The Thorp Courier Clark County ADRC will no longer operate a congregate meal site at the Thorp Area Senior Citizens Center, due to the termination of the lease by the center. Home delivered meals …
The Thorp Courier
Clark County ADRC will no longer operate a congregate meal site at the Thorp Area Senior Citizens Center, due to the termination of the lease by the center. Home delivered meals will still be provided to eligible individuals. +++ The current District Administrator in Thorp is Angela Hanlin, and her name is being added to all bank and savings accounts to replace previous district administrators. +++ From Memory Lane – 125 YEARS AGO (1896) – The Hemlock bark peeling army, operated north of here (Thorp) has varied in strength from 200 to 400 men. The total output of bark this season will be about 4,500 cords.
On July 12, the Cadott American Legion, Post 159, presented
Navy Veteran, Harold Moldem with a plaque and certificate recog nizing his 70 years of Legion membership. Moldrem also served with the Cadott Volunteer Fire Department from 1954 until pres- ent. In civilian life, he began working for the post office in 1949
and retired in 1987.+++ On July 12, a ceremonial ribbon cutting
took place in Cornell to officially open the Wisconsin Veteran Farm Winery, located on South Eighth Street. +++ A large hog farm is
headed for rural Sheldon in Rusk County. Known as a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), it is owned by Four Mile LLC and operated by Paul Ruen. There have been some concerns expressed because of the operations proximity to the Jump River.
+++ From the Cadott Village Board Meeting: The Cadott Village Health Committee has met with a village resident, discussed its concerns and will now move to enforcement.
Cadott approved contracting with Chippewa County for Uniform Dwelling Code building regulations enforcement. A contract agreement is being readied for approval between the village and Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative relating to the installation of an electric charging station at River Country Plaza. +++ The Cadott School District has moved secretaries pay to $19.50 per hour and paraprofessional pay to $16.75 per hour.
The 41st Annual Chippewa County 4H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale, held on Thursday, July 12, grossed $296,833.25. Sixty buyers purchased 96 head of livestock, which included 42 barrows, 42 steers, and 12 wethers/sheep. In 2019, the auction grossed $228,033.60. +++ As of late, there has been a rash of break-ins around Chippewa County. Those occurring in the Bloomer area have not included forced entries. Most of the vehicles entered were left unlocked, only wallets and purses were taken, most were later found in ditches with their content intact, but minus any cash. +++ The Bloomer Telephone Company is celebrating its 120th anniversary and thanks its dedicated employees and loyal customers for helping the company reach this incredible milestone.
The Sentinel & Rural News On Sunday, July 11, a small group of parishioners celebrated the Owen United Church of Christ’s 115th Anniversary. The church used by the congregation today was built after a fire destroyed the
original church on March 16, 1941. The rebuilt church was dedicated August 9, 1942.
Co-sponsors Rep. Donna Rozer and Sen. Kathy Bernier bill
to make Colby cheese the State's official cheese, has turned into
a wedge issue. During a hearing before the Assembly Committee on Local Government, many diverse thoughts on the various
cheeses made in Wisconsin were expressed. Bernier did her best
to promote their bill by saying it isn’t an effort to say Colby is the
best cheese, but rather that Colby put Wisconsin on the map as the world's greatest cheese makers. +++ With an inability to find a
police chief, the Village of Dorchester is reconsidering contracting for police protection from the Colby Abby Police Department. At an estimated cost of $206,947, the village board referred the issue to its finance committee to find a way to pay for the money needed
to contract with CAPD.
O-W Enterprise On July 10, a large portion of the Curtiss Feed Mill, owned by
D& S Milling, was destroyed by fire. +++ On Friday, July 9, former Owen-Withee native Sandra (Wenzel) Lindberg spent a couple of hours at the Withee Public Library visiting with people and signing copies of her book, “51 Shades of Online Dating: A Guide for People Over 50,” that was available for purchase.
The Clark County Press
With the Highway G bridge in Greenwood scheduled for re placement in 2023, the city council is planning on replacing its water transmission line, that runs under the river, during the project. However, the city clerk advised the council that there is in- sufficient funding available in the water account and thus a wa ter rate increase is needed to fund the project. Since the last time Greenwood’s water rate increased was eight years ago, the council approved proceeding to gain PSC approval for a rate increase. +++ At their most recent meeting, the Loyal School Board gave their four lead administrators a 2.2 percent salary increase. Hourly wage earners were granted a 50 cent per hour raise, which brings the lowest paid support staff person to $12.50 per hour. In house sub pay was raised to $25 per hour. +++ Following in line with other area schools, the Loyal School District has chosen to do away with registration and athletic fees for students.
Tri-County News – Area Times
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, billed as America’s Favorite Big Top, is playing in Ossseo on Friday, July 23, thanks to the sponsorship of the Osseo Commercial Club. Now in its 36th edition, this circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment. +++ Augusta’s Bean and Bacon Days parade winners included Queen Floats: 1.) Miss Blair, 2.) Miss Thorp and 3.) Miss Boyd.
Buffalo County News
Strong storms rolling through Buffalo County on July 6, left trees down and damaged in the Modena, Gilmanton, and Mondovi areas. A large trees went down in the Mondovi Tourist Park and caused a power outage in the area. +++ With the generous donation
of materials, land and time, a group of re-energized Mondovi FFA Alumni netted $11,000 from growing and selling a corn crop. It’s all a part of local efforts to revitalize the Mondovi FFA Alumni in support of the Mondovi FFA.
Trempealeau County Times
The Independence School District is seeking a waiver of educational requirements pertaining to bilingual education, citing a
lack of staff appropriate to fulfill DPI guidelines. While seeking
the waiver, the school will work to address the needs of its 144
students with Limited English Proficiency. The school district
currently employees two licensed English as a Second Language
(ESL) teachers. +++ Whitehall officials are entering an "early chatting stage" on an informal offer to purchase the Whitehall Pub – lic Golf Course. The nine-hole golf course hit financial difficulties
three years ago, causing the city to intervene. The course has been
leased to the Whitehall Golfers Inc. and the city's goal is to keep
the course open. To that end in June, the city agreed to pay $42,000 annually for maintenance and utilities.