Dorchester and Curtiss. +++ Abbotsford city administrator, Dan Grady has accepted a new position as Ashland County administrator and will serve his last day with the city of Abbotsford on September 3.
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With lots of rain on Saturday, the fireworks were cancelled at this year's Owen Junior Fair. It has been postponed until the downtown car show on Saturday, August 21. +++Chelsey Weegmann has joined Forward Bank as the Office Manager, serving the Owen-Withee area. She commented how friendly and welcoming everyone has been. +++ The City of Owen is faced with another lawsuit, this time by the former clerk who was terminated. Michelle Kind, the former clerk, is seeking $564,353.36 in a Claim of Damages. +++ The Owen-Withee Police Commission has accepted the resignation of their Police Chief Jesus Ibarra. Chief Ibarra has volunteered to stay on to help as needed and to help with the hiring of new police officers.