The Thorp Courier Thorp Dairy Days are almost here! Dairy Days events will kickoffonJune3withtheMissThorpCoronation. Afull weekend of events is being planned with the return of a carnival at …
The Thorp Courier
Thorp Dairy Days are almost here! Dairy Days events will kickoffonJune3withtheMissThorpCoronation. Afull weekend of events is being planned with the return of a carnival at Norhtside Park and culminating with the parade on Sunday, June 6, beginning at noon. +++The Thorp High School top 10 percent of the class have been named and include Hannah Egge, Sidney Eichstadt, Reed Mertens, and Emily Oberle. +++ The Reedsburg Ramblers 4-H Club is back in action and held their first face to face meeting on April 18, since being shut down in
February 2020. During the COVID shutdown, the club met via
Zoom. Their first project since resuming meetings was making flowers, which they delivered to local nursing homes.
Thanks to “Bingo Nights” at Paradise Shores, the Holcombe Area Veterans Memorial, now under construction, has received
a contribution of $2,500. This moves the project towards the
reality of a site to honor past, present and future veterans. +++ Cadott Schools are now allowing teachers the discretion whether masks are required in their classrooms, however masks will still be required in the hallways and during bus transportation. +++ On May 8, owner Rick Goettl celebrated 40 years in business at
Rick’s Halfway Hall and Sports Bar, with music, food and beer. +++ The Cadott Community Association is returning Music in the Park starting Wednesday, May 26. The free, family-friendly series will be held at Riverview Park. There will be no music inthemonthofJulybecauseofNaborDays. Therewillbe food options available for purchase, as well as outdoor games for families. +++ The work on renovations and additions to the Cornell Wastewater Treatment Plant is experiencing delays due to wait time for parts. +++ The Cadott School Board has not made a decision on scoreboards for the high school gym renovation project. The choices include replacing the ones they have with similar ones at a cost of $8,500, or ones with room for statistical information at a cost of $26,000. School Board President Al Sonnentag expressed his thought that they should choose the more expensive one for the wow effect when one enters the gym. The scoreboard choice will be discussed more by the Committee of the Whole, before a decision is made. The School Board did make a decision to purchase an elementary literacy curriculum for $124,663.
St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer has reopened its thrift salefortheseason. ItisnowopenThursdayfrom12pmto6pm
and Friday 8 am to 4 pm. The announcement says their pavilion
is stocked with new merchandise.
The Sentinel & Rural News
The Owen-Withee Police Committee has given approval to purchase a K-9 for the local police department. The dog named
Jimi is a German Boxer and just turned two. Jimi is coming from
the La Crosse Police Department at the bargain price of $7,500, which includes training for the handler, in-house maintenance,
and certification. O-W Police were looking for a primary sniffer dog and this dog will fill that need. Jimi is being released from
duty in La Crosse because he is not a great “bite dog.”
On Friday, May 7, wearing a mask at Colby public schools was no longer mandatory. Currently, masks are “recommended but not required.” +++ The Clark County Sheriff’s Department has given notice to the Village of Dorchester that as of June 7, they will not be providing police services to Dorchester. When asked why, Sheriff Scott Haines stated that going into summer it would become purely a manpower issue. +++ Two additional apartment units have been approved for construction in the Village of Curtiss. The buildings that are being built will house Abbyland workers. One apartment building will have 16 units and one will have 12 units.
O-W Enterprise Owen-Withee students and staff, grades 5-12, gave back to their community on Wednesday, May 5, as they helped various organizations and elderly community members. After spending the morning working, students were treated to lunch cooked on a grill by Middle/High School Principal Matt Cihlar. With the help of kitchen staff, the students were served the food and ate out on the school lawn. +++ A drive-through chicken dinner, served by the Owen-Withee-Curtiss Fire and EMS, on Mother’s Day was another great success as they sold out of food.
The Clark County Press
The Neillsville Common Council approved co-signing an application to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to potentially receive funds that would go toward the Rails to Trails Project proposed by the Neillsville Improvement Corporation.
+++ Neillsville City Attorney Bonnie Wachsmuth, used a recent City Council Meeting to provide a lecture on “walking quorums.”
With a city council of only five members, three members would
beaquorum. Quorumsoutsideofapostedmeetingareillegal. Walking quorums are when there is a series of meetings among separate groups of members of a governmental body, each less than quorum size who agree and later act uniformly. +++ Greenwood's City Council approved purchases of equipment
that will allow for a transition to radio-read water meters. The
Council also approved the installation of a flagpole and military
silhouette near the city museum. +++ While mask wearing had previously been announced as optional for Loyal students, subsequently it was noted on the school’s website that masks will be required on school buses and when at sports co-op schools that have policies requiring mask wearing.
Tri-County News – Area Times
The Township of Lincoln, near Fall Creek, has voted unanimously in favor of a moratorium on the development of industrial wind turbines in the township. +++ The Eau Claire Farm Bureau has been busy going around the area providing care packages to Tri-County area farmers working hard with spring planting and other farm chores.
Trempealeau County Times
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School Board Meeting was
canceled when 20 protesters refused to wear masks while seeking to have mask mandates loosened. Some school board members left the room for their safety. A standoff of 45 minutes resulted in members of the public attempting to appoint each other in what they viewed as vacated seats. Galesville police responded. +++
A new cell phone signal device has been placed on a tower that overlooksthecityofIndependence. Thetowerstoodunusedfor two years and is now being activated. It is so tall it took two men 20 minutes to climb it to the top.