The Thorp Courier The Green Bay Packers named Keldric Stokes of Thorp High School Coach of the Week. Coach Stokes is in his third year as head football coach and his team this year is out to a 6-1 …
The Thorp Courier
The Green Bay Packers named Keldric Stokes of Thorp High School Coach of the Week. Coach Stokes is in his third year as head football coach and his team this year is out to a 6-1 record. He has also lead the team in their transition to 8 Man football this season. He took over the team in 2018 following a 0-8 season. Coach Stokes is quick to give credit to the his assistant coaches, players, parents and the school administration, feeling it takes everyone to have a successful program. +++ The Thorp City Council has hired SEH, at a cost of $3,200, to investigate from what sources the city is losing water. Last year the city lost an estimated 6.3 million gallons of water. +++ The landscaping class of Thorp High School is putting the finishing touches on a healing garden located southeast of the high school entrance. The garden will feature memorial benches and bricks that may be purchased by anyone wishing to have one placed in the garden as a memorial to someone who had a connection with the school district or the community.
On October 5, Cadott’s 1966 volleyball team, which earned the title of Division 3 State Runner-ups, was recognized for their accomplishments during a home volleyball game. It was the 25th anniversary of the occasion. +++ Cornell City officials are planning on attending a Local Road Improvement Program meeting on October 19, in hopes of getting a share of the money available. The thought is that the city may be eligible for $25,000 to $30,000 of the funding to do a road. +++ A Kids Community Christmas, that drew upwards of 800 people in the past, will this year be under the direction of the Spirit Club, with assistance from recruited helpers. The party for Cornell and Holcombe youth, will be held on Saturday, December 11, from 11 am to 1 pm, at the Cornell High School. +++ Tennis courts and the track are in the process of being replaced at Cornell High School.
The Second Annual Fall Food and Craft Fest was held downtown Bloomer on Saturday, October 9. There were vendors with apparel, soaps, wooden décor, essential oils and so much more. If you were hungry there was a variety of food trucks with tasty food for all to enjoy. During the event Chris Kroeze, again shared his talent and love of music with the Bloomer Com- munity. +++ Rep. Rob Summerfield (R Bloomer) is pushing for reforms that will assist in the development of more housing in Wisconsin. Included in the legislative package of bills introduced are reforms to cut red tape and other burdensome regulations, reforms of outdated industry practices and equip families with greater resources to build, restore or renovate their homes. +++ Wow!! The Bloomer Community Knitter’s Club has made a total of 1,134 caps, and 600 Christmas stockings, that will be sent to Operation Shoebox, that sends them to the USA Military.
O-W Enterprise The framework for the solar array, donated by former O-W student Cal Coulliard, is up and waiting for the solar panels to be installed. The solar array, when fully operational is expected to save the district $20,000 in energy costs per year. +++ Cindy Cardinal, Associate Editor of the O-W Enterprise, in her column Cardinal Tweets, encourage eligible seniors to take advantage of the meals served at the Owen Nutrition Center. She points out the food is good, the company is good and its a chance to get out of the house that will benefit both one's nutritional and emotional health.
The Tribune-Phonograph A petition signed by 110 parents and others, calls for the lifting of the mask mandate in the Colby School District, or face possible litigation based on alleged Constitutional infringements. The mandate has been in place since September 27, after the school board voted to require the use of masks in all classrooms, in an effort to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases and close contact quarantines. +++ Dorchester residents may soon have to pay more for water and sewers services in order to provide for a street project planned for next year. In 2022, as part of a road construction project, the village plans on replacing water and sewer mains on three streets.