Community

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30
Jan

Keeping the farm tradition alive

When Becky Kuczer met her husband, Adam, she had never worked on a farm. Little did she know how her life would change.

Now the Pulaski couple have the distinction of being the state's 2011 Young Farmers of the Year. The Kuczers received the award Jan. 21 in Marshfield during the Wisconsin Jaycees' 59th Outstanding Young Farmer Awards Weekend, nine months after they received a similar county award from the Shawano County Agricultural Society.

Thu
26
Jan

Safe Haven has been helping victims since first day it opened

<p>Safe Haven, a domestic abuse and sexual assault support center serving Shawano County, will celebrate its 10th anniversary next month.</p><p>"It's really a positive, positive thing to have been here this long," said Stacey Cicero, executive director.</p><p>Safe Haven opened its doors to victims of domestic violence Feb. 11, 2002, and by 9 a.m. that day its first victim and child arrived at the shelter.

Thu
26
Jan

Volunteer Profile

<p>Audrey Pennycook is a charter member of the Shawano Lake Lioness Club. She was born in Milton, Wis., graduating from Milton High School.</p><p>She worked for the Parker Pen Company for five years before raising her four children. Audrey and her husband, Gordon, moved to Wausau in 1962 for his job with International Harvester Company. He was transferred to Shawano, where he retired after 35 years with the company.

Thu
26
Jan

Nonprofit Profile

<p>The sport of wrestling in Shawano has been going well. Part of the success is due to the feeder program of the Shawano Area Wrestling Club, which starts with kids in kindergarten.</p><p>"We support all wrestling in Shawano," said Randy Panzer, club wrestling coordinator and youth coach. "It's great for developing skills needed in other sports, and the mental toughness it teaches you is good for any life challenge."</p><p>There are more than 40 kids participating in wrestling in the kindergarten through fifth grade.

Thu
26
Jan

Winter weather

<p>I've just come in from slipping and sliding across the snowy yard, making my way into the house from tying up cows, Molly frisky at my side, knowing she gets to come in, too. Sipping my hot coffee, I sigh, happy to be snug in the house again.</p><p>During winter's mid-morning chores, my husband needs help with tying up the new heifers as well as the seasoned, should-know-their-stall-but-don't cows. It's rather frustrating for him when there's no one at home to help.

Thu
26
Jan

Safe Haven has been helping victims since first day it opened

Safe Haven, a domestic abuse and sexual assault support center serving Shawano County, will celebrate its 10th anniversary next month.

"It's really a positive, positive thing to have been here this long," said Stacey Cicero, executive director.

Safe Haven opened its doors to victims of domestic violence Feb. 11, 2002, and by 9 a.m. that day its first victim and child arrived at the shelter. The facility has gone on to serve thousands of families in crisis in 10 years.

Thu
26
Jan

Volunteer Profile

Audrey Pennycook is a charter member of the Shawano Lake Lioness Club. She was born in Milton, Wis., graduating from Milton High School.

She worked for the Parker Pen Company for five years before raising her four children. Audrey and her husband, Gordon, moved to Wausau in 1962 for his job with International Harvester Company. He was transferred to Shawano, where he retired after 35 years with the company. Audrey was the office manager at a nursing home for 10 years, then retired after another 10 years at Birch Hill.

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