Thorp readies the community for Christmas

Posted 11/16/21

The Thorp Courier Yellowstone Park in Thorp was transformed into a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, November 6, thanks to all those who turned out to help decorate. The park will have a lighting …

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Thorp readies the community for Christmas


The Thorp Courier

Yellowstone Park in Thorp was transformed into a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, November 6, thanks to all those who turned out to help decorate. The park will have a lighting ceremony immediately following the Thorp Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4. +++ Thorp High School Alumni are alerted to the fact that the Thorp Alumni Association have a good number of Yearbooks available for purchase at a mere $5 per copy. Anyone looking for a Yearbook between 1932 and 2012 can call 715-669-5468 to see if what your looking for is available. +++ From the Courier's Memory Lane column 125 Years Ago (1896): The lumber business is looking up and it is hoped that the improvement in the demand will continue for Nye, Lusk and Hudson. They have in stock at their mills at this place and Eidsvold about 8,000,000 feet, both pine and hardwood, and if the numerous orders received during the past week are an indication of returning good times, most of their lumber will be shipped before the first of May next.

Courier Sentinel

The Cornell School District was awarded one of 20 Mayo Clinic Health System’s School and Student Support Grants. The grant is designed to help play a role in the support of children and their families. The $5,000 grant will be used to install adjustable height nets and basketball hoops on the new tennis and basketball court built across from the Cornell High School. +++ The Cornell City Council is planning to apply for the next round of Community Development Block Grant funds. These funds are available for infrastructure replacement, including sewer, water and roadways. +++ A Tribute to Ameri ca’s Veterans was held on October 24, at Paradise Shores. The event served as a fundraiser for the planned Holcombe Area Veterans Memorial. +++ The 2021 bear harvest in Wisconsin was 3,802. That compares to 4,306 taken in 2020.

Bloomer Advance

The Bloomer City Council heard great news at their Wednesday, October 27 meeting. PMI, LLC president Chris Conrad was present to report on a planned 20,000 square foot addition, for a training center within PMI, with a technology lab and classroom. The company will be working with Bloomer High School and local tech colleges at Eau Claire and Stout, to get kids introduced to manufacturing much earlier. The training center will have metal working equipment to give students skills they need to work at PMI, A.J. Manufacturing, Catalyt- ic Combustion and other manufacturers. +++ As the Bloomer Chambers Business of the Week, it was noted that the Bloomer Advance newspapers roots were put down in that community in July 1880,when it was known as the Bloomer Workman. Then in 1886, under new ownership, the paper was renamed the Bloomer Advance, the name it still has to this day. +++ Friends of the Bloomer Library recently donated $2,000 to the library. The funds were earned from used book sales.

O-W Enterprise At the Owen-Withee School District Annual Meeting a tax rate of $8.00 per thousand of evaluation was approved, which is down from $8.33 the previous year. At the regular board meeting that followed, the proposed building project was dis – cussed. The project had been bid out in June, with bids coming in at $6.8 million. Being over budget, the project was re-bid and in October came in at $5.9 million, still over the $5.6 mil- lion the district has for the project. The school board is now looking at what could be cut from the project, or possibly done later. With the bids opened on October 14, the school board will need to make a decision at their November meeting. +++

The Clark County Towns of Colby and Longwood have object ed to the Clark County Redistricting Plan. A public hearing held at the Greenwood Fire Hall drew a number of critics of the plan, which requires nearly equal numbers of people per district. The Committee on Redistricting voted to approve the plan. The approved plan now moves to the County Board for approval at their November 9 meeting.

The Sentinel & Rural News

Owen and Withee's new Police Chief is Patrick Felman, and he began his duties on Monday, November 8. The new Chief comes to the position from the Clark County Sheriff’s Depart- ment. He was a firearms instructor at Clark County and will maintain an association with the county department, at least for the time being. +++ Despite hiring a new Police Chief, and increased wages for the other two officers on the force, the Owen-Withee Police Committee was able to retain the same budget as last year.