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Thu
27
Jun

Take steps to prevent kids from overheating in cars

Few things can be more heartbreaking: A child left strapped in the backseat of a car on a hot summer day; a distraught or tired parent realizing his or her tragic mistake too late.

National Safety Council statistics show that between 1998 and 2018, almost 800 children have died from vehicular heatstroke. In 2018, 52 children died in hot cars nationwide. About half of the deaths occurred when children had been forgotten by a caregiver.

“It’s happened when there’s been a change in routine,” said Dr. Rebecca Doro, a family practice physician at ThedaCare Physicians-Kimberly. “One parent might normally drop a child off, but the other takes them that day. Or they go to a different place or are carrying other heavy items inside.”

Wed
26
Jun

Clintonville A’s seek donations for fireworks show

To continue its long tradition of coordinating fireworks in Clintonville, the Clintonville A’s are again looking for donations from the community. The fireworks show is scheduled for July 3 at W.A. Olen Park, with a July 5 rain date.

The fireworks show is 100% community funded. Past donations have come from a variety of businesses, organizations and community members. Raffle tickets also help raise money to support the display.

Donors will be recognized for their generosity. Checks made payable to the Clintonville Athletic Club can be mailed to Clintonville Athletic Club, P.O. Box 272, Clintonville, WI 54929. For information about fundraising efforts, contact John Fietsch, athletic club president, at 920-851-2242 or feature17@yahoo.com

Tue
25
Jun

Pain and rehab specialist opens Shawano practice

Dr. Xinqian Chen, a physiatrist with BayCare Clinic Pain and Rehab Medicine, is expanding his practice to Shawano and seeing patients at the Aurora Health Center in Shawano, 1346 E. Green Bay St.

Chen has special interests in pain management, neck and back pain, joint pain and electrodiagnostic testing.

He received his medical degree from the Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an, China. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Chen also sees patients in Green Bay, Marinette, Two Rivers and Manitowoc. For an appointment, call 920-288-8377 or 866-965-4380 or visit baycare.net.

Tue
25
Jun

Antibiotics for viral illnesses, not colds

In the grip of a miserable illness like bronchitis or a bad head cold, it’s understandable for patients to want something that offers fast relief so they can get back to work, school and their busy schedules.

“There’s no doubt that antibiotics are extremely important in medicine,” said Trevor Schmidt, ThedaCare antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist. “The concern is when we’re using antibiotics and don’t need to do so.”

ThedaCare providers want the public to know that antibiotics are used to treat specific issues. When unnecessarily used, there can potentially be unintended consequences in the form of bacterial resistance and side effects like diarrhea, rash and yeast infections.

Mon
24
Jun

Doctor: Most people don’t need a multivitamin

The sale of multivitamins and dietary supplements is a massive industry in the United States, totaling more than $36 billion, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is estimated more than 35% of the population takes a daily multivitamin or dietary supplement.

Dr. Kirsten Grove, ThedaCare family practice physician, said most people don’t need a multivitamin.

“People who eat a well-balanced diet likely don’t need additional vitamins,” she said. “Instead, they should focus on eating whole foods, not prepackaged and processed foods. Whole foods are the best sources for our bodies to get the vitamins and minerals we need. Our bodies know how to metabolize and process nutrients from those sources much more efficiently than from a multivitamin.”

Grove stressed that people need to be honest with their medical providers about any vitamins or supplements they take.

Mon
24
Jun

Fairest of the Fair returns to county


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Tarah Malotky, of Clintonville, is all smiles as she is crowned the new Fairest of the Fair on Sunday by her predecessor, Taylor Przybylski, during the Shawano County Brunch on the Farm. Przybylski had been crowned in 2016, but the county did not conduct the Fairest contest in 2017 or 2018.

Shawano County once again has a Fairest of the Fair, the first since 2016, after Tarah Malotky was named this year’s winner Sunday during the annual Brunch on the Farm.

Malotky, who resides in the town of Larabee and just recently graduated from Clintonville High School, will be the county fair’s goodwill ambassador for 2019 after outscoring three other contestants for the crown. Taylor Hoffman, of Gresham, was named the first runner-up.

Malotky was crowned by the last Fairest of the Fair, Taylor Przybylski, of Pulaski. After the coronation, Przybylski encouraged Malotky to keep her number handy in case she had questions about her future duties.

“It feels pretty good,” Przybylski said of passing the baton. “I was pretty disappointed that they weren’t doing the (Fairest of the Fair) program the year I was done. It’s really rewarding that they’re bringing it back, and I’m really happy for her (Malotky).”

Fri
21
Jun

Seeing Cootie game reminder of childhood fun

I went to a sale the other day and was delighted to find an old Cootie game. I wonder how many of you remember playing Cootie? I considered buying the game, but I decided to leave it, hoping some mom would buy it for her children.

We didn’t have a television when I was a little girl. I treasured the games and books I received as gifts on my birthday and Christmas. Taking good care of them was important because I was told there was no money to buy more. I loved it when my Grandma Whittaker would visit and stay overnight. We played Cootie, Checkers, Old Maid, Parcheesi and Tiddlywinks.

I remember working on a project one entire summer. I made a doll house with boxes. I furnished each room with pictures I cut from a catalog. I pasted the pictures of chairs, couches, bedroom furniture, etc., onto cardboard to make them sturdy. I made tabs so they would stand. I also cut out people for the house.

Fri
21
Jun

A farmer wears many hats from vet to businessman

Three years ago last month, we milked cows for the very last time. It was a rainy May morning and a couple of big trailers came rumbling down our driveway, hauling our girls out of their familiar stanchion barn and into a new adventure — parlor milking.

Oh, how I cried. Feeling like the Lord was crying with me on that dreary spring morning, it gave me some comfort — but not much, if I have to be totally honest. I still felt bad, like we were ripping their safety net out from under them. I wondered if they felt betrayed. Silly, but that was the response of my heart.

Later that first day, I literally stood in the center of my farm kitchen, slowly turning around wondering what I was supposed to do now at four o’clock in the afternoon? Slowly but surely, we developed a new routine.

Fri
21
Jun

Windshield crack continues through June birthdays

So far, the month of June has been filled with birthdays in my family. On June 9, one of my great-granddaughter’s second birthday was celebrated. The theme was Minnie Mouse, with her decked out in a Minnie Mouse dress, black top with a red polka-dotted skirt. She also had mouse ears but only wore them part time.

The four-layer cake and two dozen cupcakes were made by her grandmother and carried the theme out to perfection. A great afternoon was had outside, with family, fun and plenty of laughter.

The only downer on that day was my windshield being struck by a stone, which resulted in a ding. No big deal at that time; however, the next day the ding began to run streaks. Time to call insurance and get the guys to replace the windshield. Well, either lots of windshield work this time of year or they all went on vacation. No appointments available.

Thu
20
Jun

Arbor View plant sale Saturday

The Arbor View Gardens’ sale of rare and conventional plants will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22.

Extra plants from wholesale purchases for planting projects, some propagated from the garden’s collections and some donated by outside gardeners, will be sold.

This year the sale is not featuring a specific plant, but emphasizes native plants which are the basis of support for the native Wisconsin ecosystem. In addition, there will be many hosta and day lily varieties along with other perennials.

Anyone willing to donate his or her extra plants is welcome to do so.

Admission to the gardens on June 22, is by a freewill donation, or by contributing one or more plants. All proceeds from the sale will go toward planting projects.

Arbor View Gardens is a public garden located at E10540 County Road C in the village of Embarrass.

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