The Thorp Courier Thorp’s two day blood drive, held on June 22 and 23, had as their goal 82 units. They finished the drive collecting 90 units. With each donated unit potentially helping three …
The Thorp Courier
Thorp’s two day blood drive, held on June 22 and 23, had as their goal 82 units. They finished the drive collecting 90 units. With each donated unit potentially helping three patients, these pints of blood could actually help up to 270 lives.+++ The Thorp Chamber and Tourism Bureau hosted their annual fireworks show on Friday, July 2. +++ From Down Memory Lane 125 Years Ago – Wm Sattler moved to Stanley … where himself and Jos. Klauk opened their new saloon in the large opera house building on July 1st. +++ 43 students took the Hunter Safety Class in Thorp. A good number of them were Mennonite young folks. +++ To the joy of residents, June 25, was “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” at Oakbrook Health and Rehab Nursing Home. The smiles on residents faces reminded staff of how, “A dog is a man’s best friend.”
Cadott resident Zena Besiri became a citizen of the United States on February 18. An immigrant from Macedonia, she and her husband first settled in Chicago. In 2018, they moved to Cadott to become operators oftheCadottFamilyRestaurant. Becomingacitizenrequiresalotof paperwork and studying, as well as a $700 fee. The Cadott American Legion, Auxiliary and VFW recognized her accomplishment on June 25. +++ The Cornell Police Chief is in the same boat as other area chief ’s in trying to recruit and keep part-time officers. He is proposing paying recruits $15 per hour while undergoing training and when they go solo to pay $20 per hour. His study of the past two years indicates that part-time officers stay with the department for about six months before moving on. The chief ’s proposal will be acted on at the next city council meeting.
Bloomer City Council News: Road work in Bloomer this year focused on streets with lead jointed water mains or wastewater problems. A citizen appeared before the council with neighborhood issues of a family that leaves garbage piled up, burns the garbage and fight frequently. +++ The Bloomer School Board heard a presentation on the need for new tennis courts, or rejuvenation of the existing ones. There was also discussion on potentially building an indoor sports complex knowing that eventually all three schools will be centrally located. The board delayed any action on the tennis courts and instructed their administrator to bring more information on costs of a sports complex and gauge community interest and fundraising opportunities.
The Sentinel & Rural News
On September 3, the Owen Masonic Lodge #317 will be 104 years old. The first meeting place was the former Fairchild and Northwestern Railway depot. Thoughts of a lodge building surfaced in 1945, but with costs and location, the idea began to wane. However, thoughts of building did not die and after securing a loan, a new temple was built and dedicated on June 2, 1962. By 1977, the loan was paid off. With masonry numbers shrinking, other lodges in the area consolidated into the Owen Lodge: 1981 – Loyal, 1989- Stanley-Thorp, 1994 – Abbotsford and Greenwood and 1995 – Colby.
The Abbotsford City Council voted to issue a raze order for a building in their mobile home park. The two-part building was built without a permit and is filled with junk. Under the raze order, the property owner has five days from the time he receives the warning letter from the police department, to tear down the structure, or he will start being fined $250 per day. +++ Abbotsford has received its first payment of $116,862 from the American Recovery Act, which can be used to pay for water and sewer improvements. The city will receive a second payment of the same amount next year according to the city administrator.
O-W Enterprise Jim Bohl’s plans for building a tire recycling plant on property along Highway 29, across from the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center, drew a full house at the June 22 Owen City Council Meeting. Issues of smell, unsightliness and size of acres needed were discussed/ debated. The council voted to send the issue back to the Planning Commission to deal with what would appease the involved parties and to accept a $1,000 donation from a county broad member, towards a sign along Highway 29 to advertise the land availability for agribusiness. +++ Who should receive, and who should keep, liquor licenses in Owen also drew considerable discussion at the city council meeting. With a limited number of licenses available, and the Woodland Hotel having one and not operating a liquor outlet at this time, has created the issue. +++ Owen’s streets are sporting new banners.
The Clark County Press
It was reported to the Neillsvile City Council, that the Neillsville Police Department is down one full-time and one part-time officer and that after advertising, no candidates were recruited. A Police and Fire Commissioner appeared before the council and advocated for what he felt were needed salary adjustments.